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Latteria Mozzarella Bar

Burrata with tomatoes and basil on a bed of rocket

I still haven’t come down from my Italian food high/obsession following on from our recent trip to Italy although I do think we’re a bit poorer now for all the white truffles we’ve had since we’ve been back. Lucky they are seasonal !

What isn’t seasonal though, and what is increasingly more popular and appearing in menus across Singapore, is fresh mozzarella, and in particular, burrata.

So we were more than happy to visit our friend Beppe De Vito’s new venture in Duxton Hill, Latteria Mozzarella Bar.

The menu features eleven types of fresh mozzarella that Beppe imports twice weekly from Italy.  D and I tried the knotted mozzarella from Puglia, and burrata, which we asked for served simply with tomatoes and basil. The Puglia cheese was lovely but paled into comparison with the wonderfully creamy burrata.

Rolled pork sausage 

For my main I ordered the rolled pork sausage, and this came as three garlicky, porky snail-shaped sausages with flecks of sweet peppers, on a bed of sauteed mushrooms and a black olive tapenade. Great, earthy flavours combined on a plate.

I ended up doggy-bagging a lot of my main, firstly because the cheese starters were so filling, and I wanted to save space for dessert.  We ordered one to share, and thank goodness because the tira misu is huge.

Add a bottle of prosecco and you have a wonderful and most civilised way to end a Monday. You could just as easily simply work your way through the menu of gorgeous mozzarella.

Latteria Mozzarella Bar
40 Duxton Hill
Tel: 68661988

Opening Hours (closed Sundays)
Mon–Thu: 12pm–2.30pm, 6pm–11pm
Fri: 12pm–2.30pm, 6pm–1am
Sat: 5pm–1am


Il Lido Easter Sunday brunch

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