Charcoal-grilled meat mecca along Mohamed Sultan Road
First published on . Updated on 14 Jan 2013.
The Bistecca Fiorentina ($178) is a charcoal-grilled T-bone cut that is more than 5cm thick and weighs more than 1kg. This Tuscan speciality’s preparation is overseen by Florentine chef Francesco Mansani in this deep Mohamed Sultan shophouse. The beef – displayed in glass-cased meat fridges along the walkway in the middle of the restaurant – is quality-controlled organic Australian Wagyu-Holstein. The decor is no less butch, or exacting – dark wood bars and cupboards, brown faux-croc-skin leather chairs and antler lamp fixtures emitting warm, yellow light fill the space. Not that this is simply a spot for the macho – creamy burrata, Tuscan pastas and a wide-ranging mostly-Italian wine cellar beckon. As luck would have it, the three-tiered terrace at the back is also a little slice of Hong Kong. Weekend roast lunches ($68++ to $98++) are served from noon- 4pm. Daily three-course set lunches ($38++) are available – with no less than five choices for mains, including homemade pasta, roast chicken and a serving of Steak Perfection, Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse.