I dare say, Au Petit Salut’s set lunch is one of the most, if not the most, value-for-money set lunches available in Singapore. For S$30++ per person, you get 1 appetizer, 1 main course, 1 dessert, ending off with a cup of either coffee or tea. While not impossible, it may be hard to reach without private transport or getting in on a taxi ride. However, for those who drive, one would be very pleased to know that Au Petit Salut have you in mind! A 40-lot private carpark is available! Did I mention that, it’s free parking?
Borgo used to be one of my old haunts when it was at its previous Bukit Timah location. However, amidst a rising rent situation, Borgo was forced to vacate and has since been replaced by Trattoria L’Ancora. L’Ancora is owned by Roy and whose chef is Chef Shaminda, previously from La Nonna, Namly Place. But that, is another story for another day.
Before I delve into the food review proper, allow me the opportunity to give you a brief background of Borgo. Borgo used to be helmed by 2 chefs, Grill Chef Mimmo and Pasta Chef Andre, alongside Ganesh the Manager. Chef Andre along with Ganesh decided to set up a restaurant, Borgata at Clarke Quay, in partnership with LifeBrandz. Chef Mimmo, on the other hand, chose to set up his restaurant, Al Borgo, at a cozy corner of Bukit Timah Road, closer to Newton Circus.
To be frank, up till this visit, I had never heard of Capricci. I learnt about this Italian restaurant from my Sister, who is quite the foodie herself. The story was that one fine Sunday afternoon, she planned to dine at Osvaldo’s, only to find that they were closed. Then, she walked across to Otto, again only to realize that they only open for business at night. Not knowing where to go, she proceeded to Capricci.
My sister had high praise for Capricci and after this meal, I realized the compliments were duly given.
I had started this blog only 2 months ago, but all this while, I felt that the previous template was boring. The last straw was when I saw the exact same template, being used as a recruitment site for ‘social escorts’. Before you go thinking, Glenn patronizes blogs with indecent material, let me state for the record that it was not the case. It was a random window that popped up when I was searching for job vacancies for a friend.
Rather than go searching for another template, I believe that the blog needed a custom designed template instead. And so, to the drawing board I went. Ideas, Colour Schemes, Layouts came to mind.
Although I am, what you could call, technically competent, one skilled that I lacked in, is creativity. I need someone who could bring my ideas to life. I needed a web designer, who could take my ideas (which have been in point form) and transform them into a full fledged design.
I approached Priscilla from UNNU, who I had found out from Brad. Quoting Brad in his entry on the new design, Priscilla was “very professional, and design-forward”. A few e-mails were exchanged, with me explaining a few ideas that I had in mind such as the colour scheme and sites that I liked. A few days later, she replied with the first mockup. Imagine my happiness when I saw the mockup that she had designed was very close to what I had in mind!
I hope that you will enjoy the new design as much as I had, putting it together.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please highlight them to me.