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Dined at Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant @ Vivocity (again!) last weekend. Vivocity has a variety of restaurants to satisfy any growling stomach. From its new foodie tenants such as Xi Men Ding (for your Taiwanese food fix!) to the Honeymoon Dessert (for the sweet after-meal satisfier), this mall boosts a panoramic view of Sentosa as well.

Initially, we were considering to try Carnivore Brazillian Churrascaria but its buffet prices put us off. Was something like $48++/adult for a dinner buffet. All in all, that would have set us back by over $200 for a dinner on an ordinary day! Not wanting to be too extravagant, we walked further on and stumbled upon Serenity. We liked that it was something different (how often do you eat Spanish food?) and we liked its laidback casual style which was really inviting 🙂 Walking to our table, we realised it was “al fresco” style – non-aircon, with just the nice cool breeze. How relaxing 🙂

Now to the food, I must say, it was really good! We shared the dishes amongst the 4 of us and we were filled to the brim. Even had to takeaway the Pork Knuckles… haha…! Food galore ahead! Enjoy 😉

Serenity under the moonlight..... oh, i mean, candle light...!

Champiñoses al Ajillo (sauteed mix mushroom with garlic in olive oil) - Hmm, we ❤ this! Yums, i tell u! If you love your fungi, this is a definite must-have! It's soft, fragrant and just oh-so-yummy. I'm salivating at the thought of it already 😛

This was on a special menu - Deep Fried Squid with Garlic. Another YUMS from me! Crispy and chewy baby squid with tartare sauce 😉

Caldo Gallego (Spanish Galician soup made from onion, potato, white beans, dice jamon iberico, broccoli abd turnips) - Piping hot and just so comforting to slurp, this soup is not too heavy and with ample taste from the sliced ham that are in it. With veggies in this, it doesn't fill you up too quickly to leave little space for the other yummy stuff. Homemade goodness. Nice!

Another dish on a separate menu, this was Cheesy Fries. hehe! Nice nacho cheese with hot crispy skinny fries - anytime 😉

Pork Knuckles are a DEFINITE must-have when you go Spanish! Rosco de Cerdo (chef's crispy pork leg with romesco sauce) - Similar to Marche's take, this porky is more tender and its crispy skin is yummylicious! Goes well with both sauces that came along. Great with beer too, i hear 😉

Go on, U know U want it 😛

Another traditional Spanish dish, Paella. Arroz Negro (black squid ink paella), a chef recommended dish. Here's our individual share from the 2pax portion. Nice and fragrant without being stingy with the seafood 🙂

Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant
#01-98/99 VivoCity
Singapore 098585
Tel: 6376 8185
Fax: 6376 8184
Email: info@serenity.com.sg

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A friend of ours so kindly passed us tickets to the Gala Premiere of the hottest movie right now – Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio! It being on a weeknight, fortunately the screening only starts at 930pm, as we were worried that we may have to give it a miss due to daily OTs.

Inception, here we come!

 

OUR TIX!! *excited*

Our Invite to Inception 🙂

Any guesses on where we had our dinner before the show? 😛

Hub had Queen's Snapper Fish & Chips served with Fresh Mesclun Salad and Homemade Curry Tartare Sauce. Yums!! He cleaned up the entire plate. Haha!

My choice: Smoked Salmon, Berries, Pine Nuts & Wild Rocket Salad tossed with Mirin Dressing. Didn't have much of appetite the entire day, so this was just great! 😀

Shan’t keep you in suspense further 😉 This cosy place we went to was The Queen & Mangosteen, at Vivocity 🙂 We only had their mains as time was tight but the next time, i’d love to try their specials such as Grills or Rack of Lamb. Whilst we sat indoors, this restaurant actually faces the panoramic Sentosa with its breathtaking relaxing seaview! Next time must try! 

The Queen & Mangosteen
#01-106/107
Vivocity 1 Habourfront Walk
Singapore 098585
Lift Lobby E or F 

Contact details
Tel : 6376 9380  
Fax : 6376 9384
email : enquiries@queenandmangosteen.com 

******* INCEPTION ******

 As for the movie, Hub and I give it 2 thumbs up! Definitely a very intelligent and throughly-thought thru synopsis. With Leo Di’s rugged (and now more mature) edgy bad boy wannabe image, he’s the ideal choice of the lead. In between, we got a little lost somewhere but soon managed to figure things out. This movie kept our minds working and following the storyline continuously with not a narry of boredom. A definite must-watch movie of the year! Inception opens in SG cinemas 15 July 2010.
*special thanks to Kelly! 🙂

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