We went to Pontini, an Italian restaurant at Grand Copthorne Hotel. This is the third time we've been there, as we both like the food and service. They had a new chef at the helm and when we tried out his new menu for Valentine's day, we knew we would go back there again.
Starters were prawn salad and minestrone soup. Hubby had lobster fettucine for main course while I had crabmeat risotto with truffle sauce. Sorry, no pics for these as we were too busy eating. but the highlight of the evening was the dessert.
When I made the reservation, I specially requested for the chef to prepare a special dessert for hubby's birthday. As such I had absolutely no idea what the dessert was going to be until it's dessert time. This is what was served to us
I forgot to ask the manager what this cake is. All I can tell you is that this is sooooooo good. A rich chocolate mousse encased in two thin layers of cake and generously covered with cocoa powder. The mousse, though rich, literally melts away in the mouth and does not leave a 'heavy' feeling. As we already had so much food before this, it's quite obvious we couldn't finish the whole cake. So we packed it home and I took a picture of the half(or rather one-quarter) eaten cake. This is how the interior looks like. Can you see how chocolaty it is?
Arr.. we can enjoy this for another two to three days.