The seasonal menu changes this time round sees the addition of more wholesome foods and sharing platters, fit for the whole family or groups of friends to enjoy!
Starting with the Jamie’s Big Five ($23.95++), you’ll get your ‘five a day’ dished up in a refreshing bowl of quinoa, fennel, peas, crunchy red chicory, grapes, radish and plenty of herbs, plus an extra virgin olive oil dressing. This is a completely vegetarian salad, but those who want some protein can opt to add smoked salmon, prosciutto or grilled chicken.
While the sharing planks aren’t new, this Ultimate Plank ($39.95++ for 2) just got even longer with more offerings! Apart from the usual artisanal cold cuts like San Daniele prosciutto, pistachio mortadella, bresaola and hot soppressata, the plank is now served with indulgent additions like silky pate, crispy pork scratchings with apple sauce, grissini and music bread, Italian nachos, aged pecorino with chilli jam and grilled marinated peppers. I think these new additions make the plank stand out even more (other than visually), because they’re something different and tasty from the usual charcuterie plates out there.
The food featured from here onwards are exclusive dishes to the Forum outlet only. (The one at Vivo City has items unique to its outlet too.) New pastas at the Forum include this Prawn Risotto ($28.95++), which was well prepared with white wine, juicy pan-fried prawns, courgette and topped with mint and courgette flower.
The Orecchiette Puttanesca ($17.95++/$26.95++) is handmade pasta that’s bowl-shaped, deliciously cooked with garlic, anchovies, fresh chilli, cherry tomatoes, geta olives, parmesan and basil. It was refreshingly savoury and hearty.
The Cauliflower Cheese Gnocchi ($17.95++/$26.95++) promises to be a filling and satisfying treat as the soft pillows of potato gnocchi are cooked in a creamy cauliflower and gorgonzola sauce, topped with roasted cauliflower for a contrast in flavour and texture.
For the mains, the Free-Range Pork Milanese ($37.95++) is a very generous serving of pork loin coated in herby Parmesan breadcrumbs, served with marinated tomatoes, dragoncello sauce and wild rocket. The pork was of the right thinness and was not dry.
The Balsamic-Braised Beef ($37.95++) is very delicious and fork-tender, owing to the 8-hour slow cooking, simmered in red wine and finished with olive oil mash, horseradish and parsley.
Although there are no new dessert offerings to the menu at Forum, we can’t help but want to end our meal on a sweet note. The Lemon Meringue Cheesecake ($14.95++) standing tall is composed of two-thirds lemon cheesecake, and one-third Italian meringue, served with lemon curd and blackberries.
Their highly-recommended dessert is the Molten Chocolate Praline Pudding ($14.95++), with the perfectly runny liquid praline centre, served with salted caramel ice cream and more praline!
Those who fancy chocolate will delight at the Epic Chocolate Brownie ($13.95++), where the rich and gooey brownie is accompanied with amaretto ice cream and salted caramel popcorn.
Jamie Italian’s seasonal menu has a good range of quality Italian fare with a Jamie twist, so there’s bound to be something that catches your eye! Do note that the menu at the two outlets in Singapore are slightly different, and all the main dishes mentioned in this post are exclusive to the Forum outlet.
Jamie’s Italian (Forum)
Address: 583 Orchard Road, Forum Shopping Mall, #01-01/04, Singapore 238884
Opening Hours: Sundays to Thursdays 12pm – 10pm; Fridays to Saturdays 12pm – 11pm
Telephone: +65 6655 7676