Formerly located at the Fort Canning Hotel, Chef Lino Sauro’s contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare will reopen in a brand new location, 34/36 Tras Street. Gattopardo’s new move will be accompanied with a slight change to their old identity: the ‘Italian Grill and Pizza Bar’ tagline will be replaced with ‘Ristorante di Mare’, which translates to “Seafood Restaurant”. This new identity goes back to the roots of Chef Lino’s culinary style with dishes inspired by South Italian seafood.
“I am very excited to see the new face of our restaurant,” said Chef Lino, Executive Chef and Managing Director of Gattopardo. “Seafood has always been the soul and life of South Italy. It is in our hands to preserve this way of life by using only sustainable seafood at Gattopardo. At the end of the day even the smallest things we do make a big difference.”
Fans of Gattopardo’s signature dishes won’t be disappointed as there will also be some of Chef Lino’s signature dishes from the old menu such as the Risone Con Polipo Brasato e Midollo di Bue, a Risone Pasta with Braised Octopus and Bone Marrow; the Zuppa di Pesce “Gattopardo”, a Gattopardo’s Signature seafood stew in a Terracotta pot; and the Branzino al Sale, a salted baked Mediterranean Sea Bass (400g).
The new restaurant which will be able to accommodate a total of 80 diners, and features a two-storey space where diners will be able to access the upper floor through a beautiful Italian-inspired spiral staircase, one of the key focal points of the restaurant. Another key feature is a seafood counter located on the first floor which will showcase a diverse range of Gattopardo’s sustainable seafood offerings, which are sourced from FRIEND OF THE SEA Sustainable Seafood-Certified fisheries from all around the world, and prepared with South-Italian and Mediterranean flair. In addition there will also be two private rooms that seat 5 and 20 diners respectively.
Diners will be able to experience the contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with the new menus at Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare when it officially opens its doors today on 3rd February 2014, and will be opened on Sundays from 2nd March 2014 onwards.