Flam’s Hot

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#02-30 Orchard Central 181 Orchard Road Singapore
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Listing created by Alleys scavenger on April 18, 2012    

Serving up rustic Italian favourites with a touch of luxury, Covelli Italian Bistro & Wine Bar gives authentic Italian cuisine a new twist with its wide range of appetizers, salads, soups, risottos, thin crust pizzas, pastas, meat, fish and desserts. Prices start from $9 for soups to $30 for a delectable portion of Ossobucco.

Covelli is the ideal setting for a hearty meal with friends and loved ones. Dark wood, stone walls, mood lighting and a cosy ambience instantly help you unwind. Pair that with quality food and a bottle of exclusive vino from Covelli’s well stocked wine bar, Covelli is indeed a great place for long conversations and bonding for friends and families.

Occupying a sprawling area of 3,000 square feet, Covelli which can seat 60 is great for intimate meals as well as events. On top of that, those seeking privacy will love the private room which can fit a party of 20. Situated next to it is Covelli Wine Bar which stocks wines mainly from Italy and exclusive champagnes, vodkas and single malt whiskeys.

Current Promotions
• 10% discount off all ala-carte food and beverage items +30% discount off all our cocktails/mocktails
• Peugeot car owners will receive a Complimentary Dessert with every 2 main courses ordered
• Weekday Lunch Special: 1-for-1 pastas @ $18.90++

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  • $20-30
  • $30-$50


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Really affordable tea time set!

Just last week, I went to Flam's after taking notice of their tea time set. Here's the deal: $8 for an apple and cinnamon flam (which is something like pizza but thinner), TWO macaroons, creme brulee and coffee or tea. I will admit the macaroons drew my attention more than anything else because I just love macaroons!

The flam was relatively flavourful, but I wish it was on the softer side as it was a challenge cutting through it (considering how thin it already is, and don't judge me for not wanting to use my hands in a restaurant/cafe okay!). For the macaroons, the chocolate one was great, but I didn't enjoy the pistachio one, probably because I just don't like pistachio. Last but not least, the creme brulee was delicious! I only wish that it could've been warm or hot instead though. The verdict: So worth my $8! I wouldn't come here all the time for tea though because this is the only option they have for tea, haha..

The a la carte menu items at Flam's seem rather costly, but sound delicious. Maybe when I am feeling generous with myself, I'd try having a proper meal here!

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a taste of french fare

Flam’s signature dish is the Flammekueche (pronounced "flahm-muh-koosh-uh"), which translates as ‘pie baked in the flames’. Visually, it greatly resembles a thin crust Italian pizza, but it is more rectangular in shape. Every flammekueche served is also topped with a light layer of a special mix of emmental cheese exclusive to Flam’s. The layer of emmental cheese gives each ‘flam’ a distinct milky flavour and creamy texture.

There is also The Provençale ($17), consisting of tuna, peppers, black olives, onions and basil. Appearance wise, this signature flammekueche looks a lot more cheerful with colourful bell peppers while ‘The Fresh Mushroom’ was browner in colour overall. While hot, the fishiness of the tuna was masked by the sweet tomatoes and juicy peppers. The tongue will be treated to a myriad of textures when you bite into the crunchy peppers and soft chewy dough of the pie. When cold, however, the entire dish is sadly overpowered by the fishiness of the tuna. Taste-wise, The Provençale is more interesting than the one-dimensional Fresh Mushroom and it is delightfully bacon-free, but be sure to eat it quick.

With prices at near $10 for starters, the fare at Flam’s is considered pretty high-end so be prepared to spend at least $15 per person. Each flammekueche is also best shared between 2-3 persons; so going in a large group would be ideal. What it doesn’t make up for in taste, Flam’s makes up for in speedy service and a cosy ambience. It is definitely worth a try if you’re interested in trying traditional French fare.

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