Basilico - The Regent Singapore

Digest

September 24, 2010 | BY Singapore Tatler

Score a seat at the popular Basilico at The Regent for a good dose of well executed authentic Italian cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients. The vibrant restaurant is flanked by three open kitchens - each dishing out antipasto, hot dishes and sweet treats respectively. You can choose to sit in the main dining area, by the breezy pool side or in one of the sleek private dining rooms.

Score a seat at the popular Basilico at The Regent for a good dose of well executed authentic Italian cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients. The vibrant restaurant is flanked by three open kitchens - each dishing out antipasto, hot dishes and sweet treats respectively. You can choose to sit in the main dining area, by the breezy pool side or in one of the sleek private dining rooms.

In the kitchen, the three Italian chefs Giovanni, Angelo and Marco devise an array of dishes with a touch of elegance. For instance the thinly sliced yellow fin tuna carpaccio perked up with citrus, and paired with a mound of King crab and fennel salad is a refreshing appetiser to kick-start the meal. A standout in the menu is the creamy risotto with Porcini mushrooms, cooked to perfection and topped with shavings of precious truffle. Of mains, the grilled wagyu beef sirloin is wonderfully tender and paired with green asparagus, Burratina cheese, Sicilian cherry tomatoes and ratte potatoes. The grilled lamb chop with eggplant parmiggiana and green asparagus in thyme scented jus is another highlight worth sinking your teeth into. To round off the exquisite meal, opt for the sweet baked pineapple in parchment paper, served with lavender gelato and sour cherries or homemade vanilla, coffee and hazelnut gelato with a shot of espresso.

Those who have big appetites can aim for the Best of Basilico's new three-course dinner priced at $65 per person which includes a main course, plus two buffets: antipasti (premium cold cuts, cheeses, marinated seafood) and the dessert counter (cakes, pastries, cookies and gelato). The Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2, Tel: 6725 3232