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Osteria Mozza by Nancy Silverton Opens at Hilton Singapore Orchard on 31 May 2022



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Regarded for simple cooking and superior sourcing, the award-winning Osteria Mozza completes the hotel’s portfolio of world-class culinary concepts.

Venue: 333 Orchard Rd, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 5 pm - 10.30 pm

American Chef Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza is bringing its unique brand of ingredient-specific, Cal-Italian cuisine to Singapore, showcasing simple cooking that allows impeccably sourced seasonal produce to shine. The new 120-seat restaurant at Hilton Singapore Orchard features classics from the original one-Michelin-starred outpost in Los Angeles as well as a number of new dishes crafted exclusively for Singapore.

The opening of Osteria Mozza completes Hilton Singapore Orchard’s compelling roster of five culinary concepts, which includes residential all-day dining restaurant Estate, elegant lobby lounge and bar Ginger.Lily, two-Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro and award-winning all-time favourite Chatterbox.

Diners can look forward to the many standouts of Osteria Mozza – its mozzarella bar and housemade fresh pastas; two wood-burning ovens for Silverton’s show-stopping pizzas, meats, fish and fresh vegetables; a gelato-centric dessert menu; and a stellar beverage list.

Mozarella Bar

At the heart of Osteria Mozza is the signature mozzarella bar, a place to start the meal with a selection of five different mozzarellas, burratas and fresh cheeses, and an impressive array of imported Italian cured meats (speck, coppa, salami sardo, mortadella and prosciutto di Parma). Silverton and her team source and curate simple Italian ingredients of exceptional quality to create the remarkable antipasti and salads which have cemented Osteria Mozza’s reputation.


Nancy's Caesar

Antipasti selections include the signature Affettati Misti. What is different about the dish for the Singapore outpost is the inclusion of butcher’s pate and trotter fritti, as a nod to the popularity of trotter meat locally. Other highlights not to be missed from the mozzarella bar include Nancy’s Favorite Trio of Mozzarella di Bufala, Cantabrian anchovies, semi-dried tomato and cruschi peppers with fett’unta; Smoked Burrata & Peas; and Nancy’s Caesar.

The Food

Almost all of the 10 pastas on the menu at Osteria Mozza are handmade in-house daily. A unique new pasta on the menu and one created specially for Singapore is the Cencioni with Dungeness crab and saffron, inspired by Silverton experiencing the wide array of seafood in Singapore. Every part of the crab is used to create the dish from claws to meat and belly, used either as filling for the pasta or to create stock for pasta-making.

The Josper Oven is the precision workhorse of the kitchen, turning out perfectly cooked Grilled Calamari and Whole Branzino alla piastra. Farmers’ market quality vegetables are also roasted in the Josper to coax out their flavour and natural sweetness, like seasonal selections of Friarelli Peppers and Roasted Carrots.


Whole Branzino alla piastra

A selection of secondi for individual enjoyment or sharing includes the Cacciucco, a traditional fish stew from Tuscany brimming with locally sourced grouper and calamari, venus clams, red prawns, mussels and red pepper crostone. The dish is another of Silverton’s love note to Singapore, recognising the city’s fondness of seafood. Other highlights include whole Grilled Corn-Fed Baby Chicken; and juicy Pork Chop Milanese.

After extensive testing and enhancement, the pizzas are a reflection of Silverton’s distinctive style and taste. A selection of nine pizzas are cooked in the restaurant’s custom Wood Stone wood-burning pizza oven and will be served exclusively at lunch.

Silverton has chosen to cook with California almond wood for its fruit wood flavour, high heat, low smoke and balanced sweetness. As a result, Osteria Mozza’s pizzas boast a fine crisp base and ultra-high airy and puffy cornicione, with a deep sourdough flavour.

The Desserts

Osteria Mozza’s desserts sport a distinctly Italian-meets-American flair. While most of the menu is centred around the joy and art of gelato, where local tropical fruits like pineapple and rambutan feature prominently, Silverton classics like Butterscotch Budino and Rosemary Olive Oil Cakes are not to be missed.

Silverton has created her own brand of gelato called Nancy’s Fancy, which will be made locally using a high-quality Carpigiani gelato machine. Tableside Hot Fudge Sundae Cart service includes DIY sundaes with an array of toppings, plus signature creations like the Tin Roof Sundae and Coconut Sorbetto Pie.

The Drinks

The beverage list includes an impressive selection of Italian wines, including organic and sustainable wines, as well as classic Italian cocktails like negroni, aperol spritz, espresso martinis.

Curated by Osteria Mozza partner Joe Bastianich and General Manager Manu Gandotra, the wine list is an exploratory journey of the great Italian wine producing regions, including Piemonte, Tuscany and Veneto. Of the 280 labels, 90% of the list is Italian, including house label of Bastianich and La Mozza wines, while the remaining 10% of the list highlights California and New World producers. Meanwhile, 70% of the wine list is made up of red grape varietals. Of the 20 wines served by the glass, premium labels such as Amarone, Barolo, and Brunello di Montalcino are served by Coravin.

The Space

Conceptualised by EDG Design, Osteria Mozza extends the design narrative of Hilton Singapore Orchard as a modern colonial-style residence, inspired by the past rustic stables and tannery buildings found along Orchard Road — an area once abundant with fruit orchards, nutmeg plantations, and pepper farms.

Much like a Tuscan farmhouse, with its open kitchen and stacks of firewood, Osteria Mozza’s rich, textural design layers gabion stone walls and flooring, end cut wood, natural brick screening, and exposed nuts, bolts and fixings. Leather features prominently – in supple caramel-coloured leather and wood chairs as well as design elements, like horse buckles, bridles, saddles, belts and tools. The space is encircled by glass, with both indoor and outdoor plants lending a mossy, natural, slightly overgrown feel.

A communal, convivial vibe is evident throughout the restaurant. The mozzarella bar seats up to 14, and the spacious indoor dining room seats 61. The spacious and lush outdoor terrace that overlooks the bustling Orchard Road is covered to accommodate the Singapore weather and seats 59. Osteria Mozza’s private dining room seats 10.

Osteria Mozza

Address: 333 Orchard Rd, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/sinorhi-hilton-singapore-orchard/dining/osteria-mozza/

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 5 pm - 10.30 pm

Photo credits: Osteria Mozza 

 


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Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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