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Monday, November 3, 2014

Ricciotti 10th Anniversary Party - BENVENUTI CASA (Welcome Home to Ricciotti)

I was invited to Ricciotti Riverside for their 10th Anniversary Media Party on 16 October 2014.  Ricciotti was formerly known as Ricciotti Pizza Pasta Grill.  In conjunction with its tenth anniversary, it officially underwent significant changes to provide its customers with a new dining experience.  It also combines all things Italia, combining food with the Arts, Music and Culture.
The tasting menu looked really impressive and I was looking forward to the party!
Contemporary design of the restaurant, with many of the items imported from Italy.  
First, we had a sharing plate of a few types of appetizers.  Carpaccio Di Polpo (Sliced Octopus, Lemon, Fennel) which was refreshing and made a good appetizer before we had the mains.  I liked their Asparagi Alla Griglia, which is grilled asparagus and parma ham. We also snacked on the Polenta Herb Fries, which was served with truffle mushroom sauce dip.  It was quite an unique combination.  Another refreshing dish on the plate was Nizzarda Salad that was a blend of mesclun, fresh tuna loin, quail eggs, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, anchovies topped with sherry dressing.  Lastly, we also had Panzerotti, pizza doughs (shaped like our curry puffs) that were stuffed with chef's creation.

Opening speech from the management.  
“A fresh take on the gastronomic experience is what people should expect from Ricciotti. Coming together over food, art and music, what’s not to enjoy?” said Managing Director, Ottavio Gori. 

DC Mulay, founder of Crozzborderz, sharing about "Food for Good".
 Luca Ciarla played his violin with deep emotions, marrying his music with art installations projected on the screen.

Kezia Terracciano, a world-renowned artist born in Italy, performed live at the party while we were enjoying the great food. 
Back to the food.  For Pasta selection, we had Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola (Spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese), Linguine Al Granchio (Crab Meat, Chilli, Tomato Cream) and Risotto Al Frutti Di Mare (Arborio Rice with Seafood).
For the main courses, we felt that the Cod Fillet was a clear winner.  It was fresh and tender, served with sundried tomatoes and sauteed spinach.  The Chicken Skewer was presented on chickpea dip.  The chicken meat, which was marinated with herbs, had a nice flavour.

We had a Porcini E Scamorza Pizza.  Toppings included Porcini mushrooms and cow's milk cheese.  This pizza was not too heavy on the stomach but I do wish there were more mushrooms on it.  
Finale for the tasting session!  The Dessert Platter!  Soffiatto (Dark Chocolate molten cake with Stracciatella gelato), Canella Sweet Pizza, Tiramisu and Carrot Cake.

Gift pack from the party.
Thanks Ricciotti and Publicist PR for having us!

Ricciotti Riverwalk
20 Upper Circular Road
#B1-49/50 The Riverwalk
Singapore 058416
Tel: (65) 6533 9060
Opens daily: 10am to 11pm

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