Open for business: Don Antonio Pizza Bar, Choo Choo Chicken, The Bread Table

Open for business: Don Antonio Pizza Bar, Choo Choo Chicken, The Bread Table

Don Antonio Pizza Bar

A 30-seat Italian restaurant serving pizzas and pastas opened in Jalan Klapa, off North Bridge Road, last Friday.

It is run by husband-and-wife duo Antonio Cocozza and Germaine Wong.

Chef Cocozza, who is from Naples, better known as Italy's pizza capital, has been in the food industry for about 25 years. He previously worked at Italian restaurants here, including Senso Ristorante & Bar and the now-defunct Bice.

For now, it will have just pastas and pizzas. Offerings range from rigatoni with sausages and porcini mushrooms to gnocchi florentine, oven-baked gnocchi with mozzarella, parmesan and basil. Choose from pizzas such as Bianca, which is topped with white truffle cream, smoked mozzarella, smoked pancetta and basil; and Ortolana, which has zucchini, red capsicum, eggplant, mozzarella and basil.

The pastas and pizzas are priced from $19 to $24.

The restaurant plans to roll out a full menu in the next three weeks or so, which will include antipasti and desserts.

Where: 2 Jalan Klapa
Open: Noon to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday
Info: Call 6293-6548 or go to donantonio.sg


 

Choo Choo Chicken

The home-grown restaurant, which opened in January, brings Korean fried chicken to Singapore.

The chicken comes in a variety of flavours, such as original, soy, spicy and sweet. You get to pick two of these flavours when you order a whole chicken ($29.90).

The restaurant also offers crispy wings ($15 for eight pieces, $28 for 16 pieces); Tokboki ($4), a Korean rice-cake dish; and burgers such as the C.C. Cham Chi Burger ($6.90), a Korean-style rice burger with kimchi and tuna.

Where: 33 Bali Lane
Open: 11.30am to 11pm daily, last order at 10.30pm
Info: Call 6299-0980


The Bread Table

The bakery has opened a second outlet in Kovan, after its first outlet opened last July in Jalan Kuras in the Upper Thomson area. Choose from a variety of sourdough loaves which take up to 24 hours to make. These include the Bordelaise Sourdough ($7.90), a blend of rye and whole wheat; Walnut Sourdough ($8.50); Cheese Sourdough ($8.50) and Farmer Olives Sourdough ($8.50).

The bakery also churns out sweet breads, such as the Cinnamon Raisin Walnut bread ($3.90), filled with juicy raisins, walnuts and a swirl of cinnamon sugar.

Where: 1010 Upper Serangoon Road
Open: 11am to 10pm (Tuesday to Friday), 10am to 10pm (weekend), closed on Monday
Info: Call 6282-3546 or go to facebook.com/thebreadtable

This article was published on May 4 in The Straits Times.

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