Tucked away in a quiet lane in Serangoon Gardens is a hidden gem of an Italian Restaurant. Baci Baci (meaning “kisses” in Italian) has been popular with the residents who love its relaxing and romantic atmosphere that reminds you of eateries in Italy. And of course, they come for the food – Baci Baci brings in ingredients from Italy (cured meats, cheeses, olives, tomatoes, etc) where it matters most in order to replicate the Italian experience.
Mmmmh, know what I’m talking about? 😋
Of course we start with some wine.
For the white wine, we have the Montresor Soave Classico from Veneto. This dry wine is crisp and really easy to drink, and would pair well with seafood, poultry, vegetable dishes and pastas (possibly creamy dishes too). It’s so nice chilled, but not too cold as the nuances of the wine comes through better when it’s not icy.
For the red, we have the Borgo del Mandorlo, Primitivo from Puglia. You are greeted by a bright nose of orange spice, blackberry and dark cherry jam. The accents of anise and violet with the lush black fruit notes would pair well with roasted meats and game.
Baci Baci has its own wine cellar, stocked mostly with Italian labels but there are a few select ones from other countries too, like New Zealand and Argentina. Feel free to ask for recommendations.
STARTER: Antipasto Baci (S$40, serves two)This is a feast of an antipasto platter. You have hams lining up on one side (parma ham, cooked ham, sopressa and mortadella), and cheeses (taleggio, parmesan, fresh burrata) on the other side along with Italian cherry