Located on the first floor of Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Porta Fine Food and Company offers a range of modern European food and inspiring epicurean treasures from around the world. Their dishes uses only fresh produce and features seasonal flavours, hence the a la carte menu will be updated every season.
The space is very nicely decorated with different themes with different intended functions, such as the Spirit Box for cocktails and drinks, the Veranda Room with cane furniture to loosen the atmosphere for casual conversations and intimate settings for a cosy meal, as well as the Art Study, which is a private room for meetings or special celebrations. They even have a store where gourmet retail products are displayed and sold!
Now on to the food. Start off your meal with the Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad ($16++), consisting of yellowfin tuna with fine beans, vine tomatoes, black olives and mesclun. If salads are not for you, try the Chilled Angel Hair Pasta ($14++), neatly plated with lobster vinaigrette, crab meat, sesame, salmon roe and chive.
One of their signature appetisers is the Spanish Octopus ($18++). One Spanish octopus leg from Ria de Arousa, plancha to perfection with flavourful and tangy patatas bravas and paprika. Don’t let the appearance of the octopus leg put you off – it’s actually pretty tasty! Wasn’t tough to bite at all.
We tried some of their brunch menu items too, including this Croque Madame ($14++). Fluffy brioche with Mangalica ham, emmental, bechamel sauce and topped with a sunny side egg. It’s also served with a side salad.
The Spanish Breakfast ($14++) resembles a Shashouka – cannellini beans with spicy pork chorizo and tomato coulis with eggs. That it is served in a pan definitely raises the appeal of the dish! Mix it all up for a savoury and slightly tangy combination.
Back to the mains. The Porta Burger ($23++) is a hefty burger with an Angus beef patty, caramelised onions, cheddar cheese, crispy smoked bacon and all sandwiched between toasted brioche. It’s also served with french fries and Alain Milliat premium ketchup.
If you love salmon, definitely go for this Norwegian Salmon ($22++). It’s sous vide very well, tender and fresh.
Now this is their signature Prawn and Spicy Chorizo Pasta ($22++). Linguine with spicy pork chorizo, Harissa paste, tiger prawn, tomato coulis, parmesan and capers. I have to say it’s not a very common kind of pasta out there, so it added to the wow factor for me. It was very tasty and flavourful – from the chorizo and fresh tiger prawns.
End your meal with their Not-your-usual-Tiramisu ($12++). Yep, indeed it’s not your usual, because it’s a deconstructed Tiramisu, with mascarpone cream, finger biscuit Kahlua and coffee Gelee.
Porta is a place to go for a relaxing and casual atmosphere, coupled with very delicious food at rather reasonable prices, considering it’s located at a hotel in Clarke Quay. Also, you can look out for their seasonal menu changes and special promotions for Easter and Mothers’ Day!
Porta Fine Food and Import Company
Address: Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983
Telephone: +65 6593 8855
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am – 10.30pm