Italiano Fiesta at Marriott Hotel
This month, Crossroad Cafe, Marriott Cafe and Pool Grill offers an odyssey of Italian specialities, cooked to perfection by our Italian maestros Christian Frigo and Daniele Trivero. With years of training and experience, the chefs source for he best available local ingredients to provide diners with the most exquisite Italian dining experience in every encounter.
Italian Anti Pasti at Crossroads Cafe
2 January to 28 February 2015
From 2 January to 28 February 2015, Crossroads Cafe introduced an Italian Antipasti Menu created by Chefs Christian and Daniele.
The Antipasti Menu is a tip of their culinary iceberg, giving the crowd a preview of the gastronomic excitement to come in the year 2015. Highlights include Mix Bruschetta ($10) with Olive Pate, Tomato & Bell Pepper Caponata, Pinzimonio ($12, Vegetable Crudités, Vinaigrette, Spicy Mayo, Capers & Tuna Sauce, Bacon Wrapped Prunes with Goat Cheese), Gratinated Mussels ($15) with Spicy Tomato Arrabbiata, Bacon Wapped Prunes ($14) with goat cheese, and more.
From now till 17 February 2015, you can also enjoy a variety of sublime dishes at Marriott Cafe, ranging encompassing antipasti, soup, pasta, prime meats as well as divine desserts. Lunch and Dinner Buffet starts from $58++.
Italiano Business Set Lunch at Pool Grill
2 February to 1 March 2015
Business Set Lunch: $33++ per person (inclusive of free flow of ice teas and hot beverages)
From 2 February to 1 March 2015, Italian Executive Sous Chef, Christian Frigo, presents an enticing Italian Business Set Lunch at Pool Grill. Available in a superb three-course meal, the traditional-meet-modern fusion menu changes weekly.
A quiet moment is difficult to find in an active city as busy as Singapore, much less at the core of it. Set against the backdrop of Marriott’s swimming pool, this trendy al fresco restaurant will take your breath away with appetisers such as Beef Carpaccio with Parmesan Cheese, Cacciucco Ligurian Style Seafood Broth, Poached Veal in Tuna Sauce or Cauliflower Cream Soup with Hazelnut Butter and Scallop Tartare. We had a famous Italian classic – Veal Tonnato with Caper sauce. Served cold, the delicate slices are served with caper sauce, which imparts a contrast of textures and flavors.
Palate pleasing main courses comprise of Bread-crusted Lamb Loin, Acquapazza Style Sea Bass with Potato Cream & Gnocco Fritto, Braised Beef Cheeks with Red Wine, Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder with Fennel Confit & Marsala Sauce, Grilled Stuffed Squid, and more. I am impressed with their Acquapazza Style Sea Bass. The term acqua pazza (which means crazy water in Italian), tender and light sea bass filets are poached in a simple broth that is both delicate and full of flavour.
Not to be missed are desserts such as Soft Panna Cotta with Chocolate Crumble & Strawberry Compote, Ricotta Cheese Flan with Raisin & Orange Sorbet, Classic Tiramisu, Amaretto Semifreddo with Chocolate Sauce, and more. Of course, I went for the luxuriously creamy classic tiramisu. The mascarpone was smooth and light, adorned with sprinklings of cocoa powder.
Not in the lunch menu, I ordered a serving of Caesar Salad ($19) as it is prepared, tossed and served, right at the diner’s table. You can choose to add grilled prawns, smoked salmon or grilled chicken breast.
Pool Grill is great for business meetings or relaxing lunch gatherings with colleagues.
Singapore Marriott Hotel
Address: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Tel: +65 6831 4605