Singapore’s Boat Quay is known more for its tourist-friendly seafood spots than fine dining. Look past the signboards for pepper crab, however, and you’ll find a one Michelin-starred Italian restaurant hidden above, complete with a rooftop bar overlooking the bay. Braci is a unique space that completely embraces Italian ingredients and culture, but keeps flavors and techniques innovative, without ever becoming too modern. Most importantly, almost every plate here is delicious.
The five course menu includes Braci’s best hits, which blows minds dish after dish. Start with a gossamer-thin tart shell filled with beef tartare topped with luxurious golden caviar, or a genius grilled scampi topped with puffed rice and cocoa nibs, held together by a savory emulsion of the scampi’s head, and a silky coconut sauce.
All their pasta dishes are made delicately in house; their signature tagliolini folds in a rich sea urchin sauce and is then dressed with sweet, thick lobes of uni, and caviar. A veal cappelleti has pasta so thin you can almost see the filling through it; and if you’re lucky to get a seat when truffle’s in season, they are generous with the shavings.
Don’t skip out on their famous pigeon, which is presented to you whole, then served carved up with cherries, almonds, and moscato.
A Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore that modernizes Italian food but still respects its origins and ingredients.