This March, handmade pasta, Barcelona- and Mediterranean-inspired eats, and all-day snacks and heartier plates are waiting to tease our palates.

Pasta Bar by Chef Alessandro Giustetti

Chef Alessandro Guistetti - New restaurants March 2019

Chef Alessandro Guistetti

With an 18-seater open kitchen bar-counter at its heart, this intimate pasta bar serves a Chef’s Daily Lasagne and 11 different handmade fresh pastas such as tortelli with pumpkin and sage; tagliatelle with 24-hour beef ragu, parmigiana; and pappardelle with rabbit rage, olive and pine nut. Chef Giustetti hails from Genova (Genoa) in the Liguria region of Italy and has been in Singapore since 2014, working in restaurants such as Garibaldi. Besides using specialist techniques, he draws on the food memories he has of family meals in Italy. The lagane with chickpea, chili and spicy garlic, for instance, has an unmistakable rustic charm. Aside from pastas, mains such as pork rib terrine and veal saltimbocca (veal with prosciutto and sage) make other tasty options.
#01-05, 55 Keong Sail Road. Tel: 62220627. Dinner service from Tuesdays to Sundays.

Olivia Restaurant and Lounge

Classic tenderloin steak tartar with Avruga caviar and fried potatoes - new restaurants march 2019

Classic tenderloin steak tartar with Avruga caviar and fried potatoes

Named after co-founder and chef Alain Devahive’s daughter, this restaurant taps on chef Alain’s vast experience in top restaurants, including the legendary El Bulli, and the former Catalunya Hong Kong and Singapore. Using quality ingredients, the restaurant aims to present elevated homestyle dining experience inspired by Barcelona and the Mediterranean. Highlights on the menu include Jamón Ibérico ham, the Envoltini de Bogavante y Aguacate, an avocado-lobster roll that’s a tribute to the one from the former Catalunya restaurant, and the wagyu striploin with truffle sauce and confit piquillo peppers. In addition, an expansive list of Spanish and international wines has been curated by COO Miquel Sabrià to accompany every stage of your meal.
#01-03, 55 Keong Saik Road. Tel: 62210522. Lunch and dinner service from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

51 Soho

Spice de Canard - new restaurants march 2019

Spice de Canard

All-day dining restaurant 51 Soho offers a comfortable space to have a respite or get some work done in the pockets of time in your day. And for your energy refuel at every stop, there are plenty of options to choose from. Grab one of their easy bites on the breakfast menu such as the breakfast overnight oats, or the ham and cheese and scrambled eggs; or have a quick one-bowl meal lunch. For dinner, get your appetite going with some Sichuan-styled skewers before going on to heartier mains such as the lobster rice stew or the spice de canard, a braised duck leg served with lentils and a watermelon salad with feta cheese. For drinks, go for their classic cocktails or one of their five Soho Specials featuring lesser-seen bases such as Chinese rice wine, plum wine and bamboo wine.
#01-01, 51 Telok Ayer Street. Tel: 9755 1058. 8am – 11pm daily.

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