13 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower
I am torn between writing this and keeping this hidden gem to myself! I've heard of Chef Silvio before but hadn't had the chance to try his cooking. Now having had the chance to try his cooking, I know why his reviews are so high!
His pasta is hand made and is simply superb! I can't remember the name of the pasta I had but it was with mushrooms and black truffles in a cream sausce which is simply out of this world! The explosion of flavours in your mouth when you take a bite is amazing and can't be fully appreciated with words. You will have to try it yourself! My wife had the Spaghetti with clams. It too was amazing with a great balance of flavours and very fresh clams. For our mains, I had the Roast pork and my wife had the fish (I think). I was so busy devouring the pork I actually can't remember what my wife had!
I guess some people will ask what so great about roast pork, its just like the stuff you can get at the hawker centre. But the pork was seasoned just right, salty and tasty without being too salty. The crinkle was pefect and had a good bite while still retaining the crunchiness that I love and the meat was soooooo tender and juicy. There was no hint of 'porkiness' that can be overpowering at times. This pork was lovingly roasted and good care was taken to control the temperature and time of the roasting. Each bite was full of flavour and taste without the richness of the fat overcoming the taste. The roast potatoes that came with the dish was also perfectly done. If not for the fact that a small corner of the pork must have been a bit too near the fire and got a bit hard and overdone, the dish would have been perfect, but I'm just being picky here!
In summary, one of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore!