When sis suggested Gusto by Alfresco Gusto for lunch, I thought it sounded familiar but for the life of me, I could not place it. It was only when we reached ION Orchard and saw the external structure that I vaguely remembered dining here with my parents when it first opened. Be that is it may, I could not recall if the food was tasty.
I really love the decor of the place, the pretty prints on the wall and floor, as well as the sleek furniture, You can choose to dine alfresco or indoors, and of course, I was in favour of the air-conditioner.
Chicken Aglio Olio ($24). WOW! I love aglio olio and every time there is pasta available on the menu, I will always order that. This is the first aglio olio in a long time that impressed me! A combination of coarse black pepper, dried chilli and chilli padi which maintained the level of spiciness, together with thinly sliced grilled chicken, a perfect ten!
Banzino ($28). Pan-fried seabass with grilled asparagus and spicy mango salsa on a bed of beetroot quinoa. I tried the fish on its own and it was salty! However, when paired with the sweetness and spiciness of the salsa, it was delicious and saltiness was no longer an issue.
I enjoyed my experience here and will be bringing my parents back to try the other dishes on the menu. I must say the appetisers and desserts look awesome!
Gusto by Alfresco Gusto
2 Orchard Turn, #01-15,
Tel: 6509 9380
Sunday to Thursday 1100-0000hrs
Friday to Saturday 1100-0200hrs