Foo'd by Davide OldaniRestaurant, $$$, Western, Other Areas
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Tue - Sat
- Mon 12:00-15:00
- 6385 5588
- 11 Empress Place, #01-01 Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore 179558
- Accept Credit CardYes
- Dress CodeSmart Casual
- Vegetarian Dish10+
- Bring Your Own BottleYes
- Smoking AreaYes
- Car ValetNo
The innately grand design of this restaurant is as unmistakeable as its attempt to impress upon its guests the luxury of privacy without the need to hide them away in private rooms. The concise menu is a welcome deviation from the lengthy tome of other establishments. The starter of a wonderfully sticky, warm caramelised onion tart, topped with 20-month aged Grana Padano “ice cream” intrigues the palate with its contrast of hot and cold, making it a classic that will stand the test of time. This also kicks off the five-course dégustation menu, on which it is followed by a pea soup that’s rather aromatic from the use of lemongrass and could be restrained. It does, however, lead into the next dish: a deliciously acerbic risotto dressed in a marsala wine reduction and butter mix. All that said, it would help to have a wider selection of mains, which is why it pays to go à la carte. The unfussy dishes impressed more, such as the simplicity of the duck in smoked herbs and the bright, authentic branzino, served with datterini tomatoes, clams and chunky bread. Wines by the glass are mostly Italian options, but include examples of indigenous Sicilian varietals alongside the more popular varieties.
• Amazing value can be had with the omakase lunch special, available on Saturday and Sunday. The menu features 12 free-flow dishes of the chef’s choice, which often includes new recipes not yet available on the regular menu.
• There is also a two- and three-course pre-theatre menu worth considering.