Attended the Opening Night of the Women’s Fashion Week here at The Pavilion @ Bayfront, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The Opening Night featured 2 main fashion shows:
7PM - Herve Leger
9PM - Bread & Butter
Photos were taken using my iPhone 4S.
With so much hoopla and buzz surrounding this celebrity chef-owned Pizzeria (we are looking at you, Chef Mario Batali), it really got us all curious! And me, with the uber-adventurous taste bud (seriously, I would try ALL kinds of food at least once) decided that my next food adventure will be at THE Pizzeria Mozza here in Singapore.
Firstly, ensure that you have made dinner reservations at least 1 week in advance. This place gets sooo unbelievably crowded on weekends, including Friday nights. When I called for a dinner reservation less than a week before our dinner date on a Friday night at the Pizzeria, I was told by the Concierge that the EARLIEST they can sit us for dinner is at the 9.30pm seating! Oh my, I’d be starving by then. No amount of begging can make them change their minds. However, they did tell me that we could drop by at 8.00pm and if the dinner guests did not turn up, they’d give us a table. Alternatively, we could dine at the bar area! Er, not a great idea because I was clad in a mini dress that night. Anyhow, we decided to take our chances and arrived at the famed Pizzeria at 7.45pm (no thanks to the horrendous traffic jam on a Friday evening) and queued in line. The odds were definitely in our favor that evening.
Lo and behold, someone had backed out at the eleventh hour and we were given their table! We did not have to wait. Phew! Really good news indeed.
And now, my first impressions of this eaterie: This place was so unbelievably crowded on a Friday night. This also means that it can get really VERY noisy! The owners should really do something about this place because the noise was bouncing off the walls! The American seated next to us was talking at the TOP of his voice. My expat friend and I glared at him a few times but he did not catch our killer gaze! He looked like a carbon copy of Steve Wozniak. So dear Sir, if YOU are reading this blog, just know that you have been terribly inconsiderate! And yes, I heard everything you said about your sordid love life. There! Bribe me and I’ll stay quiet ;-D
As for the food, there are definitely a few winners here. The first thing that strikes you about the pizza here is the thick but crispy crust! I am not a crust person BUT I must admit the way the pizzas are made, even a person who abhors eating crusts WILL love it.
So stay with me as I introduce you to the selection of food we ate and the wine that we drank.
Above: Bruschetta - courtesy of the eaterie. Yummy!
Above: For our Antipasti, we shared the Calamari Al Forno with Fagioli and Oregano (S$18.00++). Interestingly, my good looking expat friend loves this dish. Me? I thought it was a tad too raw. Hence, it was very hard to chew! If it weren’t so raw, maybe I would have appreciated it better. To each his own!
Above: For Insalate, I highly recommend the Nancy’s Chopped Salad with Raddichio, Salame, Aged Provolone, Ceci, Pepperoni (S$22.00++). A definite winner! I have NEVER tasted salad this delicious containing THIRTEEN different ingredients inside! For sauce, it was vinaigrette with a tad of lemon in it. Pure heaven!
Above: This Meat Lover Pizza is the 2nd most expensive pizza in the eaterie at S$37.00++ (for a personal size/serving). It contains Bacon, Salami, Fennel Sausage, Pancetta, Tomato and Mozzarella.
Above: Here’s a closer look at my Meat Lover Pizza containing Bacon, Salami, Fennel Sausage, Pancetta, Tomato and Mozzarella (S$37.00++). I could only eat 2 slices and gave my friend the rest of my pizza (2 slices!).
Above: My friend’s Prosciutto Pizza (S$31.00++) containing Prosciutto di Parma, Rucola, Tomato & Mozzarella. I did not try this pizza (I was too stuffed!) but my friend says it is “Wunderbar!” ;-) So it must be!
Above: Vino rosso, anyone? My friend drank a few glasses of Regaleali red wine (S$120.00++ per bottle/ $19.00++ per glass). I had the Peach Bellini (S$18.00++).
Above: The total damage for the night ;-) It really wasn’t too bad. When we ate at the posh fine dining sister restaurant Osteria Mozza (next door), the bill came to about S$500.00++. Ah yes, inclusive of a bottle of Chianti wine, of course.
Food Rating: 5/5
Ambience: 3.5/5 (Maybe we were seated next to the wrong crowd!)
Osteria & Pizzeria Mozza
2 Bayfront Ave #B1-42/46
The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Tel: +65 6688 8522
Would I recommend you to dine here? Why, most definitely! It surely is one of the cheapest restaurants here in the Marina Bay Sands. AND it serves the best pizza in Singapore, in my humble opinion. In case you are not aware, this place is littered with celebrity chef-owned restaurants from the world famous Wolfgang Puck to Mario Batali and Hide Yamamoto amongst the elite.