With a name like PepeNero, which means black pepper in Italian, this Italian ristorante reminds us of the fundamentals in cooking. Its food is very much a contemporary back to basics journey in fine Italian cuisine, paring back the overprocessing and allowing natural flavours to emerge. In the same way, the restaurant is quietly elegant with its white-washed walls, starched linens and simple ornaments.
The food philosophy of PepeNero seems to be that good food takes time to cook. Many items on the menu involve stewing over long periods of time, such as the Ravioli filled with 8 Hours Braised Duck Leg and the 12 hours Slow Stewed Squid stuffed with bread, clams and prawns. Paired with some Italian wine, the dining experience is sure to conjure up the wholesome charm of the Italian countryside.