Thursday, October 05, 2006
Corduroy & Finch, Bukit Timah Road
Here's a burger from Corduroy & Finch (779 Bukit Timah Road, 6762-0131), the posh market/cafe from the parents of Uberburger. As you can see, the lineage is very apparent, and it pretty much tasted the same too. It wasn't a knockout for me due to how lean the meat was (it got a bit boring to eat towards the end without more of a fatty kick helping to fuel it), but by and large, it was still a decent quality burger. And hey - they provided real mustard here upon request.
We did get a number of other items, such as the "linguini with assorted mushrooms and noilly prat," whose sauce was surprisingly a bit on the thick side, but fortunately also very rich in the process. They also brought out some onion-based foccacia for us, which turned out decently well, especially for a guy like me who doesn't really like bread.
The snootiness of such an upscale place was layered on here though, as seen in things like their Mediterranean platter, which cost a whopping S$19 (US$11) for a selection of cold items from their deli, all placed across a very big square plate. The c&f hot sundae also came in a rather unique glass mug with a screw-top bottle of sauce on the side, but fortunately the taste was still fine. Anyway, the point here is that while the food here isn't bad, it's unfortunately not such a runaway winner that I would rush to come back either, especially when such high prices largely help to subsidize a decor that is too upscale for me. At least the food here is far better than that Whitebait & Kale place. Maybe it's worth coming back here for breakfast one of these days, although that would mean having to fight those weekend crowds. Eh...probably not then.
Digested at 10:25 PM
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