My Valentine’s Day Experience At Corduroy & Finch.

I had a good time at Corduroy & Finch, one of my top 3 restaurant suggestions as mentioned in my previous post. I’ll relate this experience to you through some of the many photos I took yesterday.

I was greeted by this gorgeous restaurant, tucked away in the corner of 6th Avenue. When the boyfriend and I arrived at 8pm, the place was only half-filled with families, couples and a large group of at least 16 people having a collective Valentine’s Day celebration. The crowd kicked in about an hour later.

There was a box of 6 chocolates on each table, and each chocolate had the words “I Love You” on it.

The Valentine’s Day menu. My boyfriend and I opted for the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, medium-rare. We’re both meat lovers.

While we waited for our food to arrive (which took a wee bit longer than expected), trigger-happy me starting to snap away with my camera (Fuji Finepix F31). Here’s a photo of me with the free chocolates, a view from the second floor (the restaurant was showing a film from the sixties), a photo of the stairway up to the second floor and a photo of the place-mat.

Here’s the food😀

(From top-left, description moving clockwise) 

Starter: North American lamb pastries, almond yoghurt sauce, garlic oil and toasted pine nuts.
3.9 over 5 stars – the sauce and nuts makes this dish different from a normal Chinese dumpling.

Main Course: Grilled beef tenderloin & baby lobster tail, cep sauce & lobster butter.
4.4 over 5 stars – a very juicy cut of beef with a generous amount of delightful sauce with some mashed potatoes.

Dessert: Strawberry sunburst, champagne rose jelly & lychee compote.
2.8 over 5 stars – I thought they could have done much better with their dessert and I wasn’t too fond of all that rose flavouring in it. However, the strawberry sunburst cake had saved this entire dish from failing at my ratings.

Turkish Delight
2.3 over 5 stars – Okay maybe I am just very particular about how turkish delight should taste like. I like it traditional without any additional flavourings added (rose again) and with some pistachios. However it had a very impressive ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ effect.

The meal ended with a freshly brewed lavazza coffee and some shortbread that was delicious.

Total damage: S$168
Overall rating: 4.3 over 5 stars
(Dropped slight from the previous 4.5 stars, on normal days they’re better at their food and service)

How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?🙂

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5 Responses to “My Valentine’s Day Experience At Corduroy & Finch.”

  1. Daryl Tay Says:

    I made pizza! was pretty darn good if i don’t say so myself =)

  2. Cakespy Says:

    Well, it looks like it was a lovely experience either way! My husband and I are going on a trip this weekend but didn’t really do anything for the day-of.

  3. bren Says:

    i had a “threesome” dinner at la nonna (holland v). can i just say that your tags are amazing!!!! I was more amazed reading the words that you tagged.. =)

  4. amsiewong Says:

    Daryl: Wow cool, you made everything from scratch?

    Cakespy: Yes it was a lovely experience, most of the time it is who you’re with that matters🙂 Have a lovely trip and more spying on cakes I suppose? I love your site, it brings NYC that much closer to me here in Singapore. I’ve added you to my blogroll and will be visiting often.

    bren: Hope you had a fun “threesome” dinner! How was la nonna’s food and service? What’s up with my tags?😀

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