The Connoisseur Concerto

I know many foodies would avoid chain cafes such as The Connoisseur Concerto as they seem to lack "uniqueness". Rest assured, The Connoisseur Concerto has an extensive menu that would satisfy your taste buds. I would strongly recommend the Seafood Aglio Olio.

Aglio Olio ("spaghetti with garlic and oil" in Italian) is a traditional Italian pasta dish, said to originate traditionally from the region of Abruzzo, although it is popular across the country.   The dish is made by lightly sauteeing minced or pressed garlic in olive oil. Curious to know more? More interesting facts given at the end of the post!

Service:
A major plus point is that you will be seated by the staff. Important when you are having a large group looking for a place to have tea! However, service may be slow.

Recommended:
- Baby Crayfish Spaghetti
- Baked Chicken Thigh with Wholegrain Mustard Sauce
- Beef Brisket Baked Rice
- Seafood Aglio Olio

I have visited various TCC boutiques. Photos of my visits are compiled and are shown below.

The Seafood Aglio Olio is mild tasting but the scallops and prawns are cooked to perfection! Great for those seafood lovers!
Seafood Aglio Olio ($20.50++)

You will be asked for the doneness of the salmon. Fragrant white wine sauce complement the vegetables, such as the asparagus and new potatoes.
Pan-Fried Salmon with Citrus White Wine Sauce ($24.80++)

For the Deluxe Snack Planner, the mozza sticks will leave you craving for MORE! The onion rings and calamari worked well with the tomato puree and tangy citrus sauce.
Deluxe Snack Platter ($16.80++)

The amount of crayfish that comes with the meal is CRAZY! The wasabi egg roe lightens the thick tomato cream sauce! Great combination.
Baby Crayfish Spaghetti ($20++)

The fish was fresh and well grilled. However, the sauce was ordinary while the portion is petite.
Pan-seared Fish with Lemongrass Scented Sauce ($23.50++)

Other than the presentation and the sides which were nice. The espresso barbecue sauce was overwhelming, masking the beef flavour.
Ribeye Steak served with espresso barbecue sauce($32.00++)

The spaghetti was al dente but was lacking of the x-factor.
Spaghetti Bolognese. ($20.00++)

 The chicken thigh was tender and moist. The whole grain mustard sauce was savoury, with bits of pepper spices floating in the sauce. Unfortunately, it was not spicy.
Baked Chicken Thigh with Wholegrain Mustard Sauce ($21.00++)

Profiteroles filled with chocolate ice-cream stacked on a brownie base. Petite size but great for sharing when you are full!
Puffy Triplets ($12.50++)

 
Exterior of The Connoisseur Concerto (Millennia Walk)

Allicin gives garlic its aroma and flavour. Surprisingly, it is not found in garlic!   Fresh garlic contains an enzyme called “allinase” and “alliin”, which are contained in different parts of the garlic plants. When the garlic is bruised, the allinase and alliin can mix to form allicin! This functions as a defense mechanism against fungi or other soil pathogens

What you need to know:
- They have nice tea time sets which I would blog in a later post.
- Each boutique café is uniquely decorated to suit "local" dinners.
- If you love the place, sign up for their membership after you have spent $88 at any tcc art boutique caffe. Click here for more details regarding their membership. (Tip: What is most attractive is the birthday month special treats!)

The Connoisseur Concerto (Millennia Walk)
9 Raffles Boulvard 
#01-44/45 Millennia Walk, S039596 
Tel: +65 68373265
Opening Hours: Daily, PH & Eve of PH- 8am to 11pm
 

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About Haoming Koo

Koo Haoming. Founder of The Fat Chemist. Currently an undergrad at the National University of Singapore with a burning passion for science! Inspired to start a blog after reading the book, "Napoleon's Buttons, How 17 Molecules Changed History". The book fills the gap between Chemistry and History. Adapting the style of the book, posts written by me highlight the chemistry in the food we eat.
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