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La Barca Media Alert: Now serving Weekend Brunches and Pizza's


La Barca Ristorante is now open for brunch from 11am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy homemade sausages and eggs, fluffy omelettes, incredibly delicious pizzas and more from a diverse menu that will satisfy every palate. There is also a special kids menu.

Complemented by free flow Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) for just $30 per person, diners can relax with friends and family inside the restaurant, or al fresco while their children play on the grass or in our new playroom.


La Barca is now serving a delicious pizza menu. The pizzeria is open Tuesday through Sunday and serves:

  • Pizza Margherita (Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil)
  • Pizza al Prosciutto (Tomato, Mozzarella, Parma Ham)
  • Pizza Vegetariana (Tomato, Mozzarella, Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Zucchini, Fresh Tomato, Basil)
  • Pizza al Tonno e Cipolla (Tomato, Mozzarella, Tuna, Onion)
  • Pizza ai Funghi (Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Mushrooms)
  • Pizza Salsiccia Piccante (Tomato, Mozzarella, Handmade Sausage)

 If you would like to review our new menu, please let us know.



About La Barca

La Barca is a family dining restaurant situated at the Goodman Arts Centre, in Katong. The food served is classic Tuscan fare with a modern twist, with an emphasis on fresh flavours and stylish presentation. 

Escape for a week of gourmet food and fine wine in Tuscany with chef Christopher Tung

SINGAPORE – This May, Chef Christopher Tung will take a group of eight guests on a private culinary tour of Tuscany during the most beautiful time of the year, 6-13 May 2012, when the countryside is covered with wild flowers and the markets are overflowing with the first vegetables of spring.

“The wonderful thing about these trips is that they offer an unrivaled in-depth experience of Tuscan culinary tradition,” said Christopher Tung.  “I lived and worked as a chef in Tuscany for seven years and I love the place.  It is a real treat for me to spend a week in Tuscany with a group of travelers bringing them to my favorite restaurants, markets, farms, vineyards and secret gems, and to cook together and show them some of my favourite local recipes.”

In 2001, Christopher quit his investment banking job in New York to pursue his passion for food and wine and left on a one-way ticket to Siena, Italy.  Christopher spent seven years in Tuscany and during those years he apprenticed in the kitchen of Michele Sorrentino’s restaurant Antica Trattoria Botteganova in Siena, and converted a medieval parsonage into the small hotel and cooking school Ankhura,  Since 2008, Christopher lives in Singapore and now runs the restaurant La Barca together with his old mentor Michele Sorrentino.

“I am really excited to bring this group to Tuscany to meet my friends and show them first-hand the essence of Italian food and the heart of Tuscan culinary tradition.  It is a once in a lifetime experience,” said Christopher.

The trip is priced at 4500 SGD per person (all-inclusive except airfare).  For more details and a complete itinerary, please write to Christopher at or phone +65 9795 2770.  An itinerary and more information on Christopher’s cooking classes can also be found at

Christopher Tung worked for seven years on Wall Street in New York before deciding to give it all up and move to Siena, Tuscany, to indulge his passion for food and wine. He soon began an apprenticeship in the kitchen of chef Michele Sorrentino and shortly thereafter acquired a derelict medieval parsonage in the Tuscan countryside, which he turned into the successful b&b and cooking school Ankhura.

Since July 2008, he lives in Singapore with his wife and three children, and has been teaching Italian cooking and organizing gourmet tours to Tuscany.