La Casa, found at Desa Park City’s only mini shopping centre, is a place for an interesting palate review. The owner and chef does not only concentrate on giving you authentic Italian cuisine, they do have their own specialties as well, home bred through the experience they have gathered over the years and unashamed to display it via their menu. Tired as I am, let me give you a brief walk on the dishes that they have to offer!
The Greek salad was, well, solid enough with the right ingredients all chopped up and garnished in garlic olive oil, littered with olives and feta cheese. I personally am not a fan of salad, much less the Greek ones, but hey it might just rock your boat!
Thereafter we had Pumpkin Soup, which was very heartwarmingly nice. The warm and savoury soup did do wonders to whet our appetite, and the crunchy croutons lent a different texture to it too as it soaked the soup up.
WARNING: This is NOT a main dish, as all of us suspected. This appetizer, ALSO A SOUP, is the Oxtail Soup that all of us came to LOVE! Filled generously with lots of meat and soup boiled to gravy-like texture served with a toast of bread, how can one NOT ask for more? Truly a wonderful soup to have, and the portion is not to say small either
Lorina’s Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade, by the way, was a very nice drink. It’s my first time seeing this sold at a restaurant and so I took it, and to be honest its taste is quite commendable, so do give it a try! For one thing, it definitely went well with my second most favourite dish of the day, the Pan Fried Salmon in Salsa sauce. It’s so amazing that it’s hard to describe, but needless to say I even licked the plate dry for all it’s worth
The Duck Confit was alright, maybe a tad salty for my tastes but at least the pasta was springy, and the sundried tomato (homemade, by the way) made up for it. In fact, I finished the sun dried tomato but unfortunately left the others untouched.
Thereafter the Lamb Shank was served with rice and MORE sun dried tomatos YUM! (ok obviously i’m getting too excited about them tomatos :P) The lamb meat wasn’t tough as it looked, and it was pretty awesome to chew it together with the red sauce that it came with. Definitely a taster to be reckoned with.
Start with the Spaghetti Bolognese and Meatballs for a filling meal. The meatballs are special, in a sense that it combines finely chopped beef and herbs all freshly mixed and stuffed with cheese inside, so that once cooked the cheese would melt it’s way to form the ball as you see! Try it out yourselves
Then of course, one must always try having the pizza where there are pizzas available! Interestingly enough every restaurant that serves pizza has their own mix and dough, giving each a unique texture and taste that you could learn to identify. We had their specialty, which includes generous portions of mushrooms, tomato, turkey ham, bacon bits and pineapple!
I can’t remember the name, but this was one of the better pizzas I ate. Price wasn’t too ludicrous too if I’m not wrong. and look at the melted cheese, now that’s what i call a PIZZA!
Large size for comparison on my face wtf. Oh by the way, don’t leave yet cause we haven’t even started with the desserts
Tiramisu. Now. Usually we’d have an overly powdery topping ontop of the Tiramisu, but in this case it was just a perfect layer, and with a spoonful of it one case enjoy the texturised sensation of the powdery choco shake, double whipped cream inside and chunky portions from within! Truly a taste to behold.
There is a secret to this dessert. Made entirely out of Sesame seed-based ingredients, this creamy sesame flavoured dessert isn’t just for anybody. One must have a fine taste for an out-of-the-ordinary flavour in order to appreciate it, so if you are thinking of trying it out, do it with an open mind. I guarantee you it’s something out of this world that could have selective preferences
But of course, chocolate lovers would definitely go for the Chocolate Mousse, creamy balls inside in contrast with the wafer-like crunchy craters on top, with a couple of chick dollops of white chocolate under another frosty wafer of chocolate, topped with Almond nuts.