Thursday, 13 February 2014

Early Valentines at Alkaff Mansion

One day ahead of Valentines, we had ourselves a wonderful dinner at Alkaff Mansion. The drive from my office takes roughly 10-15mins & it is inaccessible via public transport. Being a Thursday night, the restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived close to 7pm. Despite the inconvenient location, the restaurant was in an intimate destination away from the hustle & bustle of city life. Perfect indeed for a romantic night out.

 The fiancĂ© was satiated from lunch hence we ordered an Oven Baked Seabream from Italy with Sicilian Caponata & Lemon Sauce to share. Preparation time took well over 20mins but fortunately we were served bread to keep our mouths busy & hunger at bay. Finally, the dish was served & the waitress helped to de-bone the fish so it was no sweat for us, plus no troublesome chore of removing fish bones or the fear of choking on fish bones. I am a huge fan of fish & I am delighted at how fantastic this dish was.

One advantage of baking is how it seals flavours in the fish meat. At the same time the chef has brilliant control such that the fish does not turn out dry or flaky. What you have here is a fish filled with juicy flavour, the meat was tender & fresh. Not even the slightest hint of fishiness was present, excellent dish which was very well prepared. The asparagus & vegetables on the side makes this dish a complete meal.

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