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Osteria Mozza offers diners an assortment of dishes inspired by their chefs’ adventures across the globe. This time however, the restaurant has taken the unconventional route of returning back to its roots, and showcasing a menu unique to Emilia-Romagna, the northeast region of Italy. This Emilia Romagna Regional Menu costs $128++ per person and $216++ with wine pairing.
The amuse-bouche of Ricotta Cheese with Olive Tapenade was the first to reach our table. This appetizer was indeed a treat for the eyes with the delicate placement of each component done with much finesse. We certainly enjoyed how the puréed olives (tapenade) complemented the homemade ricotta clouds perfectly.
Diners can choose either the Minestrone alla Emilia Romagna or Affettati Misti.
The Minestrone alla Emilia Romagna is essentially a bowl of minestrone soup made with seasonal vegetables. Although the variations of this classic soup are endless, the restaurant’s rendition boasts of clean, beautiful flavours as the Parmigiano broth lends an earthy finish to the vivid greens.
Built on the culinary success of Waku Ghin, Patisserie Platine – the brainchild of Chef Tetsuya Wakuda – offers an incredible selection of cakes, tarts and other delectable entremets that will charm in both taste and appearance. Every component in these desserts is painstakingly made in-house, using only the finest and most premium ingredients from Japan and Europe to offer the highest quality in taste. Giving form to these beautiful works of art is a talented pastry team led by Chef Yasushi Ishino whose 16 years of experience in the pastry sector has made him a veteran in French and Japanese Pastry techniques.
Having chanced upon the pastry maestro this afternoon, we simply could not forgo the opportunity to capture a photo of Chef Ishino plating a dessert in his sweet-scented playground.
Anchoring itself on the SkyPark of Marina Bay Sands (MBS), Spago is one of the latest additions to the list of celebrity restaurants that have landed on the shores of Singapore. This is celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck’s second restaurant in Singapore and also the first international outpost to be introduced in Asia. Famed for its top-notch Californian cuisine, diners can enjoy the same signature dishes served at the original Spago of West Hollywood, as well as other modern fusion delights inspired by Puck’s travels in Asia.
With an image of a “garden in the sky” in mind, New York-based designer Tony Chi has collaborated with Chef Wolfgang Puck and MBS on the design of Spago. Featuring an elegant, modernist garden home, the restaurant was built on a warm palette of architectural materials that includes basalt stone and fumed oak, imparting visual resemblance to a colonial-style bungalow. Blessed with the grandeur of the iconic infinity pool and a million dollar sky view of Singapore’s landscape, it sets the mood for the perfect dining experience.
Spago offers two distinct dining spaces catered for the lunch/dinner crowd and the merry bar-goers. For a more sophisticated dining experience, diners can make reservations at Spago’s 90-seater fine dining restaurant where an extensive selection of international wines is available for the meal pairing. Next to the fine dining restaurant is a terrace lounge with an alfresco bar centerpiece that is able to accommodate 200 guests. Low tables, patterned cushions and abstract ceiling fans exude a vibrant, casual vibe for diners to mingle and socialize amid the perpendicular sofa arrangement. If you’re one of those who might be slightly more introverted, Spago’s open kitchen concept will keep you entertained with an exclusive view of the dynamic kitchen team in action.
Fresh from earning the top spot on the San Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2014, Australian chef and restaurateur David Thompson went on to join the repertoire of celebrity chefs in Marina Bay Sands shortly after. Opened in September last year, Long Chim marked Chef Thomson’s debut into the Singapore culinary scene but unlike his award-winning Nahm in Bangkok, this casual-dining restaurant specialises in Thai street food and dishes are mostly below $30.
Drawing inspiration from modern-day Bangkok, the interior design of Long Chim is both sleek and swanky with its low lying lights, 3D wooden panelled ceilings supported by walls and pillars that are unapologetically covered in murals made up of thick bold strokes.
Taking up to 150 diners at one time, Long Chim is by no means a small space and might be considered sprawling even. It offers a variety of dining experiences and you can choose to either sit at the kitchen counter for some live action, tuck into bar bites at the lounge area alongside exotic Thai cocktails concocted at the bar, book the private dining rooms for intimate get-togethers or simply dine at one of the tables in the main dining area which is sufficiently cosy.
We started with some appetisers- Cured Pork Fritters $17 and Dried Prawns in Betel Leaves $13. The latter with its ginger notes, toasted coconuts and chunks of peanuts all wrapped in a juicy betal leaf was simply a party in the mouth with its varying textures and myriad of flavours, while the former was rightfully salty and thrilled with waves of spiciness from the slices of bird’s eye chilli.
The name “Gordon Ramsay” is no stranger to any foodie on the face of this earth. Some of us may have either dined at one of the numerous restaurants that he opened around the world- UK, America, Europe and more recently, Asia, or seen his face on the small screen- Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell and most notably, MasterChef US and MasterChef Junior, or heard about the impressive 14 Michelin stars under his belt. One way or another, there is no denying that Gordon Ramsey’s culinary reputation far precedes him.
The opening of his first restaurant in Singapore will be Gordon Ramsay’s second in Asia (the first being Hong Kong in September last year). Located amidst all the other celebrity chef restaurants in Marina Bay Sands, this British European restaurant which spans two floors- level 1 and B1, has a seating capacity of 149 and an amazing view of the waterfront.
While we were down at Bread Street Kitchen for dinner, we were extremely lucky to chat and even take a photo with the surprisingly affable and personable celebrity chef as he made his rounds to the different tables talking to diners and spontaneously taking a “wefie” with anyone who asked. He had been in town for the past few days for the official launch of Bread Street Kitchen and shares that he will try to fly in to Singapore as and when possible. The kitchen in the meantime, is run by Executive Chef Sabrina Stillhart whom Chef Ramsay has only full praises for.
The food here at Bread Street Kitchen has a similar concept to that of the flagship outlet in London, featuring an extensive range of British classics and favourites. Starters start from $18, Mains range from $26 to $46 while Desserts are $15 and up. Not exactly very affordable but fairly reasonable for a celebratory splurge with family and friends.