27 May '14, 12am
Portico – Robust Flavours with Offbeat Touches
Helmed by Executive Chef Leandros Stagogiannis (formerly from The Fat Duck, UK and local outfits FiftyThree and St Pierre), Portico presents original hearty home-style creations using the best seasonal and fresh ingredients sourced locally where possible. Portico, meaning ‘porch’ in Italian, is where family, friends and guests are invited into the home. Owners Alicia and Sean also own and manage Cicely Kitchen and Le Patio respectively. They got acquainted then and decided to embark on this collaboration since March as both saw the potential and shared a similar vision for transforming this charming little location. Paying close attention to details, every piece of furniture is hand-picked to create a homely atmosphere. Besides a series of unique crockery commissioned from a local ceramic artist specially for Portico, the showpiece coffee machine christened ‘Lola’, is a on...