Portico a restaurant located in the middle of concrete jungle of
Singapore Power compound and surrounded itself with edible herb and
vegetable garden. Headed by Chef Nixon Low, who has extensive resume
working in Shangri-La Hotel, Restaurant Andre and Saint Pierre.
|Part of Indoor Seating Area|
The menu in Portico are constructed using the freshest seasonal
ingredients in collaboration with Singapore local producers, to
complement their Modern European Cooking Technique with local flairs.
than dining, Portico also organise activities every Saturday
afternoon with the purpose to build a closer relationship between the
diners with the food through sharing and demo by Chef Nixon. Or
others like Latte Art Demo Class, Plating demo of Signature tomato
salad and Carl Pollenation Honey Talk.
|Outdoor Seating Area|
the experienced Barista, I had manage to try my hands in latte art. I
basically got a brief hands on experience from grinding, tamping,
making the espresso, frothing the milk and trying my hand on the
latte art on my latte. Though the latte art was not very successful,
I get to try my own cuppa using Illy coffee beans.
|Latte Art Lesson by Portico Barista|
Plating demonstration by Executive Chef Nixon Low. Chef Nixon explain
and show us the steps and preparation work in creating Portico Salad
of vine-ripened tomatoes. For example the rock melon preparation to
maintain the consistent sweetness, or how to check if the tomatoes
are ripened. The effort that goes into a simple salad is just
|Ingredients for Plating|
|Plating Demonstration by Executive Chef Nixon Low|
course the best part was I manage to eat what I plated. he..he..
|My plating - a bit to dense though|
finale, we listen to a brief Bee education by Carl, one of the
founder of Pollen Nation. We also got to sample different type of
honeys, including the limited edition and most expensive one that
came from the bees they relocated from Sentosa Cove.
|Bee Talk by Carl from Pollen Nation|
|Some of the honey that we sampled|
it was indeed an interesting experience. We get a more in-depth
knowledge on how the food and drinks are prepared, including other
aspects related to food. Every month, Portico will change its
activities and best of all it is free of charge. So if you are
looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon, drop by at
Portico. Please contact them directly for registration as space are
OpenRice and Portico for the invitation.
the EMA & SP Compound, opposite ARC)
+65 6276 7337
11.30 – 15.00 (LO 14.30)
17.30 – 23.30 (LO 22.30 for food, 23.30 for drinks)
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