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Al Borgo Italian Restaurant

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Al Borgo – A quaint Italian gem tucked away in the far ends of Bukit Timah..

Pistachio Tiramisu

Pistachio Tiramisu

Pistachio Tiramisu

Pistachio Tiramisu

Another cake hunt today! We dropped by Al Borgo in the evening and once the waiter opened the door to welcome in, we walked straight to the cake counter. The selection wasn’t too wide today, sadly. We chose 2 cakes – Pistachio Tiramisu and Babo Nazario.

We started off with the Pistachio Tiramisu. It was a rather huge slice and the greenish colour of the pistachio made the entire cake look appetizing and attractive. Compared to the conventional Tiramisu, there wasn’t much coffee liquor taste in the sponge. The light pistachio flavour complemented the mascarpone cheese well. The entire cake was rather light, and wasn’t too overwhelming. It felt like we could go on eating without getting sick. As we moved on to the back of the cake, the chocolate fudge added this nice sweet finish to the cake. But one thing is that we didn’t quite like the layer of sponge at the back edge of the cake.

Babo Nazario

Babo Nazario

Babo Nazario

Babo Nazario

The 2nd cake we had was called Babo Nazario. The chocolate paste sandwiched between the layers of sponge was a combination of chocolate, hazelnut and almonds. The texture of the chocolate paste was similar to that of mascarpone cheese; it was smooth and soft and melts in the mouth. It wasn’t too sweet like the typical nutella spread. On the other hand, the almond flakes were rather soft. If they were a bit crunchier, it would have given the cake an extra kick. Both cakes were also decorated with chocolate and strawberry sauce. Hence on certain bites, you would experience this sudden refreshing sweetness, which is due to the strawberry sauce. Yummy!

Babo Nazario – we weren’t too sure what it exactly meant. But from the Al Borgo business card, we gathered that Nazario is the name of one of the chefs (the owner perhaps?).

Both slices of cakes were rather huge and when served to you, they definitely looked appetizing and mouth-watering. Al Borgo sells very unique homemade cakes which cannot be found elsewhere. There isn’t a fixed cake menu, we have seen different cakes on all 3 separate occasions that we were there. And the cakes never fail to impress and amaze us.

2 cakes cost almost $25. It may seem a little pricey. But if you are looking for very special, uncommon and nice cakes, Al Borgo is the place to go!

Al Borgo
383 Bukit Timah Road
#01-02 Alocassia Apartments

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Written by foodphd

February 17, 2011 at 12:14 am

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