Casa Tartufo is an Italian restaurant located in the Scarlet Hotel, a quaint boutique hotel in the vibrant Club Street area. The name caught our attention as we walked past. Anything Italian which has truffles should be good, so we decided to try out this restaurant.
The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team which may explain the homely feel of the restaurant. The decor of the place is certainly warm, with a bit of an old world charm. At lunch time, they have a three-course set lunch for $38, although some choices of main course requires an additional “top-up”.
For the set lunch we selected the tajarin (piedmont style thin egg noodles with fresh black truffles) at $42.
The starter was a beetroot salad which was unusual and refreshing. The tajarin (see top photo) was a generous portion with fresh slices of black truffles. It was delicious with the favours of the sauce complementing the earthy truffle smell to create a complex taste that lingers in your mouth. The meal concluded with a selection of desserts. We opted for the truffle ice-cream. It turned out to be a good choice. The truffle taste was strong and the result is a rich creamy ice-cream.
We also ordered a non-truffles dish, brasato – raised beef cheek in wine sauce ($35). By comparison with the items in the set lunch this was quite ordinary.
Food : 3
Service : 3
Overall Rating : 3 TOPs
Average price per person for lunch : $38
The Scarlet Hotel
33 Erskine Road
Tel : 6836 4647
Lunch 12 pm to 2.30 pm
Dinner: 6 pm to 10 pm (11 pm on Fri and Sat)
#Street fact – Where Erskine Road is now was once a hill called Mount Erskine.It was named after J.J.Erskine, a member of the Penang government council in the Straits Settlement, who probably resided on the hill in 1824.
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