As usual, our Friday night turned out to be a good one though it was very sad that our friend Yvonne couldn't make it as she was admitted to hospital.
We had the wonderful company of my affable customer Miguel who flew all the way from South Africa to meet me. It was a great idea to bring him to the newly opened Cicada Restaurant which is located in the offbeat location of Portsdown Road. We sat under the huge tree in the yard, surrounded by lush greenery and flickering candle lights. The quiet setting was perfect for relaxed dining and chatting under the stars. We talked about work and our pets and learned a whole lot about South Africa within a few hours.
The food was great too. For starters, we shared a plate of sauteed mushrooms which surprised us with its rich flavour and texture. The Mexicano pizza proved to be one of the best I have ever eaten in Singapore. The combination of green chilli, pepperoni and cheese on a thin crust makes this a winner.
For the main course, Miguel ordered the Cicada burger which he proclaimed was delish. C.H had the very tender and buttery Chilean seabass compared to my roasted spring chicken (with a ragout of organic mushroom) which was rather dry and unexciting.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last night. The setting and company was perfect, we couldn't ask for more....except for Yvonne to get well quickly.