|Alkaff Mansion Ristorante|
Alkaff Mansion, this grand old dame was originally build in 1918 by Yemeni Alkaff family of spice traders as a weekend retreat bungalow. Located on top of Telok Blangah Hill, it is set up to provide an exquisite dining location. In 2010, LHN Culinary Concepts took over the property and Alkaff Mansion Ristorante ('AMR') is born.
|Alkaff Mansion Ristorante - The Garden|
|Alkaff Mansion Ristorante - Bar 1918|
The team behind the transformation of Alkaff Mansion are Miss Jilly Wang, the owner and director of LHN Culinary Concepts and Executive Chef Simone Depalmas. Currently, AMR is divided into different section: Bar 1918 for drinks and chill out; Terrace for evening under the stars; The Grand Marquee to host celebration of all sizes which can host up to 600 guests; and The Main Dining area in the mansion, which consist of 2 floors for intimate fine dining for lunch and dinner.
|Alkaff Mansion Ristorante - Level 1|
|Alkaff Mansion Ristorante - Level 2|
|Alkaff Mansion Ristorante - Level 2|
Starting from June 2015, AMR introduce Italian BBQ Night (Every Wednesday and Thursday, from 6pm) if the weathers permit. Italian BBQ Night will be hosted at the Terrace. I suggest that you come about 6.30 pm to enjoy the beautiful sunset through Telok Blangah Hill. Once you are seated, you will be teased with the aroma of sizzling meat or seafood coming from the BBQ and be serenade by Italian duet who set the mood like you are in Italy.
|Alkaff Mansion Ristorante - Terrace for Italian BBQ Night|
|Executive Chef Simone Depalmas ready with the BBQ|
We started our tasting with the meat platter, consist of roasted French baby chicken, pork belly, lamb rack and tender cut of beef steak. The chicken was slow roasted on rotisserie on the BBQ, resulting in tender and succulent bird. Perfectly cooked and even the breast meat is moist.
|Meat platter, consist of roasted French baby chicken,|
pork belly, lamb rack and tender cut of beef steak
The same applied to pork belly, lamb rack and beef steak. Nicely cooked, tender and succulent. For those who does not like gamy taste in your lamb at all, you might want to skip the lamb here. But for us, the lamb is really tender and basically melted in your mouth and they are so good that we ordered it for 3 rounds.
Don't be surprised if you feel the meat seasoning on the light side. According to Chef Simone, in Italian BBQ, they do not or only lightly seasoned the meat, so we can taste the actual flavour of the meat. LD and I just enjoyed our meat with lemon and sea salt.
|Octopus & Prawn|
Tiger prawns, squid, octopus, Mediterranean Tuna and seasonal white fish are the seafood line up for the BBQ. Though we are not a tuna fans, it was grilled to perfection, where the middle section still maintain its pinkishness. The white fish has a firm texture which was good for BBQ. The prawns, octopus and squid is definitely our favourite.
|Mediterranean Tuna & White Fish|
The squid is springy and tender. One thing that we notice with the octopus is that the suckers on the tentacles can be slightly chewy after grilling. However, it can easily be scrape off with the knife, so the octopus will be springy yet tender.
To accompany your meat and seafood, there is a buffet line for the side dishes. Roasted potatoes, grilled eggplant and capsicums, vegetables salad and bread. Although it is limited, it is sufficient to accompany the BBQ. In typical Italian fashion, the bread are served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
|Some of the Side Dishes: Grilled vegetables, Pasta Salad and Roasted Potatoes|
For cocktail lovers, don't miss out on Alkaff Potion when you dine here. Using curry leaf, fresh lime, chilli padi, brown sugar and rum this cocktail not only refreshing it will definitely give you a bit of kick as well. Uniquely Alkaff!!
Overall, Italian BBQ Night at Alkaff Mansion really provide you with a unique Italian garden dining experience. The food is fresh, simple and nicely executed by Chef Simone. So if you are looking for a place to dine on Wednesday and Thursday night, give AMR Italian BBQ Night a try. Ciao!! Cheers!!
|Accolades won by Alkaff Mansion Ristorante|
Thank you very much Alkaff Mansion Ristorante and H3(Cube) for the tasting invitation.
Italian BBQ Night (Every Wednesday & Thursday, 6PM onwards):
$68++ per adult
$34++ per child (Ages 5 to 12)*
Children below 5 must be accompanied by at least one adult per child.
Last Order at 9PM
Food & Drink: 8.5/10
Service: N / A (Tasting Event)
Budget per Person: $51 - $80; $81 & Above
Alkaff Mansion Ristorante
10 Telok Blangah Green
T: +65 6510 3068
Mon – Fri: 11.30 – 15.00
Sat: 11.30 – 15.00 (Italian Tea Buffet)
Sun & PH: 11.30 – 15.00 (Proseco Brunch)
Mon – Sun: 18.00 – 23.00 (Dinner)
Mon – Sat: 11.30 – 15.00
Mon – Sun: 18.00 – late
Al Fresco Dining on the Terrace
Mon – Sun: 11.30 – 15.00; 18.00 – 23.00
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Menu is available online.