Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Al Dente

A girls' night out! I don't get to do that too often these days so a big thank you for V for organizing dinner.

We were kind of curious to see what Al Dente is like as it's often very busy. We booked a table in advance and even so could only pick between the 7pm or 8:30pm slots. Good thing I don't mind eating early these days!

We decided to have a couple of starters to share between the 3 of us. Our antipasta had salami, parma ham , artichokes, roasted peppers and smoked salmon - strange and that out-of-bottle tartare sauce was a little out of place (and not to mention off-putting). Everything tasted rather average, just like the packet stuff you buy from supermarkets.

Deep fried calamari. Again it came with that same tartare sauce. Eck. The calamari was OK but nothing special.

S's seafood spaghetti. It had tons of fresh seafood such as mussels, prawns, scallops and fish. She said the tomato based sauce was nice also.

My lobster with angel hair pasta was very nice. The sauce had the right consistency and it was not garlicky for a change like most white sauce. The chunky lobster meat was sweet and fresh. It was a winner!

S's surf and turf. We definitely liked the size of the dish - it was just sheer volume. The quality was not bad as I was told.
The meal for the 3 of us (no room for desserts!) came close to HK$800. I will probably go back again for the pasta dishes. I have to say I'm never too keen on the restaurants in the Soho area as most of them are way too small with too many tables. Al Dente was the same: we ended up with a table in a small second floor loft and at least 6 other tables. It wasn't exactly relaxing!

Al Dente
G/F, 16 Staunton St., Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2869-5463

No comments: