3Hoongy ! •
19 Jun 2014
Buona Terra is all about being current with the season and ingredients, and its recent launch of its Constellation of the Stars menu shows just that.
At a recent visit, I started with the ocean trout carpaccio, light bites served at room temperature, dabbled in olive oil and flowers.
This was followed by a the seasonal white asparagus with generous portions of black truffle. The white truffle was wrapped in parma ham, which added a very strong salt finish and overpowered the dish.
For the pasta we tried the linguine in bamboo clam. The taste of the dish was defined by the seawater after-taste of the chopped pieces of bamboo clam.
For our meat dish we had the Secreto Iberico. Do not ask me how this is Italian, but those tasty slightly salted pieces of fatty pork had me yearning for more. I liked that potato rosti below which balanced out the strong tasting pieces of pork.
Finally for dessert, I had the mango parfait.
Buona Terra has an in-house sommelier Gabriele who would be happy to pair your dishes with wine. Chef Denis is also one of the more flexible Italian chefs around who would be happy to tailor the meal to your preference. I literally saw a Chinese diner who was lost at the menu and asked for mushroom soup and Chef quickly replied, "I have some mushrooms and I know how to make soup". Talk about top notch service.