We were supposed to dine at Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare during the Singapore Restaurant Week 2015 but 2 out of 3 couldn’t make it so ended by a week late.
Gattopardo Ristorante helmed by Chef Lino Sauro offers Contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. For the menu, click here.
Crispy Pasta with Mayonnaise Sauce and Cherry Tomato
We were served the crispy pasta as the starter. After deep frying, the pasta was a little chewy instead of crispy; I wasn’t impressed with the starter. The sauce was a little too simple, pure Mayonnaise Sauce. I was expecting some more sophisticated. Nonetheless, I wasn’t disappointed about what was next to come.
Burrata e 5J Jabugo
We ordered two starters for sharing. First, the Fresh Burrata Cheese, Bruschetta and Jabugo. We love this starter. Burrata Cheese was fresh and together with the Bruschetta was pretty refreshing.
Next, was the Charred Octopus, Sicilian Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Celery Root. These were tender Octopus that was sweetish and flavourful. The flavour was infused well onto the surface of Octopus. Amazing!
A total of three Mains were ordered for sharing, likewise.
Zuppa di Pesce “Gattopardo”
First, the Signature Gattopardo Seafood Stew was served. As we requested for sharing, they have kindly served us in three individual portions. The soup was simply amazing. The tangy tomato was refreshing but wasn’t the main featured taste, instead each mouthful was filled with a strong fish flavour. It was simply Awesome. I highly recommend this dish to all.
Tagliatelle con Aragosta
It was followed closely by our 2 pasta dishes. From the look, we felt it looked so much like Mee Pok. This was relatively light in flavour as compared to the 2 other Mains, the Stew and the Lasagna, which is next.
Lasagna Aperta con Wagyu e Finferli
Don’t be fooled by its simplistic look. It was outstanding. Usually for Lasagna, you will taste the strong tomato sauce but this you will get the strong flavour of beef instead. But I believe some may find this too meaty. Nevertheless, we enjoyed this to the max. This is another must try dish that I will recommend.
Lastly, it was dessert time. We ordered 2 for sharing.
Tiramisu non Classico
The Tiramisu was indeed deconstructed, each component of the Tiramisu was separate independently. I still prefer the ‘Constructed’ Tiramisu instead with Coffee and alcohol soaked sponge together with the Mascarpone Cheese
Semifreddo di Lino
We find the Almond Parfait a little too sweet and I couldn’t taste much of the Almond flavour in the sauce.
In general, we didn’t enjoy the dessert as much as the Starters and the Mains. I might forgo the dessert when I dine at Gattopardo the next round. Maybe I will not but try something else. Lol!
Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare
34/36 Tras Street Singapore 079026
Tel: +65 6338 5498 / 9325 8843
Monday – Friday ~ Lunch 1200 to 1430, Dinner 1830 to 2230; Saturday – Sunday ~ Closed for Lunch, Dinner 1830 to 2230
By MRT: North-South Line -Tanjong Pagar station
By Bus: alight at the bus stop either before Wallich Road or after Craig Road – 80, 145