Basilico

My last Restaurant Week Mar 14 booking ends with another Italian restaurant – Basilico. If I had more options, I would rather not arrange back-to-back visits to Italian restaurants. But the bookings for RW at both OTTO Ristorante and Basilico were so popular that it was quite difficult to change dates.

Basilico offered semi-buffet meal that comprised of free-flow of starters and desserts from the buffet spread at $55++. We were awed by the spread that included Cold cuts, Marinated Seafood, Vegetables, Seasonal Leaves and Cheeses from the Antipasti Counter.  The circular antipasti buffet counter looked grand under the huge chandelier along with the flora centerpiece.

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Helped ourselves to variety of hams and olives, I particularly love the thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma. Other antipasti include Marinated Mussels, Anchovies, Octopus Salad, Mushroom Salad, Artichoke Salad and Grilled Zucchini.

Not forgetting the variety of cheeses and bread available. I loved the aromatic black squid ink bread! Over at the seafood section were fresh salmon, seabass, seared tuna, cod fish with citrus. Last but not least, the sliced tomatoes – a variety of tomatoes available here, along with buffalo mozzarella.

When we finally paused for a break after going for a few rounds of the antipasti, the observant staff came over to ask if they can start preparing our main course. For main course there were 3 options: Ricotta Cheese and Spinach Ravioli with Datterino Tomato Sauce, Roasted Salmon with Pumpkin and Cinnamon Puree and Sauteed Spinach and Angus Beef Tenderloin with Green Peppercorn Sauce, Portobello Mushrooms and Grilled Asparagus. We decided to go for the Beef so that we could enjoy the half-bottle Chianti Classico, Castello di Quercetto 2007 Tuscany that we earlier ordered. The steak was slightly more well-cooked than my request of medium-rare, but was still good.

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Desserts Homemade Italian Dessert and Gelato from the Dessert Counter. Included Cannoli, Peach Tart – pastry, Budino – pudding, Creme Brulee, Cakes. I think I didn’t see any Tiramisu though…There was also a few sorbets to choose from.

A very good quality Italian semi-buffet featuring an impressive antipasti spread.

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