Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion Singapore
[SECTION]Singapore's Jazz Dining Destination
Home of the World Gourmet Summit
is a thriving melting pot of fine international and local cuisine. Diners are spoilt for choice with popular establishments like Restaurant Andre, Long Chim, Shinji, Jade and Gunther's. For an upmarket venue with waterfront views, fine Italian cuisine, bespoke cocktails and a whole lot of jazz, there's nothing like Monti.
Located on the grounds of the Fullerton Pavilion, Monti is part of the One Rochester Group, a multi-million collection of lifestyle F&B establishments including the award-winning 1-Altitude, the world's highest bar. Managing Director Joseph Ong conceptualised it as a jazz bar restaurant with panache. The daily jazz menu serves up a versatile mix of moods from classic to post-modern jukebox.
Accompanied by a repertoire of tasty food and cocktails, it serves up a a class act that's difficult to follow. Here are top reasons to make Monti your venue for an evening of romance, fine Italian cuisine, bespoke cocktails and a whole lot of jazz.
[SECTION]Panoramic views of Marina Bay
Located between One Fullerton and the Fullerton Bay Hotel, the iconic steel and glass dome of Monti reaches out into the waters of Marina Bay
. It offers unobstructed panoramic waterfront views of the surrounds from the restaurant's terrace and its open-air rooftop. By day, you can enjoy the backdrop of iconic skyscrapers. By night the city's skyline takes on a soft glow that reflects off the bay.
You can also enjoy views of the passing bumboats and nightly lasers and lights from Marina Bay Sands, the most iconic entertainment venue in Singapore
. Monti's open-air rooftop bar allows you to enjoy the sights and the balmy breeze of the bay while sipping on a cocktail with piped music from the live jazz band below.
[SECTION]Stylish Ambience and Engaging Service
Step into the dome and you'll be greeted by sleek and stylish interiors with high ceilings. The music lounge and long bar opens into a spacious table seating section with views of the waters of Marina Bay and Marina Bay Sands. By day, the glass dome provides an ideal spot to take in the surrounds over lunch. By dusk, Monti's interior takes on a soft and romantic atmosphere. As the night draws long, the pulsing energy of live jazz takes over the main indoor space.
Whether you're visiting for lunch, dinner or drinks, the environment is comfortable. The cosy lounge seating invites you to linger over conversations and chic cocktail, with jazz as the main course. Service at Monti is equally engaging. Expect friendly interactions with the waiting staff, bar and kitchen as they prepare and serve your food and drinks.
[SECTION]Modern Italian Cuisine on the River
The kitchen at Monti serves up an extensive menu of Italian appetisers, pasta, mains and dessert that can be easily combined into an executive lunch or a degustation dinner. Portions are well endowed and ideal of sharing as in the traditional Italian style. Many of the ingredients are sourced from Italy including the choice of light to full flavoured olive oils on the tables. To help you get started, here are some of the recommended items:
'Burratta E Prosciutto Crudo' with fresh Burrata and San Daniele cured ham. Read More
'Invertiti' with braised veal Osso Buco, Parmigiano Reggiano and lemon zest. Read More
'Risotto Cacio E Pepe' with Italian Carnaroli rice, Parmigiano Reggiano and black truffle. Read More
'Il Segreto' with Iberico pork, creamy polenta and mushrooms. Read More
'Prezzemolino E Mentuccia' with olive oil ice cream and parsley and mint sponge. Read More
'Bomba Di Cioccolato' with hazelnut praline mousse and hot mixed berry compote. Read More
An excellent way to savour the best of Monti is the 'Jazz Dinner Menu'. Available from 7.30pm every evening, it offers a 3-course meal and a jazz-inspired cocktail at $160 for 2 persons (excluding prevailing taxes).
[SECTION]Cocktails for Every Mood
Cocktails take centre stage in Monti. There's a menu for classics and contemporary concoctions. There's a jazz-inspired menu with categories like "Dixieland", "Chicago Blues" and "European Bliss" created by Mixologist and Bar Manager Joseph Millar as the perfect counterpoint to the music. Every drink tells a story or historical association to the Jazz age and culture.
Then there are bespoke cocktails to suit every mood. If you can't decide, just ask Joseph and he'll fix a fabulous potion to accompany your evening views of Marina Bay by the outdoor terrace, another to ease you into dusk and the twinkling lights, and even set the tone for a romantic dinner. You can also order a pairing of cocktails to your courses. It's simply cocktail alchemy in action at Monti.
Here are some of Joseph's recommendations to get your palate excited.
'Ministry of Madness' with Bacardi 8, Cointreau, fresh lemongrass, fresh passionfruit, fresh basil leaves and Gula Melaka. Read More
'Smoking Joe Old Fashioned' with Rebel Yell Rye Whiskey, fresh orange wedge, cherry smoked brown sugar, Lemon Bitters, Orange Bitters and hickory smoke. Read More
'Fisher Bay Martini' with Fishers Gin, Noilly Prat Vermouth, air-dried thyme and olive brine. Read More
'Coco Bliss' with Crème De Cacoa White, Grey Goose Vodka, cocoa powder, Prosecco and chocolate cube. Read More
[SECTION]All about the Jazz
With the venue pumping out jazz tunes daily, Monti is determined to become the must-visit venue for jazz enthusiasts and aficionados in Singapore, very much the same as Birdland in New York City
and Blue Note in Tokyo. You can look forward to a musical repertoire curated by local jazz legend, Jeremy Monteiro and delivered by familiar faces in the local lounge circuit including Louis Soliano, Tama Goh, Rick Smith, Andrew Lim and Melissa
These seasoned industry veterans will be mixing Classic Jazz with Blues, Soul and even more esoteric styles such as Skunk Jive every night. The music program also include performances by international, regional and new local acts as well as special guest performances by big name international jazz artists. A late night of live jazz at Monti with its soft atmosphere coupled with a bespoke cocktail is a lovely wrap to a busy day in Singapore.
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