The only reason why I used to frequent Binjai Park, along Bukit Timah Road, is because of Ivins, one of my favourite places for Peranakan food. This time around, another restaurant drew me to this street lined with shophouses, tucked away in a residential estate.
Capri Trattoria & Pizzeria is a small neighbourhood restaurant which opened in 2011 and went through a change in management in 2014. This restaurant prides itself on authentic Italian preparation and cooking methods, as well as its monthly regional specials menu.
The first sight that greeted us was homemade pasta drying on a pole, which accounts for the light and springy texture in the pastas we had later on. Also, you can also smell the aroma of freshly baked bread and pizzas from the brick oven behind the row of pasta. Both the bread and pizza bread were fresh!
The owner, Fabrizio, was very friendly and even dined with us. We found out that he is very accompanied. Not only is he a Dive Master, he is a judo instructor and a sports enthusiast as well. During the course of the meal, Head Chef Domenico, also made appearances throughout the meal to introduce dishes to us.
Before we got started with our meal, we were offered a drink, Spitz ($15). The beverage is a mixture of Prosecco (Italina sparkling wine) and Aperol (Italian aperitif), and usually served before or after a meal. The alcoholic drink is then infused with sweet oranges, cinchona bark and gentian root.