Parma ham in rockmelon cups
It’s been a while since we’ve been to Il Lido. It’s got a much more relaxed atmosphere than Beppe’s other restaurant, Forlino, and I think that allows you to enjoy the food and your company better.
There was a special Easter Sunday four-course brunch served that day. On the menu:
A selection of classic Italian antipasti including zucchini flower stuffed with prawn and gazpacho, parma ham, caprese salad, calamari and asparagus flan. Every single one of these was absolutely delicious. A perfect combination and balance of delicate flavours, beautifully presented. I could have just eaten these for the rest of the meal. My favourites were the parma ham, which was served in delicate rockmelon cups, and the asparagus flan which was like a souffle of asparagus air.
Pappardelle with duck and orange
For first course there was a choice of homemade pappardelle with duck and orange or pumpkin gnocchi with prawns and pesto. I had the pappardelle (it’s always hard for me to go past my favourite pasta) and for the first time had duck and orange together. I know it’s a classic combination (duck a l’orange) but for me the sauce was a bit on the thin side and not robust enough to work with the thick pappardelle pasta.
Atlantic cod with truffle, artichoke and cream leeks
For second course there was a choice of Atlantic cod with truffle, artichoke and cream leeks, spring lamb with creamed truffle potatoes and goose liver sauce or Black Angus beef tenderloin with crispy polenta, Montasio cheese, radicchio and barolo wine.
Surprisingly no-one on our table of ten ordered the beef, so it was fish and lamb all around. I had the cod and it was cooked perfectly and was tender and flaky, and worked very well with the sweetness of the cream leeks.
Desserts were also very well done with classics like chocolate fondant, creme brulee and meringues and almond biscotti.
Add freeflow champagne overlooking Sentosa golf course and that just about tops a pretty perfect way to spend a Sunday.
Il Lido Restaurant and Lounge
Sentosa Golf Club
27 Bukit Manis Road
Tel: 6866 1977