The wife and I had a lovely evening at the Esplanade, to celebrate Valentine's Day early. I know, I know, it is very early but 14th of February is also Chinese New Year this year so I thought I'd get a headstart.
Full disclosure: Esplanade arranged for this evening for us. But I will let you know my honest feelings about the food and drinks, don't worry.
We start off with dinner at Barossa. We started with their crab cakes as an appetizer. We quite enjoyed the nutty bits mixed with the generous helping of crab cakes.
Then for the main course, we had the ravioli and a half-and-half pizza. Half of it was a Four Cheeses pizza and the other half was a Kurobuta ham pizza.
I liked the Kurobuta ham a lot. Wife liked the ravioli.
We could not finish the pizza, or more accurately, we chose not to, because we wanted to make room for the dessert. So we got them to doggy-bag the pizza for us.
For dessert, it was an ice cream dish surrounded with cone-shaped marshmallows and set aflame with liquor, then doused in chocolate.
The dessert was big enough for three, really. I liked most of it but the marshmallow cones were a little too sweet for my palate.
Then it was time to have after-dinner drinks (wah so atas!) at Orgo's, on the Roof Terrace of the Esplanade. The view, I have to say, was spectacular. Our Twitter and Foursquare friends told us to try the Apple Shiso Martini and the Frozen Mango Daiquiri, and they were right, both were very good. We also had a Pomelo Martini and a Long Island Iced Tea, which is a favourite drink of my wife's.
I liked Orgo a lot. I think we'll come back again. I bet it is even nicer when there is a performance at the open air theatre below.
Esplanade is having a promotion now for Valentine's Day, check it out at their website: www.esplanade.com/vday/