I’d been to Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse on Mohamed Sultan once before with a client for work, but this time it was for a birthday treat – and, for yours truly, just another great reason to go back to this sensational spot.
The décor here is really classy – no frills, just class. The kitchen’s open window allowed us to watch the chefs in action, a matter of a few feet away.
The first thing they prepared was Burrata, a mozzarella cheese served with grilled eggplant and tomato, some drizzles of oil, and a reduced balsamic sauce. The melty mozzarella combining with the thickest double cream in the middle proved to be an OMG moment. Burrata means “buttered” in Italian, and sometimes the outer skin of the cheese comes oozing with butter. You catch my drift – this stuff is freaking awesome.
Next to arrive was the bone marrow. Holy cow! Avert your eyes, people – or at least ignore the fact that this is goo from the inside of a cow’s leg bone, and ignore all the blood on the plate (the dish is prepared medium raw). Instead, just sprinkle a little sea salt on top of the wobbly gooey mass and get it straight in your gob. It’s gone in seconds, but truly unbelievable, accompanied by caramelised onions and stunning sautéed peach slices. I’m nearly falling off my chair just remembering it.
For the main event, you can’t miss Bistecca’s T-bone steak – a 1.1kg whopper that can be shared between two or three people. It came with puréed potatoes, and grilled asparagus with lemon oil. There were four dips, too: Porcini mushroom, garlic aioli, sweet pepper and, erm, a green one. I couldn’t tell you what was in the latter, but man – with the steak, it was just sublime. The meat itself is like three-inches deep – yes, three inches – and prepared on a charcoal grill, so you get blackened, smoky, crunchy skin on the outside and melt-like-butter pink meat on the inside. One of, if not the best steak ever to cross my lips.
Bistecca has wonderful staff, drinks, décor and ambience – so save your pennies and get there. I’m sure they’d love to have you. Remember, though, this place gets crazy-full, so don’t forget to book ahead to save any disappointment.
25 Mohamed Sultan Road. Call +65 6735 6739.