I love it when the menu at Jamie’s Italian gets revamped (yes, again!!) because it means the chance to try both new and “old” items~
Here’s a quick rundown:
Cauliflower fritters – highly recommended!!! Even for veggie haters haha. Deep-fried to a luscious golden hue, the crunchy-outside-soft-inside texture was perfect. It’s not right to share this with anyone but yourself!
Cauliflower & Parmesan Fritters ($12.50++)
with a fiery arrabbiata dip
Panzanella – skip skip skip. Looks beautiful but soggy bread is so not appealing. Give me warm and crusty bread on the side any day!
Daily Special: Panzanella
italian bread and tomato salad
Bruschetta – the roasted squash and ricotta bruschetta is new but I was more interested in the crab and avocado version. It was an excellent light and refreshing starter, from the thin grilled sourdough, copious servings of crab meat to the guacamole-like spread and tangy yogurt dip.
Crab & Avocado Bruschetta ($14.50++)
sourdough topped with devonshire crab, avocado & yeo valley yoghurt, with apple, chilli, mint & lemon
Pumpkin tortellini – taste was too sweet for our liking. Imo, Pasta Brava still makes the best pumpkin stuffed pasta.
Pumpkin Tortellini ($13++/$22++)
pasta filled with roasted squash, ricotta & Parmesan in a pumpkin, chilli & rosemary butter with smashed amaretti
Porchetta – this was all K. He kept raving the prime rib tried on our previous visit but me being the evil me, I forced him to pick another meaty dish to try this time haha. And he picked another yummy winner! Accordingly to him anyway.
Jamie’s Italian Signature Porchetta ($35++)
slow-cooked pork belly filled with herbs, garlic & spices with fennel crackling & a watercress salad
Salmon – And this was all mine 🙂 Salmon dishes are usually comfortingly boring (one of my favourites!) so kudos to the chef for pairing it with interesting lemony whipped ricotta and a zesty salad. For once, the sides had me hooked more than the fish.
Baked Salmon ($23.50++)
whipped artisanal ricotta, balsamic-roasted veg & a crunchy salad
Pink snapper – this has been on the menu since Jamie opened its doors in Singapore and I’ve read positive reviews about it. But we don’t like it, period. Granted, fish was fresh but the Chinese-ish sauce was a killer. Terribly salty killer, I mean.
Pink Snapper Acqua Pazza ($32++)
pan-fried whole pink snapper with olives, garlic, wine, capers, parsley & baby plum tomatoes
Profiteroles – we are not fans of this (puff pastries were a tad “flat” tasting), especially when the exciting epic brownie beckons…
Chocolate & Espresso Profiteroles ($9.50++)
vanilla ice cream & bitter hot chocolate sauce with orange zest
Tiramisu – still so moist and good! Full marks for consistency.
coffee-flavoured trifle with orange mascarpone & chocolate
Today is also the last day to spoil your dads with the specially created meat-centric sharing plank, part of a three-course menu ($138++ for two pax, $268++ for four). Antipasti include artisan cured meats, fritto misto, cheeses, olives; then comes the main feast – Jamie’s famous garlic & herb sausage, braised beef rigatoni pasta, 48 hours slow roasted pork knuckle; end off with a dessert plank tiramisu, epic brownie and panna cotta.
Thanks Stef for arranging dinner!
1 HarbourFront Walk