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At The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at The Fullerton Hotel, the new four-course degustation menu celebrates the Sicilian sea urchin, also known as ricci di mare.
At The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at The Fullerton Hotel, the new four-course degustation menu celebrates the Sicilian sea urchin, also known as ricci di mare.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
Spaghettoni with Fresh Sea Urchin and Bottarga with Anchovy Sauce from The Lighthouse.
Spaghettoni with Fresh Sea Urchin and Bottarga with Anchovy Sauce from The Lighthouse.PHOTO: THE LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT & ROOFTOP BAR
Scallop and Sea Urchin Carpaccio from The Lighthouse.
Scallop and Sea Urchin Carpaccio from The Lighthouse.PHOTO: THE LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT & ROOFTOP BAR

When I think of eating sea urchin, I naturally associate it with dining at a Japanese restaurant.

But at The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at The Fullerton Hotel, the new four-course degustation menu ($148 a person) celebrates the Sicilian sea urchin, also known as ricci di mare. This month, says Italian chef Carlo Marengoni, marks the start of the sea urchin harvesting season in Puglia, Italy.

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