Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM
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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.
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.”
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!
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!
I also love Ravioli with Scallops or Capesante in the Italian language…
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
80, Bras Basah Road,
Tel: 6431 6156
20.02.20. Update: Claudio has now gone to the Middle East and Carmine is now the Manager of Prego.