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Buttero Revisited @ Tras Street

Special thanks to Samantha for the invite and Chef Antonio for his amazing hospitality!


Buttero has a new Executive Chef Antonio Massagli. A born-and-raised Buttero (or Tuscan Cowboy) himself, Antonio presents heartwarming Italian comfort food inspired by childhood dishes he enjoyed growing up in the Tuscan countryside. 

Since my trip to Italy, I have been on the look out for a restaurant that would bring back memories. 

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While the outlook has not changed, there were a number of tweaks made to the menu. Classics like the pulled pork waffle fries and fried chicken are still available.

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Apple, Pear Mojito



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Ladies night specials, great for hanging out with the girls.

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Carpaccio, Beef, Mixed Salad, Parmesan and Lemon Dressing ($17)

Instead of the usual thin slices, Buttero's version comes with thick sinewy slices, drizzled with truffle paste and on a bed of arugula and rocket leaves. Very tasty and has enough oomph in the beef.

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Burrata Cheese ($23)
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Salad and Truffle Oil 

I love cheese and burrata cheese is one of those that ranks high.

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A slice into the bulb releases a sensory delight - oozing cream that flows like lava, a slight prod would cause it to quiver and wobble. I have eaten burrata cheese fresh from a market in Rome and this was so close to it. The truffle paste did elevate the experience a couple of notches up, this is one burrata cheese not to be missed.

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Crespelle Alla Fiorentina
Gratinated Ricotta and Spinach Crepes, Bechamel and Pecorino

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Straight off their value for money lunch menu, this is a savoury crepe filled with spinach, ricotta and a secret weapon called raisins. It could pass off as a lasagne dish with similar ingredients, except this was vegetarian and a very well executed dish.

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Diavola Pizza ($20)
Pepperoni, Tomato Sauce, Parmesan and Chilli

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Chef Antonio had a previous stint at Prego and during its hey days I remember a particular Sunday Italian Brunch that I enjoyed tremendously for its freeflow fire baked pizzas.

Diablo brought back those days, doughy pizzas with a simple topping of cheese, pepperoni and chillis. Nothing fancy but one pizza straight from the heart.

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Fiorentina ($98)
700g Beef T-Bone Steak with Potatoes and Vegetables of the Day

Great for sharing between 2-3 people, this 700grams is one heavyweight and a sight to behold when served.

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The four sides that came with it comprised of a refreshing salad.

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Grilled olives, long beans and peppers.

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The mushroom sauce was the best with beef.

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Save some space for these roasted potatoes.

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Last but not least presenting the to die for 700 grams. Tender and exceptionally meaty with a perfect char, I was teleported back in time to that quaint hole in wall steak place in Florence. Close enough to that amazing graze I had.

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Panna Cotta

I am usually averse to desserts served in pots and took to this panna cotta quite gingerly.

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Chopped strawberries, a generous helping of balsamic vinegar and a pot full of panna cotta. This left me deliriously happy, one seriously good panna cotta with the right bounce and copious amount of ingredients.

This visit left me yearning for a revist soon enough, lunch and ladies night are enticing!

Buttero
Tras Street

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