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MBS Opens New Italian Restaurant Nostra Cucina after Osteria Mozza’s closure

With the closure of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, Marina Bay Sands relaunches a new Italian concept in the same location

By Amy Van | 31 July, 2018 | Food, Restaurants
2018-07-31 16:19:06 2018-08-17 11:34:32
Nostra Cucina Mortadella Pizza
Nostra Cucina Mortadella Pizza

When one door closes, another opens – literally. After putting up the shutters for both Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza on 27 July, Marina Bay Sands reopens Nostra Cucina in the same space on 1 August. They’ve also done some refurbishing, so the new concept will sport a refreshed look.

The kitchen, helmed by the same chef and team, will be rolling out well-loved Italian pastas and hearty pizzas. Peter Birks, executive chef says: “My team and I are looking forward to unveil a new chapter at Nostra Cucina (meaning: ‘Our Kitchen”). I’m sure the synergy we have built as a team over the years will enable us to deliver an authentic Italian experience that will excite diners.”

Nostra Cucina Linguini
Nostra Cucina Linguini

Apart from offering classic regional Italian cuisine, Birks will be preparing some of his favourite recipes, such as confit duck leg with spiced cous cous and kumquat mostrarda, campanelle with prawn and lobster-infused tomato sauce, torta flambee fizza with smokey bacon, sour cream and onions, as well as kale salad with green apple, raisins and pine nuts. Many of these dishes are family recipes and tweaked further based on his years of experience working in the kitchens in US, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. The culinary team will introduce new dishes such as Tuscan bean and cavolo nero soup, and sand crab with avocado, iceberg lettuce and gazpacho. Luscious desserts such as chocolate tarts and cakes  are whipped by executive pastry chef Ariana Flores.

Nostra Cucina chocolate tart
Nostra Cucina chocolate tart

Drinks-wise, the restaurant boasts an impressive wine list consisting of more than 700 labels handpicked from 20 Italian regions. Aside from Tuscan wines such as Tignanello labels and unique wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, the list offers a bevy of biodynamic and organic wines. There’s also selection of Nostra Cucina’s house-made citrus liqueurs to sip after dinner.

Open: 12-3pm, 5pm-11pm, daily.
Galleria Level of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-42 to 46 (across from Sands Theatre)
Tel: 6688 8522
www.marinabaysands.com

Her 18 years in the media have equipped Amy with an extensive network and excellent knowledge of the food, travel and lifestyle industries. She is also the co-author of Chinese Heritage Cooking. All this belies the fact that she’s a self-confessed loony with a wicked sense of humour, and that she can be bribed with copious offerings of char kway teow, cake, champagne and cava (or anything bubbly, really).