Gattopardo reopens at Tras Street with new seasonal menus
Renown Gattopardo owner Chef Lino Sauro is having a Southern Italian revolution in Singapore. Following his Sicilian street food restaurant Morsi Sorsi, affable Chef Lino has revamped his popular Gattopardo restaurant, formerly at Fort Canning, and reopened it at Tras Street. The new Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare, which translates to Seafood restaurant, serves up fresh seafood dishes done in Southern Italian Mediterranean style. Doing its part for the environment, Gattopardo uses only self sustaining seafood sourced from certified fisheries worldwide. Gattopardo’s new seasonal menus feature dishes with ingredients available in Italy during each season of the year. It’s the Winter menu currently and diners can look forward to the Spring menu next in April that is characterize with fruits like apricots, cherries, almond and fish like tuna, swordfish and sardines.
Some highlights of the winter menu, starts with the intriguing Ostrica, Mojito e Caviale ($36). This refreshing cold dish of Oyster and Baeri Caviar accompanied with a unique icy apple mojito that nicely balances the heady taste of the oyster and helps refresh the palate for more seafood delights to come. Capesante e Ceci ($34), perfect lightly seared scallop is sweet and juicy on its own or have it with the the chickpea puree and broccoli Rabes. Fish lovers don’t miss Dentice al Forno ($42), beautifully baked snapper which was moist, light and no fishy smell, accompanied with hireloom tomatoes and delicious broth that will have you lapping it all up.
Craving for meats? Enjoy the aromatic crispy pork belly with an interesting combination of flavours from the cuttlefish squid sauce, coffee and orange jam, Maiale ($40). Other choices include Coscia di Agnello Brasata in Terracotta ($42), slow cooked braised lamb shank in Terracotta and the whooping 1kg Costata di Manzo “Come Alla Fiorentina” ($188), char-grilled Cote De Boeuf. For carbs, have Chef Lino’s favourite dish, the Gattopardo’s old menu signature Risone Con Polipo Brasato e Midollo di Bue ($30) with braised octopus and bone marrow or Rigatoni “Mancini” con Aragosta e Coriandolo ($55) with live blue lobster in an appetizing light spicy broth.
La Cassata Al Bicchiere ($15) is a must-have tantalizing treat served in a martini glass. This Sicilian traditional Ricotta cheese cake, is kind of deconstructed doesn’t come as a whole cake but served in nice soft sundae like texture finished with chewy candied fruits and almond paste. Even if you’re just having drinks and not dinner, do enjoy this with the selection of Sicilian wine.
Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare is a charming restaurant in a quaint two storeys shophouse, an open courtyard good for drinks or events and two private rooms, one each per floor. There’s also a cosy two tables al fresco dinning area on the second floor balcony overlooking Tras Street which is extremely popular. We advise you to book in advance if you are planning a romantic night out with your loved ones.
Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare
34/36 Tras Street, Singapore 079026
Tel: 6338 5498
Opening Hours: 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 6:30pm to 10: 30pm (Sat & Sun)
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