My boss G is leaving, so our big boss M treated our entire department (consisting of G, new colleague Mel and me) to lunch at Modesto’s today. This is the first time I’ve ever eaten at Modesto’s!
There were so many things in the menu that none of us knew what to order at first! Finally M told the three of us to choose two pizzas and a pasta, while he ordered a starter!
They served us complimentary basket of herby bread with a mixture of balsamic vinegar and olive oil on the side. The bread was fragrant and soft. Very nice!
The starter M ordered, Prosciutto Crudo Con Melone, which is basically Parma ham with rock melon. The combination of salty ham and sweet melon is very interesting, with each seeming to intensify the other’s flavours.
The pizza I chose came first! It was the Salmone Affumicato, which contained tomatoes, cheese, smoked salmon, capers and onions.
Each of us took a quarter of the pizza!
I had assumed that they were going to put the tomatoes and cheese on the base and bake it first, before topping the pizza with uncooked smoked salmon. Didn’t expect them to bake all the toppings together. Cooking smoked salmon destroys its pleasantly slippery texture somewhat. Luckily, its flavours were still preserved in this pizza. All the ingredients combined to make a deliciously savoury pizza full of umami goodness.
The Verdure pizza which G ordered came next. It contained tomatoes, cheese and assorted vegetables (eggplants, zucchinis, capsicums and mushrooms). The vegetables went very well together. A very healthy tasting pizza!
I must add that the dough bases of Modesto’s pizzas are not too thick and not too thin, but just right for me.
And the pasta, Rigatoni All’ Amatriciana, which Mel ordered came last. It was actually large tube pasta with pork bacon and onions in fresh tomato sauce. I was pretty stuffed by then so I only took a few mouthfuls. The ingredients were very fresh and delicious. Somehow this dish of pasta tasted very homecooked.
After we had finished all the food, it was time for drinks and dessert!
G had a latte (left) and M, a cappucino.
Meanwhile Mel and I shared a plate of profiteroles. Their description in the menu was ‘Tempting choux pastry puffs with a combination of two traditional flavours of delicate chantilly cream and rich chocolate cream.’
But somehow I found this a pretty light and airy dessert. The profiteroles were light and airy. Even the chocolate cream they contained was rather light and airy as well. If you’re looking for a dessert that you can eat until jelak, order something else. :P The profiteroles were a simple and sweet way to end a rather filling meal. :)
And after lunch, it was back to work for all of us! :P
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