DC suggested to have dinner on last Saturday night. It has been awhile since we eat out. Thanks to Menulog plus winter weather, we tend to go for delivery order instead of dining in a restaurant. So, we had a simple date night at Italian restaurant named Franco Choo's.
Franco Choo is little gem that we've discovered in Prahran, a few steps from Chapel Street into High Street.
It feels really cozy here and we enjoy the informal dining.
The menu is handwritten on a blackboard while a friendly staff would explain every dishes in detail. Though there is limited options, but i wouldn't mind at all because the food is delicious and worth a visit! Menu can be found in the their website.
Starter with bread and lemon infused olive oil. Good crust and chewy.
Her Primi (Entree) : Vialone Nano Rissotto with red apple, radicchio, walnuts and Gorgonzola. ($16)
In the end, I literally cleaned the plate with nothing left. It was so good.
His Primi: Spaghetti All Bottarga, cured Sardinian mullet roe, pine nuts, sultanas, anchovy and pangrattato. ($17)
Both entrees have good portions and pack with flavours.
Our main Secondin (mains) : Slow cooked beef cheeks, borettane onion, celeriac puree and gremolata. ($30).
The puree was dying for and so creamy. Beef cheek was cooked to the perfection. It was so soft and melted in the mouth. By the time we reached for second piece of beef cheek, we were struggled to finish it. Surprisingly, it's filling despite the portions don't look big. Just perfect!
Her Dolci (dessert): Millefoglie, layered puff pastry, vanilla custard, rhubarb in vin brûlée, almonds. ($14)
I can have this again and again. The custard was creamy and not too sweet. Puff pastry was no doubt crispy.
His Dolci: Pistachio praline semifreddo, chocolate cake crumble and pear. ($14)
I didn't managed to try this but DC really enjoyed this dessert.
Choice of dishes were limited but every dish is deliberately well done and delicate.
We managed to make a booking online for early bird offer: Three courses for $48 which I think it's affordable. Or two courses for $38. Condition applies on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 6pm and you have to leave by 7.45pm.
Also, great place for vegetarian or gluten free as dishes can be made to suit.
"Indeed, we walked out with satisfaction."
Saw these 'angels' when we walked along chapel street. Haha they are quite funny.
After the dinner, we headed to...
Pop-up outdoor cinema at outdoor lane way of Prahran Market.
Movie of that night: Spirited Away (2001) which has won multiple awards.
I watched this movie before and I highly recommend it if you haven't watch it.
"Flicks and Feasts"
Each day has different cuisine with few food trucks. Next Friday will be Bollywood and Saturday will be Italian - last week of Flicks and Feasts. The sound system is great and they offers plenty of chairs to enjoy the movie! Best of all, there is no entrance fee! Check out their website for more info about movie and stalls.
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