La Barca scores second win at G Restaurant Awards

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For the second consecutive year, La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar has been recognized at The Peak’s highly anticipated G Restaurant Awards.

At the presentation ceremony held in Singapore recently, La Barca received an Award of Excellence, alongside some of the island’s most renowned dining establishments.

In its fourth year, the Awards recognize topnotch restaurants for delivering superb dining experiences. An external panel of ambassadors comprising some of Singapore’s most discerning food critics such as The Straits Times’ Tan Hsueh Yun and Wong Ah Yoke, The Business Times’ Jaime Ee and Lianhe Zaobao’s Dr Ng King Kang, dined incognito to judge the restaurants. A total of 36 honours were given out this year.

Last year, at the same Awards, La Barca was named ‘Best New Restaurant, Western.’ La Barca was also one of only eight Italian restaurants in Singapore to receive the Ospitalità Italiana Award, an initiative promoted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce that recognizes authenticity and quality of the highest standards.

These accolades further cement La Barca as one of the best Italian eateries not only in Singapore but across the world.

LA BARCA’S CHEF MICHELE SORRENTINO (BOTTOM ROW, 2ND FROM LEFT) WITH THE OTHER WINNERS OF THE G RESTAURANT AWARDS 2013

La Barca celebrates its first anniversary in Singapore

On July 17, La Barca celebrated its first anniversary in Singapore with a party held at the restaurant, which is located at the Goodman Arts Centre in Katong.

The hugely successful event was attended by more than 150 guests, comprising the restaurant’s regular patrons, clients, partners, and members of the media. The party was also graced by the Ambassador of Italy to Singapore H.E. Anacleto Felicani and his wife, and representatives from the embassies of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

CHEF MICHELE (CENTRE) WITH THE AMBASSADOR (RIGHT) AND MRS FELICANI

GUESTS ENJOYING THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION

The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception held at the restaurant’s spacious outdoor wooden terrace, with a delectable selection of canapés featuring items from the new menu, such as Grilled Scallops with Cherry Tomato Confit and Balsamic Vinegar, Truffle-Scented Milk-Fed Veal Tartare with Salted Cured Egg Yolk, Calamari and Tomato Stew, and Whipped Salted Cod with Extra Virgin Olive Oil served with Potato Crisps. Guests could also help themselves to morsels of Grana Padano (oltre diciotto mesi, from Emilia-Romagna) – one of Italy’s most popular hard cheeses – while glasses were continuously charged with prosecco or red wine. At the pasta buffet in the main dining area, Chef Michele served up a selection of four pastas – Traditional Lasagna with Beef Ragu and Bechamel Sauce, Risotto with Mushrooms and Parmesan Cheese, and Homemade Tagliolini in Chickpea Sauce, Potato Gnocchi with Prawns, Crabmeat, Tomato and Basil.

IL FILETTO DI ROMBO SU VEDURE E SALSA DI POMODORI SECCHI, OLVE E CAPPERI
Roasted Turbot with Vegetables, Capers, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Sauce

SALMONE MARINATO SU CROSTINO AL BURRO CON LIMONE
Sliced Marinated Salmon with Butter and Lemon on Crostino

GRANA PADANO – AN ITALIAN CHEESE WITH A DISTINCTIVELY GRAINY TEXTURE

CHEF MICHELE SERVING PASTA

To round off the meal, guests were delighted with desserts including La Barca’s Traditional Tiramisu, a mini version of the popular Dark Chocolate Tart with White Chocolate Sauce, Fruit Tartlet, Meringue, Mini Almond Cupcake, Chocolate Mousse, and Almond Biscotti.

SWEET TREATS TO TANTALISE THE TASTEBUDS

At the end of the enjoyable night, each guest also took home a jar of Salsa Di Peperoncino – a chilli sauce specially created by Chef Michele for the zesty Singaporean palate. The chilli sauce, which is exclusive to La Barca, is served at the restaurant with the pizzas (and is of course available upon request to accompany any dish).

GUESTS WITH BOTTLES OF SALSA DI PEPERONCINO, SPECIALLY MADE FOR SINGAPORE BY CHEF MICHELE

Chef Michele and the La Barca team wish to thank all our valued patrons, clients, partners and friends for their continued support, and for joining us as we celebrated this milestone.

We hope to see you again soon.

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La Barca receives Award of Excellence

Chef Sorrentino

La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar has received an Award Of Excellence for ‘Best New Restaurant, Western’ by The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel G Restaurant Awards 2012. “We are so happy to be recognized in such a prestigious manner,” said chef Michele Sorrentino.

“We are very proud of our efforts. We have strived to position La Barca as a semi-fine dining restaurant, yet with a welcoming and relaxed ambience. I want everyone to be able to experience my food; we offer our full menu at lunch and dinner, a set lunch on weekdays, and a brunch menu on the weekends,” continued Sorrentino.

“Our menu is designed to make all of our customers happy. We have people coming from the CBD during the week for lunch, those who prefer to escape the crowded inner city and discuss work in a relaxed manner. They only have a short drive to enjoy a delicious set lunch in quiet surroundings. We have couples and groups who want a romantic dinner in the evening,  and then on the weekends we have parents who want a leisurely family meal and to enjoy a glass of wine while their children play happily in the grounds.  The new parking arrangements have pleased the customers too!”

La Barca offers complimentary parking for guests at Block C, Goodman Arts Centre. Taxis may also drop off and pick up passengers at the same car park, which is beside the restaurant’s entrance.

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