Italian Gourmet Buffet at Alkaff Mansion: A Monthly Affair with Coffin Bay Oysters and Wagyu Beef

Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
 
Alkaff Mansion just recently rolled out with a new culinary experience that will absolutely spoil its diners with the mouthwatering and aesthetically pleasing epicurean feast that is the Italian Gourmet Buffet. The buffet is available only on the third Thursday of every month, unless otherwise stated, and presents a curated menu fit for Italian royalty.
 
With its romantic colonial architecture surrounded by glittering fairy lights and crystal chandeliers, ornate European-styled fountains and gorgeous gazebos amidst the lush greenery of Telok Blangah Hill, it comes to no surprise that Alkaff Mansion is one of the top dining destinations for various events like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, dinner dates, lazy Sunday brunches and the occasional soirée.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
 
The interior is classy and chic, with every detail and décor thoroughly thought through to recreate the lavish, opulent and homely mansion. Intricate tiles with vintage motifs pave the level one dining hall; sparkling chandeliers dangle from the second story, firing bursts of light from the crystal facets; pewter vases and kitchenware are strategically situated in display cabinets; vintage model automobiles, trains and planes are dispersed throughout the sprawling complex; and floral arrangements are placed on tables for that bright pop of colors.
 
Satisfy your Italian gourmet cravings with Alkaff Mansion's new monthly Italian Gourmet Buffet that is held on the third Thursday of the month. The buffet features some of the popular dishes from the Sunday Prosecco Brunch, the scrumptious Italian Grigliata Grill + Bar, the a la carte menu, and some specially created gastronomical masterpieces.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Octopus Carpaccio with Oranges and Balsamic Reduction
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Tuna Carpaccio with Oranges and Black Olives
 
The octopus carpaccio is very fresh and springy, and so tender that it falls apart as you try to pick it up from the plate. The wagyu beef carpaccio is my favorite out of all the antipasti. The raw beef is of supreme quality and so delicate that it has a very buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture with a natural sweetness and the tangy and savory sauce that is liberally drizzled over perfectly complements this palatable dish. The tuna carpaccio is briny with a hint of sweetness, without any fishy overtones, which makes a light and refreshing start to your meal.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Mozzarella Cheese with Tomatoes & Basil
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Coffin Bay Oysters
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Coffin Bay Oysters
 
Another great way to kick off your Italian feast is indulging in the freeflow Coffin Bay oysters that almost immediately vanish once the tray is refilled. Coffin Bay is Australia’s most famous oyster growing location due to the nutrient-rich cold waters from the depths of the Antartic Ocean that surge up into the temperate waters of Coffin Bay, causing an explosion of highly nutritious food, ideal for pacific oysters. Described as the media darling of the mollusc world, Coffin Bay oysters are prized and coveted for their quality, flavor and size. Firm, plump, and succulent, these oysters have a sweet lingering aftertaste of the famous Coffin Bay “marine liqueur flavor”.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Selection of Italian Cold Cuts and Pizzas
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Selection of Italian Cold Cuts and Pizzas
 
A variety of four types of pasta and four pizzas are served at the buffet, and the selections vary everytime based on the freshest produce the kitchen is able to obtain on that day. Italian cold cuts such as salami, prosciutto cotto and culatello are also available if you want something light to pique your tastebuds.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Oven Baked Sea Bass in Salt
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Oven Baked Sea Bass in Salt
 
A server is placed in charge of portioning the giant sea bass for diners and to ensure that the flesh spooned out is free from hazardous fish bones. In the a la carte menu, the widely appraised oven baked sea bass in salt goes for $48 per 600g, $56 per 700g, and $64 for 800g. At the buffet, you can request for as much fish as you want, but do take note that this is one of Alkaff Mansion's most popular mains and the kitchen only prepares one 2kg sea bass for the buffet, so go earlier in order not to miss this favorite!
 
Even though a lot of salt is used in the preparation of this dish, the fish does not turn out salty. The method of baking the sea bass in a blanket of salt helps to retain the moisture of the fish. As the fish bakes in the oven, the salt hardens up into a crust which acts as a sealant that traps all the juices and natural aromas of the sea bass. The server then cracks open the salt crust, skin the fish and serve the flesh to diners. Due to the high quality of the fish, the flesh is sweet, moist and delicate on its own without any need for extra seasoning, except for maybe a squeeze of a lemon wedge for that little bit of sharp acidic flavor.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Lamb Rack with Sardinian Vermentino
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Lamb Rack with Sardinian Vermentino
 
At the live grilling station, ask for the lamb rack which is grilled in white wine to how you would generally like your red meat done. The white wine used is not just some obscure brand restaurants typically use for cooking, it is a prestigious dry white wine that originates from Sardinia, Italy. The wine industry in Sardinia is well established and cultivates a huge diversity of wines, but the Sardinian Vermentino is widely considered to be the best of these wines. The grilled lamb rack is so succulent and tender that its juices ooze out when you bite in it, and the meat easily slides off the bone. When that luscious rack of lamb is combined with the sweet and light Sardinian Vermentino, it creates a symphony of flavors that fuse together and give you what I would call a foodgasm.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Grilled Pork Belly
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Grilled Tiger Prawns
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Grilled Sardinian Octopus
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Grilled Chicken
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Fresh Italian Squid served with Extra Virgin Oil, Garlic & Italian Parsley and 36-Hours Marinated Beef Sirloin
 
Other items available at the live grilling station are the flavorful 36-hours marinated beef striploin, fatty grilled pork belly, savory grilled chicken, springy grilled Italian squid, tender grilled tiger prawns, smoky grilled sardinian octopus, roasted potatoes with mixed herbs and seasonal sautéed vegetables.
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Dessert Table
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Chocolate Mousse Cake
 
Alkaff Mansion Italian Gourmet Buffet
Chocolate Cream Puffs
 
The dessert table is stacked with a rainbow assortment of cakes, pastries, fruits, and tarts that changes each time it is replenished. This cheerful spread is bound to end your luxurious Italian feast on a sweet note.
 
Sampling Alkaff Mansion's signature dishes from the a la carte menu will definitely neither be as cost effective nor satisfying as going for the Italian Gourmet Buffet where a huge myriad of the restaurant's crowd favorites, chef recommendations and unique dishes not included in the menu are laid out on colorful platters, in unlimited portions.
 
At $98++ for adults and $48++ for children (5-12 years old), the Italian Gourmet Buffet serves up only the best and freshest produce, with no compromises to food quality or service, as you would rightly expect from a fine dining restaurant. The buffet is perfect for families seeking a mid-week break from preparing dinner at home, as well as couples or groups of friends that prefer an alternative and relaxed setting to a great Thursday evening. Bookings can be made through HungryGoWhere here where the 4th adult diner dines for free in an exclusive promotion.
 
 
Alkaff Mansion
 
Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
 
Operating Hours:
 
Ristorante
Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11.30am – 3.00pm (last order at 2.15pm)
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 6.00pm – 11.00pm (last order at 10.15pm)
 
Saturday Italian Brunch: Saturday, 11.30am – 3.00pm
(last seating at 2.15pm)
 
Sunday Bottega Prosecco Brunch: Sundays and Public Holidays
11.30am – 3.00pm
 
Italian Gourmet Buffet: Third Thursday of the month (unless stated otherwise),
6.00pm – 10.00pm
 
Bar 1918
Monday to Saturday: 11.30am – 3.00pm
Monday to Sunday: 6.00pm till late
 
Tel: +65 6510 3068
 
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