Thursday, October 29, 2009

Authentic Italian Flavours at Sapore Italiano!

Tucking into authentic Italian food needn't cost you an arm and a leg. If that's what you're forking out, you're looking at all the wrong places. There's no need to jet off to Italy, nor make a reservation at a fine dining Italian restaurant. If truth be told, all it will and should cost you is a soda, a Campari or a glass of wine.

We say 'Ciao!' to Singapore's first ever Italian lifestyle caffe bar - Sapore Italiano!

Pop in between 6pm and 8pm and with the purchase of a drink, that's your passport to an amazing spread of aperitivo! This is authentic Italian bar culture where you get to tuck in to Italian street food lavishly laid on the bar counter - all 11 metres of it. Apertitivo is the fare served before dinner and intended to whet your appetite. Sapore Italiano's introduction of this 2-hour special is the Italian bar's version of what we know as 'Happy Hour'. For a change, those 1-for-1 deals in our bars don't seem as enticing now.

Pam and I settled into our conversation with directors Sebastiano Galantucci and Andrea Mazza, over bottled Abbondio sodas. Pretty bottles adorned by images of voluptuous women in seductive poses. I was seduced by the Chinotto. Think sarsaparilla with a tingly bitter after-taste. Pam gave the thumbs up for the Pompelmo Fragola (grapefruit & strawberry).

Sapore Italiano
#01-15, Raffles City Shopping Centre
(Office Tower facing CHIJMES)
Opening hours: 8am - midnight on weekdays, 10am - midnight on weekends.

After you've tried their pastas and pizzas and indulged in their gelato and all 12 flavours of Cioccoliamo (cups of creamy melted chcocolate!), you'd want to sign up as a fan of SI on Facebook, like I have.

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