Overview of restaurant

Monte Risaia, Japanese-Italian Omakase – Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

Monte Risaia, a small and cosy restaurant decked in mainly black colour theme, located along Duxton Road. By the Marusaya group, they offer the Japanese-Italian Omakase fine dining concept in this restaurant.

In recent years, omakase is getting popular. Started with the Japanese cuisine and now it has influenced others to provide the same as well. The most interesting of all so far is my French experience in Lille, Au Gout Du Jour Lille.

Omakase Set Dinner

Helmed by Chef Taizo Yamada who prepare the dishes with premium ingredients. There are 3-course ($68++) or 4-course ($98++) set dinner as option. The first 3 dishes are for both the option.

At the first course, diners are provided with 2 options, either beef (mozzarella al forno) or uni (signature uni pudding). I opted the former, consisting of OMI Wagyu, Eggplant and Avruga Caviar.

Likewise, at the second course, diners have the choice of soup of the day or antipasto misto which was my selection. On this beautiful plate comprises lots of items and we don’t know what to start. We were advised to begin with the rich and complex flavoured Sakoshi Bay Oysters topping with Ikura and Horeradish Sauce. Next, moved on to the briny and yet fruity Prosciutto di Parma with Strawberry. Subsequently, Seabream with Plum Sauce, Shallots, Tomato and Italian Herbs, then the Prawn Arrabbiata served with Nai Bai and end with the Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce and Ice Plant.

If you are having the third course, you will end with today’s pasta special. Per the name suggested, you will get different pasta each day. What we had was Signature “Shiso & Omaru Dashi” Pasta cooked in lobster broth and crab, tomato and shiso, hence a tomato-based pasta. The overall flavour was highly sourish among the seafood flavour.

In the 4-course set dinner, end the meal with today’s carne. On our plate were medium Canadian pork with Port Wine Sauce which we love it. And it was accompanied with Australian Sirloin Beef which was a pity as it was too tough for my jaw. I would prefer if they have chosen a more premium cut.

NAHMJ Verdict

A cosy restaurant that serve exciting Japanese-Italian food makes Monte Risaia a good choice among the Japanese and for those who loves Italian food with Japanese elements.

Monte Risaia

59 Duxton Road, Singapore 089523
Tel: +65 6970 0067

Website: https://monterisaia.business.site/

Opening Hours

Mondays – Saturdays 1800 to 0000 | Closed on Sundays

Getting There

Rating: 8/10

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