The much-awaited Michelin guide for Singapore has hit the streets and many local restaurants are celebrating. A total of two restaurants received three stars, five restaurants received two stars, and 37 restaurants received their very first star.
In the latter group was Basque Kitchen by Aitor, a Spanish restaurant on Amoy Street in Singapore. Chef Aitor may have been raised in Australia, but his heart and his culinary expertise lies in the Basque Country. His impressive resume includes experience at some of the best restaurants in the world, among them Mugaritz, The Fat Duck, and Iggy’s, and it’s at this locale that he offers “diners a slice of his heritage with every dish.”
Menu highlights include Madrid-style beef tripe with chickpeas, roast suckling pig with cauliflower and pork jus, charcoal grilled tiger prawn with rice and nori aioli, cucumber gazpacho with cheese snow, red mullet bisque with amaebi, white tuna with tomato essence and red onion, kokotxas in pil-pil sauce, and braised oxtail with confit quail yolk and chive alioli. Aitor also serves some unique courses, such as steak from an 8-year-old grass fed cow.
The beverage list is equally interesting, with a large selection from all over Spain including Penedès, Valencia, Somontano, Rioja, Alava, and Jerez, among others.