LaBrezza at St Regis Hotel Singapore has heightened the dining experience with the Pasta Parade Wednesday and Risotto Revelry Thursday at $48++ per person, from 7pm to 10pm. The pasta and risotto are specially handcrafted by Chef de Cuisine, Luca Moioli. Diner has a choice of four tantalising pasta or risotto from a choice of six, served over two courses in a special duo plate of tasting portions.
Strigoli Pasta served with Homemade Basil Pesto 4.2/5
I am given a glimpse into the Pasta Parade Wednesday with the Strigoli Pasta served with Homemade Basil Pesto and Venetian-style Bigoli Pasta with Pan-seared Duck Foie Gras. The duo is among the choices of six selection available on the menu. The basil pesto coated evenly around the strigoli pasta hits the palate with the aroma of extra virgin olive oil, basil, and nutty pine nuts with each bite of the strigoli pasta. The strigoli pasta is not commonly seen in Singapore and cooked to an enjoyable al dente bite.
Venetian-style Bigoli Pasta with Pan-seared Duck Foie Gras 4.2/5
The other pasta dish I tried is the Venetian-style Bigolia Pasta with Pan-seared Duck Foie Gras. The long and thick tube pasta tossed in duck ragout gives it a rich robust finishing. The other pasta dishes available on the Pasta Parade Wednesday's menu are Tagliolini Pasta with Boston Lobster, Linguine Pasta with Clams and Baby Zucchini, Paccheri Pasta filled with Kurobuta Pork Cheek and Ravioli filled with Beef, Prosciutto, Amaretti Biscuit and Raisin.
Fresh Herb Risotto with Boston Lobster 4.2/5, Beetroot Risotto with Gorgonzola Cheese 3.8/5
If you miss your date on Wednesday, don't worry there is Risotto Revelry Thursday. Out of the six risotto dishes on the menu, I tried the Fresh Herb Risotto with Boston Lobster and Beetroot Risotto with Gorgonzola Cheese. Both the risotto are beautifully flavoured with a good bite to it. However I preferred the fresh herb risotto more as I find the gorgonzola cheese on the acquire side. Saying that, using beetroot is really interesting and surprisingly delicious.
Oyster Bar 4.5/5
Besides Pasta Parade Wednesday and Risotto Revelry Thursday, LaBrezza also offers a delectable a la menu throughout the week. Four varieties of oysters from Canada and France, with three different cooking method to showcase the freshness. They are gratin oysters with herbs and breadcrumbs, crispy fried tempura and freshly shucked with condiments.
Pugliese Pizza 4.2/5
Italian cuisine is not only known for its pasta and risotto. They are well known for the pizza too. LaBrezza offers eight different choices on the menu. I had the Pugliese Pizza ($38) which may look simple and plain with the melted onion, pecorino romano, mozzarello, fontina and parmigiano reggiano, but this was just a disguise in appearance. The simplicity brought out the heightened appreciation of the ingredients.
Semifreddo Alla Vaniglia 4.2/5
Ending the night on a sweet night with the Semifreddo Alla Vaniglia ($16). The vanilla parfait is wrapped with mixed berry jelly, forest berry compote and basil lime sorbetto. The different components on the plate worked in harmony for a lovely closure of the night.
LaBrezza hidden in a corner at level 2 of St Regis Hotel is probably one of the lesser known restaurants in the property. The cozy and intimate ambience will be ideal for a date or private dinner.
St Regis Singapore Hotel
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 65066884
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Daily: 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. Exit Wheelock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Continue onwards to Forum Shopping Mall. Walk further down to Orchard Parade Hotel. Turn left onto Tanglin Road. St Regis is just beside Tanglin Shopping Centre. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]