If you’re all familiar with American celebrity Chef Nancy Silverton, you’d know about Osteria Mozza. Lucky for us, the Cal-Italian dining concept is now back in Singapore with a spanking new 120-seater at the Hilton Singapore Orchard. Perched up five-storys high, the space is definitely brighter than the previous spot in Marina Bay Sands. It is said that the current interiors were modelled to the original one-Michelin starred outpost in Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles – think a Tuscan living room with a warm and cosy fireplace.
The buzzy main dining hall is angled towards the all-new open kitchen with two wood-burning ovens. There’s also an alfresco area with a herb garden (where you can marvel at pretty sunsets) and the iconic mozzarella bar where mozzarellas, burratas and fresh cheeses with Italian cured meats are aplenty.
September 1 sees the launch of the lunch experience where dining in is supposed to feel like a casual day trip to Los Angeles. There are 10 signature pizzas showcases range with an array of expertly sourced and prepared ingredients. Top picks are Silverton’s all-time favourite, the Burrata ($40), the simply satisfying Bianca ($34), and the Singapore-exclusive BLT ($38).
Come nightfall, dishes are nodes to classics that first rocketed Osteria Mozza into the dining sphere and a few others that were crafted exclusively with the Singapore outpost in mind. You just wouldn’t come to expect any frippery, tricks, or even fancy garnishes. Silverton’s approach has always been using and showcasing the freshest produce itself in its own expressive way.