Singapore Restaurant Week - Indulgent Dining Experience at Aura
The beautiful interior
Aura, located at the iconic National Gallery is the latest addition to the IL Lido group. It is also one of the Italian restaurants which made it to the 2016 MICHELIN Guide, The décor is vibrant and elegant and is accentuated by rich hues of polished brass and bronze. The ambience is chic, yet not overly intimidating.The restaurant seats up to 90 diners while the rooftop sky lounge accommodates over 200 people. It offers a panoramic view of the Marina Bay skyline and Singapore's iconic landmarks.
The interior of the Sky Lounge
Baby André Aaron having a good time
Using the freshest produce from Italy, the menu offers contemporary interpretation of classic Italian cuisine. Drawing inspiration from time-honoured homely recipes from Italy, you can taste the wholesomeness and authenticity in every single dish.
I took the opportunity to try the restaurant with my family during Singapore Restaurant Week (22 to 30 Oct). The dining experience was sublime, every dish was a culinary masterpiece, delighting my senses.
Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with passion fruit and salmon roe
Our gourmet experience started with the Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with passion fruit and salmon roe. The ingredients were creatively assembled on the plate like a beautiful art piece. The marriage of the various ingredients created a burst of flavours, textures and sensations. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients in every bite.
Trofie with crab and avruga caviar
The trofie with crab and avruga caviar was tasty but would have been better if more crab was added. The portion was also a little small.
Black cod with romanesco and sea urchin sauce
The main highlight of the meal was probably the main course – black cod with romanesco and sea urchin sauce. The black cod was deftly executed and was steeped in a creamy and flavourful sauce made of romanesco (the Roman cauliflower) and sea urchin. The skin of the cod was also crispy, providing a lovely contrast to the soft texture of the fish. The only setback was that the skin was a tad too salty.
Chocolate praline bar with milk pudding
The dessert -chocolate praline bar with milk pudding was another delicate work of art. Perfect for chocoholics, the decadent rich taste permeated my taste bud, melting instantly into my mouth. Chamomile tea with honey concluded our gastronomic experience on a sensational note.
Another shot of the Sky Lounge interior
During Singapore Restaurant Week, the 4-course set lunch menu was priced at an unbeatable price of $40++ per person.
Enjoying my meal