On entering, it’s easy to get mesmerised by the brightly lit circular antipasti buffet. The set-up is quite clever: the hostess leads you past the giant wheel of parmesan that’s longing to have a piece shaved onto your plate, and a platter of prosciutto displayed alongside the giant hunk of pig from which it has been recently sliced. Now the real decision had to be made: do we stick with the buffet as our main course, or add on another dish and use the roundabout as an endless appetiser sampler? We went for the latter, and after two dishes piled high with goat’s cheese glazed in honey truffle oil and beef carpaccio sprinkled with rocket and grated parmesan, it didn’t seem possible to ingest anything else. However, when the juicy Wagyu beef arrived, cooked to perfection alongside gnocchi doused in creamy gorgonzola sauce, we obediently made room for more – and left with a fully sated appetite, but absolutely no regrets.
Level 2 The Regent Singapore
1 Cuscaden Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6.30-10.30am, noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10pm; Sun 7-10.30am, noon-3pm 6.30-10pm|