Sunday 6 August 2023

BBQ Under the Stars – BBQ Without The Smoke [MEDIA INVITE]

BBQ Under the Stars (“BUTS”) is an Italian barbeque concept launched by Chef Marcus, who founded the Rubato Group. This 5th concept by the Rubato Group uses a traditional Argentinian grill, known as Parrilla Grill, where the entire cooking process is fully fuelled by charcoal to achieve the unique smoky flavour of the grilled meats.

Parrilla Grill
We started our dinner with Fresh Oysters. It is fresh and briny, a good start to the meal. The clams are also fresh, plump and juicy, cooked with a dash of white wine. It will be good if we have some bread or garlic bread to dip into the broth.

Fresh Oysters
While we are waiting for our BBQ order, we proceed to the salad and finger food table. The potato salad is crunchy, creamy, and goes well with the fresh salad. The finger food that was offered on that night was chicken nuggets, breaded onion rings and fried boneless chicken.

Salad & Finger Food Table
Salad & Finger Food
Our first dish that come from the BBQ is the Arrosticini Abruzzesi (Giant Italian Skewers). The version at BUTS is made from giant chicken pieces. The exterior of the chicken pieces is nicely charred, followed by tender, well marinated and succulent flesh. It is barbequed to perfection.

Arrosticini Abruzzesi - Chicken
Arrosticini Abruzzesi - Chicken
Tuscan Ribeye Steak. Thinly sliced covered with gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. My first reaction is very salty due to the combination of the gravy plus the seasoned steak. The meat is also cooked passed the medium-rare point, making it a bit chewy. Luckily the mashed potatoes and vegetables help to reduce the saltiness.

Tuscan Ribeye Steak
We order another serving of the ribeye, without the gravy. It is better as the steak is already well seasoned, however, it is still overcooked. When the steak is thinly sliced, it is easy to overcook your steak on an open fire.

Tuscan Ribeye Steak
I like the BBQ pork ribs. It is fork tender and the meat easily falls of the bone. The sweetness of the marinate is just right, and it is better eaten using your fingers. The BBQ chicken mid-wings were plump and juicy. It is surprisingly good, although I would prefer it if they don’t serve it with chilli sauce.

BBQ Pork Ribs
BBQ Pork Ribs
The lobster is perfectly grilled. It has a charred exterior, yet the flesh remains juicy and bouncy with a hint of brininess. The same can be said about the prawns. It is grilled just right and we can taste the freshness of the prawns and the delightful bouncy texture.

Prawn - deshelled
The most surprising ingredients at BUTS are the mushroom dishes. LD and I enjoyed the barbequed King Oysters Mushrooms as it is juicy and packed with flavour. The mushroom pizza has a crispy crust, with a nice combination of mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce plus the sliced button mushroom. We finished the whole pizza. Yum

King Oyster Mushrooms
Mushroom Pizza
The mushrooms risotto is very tasty; however, I find the rice is a bit raw, not to the al-dente point.

Mushroom Risotto
For the desserts, we have Panna Cotta and Tiramisu. They are enjoyable; however, the Grilled Banana and Grilled Pineapples are the stars. I just can’t say no to grilled pineapples because of the combination of charred bitter flavour and sweet pineapple.

Panna Cota & Tiramisu
However, the grilled banana is just awesome. The banana is halved, coated with sugar and torched, creating a thin layer of crispy sugar and intensifying the flavour of the banana. Yummy!

Grilled Banana & Pineapple
Grilled Banana & Pineapple
BUTS have air-conditioned indoor seating and a covered outdoor seating area. Based on the current weather, I will choose the indoor. However, when the weather is cooler, I won’t mind seating outdoor.

Indoor Dining Area & The Bar
Outdoor Dining Area
Overall, we enjoyed the barbeque food offered by BUTS. It provided a good spread of options and we don’t come out smelling like barbeque meat. We recommend the oysters, lobster, mushroom dishes and grilled banana. Cheers!!

BBQ Under the Stars
When: Mon – Sun, 11.00 – 23.00
BBQ Lunch last order 15.00, BBQ Dinner last order 22.00
Price starts from $41.90++ per pax.
For Reservation: Call 9190 8258 or

Food Menu
Drink Menu
Thank you very much Protegie and BBQ Under the Stars for the invitation.

Food & Drink: 7/10
Value: 7.25/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)
Ambiance: 7/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50; $51 - $80

BBQ Under the Stars
100 Turf Club Road
Singapore 287992

T: +65 9190 8258
Mon – Fri: 17.00 – 23.00
Sat – Sun: 11.00 – 23.00

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