Prego Singapore reopens! Ciao!

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet TM…

MAKES time to try the Italian cuisine in the newly renovated Prego in the Fairmont Singapore.

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Prego just before the BIG Makeover!

The official reopening is on 15th July 2019, but I went earlier to try the new menu. The decor is very Italian and reminded me of Milano and Roma. It is like going back into the past…back to the 1930s in Italy. The charming Manager, Claudio, brought me to the back to show me a huge picture of a bar in Italy with the immortal words in neon: La vita e bella. Claudio remarked, laughing”This is for you, bello! I know how much you liked the old Italian sayings in the old Prego like “a tavola non s’invecchia“. It means you never get old when you are enjoying good food and wines at the table.


Si, certo bello! I loved those sayings which I always found to be very inspiring. There was one saying on the wall of the old Prego that is molto vero (very true): Troppi cuochi scuipano la minestra…It means “too many cooks spoil the minestrone soup.”

Island Bar!
Chef Mauro from Sardinia, the second largest island in the Meditteranean…

Impressive Island Bar

The centerpiece is a terrific titanic glittering Island Bar and where you can try a refreshingly mild Lager specially brewed for Prego called “Prego Lager”, wahahah! Cocktails too of course like Italian style cocktails with Campari and more.

The Skate fish is related to the sting ray and is popular in the Meditteranean. A nice antipasto is Skate Fish with a zesty Tomato based Sauce. Mix it up like a salad and put it on 1mm thin Pane Curacao which is the Sardinian version of crispy Lavosh. Then enjoy!

Skate with Pane Curacao and Ferrari Franciacorta


If you are a fan of Gnocchi, try Potato Gnocchi with Anantara which is Italian for Duck. Freshly grated Parmigiano (parmesan cheese) and a sprinkling of Chilli flakes will give it more Oomph! Yummie!

Potato Gnocchi with Anantara

I also love Ravioli with Scallops or Capesante in the Italian language…

Ravioli with Scallops

Beef lovers, do try the tender and juicy Tenderloin with Chard and Artichoke!


Another tasty choice is “al dente” Risotto Nero made with Squid Ink and topped with Squid!

Near the entrance to Prego is an antique Fiat 600 car so I decided to take a ride in it…Wahahahah! Vroom! Vroom! Buon appetito! 🙂

Prego Italian Ristorante

Fairmont Singapore

80, Bras Basah Road,

Singapore 189560

Tel:  6431 6156

20.02.20. Update: Claudio has now gone to the Middle East and Carmine is now the Manager of Prego.


About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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