This last-minute posting looks set to be a new trend. Work is intriguing, but also pretty time consuming, and feasting occasions thin out. That makes us really picky about the places we choose to dine at, and high expectations abound.
We skipped down to Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse on the back of rave reviews about their fiorentina steak, along with fond memories of the monster we happily devoured a couple years back in Florence. The marvelous aged flavours of the surprisingly pink wagyu really came through, a quirky fermented base flavour lingering on the palate. A Scottish Black Angus ribeye faded into the background when eaten alongside it. Also a standout was a rabbit tortellini, parmesan and black truffle dish – an earthy mix of deep, homey flavours that was thoroughly satisfying.
Along with great hits also came thorough disappointments, the pork being one of them in particular. Perhaps the source of the pork nudges its chefs to err on the side of caution and leave it a minute or two longer on the grill, but the cutlet came to us too dried out for our liking, despite having a beautiful char. An oxtail ragout tagliatelle was more mushroom than oxtail. The squid ink and crab meat pasta was decent, with hints of fennel, but otherwise nothing to shout about.
Bistecca does beef pretty well, but the less carnivorous amongst your company would do well to temper their expectations as to the other dishes.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
25 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238969
Tel: +65 6735 6739