One will be spoiled by choices available to them when they are asked to pick a restaurant / cafe to dine in VivoCity, Singapore. Well, I know I will be. However, having said that, I already knew what I wanted to eat when I was there during my recent visit (to Singapore).
Heard and read about it, Marche is famous for its open-kitchen concept as well as the freshness ingredients used for their food. The restaurant is rather easy to find as it is located at the top floor of VivoCity shopping mall. Design wise, it exhibits relaxing environment and one can enjoy the outside view (from inside) while dining in the restaurant.
Unlike the one (franchise) in Malaysia, each patron will be given a smartcard. Pretty high-tech, eh…
My friend and I decided to share the things we ordered. And long story short, here’s what we (or more like me only) took…
The garlic bread was pretty good as there was decent amount of garlic butter spread on it. As for the seafood pasta, the cream-based sauce was too thick / rich as though it was more like a gravy. We liked it but after a couple of mouthful of it, we felt like we had enough of it. The seafood was fresh though…
The rib eye was cooked to perfection while the sausage was slight salty but good.
The fried calamari / squids were good as well although the batter was falling apart.
The only big letdown was the Spanish Paella. Somehow or someway, they overcooked it till the point of burning the base of the pan. Each and every spoon we took tasted like we were eating carbon. It left a bitter taste in our mouth and we didn’t bother to finish it. On the other note, I was really tempted to order their Pork Knuckles to give it a try but on second thought, it’s a lil too much / big and we were stuffed at this point..
For dessert, my friend took crepe with one scoop of chocolate ice cream with fresh strawberries. The crepe was thin and light while the ice cream was rich and packed with chocolate chunks.
All in all, apart from the burnt Spanish Paella, the food was good. I love the concept of the restaurant as well as the wide variety of food they have. The front staffs were friendly while some of the cooks / chef were not-so-friendly on that night. The price is kinda steep and hence, it is definitely not an everyday meal for an average joe (like me). And last but not least, it is definitely better than the one in Malaysia. ‘Nuff said.
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