Basilico’s 2018 Basilissimo Dinner Menu @ Regent Singapore

Regent Singapore’s signature Italian restaurant is back with another year-long culinary series around Italy with their 2018 Basilissimo Dinner Menu. From now till 1 Apr 18, take a trip through the 36th to 40th parallels of the globe with Executive Chef Angelo Ciccone as he curates a special menu featuring the freshest that the regions of Sicily, Sardinia and Calabria have to offer! The Basilissimo dinner includes the antipasti and dessert buffet, along with an à la carte main course selection for $92++. Throw in a touch of fancy by pairing your main courses with a sommelier-curated list of wines for $127++ (2 glasses of wine) or $147++ (3 glasses of wine).

The main course selection includes this Fregola Sarda con Bottarga which was essentially a seafood party of scallops, tiger prawns, mussels and red mullet roe atop a bed of fregola (a type of pasta that originated from Sardinia) which was both nutty and chewy. Cooked and simmered in a flavourful seafood stock to draw out all that crustacean essence, the fregola was a delightful compliment to the fresh and sweet shellfish.

Another main course that is offered is the Tonno alla Siciliana, a pan-seared lemon-crusted tuna loin dressed with a fennel and orange salad, and finished with a tangy Salmoriglio sauce made up of lemon juice, oregano and olive oil! The fillet was nicely seared with a crust on the outside with the interior meat still pink and tender. A great alternative for the ladies who want a “lighter” main but do not want to compromise on flavour.

The third and final main is the Petto D’Anatra featuring slow-cooked duck breast accompanied by braised lupini beans. While the duck meat was the supposed main star of this dish with its moist bite, the lupini beans surprisingly stole the show for this one. Braised till beautifully tender and al dente, these beans were buttery and somewhat addictive! Finished with a red plum stew which tied it all together quite nicely.

Do not forget to leave space for the antipasti buffet and dessert counter. I have to say that Basilico has one of the best buffet spreads and despite it only being for the starter and end courses, you could definitely have a whole meal with the selection offered here.

The Cheese Room (January to 31 March)

For this first quarter of 2018, cheese connoisseurs can also look forward to The Cheese Room- a room filled with more than 30 different varieties of hard and soft Italian farm cheeses including many homemade specials such as gorgonzola infused with balsamic, pepperoncino, chocolate and truffle. Accompaniments such as fresh fruit, crackers, honey and jams are also available for you to mix and match your cheeses with. Certainly not for the faint-hearted!

$58++ for antipasti buffet, cheese room selection and a main course
$68++ for cheese room selection and dessert buffet
$98++ for antipasti buffet, cheese room selection and free flow of prosecco, wines and beers

Basilico
Level 2 Regent Singapore
Tel: 6725 3232/3

Opening hrs:
Dinner: 6:30pm to 10pm

Singapore

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