Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bottura Restaurant @ Suntec City

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The refurbished Suntec City brought a new lease of life to the mall with many new restaurants and concepts springing out at the various towers. Bottura is the latest restaurant to be opened at Suntec City with the concept of housing a restaurant, gelateria, cafeteria and Italian gourmet supply store under one roof.

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Cold Cuts Platter 4.2/5

A good starter for sharing is the Cold Cuts Platter from Emilia Romagna with Marmelade ($22). The abundance servicing of different cured hams and cheese will whet up the appetite for the rest of the casual Italian fare.

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Arancini Al Ragu 4/5

Another starter which I enjoyed is the Arancini Al Ragu ($8). The traditional risotto ball is served over a bed of tomato sauce. This is a hearty and comforting dish

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Piadina with Parma Ham, Stracchino Cheese and Rocket Salad 3.5/5

A flat bread that can be found in every Italian home is the Piadina that can be filled with any ingredients of liking. With five different combinations available on the menu, I got to try the Piadina with Parma Ham, Stracchino Cheese and Rocket Salad ($12). The freshly made thin flat bread has a nice bite to it, allowing the sandwiched ingredients to be fully enjoyed

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Egg and Squid Ink Tagliolini with Shrimp and Zucchini 4.5/5

A signature at Bottura is the Egg and Squid Ink Tagliolini with Shrimp and Zucchini ($18). The house made tagliolini tossed in a beautiful cream was just simply slurping heavenly.

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Ravioli 4.2/5, Polenta Lasagne 4/5 and Gnocchi 4/5

Next I tried a trio of different pasta in the Ravioli with Cream, Ham and Mushrooms ($16), Polenta Lasagne with Traditional Ragu and Bechamel Sauce ($18) and Gnocchi with Traditional Ragu ($18). This is just the sampling portion. They are really good and it was quite difficult to say which is my favourite. The thin sheet of pasta stuffed with spinach, the layers of pasta sheet substituted by polenta for the lasagne and the chewy gnocchi. They all stood out on their own, which also means there is something for everyone to suit your preference.

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Rockmelon, Parma Ham and Mozzarella 4/5

As one of the oldest and most famous Italian dishes in the world, Bottura does offer quite an extensive selection of pizza on their menu. I have eaten parma ham with rockmelon but having them atop a pizza is very unique. The 12 inch pizza with Rockmelon, Parma Ham and Mozzarella ($24) indeed comes across very delectable with the refreshing combination.

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Buttora does offer a selection of yummy dessert on their menu to end the night on a sweet note. However I was too full to try them. Instead I hit over to the gelateria and got myself a scoop of the Pistachio Gelato ($5). The rich, nutty flavour together with the creamy texture made it a perfect ending for the night.


Bottura Restaurant
Suntec City Mall
North Wing
3 Temasek Boulevard
#02-472/3/4
Singapore
Tel: +65 62387527
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Nearest MRT: Promenade (CC Line), Esplanade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm

Direction: 
1) Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Carne & Caipirinha Brazilian Churrascaria @ Sunset Way

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It has been a while since I last visited Sunset Way. The place has undergone some changes with the opening of some new restaurants. One of the new kids on the block is Carne & Caipirinha Brazilian Churrascaria which offers Brazilian churrascaria that uses charcoal fire for roasting their quality meats imported directly from Brazil.

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It is not just about roasted meat at Carne & Caipirinha. Before starting on the buffet of roasted meats, one can help themselves to the Salad Bar that are freshly prepared in house daily.

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During my visit, the salad bar offers a selection of salads, pastas, rice and traditional Brazilian Feijoada. Brazilian Feijoada is a black bean stew. This is my first time having it and it is really good with the melted in the texture.

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Once you are really for the unlimited servicing of the various slow roasted, you just need to flip the disc at the table to the green colour side. The passadors (chefs-cim-meat servers) who are dressed in traditional gaucho outfits, will go around the alfresco dining area with their skewer of roasted meat and carve portion of meat right onto diners' plates.

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Pork Belly

Diners at Carne & Caipirinha can enjoy up to 17 different roasted items that are slow roasted over charcoal fire. The marquee dishes include Beef Rump Cap and Beef Hump. The beef rum cap is a very a valuable cut of beef and is superb in quality. The beef hump is a rare cut only found in the humped Brazilian cattle known as zebu, with its rich marbling.

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Beef Hump

The other roasted dishes are Pork Rib, Beef Rib, Chicken Heart, Grilled Pineapple, Cheese Bread & Garlic Bread, Pork Belly, Pork Ham, Pork Sausage, Fish, Chicken Thigh, Chicken Fillet in Bacon, Lamb Leg and Beef Rump.

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To have a break or stop eating, just need to flip the disc to the red colour side.

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With all these roasted meats, I would recommend washing it down with the Guarana Antarctica ($6) only available at Carne & Caipirinha. This is the first ever soft drink produced in Brazil and so called number one drink in Brazil. It tastes similar to Kickapoo or Mountain Dew that is less sweet.

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Price
Happy Hour
Mon-Sat: 530pm - 7pm
Sun & PH: 5pm - 6pm
Adult: $39.90, Children: $18 (5-12 years old)

Regular
Mon-Sat: 7pm - 11pm
Sun & PH: 6pm - 11pm
Adult: $49.90, Children: $24 (5-12 years old)


Carne & Caipirinha Brazilian Churrascaria 
Sunset Way
Blk 106 Clementi Street 12
#01-50
Singapore 120106
Tel: +65 64640478
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Nearest MRT: Clementi (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 530pm - 11pm
Sun & PH: 5pm - 11pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at station (Stop ID 17179). Take bus number 184. Alight 4 stops later. Walk towards block 109 facing multi-storey carpark. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Clementi MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at station (Stop ID 17179). Take bus number 154. Alight 5 stops later. Walk towards block 109 facing multi-storey carpark. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

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