Fact #2: It's funny how when lunching with my in-laws, we always turn to pizzerias because they are kid-friendly but Russell isn't a fan of pizzas - he's a pasta man.
Trivia aside, the food at Alt. is really good and how I wish they were located somewhere nearer to me because Suntec City is a bit of a b*tch to get to, and an even bigger b*tch to get around.
To kick things off, the baby spinach salad comes with pecan almond crumble, goat cheese, dried cranberries and roasted squash. It is a refreshing and likeable salad but not something you couldn't throw together on your own.
Unlike the flour-dredged batter, the calamari fritti here had a breadcrumb batter, which might seem quite dubious. Yet it was undeniably delicious - crunchy and chewy in a junk foodish kind of way. The addictive lime aioli dip on the side was double and triple-dipped, and even served as a spread when things got monotonous on the pizza front.
While I enjoyed the lingering heat from these Alt. Wings, I wished there was more meat on the bones.
Oddly enough, our favourite starter of the meal was a dish hardly covered by bloggers who had gone for invited media tastings. Frank’s Red Hot Crab & Bacon Dip, a cheesy dip made of lump crab meat, cream cheese, smoked bacon and served with slices of pizza flat bread. In a nutshell, it was a delectable hot mess! I wiped this dish clean.
Alpha Lima Tango - Mozzarella, smoked cheddar, wagyu short rib meatballs, roasted onions plus a generous smear of hickory smoked bbq sauce dressed up this anything-but-ordinary meatball pie.
To cut the long story short (because Alt. is short for something... heh heh get it?), Alt. serves up awesome pies. Puffy chewy crusts - check. Charred blisters - check. Yummy toppings - check. A pity it's a bit of a nightmare trying to navigate Suntec City and the labyrinth carpark, but I guess that helped relieve some of the carb load from our meal.