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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.