The menu is a nod to Puglia, a small southern region of Italy known for its hilly farmland and expansive coastline.
June 07, 2022
If you're looking for old-world hospitality and warm Italian service, look no further than Cucina Porto at The Star. Here, it's less about seasonal trends and glamour — the team is more focused on serving up hearty Italian fare for the heart and soul, within a sleek and charming setting.
The menu is inspired by Executive Chef Martino Pulito's childhood in Puglia, a small southern region of Italy known for its hilly farmland and expansive coastline. It also borrows from other Italian regions including Parma, Bolgna and Rome.
Start with the foolproof stone-baked bread paired with a 22-month aged Parama prosciutto. A burrata served on a bed of pistachio pesto and 'ndjua crumbs, as well as a Puglia-style white anchovy dish, rounds out the starter favourites. Moving onto the pasta selection, cavatelli is paired with silky slow-cooked cuttlefish, gremolata and ink rice crackers; while gnochetti with seasonal mushrooms, parmesan and crispy cavolo nero is ideal for veggie-loving plus ones.
The Star has had a small fleet of new venues join since the beginning of the year, including Mashi No Mashi hailing from Tokyo's WAGYUMAFIA team and the recently opened experiential venue ELE.