For the month of September, Chef Michele is running a Tortellini Promotion at Villa Mauri. The origin of tortellini is obscure although many legends lay claim to the origins of it.
A strong local tradition has it that this dish was born in Castelfranco Emilia (province of Modena). One night during a trip, Lucrezia Borgia checked into an inn in the small town and during the night the host became so captivated by Lucrezia’s beauty that he could not resist the urge to peek into her room through the keyhole. The bedroom was only lit by a few candles, and so he could barely see her navel. This pure and innocent vision was enough to send him into an ecstasy that inspired him to create the tortellini that night.
Villa Mauri is located at Simpang 369, Jalan Muara Kampong Sungai Tilong, Bandar Seri Begawan. Call 2335585 or 8651809 to reserve your table.