Sunday, November 11

La Forketta Gastronomia Italiana


I've been having extremely tiring dreams that leave me feeling very drained when I wake up =( Am hoping that I'll STOP dreaming and get sufficient sleep tonight so that I can break this restless cycle!

Anyway we went to Dempsey last week as we wanted to go to some place that we haven't gone to for a while and we ended up at La Forketta, which in my opinion is a pretty good Italian restaurant! This is the only La Forketta outlet I've been to as I have never visited the one near Tanglin. What I absolutely like about this La Forketta outlet is that there's a lot of natural lighting and the entire restaurant feels so homely (:

Red, brown, grey and white seem to dominate the interior of La Forketta and they do help to establish some kind of unity and neatness. The restaurant's ceilings are also high and it helps in making one feel less claustrophobic!

Each table had a large red flower for table decor and the usual salt and pepper shakers! I think this set of salt and paper shakers are both functional and pretty because I'd not trouble at all getting pepper and salt out! Sometimes the shakers are quite problematic..

I am not sure if you can get free tap water at this restaurant because we were asked if we wanted still/ sparkling water and we didn't bother to ask if there's just normal iced tap water. As a result, we were given this huge bottle of Acqua Panna ($9) which we couldn't finish but I guess it's alright. 

Their incredibly nice and filling bread basket! I think this is possibly one of the BEST bread baskets that I've had in terms of variety. The even is pizza bread and bread with rosemary and salt! Whee. If you, like me, love the doughy, chewy kind of pizza base, then La Forketta is THE place to go because all their pizza bases are characterised by this lovely chewiness.

Our mediterranean salad ($19) was pretty decent. I think they were extremely generous with the olive oil and personally I think less oil would suit me better but I guess the oil base held the dish together well.

My pesto linguine pasta ($25) was cheesier and creamier than I had expected. I had thought that I'd get the normal, plain pesto pasta with some greens but this was more than a treat! There were many small bobs of steamed potato covered with pesto sauce, lots of french beans and a fair amount of pine nuts! Frankly if I weren't so hungry, I wouldn't be able to finish this! This kept me full all the way till dinner, which is quite amazing because I get hungry quite quickly.

Matty chose to have spaghetti carbonara ($25) which he said was pretty alright. I guess this is one of the strongest tasting carbonara I've tried to date because it is quite cheesy! Well maybe cheese fans would disagree with me because I don't particularly like my pastas to be too cheesy.

Instead of having desserts, we chose to have coffee - cappuccino ($5.50) for me and espresso ($5.50) for him. What we were impressed with was the sugar stick as well as the small shot of sparkling water to cleanse the palate! =D Definitely a nice touch! The presentation for the espresso is similar to the cappuccino's except that the cup of espresso is much smaller.

On the whole, we had a hearty and filling meal at La Forketta and we would gladly go back again! Perhaps next time I'll order their pizzas to try since I like their pizza base so much.

Alright have a great Sunday and an even better week ahead! (:

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