Bringing smart-casual Italian dining to the bustling Hong Kong Street is Amò, with its selection of antipasti, pizzas, sides and mains that look to encourage interaction among diners. Helmed by restauranteur-chef Beppe De Vito of ilLido Group, Amò features reimagined Italian classics inspired by traditional, seasonality and produce, allowing diners to enjoy hand-made ingredients that focus on authentic and natural flavours and only the best and freshest produce. Pastas are freshly made using the finest Italian durum wheat semolina, crafted with traditional bronze die, while pizzas are light and cooked to a crisp crunch, making it a delicious meal to be shared. From classics like the Margherita DOP (S$26) that features fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomatoes and Basil, to signature favourites like the Bone Marrow, Wild Garlic Pesto and Anchovy Salsa Verda (S$29) or the Stracciatella, Prosciutto, Rucola and Fig Vincotto (S$29), there’s something for every palate here. Mains include the hearty Spaghettoni with Boston Lobster and Tarragon (S$78 for two), a fresh Grilled Octopus with Friggitelli Peppers and Calabrian Chili Vinaigrette (S$35) and the wholesome Grilled Angus Beef Tagliata with Sunchoke Mash (S$48). The restaurant also features a wide selection of all-Italian wines, beers and cocktails, inviting guests to enjoy a casual drink of aperitif before dinner.
33 Hong Kong Street. Tel: 65/6723-7733
Join the Peruvian party at TONO, Singapore’s first authentic Peruvian cevicheria, founded by Chef Daniel Chavez of OLA Cocina del Mar. Featuring bold Peruvian ceviche and fine authentic Peruvian cuisine, TONO is set to bring Peruvian flavours and culture to diners here. Showcasing the freshest selection of seafood, Peruvian ceviche features the leche de tigre – a citrus-based marinade called Tiger’s Milk – red onions and chillies. Drawing inspiration from Japan, Tiraditos (S$22-24) features sashimi cut fish, flavoured with leche de tigre, aji peppers and different seasonings (depending on the choice of seafood). Causas (S$22-24) is a dish of whipped potatoes, aji pepper, limes and other flavourful toppings, include Lima, Solterito and Escabeche. For bites of dishes that most represent Peru, the Jalea (S$34), with its crispy seafood, smoked chilli mayo, fried tapioca and salsa criolla is an interesting dish, while the Anticuchos (marinated chicken or beef skewers with chalaquita sauce and panca chilli) proves to be a hearty treat. Other traditional dishes include the Lomo Saltado (S$40), a dish of stir-fried beef with onions tomatoes and crispy potatoes, and the Arroz con Mariscos (S$34) that seafood rice with crabmeat, achiote oil, panca and Amarillo chilli. Wrap the meal with a sweet rice pudding with mazamorra morada purple corn and raisin compote simply called Combinado (S$12), or the Alfajores (S$12), a treat of butter cookies with dulce de leche filling and mango mousse.
01-49/50, Duo Galleria, 7 Fraser Street. Tel: 65/6702-7320