Saffron Risotto with Portobello & Asparagus @ Cedele, Wheelock


I'm crazy over Cedele's breads, scones, cakes, salads and soups so I was thrilled to find that they had risotto available at the Wheelock branch.

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Portobello, Asparagus, Saffron Risotto

I love risotto! Like my obsession with foie gras, whenever I see risotto on the menu, my blinders come on and I HAVE to order it! I love mushrooms and asparagus too so this looked like a perfect combo. The icing on the cake was the use of Saffron, my favourite spice (incidentally also the world's most expensive spice) in this dish!

It was quite well-executed and is worth a try. The arborio rice was cooked al dente and had been infused with the delicate flavour of saffron. It could do with an additional pinch of salt but other than that, the dish was reasonably delicious! I loved the crunchy asparagus spears and the succulent, grilled Portobello Mushroom (essentially a full-grown Cremini mushroom and is sometimes referred to as "Portobello steak").

The Cedele outlets at Wheelock Place and Great World City feature an extensive menu whilst the other outlets serve the usual sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes, cookies and scones.

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Cedele @ Wheelock Place
501 Orchard Road
#03-14 Wheelock Place
Singapore 238880
Tel: (65) 6732 8520

Operating Hours:
Sundays - Thursdays/Public Holidays: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Fridays & Saturdays/Eve of Public Holidays: 10.00am to 11.00pm

Cedele @ Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade,
#01-01/02 Great World City,
Singapore 237994
Tel: (65) 6836 1426
Fax: (65) 6836 1427

Opening hours
Mondays - Wednesdays: 10.00am to 9.30pm
Thursdays - Sundays: 8.30am to 10.00pm

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