About a month ago, I received my birthday treat from a friend. We were in City Square Shopping Mall and were deciding what to eat. We chanced upon this cafe which, at first sight, I thought was a boutique from afar.
It was aptly named Pasta Stylo. I was immediately taken by its OTT stylish decor. And I have a thing for DARK restaurants. Dimly lit makan places often enhance the ambience. It is more romantic and makes one more relaxed, I think. The colour theme was black and red tones. Bright red chairs, black tables, chandeliers, and mannequins! It is definitely casual dining at its best. A great place to chill.
This was my favourite spot in the restaurant. Look at the chandelier, elaborate curtains, lightings.... and playing bossa nova and jazzy music sets the mood for love and passion. This is what I meant by ambience, my love!
This is the first time I visited a restaurant with black walls as the setting. Not my favourite colour but it sure was a different touch to an otherwise boring run-of-the-mill restaurant. I like the way they played with the spotlights and lightings.
The menu, the table setting, the little touches, say it all. I was too busy observing these intricate details and of course the menu.
Bold, fashionable, it looked more like a fashion magazine...
This was the mushroom soup which was wholesome and thick, buttery, made with mushroom and roasted garlic. I dislike mushroom soup which is watery, but this one was good.
This is the Fowl of Arabia. It is tender grilled chicken, marinated with saffron, olives and rose water, resting on a bed of pasta and vegetable salad. The marinated flavour was a tinge of Indian spice and what-nots.... My friend had the Singaporean Chilli Crab Spaghetti. The photo was blur hence not posted here. See below instead.
Dessert was a mouthful... I mean, it's Pasta Di Ciacolatto Con Fritella Di Banana. It is basically Chocolate Rossini (rice pasta) and banana fritter with vanilla ice cream. This is the first time I tasted Rossini (the 2 black balls). It looked dry but I must say the taste grows on you, and you must savour it slowly, mixing each mouthful with the ice cream. Very fragrant, not-too-sweet dessert. You probably need to share this, as the Rossini may fill you up fast.
Coupled with a cuppa Cafe Latte..... it completed a filling and interesting meal.
These are taken from Pasta Stylo's website, other pasta and dishes you could try. Quite a huge selection. From clockwise, Penne con salsa di fruitti mare luce, Salmon Sashimi Roll with Avocado, Singaporean Chilli Crab Spaghetti, and Pasta Milano.
Tokyo Sake Salmon Linguini, Sambal Belachan Chicken Penne, Spicy Lala Linguini, English fish & chips.The prices were pretty reasonable, each meal is generally less than $10. Set meals are available too. Value for money!