Last Saturday was my first time at Basilico – I have always marveled at the chic décor of this Italian Restaurant whenever I dined at Tenshin and it has been on my Eat List for awhile now….so I was quite excited to finallyyy be there!
Basilico is one of the very few Italian restaurants that serves buffet style and it is said to be one of the best around if one is looking for a combi of Italian + buffet.
Since it was a Saturday that we went, they were serving 3 buffet options (refer to end of this entry for pricing details for other days):
1. Buffet only ($46++)
2. Buffet with free-flow soft drink and fruit juices ($56++)
3. Buffet with free-flow wine and juices ($98++).
All options come with complimentary tea or coffee.
SELECTION OF WINES – 2 whites, 2 reds and 1 prosecco (favouriteee)! A small selection of 5 wines – well, its free-flow…what do you expect? To be frank, unless you are a going to take more than 3 or 4 glasses, it may be more worth while to go á la carte on the wines since the price difference is $42++. We made the mistake for my parents and my mom ended up drinking more than she wanted to 😦
[LEFT] STARTERS – Love the island located at the centre of the buffet area. The island boasts a good range of hams, salads, bread, cold dishes all around. You will be able to catch the chef in action as well – shaving parma ham on the spot, nice! They also have a DIY salad corner with a wide variety of greens and toppings.
[RIGHT] LES FROMAGES – They have several types of cheeses including the 2 big blocks that you see on the right – they are accompanied by more than 10 types of honey and jams including truffled honey (I LIKE)!
[LEFT] MEATS & PASTAS – The selection of roasted meat and pastas was just OK…I especially wished there was more selection of pastas. In terms of quality – they are of decent quality…nothing WOW.
[RIGHT] SOUP & STEWS – The only soup available was lobster bisque – which was good. I also enjoyed all the stews (including some traditional Italian dishes – forgot the names).
COMPLIMENTARY CAKE – And because I told them it was my parents’ 30th Anniversary…they were thoughtful enough to bring us a delicious piece of cake with a candle – sweet (on top of allocating a nicely-located table).
Service was commendable as the waiters were helpful and attentive. Special mention to Maitre’D – Quentin, who extended great hospitality to my family.
All in all, quite a nice buffet – good value for those looking for a great deal of Italian food. However, I think I still like my Italian food served á la carte as I don’t fancy large amounts of Italian in one seating.
Tel: +65 6725 3232
Add: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Breakfast: 6:30am – 10:30am (Mon – Sat); 7:00am – 10:30am (Sun)
Lunch: 12 noon – 2:30pm (Mon – Sat); 12 noon – 3pm (Sun)
Dinner: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Mon – Fri: $42++
Sat: As stated in blog entry above
Sun: $69++ (free-flow soft drinks and juices), $139++ (free-flow Mumm Champagne, wine, beer)