We were treated to quite a splendid view and an exquisite dinner at The Lighthouse Restaurant and Rooftop Bar right on top of the Fullerton Hotel. Not to mention that it was a Tuesday evening and we were all feeling the drudgery of the start of the work week but the splendid view at its rooftop bar perked us up almost immediately. We were ushered to the main sitting area where the view of the bay was equally as nice coupled with a warm interior that makes dining a very comfortable affair here.
Simply put, Lighthouse serves good traditional Italian fare and unabashed about using the most premium of ingredients. The Lighthouse festive menu is running from 27 Nov to 30 Dec and costs $158++ per person. From fresh Alba white truffles to Parmagiano cheese fondue pastas, the Lighthouse is certainly a place to bring anyone you wish to impress.
Luxurious start of the night
Fresh seafood flavours with a delicately baked crust made an encouraging start of the evening. The flavours in this Lobster and Asparagus Casserole play out smoothly with each other. However, the dish could have had elements that whet the diners’ palates with a slight tanginess, which might make it more three-dimensional.
The Taglierin Pasta with Parmagiano Cheese Fondue and Truffle Shavings was my favourite dish of the night. It was luscious, flavourful, and comforting. The generous Alba white truffle slices sat perfectly well with the thick cheesy cream that is fully absorbed by the tagalierin pasta. This dish certainly made my day.
Yet another dish with fresh Alba white truffle shavings thrown in, the Sliced Rib Eye Beef with Pan-seared Porcini Mushroom, Barolo Reduction Sauce and Truffle Shavings (phew! what a mouthful) has a splendidly cooked steak and very flavourful sauce that sort of overpowered even the Alba truffle. This dish was pretty competent, but the contrasting bold flavours could have been better balanced to make it complete.
Without a doubt, a very well designed dessert piece – both in taste and in presentation. The Traditional Panettone served with Hazelnut Gelatto, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Raspberry revealed many different textures and was a very interesting dessert experience for me. The sweet flavours that the different components confer was well captured in the panettone.
An Italian feast with a view, this festive menu at The Lighthouse Restaurant and Rooftop Bar definitely impresses its patrons with its selection of opulent ingredients. Chef De Cuisine Carlo Marengoni is definitely on top of his game but we thought that the boldness of the flavours of condiments could be adjusted to better accentuate the key ingredients of each dish.
This was a hosted review.
Level 8, 1 Fullerton Square
Tel: +65 6877 8140
Hours: Daily from 12.00nn to 2.30 pm | 6.30 to 10.30pm
Nearest station: Raffles Place MRT (About 5 min walk)