A Gastronome Experience


NOVUS
June 18, 2009, 5:58 am
Filed under: European, Restaurant

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Nestled within the historical national museum lies a culinary establishment. Novus – Restaurant, Bar & Cafe. With the 12 o’clock Sun blazing overhead, it would have been too early to hit the bar. Being an unemployed student, having a meal at the restaurant would have been too fanciful, or rather, a splurge. A visit to the cafe, now that sounds more like it.

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The arched hallways, the glass panels that filtrate the sun’s rays, the sight of blue and pearly white walls, unknowingly, a wave of colonialism and calamity washes over me. An afternoon at the museum, i have never anticipated that. One, five or ten years, i can barely recount my last experience here. One thing’s for certain, the historic dome still stands and the old facade is now seamlessly joined by a new modernist extension of glass and metal.

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“My Sandwich”, $16

Beef Pastrami, Gouda Cheese, Tomatoes, Sunny side-up, Dijonnaise and Rucola. I would have preferred the cheese to come melted and more could have been done to make this entire sandwich taste, and look, like a $16 package.

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Pasta Risotto, $12

Aborio rice with dried Cherry Tomatoes, Mascarpone, Rucola, and Parmigiano Reggiano. The wonders of Italian, it makes every dish sound so fanciful. I have never been a fan of Risotto but i must say that this dish was rather palatable. The portion was just right, the cheesy after taste was mild and could have been stronger.

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Being centrally located, the calming and alluring ambience of its interiors provides quiet respite from the urban city. The food is not “WOW” but it is a refuge for those who see a need to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. To be called a place of relaxation, a place for unwinding, a place to hide from the outside world, it has my vote.

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you are faster than me! haha my novus post still queuing up 🙂

Comment by ladyironchef

beautiful pics.

Comment by sooks

Thanks! =)

Comment by 3layeredtummy




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