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Borgo



I cannot believe how long it took but I finally tasted food at Borgo. Seems like a merry-go-round in the culinary world as Borgo is formed jointly by two Italian chefs, Chef Mimmo and Chef Andrea. Coincidentally, both worked with different restaurants located across each other; the former from La Braceria while the latter from Cantina.

Earlier, when I found out Chef Mimmo had left La Braceria, I grieved at the loss of a good pizza and hearty grilled fare. But I need grief no more. He continues to hold the reins at the grill while Chef Andrea will concentrate on the pizza and pasta. Sounds like an invincible pairing huh?

Well, the baked scarmoza with a mushroom sauce (S$17) made a simple and delicious starter. The mushroom sauce reminded me of the huge platter of sauteed mushrooms I so, so loved over at La Braceria. But then, I am but a funghi whore.

I also had my stomach on one of the specials for that day - baby octopus. Those unfortunate babies ended up in a pasta dish (S$26) composed of perfectly al dente linguine tossed with a slightly spicy tomato sauce specked with green and black olive chunks and of course, the babies. Population control, I say. In any case, the sauce was delicious and the octopus, flavourful and non-chewy. Delicious, but I admit I thought it was a wee bit pricy.

The friend who had grilled lamb chops (S$32) thought the meat was quite excellently timed. The meat was juicy and need no sauce. He was amazed at the generous portion as well, expecting one less chop and not so many garnishes. Needless to say, he was a happy camper.

Overall, the food was good and the service, excellent. Maybe just a little too enthusiastic by constant checking on your table, hoping to clear the plates even though you are not quite done.

Nonetheless, this place is away from town and I do like that because sometimes you just want to pull away from all the chi-chi and pretentious places and dine in full comfort of your own skin. I believe you can find that at Borgo. I hope I can go back soon.

Borgo
789 Bukit Timah Road (S) 269763
Tel: 6466-7762

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