Hubster got a sudden urge to buy this stuffed portobello from Da Paolo Gastronomia. You wouldn't believe how much he paid for this - S$22 for 2! I had to count to 10 under my breath before I calmly asked, What's in the stuffing, dear? He didn't know. What??
I couldn't tell much other than some shitake, cheese topping and chopped herbs?? There must be something special in it. Foie gras? Truffle cream? Caviar?
I cut into it and wahla - nothing else other than some limp vegetable that looks like celery that looks like onion! How do these bistros look customers in the eye for such daylight robbery practices?
No fancy packaging, it came in a cheapo plastico. I couldn't find fault with the taste but I couldn't enjoy it when I feel we've been ripped.
Do you agree bistros these days are way overcharging or do you think you get good value for money from most of them?