Friday, May 31, 2013

Cavalock and The Mona Lisa Affinity

So 10 years ago, I made the smartest decision of my life and to celebrate that rare moment in time when my brain and heart actually worked together for the greater good of mankind, I booked a table at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse last week. Now I have always wanted to check this joint out since I heard about it cos I was really hoping to recapture bit of that Italian Florentine steak experience. First up, sorry bout the dark shots, mood was a little too cozy to ruin by using the flash. Anyway I gotta say the steak done medium was just right for me. I thought the Wagyu beef was even a little juicer than the one I had in Florence. Everything else was pretty close to perfect too. The burrata starter and lemon dessert were perfect tasty bookends to a very memorable meal. And our sommelier ever had an interesting story for us too. Seems like our chianti came from the Mona Lisa's family vineyard. Yah, the lady who posed in the painting, apparently that's from her family's estate. How neat is that?

Signature Sharing Steaks
Costata (1-1.2kg bone-in rib eye)
Burrata intera con melanzane fritte e pomodori biologici 
Whole creamy burrata with grilled eggplant and heirloom tomatoes.
Tartlette di frolla riempito con zabaione al limone e crema al mascarpone
Tartlette of shortcrust filled with lemon sabayon
Vignamaggio Chianti Classico
2009 Sangiovese (Tuscany, Italy)
LEGO Jekyll and Hyde not included. ;)

Here's something you don't see everyday, well, at least according to my 79-year-old Dad. The black and white bird with the long tail feathers is apparently not a native bird from around here. He said it's from South Africa and it's probably someone's pet bird that got away? He also managed to snap a whole buncha close-ups of this little sunbird nest. If you like the pix, leave a tick in the box below! Thanks!

Looks like my little flea market thing this Sunday 2nd June at Tanjong Pagar Road is coming together just fine. Got at least 20 vintage/retro items for sale. Some of them I have already posted here before. I'm trying not to bring the big or fragile stuff unless there's a request for it. I'll probably be twitting any updates bout it too. Wish me luck! <^;^>


muchadoabouteating said...

How can anyone not like the photos! Simply amazing. Your dad must be the most most patient guy on this earth.

red fir said...

Why does this post make you look and sound like a food blogger?! haha ^.^

Cavalock said...

Thanks for liking all the pix! Yup, can't wait for all them food invites to start rolling in once word gets out that I'm now a 'food blogger'. Hah, ;)