Bottega di Carna’s Collaborations: A Fusion of Cultures and Flavours

Tuscany’s Culinary Ambassador Dario Cecchini, renowned for his commitment to utilizing every part of the animal, is set to grace the Mondrian Singapore Duxton once again in March, accompanied by a cadre of collaborators.

Among them is Bottega di Carna, an establishment that has carved its niche in Singapore’s culinary scene, thanks to its dedication to transcending the boundaries of traditional steakhouse fare.

Spearheaded by ‘World’s Greatest Butcher’ Dario Cecchini, Bottega di Carna amalgamates reverence for the animal with time-honoured culinary traditions, using only the finest produce and ingredients.

Bottega di Carna's Collaborations: A Fusion of Cultures and Flavours

Bottega di Carna X Bold & Braised Hawker Pop-Up

On the 6th and 7th of March 2024, Cecchini and Bottega di Carna’s Head Chef Kenny Huang will join forces with local culinary stalwarts, Bold & Braised, for a unique hawker pop-up at Maxwell Food Centre.

This collaboration aims to showcase the intersection of Italian and Singaporean culinary cultures, with a shared commitment to sustainable cooking practices.

Alvan Chew, founder of Bold & Braised, expresses excitement about the partnership, stating, “This collaboration is significant for us as it showcases the depth of Singapore’s hawker culture alongside a shared Italian and Singaporean commitment to sustainable cooking.”

Bottega di Carna's Collaborations: A Fusion of Cultures and Flavours

Cecchini’s philosophy of utilising every part of the animal resonates deeply with Bold & Braised, whose culinary ethos mirrors his own. Through this collaboration, they aim to deliver dishes that celebrate the richness of flavour inherent in all cuts of meat, while also fostering a sense of community through food.

A Celebration of Flavour: The Panini Menu

The Maxwell Centre pop-up will feature an exclusive selection of paninis crafted with Cecchini’s signature Profumo del Chianti Salt and olive oil, alongside homemade bread from the Tuscany Pane Rosetta recipe.

Each panini encapsulates the essence of nose-to-tail cooking, offering a tantalising array of flavours and textures.

Bottega di Carna's Collaborations: A Fusion of Cultures and Flavours

Panino Pastarmino (Beef Pastrami Sandwich) £6.50: Featuring beef brisket marinated for seven days with special spices and slow-cooked for six hours, this panini promises a flavourful bite and fork-tender texture. Accompanied by a special “Darionese” sauce, it exemplifies Cecchini’s dedication to culinary excellence.

Panino con Guancia di Manzo (Beef Cheek Sandwich) £6.50: A testament to Bottega di Carna’s commitment to utilising all parts of the cow, this panini features beef cheeks slow-cooked over 16 hours with Italian Sangiovese red wine from the Chianti region, offering a symphony of rich flavours.

Braised Pork Belly Panino £6.50: A collaborative creation with Bold & Braised, this panino showcases their signature pork belly, marinated in herbs and spices for one day and braised for another, resulting in melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.

A Gastronomic Extravaganza: Six Hands Dinner with Syrco Bakker

Continuing the culinary journey, Cecchini and Chef Kenny Huang will collaborate with renowned Chef Syrco Bakker for an exclusive Six Hands Dinner at Bottega di Carna on March 8th and 9th, 2024.

Bottega di Carna's Collaborations: A Fusion of Cultures and Flavours

Bakker, celebrated for his unique culinary style and commitment to sustainability, brings a wealth of experience to the table. The six-course menu will blend Italian and Balinese influences, promising an unforgettable dining experience.

Cecchini and Chef Kenny Huang are set to unveil a selection of new permanent menu additions at Bottega di Carna. Complementing the restaurant’s offerings of nose-to-tail cuts, crudos, charcuterie, handmade pasta, wood-fired steaks, and progressive wines, these new dishes promise to elevate the dining experience to new heights.

With a focus on sourcing the finest ingredients and delivering unparalleled service, Bottega di Carna continues to redefine the culinary landscape in Singapore.

Bottega di Carna's Collaborations: A Fusion of Cultures and Flavours

In conclusion, Bottega di Carna’s culinary collaborations embody a fusion of cultures and flavours, celebrating the richness of global culinary traditions while also championing sustainability and community.

From the bustling hawker stalls of Singapore to the serene landscapes of Tuscany, these collaborations exemplify the transformative power of food to unite, inspire, and delight.

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