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il Cielo Presents Modern Italian-Japanese Four-Hands Gastronomic Experience

il Cielo Chef de Cuisine Yohhei Sasaki and Chef Patrizia di Benedetto from One-Michelin-Star Bye Bye Blues restaurant will jointly showcase a four-hands culinary experience of modern Italian cuisine with Japanese influence from December 9 to 13, 2019


Award-winning il Cielo rooftop Italian restaurant at Hilton Singapore is taking modern Italian cuisine to another level with two top chefs — il Cielo resident Chef de Cuisine Yohhei Sasaki and Chef Patrizia di Benedetto; the acclaimed first Michelin-starred female chef in Sicily of Bye Bye Blues Restaurant will jointly present a five-day, stellar four-hands experience. From December 9 to 13, the six-course dinner priced at $188 and the four-course lunch at $68 will come with the option of adding an exquisite wine flight pairing from four glasses at $68 onwards. The handpicked wines are from Frescobaldi winery, one of the world’s famous leaders in the production of fine Tuscan wines with a rich 700 years of wine history in Tuscany.

This four-hands experience is a showcase of each chef’s personal culinary flair into the curated menu. It begins with Michelin-starred Chef Patrizia, who modernizes the likes of traditional Sicilian cuisine and flavours with innovative culinary techniques — Pesce marinato al Sale di capperi in salsa eoliana, a delightful starter of Italian sea bream drizzled with aromatic Sicilian capers, tomato juice and red onion pickles; followed by cavatelli in salsa di mare e schiuma di ricci, a hearty plate of classic cavatelli pasta topped with fresh Sicilian red prawn, squid and sea urchin espuma that elevates the fresh flavors of the sea in every bite. The main ricciola crosta di olive nere su salsa trapanese uses in-season Japanese Hamachi (amberjack fish) coated with a herbaceous Sicilian black olive crust accompanied with classic Sicilian Trapani-style pesto sauce.

Complementing Chef Patrizia’s take on modernizing classic Sicilian flavours, il Cielo resident Chef de Cuisine Sasaki presents an innovative twist of Italian flavours with his unique Japanese flair and seasonal Japanese produce. Starting with the warm starter of tartufo nero, an uncommon delicacy of creamy Japanese shirako (milt) with codfish espuma and black truffle cream; followed by foglie morte, a melt-in-your-mouth slow-cooked Wagyu beef tongue paired with fresh Shogoin kabura (white turnip) purée, Japanese eggplant leaf and aromatic miso beef sauce. Diners can look forward to concluding the experience on an unforgettable note with both chefs joining forces to present neve — a clean, snowy-white presentation unveiling refreshing flavours of zesty yoghurt snow, yoghurt gelato and meringue balanced with sweet white chocolate yogurt espuma and Chef Patrizia’s signature traditional Sicilian ricotta cheese piccolo cannoli.

The globetrotting collaborative menu presents a gastronomic homage to Italy with a harmonious union of Chef Patrizia’s and Chef Sasaki’s culinary philosophy of presenting Italian cuisine with modern techniques and finest seasonal produce flown in from Italy and Japan. Citi cardmembers enjoy 20 percent off on the set menus.

Four-Hands Dinner at il Cielo with One-Michelin-Star Chef Patrizia
9 to 13 December 2019
Four-course Lunch: $68 • Six-course Dinner: $188 

Top up for wine pairing:
Wine pairing of four wines: Additional $68
Wine pairing of five wines: Additional $78
Wine pairing of six wines: Additional $88 

il Cielo Restaurant

Opening Hours
Lunch: Noon – 2.30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Dinner: 7p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) 

Level 24, Hilton Singapore
581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883 

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About il Cielo Restaurant

Located on the top floor of the 24-storey Hilton Singapore on Orchard Road, the stylish, contemporary Michelin-Plated il Cielo (which means ‘the sky’) restaurant is the benchmark of Italian culinary standards in the city with handcrafted homemade foods, natural and organic ingredients as well as carefully sourced seasonal produce. Italian flavors are recreated with a contemporary twist in the preparation methods for diners to enjoy the aromas and flavors of modern Italian cuisine. Take in the panoramic view of Orchard Road skylines with the interiors and surroundings of the poolside providing an urban resort experience. Il Cielo seats up to 48 persons with 32 seats indoors including a private dining room for 10 guests as well as 16 seats by the pool side. Visit

About Hilton Singapore

Hilton Singapore is an institution in Singapore’s hospitality scene, being among the first international hotels to bring its trademark level of service excellence and culinary innovation to the city-state. Located in the heart of fashionable Orchard Road, the city’s most popular shopping and dining district, the 423-room hotel is a superb venue for both the business and leisure clientele. The stylish, contemporary rooms and suites offer modern amenities and equipped with WiFi capabilities. The hotel also offers guests quality dining experience in its award-winning restaurants. The hotel’s central location makes it an ideal choice for meetings and conferences. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests and a further 11 versatile function rooms all fully equipped with natural daylight and advanced multimedia equipment that provide options for events and meetings of any nature. Visit for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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