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Paradiso Cabana

Bordered by the turquoise-blue sea, the breath-taking view of the sun setting on the horizon and the soothing wind of the South China Sea, perhaps there’s nothing more intimate than a dinner for two under a romantic cabana.

Coupled with a bottle of white or red Beringer wine from Napa Valley USA, Al Fresco’s Cabana Moonlight Dinner offers a scrumptious 5-course western cuisine of eclectic origins, perfect for this coming Valentine’s Day or any other occasion.

We had the exciting opportunity of sampling the dinner set recently during the Cabana Moonlight Dinner Media Food Review with two of our friends from the media.

As we entered the foyer of Al Fresco, we were greeted by some of the friendliest F&B team and they were kind enough to set us at another table after a last minute change.

The table setting was beautiful with red roses as the centrepiece topped by two translucent table lights.

A basket of freshly baked assorted mini bread rolls and chilled butter were then served to us to nibble while we waited for our meal. As none of us drink alcoholic beverages, we were served with sparkling juice instead.

Our dinner started with a French entrée, a delectable bite-sized hors d’œuvre, Amuse Bouche. A little savouring of the appetiser gave hints of fresh herbs and spices, key ingredients to French cuisine.

Garnished with chopped tomatoes sautéed in special sauce and laid on a bed of baby bean sprouts, the first course was nothing but delightful.

Seafood platter of poached prawns, US scallop, mussel and octopus edamame, mesculin and Romesco sauce came next. The platter of food of mixed continents was refreshing especially the peppery taste of the Catalonian sauce.

The chilled platter was complemented with a hot bowl of cream of forest mushroom soup perfumed with white truffle oil. The savoury base of mushroom combined with just the perfect blend of spices and balanced with a drizzle of white truffle oil was rich in flavour and pleasant to the palate.