We made dinner reservations for 6 pax at least 2 weeks before. This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend from Penang.
We had a rented car, drove from our hotel at Batu Ferringhi to the foot of Penang Hill. We lost our way, got caught in heavy traffic, arrived at the foot of Penang Hill, waited to take the cable car to the hilltop. We underestimated the travel time.
Only 3 tables were occupied, including ours. We were told by the service staff that the main chef was on compassionate leave so they could only offer a limited range of food comprising soup, spaghetti and dessert.
Some of us ordered the chicken spaghetti and were not expecting the minced chicken. Very simple presentation and it didn't look appetizing at first. The seafood spaghetti tasted better. Both the onion soup and mushroom soup was good. They served us some bread (small and thinly sliced from baguette) which we finished in 2 bites. The service staff said it was not possible to give us more.
We had been looking forward to steaks for dinner but ended up with spaghetti.
It was a nice gesture when they waived the 2 lava cakes off the bill. The lava cake tasted SUPER and was the highlight of our otherwise simple meal.
We lamented that if the next table was served salmon and steak (they were already
there when we arrived), why were we only offered spaghetti. I am missing the puzzle ...
About the landscape: the restaurant has a beautiful garden and lily pond in front but some parts were cordoned off with the cordon tape. Frogs were hopping out from the pond heading to the bushes when the sun had set. We were so enthralled to see the frogs.
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