Saturday, August 26, 2017

[Media Invite] The Wicked Garlic @ Cineleisure Orchard

The Wicked Garlic is a casual eatery that serves pizza, pasta and risotto, which is predominantly Italian fare with the occasional fusion. It has 3 outlets and we visited the one at Cineleisure Orchard level 5. Yes, the same level as the cinema.

wicked lemon tea, mango juice and pineapple juice @$4.50 each
For smoked salmon lovers out there, you would like the Salmon Affumicato. The quantity of smoked salmon on the pizza would make you smile.

Salmon Affumicato @$19

Meat lovers? Not a problem. There is indeed such a pizza topped with spicy Italian sausages, bacon and minced beef topped with mozarella cheese. The staff would recommend prawn pizza. It is unusual to see such large prawns as pizza topping.

Meat Lovers Pizza @$21
Grilled Prawn Pizza @$24
My favourite pizza? The deceptively plain looking crab pizza or Granchio e pepe. Simple and sweet.

Granchio e Pepe @$15

For pastas, we tried the tomato-based spaghetti marinara, the aglio olio with king-sized prawns and penne al granchio. Again, the tomatoes that day was super sweet hence, the spaghetti marinara done in parched paper and the penne al granchio (crab penne) inherited the sweetness in its sauce. My favourite was the aglio olio for that slight heat from pepper.

Spaghetti Marinara alla Cartoccio @$19
Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Acciughe with additional King-sized Prawns @$14
Penne al Granchio @$13
If you are super hungry and must have rice, do try the Curry Prawn Risotto. Yes, The Wicked Garlic seem to have many items with prawns!

Curry Prawn Risotto @$23

What I liked about the curry prawn risotto was that it didn't shy away from the curry spices. Instead, it was embraced with open-arms, and in this case, the arborio rice had been so well cooked and infused with the curry flavour that every scoop was an enjoyment. Warning though that the flavours are strong and heavy. Do share this dish with your friends or partner!

Gnocchi with Truffle cream sauce @$22

The gnocchi dish was super-cute where one gets chewy mochi-like texture with a slight crisp in its outer shell as it had been lightly  pan-fried. The sauce seemed to be a tad too strongly seasoned though.

If you are a fan of cheeses, do try the Cheese Tortellini with Truffle. It was yums! Handmade tortellini pasta stuffed with cheeses and cooked al-dente. Tossed with shitake mushrooms (loads of it!), black truffle in light onion cream sauce and topped with shavings of parmigiano. So good.

Cheese Tortellini with Truffle @$22

Thank you Kris for the invite and Stanley for hosting the tasting session.

The Wicked Garlic

Location: 8 Grange Road, #05-03 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695


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