What’s new: LaBrezza, the Italian restaurant at The St. Regis Singapore, has a refreshed menu by its Chef de Cuisine, Luca Moioli.
The highlights: We tried some of the signatures from the new ala carte menu, starting with the Insalata de mare ($29), a seafood spread of prawns, octopus, scallops, mussels, clams and calamari salad. This plate of fresh goodness was a delight as a prelude to the rest of our courses.
The Zuppa de porcini e pollo ($18) is easily of of my favourites from the new menu. Imagine Porcini mushrooms veloute with slow-roasted chicken breast, mushrooms espuma and hazelnut powder. As a mushroom and hazelnut fan, this must have been the best combination ever. The overall flavour of the soup wasn’t too cloying, and it was perfect with the accompanying cheese bread stick.
For mains, the Ravioli del plin ($24), a traditional Piemontese agnolotti filled with chicken, pork and veal, served with natural braising sauce offers a variety of flavours in its choice of meats stuffed in the agnolotti pasta. The braising sauce was a great compliment to the pasta, without being too overbearing in its flavour to steal the thunder.
For something light, go for the Baccala in due maniere ($36), which consists of cod fish done in two ways – the oven-stewed cod fish with braised onions and milk reduction, and pan-seared cod fillet with organic polenta and charcoal radicchio. Both versions has its winning points, while the oven-stewed cod was tender, my preferences leans towards the more solid texture of the pan-seared cod fillet as it gave me a fuller flavour.
For meats lovers, the Costoletta di vitello ($48), a 450g breaded veal chop with buttered kipfler potatoes and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano is something to consider. It would be better if the breaded texture was more crisp to offer a starker contrast with the tender veal meat beneath.
For desserts, we had the Sicilian cassata ($14), a traditional sweet treat from Sicily, Italy. It is like a sponge cake layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit terrine, together with some citrus coulis and Pistachio gelato for a good balance in taste.
*The images depicted above are tasting portions, except for the Sicilian cassata.
When: Other than offering the a la carte menu at LaBrezza , the weekdays Business Lunch start from $43++ perperson for 3-Course from 12 noon to 3pm, Barbecue Night takes place every Friday evening from pm to 10pm from $88++ per person, and the Weekend Prosecco Brunch starts from 12pm to 3pm from $83++ per person.
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The St. Regis Singapore
Level Two, 29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6884
Daily: 12noon to 10pm