The Reverie Hotel, known for its stunning interior designs, has several restaurants. We were in the mood for Italian so we opted for R&J (as it’s also known). The elaborate dining room sets the mood for a decadent dining experience. There’s also live jazz which creates a wonderful atmosphere.
Once seated, a wooden treasure trove filled with golden bready goodness was brought over. I kid you not, this was probably one of the best bread baskets I’ve ever had and is therefore well worth making a fuss over. What really stood out was the fried bread. It was nothing short of heavenly – it’s worth visiting if just to try it for yourself. Yes, it really was that good.
We opted for fruity mocktails – often I like to go alcohol-free.
Next, some appetisers were brought over, compliments of Chef De Cuisine, Enrico De Martino. They were a veal and foie gras combination, so I didn’t try them myself, however the accompanying gazpacho shot was lovely!
Starter: giardino made with a selection of organic vegetables, black truffle and Sicilian orange reduction.
For starters, I opted for the giardino which was light and beautifully presented.
Starter: Apulia fresh burrata cheese, roasted tomato, oregano, basil, extra virgin olive oil.
Main course: chamomile marinated salmon, fennel, green peas.
We opted for the salmon for main, which was cooked to perfection. The hints of chamomile worked beautifully to enhance and compliment the flavour of the salmon.
Served with the salmon was a cheese creme brulee which was devilishly moreish and a perfect counterpart. The combination of savoury, sweet, salty and creamy was nothing short of heavenly.
By this time we were pretty full but we found space for pudding and coffees.
…and a bit of chocolate.
We had a wonderful evening at R&J. The staff were incredibly attentive, the food was stunning and the dining space and atmosphere were brilliant. I couldn’t think of a more special way to conclude our time in Vietnam.
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