Their first major revamp since 2008, The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar unveils a novel “Cucina Costiera” culinary philosophy. Inspired by General Manager Giovanni Viterale’s childhood along the Amalfi Coast, the carefully curated, new menu—with a strong focus on the renowned Southern Italian specialities and products from gastronomy rich regions like Campania, Sardinia and Sicily—presents some spectacular hits that make it worthy of the shining, guiding beacon it has previously replaced.
Kicking off their Signature Degustation Menu is The Lighthouse Antipasti Pasta—a scrumptious roll call of imported gourmet products, such as buffalo burrata, 18-months Langhirano aged ham served with grilled Scamorza cheese and preserved eggplants, and fresh, sweet half Maine Lobster with a roasted peppers and basil salad.
Tantalisingly robust is the perfectly executed Sea Rock Style Risotto, indulgently studded with langoustine, crabmeat, mussels and clams. Then, the hearty Gragnano Paccheri comes along. Following a 3 Michelin-starred chef’s wining recipe, the intensely full-flavoured tomato braised beef ragout, cooked over low heat for 16-hours till mouth-wateringly tender, teams perfectly with the hollow, traditional Neapolitan pasta – a definite must-order.
It seems every chef has a different story when asked to explain “Crazy Water Sauce” – here, it is that the dish was created through pure accident. Either way, the supple Spotted Garoupa is lovingly paired with a delicious, light tomato-based broth, highlighted by the tang of lemon juice.
Served on a literally smoking oak wood bed, the showstopping slices of Grilled Texan Rib-Eye are buttery in texture, and imbued with intriguing charred accents. Accompanied by a side of flavoured mushrooms, and outstanding truffle mustard sauce, the seductively smokey and succulent beef is no doubt the highlight of our evening.
To end off our fine-dining experience, the chef sends out a dessert platter of finessed Italian favourites. The alcohol-soaked Traditional Baba fared a little less well than the Silcilian Cannoli stuffed with clouds of homemade ice cream—a combination of Ricotta cheese, chocolate chips and candied fruits—and the most delightful Sicilian style Spiced Chocolate Parfait.
A 3-course set lunch at The Lighthouse is available at $48 per person, and a 5-course degustation dinner is available at $138 per person. The Lighthouse Rooftop Bar has also got some great nosh, like the Squid Ink Rice Balls with Shrimps that comes with a rich Saffron Aioli dip, to pair with aperitifs and cocktails.
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Level 8 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Tel: +65 68778933 | Website
Operating hours: Mondays to Fridays - 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays - 6.30pm to 10.30pm