This was a Mother’s Day lunch we had at Amici at Holland Village. It was our treat to our aunt for cooking and taking care of us.
It took sis and I over a week to think of a place to go. We settled on Italian because we found the subscription card on a shelf when we were cleaning up our house. Sis bought it because it looked like a good deal. They guy who came knocking on our house also tried very hard. LOL.
So, we placed a booking for 6 on Sunday afternoon after church.
I wonder why, but we always seem to get into this shop by their back door. LOL…
We started by having 2 servings of Bruschetta al Pomodoro e Basilco.
2 servings so we get 6 pieces of it. ($9.80 for 2 sets)
Kinda delicious with its slightly browned toast.
We also had calamari. $12.90
They were good that it was gone in a few seconds. They were so soft and tender inside.
We thought soup was boring when the menu said Seafood Soup. We only ordered a bowl for aunt because our cousin wanted to share with her. But when it came, we tasted a bit and liked it and placed another order.
The soup was in a big deep plate. It had calamari, mussel and a big prawn in it. To describe the taste, if you know good chinese ‘hae mee’ soup, this has the great smell and taste of it, the only difference is that this is tomato based.
This is what our cousin had: Ossobuco. $39.90 It’s braised tender veal knuckle served with saffron risotto. The lady taking our order asked if our cousin wanted the risotto al-dente, but suggested immediately that she most probably would like it fully cooked. 🙂 She was right.
Sis had Tagliata Firenze. $32.90
Sliced tender beef in balsamico and olive oil topped with fresh parmesan cheese and rocquette salad. We thought that it was very nice.
I had the Prime Rib. $32.90
(Lomabata Di Bue Arrosto) Pan baked OP prime rib with Tri Pepper sauce.
It’s a huge piece of meat! The pepper sauce was quite nice.
Uncle had the rack of lamb – Lombata D’Agnello Alla Griglia ($35.90)
Shallow fried rack of lamb in rosemary juice. Uncle liked it because he likes lamb. The rest of us, are just not lamb fans.
Momo had Grigliata di Manzo $33.90.
Grilled beef tenderloin with summer truffles in Madeira sauce.
I think Momo’s meat is nicer than my rib. Sis and Momo thinks so too. 🙂
All of us were served our food, but aunt’s main dish is not out yet.
Now, what they did impressed us. They were very apologetic that aunt’s fish was taking longer than usual to be served, they served her a plate of mozzarella toast on the house.
When the rest of us finished our food, aunt’s Sole Fish with lemon sauce ($28.90) finally arrived.
Aunt having tasted all our food said, the fish is a bit big, and offered bits of it to all 5 of us. We thought the sole was delicious.
It does not look nice because I realise I can’t take fish photos. But sis said she might come back to try this fish again. LOL…
We had 3 desserts after. Too many photo on this post already, so skipping it for the time being.
It was a nice lunch we had.
Amici Authentic Italian Restaurant
275 Holland Ave,
Tel: 6469 9989