ACME, synonymous to the summit, the best of something.
Rarely do I ever rave about a sandwich, wait scratch that, I rarely ever order sandwiches to begin with. But a little birdy had told me that the baloney sandwich is a must order here, so of course we had to order it!
The soft buttery brioche bun encasing the ribbons of silky baloney, nothing I can fault here!
linguine, black garlic, burnt chilli
The pasta here are simple in both use of ingredients and flavours, allowing the freshness of the ingredients to shine through. The pasta here is also served al dente and serving sizes are on the small side.
The first pasta we have is the linguine with black garlic and burnt chilli. This is jam packed with flavour from the black garlic (with an extra kick from the burnt chilli), it however does get a bit dry towards the end, but the heady mix had us picking at the remnants on the plate.
macaroni, pigs head, egg yolk
ACME's signature dish is their pig's head macaroni. The dish arrives in a small bowl with the yolk huddled amongst a pile of slippery macaroni. Go on, give the components a good mix!
The pig's had meat is delicious and all things salty and meaty, going really well with the pasta.
malteaser ice cream with candied bacon ice cream
How can one pass up candied bacon? well, at least I can't. The ice cream is predominantly vanilla in flavour but the crispy and smokey bacon is a flavour bomb and gives it an amazing contrasting texture. Big thumbs up from me!
peach iced tea ice cream
The peach iced tea is there but alas a bit light on flavour. This was quite refreshing and light on the palate, definitely something to have when you've had a heavy meal but looking for something mildly sweet to cut through it.
ACME is definitely a great place for a relaxing evening, to catch up with friends, this not so traditional Italian restaurant is definitely worth the hype and trek!
So how do you like your pasta? al dente? Let me know in the comments below!
Till next time,