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November 18, 2014

Palio @Resorts World Sentosa

The posters at Palio's entrance reminds me of how Resorts World Genting do their promotional displays. For a moment, I felt like I was in Genting, going to redeem a free meal with my points... The inner decor is nothing like L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon just next door, of course. It's slightly classy, but nothing that requires formal wear. There are alot of families, as kids get to dine free. If you're a couple wanting an intimate moment, do request for your table to be in a quieter area.

Well, as today is Tuesday, one person gets to dine free, as there is a one-for-one promotion on Thrifty Tuesdays only on the month of November (2014). The set dinner is at only $55++ per set. With RWS Invites dining rebates of 20%, it only adds up to $54.40 for 2 sets of 4 course meal (nope, coffee and tea is not the last course) after taxes and dining rebates! Another promotion is Starz Restaurant at RWS Hard Rock Hotel, which we have visited before, and will visit again next week for a review. which you can read the full review here!

Slices of bread with tomato sauce is served to your table. Alternatively you can ask for butter, or mix your own balsamic vinegar with olive oil provided on the table as dipping if you feel like it. Very quickly, the emptied plates were cleared for our first course, Caprese salad. Italian buffalo mozzarella cheese, vine ripened tomatoes & basil, you could see the effort put into the presentation, especially the olive oil spheres. Don't be so hungry and stuff all that cheese in one go! Slowly savour the little balls and feel the 'pop' of olive oil oozing onto your tongue.

Italian buffalo mozzarella cheese, vine ripened tomatoes & basil

Tuscan Porcini Mushrooms soup, herbed ciabatta bread croutons

Risotto alla salsiccia
Classic carnaroli risotto with sea Tuscan pork sausage in light tomato sauce, Roman pecorino cheese

Maccheroni alle Cappesante e Tartufo
Maccheroni pasta served with sea scallops in truffle cream sauce

Sparda ($28)
Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, Smoked Swordfish, Rucola Salad and Balsamic Reduction

Palio Signature’s Venetian Tiramisu’ Cake

Next up, a pretty decent bowl of Tuscan Porcini Mushrooms soup. Nope, the black shavings on top are not truffles. (If they were, the menu would be of a different price...) They are Porcini soil. You can smell the truffle oil which meant that the chef has been very generous with it :) The soup warmed our bellies from the cold Caprese and once the bowls were clean, we were served our main dishes in one go.

We chose one of each mains, Risotto alla salsiccia and Maccheroni alle Cappesante e Tartufo. Seems like the main dishes are extensions of the first two courses. The Risotto alla salsiccia, a very rich reddish dish due to the tomatoes being its main ingredients. It's seems like an extension of the Caprese. More tomatoes and cheese! Luckily, it has a different taste altogether in a very positive way.

Also one of our mains, the Maccheroni alle Cappesante e Tartufo, of Maccheroni pasta served with sea scallops in truffle cream sauce. This is an extension of the Tuscan Porcini Mushrooms soup. If you are a fan of Truffle, then go for this. Likewise, the chefs have been generous with their Truffle and the rich aroma of it is heavenly. Don't be turned off by the pasta, in this case, macaroni, though. Although macaroni has been used, the texture and cream is just nice.

Feelign adventurous, we also ordered another pizza, their Sparda ($28). Great for 2-3 persons, if you're using your RWS Invites card, this is a steal. With the Invites card, you get 50% Invites rebates for every main dish and the rebates can be used towards other dining places in RWS such as Joël Robuchon, Ocean Restaurant, etc. The pizza's crust is slightly crispy, but the Aragula looked sad. On the whole, the pizza is average. The swordfish, though interesting, did not provide any edge to the pizza.

Finally, we had our Palio Signature’s Venetian Tiramisu’ Cake. It's good. Soft and creamy. Not very alcoholic. Slightly small, but just a perfect ending for a four course set meal.

The service staff are extremely patient and friendly, as you can see, they've explained the promotions to me so clearly, that I seem like their ambassador already!

Psst, all parents! Kids dine free! Up to 2 kids aged 12 and below dine free with every 2 paying adults.


Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Total Score: 4/5
[1- Never visit again, 2-Won't visit unless there's no other option, 3-Perhaps, 4 & 5- Yes!]

Good for? Couples, Groups, Family


About it:
Address: Level 2, Hotel Michael,Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway

Hi-Tea (Sat-Sun): $28.00++
Buffet Dinner (Mon- Sun): $45.00++

Hi-Tea (Sat-Sun): $14.00++
Buffet Dinner (Mon- Sun) :$22.50++