23 Apr '12, 4am
Al Borgo launches new home-style dishes. Affordable traditional Italian fare. #sgfood #sg #Singapore #Italian
Grilled octopus tossed with rocket leaves, tomatoes and olives The setting Three-year-old Al Borgo is hardly the new kid on the Alocassia apartment block, but Chef Mimmo’s latest menu additions are reasons for a re-visit. The casual wood-swathed trattoria is built around a kitchen with an exposed brick-framed peep window so aromas swirl freely round the laidback dining setting. What to expect Rustic Italian classics served with pizzazz, among the new dishes, seasonal Italy-imported octopus is charred lightly on the grill, then tossed with rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes and sliced olives in a lemony olive oil dressing ($28) for a tart salad. Also grilled are the Portobello mushrooms, sliced and served in a lip-smacking pesto sauce ($28) crowned with flash-fried prawns. Bigoli topped with pan-fried straccetti beef slices The home-made pastas are the best of the new lot: spin...