Monti’s latest 1st Anniversario 1-for-1* 3-course set lunch deal postures them as one of the few establishments who know how to really give a birthday treat. *One dines free with every paying diner, applicable for anniversary set lunch menu only.
The $48++ specially curated 3-course anniversary lunch menus features new creations, some of Monti’s signature favourites—like their Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops and Roma tomato-based Tagliatelle—as well as vegetarian options.
It’s going to be tough choosing between their scrumptious mains, unless you’ve booked yourself a table with 3 pals—both vegetarian and non-vegetarian set lunch options have a choice between 2 mains.
My personal pick is their 48-hours Sous Vide Beef Short Ribs. The meat is beautifully executed till exceedingly fork-tender that, as the server says, you don't even need a knife. It sits on a velvety cloud of truffle mashed potato and is enjoyed with Barolo wine sauce.
Chef’s Pan Seared White Cod beats the flavoursome Acquerello Risotto—perfumed with truffle and porcini mushroom, with an outstanding teaming with chestnut—simply because the two accompanying sauces.
The squid ink, surprisingly, adds a zingy element to the creamy white fish, while the smoked almond Romesco accentuate the savouriness of the Parma ham ‘crust’ with its nuttiness. Sauces are the thick sort, not the wet runny kind, so you can smear as much as you like without fear of making a mess.
Only main that didn't quite do it for me was the House-made Tagliatelle with Roma tomatoes, Shiso, asparagus, green peas and kale. Don't get me wrong, it's tasty with a fresh, tomatoey flavour - just a bit light for my taste, though I can imagine it would go well with a spritz or sparkling wine on a breezy afternoon.
Monti’s 1st Anniversario 3-course set lunch deal is available Mon – Fri, 12pm-3pm, for the month of April 2018 only, valid with one paying diner per redemption.
This was an invited media tasting session, though all views expressed are my own.
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