As the golden hour light fades into the chic ambiance of Allora Ristorante and Bar at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, you're greeted not just by the warm hospitality but also by an invitation to a culinary journey through Italy. It's here where every dish is a chapter of a story waiting to be told, a sensory experience waiting to be savored.
Your journey begins with an antipasti that sets the stage. The Allora Salad is a harmony of textures and flavors, where the seared red tuna's delicate tenderness finds its match in the crisp organic greens. The homemade mustard dressing drizzled over adds a tangy undertone, while pumpkin seeds sprinkle in a crunchy surprise, awakening your palate and preparing it for the voyage ahead.
Moving onto the pasta, a cornerstone of Italian cuisine, the Sorrentina gnocchi are little pillows of joy, gratinated to achieve a delicate crust, giving way to a soft, fluffy interior. They are nestled in a robust tomato sauce, each bite a comforting embrace, with Parmigiano Reggiano raining down like a final blessing. For a coastal twist, the Risotto Genova is a must-try, with the carnaroli rice holding the basil pesto and prawns in a perfect balance, each grain telling the tale of the Italian Riviera.
The main courses are a testament to Allora's culinary prowess. The Barramundi, with its skin seared to a perfect crisp, reveals a moist interior that harmonizes with the Mediterranean symphony of black olives, capers, and fresh tomatoes. It's a dish that dances between the rustic and the refined. The Osso Buco stands as a hearty symphony of flavors, the veal shank succulent and tender, infused with the aromatics of rosemary and sage, and a hint of lemon zest to cut through the richness, all resting atop a bed of smoked potato purée.
Even the pizzas speak of tradition and simplicity. The Margherita is a testament to the power of minimalist beauty, with the mozzarella di bufala melting over the tangy tomato sauce, each slice a homage to the Italian flag. The Bari, on the other hand, is a bold statement with anchovies and capers, a pizza that's not afraid to express its intensity.
To conclude your meal, the desserts are a crescendo of their own. The Cannolo is a masterpiece of contrasts, its crisp shell yielding to a luscious filling of ricotta, the candied fruits and chocolate chips dotting each bite with sweet surprises. And for a final act, the Alloramisu takes the stage, a twist on the classic tiramisu, with layers of espresso-soaked savoiardi cookies and a cloud of mascarpone cream dusted with cocoa—a sweet, lingering note to end your Italian escapade.
As you sip on a glass of fine wine, reflecting on the journey you've just taken, you realize that Allora isn't just a restaurant; it's a destination. It's a place where each dish is a passport stamp, a memory crafted with care, ready to be cherished long after you've departed from its welcoming doors.
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Address: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Level 1 (Terminal 3), 75 Airport Boulevard