Zafferano @ Ocean Financial Centre - Alvinology

Zafferano @ Ocean Financial Centre

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Zafferano @ Ocean Financial Centre - Alvinology

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.

Open kitchen
Open kitchen

The establishment offers a fantastic bird’s eye view of the city and is a popular chill out place for white collar professionals.

Indoor area
Indoor area
View
View
Marina Bay
Marina Bay
Outdoor area
Outdoor area
Awesome view
Awesome view

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.

Me with Chef Marco Guccio and the restaurant manager, Paolo Colzani
Me with Chef Marco Guccio and the restaurant manager, Paolo Colzani

I had the honour of taking some of Chef Marco’s creations during a tasting session. These are the dishes sampled:

This is life!
This is life!
Starters
Starters
Bread
Bread
Marinated Scottish salmon, quail eggs and green asparagus, Avruga caviar
Marinated Scottish salmon, quail eggs and green asparagus, Avruga caviar – to be paired with 2013 De Stefani, Grand Cuvee Prosecco
Pan-seared Hokkaido scallops, Jerusalem artichoke cream veloute, sautéed chanterelle mushrooms
Pan-seared Hokkaido scallops, Jerusalem artichoke cream veloute, sautéed chanterelle mushrooms – paired with 2010 Livio Felluga, Pinot Grigio
Close-up of the scallop and mushroom
Close-up of the scallop and mushroom
Hand-crafted Agnolotti filled with ox-tail, celeriac puree and toasted pistachio
Hand-crafted Agnolotti filled with ox-tail, celeriac puree and toasted pistachio – paired with 2011 Paolo & Noemia d’Amico, Notturno Calanchi
The filling inside the Agnolotti
The filling inside the Agnolotti
Slow-cooked US prime beef short ribs, sautéed potatoes and asparagus, veal reduction
Slow-cooked US prime beef short ribs, sautéed potatoes and asparagus, veal reduction – paired with 2012 Nittardi, A.D. Astra
Close-up on the beautifully slow-cooked short ribs
Close-up on the beautifully slow-cooked short ribs
Cold strawberry soup, homemade yogurt ice cream, 12 years old balsamic - paired with NV Bottega, Fraolino Rosso
Cold strawberry soup, homemade yogurt ice cream, 12 years old balsamic – paired with NV Bottega, Fraolino Rosso
Macarons
Macarons

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

Opening Hours:
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
Closed: Sun

Tel: +65 6509 1488
Fax: +65 6509 1565
Email: [email protected]

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