The delightfully swanky Capella will soon host a new Italian restaurant by Mauro Colagreco, he of Mirazur (three Michelin Stars, voted World’s Best Restaurant in 2019), Côte (one Michelin Star, at Capella Bangkok), and Carne, a sustainable global burger chain with an outlet in Telok Ayer.

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FIAMMA – Italian for flame – is something Colagreco is no stranger to. Expect eats inspired by his grandmother’s cooking, his own burning passion for food, and the spirit of Italian family cuisine, centred on open-flame cooking and fresh seasonal produce. Supplying at least some of the latter is Capella Singapore’s herb garden.

As restaurants move toward simplicity as luxury, FIAMMA is no exception. Touting the joys of ‘humble luxury’, it promises hearty flavours and a ‘sincere, convivial and down-to-earth’ space aiming to capture the feel of an Italian family kitchen.

“This new venture has been imaged by my life’s influences, from being inspired by the nature in life to my joy of sharing what makes the essence of the restaurant: Bringing the flame of people together, generosity and the simple joys of providing authentic hospitality,” the chef says.

“Growing up, the appreciation for fine Italian cuisine and its essence was integral in our daily life,” he adds. How Colagreco and Capella define that for those without an Italian nonna will set FIAMMA apart from its myriad of competitors. But with their combined culinary and hospitality chops, we expect to be pleasantly surprised.

Photos: Matteo Carassale

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