It is in my wish list to try out some of Singapore’s finest restaurants – Iggy’s, Andre, Tippling Club, Les Amis, Guther’s and Garibaldi. Garibaldi is considered one of Singapore’s most popular and respected Italian restaurant, being voted 7th best restaurant in Asia in 2003 by the Miele Guide. (Though it has somehow fallen off grace after being placed 7th in 2008/2009).
The enticing menu is said to emphasize on authentic Italian cuisine prepared with the best ingredients imported directly from Italy. The executive chef Roberto Galetti is also recipient of Restaurateur of the Year 2009 (Regional) award.
It is challenging to cook Veal Cheek which can go either too tough or disintegrated. Garibaldi manages to strike that balance. While you can still savour the layered feel of the meat, it almost melts in your mouth immediately, achieving a harmonious balance with the olive oil mashed potato.
Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar
36 Purvis Street, #01-02 Talib Centre, Singapore (10 min walk from Bugis MRT), Tel: +65 6837 1468
Opening Hours: 12noon – 3pm, 6.30pm – 11pm Daily