Monday, November 05, 2007

Galbiati Gourmet Deli

Gerry had been here before and really wanted me to try the food... after one failed attempt, we finally made it here one hot Saturday afternoon. A bit out of the way but have car, will travel :)

I was expecting it to be relatively crowded but it was only half empty. Gerry had raved about the Squid Ink Pasta $18 so I had to try it - the last time I had really good squid ink pasta was... with Gerry in Barcelona!

Any dish with squid ink can only be had with good girlfriends coz the squid ink gets all over your mouth, teeth and lips... you can easily use up a whole napkin with the constant wiping. Or maybe I'm just a messy eater :) I digress... the Squid Ink pasta lacked a certain sweetness that I remember from the Squid Ink Pasta in Barcelona. But without that basis of comparison, this was a reasonably tasty pasta. In case you're wondering, the chunky bits is pieces of squid.

Gerry had the Seafood Marinara $18 which was brimming full of seafood -

We also ordered some Antipasti $16 to share -

I love antipasti but it just seems so wrong to pay that much for a simple dish of marinated grilled vegetables... but they just taste so good! I especially love grilled tomatoes and eggplant.

We were pretty stuffed after that carb heavy meal, but could not leave without trying something from their range of desserts. We ended up ordering the Profiteroles $5 -

which were just ok. I should have learnt my lesson by now - everything I see profiteroles, I just have to order it and it never quite meets my expectations. Sigh. The other desserts look good though... I ended up taking away some meringues which were heavenly.

A option when you feel like Italian deli food but want to be served (Da Paolo Deli is great but you can't sit down and eat a full meal there). Service was attentive and prices are pretty reasonable... if only it wasn't so out of the way...

Galbiati Gourmet Deli
400 Upper Bukit Timah Road
The Rail Mall S678050
Tel: 6462 0926


Sonicstarburst said...

They also have specials on occasion, during the weekends. The mussels are to die for and for desserts, try thr pavlova and the chocolate tart.

Galbiati's is my 2nd's only 5 minutes from my house. Yummy food is partly the reason why I have put on weight!

Good food said...

oh Squid Ink! I've got to get some... looks great!

Esther said...

sonicstarburst - Thanks for your recommendation! I will definitely try the pavlova and chocolate tart the next time I make it there... hopefully it will be soon :P

good food - yes, do try the squid ink pasta and let me know what you think!

thanks for dropping by :)

delphinium said...

the panna cotta and tiramisu are also very very good. i think the profiteroles are possible the least exciting dessert there