With the holidays in the rearview, many of us are in need of a little belt-tightening (both physical and financial). But we’ve still gotta eat! The culinary wizards at The Fullerton Heritage – including The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, and stunners like Catalunya and Over Easy – have introduced Flavours of the Fullerton Heritage, a mini dining festival across 13 different restaurants with special set value menus at $35++ per person for lunch and $58++ per person for dinner. Naturally I had to try it out!
It’s all a celebration of Singapore’s golden jubilee meant to allow mummies (and daddies!) to enjoy a unique dining extravaganza of epicurean delicacies while taking in the juxtaposition of Singapore’s heritage landmarks and the modern city skyline.
For those who enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, head to The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar on the 8th floor of The Fullerton Hotel to savour some of Chef Marengoni’s authentic cooking. He may have lived in Singapore for close to 20 years, but my set lunch immediately transported me to sunny Southern Italy.
To begin the 3-course lunch, my companion chose the Seafood chowder with prawns and basil, and although it looked very appetizing and would probably appeal to many Cioppino fans, I took a risk and chose the Crispy fresh fried anchovy capers with lemon sauce instead. At first glance, I envisioned my bebe gourmand delightedly using her little fingers on those generous servings of anchovies and sundried tomatoes. The anchovies were fresh, and the citrus lemon gave a nice punch to the dish. Be forewarned that it is filling even as an appetiser!
For the main course, diners can choose from a Sea bass fillet, Slow-cooked milk pig shoulder or Homemade Scialatielli pasta. I went for the pasta with pork sausages and spicy tomato sauce (I’d read raves from other diners online), and at first bite I could understand why. Do not be deceived by the simplicity of this dish. Every bite of the Scialatielli was delightful; it might as well have come from a home kitchen in Italy. The pasta was perfectly al dente and the robust-but-not-too-robust sauce perfectly balanced spice and tang.
The meal ended with Almond double cream pudding with cookies, whose crunchiness served as a nice counterpoint to the smooth, creamy pudding. The almond flavour was subtle and not at all overwhelming, and went perfectly with my delicious Italian coffee.
The set lunch offered outstanding value, while the set dinner – with its postcard views and sexy menus – makes for a perfect date night that doesn’t break the bank.
Flavours of the Fullerton Heritage is on through 18 January, 2015. Set lunch menus are available for $35++ per person, and set dinner menus are $58++ per person.
The Fullerton Heritage, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
Tel: (+65) 6557 2590
For Adelin, writing has always been a lifestyle. She loves to travel and write and started her career as a travel writer. A self-confessed foodie, Adelin loves travelling around the island discovering new food joints, especially those hidden haunts where she can spend time with her family and friends! A strong believer that every child can be a little gourmand, Adelin gets her little daughter to try every fruit, vegetable and spice she can find. She also has a lovely golden retriever, whom she tries to ensure lives harmoniously with her rambunctious toddler!