Tucked away on the top floor of a re-furbished shophouse along the bustling Boat Quay area is another Beppe de Vito baby – contemporary Italian restaurant, Braci.
We were curious to see what the brains behind Il Lido, Aura and Osteria Art had in store for us with this intimate 20-seater. Refreshingly, the kitchen area was completely open, giving all guests a full view of all the excitement behind-the-scenes. And look at the stunning view of the Singapore River right outside our window!
We both weren’t too hungry and decided to go for the 4-course Surprise Menu at just ($100++) each, but ended up ordering an extra course anyway.
And so we began with an amuse bouche trio of the freshest produce from South to North Italy.
And then this piping hot, freshly-baked bread with some delicious olive oil.
And then it was on to our very unique first course – Romanesco with aerated Burrata and Hazelnut Pesto.
Who would’ve thought a broccoli would go so well with creamy burrata? Also, that gorgeous hazelnut flavour brought out all the nutty flavours of the vegetable. What a creative take on a simple vegetable dish! I’ve developed a great appreciation for chefs who can make vegetables taste amazing. It’s always easy to make fresh seafood, or a great cut of beef taste good. But for a veggie dish to wow, takes real talent.
Our second course was a Red Prawn Tagliolini.