Formerly FOO’D By Davide Oldani, Sinfonia Ristorante has undergone a branding revamp. Still nestled within the elegant Victoria Concert Hall, Sinfonia Ristorante, which means “symphony” in Italian, doles out a repertoire of brand-new creations by Chef Simone Depalmas, who is of Sardinian descent and has over 21 years of experience under his belt.
Chef Simone’s culinary journey began when he was in Italy, and later he moved to Jakarta where he worked as the executive chef at Sopra Ristorante. He came to Singapore in 2013, and quickly became acquainted with the vibrant dining scene. He uses best-quality seasonal ingredients, and he harnesses their natural flavours through creative culinary techniques.
Truffle Chicken Liver Brûlée
The new menu will showcase Italian dishes from different regions of the country. The Truffle Chicken Liver Brûlée is an innovative way of savouring chicken liver pâté. It is a aromatic dish thanks to the leek puree with high antioxidant herbs such as red mizuna and marigold. This is a dish that requires utmost precision and experience, as achieving the different textures and balance in taste, from the pâté’s smoothness and firmness, richness of the chicken liver to the crisp sugar crust’s sweetness, is almost a high-wire act. Various types of wines, including Madeira wine, Port wine and Marsala wine — are used to balance the flavours of the liver. Spread the pâté on the roasted focaccia. The flavours crescendo with the black truffle of Umbria.
Next, savour the flavours of the sea with the Sea urchin, Alaskan king crab, rice roll, salmon roe, foam. This is a splendid rice roll comprising Hokkaido sea urchin; chilli crab made with Alaskan king crab; tomato crumble; and salmon roe, wrapped in seaweed and pulled together by a piquant sea urchin sauce and clam foam.
Sea urchin, Alaskan king crab, rice roll, salmon roe, foam
Handmade Squid Ink Tagliolini, King Prawn, Tarragon, Bottarga
Another popular dish of the restaurant is the Handmade Squid Ink Tagliolini, King Prawn, Tarragon, Bottarga. Tagliolini is a poplar pasta in a number of Italian regions such as Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Molise and Piemonte. It is rounder and slimmer as compared to other tagliatelle pastas. Freshly made daily in the kitchen with real squid ink, these flavorful, slightly chewy strands of tagliolini are complemented with Mediterranean king prawn, tarragon and bottarga (cured fish roe).
Some other popular dishes from the new menu:
Risotto, porcini mushroom, black truffle
Mushroom soup, umbrian truffle, crystalized pinenuts
Mackerel, roasted polenta, dill, avocado gazpacho
Cod fish, green asparagus, butter lemon sauce, smoked caviar
Beef short ribs, chestnut, salmon roe, horseradish
There is also the Beef Short Ribs, which boasts a sweet and savoury interplay thanks to the chestnut, salmon roe and horseradish. The tender USDA Wagyu beef short ribs are perfectly marbled and slow-cooked for 12 hours, hence have a great flavour depth.
Three-style Roasted Cabbage
According to Chef, this is one of the most popular dishes here, Three-style Roasted Cabbage, seasoned with seasonal herbs and enlivened with sour cream.
Complete the meal with their signature dessert:
Passion fruit, raspberry meringue, rose lychee sorbet
The Mandarin is an exquisite replica of the fruit. Topped with chocolate crumble, the inside is filled with mascarpone cheese and fresh orange juice. Pry into the middle and the juice will squirt out of the dessert. You can also opt for the refreshing Passion Fruit, Raspberry Meringue, Rose Lychee Sorbet.
The lunch sets start from $45++ per person for three courses on weekdays, while dinner degustation menus are priced at $138++ per person for five courses and $168++ for seven courses.
- From Tuesday to Thursday, diners can enjoy 4-course Chef’s Special Menu for dinner at only $88++ per person.
- Every day from 5pm – 7pm, enjoy complimentary Grilled Smoked Duck Bun when you order a gin Martini ($18++) at DRINK cocktail bar.
- On Saturday and Sunday, diners can look forward to Omakase Lunch Special with 12 dishes free-flow at only $52++ per person. Supplement $40++ for free-flow Bottega Brut.
Sinfonia Ristorante is set within Victoria Concert Hall, whose neo-classical lines firmly reference its 150-year history even as the national monument continues to be a highly current venue that nurtures the future of Singapore’s arts scene. It is an apt and timelessly elegant home for the restaurant, whose own name means “symphony”. The sophisticated interior design is characterised by high ceiling and majestic Corinthian columns, making the restaurant a perfect address for business lunches, corporate and wedding events.
|Address:||#01-01, 11 Empress Place, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore 179558|
Tue – Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm-11pm
Sun & Mon: 12pm – 3pm (Dinner is available for group bookings. Minimum 8 pax.)
Tue – Sat: 4pm-12am
Happy Hour: 4pm – 8pm
Sun & Mon: Closed (Available for group bookings. Minimum 8 pax.)
|Telephone number:||+65 6385 5588|
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