Saturday, August 30, 2014

Jamie's Italian Singapore

I think I have watched every single cooking show by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver (counting in the number of reruns on TLC) but never got to try his food because I had flew off to the Land of Rising Sun when he just opened the restaurant at Vivocity. 

Linguine Vongole ($27.50++) was the special pasta of the day (not on the menu). Tossed with Manila clams, sliced chilli's, tomatoes, parsley and anchovies, this homemade pasta dish was very light on flavour and the sauce was sweet. 
So light was the pasta that both of us decided to ask for some Parmesan Cheese, which descended like fluffy snow flakes. Oh boy, the cheese made a whole lot of difference to the dish. 
The Baked Salmon ($23++) was well seasoned and not overly cooked, though the whipped ricotta cheese mixed with horseradish, lemon and mint, which I have mistaken to be risotto. Now that I've realized it was actually cheese, it would be great if they could spam more of such good stuff on the plate.
The desserts were not those gorgeously plated sweets but as casual as the likes of the British chef. My brownie-loving partner who has a penchant for rich dark chocolate, couldn't stop showering her praises for the Epic brownie($11.50)  after taking a bite. The seductive fudgy dark chocolate is lifted by the hints of boozyness in the amaretto ice cream and accented by crunchy popcorns, making it a rich yet none too cloying treat. 
Jamie's tiramisu ($11.50) has a clear division of labour between the coffee sponge and sticky mascarpone. It is definitely very robust in the java and little citrusy with the presence of orange shavings, though the overall texture was dry. 
The savoury dishes did not spark excitement as the desserts did. I was looking for set lunches since we came at 12 noon, but the board at the entrance wrote 3pm-5pm. Strangely, we noted that it became 12pm-5pm as we left the place. Perhaps our eyes were playing tricks on us.
Jamie's Italian Singapore
1 HarbourFront Walk,
VivoCity, #1 165-167
Singapore 098585 
12pm to 10pm Sun to Thurs
12pm to 11pm Friday/Saturday

2 comments:

  1. Hi Li Tian, thank you for your review! Glad you finally made it to the restaurant. Our Linguine Vongole is indeed supposed to be a lighter pasta, with white wine, chilli and parsley to balance the delicate seafood. The Baked Salmon is actually served with whipped lemony 'ricotta', not risotto :) the ricotta cheese is mixed with horseradish, lemon and mint, and whipped so it's lighter in consistency. Glad you love the desserts! The epic brownie is a crowd favourite - do come back and try our creamy panna cotta too, it's another best seller of ours, and such an Italian classic. Our set lunch is always available Monday to Friday from 12pm-5pm at $17.90++ for two courses, so we hope you'll be back for it! Give us a shout if you ever need anything, cheers!

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for reading the post and correcting on my mistake. I guessed I must have been too excited that day and read the menu wrongly. Yeps, would love to come back again to try the awesome desserts next time! :D thanks for the recommendations

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