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R Goh
R Goh

Their capellini was cooked al dente, which I found a little hard for me! Will request for a softer bite next time. Loved the savoury tomato pesto in Gamberi ($28++), balanced by the arugula. I’m not convinced that they used fresh tiger prawns though - rather lacklustre for a place that claims to use premium imported ingredients!

The truffle cream linguine ($13.90+ a la carte, 20+ burpple beyond’s set) was rich and decadent - the truffle aroma came through nicely! Might get a little overwhelming towards the end when it gets cold, but this was substantial. Also ordered the chilli seafood pasta - enjoyed it previously, but it was awfully alkaline-tasting this time round. Otherwise, the seafood was generous and fresh. Particularly liked the addition of mushrooms and garlic!

A really unassuming dish! The prawn & crab aglio ($18) is tossed in a simple medley of olive oil and chilli flakes. Wasn’t a fan of the dry pieces of crab that flakes apart, but it was otherwise enjoyable.

The linguine with prawns ($24++), on the other hand, is extremely unassuming but won me over. Tossed in a lemon chilli butter sauce and topped with shavings of parmesan, each strand is slick and flavourful. The dish was a lovely balance of tart spiciness with fresh succulent prawns to boot!

Tried the famous good ol’ fashioned mac & cheese ($14++) but opted to add truffle and wild mushrooms ($4++). The truffle was subtle but I imagine the cream sauce would be quite jelat in its absence! The crumbs added texture to an otherwise one-dimensional dish. Portion is large enough to be a main!

Enjoyed the thicker, chewy pasta in the carbonara chitarra ($24++)! The sous vide egg was a nice touch but I found the truffle cream sauce rather one dimensional and cloying.

Wholly concur with the chef’s recommendation! The tiger prawn capellini ($28++) features angel hair pasta tossed in lobster oil with fresh chilli. The charred spring onions really elevated its aroma! Would have liked the prawns to have a stronger grilled smokiness, but they were sweet and succulent. Dining at Dusk was certainly an experience, especially with the great views and excellent service!

The duck confit ($33++) won us over with its crispy skin and flavourful fat. The portion is a little small, but it packs a punch especially with the balsamic glaze! Paired our dishes with wines from Argentina and Australia, which our server recommended.

Expected more from the tomato swimmer crab linguine ($18+) - whilst the portion of crab was generous, I found the sauce rather one dimensional. Would have loved for the white wine and garlic to be more prominent! Also, it wasn’t spicy at all, despite the inclusion of chilli slices.

The signature chilli crab pasta ($16.90) features a plethora of seafood - squid, clams, prawns and blue swimmer crab. The portion was great but it could have been fresher! The sauce is starchy and sweet, but lacks spiciness.

The premium truffle breakfast pasta ($16.90) wasn’t quite as premium as it’s name suggests - the sauce is reminiscent of a Campbell mushroom soup, and the processed food was a touch overcooked.

As part of the burpple beyond set ($32++), we had the Latino pasta. The tomato sauce is earthy and a tad sweet, vastly distinct from the typical Italian sauces. It was really interesting! Could do with more crab meat and a larger portion, since this plate is meant to be shared amongst 2.

R Goh

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