Opening a restaurant on top of an office building in Raffles Place? Less likely. But Zafferano did it anyway. Perched at the 43th storey of the Ocean Financial Centre, Zafferano promises breath-taking panoramic view of Singapore skyline.
A retreat in the hustle and bustle of Raffles Place, it offers romantic dining place while enjoying authentic Italian cuisine accompanied with impeccable service. Besides it’s main dining area, it has private dining room and wine room.
Benefiting from the beautiful view, Zafferano launches its Sunset Dining, a three-course menu of contemporary Italian classics, exclusively crafted by Chef Marco Guccio. The set comes with a choice of starter, main course and dessert, inspired by traditional recipes from Chef Marco’s mother and grandmother. For each course, you can choose one out of two options.
For appetizers, you can choose Norwegian trout, cured in brine with lemon, orange, fresh herb, served with quail eggs and caviar, grilled asparagus, pomegranate seeds and balsamic vinegar. It’s not only delicious but it’s such a beautiful art on a plate.
The other option would be baby lobster bisque, a rich soup concocted from reduction of lobster and house-made tomato sauce. The soup is served with generous chunks of fresh lobster, orange and dill. Personally, I’d prefer the bisque to the trout. The bisque is very well cooked, creamy but not too overpowering. The addition of orange gives some acidity to balance out the richness of the soup.
For mains, you can choose either seafood ‘cavatelli’ pasta or a classic beef ‘tagliata’. Cavatelli is a traditional Southern Italian dish serves with fresh seafood such as prawns, octopus, and crab meat, cooked in white wine and tomato sauce, topped with a dash of aromatic extra virgin oil. For tomato sauce lovers, this is the dish you will appreciate.
The beef ‘tagliata’ is as tempting. The beef sirloin is grilled to a juicy medium rare, served with a smooth and buttery celery root purée, veal jus and artichoke sautéed with onions and herbs. It’s very tender and melts in your mouth. Imagine this with a slight aroma of charred meat. How wonderful.
As a finale to the satisfying meal, the menu offers an option of two desserts. The first option is a creamy caramel dome, glazed with dark caramel. It is adorned with edible gold leaf, dark chocolate tuile and raspberry coulis. Eat the dome together with the fruits to balance its sweetness.
If you don’t have sweet tooth, you can opt for their house-made sorbet consists of strawberry and peach or lemon, served with fresh berries. It’s refreshing and works well as a palate cleanser.
The Sunset Dining menu is priced at $55++ per person and is available from 5.30pm to 7.30pm every Monday to Saturday.
Ocean Financial Centre
10 Collyer Quay
Monday – Friday:
11.30am – 3pm (last order 2.30pm)
5.30pm – 11.45pm (last order for food 10.30pm)
Thursday – Saturday:
5.30pm – 1.00am (last order for food 10.30pm)
One Saturday of the month
11.30am – 3.00pm (last order for food 2.30pm)
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS