Zafferano @ Ocean Financial Centre
Zafferano is an italian restaurant, bar and lounge located on the 43th floor of Ocean Financial Centre, near to Raffles Place MRT station in the Singapore CBD.
The establishment offers a fantastic bird’s eye view of the city and is a popular chill out place for white collar professionals.
Head Chef Marco Guccio comes from Italy and draws culinary inspiration from both his family’s roots in Southern Italy – Sicily and Calabria – as well as those based around his upbringings in Milan.
Prior to his appointment to Zafferano, Chef Marco helmed the kitchens of leading Italian restaurants in Singapore like ilLido Italian Dining, Otto Ristorante and Garibaldi. He was the Executive Chef at Alkaff Mansion just before he joined Zafferano and was a finalist in Rising Chef of the Year and Best Restaurant for the World Gourmet Summit 2013.
I had the honour of taking some of Chef Marco’s creations during a tasting session. These are the dishes sampled:
Honestly, this is one of the best tasting I had been to recently and I go to a lot of tastings. I am assured the quality and tip-top service standard is the same for walk-in customers.
I enjoyed all the dishes. To single out a standout dish, it would probably be the Agnolotti which may not be as beautiful looking as the other dishes, but is so rich in flavour when you sink your teeth in.
The scallops as well as the short ribs dishes were all cooked to perfection and playful with the tastebuds. The dessert looks like there’s a lot going on, but it is really a very pleasing strawberry soup to round up the meal.
The scallops, short ribs, marinated salmon and Agnolotti are all listed as signature dishes and I would recommend these as well.
If you are interested to visit Zafferano, here are the details:
Address: Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay
Mon – Fri: 11:30 – 15:00
Mon – Wed: 17:30 – 23:30
Thu – Sat: 17:30 – 00:00
Mon – Fri: 17:00 – late
Sat: 17:00 – late
Tel: +65 6509 1488
Fax: +65 6509 1565