There is no denying how much we love Japanese food—turn a corner and a new sushi chain has landed on our shores. Likewise, it’s always pasta and pizza for the win whenever dinner rolls around.
What can I say, Italian and Japanese cuisine has clearly won our hearts, so it’s kismet when you find a restaurant serves both Italian and Japanese cuisine.
Monte Risaia situated along the trendy streets of Duxton aims to do just that. Helmed by Chef Tazio Yamada, Monte Risaia serves Japanese-inspired Italian cuisine that is meticulously prepared with premium and seasonal Japanese ingredients.
Just like its sleek black exterior, the inside of Monte Risaia features a modern yet cosy 12-seater counter where you can watch Chef Yamada and team deftly execute each dish.
Chef Yamada is not your typical Japanese chef. His affection for all things started Italian started early on as a kitchen helper at an Italian restaurant in Tokyo Shibuya town. After a four-year stint, Chef Yamada joined Aponte Italian restaurant in Ebisu town as a junior cook. Slowly but surely, he worked his way up to Head Chef and on to the next challenge: opening a restaurant in Singapore.
Besides specialising in Japanese