terra is all about my connection with nature, “ an energy that runs through the land, animals, food and man.” This is the same connection I have with Singapore and why I want to share my passion and love, as well as a real taste of the Tokyo-Italian dining experience.
Tokyo-born Chef Seita is a trail-blazer of the unique Tokyo-Italian dining culture. No stranger to Singapore, he spent his formative years living here and have always held fond memories of the little red dot. His culinary experience includes working in Tokyo’s established Italian restaurants before training his way through the kitchens of Tuscany, Sicily and Piedmont to learn the intricacies and techniques of Italian cuisine. He came back to Singapore in 2010 to be the Head Chef of an Italian restaurant before venturing to open terra.
Chef Seita’s foray into cooking began with experimenting on eggs at only five years old. Today, he strives to pioneer the way for new gastronomic standards through his unique blend of Japanese influence, local nuance and Italian culinary techniques – all of which earned terra’s accolade of a prestigious One Michelin Star.
Highlighting terra’s menu is Chef Seita’s signature Omakase, an ever-changing menu of his own creations based on the availability of seasonal ingredients, further epitomizing his philosophy through the perfect balance and harmony of fresh ingredients and flavours, paired with Italian wines of his recommendation. Diners also get to savour some of his own personal favourites, including his home-made Bottarga, cured in-house, using only fresh mullet roe, prized for its refined ocean-salty flavour; and Acqua Pazza (literally translated to Crazy Water), an Italian seafood soup with poached fish and other treasures of the sea that he claims is crazy good and once I start eating it, I can’t stop!