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Delectable offerings worth the indulgence

- CICHETI STRIKES BACK Words by Anton D. Javier Visit Cicheti at 52 Kandahar Street, Tel: 6292 5012 / 8872 8047 ( Whatsapp only)

Delectable offerings worth the indulgence

The spotlight has been on its sister outlets – Bar Cicheti and Caffe Cicheti – for a while now, and Cicheti, the one that started it all, wants some of the shine too. Following the momentary pause brought about by Singapore’s circuit breaker period, the well-loved Kandahar Street joint famous for its Neapolitan pizzas is back with new additions that complement the existing menu.

The fine-tuned menu now includes starters that can hold their own, such as the zesty Cicheti Chopped Salad, which includes salumi, pepperonci­ni, buffalo mozzarella, and radicchio tossed in oregano vinaigrett­e. Meanwhile, Zuppa di Cozze e N’duja is a Sicilian summer in a bowl, where plump Australian mussels are sautéed in a spicy tomato and white wine sauce, sprinkled with bits of the spicy sausage. Where pizza is concerned, go for the off-menu special – Chef Lim Yew Aun’s

Sicilian-inspired Napoletana. It is simple, restrained, but yet delicious where dollops of stracciate­lla meet with slivers of white anchovy marinated in chilli flakes and lemon zest, adding a nuanced saltiness that perfectly blends with the subtle flavor of the cheese and pizza dough.

While desserts are often left as an afterthoug­ht, make a mental note at the start of the meal to save room for Cicheti’s latest additions. First, there is the Strawberry Parfait: Layers of ricotta mouse, chopped pistachios, and strawberry essence, finished with a drizzle of honeyed balsamic reduction. Finally, the Lemon Tart is quite the palate cleanser with rosemary cream, candied lemon peel, almond crumbs, and capers.


Leckerbaer travels all the way from its hometown of Copenhagen to Singapore to set up its first overseas outpost. It brings with it inventive remakes of småkager, or traditiona­l Danish butter cookies, alongside other exquisite bakes and delicious bites.

Located at Isetan Scotts in Orchard Road, the 36-seater patisserie serves up sweet and savoury treats, combining craftsmans­hip with Danish butter and other premium ingredient­s – some of which are lesser-known Nordic varieties. In addition to the bite-sized småkager (which come in raspberry, caramel, vanilla, and seasonal flavours), other highlights include the

Signature Lemon & Sea Buckthorn Tart, the fluffy Blondie cake with passionfru­it curd, Peas & Avocado Tart, as well as an All Day Breakfast set, among others.

For those who would rather enjoy moments of hygge at home, you can opt for either delivery or takeaway orders. A customised selection of småkager is available in 8, 12, or 16 pieces, placed in a beautiful royal blue box. Meanwhile, similarly designed boxes in soft pink are made for a customised selection of cakes and tarts.


The renowned catering services company – which is always present at some of Singapore’s glitziest events – proudly introduces The Artisan Canapé Box, which features an exquisite selection of small bites handcrafte­d by Chef Tim Meijers and team.

While physical events might not be filling up calendars at the moment, the new normal of Zoom call socials at home can now be elevated with this canapé box. In it are 12 delectable morsels infused with French and Japanese flavours, with a focus on quality and freshness. Each canapé boasts balance in terms of aesthetic, texture, and taste. Some of the bites you can expect include the Boston Lobster Cannelloni filled with Mushroom Duxelles, Baeri Caviar, and Salted Lemon, Hokkaido Scallop Pudding with Hokkaido Scallop Tataki, and Burned Grapefruit segments, Poached Purple Artichokes with Hollandais­e Sauce, Sugar Snap Julienne, and Pickled Beets, as well as Mango Bavarois with White Chocolate and Passion Fruit.

With the uptake of sustainabi­lity practices, The Artisan Canapé Box features biodegrada­ble materials and cutlery. What’s more, clients and diners are encouraged to keep and recycle the box for storage purposes. Prices start from $128++ per box (inclusive of delivery).

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