Having taken over the reins of the NUVO kitchen - located in Marina Square Shopping Mall - in January this year, Chef Mark Richards has introduced new innovative items, such as this Smoked Uni Cabonara ($38), which proved to be pasta cabonara on steroids - intensely rich and creamy and crowned with a decadent dusting of truffle crumbs. This unusual fusion of Japanese and Italian influences is prevalent throughout the menu. When asked why Japanese-Italian, Chef Mark honestly replies, “Locals love Japanese food and Italian food. So why not create dishes with both influences?”
Fair enough. But how harmonious is this East-West marriage? We had the opportunity to find out for ourselves.