Saffron Panna Cotta ($16) – served with caramel sauce almond, orange tuilles and sweet dried fruits
The St. Regis Singapore embraces a new Chef de Cuisine, Luca Moioli, who will be holding the culinary reins at the hotel’s in-house Italian restaurant, LaBrezza. The completely refreshed a la carte menu is aptly balanced with a mix of classic Italian fare – original creations from his hometown, Sarnico, in the region of Lombardy – and his own signatures that are expertly crafted with contemporary touches.
The dining room offers a nice view of the pool, with soft dulcet sunlight streaming in during the day. Not obstructing the view is an oyster bar, or rather, an elegant cart, laid out with a variety of fresh oysters on ice, priced from $4.50++ per piece. You can choose to have them freshly shucked and served with condiments, or have them cooked to the style of your liking, with options like crispy fried tempura or gratin oysters with herbs and breadcrumbs.
Cappesante Saltate E Granchio ($32)
Begin your epicurean journey at LaBrezza with the starter of succulent pan-seared Hokkaido scallop escorted by a refreshing Alaskan crabmeat salad and an oatmeal-crusted crab cake that’s unconventionally coarse yet gratifyingly crunchy on the outside. The gentle trickle of lemon thyme vinaigrette unifies these three contrasting elements visually, besides amalgamating delicately on the palate.
Tagliolini All’Astice – tasting portion ($48 for actual portion)
Singaporeans might identify this dish as the refined Italian-equivalent of our local “mee pok” from the striking resemblance, but as one would expect, the texture differs hugely. The homemade tagliolini has a nice bite to it when cooked unerringly; it is tossed with tangy cherry tomato, aromatic garlic and Italian basil, and topped with pan-seared Boston lobster. This dish would make a safe choice for those who appreciate simple flavours from the mingling of fresh ingredients.
Risotto Alla Milanese – tasting portion ($38)
The Milan-inspired and saffron-infused risotto that’s rich, creamy and slightly tangy, is topped with caramelised shallots presented in thin sheets with such poise, and bone marrow well caramelised on the surface – an ingredient that may come across as exotic to some but a gem to those who are accustomed to it – rendered utterly soft and gelatinous, and packed with flavour.
Carrè E Stinco di Agnello – tasting portion ($48) – Grilled lamb chops with hazelnut crust and slow-cooked lamb sank, potato gratin and avocado salad with thyme sauce and pomegranate essence
On the menu is also a selection of wood-fried Italian thin crust pizzas that come with toppings ranging from chicken breast to salami and seafood.
Tiramisu Veneziano ($14)
For sweet endings to the Italian meal, the Tiramisu that’s rich of mascarpone and lightly spiked with coffee liqueur is a must order.
Semifreddo Alla Vaniglia ($16)
An unexpected highlight is the dessert of vanilla parfait wrapped with a layer of mixed berry jelly, served with fruity forest berry compote and refreshing basil lime sorbetto.
On Friday evenings, the spotlight is on seafood. The Mediterranean Seafood Barbecue buffet, priced at $88++ per person, happens from 7pm to 10pm, featuring char-grilled seafood including lobsters, salmon and tuna kebabs, scallops and prawns, complete with roasted vegetables and homemade salsas.
After a hectic week at work, grab the opportunity to enjoy the Weekend Prosecco Brunch happening from 12pm to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring an enticing spread of gourmet antipastis, imported cheeses, handmade pastas, main courses of meat and seafood served a la minute, as well as decadent Italian desserts. The weekend brunch buffet is priced from $83++ per person, which comes with coffee and tea; for $118++ per person, there’s an unlimited flow of Trviso Prosecco; and for $138++ per person, there’s an unlimited flow of Franciacorta wine.
The St. Regis Singapore, Level Two
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Tel: (65) 6506 6884