Of the Mediterranean and Alps – New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore

Of the Mediterranean and Alps – New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Tomatoes

Basilico remains one of my favourite establishments on the island.

Their sublime antipasti selection itself return-worthy enough—personal favs include their medley of tomatoes and cheeses, they’ve even got a vegan and dairy-free version made from almond milk—making every visit both a surprise and comfort.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Cheese Spread

For 2016, Executive Sous-chef Angelo Ciccone and Basilico Head Chef Luca Beccalli introduces a new seasonal Basilissimo dinner menu that updates every quarter.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Three Cheese Focaccia 2

The three-course Basilissimo Dinner ($88 per person) includes an appetiser and dessert buffet, and an à la carte main course. You can also ask the staff for some spot-on wine pairing options.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Three Cheese Focaccia

The line-up for this second half year presents dishes influenced by both the Mediterranean Sea and Alps.

Mediterraneo – Mediterranean Sea (5 July to 3 October 2016)

From 5 July to 3 October 2016, the menu showcases delicacies from southern Italy and Mediterranean islands such as Sicily and Sardinia, as well as creations influenced by the regions along the Italian boot’s heel – Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Cavatielli Pasta with Baby Cuttlefish, Mussels, Lentils, Aglio Olio and Bottarga

Go for the classic Cavatielli Pasta (tasting portion pictured), a traditional Naples dish with lentils and Bottarga of salted, cured fish roe, and a robust selection of baby cuttlefish and mussels that seems to get more flavourful with each mouthful.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Cavatielli Pasta

What I found most interesting was that intriguing hint of spice that lingers on the palate.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Palermo-style Swordfish with Vegetable Pinzimonio, Beetroot Purée and Fresh Herbs

Also good is the Swordfish with Vegetable Pinzimonio, Beetroot Purée and Fresh Herbs (tasting portion pictured). A typical Sicilian dish from Palermo, the capital of Sicily, swordfish is rolled then stuffed with anchovies, garlic, capers and bread crumbs.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Palermo-style Swordfish

Desserts include the Toscano Black Chocolate Tart with Marsala Chantilly, and a deliciously velvety, homemade Pistachio Gelato balanced with olive oil and sea salt.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Desserts - Toscano Black Chocolate Tart with Marsala Chantilly and Pistachio Gelato with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

Alpi – Alps (4 October to 31 December 2016)

Basilissimo’s last installation for the year, 4 October to 31 December 2016, brings to the table flavours from the Alps (Northern Italy).

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Sweet Chillidusted Lamb Loin with Artichokes, Sour Red Onions, Rosemary Crushed Potatoes and Barolo Wine Sauce

I love the succulent Sweet Chilli-dusted Lamb Loin (tasting portion pictured). Excellently executed meat, enjoyed with artichokes, hearty rosemary potatoes and red onions and a mellow Barolo wine sauce to match.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Sweet Chillidusted Lamb Loin 2

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Chef’s Braised Beef Cheeks Cannelloni served over Light Parmesan Velouté

A definitely must-try is chef’s Braised Beef Cheeks Cannelloni (tasting portion pictured). A homely recipe passed down by his mum, tube pasta is stuffed with meltingly tender, full-flavoured beef cheeks, then served in rich Parmesan cheese fondue with beef jus, and even more Parmesan.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Chef’s Braised Beef Cheeks Cannelloni

The three-course Basilissimo Dinner ($88 per person) includes an appetiser and dessert buffet, and an à la carte main course. Or top-up to $128 for Basilissimo with 2 glasses of premium wine pairing, or $135 for Basilissimo Dolce Vita (available Sun-Thurs, until 8.30pm) with free-flow of white and red wines.

New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Desserts Spread New Basilissimo Menu at Basilico, Regent Singapore - Of the Mediterranean and Alps - Desserts
Address: Level 2, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 6725 3232/3
Operating hours: Breakfast 6.30am-10.30am (Monday to Saturday) 7am-10.30am (Sunday) Lunch 12pm-2.30pm (Monday to Saturday) 12pm-3pm (Sunday) Dinner 6.30pm-10pm (Daily)

Jazpster
Jazpster

What started out as just something fun for Jasper has developed into a passion for food over the years. Always having weird urges to take pictures of other diners’ food, he is used to being forcefully restrained by dining companions, but has yet to have security called on him. Jasper is open to all sorts of cuisines and dishes, and is always on the lookout for a good meal or deal. To him, an ideal restaurant is one that combines good food, friendly service and a warm ambience. "Food is all about the dining experience."

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