Paparazzi at Edsa Shangri-La
My most huggable cousin Ritchie was visiting from Hong Kong
So we planned a little dinner to get the cousins together
It was a quiet Sunday night at the Italian restaurant. Just us and another family
celebrating a birthday.
Except for one huggable person who didn't want to share her food, we ordered family-style
so we could try more dishes
Complimentary bread arrived freshly baked
Marbled wagyu carpaccio, quail yolk crumble, capers, sundried tomato, garden greens
with balsamic dressing and a small veal shank milanese with truffle dip
This little ball of veal shank milanese was the best thing I ate at Paparazzi that night.
Such a pity there was only one piece per plate.
Sadly, all the other dishes were mediocre at best. Somehow, it felt like the kitchen took everything from the spread at Heat and plated it nicely. The food, especially the mains, tasted like buffet quality.
Garden baby greens, micro sprout, nuts, sun dried tomato with raspberry walnut dressing
and shaved parmesan
Lobster bisque, poached tail, creme fraiche
Ravioli burrata, puttanesca salsa with tomato sauce, capers, sundried tomato
Fusilioni with salmon, lobster, tomato cream sauce
Spring risotto with taleggio cheese - like Campbell's cream of mushroom!
Branzino - overcooked
Roasted halibut, seafood ragout and broth, roasted king prawn.
Cod Arrostito - also overcooked
Roasted cod fish, smoked aubergine, spinach and squid ink onion sauce
Braised wagyu beef cheek, polenta flour, and tubers
Classic Italian slowly braised veal shank served with parmesan mashed potato
Grilled Lamb Chops - the toughest chops I've had in a while
Of course, there is no sharing when it comes to desserts.
We ordered our own, but I got to try a bit of everyone else's. The perks of having a food blog! Yay! :)
I didn't particularly love any of them, and my palate actually rejected a few.
Paparazzi Panna Cotta
No need to know the name of this
Banana and Cioccolato
However, I extremely enjoyed my own dessert pick.
TIRAMISU ♥ ♥ ♥
Believe me when I say I literally inhaled this.
Paparazzi: 2nd Floor, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Tel: +632 638 8888 loc. 2777