It’s always good to be back at home. Otel is indeed home away from home (an hour ride, at least, I consider it as away). Whenever I paid a visit, it’s always feels great and homey. I normally spend around two to three hours or maybe sometimes more than that. I don’t know why, but my heart say so. Laid back, cozy, exceptional service and most of all the food itself. It feels right and just the way I have it back at home (but yeah only self service at home).
Last Sunday, I was around the area and without hesitation I decided to have lunch there. I heard they have some new creations and I noticed that they have changed the menu book. Although I still love the previous menu book better, the new creations kinda stole my heart, especially the 'Pig in the Blanket'. Totally a spot on! The sausage was incredibly juicy wrapped perfectly under the cheesy buttery crispy pastry. One bite is never enough. It’s a massive appetite turn on!
Otel is definitely one of the creative restaurant in the culinary industry. Who would have thought you could have a black and white fettucini. Yes! In one strip you could have two different color. I had it with tomato, prawn and Otel’s signature crisp (that crispy black thingy). They cooked it just the way I want it to be. The pasta was al dente, seasoned well and tasted originally from the tomato. Call me old fashioned, but I love the authentic flavor rather than an imposed flavoring and definitely no additional extra condiments needed (read: tomato/chili sauce). While some might think it’s rather bland, I think it’s palatable.
Obviously the cronut craze hits Otel too. They have three flavors and I tried the Coffee Caramel one. The pastry was very crispy and just the right amount of sweetness. I love the coffee cream inside. Crispy, sweet and tangy coffee flavor, suitable with a cup of tea or coffee. Although I found it too greasy.
Oh, they do serves homemade walnut-raisin bread. You better don’t skip it!
Keep it playful, Otel!