Thursday, May 24, 2012

Checkered at Othello's

Ring Ring..... Cute Cute answered his phone and to his delight, it was an old friend of his, Tweed Coat Doc. Pleasantries were exchanged and a lunch get together was settled. After pondering on where to bring his friend, Cute Cute decided to fly to Greenwood to have their lunch there. Had been a long time since he visit there too. Lion and Doc did notice the changes and went exploring around before they settled for Othello's.
Othello's outer decor was rather interesting, the interior has a minimalistic feel, the checkered tiles are also very prominent. And lo and behold, they serve Old Speckled Hen draught here!

After gawking for a while at the furnishings, Cute Cute and Doc made their orders. Of course, Cute Cute did order a pint of Old Speckled Hen to quench his thirst.
Carrot Soup (Soup of the Day)
First up was Doc's carrot soup. Somewhat of a rarity, the soup was thick and creamy with added carrot strips.
Caesar Salad (Plain)
The Salad portion was actually quite big and the shaved Parmesan cheese serving was generous. Not too bad for a plain Caesar Salad, the only qualm lion had was that there was not enough dressing. But for those who like your Caesar Salad "naked", Othello's is the choice.
Poached Salmon with lemon coconut cream sauce (Chef special of the day) 
This dish was selected by Doc and although the presentation looked very ordinary, Cute Cute was surprised by the poached salmon. Nicely cooked on the outside but the inside still retains the slightly raw component that emits the salmon oil. Not heavy and very light, the poached salmon is worth a try.
Fried Duck Leg Confit
Presentation of the dish was unique, lion had never seen duck confit served with fennel. The duck skin was very savory and the meat inside was soft. However, there was only a slight hint of marination of the duck confit. The outside was full of flavor but the inside was not marinated long enough for the flavors to seep in. But still, it was a good dish. The baby potatoes that were supporting the duck confit were soft and tasty, a good combination with the duck.

Cappuccino and Americano
Of course, what else but coffee to end off a good lunch. The Americano was ordinary. The cappucino looked nice and frothy though...

Othello's a nice place to chill out and have a good meal. The beers are rather reasonable and the food though not remarkable, it's still good.

Here is our review for Othello's

Food quality: 7 pawprints out of 10
Ambience: 7.5 pawprints out of 10

Specials that you should try: Poached Salmon, Duck Confit, Old Speckled Hen Draught

For those who are interested in going there, here is the address:

12 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289204
Tel: 6468 0939

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