It is no secret by now that PinkyPiggu loves pasta. Imagine me saying "no" to a meal where I can have endless servings of pasta? Unimaginable! Lol!
Which is why I said "YES!" to the new Ultimate Recovery Brunch which is happening every Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm at Burlamacco Ristorante.
Located along Amoy street, the Italian restaurant is known for its Tuscany specialties since its opening year 2012. With chef-owner Gabriele Piegaia's golden rule of "what you see on the menu is what you see on the plate", we will find a variety of homemade pasta, seafood, grilled meats, gelato and desserts to choose from.
Can order and eat as much as we want for 3 hours!
We were seated cozily at our table, and our choice of food was served directly to us, a-la-carte style. Yay to no jostling at a buffet line.
No brunch seems complete without eggs (at least for me) so the Poached Egg served with salmon was very much an ideal start.
This was followed by a host of Charcuterie, including my favorite Parma Ham. There is something just so enjoyable about this classic pairing of the saltish ham with the refreshing sweetness of melon. Agree?
We were highly recommended the Hand-chopped Red Tuna Tartare with Avocado 'Batutta'.
Though there was some hesitation in trying the tartare as I'm mostly not fond of raw food, I eventually took a small bite. It tasted okay, but not life-changing to convert me into a fan yet.
My dining companions, on the other hand, enjoyed the seldom-seen combination of tuna tartare and avocada. The fish was fresh, and seasoning was adequate.
Not everyone of us are adventurous when it comes to offal, so the table were clearly divided over the Stew Beef Tripe. For us who like it, the dish was memorable with pleasantly-chewy tripe and appetizing tomato gravy.
Pasta! Finally the long-awaited pasta dishes arrived at our table.
Between the Beef Ragu Pappardelle, and Aglio Olio Spaghetti, my preference went to the latter for its simple yet flavorful goodness.
Tossed with slices of fish, as well as olives and tomato, the al-dente pasta was satisfying without being surfeit. I can easily finish a whole plate if there wasn't more food coming up.
However, the two mains we tried were rather disappointing.
As we visited in month of December, Turkey Roll was on the menu as a festive offering, but the meat was dry and not tender enough for our liking. Our forks went for the side-kick crispy fries instead. Poor turkey.
The Seabass didn't fare too well either as we thought it smelled a tad fishy. Poor fish.
Desserts - Chocolate Tart, Tiramisu, and Panettone - came as the saving grace to round off the meal on a better note.
While it would be incorrect to say everything on the menu were delicious, it was overall decent, and selection is varied enough to cater to most palates.
This would be a suitable place if you're looking to indulge in a relaxing brunch and well-executed pastas in the quieter part of town on Sundays. Bring along good company. It matters to make up for whatever lack.
The Ultimate Recovery Brunch is available every Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm, and is priced as follows:-
- $78++ per person: Brunch + two hours of free-flow Bloody Mary, Espresso Martino, Prosecco and Wines
- $48++ per person: Brunch only. Add $12++ for free-flow of Soft Drinks, Coffee and Tea.
- $24++ per child up to 12 years old
Address: 77 Amoy Street, Singapore 069896
Contact: +65 6220 1763
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm / Open for dinner only on Saturdays
Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST unless otherwise stated. Information is correct at point of published date.
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