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Basilico is an award winning Italian Restaurant located in The Regent Hotel Singapore. Basilico means (sweet) basil in English, always emphasises on using the fresh, seasonal in presenting their authentic Italian Cuisine.Basilico served two dining option: À la carte and semi-buffet. The semi-buffet option mean that you choose one main dish, to accompany the buffet of antipasti and desserts. No doubt you will be able to guess which option that we go for Once you are seated, you will be served br
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Basilico is an award winning Italian Restaurant located in The Regent Hotel Singapore. Basilico means (sweet) basil in English, always emphasises on using the fresh, seasonal in presenting their authentic Italian Cuisine.

Basilico served two dining option: À la carte and semi-buffet. The semi-buffet option mean that you choose one main dish, to accompany the buffet of antipasti and desserts. No doubt you will be able to guess which option that we go for
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Once you are seated, you will be served bread sticks appetizer with mince olive dip. The bread sticks is freshly baked and crunchy. However, as we are not the people who fancy olives, we did not really appreciate it as much.
Bread Stick with Olive Dip
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We started our entrée with the antipasti and begun with something light. Seared Tuna, smoked salmon, Boccocino, Mozzarella Cheese and tomatoes. The Boccocino, Mozzarella Cheese and tomatoes are our favourite. We always order this as entree when we go to any Italian restaurant. It is a simple dish and just allow the ingredients to speak for itself. The same can be said here, the ingredients are fresh and the cheeses are lovely. The same can be said about the sear tuna, while smoked salmon was not overly salty, can be consider quite subtle good to pair with the cheeses.
Seafood Antipasti, Mozzarella, Boccocino and Tomatoes
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For the cured meat selections the selections are Pancetta, Prosciutto di Parma, Salami and Ham. Unlike other buffet, which they control the output of the parma ham, you can really satisfy yourself with the servings here. Served with slices of rock melon, I have to limit myself, remembering that there is still the main dishes to come.
Olives and Cured Meat Selections (Prosciutto di Parma w/ Rock Melon especially)
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For the mains, I had the Crispy Pork Belly with Oven-Baked Apple. “Agretti” Salad and a Honey Cinnamon Reduction. The crackling is light and crispy, with similar texture to Cantonese roast pork belly. The meat tasted clean and not gamey, while the Oven-Baked apple and honey cinnamon reduction really balance the fattiness of the roast pork belly. Yummyy!!!
Crispy Pork Belly with Oven-Baked Apple (Back View)
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Crispy Pork Belly with Oven-Baked Apple (Front View)
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Little Devil ('LD') ordered Tender Wagyu Rump with Oven-baked Potatoes and Braised Spring Onions. Although using only the Rump cut, the meat is tender and succulent. Cooked to her order of medium rare. The potatoes is slightly crispy on the skin and soft on the inside. The Au Jus is just flavourful.
Tender Wagyu Rump
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Meanwhile, Tracy's BFF, Lady Baker ('LB') satisfying her cravings for lamb. She had Grilled Spring Lamb Chops with Rhubarb and Ricotta Goat Cheese Cream, Green Asparagus. The lamb chops are small in size, I would say more towards a lady's portion. Consider LB asked it to be cooked to Well Done, it was well executed and the meat remain tender. Asparagus were sweet and crunchy, good with the Ricotta.
Grilled Spring Lamb Chops
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For desserts, the selections are also impressive. Our picks are: The Bread and Butter Pudding which was very rustic and good. I paired it with a scoop of chocolate sorbet. Bonet (Chocolate Pudding with Amaretti Biscuits provide a good velvety chocolate flavour, while the Crema ai Lamponi (Raspberry cream) will give you a good sour perk up after the meal. For the rest of the desserts, just stick to those with chocolate, as the one without chocolates are quite ordinary.
Part of Desserts Selection
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Part of Dessert Selections: Biscotti, Sorbets and condiments
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Part of Dessert Selections: Cannoli, Bread and Butter Pudding,Puddings, Cream & Pastry
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Although the Italian are renowned for the coffee, I was left disappointed with the coffee on offer here. I ordered a cappuccino, not only the coffee feels watery, it was burnt as well. I should have stick with black coffee with milk on the side. On the upside, I need to praise the bartender for coming up a good Lemon Lime and Bitters which I ordered in the beginning of the meal.
Disappointing Cappuccino
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Selections of Cheeses
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The atmosphere here is just amazing. The dining section is dimly lid, which provide a very good atmosphere for romantic dinner. The space between table is sufficient to give you a slight sense of privacy. Meanwhile, round central section, is the centre stage for the food. It is brightly lid, with beautiful chandelier and semi open kitchen concepts on the East and West section of the circle. The service is very personalized and professional. One of the best service we ever experience. Big Thumbs up for the service.
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Overall, Basilico is definitely a place to go for Italian. The Semi Buffet is a must try and the ingredients are always at the freshest and authentic Italian. Kudos to the team for maintaining the consistency all these year. Cincin!! Cheers!!

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Crispy Pork Belly with Oven-Baked Apple (Back View)
Tender Wagyu Rump
Grilled Spring Lamb Chops
Part of Dessert Selections: Cannoli, Bread and Butter Pudding,Puddings, Cream & Pastry
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Buffet treat from a good friend and knowing my weakness for Italian cuisine, she brought me here.Where do I begin? The cold spread, cold cuts, the bread selection, cheese choices, the hot spread, the Asian spread (I know...I think maybe for those who come and realize they don't like Italian food actually), the pasta choices, the desserts,etc.One word. AWESOMENESS! Of course there are dishes I don't like but it's just my personal taste buds. Because my friends who tried those dishes I don't like,
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Buffet treat from a good friend and knowing my weakness for Italian cuisine, she brought me here.
Where do I begin? The cold spread, cold cuts, the bread selection, cheese choices, the hot spread, the Asian spread (I know...I think maybe for those who come and realize they don't like Italian food actually), the pasta choices, the desserts,etc.
One word. AWESOMENESS! Of course there are dishes I don't like but it's just my personal taste buds. Because my friends who tried those dishes I don't like, find them nice. It's just me I guess. The overall spread is just wonderful.
Service was attentive and warm. Made our dining experience so much more wonderful.
Left bloated with Italian goodness and still craving more!! I'm so bringing hubby here!!! Not for his sake, for mine!!
Selection from the Anti-pasta Buffet Spread
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Grilled Lamb Racks over mash
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So to keep my word that I would bring my hubby here, we came here for dinner.The buffet spread as many had said, is truly spectacular! It's a brilliant showcase of the awesome cuisine of Italy and then more!Grilled Lamb Ribs - hubby ordered this as his main and the meat was grilled perfectly, tender and juicy. There is no funny gamey taste and the sides are also well cooked.Fresh Pasta with Bacon Chunks - I found the fresh pasta cooked al dente and the shape of the pasta is a little special, not
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So to keep my word that I would bring my hubby here, we came here for dinner.
The buffet spread as many had said, is truly spectacular! It's a brilliant showcase of the awesome cuisine of Italy and then more!
Grilled Lamb Ribs - hubby ordered this as his main and the meat was grilled perfectly, tender and juicy. There is no funny gamey taste and the sides are also well cooked.
Fresh Pasta with Bacon Chunks - I found the fresh pasta cooked al dente and the shape of the pasta is a little special, not long like spaghetti but way fatter! I didn't really like the bacon chunks though. Not my most favourite pasta experience. Should have stuck with my usual favourite and not be so adventurous. Haha..
I remain a fan of this place and have converted my hubby too!
Selection from the Anti-pasta Buffet Spread
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Grilled Lamb Racks over mash
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We have been wanting to dine at this classy and elegant Italian restaurant for a while, what more, enjoy a good Italian buffet. So here we are finally.So, it works this way - order a main course, and one is entitled to the Buffet selection at the round counter. We had thought that it was an entirely Italian buffet concept, counters filled with platters of different Italian pizzas and pastas, but it was not so. Nonetheless, we ordered a Main Course each, and then went ahead to attack the buffet b
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We have been wanting to dine at this classy and elegant Italian restaurant for a while, what more, enjoy a good Italian buffet. So here we are finally.

So, it works this way - order a main course, and one is entitled to the Buffet selection at the round counter. We had thought that it was an entirely Italian buffet concept, counters filled with platters of different Italian pizzas and pastas, but it was not so. Nonetheless, we ordered a Main Course each, and then went ahead to attack the buffet bar.

The mains came. One of the items was the gigantic and thickly-crusted woodfire Squid Ink Pizza with Smoked Salmon and caviar - delicious, but mostly because of the sumptuous factor from the salmon and caviar. The crust was a little thick for my liking, and "squid ink" could not be tasted though it is rather evident in color. I thought it was a tad dry, but we were assured that traditional, authentic woodfire Italian pizzas are such - so we learned to enjoy the moment and chew.

Finally, my King Scallops - a mouthwatering, grilled dish of succulent, juicy, bouncy pieces of heaven served on sticks. Yes, they were huge, and each bite was a delight. The scallops tasted of the sweet, faint distinct metallic taste of seafood that I absolutely adore, and the bouncy meat was meltingly soft. This was the winner of all four, for sure - and the only one that got polished 100% (duh!)

For more detailed information and photos, do pop in:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2013/12/dinner-at-basilico-restaurant-at-regent.html
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Friends have the misconception that I don't eat (much), but put me in the middle of such a buffet and I won't stop till I start rolling. Especially in face of a buffet with an impressive selection as what Basilico offers, it is impossible to resist! Located on the second level of The Regent Singapore, you will find plenty of pizzas, pastas, meats, cheeses, desserts, salads, seafood, and a lot more. Primarily an Italian buffet, Basilico is most famous for their meats. Carnivores will rejoice at t
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Friends have the misconception that I don't eat (much), but put me in the middle of such a buffet and I won't stop till I start rolling. Especially in face of a buffet with an impressive selection as what Basilico offers, it is impossible to resist! Located on the second level of The Regent Singapore, you will find plenty of pizzas, pastas, meats, cheeses, desserts, salads, seafood, and a lot more. Primarily an Italian buffet, Basilico is most famous for their meats. Carnivores will rejoice at the amounts of meats available for your taking. My favourite section, the dessert table, has plenty for the sweet tooth, although worthy ones are few. There's also a gelato section, which has about six flavours of the day for you to choose from.
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Restaurant setting is generally quiet and comfortable, with professional waiters and waitresses who clear plates promptly. Post-christmas decorations give an added cheer to the place.
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Most of the mains were quite good but none of them were particularly outstanding. In fact I found some of their meats rather tough to cut or bite. Their pasta and rice were slightly better in comparison. Pretty for photographs, but the desserts were mostly too sweet even by honey bear standards. The tiramisu lacked the rum flavour completely, but since I don't really like that part of tiramisu, this is perfect for me. Lemon meringue cakes and pear tarts surprisingly turned out to be my favourites even though I was already almost full. The lychee sorbet I tried was also way too sweet to be bearable. They can go easy on the sugar for the desserts.

The best part about Basilico is the variety that they can provide, but taste-wise, most of the dishes (mains and desserts) are good but rarely, spectacular. It is still considered one of the more affordable buffets around central Singapore with this standard of service, atmosphere and spread.

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2013-11-25 29 views
Lovely lunch buffet here at The Regent. Hotel environment is really comfortable, posh and spacious. Step into this restaurant and was warmly welcome by the waitress here. Buffet spread was really a lot, especially enjoy the fresh prawns and oysters corner as they are very fresh and delicious! The crayfish was also very sweet and juicy, eat it cold without any dressing taste really good. Steak was tender and fragrant. For the price of near to $60 per person, is worth the price.
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Lovely lunch buffet here at The Regent. Hotel environment is really comfortable, posh and spacious. Step into this restaurant and was warmly welcome by the waitress here. Buffet spread was really a lot, especially enjoy the fresh prawns and oysters corner as they are very fresh and delicious! The crayfish was also very sweet and juicy, eat it cold without any dressing taste really good. Steak was tender and fragrant. For the price of near to $60 per person, is worth the price.
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Basilico Restaurant is restaurant that is worth visiting. It serves Italian Cuisine and offers buffet lunch and dinner. Although a bit expensive, keep in mind that you pay for what you get, and what you're getting at Basilico is a wonderful meal with quality food. I went for a weekday lunch buffet which has lesser choices than dinner but it still has wide spread of salad, bread, meat, pasta and desserts.The extensive spread of food is really amazing and presentation of the food was all very appe
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Basilico Restaurant is restaurant that is worth visiting. It serves Italian Cuisine and offers buffet lunch and dinner. Although a bit expensive, keep in mind that you pay for what you get, and what you're getting at Basilico is a wonderful meal with quality food. I went for a weekday lunch buffet which has lesser choices than dinner but it still has wide spread of salad, bread, meat, pasta and desserts.
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The extensive spread of food is really amazing and presentation of the food was all very appealing to the eyes. Seafood was very fresh and the cravings were all delicious. Pasta and pizza was tasty as well but I would recommend saving up space more for the main courses and desserts. Do ignore the local spread and spend more time indulging in the italian cuisine! And do make resevations!
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Basilico Italian Restaurant is an award-winning, 5-star Italian restaurant at Regent Hotel. It offers a semi-buffet style for diners, whereby an area is dedicated to serving unlimited antipasti (appetizers) and desserts, while main courses are ordered the ala-carte way. While you get busy with the antipasti, the kitchen will prepare your main course, served upon request. The grand entrance of the restaurant is lined with glass windows, which boast Basilico’s large selection of wines. A very warm
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Basilico Italian Restaurant is an award-winning, 5-star Italian restaurant at Regent Hotel. It offers a semi-buffet style for diners, whereby an area is dedicated to serving unlimited antipasti (appetizers) and desserts, while main courses are ordered the ala-carte way. While you get busy with the antipasti, the kitchen will prepare your main course, served upon request. The grand entrance of the restaurant is lined with glass windows, which boast Basilico’s large selection of wines. A very warm welcome greeted our arrival and I knew service would be top-notch for the rest of the meal already.
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Cured Pork & Olives Section: It was very thoughtful of Basilico to place trays of cut rock melon beside the hams! My favourite pick would always be the Spanish Iberico Ham. Thinly-sliced and slightly salty, the additional sweetness is elevated with rock melon and honey. The meat by itself is rather dry, making the melon the perfect accompaniment. And yes, the meat machine is not for display purpose only.
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Caprese Salad Station: My favourite section of all! I love how the mozzarella balls were presented in their original forms for you to portion out on your own. Also the choice of tomatoes was simply fabulous! A classic Italian starter not to be missed! This is also the last station for the antipasti area – so far, I was highly impressed by the selections for sure.

For full review and more photos, please visit http://foodiepink.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/basilico-italian-restaurant-regent-hotel/

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Taste: The food served here is top quality. However, some of the appetizers do not suit my taste, they were too sour, it was my first time trying those food though.Environment: Very nice environment as expected of the 5 Star hotel.Service: Very good service, most of the staff are locals.Clean: No problems with the cleanliness of the cutlery.Price: Very expensive, but good enough to eat it once in a while.
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Taste: The food served here is top quality. However, some of the appetizers do not suit my taste, they were too sour, it was my first time trying those food though.
Environment: Very nice environment as expected of the 5 Star hotel.
Service: Very good service, most of the staff are locals.
Clean: No problems with the cleanliness of the cutlery.
Price: Very expensive, but good enough to eat it once in a while.
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So many people rave about this restaurant, some even said it is the best buffet in Singapore, so I decided to give myself a good birthday treat in this restaurant. I went there with my best friend for lunch today. We took a train to Orchard MRT station, from exit B, crossed the road and took bus 39, alight at the third bus stop and we found the Regent Hotel right in front of us.(take bus 39 again at where you alight to go back to Orchard Road MRT station as it is a loop journey over there)For
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So many people rave about this restaurant, some even said it is the best buffet in Singapore, so I decided to give myself a good birthday treat in this restaurant.
I went there with my best friend for lunch today. We took a train to Orchard MRT station, from exit B, crossed the road and took bus 39, alight at the third bus stop and we found the Regent Hotel right in front of us.
(take bus 39 again at where you alight to go back to Orchard Road MRT station as it is a loop journey over there)

For our weekday lunch, it included Coffee or Tea for the price of S$48++, and for free flow of soft drinks and fresh juices, it would be $56++. The Buffet starts at 12:00 noon until 2:30PM.

We approached the front desk the moment we stepped into the restaurant and told the gentleman in suit
(don't look like a Singaporean) that we had made a reservation, he was looking at his computer. I showed him the print out of reservation slip, he just looked up without any smile and looked at the slip with his proud face. Immediately, We didn't feel welcomed. Come on, we were not using any deals voucher or enjoying any credit card discount, we were paying full rates ok! Luckily this situation was saved by a waitress that came over immediately and lead us to our table after confirming our reservation.

After we were seated, a waiter came to place order of our drinks. As we did not want to fill our stomach up with juices (juice makes you feel full), we went for ice water instead.

They had the appetizer section that consisted of many types of cheezes,hams, greens etc.
There was a roast carving station as well, the roast of the day was duck and veal. Next to the carving station was pasta, pizza, sausages,lasagne....There was an asian food section too. On the other end was the dessert section.

Personally, I find all their pizzas were hot and nice, with very thin crust that tasted crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
The prawns salad looked fresh but they were actually quite tough to bite and lack the sweetness of seafood. There were big scallops salad too, but they tasted so fishy that both of us found them unpalatable and decided not to touch them.

The duck was very tough and tasteless. The veal was ok with the red wine sauce, lack sweetness of meat as well.

Nevertheless, the lasagne was flavourful with lots of minced beef and sauce. I had two servings of this.

We tried both mushroom soup and Sichuan sour and spicy soup. These were the only two kinds of soup at the spread today. The mushroom soup was just lukewarm, so when we brought it to our table, it actually had turned cold. The Sichuan soup tasted weird because it was much sweeter than our usual version and much diluted also.

As for the dessert, I had cream brulee, tiramisu, peach tart, pistachio gelato etc. thumbs up for their dessert!

Besides rock melons and tomatoes at the ham station, there were no other fruits . We were quite disappointed about this.

Overall we were quite happy with their service, plates were cleared away very quickly. If they would refill our glass of water without asking, it would be perfect.

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If you like Italian food, then you must try Basilico if you happen to also like buffets. The food here is top notch despite being a buffet. There is a wide assortment of hams, stews, antipasta and beef. I started off by trying all their cheeses until my taste buds became numb and I couldn't differentiate the types of cheeses. All good I must say. The stews are also excellent and I recommend the beef stew. The grilled beef is also fantastically grilled just nice. The pizzas are thin sliced and de
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If you like Italian food, then you must try Basilico if you happen to also like buffets. The food here is top notch despite being a buffet. There is a wide assortment of hams, stews, antipasta and beef. I started off by trying all their cheeses until my taste buds became numb and I couldn't differentiate the types of cheeses. All good I must say. The stews are also excellent and I recommend the beef stew. The grilled beef is also fantastically grilled just nice. The pizzas are thin sliced and decent. Desserts are excellent, including home-made ice cream and cakes.
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Check out my blog for more photos: http://www.jerjerjer.com/italian-buffet-basilico-the-regent/It’s been a very long time since I had a buffet. But I met up with my sis today for a feast at The Regent hotel’s Basilico Italian Restaurant. Even though I’m usually a very small eater, I couldn’t help myself from trying out almost everything that was on the menu.Their buffet spread that day wasn’t exactly your typical “Christmas Buffet Lunch” with roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham. Instead it was a
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It’s been a very long time since I had a buffet. But I met up with my sis today for a feast at The Regent hotel’s Basilico Italian Restaurant. Even though I’m usually a very small eater, I couldn’t help myself from trying out almost everything that was on the menu.
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Their buffet spread that day wasn’t exactly your typical “Christmas Buffet Lunch” with roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham. Instead it was a gourmet Italian feast of succulent meats plus a stunning array of antipasti and sauces to choose from. The desserts, however, were more Christmas-y with a gingerbread house of cookies and a log cake.
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I’m more of a traditionalist when it comes to buffets. Meaning to say, that I usually like to start with feasting at the Salad bar / Antipasto section first. I find that greens are a really great way to whet your appetite for the indulgent feasting ahead. I particularly enjoyed the cold Mushroom Salad which had a variety of different mushrooms in it. The Artichoke Hearts had a sourness to it that also made it refreshingly palatable when paired with the rather bland Barley Salad. I also tried the huge Asparagus and Aubergine (eggplant as some people call it) which were both cooked really well and maintained their crunchy freshness.
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Next I attacked their meats! First I went for the Leg of Lamb at the carving station and also took a bunch of Grilled Veggies from Zucchini, Yellow Squash and more Aubergine. The leg of lamb was rather juicy and roasted to perfection. There was also a Grilled Tomato topped with shaved cheese. Even though it’s just tomato and cheese, I thought it looked soooo cute that I couldn’t resist not taking one. The Grilled Beef was also really tender, tasty and juicy but the Grilled Salmon was a little on the bland side. If there were a lemon butter sauce to go along with the salmon, then it would have been perfect! The Seafood Risotto was rather good too though I usually prefer my risotto to be more moist.
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I’m not really a Parma Ham person (you either like it, or you don’t). I had tried eating Parma Ham once before when I was in Milan for a holiday but didn’t really like the fermented, salty taste to it. Well, they did have quite a wide selection of cured and smoked ham with big slices of Melon but I opted for the Smoked Duck instead which was awesome! They are also quite well-known for their cheese selection and had 3 humongous wheels of cheese where you can fork out a block or two to go with the variety of interesting honey that they have, like Chili Honey (which was really quite spicy, according to my sister).
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Basilico also had a section filled with different Le Creuset pots with even more stewed meats hidden within! I had some of the Spicy Italian Sausages, Beef Meatballs, Chicken Stew and Seabass. And I also tried the Seafood Linguine which was really good. The pasta was cooked al-dente + the taste of the clams and prawns are like a seafood explosion in your mouth.
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To end of the feast, I had a scoop of Caffe Espresso Gelato topped with almond flakes. The coffee taste was really refreshing, especially after such an indulgent meal and the gelato was also really smooth. I also tried some of the Raspberry Gelato from my sis and it was just as good!

Overall, the food at Basilico was excellent and probably one of the better Italian restaurants around within the $50 – $70 per pax price range. The restaurant can accommodate over 200 people but I can only imagine how crowded the buffet stations will be with that many people around. The service was passable though the staff were not very attentive when we were trying to call for the bill.

Check out my blog for more photos: http://www.jerjerjer.com/italian-buffet-basilico-the-regent/
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2012-12-15
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  • Gourmet Cheese
  • Spicy Italian Sausages
  • Caffe Espresso Gelato
  • Seafood Linguine
  • Mushroom Salad
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2012-08-18 9 views
Buffet treat from a good friend and knowing my weakness for Italian cuisine, she brought me here. Where do I begin? The cold spread, cold cuts, the bread selection, cheese choices, the hot spread, the Asian spread (I know...I think maybe for those who come and realize they don't like Italian food actually), the pasta choices, the desserts,etc. One word. AWESOMENESS! Of course there are dishes I don't like but it's just my personal taste buds. Because my friends who tried those dishes I don't lik
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Buffet treat from a good friend and knowing my weakness for Italian cuisine, she brought me here.

Where do I begin? The cold spread, cold cuts, the bread selection, cheese choices, the hot spread, the Asian spread (I know...I think maybe for those who come and realize they don't like Italian food actually), the pasta choices, the desserts,etc.

One word. AWESOMENESS! Of course there are dishes I don't like but it's just my personal taste buds. Because my friends who tried those dishes I don't like, find them nice. It's just me I guess. The overall spread is just wonderful.

Another worthy mention is their Creme Blulee...I just couldn't stop eating it...

Service was attentive and warm. Made our dining experience so much more wonderful.

Left bloated with Italian goodness and still craving more!! I'm so bringing hubby here!!! Not for his sake, for mine!!!
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2012-07-24 10 views
For pictures, pls visit:http://madamechewy.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/basilico/Lunch buffet at Basilico @ The Regent . The food is of very high quality but the variety is rather limited. If you are into Italian food, this is the buffet for you.Service is friendly and attentive; price is inexpensive for such good quality ingredients.The third ice gelato flavour is very interesting; vanilla chilli, which really had a chilli taste at the endMy favorite in this buffet was the mushroom soup which was f
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For pictures, pls visit:

http://madamechewy.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/basilico/

Lunch buffet at Basilico @ The Regent . The food is of very high quality but the variety is rather limited. If you are into Italian food, this is the buffet for you.

Service is friendly and attentive; price is inexpensive for such good quality ingredients.

The third ice gelato flavour is very interesting; vanilla chilli, which really had a chilli taste at the end

My favorite in this buffet was the mushroom soup which was full of flavor but not too rich, as well as the seafood winter melon soup with huge chunks of scallops and fish. My hubby loved the squid ink pasta and the antipasti. He had loads of Parma ham and rock melon.
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2012-04-28 10 views
There are really wide ranges of cold dishes which you can find in this cosy and elegant restaurant out here in The Regent hotel. The raw salmon is really fresh and the slices of every pieces of it is really thin and beautiful, well done to the good job by the chef here. The half cut cold prawns in the unique in house dressing is also very crunchy and fresh. Love their very thinly sliced preserved gingers and preserved garlic as they are not too strong in flavour and are at the ideal temperatu
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There are really wide ranges of cold dishes which you can find in this cosy and elegant restaurant out here in The Regent hotel. The raw salmon is really fresh and the slices of every pieces of it is really thin and beautiful, well done to the good job by the chef here. The half cut cold prawns in the unique in house dressing is also very crunchy and fresh. Love their very thinly sliced preserved gingers and preserved garlic as they are not too strong in flavour and are at the ideal temperature during serving. Not to forget on their cold mussel as well as they are chewy and delicious too.
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