It is Singapore’s first and only Sardinian restaurant, located at five-star hotel Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel, which is just behind Orchard Tower. Sardinia is a Mediterranean island just off the West coast of Italy. With its 1840 km of coastline, Sardinia is the Italian region with the largest coastal development; the sea is clear and practically preserved from every kind of pollution. Sardinian culinary tradition goes hand in hand with its natural variety: deeply tied to the past and based on genuine food and home-made products.
The 230-seat restaurant has broadway look with its huge signage. Inside it is vintage looking with classy bar, plushy green leather armchairs and plushy black leather seats against the wall. The restaurant also has quite a wide range of wines display on the shelf. Nice and slow songs are played to enchance the broadway feel.
Tonight 3 of us are having the Restaurant Week Dinner Menu, which costs $35++ per person. We are showed to a booth seat table which is quite wide and comfortable, with lots of space for girls to put their bags. Another thing which we notice is that the table which we are sitting around is actually a old sewing machine with a board on top. Quite unique.
We start with a basket of bread and sticks, served with olive oil. The bread is quite soft. The staff also refills for us when we request for another serving of bread.
Burratina E Fave
Fresh Burrata Cheese Accompanied with Warm Mint Fava Beans
The cheese tastes quite light and soft in texture, which balances off the saltiness of the mashed beans.
Zuppa All’ Algherese
Sardinian Seafood Bisque
The seafood in the soup is quite fresh, especially for the scallop. The soup is very flavourful.
Stuffed Pasta Pockets of Potato, Mint and Pecorino Tossed in Butter and Sage
The dish is actually dumplings stuffed with mashed potato, lying in a pool of melted butter. Quite oily, looking as if the dumplings are swimming in a pool of oil. The dumpling tastes quite nice with a hint of mint. The skin of the dumpling is quite thin.
Fregola Ai Frutti Di Mare
Seafood and Semolina Pasta in a Tomato Based Seafood Sauce
It looks like a risotto dish when served. The pasta is like little chewy balls with a QQ texture. It tastes quite flavourful, but also quite similar in taste to the soup in the starter.
Tagliata Di Manzo
Grilled Beef Tenderlion with Roasted Potatoes and Mixed Greens
I am surprised that the dish is served on a wooden board with the meat covered by the greens. The meat is quite tender for middle rare. The dish is served with a choice black pepper or red wine sauce. The red wine sauce which is selected is quite thick and flavourful.
Traditional Cheese Filled Fritters with Honey
It is served piping hot and looks like a crispy deep fried chinese pancake, drizzled with honey. Inside the crispy pancake, there is the melted cheese inside. Feel like eating cheese pizza, topped with honey. A balance of sweet and saltiness.
Semi-Frozen Ricotta Cheese and Fennel Parfait with Mirto Ice Cream
We order 2 servings of this dish, with one in blood orange sorbet and other in strawberry sorbet. Both look the same when served. I prefer the blood orange sorbet as it offers a more tart taste.
Overall the food is not bad, although a bit too oily. Quite a nice and relaxing place in Orchard area.
Total damages for 3 persons : $123.59
Sopra Cucina & Bar
Address : #01-02 Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel, 10 Claymore Road , Singapore 229540
Tel : 67373 253
Operating Hours : 11:30am – 12am (Sun – Wed), 11:30am – 2am (Thu – Sat)
Website : http://www.sopracucina.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SopraCucina