Best new restaurants to check out in 2022: November

The dining scene is abuzz again as we see several new restaurant openings and many menu refreshes.

Here are all the amazing new dining destinations to put on your to-go list in November, along with places to revisit for their new menus.

New and revamped restaurants to check out in November 2022

Kissajin

Wagyu Udon
Wagyu Udon

Kissajin is Les Amis Group’s latest Japanese concept, and joins the ranks of Japanese brands in the restaurant group including Wagyu Jin, Jinjo, Tenjin, and Sushi Jin.

A nod to the “kissaten”, which are traditional tea and coffee houses that are distinct in the Japanese culture, Kissajin also draws inspiration from rich Japanese culture and festivals.

Yoyo Tsuri
Yoyo Tsuri

Customers can try their hand on yoyo tsuri, a game commonly played at festivals where water balloons are fished out from a tub of water using a hook and a string. At Kissajin, customers can hook up a balloon that is popped over a bowl to reveal a smooth orb of Goma Tofu, served with a zesty yuzu dressing.

Selected courses are served to the table using an “okamochi”, a three-tier box traditionally used to deliver food from door to door. While you dine, you’ll be listening to J-pop tunes from the 80s to evoke a whimsical vibe.

Besides that, you can also look forward to an experiential menu created by Head Chef Ryo Yamaguchi and Executive Chef Makoto Saito, many of them are a riff on Japanese comfort foods that evoke a sense of nostalgia and carefree fun.

There is one specially curated omakase menu each for lunch (S$68++ for seven courses) and dinner (S$98++ for eight courses) and the menu is refreshed quarterly to highlight prime seasonal produce.

Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-11, Shaw Centre, Singapore 288208
Opening hours: 12 – 3pm (last order at 2pm, daily) | 6pm – 10.30pm (last order at 9pm, daily)
Reservations: Call 9635 0963, email [email protected] or through its website

Gyutan-Tan

gyutan tan exterior

“Gyutan” means “ox tongue” and Gyutan-Tan is Singapore’s first ever ox tongue specialty restaurant.

Featuring a show kitchen where you can watch Head Chef Yoshiyuki Kuroshima and his team in action, the restaurant also has an affordable menu that includes gyutan served in many unique ways.

Try the Cold Roasted Gyutan Carpaccio (S$15, dinner only); this features thin slices of cold-roasted gyutan, argugula, crunchy pickled white radish, parmesan, and finished with a drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze.

Gyutan tan Premium Gyutan Shabu-Shabu
Premium Gyutan Shabu-Shabu

For something more elaborate, consider the Premium Gyutan Shabu-Shabu (S$28, dinner only), which is uncommon, even in Japan. With this dish, buttery-fleshed gyutan is cooked tableside in a hearty kombu dashi broth, along with an assortment of vegetables and mushrooms, as well as kuzukiri noodles, and namafu (a wheat gluten with mochi-like mouthfeel).

Those who are visiting at lunch can look forward to an impressive line-up of lunch sets with prices that start at S$20.

Address: 41 Tras Street, Singapore 078980
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3.30pm (Mon to Sat) | 5.30pm – 10pm (Mon to Sat)
Reservations: Call 8321 3359 or email [email protected]

RIANG

Riang Interior

Casual eatery RIANG, named after Jalan Riang where it sits on, has open and offers an extensive all-day menu ranging from a spin on brunch classics, mains and desserts, as well as communal-style sharing plates.

Crab Mayo Croissant
Crab Mayo Croissant

Highlights include the Ultimate Breakfast Burger (S$20) if you want something hearty, Homemade Quiche (S$10) if you’re peckish, and Crab Mayo Croissant (S$18) for something that works anytime of the day.

Don’t miss its all-day dessert menu, which showcases plated desserts including the Poached Pear Tarte Tatin (S$14), which features a delicious pear poached with a red wine caramel, nested in a flaky puff pastry tart. This is served with a scoop of vanilla gelato for extra decadence.

There’s also a kid’s menu with items such as pancakes and pasta, which are priced at S$12 each.

Address: 15-9 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987
Opening hours: 9am – 9.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 8am – 9.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Website

Barood

Barood Interior

From the creators of open-fire restaurant Revolver and Michelin-starred Hamamoto comes modern izakaya Barood.

Inspired by the rich Moorish influencers of 1960s Paris, Barood invites guests in with its tantric beats and intimate lighting.

Relax at its black-clad bar where mixlogists create a rotating selection of signature cocktails. For a start, order the Tropical Skin (S$24) a mix of clarified Plantation Original Dark, Plantation 3 Stars, dry curacao, halwa orgeat and lime juice.

As it gets later in the night, go for The Dark Knight (S$28), a heady concoction of Mitcher’s Rye, vermouth blend, and mushroom black truffle bitters.

Mini Duck Pancakes
Mini Duck Pancakes

Barood also serves a menu of exotically spiced tapas such as the Mini Duck Pancakes (S$22) featuring crisp orbs of paniyaram topped with spiced pulled duck and a piquant tomato chutney and Goat Biryani Arancini (S$26)m which is lush with lashes of pickled mango mayo.

Address: 56A Tras Street, Singapore 078977
Opening hours: 5pm – 12am (Wed to Sun)
Reservations: [email protected]

59 Hutong Yakiniku

59 hutong yakiniku exterior

Hutong Yakiniku, an established Yakiniku brand from Taiwan, is now in Singapore, with its collaboration with local dining startup 59.

59 Hutong Yakiniku is a new brand that marries the delectable experience of Yakiniku with warm Taiwanese service. The term “59”, a play on the Hokkien slang “Wu Jiu Wu Jio” which is loosely translated as “I’ll see you where there’s alcohol”, is a fun representation of the new restaurant’s mission to bring warmth, joy and merriment to their diners.

59 hutong yakiniku food

Look forward to an extensive selection of premium meats that includes wagyu beef such as Japanese A5 Wagyu, Australian Wagyu, and US Prime Angus Beef.

Some of its signatures include the Chateaubriand steak, a cut that’s trimmed from the centre of the beef fillet, US Prime Angus beef selection marinated in teriyaki flavour and grilled to perfection, the braised pork rice, as a tribute to its Taiwanese roots, as well as the Cuttlefish Sausage and Raw Crab Roe in Crab Shell, made using sashimi grade Penghu cuttlefish.

AVENUE ONE’s review: It was pleasant arriving at 59 Hutong Yakiniku at night, where it was bustling at Boat Quay and I looked forward to having a nice stroll along the Singapore River after dinner.

While it was newly open, 59 Hutong Yakiniku was already filled with guests on a Friday night.

After being ushered to our seats, we were quickly served the items that were part of our tasting session. A staff was there to help us with the grilling; I heard that they were all trained by the Taiwanese team, so they really know what they were doing – and I could tell, from the way they turned the meats and how they knew how long they have to cook them for depending on your preference.

Besides the A5 Wagyu Ribeye, which was clearly a highlight, I also enjoyed the Wagyu Thin Cut Tongue – something that I haven’t tried before but was surprised that I enjoyed. This was lean and well-seasoned, making it an easy item to enjoy if you can get past the idea that this came from the tongue.

crab roe in crab shell
Raw Crab Roe in Crab Shell was a highlight.

Besides this, I also enjoyed the Raw Crab Roe in Crab Shell. This was delicious on its own but even better when mixed into rice. It was one of the items on the menu I regretted not asking for another portion of.

cuttlefish sausages
We also enjoyed the Cuttlefish Sausage (black and sliced into round pieces in the photo).

My companion also loved the Cuttlefish Sausage; this reminds us of a cross between a cuttlefish ball and a Taiwanese sausage and it wasn’t as “fat” and “meaty” as a usual sausage.

I recommend rounding up at least three more friends to really enjoy the dining experience here and don’t forget to order sake to go with your meal.

Address: 35 Boat Quay, Singapore 049824
Opening hours: 12pm – 3.30pm | 5.30pm – 11pm (Daily)
Reservations: Google

Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Cafe

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The Stamford Brasserie in Swissôtel The Stamford will be converted to a dreamy Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Cafe from 22 November 2022 to 29 January 2023.

Besides entering a cafe that has been given the absolute makeover, you can also enjoy dishes that are inspired by the iconic characters.

Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Cafe at TSB_On Cloud Nine
On Cloud Nine

Try the On Cloud Nine (S$16), an aromatic Wild Mushroom Soup served in an adorable Hello Kitty mug and Fried Rice Paradise (S$22) that features a beautiful and creamy Butterly Pea Flower Bechamel Sauce served atop fluffy Egg Fried Rice – don’t forget to take a photo of the Hello Kitty motif imprinted on the egg!

Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Cafe at TSB_Sun, Moon and Stars Gelato
Sun, Moon, and Stars Gelato

Remember to leave room for sweets as there will be a wide range of beautiful desserts available. The Sun, Moon and Stars Gelato (S$16) looks like it would be a popular item on the menu, thanks to its dramatic presentation.

Availability: 22 November 2022 to 29 January 2023
Address:
2 Stamford Road, Level 1, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: 10am – 11pm (daily)
Reservations: Chope

Hitoyoshi Izakaya

sakana no hoshi mori
Sakana no Hoshi Mori

Hitoyoshi Izakaya has opened and will serve high-quality sashimi and meat, perfect for pairing with sake, highball, and other liquors.

Highlights on its menu include:

  • Chanjya with Cream Cheese (S$8), which features spicy cod innards served cool with cream cheese and seaweed,
  • Sakana no Hoshi Mori (S$33), a mixed platter of grilled stingray fin, sardine sheet, and pufferfish,
  • Premium Sashimi Moriawase (S$268), a selection of nine premium sashimi freshly flown in from Japan

If you’re visiting during lunch, there are also lunch sets you can choose from.

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #05-205, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (daily)

Breakfast in the Wild

breakfast in the wild

Singapore Zoo’s signature breakfast programme is back after a two-year hiatus.

This all-new experience lets you indulge in a hearty spread of local and international flavours while enjoying a 30-minute presentation featuring animals such as orangutans, macaws, tamandua, coatimundis, and reptiles.

The scrumptious feast you’ll be indulging in is created thoughtfully with ingredients that are friendly to widllife and the planet. They’re cooked with sustainably sourced palm oil and you’ll enjoy the taste of wildlife-friendly OWA coffee that uses beans grown by farmers in the natural shade of trees in Java, Indonesia.

You’ll also get to enjoy a free-and-easy interaction area and photo points to meet with the animals and their care team so that you can capture snapshots for keepsake.

Tickets are priced at S$45 for adults and S$35 for children aged six to 12, while children below six would need to be accompanied by one adult each. A separate Singapore Zoo admission ticket is required to enjoy the breakfast experience.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Zoo, Singapore 729826
Opening hours: 9am – 10.30am (weekends and public holidays)
Reservations: Website

Phat Fingers

Phat Fingers Korean inspired food items

Korean fried chicken brand Phat Fingers has opened its first retail outlet at the CBD.

Launched in 2021 by TiffinLabs as a delivery-only brand, Phat Fingers has expanded to over 32 storefronts virtually across Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Known to use high-grade chicken and traditional Korean sauces such as honey butter and classic yangnyeom, Phat Fingers has a menu that includes the Classic Yangnyeom Tenders (S$9.99), K-Rice Bowl with Chicken Poppers or Cutlet (S$7.99), and Mala Shaker Fries (S$4.50).

Address: 51 Telok Ayer Street, #01-03, Singapore 048441
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (daily)

New menus to try out in November 2022

Peppermint

peppermint amazing thailand

Peppermint brought its patrons to the Land of Smiles with its addition of Thai classics to its buffet line-up. The “Amazing Thailand” Buffet was initially intended to run only in October, but due to its popularity, has been extended till 30 November.

Highlights you can look forward to include the Wok-fried Yellow Curry Crab, Chiang Mai Curry Chicken Noodle, Thai Beef Boat Noodle, Thai-style Chicken Rice, Thai Massaman Curry Black Angus Beef Oxtail, Thai-style Seafood Glass Noodle Claypot, and Salted Grilled Whole Sustainable Seabass with Thai HErbs and Spices.

AVENUE ONE’s review: I’ve always enjoyed the buffet at Peppermint because of its wide variety of food and great flavours.

As before, my experience at the Amazing Thailand Buffet didn’t disappoint. Here’s how I’ll suggest you plan yours:

Start with the Thai Green Papaya Salad to whet your appetite, then move on to the Tom Yum Soup for a glorious kick. These will get you pumped up for more delicious Thai dishes.

The Chiang Mai Curry Chicken Noodle (Khao Soi) and Beef Boat Noodle are on rotation every day, try it next. These are cooked at the live station and are served piping hot.

If you like something intense, consider the Beef “Leng Saap”, a spicy beef oxtail that you don’t commonly find in Singapore.

While you’re there for the Thai delights, stay for the rest of the line-up. Besides fresh seafood and sashimi, its grilled meats, cassoulet dish, and Indian dishes are not to be missed.

Don’t forget to check out its incredible dessert line-up, which also includes perennial favourites you’ll find in Thailand, including Red Ruby, Thai Tako Pudding, and Mango Sticky Rice. Open the fridge that houses its ice cream and gelato and go for the Thai Milk Tea Gelato, which taste delicious.

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 12pm – 3pm (Sat, Sun & PH) | 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
Promo: 15% off lunch buffet

Anti:dote

Antidote_Around-the-World-Afternoon-Tea-With-Amuse-Bouche

From now to 30 November, Anti:dote ignites the wanderlust in you with its specially curated “Around the World” Afternoon Tea. This afternoon tea experience features an exquisite medley of savoury and sweet surprises inspired by flavours from around the globe.

Look forward to the iconic Singaporean Chilli Crab reimagined as an afternoon tea treat – chefs cook the succulent crab meat in a homemade chilli sauce that’s enveloped with a steamed mantou.

Inspired by French cuisine is the Confit de canard, which features duck leg that has been cured for four hours with herbs such as bay leaf, thyme, and rosemary. The aromatic duck is then confited and shredded, and presented on a crisp baguette toast.

Apart from the savoury items, sweet treats such as Malaysia’s Chendol Jelly with Gula Melaka and the American Apple Pie will also take your palate on a world tour.

AVENUE ONE’s review: I love a good concept and this is definitely one that I can appreciate; the amount of work and thought that are put into each item in this afternoon tea is apparent from the moment the drawers of sweet and savoury treats were revealed.

For me, one of the most memorable items was the Korea-inspired sandwich that features Beef Bulgogi, which was elevated with Kimchi Mayonnaise that gives it a flavourful kick.

The French Isaphan Macarons were also delightful. This featured Lychee Marmalade and Rose Raspberry; I love how light the filling was and how the fresh raspberries cuts through the sweetness to offer a well-balanced dessert. The only gripe I had was that the shells were a little crumbly, but this would otherwise make the top of my list easily.

Those who love Italy’s Tiramisu may love Anti:dote’s rendition of it. Tiramisu is housed within a chocolate shell fashioned into the shape of a coffee mug, which made it visually interesting, and a treat for chocolate-lovers.

Finally, I also enjoyed the Amuse Bouche that came with the afternoon tea set, particularly the China-inspired Dumpling, which is served with ginger and a mushroom broth. While it’s more of a Western take on the Asian dish, I was surprised by how pleasant it was – who knew a mushroom broth could make a good dip for dumpling in place of vinegar?

This afternoon tea set is priced at S$58 per person, S$75 per person with both Amuse Bouche (Paella and Dumpling), and S$70 per person with the choice of one Amuse Bouche.

Availability: Till 30 November 
Address:
80 Bras Basah Road, Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm (daily) | 3pm – 5pm (daily)
Reservations: Chope

Love Handle

Beef Ragu Pasta

Plant-based restaurant Love Handle has a new menu, in which chef-owner Addis Tan showcases his Singaporean identity a uniquely cosmopolitan spread.

Highlights include the Egg Mayo Focaccia (S$12), an eggless egg mayo and dill on toasted focaccia; an umami-packed Beef Ragu (S$22) with meatless steak slices, mushroom jus and pappardelle topped with a shaving of cashew cheese; and a Charcuterie Board (S$12) with Pastrami, Feta, Cashew Cheese, Grapes, Focaccia.

Fans of its signature waffles will be glad that they have made a comeback in the Chicken and Waffles (S$23), made with plant-based chicken.

Finally, indulge in egg- and dairy-free desserts such as the velvety Chocolate Mousse Cake with Blueberry Jam (S$12) and Oatmilk Pudding with Smoked Fruits and Maple Syrup (S$8).

AVENUE ONE’s review: This menu is definitely one that even those who don’t usually have a vegan diet can enjoy.

love handle egg mayo foccacia

The Egg Mayo Focaccia was definitely a stand-out item for me. The “egg mayo” was rich and perfectly seasoned, making it a great comfort food to indulge in.

This was served with grapes, which helps cut through the richness and savoury flavour, lifting the palate so you won’t feel that it’s too cloying. I would have this for brunch anytime.

love handle roasted cauliflower

A surprising item I enjoyed was the Roasted Cauliflower. Charcoal-roasted to present a smoky taste, this also features burnt spring onion mayo, chilli, and chives so it’s very flavourful. While this was intended as a sharing dish, I honestly wouldn’t mind having it all by myself.

love handle beef ragu

Finally, I also loved the Beef Ragu. The fettuccine was perfectly cooked so you get a good bite from the al dente texture. The thick noodles also soak up the sauces well, giving you indulgent flavours with every bite. This is also served with cashew cheese, which I thought was a great alternative for dairy cheese.

I have every intention to revisit the bistro with my vegan friends; I can imagine how happy they’ll be with the selection. At the same time, I know I will also enjoy my meal here.

Address: 8 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069788
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm (Monday to Friday) | 11am – 10.30pm (Saturday)
Reservations: Chope 

New and revamped restaurants to check out in October 2022

Kakushin

Kakushin - Interior

New Japanese Omakase restaurant Kakushin has opened in Orchard Road.

Kakushin (which means “innovation” in Japanese) is helmed by Chef Chan, who brings with him decades of experience from acclaimed Japanese restaurants including Tatsu Sushi at Chijmes and Akashi.

Kakushin - Seasonal Premium Sashimi

Look forward to an experience that features only the best and freshest ingredients of the season that are carefully handpicked and flown direct from well-known markets including Toyosu Market to produce from the most elusive of specialty farms in Japan.

Incorporating his penchant for elevating simple ingredients with a playful twist, no detail is overlooked, even in the most basic of preparations. From the Sous Vide Kagoshima Beef Short Rib, which is sous vide for over 30 hours, to the house made Ponzu and Shoyu sauces that are meticulously fermented for seven days, guests can experience the heartfelt attention to detail that is poured into each and every element.

Prices start from S$228 for Lunch Omakase (seven-course) and S$328 for Dinner Omakase (eight-course). An a la carte menu is also available for lunch and dinner.

Address: 6 Scotts Road, #02-03 Scotts Square, Singapore 228209
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm | 6pm – 10pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Reservations: Chope

Hazuki

Hazuki - Main Counter Dining

For Kyoto-style Japanese cuisine, head to Hazuki, a new restaurant that has opened in Orchard Road.

Helmed by classically-trained Kyoto Chef Kenta Yamauchi, who used to be from Michelin-starred Gion Fukushi in Kyoto, the discreet reservations-only restaurant welcomes you in to a classically elegant lounge space, dressed in calming neutral tones and accented with luxe decor from the Gucci homeware collection — a perfect spot to sip and sup on exquisite drops and decadent bites from an a la carte menu.

A walkway draped with Gucci wallpaper leads to a serene dining room for just 12 guests. Here, counter seats are centred around a show kitchen where the chefs mesmerise with deft knife skills, dramatic binchotan searing, and precise execution of finishing touches to a dish.

If you’re seeking privacy, reserve the private dining room that seats six;  the room even features a station where chefs can finish the dishes before your eyes.

Hazuki - Shabu-shab of A5 wagyu Sirloin with Shiro Miso and Shiitake

Chef Kenta — supported by sushi specialist Hirohito Tanaka, formerly of Michelin starred Sushi Ginza Onodera in New York — takes every effort to source for rare and fine ingredients, from shiro miso from a heritage Kyoto maker that supplies only to very select restaurants in Japan, to wild caught seasonal fish.

Each and every single ingredient used at Hazuki is carefully sourced from Japan, and each is thoughtfully turned into expressions of the season through five menus (three for lunch and two for dinner), priced from S$180 to S$380.

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, #04-18A, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: 12.30pm – 3pm | 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Reservations: Call 6893 1555

élan

élan by Les Amis Group

Singapore’s leading restaurant group Les Amis Group launches the newest addition to its stellar line-up of dining concepts: élan. élan brings approachable, modern French cuisine with sprinkles of Asian influence to the table. You can expect excellent French cuisine on par with that of fine dining establishments, but served in generous portions in the convivial, lively and approachable 48-seater.

Its menu includes an array of innovative starters that juxtapose sweet and savoury flavours; tantalising mains with a variety of meats and seafood such as A4 and M9 graded wagyu, pigeon, and tilefish; and creative desserts bound to satisfy every sweet tooth.

Highlights include the Foie Gras Bonbon (S$38), Smoked Pigeon (S$64), and Yamaguchi A4 Wagyu Striploin (S$75). You can opt for à la carte items, or a set menu (S$70) for lunch and a four-course (S$135) tasting menu for dinner.

Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-13, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208.
Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm | 6.30pm – 10pm (Monday to Saturday)
Reservations: Quandoo

Gusta Sourdough Pizza Co.

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There’s a new place in the heartlands to head to if you’re looking for great Neo-Neapolitan sourdough pizza: Gusta Sourdough Pizza Co.

Boasting a charming industrial-chic interior with a semi-open kitchen, Gusta Sourdough Pizza Co.’s concise range of pizzas are handcrafted using a meticulously researched “mother dough” conjured by founder Sean Lai and inspired by the preparation and baking process of authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Gusta Sourdough Pizza Co.’s proprietary pizza dough recipe is the result of countless tweaks with variables like different flours, hydration levels and even types of sea salt. Made with a blend of Italian and Japanese flours with a sourdough starter and Fleur de Sel de Guerande, the dough is slowly-proofed over a period of between 24 to 30 hours to develop depth of flavour.

Its concise menu includes the classics such as the Margherita (S$20.50), Calabrese Salami ($22.50), Hawaiian ($23.50) and Italian Sausage ($24.50), as well as special variations available on rotation, including Mala Chicken (S$24.50) and Prawn XO (S$30.50).

Other highlights include the rustic Raclette Cheese & Potato (S$26.50) and Kale Pesto (S$25.50) topped with kale, mozzarella, basil oil, parmesan and edible flowers.

Address: Blk 326, Serangoon Ave 3, Singapore 550326 (near NEX)
Opening hours: 4pm – 9pm (Daily)
Reservations: Not available

The Stamford Brasserie

The Stamford Brasserie - Group Shot (chef pouring sauce)

The Stamford Brasserie has reopened and welcomes guests back to indulge in classic familiar favourites as well as exciting additions to its menu.

The homemade marinated TSB Salmon Gravlax (S$24) is highly recommended by the chefs, and features Granny Smith Apple that adds some acidity to the dish to cut through the taste of salmon as well as Radish and Trout Roe. The herbs and salad are sourced from Swissôtel The Stamford’s own urban aquaponics farm.

You can also consider the Aquaponics Tilapia (S$30), with ingredients taken fresh from the hotel’s Aquaponics Farm. This is coated with cayenne herb crumbs and accompanied with fresh Aquaponics salad, tomatoes and a generous drizzle of salsa verde.

When AVENUE ONE visited, we tried the Mushroom Veloute (S$16), which came highly recommended by our server. This, we were told, was a starter that is often ordered by regulars – and we weren’t surprised why. Rich in flavour, this is a comforting dish that works as a great opener to any meal.

The Stamford Brasserie - Baked Pork Ribs

The stand-out item on the menu for us was the TSB Baked Pork Ribs (S$33). This features succulent ribs covered with a Grand Marnier Glaze. This was served with slices of Mandarin orange, which gives a zesty flavour, cutting through the savoury taste of the meat. A side of potato chips also comes with this dish for us to work through the rest of the meal.

Finally, for dessert, we went with the Dulce Coffee Profiterole (S$14), that’s served with Milk Jam Coulis, Coffee Ice Cream, Praline, and Roasted Hazelnut. This may sound indulgent but isn’t cloying, which helps round up the entire meal beautifully.

Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: Grab and Go – 8am to 5pm (Tue to Sat), Lunch and Dinner: 12pm – 9pm (Tue to Sat)
Reservations: 6431 6156 or email [email protected]

Dolcetta

Regent - Dolcetto - Mercatino - Evening Experience

Revamped Dolcetto has now expanded to a 100-seater that features an artisanal pasticceria and all-day mercatino that takes one from morning to evening, work to weekend, with its sumptuous array of Italian food and drinks.

Spread over a sprawling 2,400 square feet are dedicated sections devoted to over 200 different types of Italian specialties – Breads, Cakes, Chocolates, Candies, Gelato, Pizzetta, Pasta, Cheeses, Cured Meats, Coffee, Cocktails, Wines and Specialty Merchandise.

Regent - Dolcetto Mercatino - Interior 1

The note-worthy Italian patisserie now has a stunning new look and serves over 70 regional and seasonal Italian pastries, from fluffy bomboloni (Italian donuts), traditional focaccia breads, to decadent cakes and tarts.

At the new mercatino, the Italian way of life comes alive. Part all-day dining, part chocolatier, part gelateria, and part retail shop, the mercatino occupies the new extension of Dolcetto and serves a variety of antipasti, handcrafted pizzetta, hearty pastas and sharing plates, accompanied by a quality list of Italian wines, cocktails and beers.

Finally, Dolcetto offers a dazzling display of freshly made gelato, artisanal pralines, candies and chocolates in scrumptious and imaginative flavours, or discover everything delicious Italy has to offer: a wide range of specialty foods, merchandise and gourmet gifts ranging from cheeses, wines, pasta and pasta sauces, balsamic vinegars, and olive oils.

Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Lobby, Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
Opening hours: 7.30am – 6pm (Pasticceria, daily) | 11am – 9pm (Mercatino, daily)
Reservations: Email [email protected]

Yanji Seafood Soup

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Dory Fish Seafood Soup

Heritage brand Yanji Seafood Soup has open a new outlet in Bedok Central, its first outlet in the East. Founded in 1983 at the former Woodlands Food Centre by the late Chia Chioh Koh, Yanji Seafood Soup is now run by his son Chia Tok Whee.

One of the pioneers of seafood soup in Singapore, Yanji Seafood Soup has built a reputation for its broth, which is a heady concoction of old hen, pork ribs, Chinese ham and Japanese scallops slow-cooked for up to six hours to deliver a soup base that is rich and flavourful. The elder Chia elevated this dish further with the addition of minced pork with bits of dried mushroom and dried sole fish (Ti Poh) cooked over high heat.

Premium Seafood Soup

Every order is individually cooked, with just the right amount of broth and heat. When the broth is combined with fish maw, dory fish, red grouper, Batang fish, prawns, abalone, scallops or crayfish, and topped off with freshly cut tomatoes and a drizzle of fish sauce, the result is a simmering bowl of umami-flavoured goodness.

At its new outlet at Bedok Central, diners get to choose from a menu of six dishes: the Premium Seafood Soup (S$32), Crayfish Seafood Soup with Dory, Batang or Red Grouper (S$14/S$16/S$18), Red Grouper Seafood Soup (S$14), Batang Seafood Soup (S$12), Dory Seafood Soup (S$7.50/S$9.50) and Chia’s mother’s homemade Deep Fried Prawn/Ngoh Hiang (S$8). Add-ons include abalone (S$4), scallop (S$2.50), fish maw (S$2), Batang Fish Slices (five slices for S$6) and Red Grouper Slices (four slices for S$6).

Address: 209 New Upper Changi Road, [email protected] Central, #01-633, Singapore Singapore 460209 (NEW) | 21 Marsiling Lane,  Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre, Singapore 730021 | 219 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208900
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Daily)4pm – 11pm (Sunday to Thursday & PH) | 4pm – 2am (Fri, Sat, & eve of PH)
Reservations: Not available

New menus to try out in October 2022

Dusk Restaurant & Bar

Four-Course Wine Pairing Menu

Dusk Restaurant & Bar has collaborated with award-winning Danish winery, Frederiksdal to introduce a limited-time wine pairing set dinner menu (S$148++).

A four-course menu, this is paired with an exquisite selection of the winery’s critically acclaimed cherry wines specially curated by Frederiksdal’s Master of Wine Jonas Tofterup, Denmark’s only Master of Wine ever; there are less than 500 people who have achieved this title worldwide.

The experience begins with a welcome Mount Faber Singapore Sling, a unique take on a Singaporean classic created by Frederiksdal exclusively for Mount Faber Leisure Group.

Made with Frederiksdal Likør, which lends an intense sweetness from Danish Stevns Cherries (dubbed the “Grape of the North”) matured in cognac casks for at least six months, this cocktail is also the only version of the Singapore Sling that uses this cherry wine of the highest quality in place of the traditional cherry liquor component.

Dinner commences with the Cappuccino of Morel & Italian Summer Truffle, paired with the full- bodied Frederiksdal Rancio that enhances the mushroom flavours of the first course.

Served next is an appetiser of Laksa Tiger Prawn Capellini, featuring a succulent giant tiger prawn and sautéed angel hair pasta tossed in aromatic laksa infused oil. The dish is paired with Frederiksdal Sur Lie, a richer and deeper tasting wine aged in French oak barrels that encapsulates the spicy kick of the laksa flavour.

For mains, choose between the Pan-Seared Red Snapper served with tangy mango salsa and a side of crushed potatoes and garden vegetables, or the French-Cut Rack of Lamb accompanied by sarladaise potatoes and seasonal vegetables, soaked in a red wine reduction. Both choices are thoughtfully paired with the Frederiksdal Reserve.

The decadent Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream served with air-flown Danish cherry compote rounds up the night and is paired with the Frederiksdal RØD, a sparkling wine that goes well with chocolate and is fermented on cherries and pear.

Availability: 1 October to 2 December
Address:
109 Mount Faber Road, Level 2, Faber Peak Singapore, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: 4pm – 11pm (Sunday to Thursday & PH) | 4pm – 2am (Fri, Sat, & eve of PH)
Reservations: Chope or call 6361 0088

Braci

Braci - Rooftop Dining

One Michelin-star Italian fine-dining restaurant Braci will be presenting a hearty Autumn-Winter menu created by Chef de Cuisine Matteo Ponti from 6 October.

The eight-course degustation menu featuring earthy flavours of the world-famous Alba white truffles and hazelnuts native to the region as he showcases progressive Italian cuisine through his creative and whimsical take on classic Italian cuisine.

Food takes centre stage as he showcases each ingredient to its fullest, treating guests on a sensory journey throughout the meal. Available for both lunch and dinner, there is also an option for the menu to be paired with wines.

And for one night only on 20 October, the team at Braci presents a five-course degustation menu (S$268) showcasing the finest produce of the season complemented with wines of il Marroneto, a vineyard in Montalcino, Tuscany.

Availability: From 6 October for eight-course Autumn-Winter degustation menu | Only on 20 October for five-course degustation menu
Address:
52 Boat Quay, Level 5/6, Singapore 049841
Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm | 6pm – 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
Reservations: Chope or email [email protected]

Shang Palace

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Applewood smoked bean curd rolls with shitake mushroom, carrot and green mustard

Shang Palace Singapore welcomes Chef Daniel Cheung, a native of Hong Kong, as its new Executive Chinese Chef. Chef Daniel comes fresh from a five-year tenure at Shang Palace Kowloon, another Michelin-starred restaurant within the group, and brings with him 37 years in top-level Cantonese cooking.

With his arrival, the restaurant has refreshed its menu, featuring many of his star dishes in Hong Kong.

Among the most well-loved are Applewood Smoked Bean Curd Rolls with Shiitake Mushroom, Carrot and Green Mustard; Fried rice with Kagoshima Wagyu Beef served in Whole Tomato; Braised Bamboo Pith stuffed with Imperial Bird’s Nest and topped with Crab Coral; Steamed Spotted Garoupa Fillet in Egg White Sauce topped with Crispy Parma Ham.

Diners can also look forward to the chef’s “personal” versions of classic Hong Kong dishes such as Cantonese Style Crispy Chicken, and Deep-fried Stuffed Crab Meat in shell. Chef Daniel had also crafted special dishes for Singapore diners: the Baked Live Prawns with Garlic and Sarawak White Pepper, and Stewed Shrimp Pomelo Peel.

All these new offerings will be offered alongside the restaurant’s renowned nostalgic dishes, Cantonese classics, and guests’ favourites.

Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Singapore, Singapore 258350
Opening hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Monday to Friday) | 11am – 3pm (Saturday & Sunday) | 6pm – 10pm (Daily)
Reservations: Chope

藝 yì by Jereme Leung

Pan-fried Cuttlefish Cake on Quinoa with Spicy Tangy Salsa and Deep-fried Marinated Pork Belly with Black Garlic
Pan-fried Cuttlefish Cake on Quinoa with Spicy Tangy Salsa and Deep-fried Marinated Pork Belly with Black Garlic

Embark on an exploration voyage to China’s vastly diverse cultural regions through the refreshed culinary creations at 藝 yì by Jereme Leung, Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Presented by MasterChef Jereme Leung, conceptualised together with Executive Chinese Chef Yap Poh Weng, the revitalised menu features a delectable repertoire of refined dishes, served alongside signature favourites for sharing between loved ones.

Highlights include an enticing selection of Chef Jereme’s drinking snacks including the inventive Pan-fried Cuttlefish Cake on Quinoa with Spicy Tangy Salsa that features an interesting contrast between savoury and tangy, and moreish Deep-fried Marinated Pork Belly with Black Garlic.

You can also look forward to a plethora of appetisers and cold dishes such as the Hokkaido Scallops on Cordyceps Flower & Spinach Rolls in Spicy Sesame Sauce – a cold dish originating from the coastal province of Zhejiang. This pairs luscious Hokkaido scallops with intricately handmade rolls of cordyceps flowers and spinach, and is complemented with a spicy sesame sauce and ikura, enhancing the fresh flavours of each ingredient.

Other new delicacies to indulge in includes the Sliced South African Abalone & Vegetarian Abalone, Stem Lettuce with Sichuan Green Pepper Dressing; Roasted Crispy Chicken with Linseeds, Walnuts & Lemon Juice, a traditional Cantonese dish; Steamed Pomfret with Sun-dried Turnips & Dried Shrimp Sauce served with Luffa Melon stuffed with Minced Shrimp & Black Fungus, which features sun-dried turnips from Shunde, a district in the Guangdong province; and  Iberico Pork Roll wrapped with Crispy Seaweed with Pickled Sliced Green Mango & Homemade Specialty Sauce.

For desserts, Chef Jereme displays his artistic flair with a refreshing creations such as the Basil Ice Cream with Fresh Mango, Sago Cream & Pomelo and silky-smooth Double-boiled Red Date & Osmanthus Sweet Soup with Butterfly Pea Bird’s Nest available hot or cold.

Address: 328 North Bridge Road, #03-02, Raffles Arcade, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 188719
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2pm | 6pm – 9.30pm (Daily)
Reservations: Chope

Min Jiang

Goodwood Park Hotel Hairy Crab

The highly coveted hairy crabs make a comeback this Autumn at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Min Jiang and Min Jiang at Dempsey.

Lauded for its succulent meat and decadently rich roe, the hairy crabs will be featured in two new dishes:  Braised Hairy Crabmeat and Roe with Crystal Noodles at Min Jiang; and Crispy-fried Hairy Crabmeat with Prawn Ball at Min Jiang at Dempsey.

The menu will also feature returning favourites such as Steamed ‘Xiao Long Bao’ with Hairy Crabmeat; Steamed Hairy Crab; Steamed Hairy Crab with Glutinous Rice served in Bamboo Basket; Homemade Tofu with Hairy Crabmeat, Assorted Mushrooms and Seasonal Greens; Baked Hairy Crabmeat in Mushroom; and Rice Crisp with Hairy Crabmeat and Egg White.

Set menu starts from S$168++ per person (minimum two persons) for a six-course meal.

Availability: 10 October to 30 November, or while seasonal stocks last
Address:
22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221 (Min Jiang) | 7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684 (Min Jiang at Dempsey)
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm | 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily, at both outlets)
Reservations: Call 6730 1704 (Min Jiang) or 6774 0122 (Min Jiang at Dempsey) or email [email protected] (Min Jiang) or [email protected] (Min Jiang at Dempsey)

Bouna Terra

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Buona Terra has launched a new menu for Autumn, featuring contemporary Italian creations made with the finest ingredients of the season.

Savour the finest ingredients of the season such as fresh Ovuli, Chanterelle and Porcini mushrooms, a medley of root vegetables, chestnuts, figs, and more in gastronomic creations innovatively executed with contemporary finesse, yet teeming with familiar flavours full of heart.

Amongst the repertoire is the Seared Scallop with Artichoke, Radicchio, Sea Asparagus and ‘Bagna Cauda’ – an anchovy sauce from Northern Italy usually enjoyed in the colder months as a warm dip. The Pigeon with Beetroot, Pear and Moscato Sauce features a 10-day dry-aged pigeon cured with spices followed by olive oil and grappa, then char-grilled over binchotan and glazed with Italian acacia honey with more spices.

For dessert, look forward to an intricate ensemble of Chestnuts, Hazelnut Cake and Rum Chestnut Ice Cream. The base is a rum-soaked sponge made from toasted Italian hazelnuts and chestnuts, topped with a Florentine of hazelnut and almond praline with white chocolate.

From end October till December 2022 or when the white truffle season ends, elevate the epicurean experience with the redolent white truffle at a market price. Coupled with pristine flavours to highlight its distinct aroma and umami at its purest, indulge in this exceptional fungus with creations such as the Tagliolini with Butter Emulsion, Parmesan Cheese and White Truffle; White Truffle Egg Soufflé with Saffron and Parmesan Cheese Sauce; and Risotto with Espresso, Parmesan Cheese and Anchovy Sauce. White truffles can also be added to enhance any dish with tableside shavings.

Availability: Till mid-December
Address:
29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm (Monday to Friday) | 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
Reservations: Chope

Hamamoto

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One-Michelin-starred Hamamoto helmed by Chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto presents a refreshed menu for Autumn, featuring seafood that makes its way to Japan as its pristine waters cool with the autumn chill. Thanks to the strong ties that Chef Kazu (as he is better known to friends) has forged with produce vendors in Tokyo, a constant supply of the freshest ingredients are brought to bear in Hamamoto’s menus.

These include silky flesh of the prized kinki (channel rockfish), kinmeidai (golden eye snapper), and coral orbs of marinated ikura, which are featured in its starters.

The taraba-gani (king crabs) from Hokkaido star in Hamamoto’s signature: shabu-shabu. Chef Kazu shells the crab legs at the counter before poaching their delicate flesh for mere seconds in a flavourful dashi that has been kept brewing for as long as Hamamoto has been open. Every day, Chef Kazu and his team add fresh crab shells to the broth, imbuing it with a deep, lasting savoriness.

Another irresistible signature is the Ise Ebi Sashimi, pristine raw lobster tail meat set on its shell and crowned with uni and Kaluga caviar.

At lunch, guests may enjoy the Lunch Omakase (from S$280) comprising a seasonal appetiser, seasonal dish, sushi, and dessert. For dinner, guests can choose from the Hamamoto Classic (from S$425) or the Hamamoto Experience (from S$550).

Address: 58 Tras Street. Singapore 078977
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm (Tuesday to Saturday) | 6.30pm – 11pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Reservations: Website or WhatsApp at +65 9672 7110.

LUCE by Davide Giacomelli

InterContinental Singapore - Mafaldine Cacio e Pepe in Parmesan Cheese Wheel (2)

LUCE by Davide Giacomelli launches an Italian Bistronomic Champagne Brunch, featuring free-flow seafood and and sashimi on ice, cold starters, hot specialities, pinsas, and desserts.

Thrilling live stations are also a highlight, and it includes a theatrical experience of roasting chestnuts over flaming firewood and freshly made pasta delicately twirled inside a cheese wheel with the Mafaldine Cacio e Pepe in Parmesan Cheese Wheel.

The restaurant has also refreshed its a la carte menu with new creations such as a wide selection of pinsas and pizzas, the Pancia di Maiale ‘Duroc’ e Insalata di Lenticchie, and a brand new  “Carte Blanche” concept where guests can customise an exclusive four-course menu by choosing a specific ingredient and having it cooked as they prefer.

Availability: From 9 October for Sunday brunch
Address:
80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Wednesday to Sunday) | 6pm – 10.30pm (Wednesday to Sunday) | 12pm – 3pm (Sunday brunch)

Reservations: Chope

Afternoon tea experiences in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2022

L’espresso

L'Espresso - English Afternoon Tea Buffet

Goodwood Park Hotel presents a line-up of rosy-themed treats as special highlights within the popular English Afternoon Tea Buffet with Local Favourites at L’Espresso.

Feast on an indulgent selection of pink finger sandwiches, croissants, chilled delicatessen and cheeses, followed by delectable hot savouries such as Mac & Cheese with Bacon; Mini Turkey Quiche Lorraine; and Mini Pink Burger with Seafood Cutlet to name a few, as well as meaty choices of an assortment of skewers and roast carvings.

There are also local favourites, mouth-watering dishes such as Laksa, Dry Mee Siam, Png Kueh, Crispy Yam Cake and Singapore Chilli Crabmeat with Mantou are not to be missed.

S$3 nett donation will be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation for every adult dining on this buffet from 1 to 31 October 2022.

To end the meal or enjoy in-between, a wide array of pretty rosy-themed desserts will delight those with a sweet tooth.

Prices are at S$65++ per adult, from Mondays to Thursdays, and S$68++ per adult, from Fridays to Sundays. These are inclusive of coffee or tea (one serving) and free-flow self-serve cold fruit tea.

Availability: 1 October to 30 November 
Address:
 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Monday to Thursday, first seating) | 3pm – 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday, second seating) | 11am – 1pm (Friday to Sunday & PH, first seating) | 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Friday to Sunday & PH, second seating) | 4pm – 6pm (Friday to Sunday & PH, third seating)

Reservations: Table Check

1864 Lobby Bar and Lounge

Pink High Tea at 1864 Lobby Bar and Lounge

Those looking to be transported to the set of Bridgerton or Marie Antoinette’s elegant parlour will have much to look forward to at 1864 Lobby Bar and Lounge.

The delightfully pink high tea launched in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month features decadent treats such as Framboise Caraïbe Choux, Fraisier Rhubarb Entremet, and Burratina with Salted Beetroot and Balsamic Reduction.

There are also selected wines available promotional prices, including the Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Lyserød (S$75++ per bottle) and the Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé (S$158++ per bottle).

This is priced at S$118++ for two persons, and S$59++ for an additional person.

Availability: 1 October to 31 October 
Address:
 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: 2pm – 5pm (Daily)

Reservations: Chope, call 6428 5000 or email [email protected]

The Rose Veranda

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The Rose Veranda at Shangri-La Singapore has crafted a limited-period Pink High Tea in support of Breast Cancer Foundation, and will donate S$5 from each Pink High Tea takeaway set sold to the organisation.

Delightfully pretty in pink and presented elegantly on a three-tier stand, the Pink High Tea takeaway set includes a selection of savoury appetisers and sweet desserts.

Good for two persons, the set includes an array of tantalising savouries such as the Jumbo Lump Crab and River Shrimp Salad with Rose Sauce on Sundried Tomato Sandwich and the Pink Mentaiko with Sakura Egg Salad on Sweet Chilli Brioche Roll with Fresh Parmesan.

The alluring selection of dainty desserts in beautiful hues of pink includes the Ispahan Choux, Rose Petal Macaron and Strawberry Yuzu Tartlet.

Accompanying this sweet experience are The Rose Veranda’s signature scones infused with the aromatic flavours of vanilla and cranberry, best paired with the restaurant’s homemade clotted cream.

Available to order for self-collection or delivery, the takeaway Pink High Tea is priced at S$88 nett. To order, guests can visit the Shangri-La Boutique website.

A Pink High Tea dine-in experience will also be available at The Rose Veranda.

The three-course high tea comes with a choice of one of three main courses including Pan Seared King Prawns with Tomato Risoni, Crème Fraîche Espuma and Key Lime Zest; Black Angus Beef Tenderloin accompanied with Purple Sweet Potato Mousseline, Buttered Baby Vegetable, Beet Oil and Truffle Emulsion or the Norwegian Salmon Roulade with Double Smoked Bacon, Confit Baby Heirloom Beets and Beurre Rouge.

The high tea is available from Thursdays to Sundays at The Rose Veranda at S$108++ for two diners.

Availability: 1 October to 31 October 
Address:
22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Singapore, Singapore 258350
Opening hours: 1pm – 5pm (Thursday & Friday) | 12pm – 2pm (Saturday & Sunday, first seating) | 3pm – 5pm (Saturday & Sunday, second seating)

Reservations: Chope, call 6213 4486 / 4398 or email [email protected]

New restaurants to check out in September 2022

Farrer Horse

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New gastro-cocktail spot Farrer Horse has opened officially on 2 September, and it’s an original dining concept that brings back the exuberant merrymaking that defined Farrer Park Racecourse, Singapore’s first horse-racing venue in the 1840s.

Sharing the same space as The Sultan Hotel in a well-preserved shophouse located at Kampong Glam, Farrer Horse spans two stories: in the first-floor Dining Room, you’ll be invited to celebrate the joyous gathering of Singapore’s multi-ethnic society through a diverse mix of Asian dishes, with 10 appetisers, six mains, and three desserts, while the second-floor Stable offers an elevated drink programme with six novel horse-themed cocktails.

farrer horse food

Highlights on the menu include:

  • Papad & Dips, featuring a basket of crispy pappadams dotted with fenugreek and cumin, served alongside three house-made dips
  • Nyonya Pie Tee, which features a fragrant filling of braised turnip, carrots and shiitake mushrooms, juicy prawns, and a picante garlic ginger chilli dip to enhance the flavours
  • Otah Ravioli, featuring otah that’s made from scratch wrapped ravioli-style in silky dumpling skin and doused in piquant gravy

Address: 101 Jalan Sultan, #01-02/#02-00, The Sultan Hotel, Singapore 199002
Opening hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Tue & Sun) | 12pm – 12am (Wed to Sat) | Closed on Mondays
Reservations: Call +65 8139 8109 or email [email protected] or visit website

New menus to try out in September 2022

Waa Cow! Yakiniku

waa cow yakiniku interior

You probably already heard of Waa Cow!, known for its flame-torched wagyu beef bowls. Now the team has launched a new grill-it-yourself concept, Waa Cow! Yakiniku, at myVillage at Serangoon Gardens, newly open on 1 September.

Waa Cow! Yakiniku is the first in Singapore to offer a wide selection of sauces and dips to pair with their grilled meats.

waa cow yakiniku food

Besides quality meats, including different beef cuts – such as karubi, oyster blade, striploin, and ox tongue – as well as pork and chicken, the selection of artisanal house-made dipping sauces gives diners a unique Yakiniku experience as they mix and match grilled meats with different flavour pairings.

Address: 1 Maju Avenue, #02-10/11, myVillage, Singapore 556679
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm (Daily)
Reservations: Walk-in basis; no reservations are required

Pink Blossoms Brewing

pink blossoms brewing beertruck

Homegrown craft beer brewery, Pink Blossoms Brewing, will be driving an all-new beer experience in Singapore with the launch of its first ever BeerTruck.

This will run now till 4 December as Pink Blossoms bring its signature brews from their brewery in Ubi to beer lovers in central Singapore.

Visitors can enjoy freshly tapped, ice-cold Pink Blossoms signature brews for a midday or after work pick-me-up, right at their office’s doorstep.

A mobile taproom, the Pink Blossoms BeerTruck will be traveling to Capital Tower (Mondays and Wednesdays), Ocean Financial Centre (Tuesdays and Thursdays), and The Promontory @ Marina Bay (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

Availability: Now till 4 December
Address: Capital Tower (Mon & Wed), Ocean Financial Centre (Tue & Thu), The Promontory @ Marina Bay (Fri to Sun)
Opening hours: 4pm – 9.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 12pm – 9.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: No reservations are required

Tiong Bahru Bakery at Siglap

Tiong Bahru Bakery (TBB) has opened its 10th location in Siglap.

Egg Mayo and Smoked Salmon Pain Feuilleté
Egg Mayo and Smoked Salmon Pain Feuilleté

A relaxing and cosy haven to lounge and dine in, guests can look forward to indulging in scrumptious bites such as the newly launched savoury Egg Mayo and Smoked Salmon Pain Feuilleté and hearty Chicken Rillette sandwiches.

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Your Royal Ryeness Milkshake

Don’t forget to check out the delicious Your Royal Ryeness Milkshake, a unique sourdough beverage, which is a TBB Siglap exclusive!

Address: 77 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455218
Opening hours: 7.30am – 8pm (Daily)
Reservations: Walk-in basis; no reservations are required

Canopy at Changi City Point

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After its successful launches at Bishan Park and HortPark, Canopy has expanded to its third outlet at Changi City Point, featuring a spacious indoor dining space and an alfresco terrace that brings the concept of nature into an urban setting.

Besides the launch of corporate dining and event packages, Canopy has also launched a Tapas menu, which you can find only at the Changi City Point outlet.

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The Tapas menu features Canopy specials such as Grilled Octopus Leg, Prawns Al Ajillo, Cauliflower Steak, and Mentaiko Soft Shell Crab.

Canopy’s fans will be happy to know that crowd-favourites including the Crabmeat Aglio Olio, Black Angus Cheeseburger and new specials like the Salted Egg Chicken Burger will be found in the Changi City Point menu.

And as with its other outlets, pets are welcomed at the alfresco area.

Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-70/71, Changi City Point, Singapore 486038
Opening hours: 9am – 10.30pm (Daily)
Reservations: Website

Esora

ESORA - Venue (Counter)

To welcome Autumn, Esora presents a multi-course menu featuring micro-seasonal ingredients that are given a fresh Modern Japanese take with focus on taste.

Start your meal with Chef Araki’s seasonal dashi – the Konbu Dashi, featuring kabu (turnip) grilled with skin on, simmered and infused in konbu-based dashi, so you’ll enjoy one that’s fresh, nuanced, and bold.

Other highlights include a four-part platter in a presentation style inspired by Momijigari (autumn leaves viewing) through a Karesansui-style garden in Autumn, as well as the Omi Wagyu, a mainstay at Esora that’s marinated with aka miso, red wine, and garlic for Autumn.

The nine-course lunch menu is priced at S$298++, while the ten-course dinner menu is priced at S$338++.

Address: 15 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238964
Opening hours: 12pm – 2.30pm (Thu) | 6pm – 10.30pm (Wed to Sun) | Closed on Mon & Tue
Reservations: Website

Nobu Singapore

Nobu Singapore introduces two distinctive private dining experiences – the Teppanyaki Omakase Menu and Chef’s Table Omakase Menu.

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Teppanyaki Room

The eight-course Teppanyaki Omakase menu (S$365) features seasonal ingredients and is served in the venue’s two semi-private teppanyaki rooms. Revel in a delightful cold dish highlighting the freshest catch of the day to start, methodically crafted by the experienced sushi chefs at the Sushi Bar led by Executive Sushi Chef Tim Otomo.

Other highlights include four seasonal seafood offerings, refreshing salad dishes, and a succulent Lobster entrée.

Enjoy culinary art unfold before you as a meat course is prepared à la minute, cooked delectably to your preference and served alongside a selected rice-based course. End off with creatively executed sweet treats by Pastry Chef Jackie Teo, and a selection of Petit Fours to complete the experience.

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Chef’s Table Room

For an indulgent private dining experience, the Chef’s Table Omakase (S$475) with its 11-course menu will cut it.

Delve into a range of four cold dishes, showcasing the freshest flavours including a salad course. Relish next in two courses of hot seafood dishes, premium meat course, and a delicately balanced soup prepared and served.

The Chef’s Table private dining room integrates a fully-equipped live station section, where Executive Chef Hideki Maeda leads the culinary brigade at the Chef’s Table in a masterful display of culinary prowess, allowing diners an exclusive view of the dishes prepared and served.

As the perfect finale for your experience, enjoy two servings of desserts handcrafted to perfection at the live station helmed by pastry connoisseurs guided by resident Pastry Chef Jackie Teo.

Address: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Level 3, Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore 248646
Opening hours: 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
Reservations: Call +65 6831 7653 or email [email protected]

Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse

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Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse introduces an all new Lion Cubs Menu (S$22.36++) crafted specially for 12 years old and below.

Each meal in the Lion Cubs menu comes with a choice of a kid’s main, one drink, a complimentary scoop of ice cream. For mains, choose from the following options:

  • The customisable ‘Make Your Own Pasta’ dish where kids can choose the type of pasta, sauce and exact toppings – to make it really their own
  • The Kids Beef Burger, made with a 100g Black Angus beef patty hugged by brioche buns topped with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and cheese. These are served with Thirty Six’s signature hand-cut fries
  • The Kids Pizza, where young diners get to choose between a 6-inch Margherita or a 6-inch Pepperoni, both made with the same high-quality base that the culinary team chooses for the adult pizzas

To further delight junior diners, each set also comes with a special goody bag. The menu itself may also be doubled up as a fun-filled activity sheet to keep the young diners occupied.

Address: 36 Club Street, Singapore 069469
Opening hours: 4pm – 10.30pm (Mon & Tue) | 12pm – 10.30pm (Wed to Fri) | 10am – 10.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Call +65 62390350 or email [email protected]

CÉ LA VI

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CÉ LA VI has revamped its Brunch menu, incorporating communal seafood platters, sharing plates, and flavour-driven bites.

Notable starters and sides include the communal Caviar Bump (S$68++) and Indian-inspired Padron Pepper (S$18++). Thereafter, indulge in the premium fresh Seafood On Ice (S$165++) and Sushi Platters (S$68++) befitting, especially for group gatherings.

For more indulgent options, check out various premium sharing plates such as the 300g A4 Miyazaki Striploin (S$158++) and 1.2kg Sanchoku “F1 Wagyu” Marble Score 5 T-bone (S$320++).

Top off your brunch experience with decadent dessert platters such as the Celebration Platters (S$28, S$48, S$68++) and a Japanese Fruit Platter (S$150++).

Add on S$128++ per pax to enjoy three-hour free-flow Champagne or S$78++ per pax with three-hour non-alcoholic beverages.

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Chope

Bedrock Bar & Grill

Twice-Cooked Wagyu MB7 Boneless Chuck Rib
Twice-Cooked Wagyu MB7 Boneless Chuck Rib

Bedrock Bar & Grill continues with the third edition of its signature 2022 World Meat Series featuring the award-winning Okan Wagyu by Pardoo Beef from the desert-like Pilbara region of Western Australia. An ongoing six-year tradition till today, World Meat Series is a quarterly showcase of premium and lesser-known meats from around the world.

The name of the Okan Wagyu from Pardoo Beef means “King’s Crown” or “fit for the emperor”, a nod to the prestigious quality of this F4 Purebred Wagyu derived from hand-selected cattle with the best Wagyu genetics.

More astoundingly, these cattle are raised in a man-made oasis amidst arid conditions to produce an exceptional variety lauded for its demonstrated provenance, clean taste profile, buttery flavour, and high marbling. Its success is also attributed to the use of innovative agriculture technology and Pardoo Beef’s expertise in Wagyu beef.

Diners can opt to top up for a four-wine pairing at S$88++ per person to go with the five-course Dinner Tasting Menu (S$148++ per person), which is available only from Sundays to Thursdays.

Selected dishes from the tasting menu are available as à la carte specials from S$38++, in addition to a Bone Marrow with Smoked Bacon Jam Burger (S$68++).

Availability: Now till 30 November 
Address: 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163. (Next to [email protected])
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm (Daily) | 6pm – 10.30pm (Sun to Thu) | 6pm – 11pm (Fri & Sat)
Reservations: Chope

The Butcher’s Wife

The Butcher's Wife Acaraje
Acaraje

The Butcher’s Wife is launching a range of new menu items that champions a gut-pleasing feast that’s as bright and vibrant as a Brazilian Carnival.

Start a fiesta and look forward to savouring the spread of mouth-watering hearty savoury dishes with uniquely distinct flavours and is gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian friendly options and decadent sweet treats.

Highlights include The Wife’s Croquetas (S$14), served with a fermented cashew chilli sauce, Chargrilled Cabbage (S$18) that’s basted with a fragrant brown butter, and paired with fresh pomegranate and pine nut salsa, topped off with a smooth red dragon fruit barbeque sauce, and Acaraje (S$25), a popular Brazilian street food with a East-meets-West twist by the restaurant.

Address: 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
Opening hours: 12pm – 3.30pm (Tue to Fri) | 6pm – 11.30pm (Tue to Fri) | 11.30am – 11.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Chope

SKAI

SKAI High Tea

SKAI presents a refreshed repertoire of savouries and sweets with delightful Japanese accents in its high tea menu.

Tuck into a visual and gastronomic spectacle of savouries, with highlights including the scrumptious Turkey Sandwich with spinach pesto made from pine nuts; walnuts; parmesan and basil obtained from the hotel’s Aquaponics farm, as well as the Foie Gras Bun, an indulgent treat with foie gras, raspberry marmalade sitting atop a beetroot bun. The foie gras is first cured for an hour with salt, sugar and wine marinade before blended then paired with a tangy raspberry marmalade atop a petite beetroot bun that are both made in-house.

As for the sweets, check out the Japanese Sweet Potato Cheesecake, a medley of cream cheese infused with roasted sweet potato and the Okinawa Brown Sugar Macarons, which offers a twist from the classic macarons. For the uninitiated, brown sugar sourced from Okinawa is known to be healthier with less preservatives.

Pair your high tea experience further with the selection of Bacha coffee and TWG cold brew tea. A refreshing treat, the cold brew tea is made in-house weekly with TWG tea leaves and steeped for 12 hours with fresh ingredients.

The SKAI High Tea experience is priced at S$68++ per person, inclusive of TWG tea or Bacha coffee. You can also top up S$75 to enjoy free-flow Laurent-Perrier Brut NV or S$90 for free-flow Moët & Chandon Rosé NV between 3pm to 4.30pm.

Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: 3pm – 5pm (Fri to Sun)
Reservations: Chope

Alley on 25

Kampong Glam Afternoon Tea

Alley on 25 at Andaz Singapore launches a refreshed afternoon tea experience with the new Kampong Glam afternoon tea set, inspired by the cultural neighbourhood next to the hotel.

Fitted with doors mimicking the yellow mango doors found in the hotel guestrooms, the specially handcrafted stands encapsulate the spirit of the shophouse enclave from the rooms to the dining tables. Guests can also enjoy the tea on stands hand-painted in three other colours representing the different stories of the hotel – orange representing the aromatic curries prepared by the Malay community in Kampong Glam; aqua as the hotel is surrounded by stunning sea views; and purple for the local aubergine that can also be found in the hotel sky herb garden on level 25.

The culinary team has curated a selection of savouries and sweets, inspired by the icons, sights and tastes of the bustling alleyways. Begin with a ball of deliciousness with the Hainanese Chicken Arancini, coated with panko crumbs, deep-fried to golden perfection, and topped with an appetising chilli cucumber salsa for a kick of zing and heat. The moreish Beef Rendang Tarlet spotlights the local Malay community. Using New Zealand beef, chefs slow-cook it for three hours to render it meltingly tender and flavourful. Equally delightful is a piquant Sambal Prawn Sandwich prepared with sustainably sourced tiger prawns, freshly-baked sourdough toast, and Avruga caviar.

Dessert lovers will find delicate sweet treats creatively infused with spices which are commonly found in the melting pot of eateries and restaurants in the vicinity. Bite into crusty warm-from-the-oven Dirty Chai Scones comprising seven varieties of chai, served with tangy ginger apricot jam and clotted cream. Using Hokkaido milk, Saffron Panna Cotta is studded with chunks of Granny Smith apple. Other sweet delights with well-balanced flavours include Spiced Dark Chocolate Bon Bon; Sumac Strawberry Macaron; and Cinnamon Soft Serve with five-spice cornflake crumble and caramalised biscuit drizzle.

The Kampong Glam Afternoon Tea experiencee is priced at S$55 per pax, and includes free-flow freshly brewed coffee, artisanal TWG Tea as well as the comforting local beverage, Teh Halia.

Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 25, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354
Opening hours: 3pm – 5pm (Daily)
Reservations: Chope

The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore

Savoury- Highlights (Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese with Pumpernickel and White Loaf Sandwich, Crispy Walnut Bread with Egg, Tobiko Caviar and Affilla Cress, and Eggplant Onion Quiche) -

Enjoy a refreshed classic afternoon tea selection inspired by the warm spices and comforting ingredients of autumn at The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore.

Sweets - Highlights (Fig Raspberry Marmalade with Rose Pastry Cream Choux Pastry, Salted Caramel Cream with Pecan Maple Frangipane and Poached Williams Pear Compote, Lime Verbena Foam with Pear Ginger Mousse)

Highlights include the Salted Caramel Cream with Pecan Maple Frangipane, Fig Raspberry Marmalade with Rose Pastry Cream Choux Pastry, a delicate pastry generously filled with a slightly tart Fig Raspberry Marmalade – making it the perfect complement to the Rose Pastry Cream which results in a burst of creamy fruity flavours with every bite and the Poached Williams Pear Compote, Lime Verbena Foam with Pear Ginger Mousse – a light, airy citrusy treat with a surprise hint of spice from the pear ginger mousse.

Availability: Now till 31 October 
Address:
80 Middle Road, Level 1, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: 1pm – 3pm (Daily, first seating) | 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Daily, second seating)
Reservations: Chope
Promo: Get 10% off with this voucher

The Grand Lobby at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Peru Afternoon Tea

Discover irresistible flavours of Peru that are inspired by the country’s colourful and vibrant gastronomic traditions at the new afternoon tea by The Grand Lobby.

The Peru Afternoon Tea is charmingly presented on a three-tier silver stand, comprising of a selection of exquisite savouries.

Indulge in Pan Con Chicharrón, a favourite classic of Peruvian cuisine which features a unique sandwich combination of pork, sweet potato, tied together with a refreshing topping of crisp red onion relish.

Bite into the tender Peruvian-style Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Green Jalapeno Sauce, perfectly seasoned with garlic, herbs, and spices elevated by grilling.

Embark on a journey to Vinicunca with Triple Sandwich with Egg, Tomato & Avocado, reflecting colours of the famous Rainbow Mountain in Peru.

Then, dig into a delectable selection of classic Peruvian sweet treats by Executive Pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin.

Uncover the rich history of Peru with Picarones, traditional Peruvian doughnuts with made with squash and sweet potato with a crispy exterior paired with a delicious coating of syrup.

The specially curated creations also include Peruvian Strawberry Jelly Cake, a one-of-a-kind dessert from Peru featuring enticing layers of jelly and fluffy cake, brought altogether with Chantilly, as well as a caramel like pudding, Suspiro de Limeña, with origins from Lima.

Delight in the decadent Dulce de Leche Roll Cake, an elevated roll cake that is layered with creamy milk caramel filling, and seal the deal with Torta Chocolate Cake with 65% Alto El Sol, a classic chocolate cake made with rich and quality chocolate from Alto El Sol plantation, a small estate located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon jungle.

The Peru Afternoon Tea comes with The Grand Lobby’s signature home-made original and raisin scones served with luscious clotted cream, and signature strawberry rose jam. To complete the entire experience, guests may choose to accompany this scrumptious spread with either a choice of “Mariage Frères” loose tea leaves or Raffles custom blended coffee beans.

The Peru Afternoon Tea experience is priced at S$88++ per guest and will be offered alongside the signature Classic Afternoon Tea.

Availability: Now till 30 November
Address:
1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673
Opening hours: 1pm – 5pm (Mon to Thu) | 12pm – 6pm (Fri to Sun)
Reservations: Chope, reservation has to be made at least one day in advance

Atrium at Pan Pacific Singapore

Panache of Singapore

The new Panache of Singapore afternoon tea at Atrium is an ode to the classic indulgence with a touch of Singaporean flavours.

Featuring dainty pastries and exquisite savouries, the afternoon tea experience includes Durian Choux, Singaporean Chilli Crab Brioche Roll, Egg Pinwheel Roll, Lychee Chestnut Gâteaux and Classic Scones paired with Chef Dannevien’s handmade Pineapple and Peppercorn jam.

Choose from an elaborate range of close to 20 types of TWG Tea loose leaf, featuring locally inspired Singapore Breakfast and Weekend in Singapore, as well as aromatic brews from Bacha Coffee, finely prepared to complement your afternoon tea experience.

Take teatime affair up a notch and sip on dreamy bubbly or toast to an Espresso Noisette and Brewberry Colada, handcrafted cocktail and non-alcoholic cocktail by Atrium’s mixologists.

Prices for the Panache of Singapore Afternoon Tea starts at S$52 per diner, which includes a pot of TWG Tea or Bacha Coffee.

Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 039595
Opening hours: 2.30pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Thu) | 12.30pm – 3pm (Fri to Sun, first seating) | 3.15pm – 5.45pm (Fri to Sun, second seating)
Reservations: Chope, call +65 6826 8240 or email [email protected]

Basilico

Regent - Basilico Buffet (23)

Starting this month, Basilico extends its signature buffet from day to night, where every evening continues to be an inviting and vibrant Italian experience for friends and family to gather over infinite dishes and drinks.

For only S$98 per person, surround yourself with a rich galore of cured meats, fresh seafood, salads and decadent desserts, while the live counters dish out an ever-rotating selection of piping hot mains, pastas and pizzas prepared a la minute by Basilico’s culinary team led by Italian Head Chef Valerio Pierantonelli.

On Steak Social Mondays, Basilissimo Dinner is beefed up with unlimited steaks. From the sizzling hot grill comes four different prime meats, each hunk of steak carved right in front of you: truffle-infused roasted wagyu beef rump with Amarone wine sauce, charcoal grilled Angus beef sirloin with rosemary and black garlic, roasted rack of pork slow-cooked in Italian Menabrea beer and served with roasted baby potatoes, and herb and mustard crusted leg of lamb with camomile-infused carrots and beetroots. This is available till 30 September.

Also, happening every Sunday over this September, Sunday Junior Foodie Club offers the restaurant’s sumptuous buffet spread along with kids-friendly gourmet experiences for children aged five to 12 years old. Dinner comes with an interactive and immersive tour of Basilico’s eye-opening Cheese Room for the little foodies, where they are guided to taste the variety of Italian cheeses and learn more about the provenance of food. The little ones get to indulge on their own artisanal pizzetta and freshly made gelato of their choice from a select kids’ menu curated by Basilico’s chefs. At the end of the meal, they are gifted with a personalised certificate that inducts them into the Junior Foodie Club.

Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2, Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
Opening hours: 6.30pm – 10pm (Daily)
Reservations: Chope, call +65 6725 3232 or email [email protected]
Promo: Get 10% off with this voucher

One-Ninety Bar & Garden at Four Seasons Hotel

Indulge in elegant Kyoto in Autumn weekend Afternoon Tea, dreamed up by guest Pastry Chef Reiko Yokota of Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.

Look forward to a menu that is inspired by Chef Reiko’s personal memories of places, flavours and textures, served in specially crafted chinaware in earthy tones inspired by traditional bento boxes.

one ninety bar kyoto afternoon tea

The Savoury Box celebrates the fresh flavours of Autumn with indulgent King Crab Chawanmushi, Bottarga and Chive Tart, Saikyo Miso Foie Gras Terrine, Smoked Salmon – Wasabi, and Eggplant and Unagi finger sandwiches.

Of these, the AVENUE ONE team enjoyed the King Crab Chawanmushi the most. This is incredibly smooth and topped with ikura for added texture and flavour.

The Unagi finger sandwich is also a notable item to look out for.

The Sweets Box, on the other hand, is artfully crafted and beautifully presented. In it, you can find the “Kuri Kinton” Candied Chestnut, Yuzu White Chocolate Bonbon, Matcha Moss Sphere, Sweet Soy and Ginger Mousse, Japanese Strawberry Mochi, and Hōjicha Tea and Apricot Cookie sandwich.

The highlights for us were the Sweet Soy and Ginger Mousse and Hōjicha Tea and Apricot Cookie sandwich. These two weren’t just pretty to look at but left memorable impressions on us.

Finally, the new afternoon tea experience is accompanied by specially created Ginger Confit and Matcha White Chocolate scones, made with coconut oil instead of butter, which makes the scones more crumbly.

These are served warm with Clotted Cream, Yuzu Posset, and housemade Cherry Jam.

one ninety bar cocktails kyoto

Finally, don’t miss out the Japan-inspired craft cocktails by Bar Manager Gabriel Carlos and Head Bartender Sophia Kang, as well as floral and herbacious teas that are handpicked for this season.

Price: S$78 per person with a choice of craft cocktails, and a choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee | S$58 per person with a choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee
Availability:
Now till 27 November
Address: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore 248646
Opening hours: 2pm – 5pm (Weekends only)
Reservations: Chope, call 6831 7671 or email [email protected]

Oriole Coffee & Bar

Oriole Coffee + Bar has teamed up with Roku Gin to present a selection that’s perfect for keeping summer heat at bay. Look forward to drinks that you’ll find yourself craving for on a hot and humid day.

In this collaboration, Roku Gin is used to concoct a range of cocktails that will go with a variety of dishes.

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These cocktails include:

  • Roku Gin and Tonic (S$13++, Happy Hour: 1 for 1 at S$19++): The delicate floral aromas of Roku are baalnced out by the sparkling lightly bittersweet tonic water. While it’s a simple concoction, the AVENUE ONE team really enjoyed the thirst-quencher.
  • Mint Gin Mule (S$15++): The citrus flavour from lime juice adds punch to Roku Gin’s citrus-floral notes. While fresh mint adds brightness, the faintly spicy effervescence of ginger beer leaves a cool and tingling effect on the palate.
  • Summer Gin Breeze (S$15++): Best paired with a spicy dish, this has the faint undertone of bitterness from black tea that’s mellowed by the sweet, tangy, citrusy flavours of orange and lemon juices.
  • Summer Gin Night (S$19++): This blends prosecco wine, cassis liqueur, Roku Gin, and a lemon peel garnish seamlessly.
  • Matcha Gin Squeeze (S$16++): The bold flavours of green tea blend harmoniously with the mild earthiness from the sencha and gyokuro tea found in Roku.

Availability: Now till 30 September
Address: 96 Somerset Road, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163 (Next to [email protected])
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm (Mon to Thu) | 11am – 11.30pm (Fri) | 10am – 11.30pm (Sat) | 10am – 9.30pm (Sun)
Reservations: Chope

28 HongKong Street

Pioneer of the Singapore bar scene, 28 HongKong Street presents “The 25HKS Bar Crawl”, a menu that mimics a bar crawl experience.

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Sin & Misery
brenda's bad hand
Brenda’s Bad Hand

The menu brings together four new bar concepts: Sin & Misery at the Oldham (an intimate and “elegantly wasted” hotel bar), Brenda’s Bad Hand (a Honky Tonk bar), Halogen (90s-inspired nightclub) and 28 HongKong Street, and you can “hop” around them within the same space.

Halogen
Halogen
28 HKS
28 HongKong Street

Featuring a total of 32 cocktails, the menu includes unconventional yet delectable flavour combinations that elevate the cocktail experience.

Address: 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059667
Opening hours: 6pm – 12am (Mon to Wed) | 6pm – 2am (Thu to Sat) | Closed on Sundays
Reservations: Chope

New and reopened restaurants to check out in August 2022

Seriously Keto

seriously keto seah street

Pioneer keto-friendly bakery Seriously Keto has opened its new flagship at Seah Street and it’s said to be Singapore’s first and only fully ketogenic hub. At this new outlet, Seriously Keto has expanded its offerings to include savoury dishes and plated desserts.

Highlights include Cheese Bagel with Smoked Salmon (S$12.50++); the zero-carb dish features a low-calorie cheese bagel, layered with savoury dill and caper cream, and generous slices of smoked salmon, which is high in protein and healthy fats; the Sausage and Bread Casserole (S$14.80++), which is Seriously Keto’s spin on a classic savoury bread pudding; as well as signature sweet treats such as Tiramisu (S$12.80++), Pandan Cupcake (S$6.30++) and Matcha Crepe Cake (S$13.80++ per
slice). While the desserts taste just as indulgent, they are all low carb with no added sugar.

If you can’t get enough of its desserts that satisfy sweet cravings using healthy ingredients and sugar substitutes made from natural ingredients, try its Seriously Keto also presents a rotation of plated desserts.

Try the Blackberry Sorbet with Meringue Kisses (S$12.80++), a light, airy dessert topped with fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and a mixed berries sauce or the molten Chocolate Lava Cake with Caramel Ice Cream (S$12.50++) is a decadent treat, made with 100% dark chocolate, topped with biscuit crumble and a creamy caramel ice cream.

Address: 32 Seah St, Singapore 188388
Opening hours: 10.30am – 6.30pm (daily)
Reservations: 9838 4047

Yantra

Yantra Nizam’s Kathi Roll
Nizam’s Kathi Roll

Contemporary Indian restaurant, Yantra has reopened its doors. Look forward to a taste of an authentic taste of India’s rich culinary heritage through an exclusively curated menu by Indian culinary historian, Pritha Sen, and executed by Executive Chef Pinaki Roy.

The extensive menu features vegetarian and non-vegetarian small and large plates, and diners can embark on a culinary journey through India set across five uniquely designed spaces – Jaipur, the main dining hall; Nilgiri, The Garden Room; The Wildflower Room, a six-person private dining room; The Polo Room, a ten-person private dining room; and the Corbett Bar, a space inspired by India’s oldest national park. In other words, each visit to Yantra promises a distinctive experience.

Sen revives time-honoured recipes for Yantra diners to showcase the full range of Indian cuisine – from the royal to the rural. Highlights include Calcutta’s iconic Nizam’s Kathi Kebabs, succulent mutton skewers grilled over charcoal and wrapped in a tender paratha and Rajasthani Murg ka Sula, an ancient barbecued chicken recipe made during royal hunts.

Address: 163 Tanglin Road, #01-129/130/131 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 11pm (Tue to Sun)
Reservations: 6836 3088

The Stamford Brasserie

The Stamford Brasserie - Group Shot (chef pouring sauce)

The Stamford Brasserie has reopened and welcomes guests back to indulge in classic familiar favourites as well as exciting additions to its menu.

The homemade marinated TSB Salmon Gravlax (S$24) is highly recommended by the chefs, and features Granny Smith Apple that adds some acidity to the dish to cut through the taste of salmon as well as Radish and Trout Roe. The herbs and salad are sourced from Swissôtel The Stamford’s own urban aquaponics farm.

Another crowd favourite is the TSB Baked Pork Ribs (S$33), a classic dish that’s back on the menu. The succulent ribs is served with a side of potato chips

Finally, you can also consider the Aquaponics Tilapia (S$30), with ingredients taken fresh from the hotel’s Aquaponics Farm. This is coated with cayenne herb crumbs and accompanied with fresh Aquaponics salad, tomatoes and a generous drizzle of salsa verde.

There are also options from the Beer Cart and items from its Grab n Go counter.

Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: Grab and Go – 8am to 5pm (Tue to Sat), Lunch and Dinner: 12pm – 9pm (Tue to Sat)
Reservations: 6431 6156 or email [email protected]

Mandala Masters Presents: Meters Above Sea Level

World-renowned Peruvian chef and restaurateur Virgilio Martinez and 2021 World’s Best Female Chef Pía León will be headlining Meters Above Sea Level (MASL) for a limited time.

This is the first time the husband-and-wife team is working together in a similar project outside of Peru and you can look forward to a best-in-class dining experience that offers a taste of Peru.

Each dish is named according to its altitude, and the menu explores all corners of the country, with below sea level selections of squid, caviar and abalone, as well as a dramatic, natural blue presentation of scallops, spirulina and uni.

Corn, kiwicha or amaranth and cancha paint a crisp and colourful scene of 3,550 masl, before the menu peaks at 3,850 masl with a presentation of native tuber, clay and high altitude leaves.

A journey down to 185 masl features Amazonian nut, squash and cabuya before finishing on a sweet note at 1,450 masl with cacao, hidromiel (fermented honey water) and mango.

An eight-course lunch is priced at S$320++ and an 11-course dinner is at S$448++. You can also top up for cocktail or wine pairing.

Availability: Until 30 October 2022, limited seats available
Address: Art, 1 St Andrew’s Road #06-02, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday
Reservations: Online

Heaven Official’s Blessing x ANIPLUS Cafe

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Leading animation video platform Bilibili has collaborated with with ANIPLUS Cafe to introduce a specially curated menu and immersive experience based on popular Chinese anime (donghua) series Heaven Official’s Blessing.

Fans will get to experience various Heaven Official’s Blessing inspired dishes and beverages in real life, as well as desserts inspired by key scenes from the anime series.

For the uninitiated, Heaven Official’s Blessing tells the tale of Xie Lian, the Crown Prince of the Xian Le Kingdom, and his ascension to the heavens for the third time after being banished two times before.

He then runs into San Lang, the Ghost King, who later becomes Xie’s loyal follower. Together, they embark on an extraordinary adventure.

Prices of mains are at S$15.90 each and drinks at S$7.90 each.

You’ll also be able to pick up café-exclusive Heaven Official’s Blessing merchandise at the cafe.

Availability: Until 18 August 2022
Address:
8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13C Annexe, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

New menus to try out in August 2022

Joo Bakes at Baker X

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Baker X, a baking studio and cafe at Orchard Central, is welcoming Joo Bakes (@joobakes) to operate out of it for three weeks.

Joo Bakes, founded by Pang Joo Soon in early 2021, offers simple bakes elevated with quality and natural ingredients.

What you really shouldn’t miss is its Original Butter Cake, which Joo Bakes manages to nail. The Hainanese butter cake is also one of Joo’s earliest encounter with baking when he helped his father in the kitchen as a child. You’ll love how rich its flavour is without being too cloying – making it perfect as a snack over tea.

Besides the OG cake, Joo Joo also enhances the classic butter cake by infusing different ingredients to create new flavours like Marble, Coffee Walnut, and Orange – you’ll be able to try these at Baker X.

Just in time for National Day, the Pandan Butter Cake will be available for a limited time at Baker X, featuring pandan extract made from scratch for a nostalgic aroma with every bite.

Baker X is an initiative by Far East Organization that aims to provide home-based bakers with a platform to market their bakes and try their hands at a retail-front business by providing budding home-baking entrepreneurs the opportunity to trial with a physical outlet at no cost to them (including use of space, utilities etc), and to scale their production with a space where he/she will bake on site. Patrons can dine in or takeaway the baked goods at this 10-seat cafe on Level 4 of Orchard Central (opposite Genki Sushi).

Availability: 9 to 31 August 2022
Address:
181 Orchard Rd, #04-29, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (daily)
Reservations: Walk-ins only

Wildlife Burger

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Wildfire Burger is partnering with private dining chef, Annette Tan to launch, for a limited time only, Fatfuku Cheeseburger.

Annette Tan (known as @fat_fuku on social media) is an established chef who is also an author with several food-related books and articles in Singapore and the surrounding regions under her belt.

The Fatfuku Cheeseburger is made using fresh, high quality ingredients: a brioche bun fully stacked with a Wagyu beef patty, chilli padi beef cheek marmalade, American cheese, coriander pesto, kaffir lime leaf, and sambal belachan mayo in between them.

The highlight of the burger is the chilli padi beef cheek marmalade that consists of various ingredients, such as chilli padi, kicap manis, and dark soy sauce, among others. It is lightly seared before it is left to braise for up to eight hours, thus achieving its melt-in-your-mouth and rich flavour profile.

The Fatfuku Cheeseburger is priced at S$19 and will be available for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery.

Availability: Until 31 August 2022
Address:
1557 Keppel Road, #01-04, Singapore 089066 | 80 Bencoolen Street, #01-15, Singapore 189655
Opening hours:  Check its website
Reservations: Check its website

CÉ LA VI

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Rum-a-laka

CÉ LA VI introduces a variety of new cocktails to its menu under the creative direction of its newly appointed Head of Mixology, Hans Anuar.

With enticingly vivid histories behind each cocktail, CÉ LA VI’s signature cocktails take a new spin on its focus on Asian Contemporary flavours as it amplifies the experience of the taste of Singapore to its illustrious visitors. Some of the menu standouts include Hans’ favourite cocktail, the Rum-a-laka.

Shaken with rum and whiskey, the tipple is a reimagined take of a local traditional dessert, “Pisang Salai”. Encapsulating a burst of local flavours from the toasted banana peels and gula melaka, the drink is a nod to Hans’ Malay heritage and to Singapore’s historic foundations.

Other signature favourites include Guavarita, which takes inspiration from local fruit-paddling carts, and its sale of “Jambu Asam”, a concoction of pickled guava with chili spice. Using ingredients such as guava, plum, and honey, it is a nostalgic interpretation of the essence of Singapore culture, through its flavours.

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Level 57, Hotel Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: 5.30pm – 1am (Mon & Tue), 5.30pm – 4am (Wed to Fri), 12pm – 4am (Sat), 12pm – 1am (Sun)
Reservations: Online

Cable Car Sky Dining

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Cable Car Sky Dining, a culinary experience on the Singapore Cable Car, presents its signature Stardust Cabin with an all-new menu that pays homage to flavours from across Asia, featuring a selection of quality ingredients.

You’ll start with a cocktail of sparkling prosecco and lychee- infused liqueur at the indoor bistro area of Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro.

Enjoy the Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop with leek, bacon and Japanese mirin before tucking into the rich, buttery fragrance of Spanish Carabinero Red Prawn with caramelised lime and garlic aioli.

Then, savour foie gras that’s slow cooked on a low temperature using the traditional Chinese braising technique of hong shao (or red cooking), it is served with a medley of aromatic Asian spices, onion marmalade and brioche, bringing together the best of European and Asian cuisines in a mouth-watering delight to the senses.

Next is the Scallop Dumpling served in a warm and savoury seafood broth with porcini dust and white truffle oil.

Already sound magnificent? Your journey has just started. You’ll now settle inside your private cable car cabin to begin their
60-minute adventure, equivalent to two rounds on the Mount Faber Line. While you take in the unbeatable panoramic vista of the Southern waters of Singapore, the main course is served, paired with a glass of red or white.

Choose between the irresistibly juicy Slow-Roasted Lamb Loin, served with parmigiana risotto, grilled artichoke and rosemary soy, or the Oven-Baked Lobster Tom Yum Goong with the beloved spice notes of tom yum espuma, pearl rice, and gourmet cheese.

Finally, wrap up the dining experience with a Lemongrass Detox Infused Tea  alongside a Deconstructed Pandan Ivory dessert, prepared with aloe vera jelly, gula melaka crumble and William pear lemongrass sauce.

A vegetarian menu and non-alcoholic beverage options are also available on request.

This is priced at S$149++ per person.

Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Level 2 Faber Peak Singapore, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: Experience begins between 5.30pm and 6.30pm daily, last boarding is at 6.30pm
Reservations: Online

Restaurant JAG

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Restaurant JAG presents its Summer découverte menu – La Balade du Végétal – featuring plump harvest from France, Italy, Australia and Asia. The repertoire includes beetroot, corn (white and yellow), cannellini, cucumber, Romanesco, zucchini, tomato, bell pepper, potato, eggplant, haricot verts, cabbage, cherry, peach and strawberry.

The vegetables and fruits are showcased in an eight-course discovery menu, including three canapés, freshly baked bread, amuse bouche, vegetable-herb tea, palate refresher, cheese trolley, pre-dessert, and seasonal mignardise offerings.

Each type of produce is intimately explored and presented in multiple textures and iterations. The flavours are impeccably balanced and accentuated through the pairing of wild foraged herbs from the Alps of Savoie; completed with protein of the day sourced from hand-picked producers.

The dishes are personalised around each diner’s dietary preference and inclination; embraced within the warm hospitality of the front of house team led by Anant.

A six-course lunch is priced at S$175++ and an eight-course dinner is priced at S$298++.

Address: 76 Duxton Road, Level 1, Singapore 089 535
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm (Fri & Sat), 6pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Sat)
Reservations: Online, email [email protected] or call 3138 8477

Oumi

Oumi

Presented for lunch and dinner for two days only, the ‘Oumi Origins’ six-hands Collaboration sees respected and award-winning Australian Guest Chef Michael Ryan bring to the table his culinary expertise, knowledge, and innovative ideas as reflected in his contemporary Australian approach to Japanese cuisine.

The flavours of Japanese cuisine are inspired from his more than 30 visits to the country and the culinary tours he conducted in Tokyo that amalgamated into the ‘Only in Tokyo’ chef’s guidebook. His love for the best Australian regional produce together with a deep understanding of Japanese cuisine and culture pave the way for an exceptional Australian-Japanese farm-to-table experience featuring ‘nose-to-tail’ dishes of the season.

He will be working together with Head of Japanese Culinary Development of Oumi, Chef Lamley Chua, Resident Chef John-Paul Fiechtner of Kaarla; as well as Christopher Leow, 1-Arden’s Head Farmer from Edible Garden City for one of the dinners.

The produce-forward, omakase-style four-course lunch (S$138++ per person) and six-course dinner (S$268++ per person) menus highlight a list of ingredients collectively selected by the four talents – from the 1-Arden Food Forest to the local markets in Singapore, as well as Australia and Japan.

The collaboration will take diners back to the origin in an exploration of where these ingredients are responsibly sourced from, their unique flavours, as well as the stories and history of each.

In the evening of 18 August, Head Farmer Christopher Leow will personally take guests on an educational tour before dinner of the lush 1-Arden Food Forest and its five themed gardens.

Availability: 17 & 18 August 2022 
Address:
88 Market St, #51-01 CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Reservations: Online or email [email protected]

Estate

Estate Lobster, Crab & Seafood Dinner Buffet

For a limited time only, Hilton Orchard Singapore’s all-day dining restaurant Estate invites you to indulge in a bountiful selection of lobsters, crabs and other oceanic delights. Relish a wide array of crustacean dishes prepared in a range of mouth-watering styles alongside the restaurant’s signature ensemble of dishes inspired by heritage Singaporean flavours and from around the world.

The selection of heavenly lobster and crab delights includes fresh Maine Lobster and Snow Crab Legs on ice; and an unlimited feast of all-time Singaporean favourites just in time for National Day like Singapore Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab and Kam Heong-style Crabs. Other prized treasures include Lobster Thermidor, Crab and Lobster Bisque and Steamed Flower Crab Noodles.

Prices start from S$158++ per adult.

Availability: Until 28 August, daily for dinner, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Address:
30 Stevens Road, #01-08, Hilton Orchard Singapore, Singapore 257840
Reservations: Online

The Gyu Bar

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The Gyu Bar has introduced a new 10-course omakase menu (S$238++) for the season, which highlights Manjimup black truffles and Hokkaido uni – treasures from land and sea.

Renowned for its intense, earthy aroma, black truffles are sublime complements to well-marbled Japanese wagyu, as well as luscious Hokkaido uni.

Highlights from the delectable 10-course omakase menu include an appetising Truffle Uni Cone filled with beef tartare and sliced onions, topped with Hokkaido uni and freshly shaved truffle, Yakiniku with two cuts of wagyu from two prefectures – Kagoshima Ichibo and Miyazaki Tenderloin, Grilled Olive Beef Uni Roll showcases Sanuki wagyu – one of the rarest wagyu in the world – wrapped around silky Hokkaido uni, as well as Ishiyaki Truffle Uni Rice features Hokkaido uni mixed with Hokkaido white rice in a hot stone bowl, adorned with fresh black truffle shavings and an Okinawa egg yolk.

Availability: Until 21 August, 12pm – 3pm (lunch) and 6pm – 10pm (dinner)
Address:
30 Stevens Road, , #01-08, Singapore 257840
Reservations: Online, email [email protected] or call 6732 0702 or 9150 3164

GEMMA

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Chef Ashley So, the new Female Junior Chef of the Year 2022 at the World Gourmet Summit Awards, has introduced a new lineup of dishes at GEMMA.

Accentuating GEMMA’s menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, the wild-caught Spanish Turbot (S$98) is one of the highlights in this edition. Delivered fresh every week and serves three to four persons, the fish is grilled in the Josper oven on the bone and finished with the chef’s
interpretation of a Beurre Blanc sauce comprising of butter, white wine, lemon and salted kombu.

Another new highlight to look forward to is the A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Sirloin (S$118). This fine-grade Japanese steak is seared to perfection in the Josper oven to intensify its natural flavour, served with a bagna cauda sauce – a medley of garlic, anchovies and olive oil.

GEMMA’s repertoire of new dishes also includes several crowd favourites, such as the charcoal-grilled Spanish Octopus (S$34) – marinated in a concentrate of soy sauce and mirin, then confit in olive oil and herbs for 12 hours and seared on the grill for a smoky, caramelised
finish.

Address: 1 Saint Andrews Road, #05-03, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Tue – Sun)
Reservations: Form

Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse

Bistecca 10 Years

Back by popular demand, Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse re-designs and re-launches the three-course limited edition ‘Best of Bistecca’ sharing menu.

Awarded the 21st best steakhouse in the world in the World’s 101 Best Steak Restaurants®, Bistecca will be serving up their most popular dishes of the last ten years.

This sharing menu begins with a complimentary glass of your choice of beverage: Glass of Prosecco, House Italian White, House Tuscan Red, Capi Yuzu or Grapefruit (non-alcoholic).

Then, enjoy the best-loved starters, which include two sharing platters of creamy Burrata or Salumi cuts, as well as single full-size portions of Fremantle Octopus, Chopped Salad, Busiate, a beef and tomato ragu or sweet green pea Agnolotti – both house-made pastas.

Of course the star of the show is Bistecca’s Signature Sharing Steaks, premium F1 Wagyu (marble score 6+) beef exclusively imported from Australia. You can choose from the Fiorentina, a classic T-bone or the Costata, a bone-in ribeye with both options ranging from 900g to 1.3kg, dependent on the number of guests at the table. The cuts are served with your choice of sides such as Broccolini, Brussels Sprouts, Steak Fries and a decadent Italian take on Mac n’ Cheese among others.

End the meal on a sweet note with a choice of three indulgent desserts including traditional Panna Cotta and Tiramisu and the delicious Sticky Date Pudding.

The ‘Best of Bistecca’ sharing menu is priced at S$148++ per person and available for dinner.

Availability: Until 31 August 2022
Address:
26 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238970
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

Lime Restaurant

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After a two-year hiatus, the highly-anticipated Lobsterfest at Lime Restaurant finally returns; and it’s bigger and better than before.

Led by the newly appointed Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary, Ralf Dohmeier, Lime’s culinary team has put together a  sumptuous buffet dinner featuring highly-rated favourites such as the Chilli Crab Lobster, Black Pepper Lobster, and Steamed Lobster with Golden Garlic Paste and Wine.

Other must-tries include Lime’s signature Lobster Laksa and the rich and creamy Lobster Risotto in Tarragon Cream. Those who prefer their
lobster au natural should not miss the Lobsters on ice from the seafood bar too.

Service ambassadors will also be moving from table to table with pass-around dishes such as the Lobster Cocktail and Spicy Lobster Mango Skewers that are best enjoyed freshly made.

If you’re a light-eater who may not be up for a full buffet, you can still enjoy the sweet and succulent lobster with Lime’s three-course set lunch, which offers mouthwatering highlights such as the Lobster Cauliflower Bisque, California Lobster Roll and Homemade Lobster Tortellini as well as a choice of a delectable dessert, a pint of beer or a refreshing glass of cocktail.

Daily entertainment and music have also been lined up for an enlivening gastronomic experience.

Buffet dinner is priced at S$138 and three-course set lunch at S$38.

Availability: Until 31 August 2022
Address:
3 Upper Pickering St, Level 1, Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore 058289
Opening hours: 12pm – 1.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

New restaurants to check out in July 2022

Isabel

Isabel Bar

Newly open at Maxwell Reserve, Autograph Collection, Isabel is decked out in hand painted wallpaper, African
ebony herringbone floors, Persian silk hand knotted rugs, banquettes clad in plush red velvets and
textured French fabrics. In other words, it oozes a sense of luxury and intimacy, befitting of its equally elegant menu.

The bar has procured a selection of the best hand-picked wines and champagnes, spirits and liquors from
far and wide, including tonics and elixirs, which their bartenders use to create an outstanding selection
of cocktails and after dinner digestifs.

Each cocktail, which includes creative originals and refined interpretations of the classics, has been designed to complement Isabels’ striking interiors and ethos.

The bar also offers afternoon tea sessions (from S$89++) with a tea selection is exclusively curated to complement the flavours ranging from sweet and delightful pastries to savoury pillows of finger
sandwiches.

The afternoon tea sets also include warm-out-of-the-oven English scones, served  with clotted cream and preserves. You can elevate your experience with an exclusive selection of Beluga caviar and shots of vodka too.

Address: 2 Cook St, Maxwell Reserve, Autograph Collection, Singapore 078857
Opening hours: 3pm – 12am (daily)
Reservations: Online

Cultivate Cafe

Cultivate Cafe Dining Area

Also new at Maxwell Reserve is Cultivate Cafe, GMO-free, gluten-free vegan restaurant.

Look forward to flavourful dishes made from the finest organic ingredients sourced locally and globally from small and family farms, while you enjoy them in a library-themed setting that’s very Instagram-worthy.

Highlights on the menu include Chaat Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Tamarind & Coriander Chutney (S$22++) and Smoked Onion and Asparagus Risotto with Grated Lemon Rind (S$40++).

But what’s most interesting is probably its selection of ‘Cavi-Art’ (S$32++), a plant-based alternative to caviar made out of sustainably harvested seaweed.

As for drinks, you can expect coffee made from beans that are sourced directly from the cherry
plantations, juices that are pressed daily using the freshest of ingredients, smoothies made using organic produce,  and kombucha brewed with locally sourced ingredients.

Address: 2 Cook St, Maxwell Reserve, Autograph Collection, Singapore 078857
Opening hours: 7am – 9pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

PS Cafe at i12 Katong

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PS.Cafe has opened the doors to a new outlet at i12 Katong, and we have to say that this is our new favourite outlet.

Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and flooded with light, the new PS.Cafe at Katong is great for people-watching while you enjoy delicious refreshments that the restaurant is known for..

Pay extra attention when you’re there, and you’ll notice thoughtful accents such as tiled ceilings and a maroon and black marbled floor as a tribute to the Peranakan heritage of the location.

The 134-seater space also features a breezy terrace overlooking the bustling Katong street life. It also has an outdoor patio that’s pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend along when you’re dining here.

Besides the usual scrumptious PS.Cafe classics, the Katong outlet sees the debut of brand new creations that’s exclusive to it.

BALI BEEF CHEEK RENDANG
Bali Beef Cheek Rendang Rice Bowl

They include the Bali Beef Cheek Rendang Rice Bowl (S$29). This tender beef cheek that melts in your mouth, clad in a thick, multi-layered rendang sauce. AVENUE ONE was honestly surprised at how fragrant the rendang was, considering how PS.Cafe is more known for its Western-style fare.

This dish comes with shallot scented rice, sambal tempeh, french bean, shredded egg omelet, winged bean salad, cucumber and pineapple pickle and crispy prawn crackers. This is a hearty dish that we can see will please any guest.

Another new dish is the PS. Katong Chendol Panna Cotta (S$15). This unlikely combination of chendol and  panna cotta turns out to be very delightful play on a well-loved local favourite.

Address: 112 East Coast Road, i12 Katong, #01-01/02/03, Singapore 428802
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm (daily, with 4pm – 5pm for desserts and drinks only),
Reservations: Online

Well Collective

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Artist’s Rendition of Well Collective

By the same owner of BOTANY and the Ritual, contemporary Japanese-French restaurant Well Collective will be opening at Northshore Plaza II in early July. The restaurant will offer a medley of house-made deli, bakes, brunch in the day, while featuring a pop-up menu for dinner.

Well Collective will be at a space that can comfortably facilitate up to 100 pax, including an alfresco pet-friendly area. The restaurant is also integrated with a pet grooming salon and veterinary clinic next door, so pet owners can also send their furbabies for their grooming needs while taking a break at the café.

Follow them on Instagram for updates about its opening.

Address: 418 Northshore Dr, #02-11/12 Northshore Plaza II, Singapore 820418
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (during soft launch), 9am – 10pm (official opening hours)

New menus to try out in July 2022

Peppermint

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We may not be able to travel to Taiwan yet and those who love Taiwanese street food may be missing it.

And if you do, it’s time to visit Peppermint at PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay.

From 1 to 31 July 2022, the buffet restaurant is offering Taiwanese dishes in its spread. Highlights include Scallion Egg Pancakes, Braised Black Angus Beef Taiwanese Hamburger, succulent Flame-grilled Diced Beef Cubes, Oyster Mee Sua (O-A-Mee Sua), Braised Duck with Yam, and Taiwanese-style Fish Stew with Chilli and Basil.

Selected dishes are rotated daily, so you can always return within the month to try different dishes.

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The Scallion Egg Pancakes were constantly cleared from the display.

Of them, AVENUE ONE really enjoyed the Scallion Egg Pancakes, and clearly other patrons did too. The dish, which is freshly made on site by Peppermint’s chef, is constantly cleared from the display, so make sure you snag them when you see them available.

Adding to the showcase of Taiwanese specialities, Peppermint’s chefs have also prepared a special treat of Honey Barley White Corn, sourced from Tainan. It is served raw and chilled – a unique way of presentation you don’t typically find in Singapore. AVENUE ONE loved how the kernels were juicy and refreshing, and we enjoyed every bite of the natural sweetness the corn had.

On top of these, the regular spread from the buffet is also varied and very delectable. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it whether or not you’re there for the limited-time Taiwanese fare.

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
Reservations: Online
Promo: Get this voucher to enjoy 15% off buffet at Peppermint

Feast Roxy

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Friday Meat Lovers

Feast Roxy at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy has brought back its weekend buffet (from Friday to Sunday).

You can look forward to both Western and Asian delights at an affordable price. Dishes are rotated among the three days and here are highlights to look forward to, along with our reviews based on our Friday visit.

  • Divine Laksa (Friday and Saturday): This is presented at the live station. When AVENUE ONE visited, we expected it to be a tribute to the famous Katong Laksa that originated from its vicinity, but we were wrong. This has a taste profile of its own and while we wished that the soup were more fragrant, it certainly was a crowd-pleaser as we noticed a consistent line of guests requesting for it.
  • Braised Pork Trotter Bee Hoon (Friday): If you love homely meals, then this is a dish you’ll love. This was fragrant and the meat was added in generous portions. Hearty but not cloying or oily, this dish was one that we went for a third helping of, because it was an absolute comfort food that we enjoyed.
  • Wing Bean Tempeh Salad (Friday)
  • Supersize Seafood Kebab (Saturday)
  • Chef Botak Dark Carrot Cake (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Seafood Vermicelli Pancake (Saturday)
  • Roxy Oyster Omelette (Sunday)
  • Signature Durian Power (Friday and Saturday): Durian-lovers will want to reach out for this. Note that the taste leans more towards the sweet side, at least on the day that we tried it.
  • Teh Tarik Cake (Saturday)

Prices are as follows:

  • Friday Meat Lovers: S$48++ (adult) and S$25++ (child) for lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) | S$58++ (adult) and S$30++ (child) for dinner (6 pm – 9.30pm)
  • Saturday Seafood Galore: S$48++ (adult) and S$25++ (child) for lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) | S$58++ (adult) and S$30++ (child) for dinner (6 pm – 9.30pm)
  • Sunday Brunch Buffet: S$58++ (adult) and S$30++ (child) for lunch (11.30am – 3.30pm)

Address: 50 East Coast Road, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Singapore 428769
Reservations: Online, call 6340 5665 or email [email protected]
Promo: Enjoy 10% off with this voucher

Kinki

Kinki Restaurant + Bar has refreshed their menu selection and added six new dishes.

Start with a zippy Salmon Sashimi Salad (S$22++), then go for Cheese Lightnin’ (S$30++) – Wagyu beef sushi rolls with seared cheddar cheese atop.

For something hearty, consider Grilled Pork Jowl (S$38++) charcoal grilled with a house-blend spicy miso and plum sauce; Crispy Seafood Gyoza (S$23++) with a sweet and sour dipping sauce is great to snack on.

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Lobster Pao Fan

For mains, the Barramundi Claypot (S$36++) and Lobster Pao Fan (S$48++), served ochazuke style with Kinki’s secret broth are great options.

Don’t forget to order Kinki’s bold cocktails, sakes or beer when you’re there too.

Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
Opening hours: 12nn – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

Clove

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After completing its Cocomelon at CLOVE run, the all-day dining destination at Swissôtel The Stamford is returning on 7 July with a daily international array of culinary delights, including an expanded buffet selection of chocolate creations.

Look forward to items made with over 10 types of chocolate from France, Switzerland and Belgium.

Highlights include:

  • Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon in Chocolate;
  • Smoked Duck Salad with Chocolate Shavings;
  • Gratinated Cauliflower with White Chocolate and Hazelnuts
  • CLOVE’s housemade cheese – Chocolate and Truffle Gateaux
  • Ricotta Ravioli with Braised Beef Ragout and Shaved Ruby Chocolate at the live station
  • Sautéed Shrimps with Yuzu Chocolate Vinaigrette and Chilli Almonds at the live station
  • Roasted Duck with Grand Marnier Chocolate Sauce at the live station
  • Nitrogen Cocoa, made with Coco Foam
  • Kaffir Lime Ice Jelly and Coconut Sorbet in a Dark White Chocolate Shell
  • 46% Vegan Dark Chocolate made with oat milk, fresh blackberry and cress from the hotel’s on-site Aquaponics farm

Address: 2 Stamford Road, Swissôtel The Stamford, Level 2, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: 12nn – 2.30pm (daily), 6pm – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Online

Ya Ge

YaGe Restaurant Set Menu (4-5 person)

Ya Ge (雅阁), which has newly open in May, has launched the new ‘Taste of Ya Ge’ menu featuring a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes in one seating, so that patrons can have a taste of its offerings. This menu will be available from 11 July to 30 September.

The epicurean menu comprises eight courses for four to five persons at S$268++ (U.P S$360++) and is ideal for casual get-togethers and gourmet occasions as well as for business meals.

Look forward to Executive Chef Tse Chi Leung’s innovative interpretations of beloved Chinese dishes that marry the old and new, which includes Chilled Hua Diao Chicken Rolls, Crispy Mini Pumpkin Pastry with Minced Chicken, Mushroom & Thyme, and Steamed Marble Goby with Supreme Soya Sauce.

Chef Tse is renowned for his virtuosity in the creative use of premium seasonal ingredients and traditional Cantonese cooking techniques and has worked in the kitchens of top hotels and restaurants across Hong Kong, Singapore, and Jakarta for the last 25 years.

If you’re looking for a lighter meal option, consider its ongoing lunch and dinner sets priced from S$48.80++ per person for two or more persons daily.

Address: 1 Tras Link, Level 3, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening hours: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm (daily)
Reservations: Online, call 6818 6831, or email [email protected]

Racines Restaurant

Bastille Day Semi-buffet Brunch at Racines

Paying tribute to the hotel’s French roots, Sofitel Singapore City Centre is presenting a semi-buffet brunch in commemoration of Bastille Day on 17 July 2022 at Racines Restaurant.

Kicking off the celebration is an ensemble of appetisers ranging from Beef Tatare with Cured Egg Yolk to Baked Escargots with Mushrooms and Herbs.

For mains, look forward to a stunning display of entrées such as Sautéed French Bouchot Mussels in Saffron White Wine, Steak Frites, and Coq Au Vin. There are also Asian specialties such as Tiger King Prawn Noodle Soup and Yellow Croaker Fish with Glass Noodles. End the feast on a decadent note with a line-up of sweet treats including Paris–Brest, Canelé, Tropézienne, to Crêpes Suzette.

Address: 9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885
Reservations: Online
Promo: Get this voucher to enjoy 10% off at Racines

 

Fullerton Hotels

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore will be unveiling new Afternoon Tea experiences: the Traditional Afternoon Tea and Expressions Afternoon Tea, respectively.

Served daily from 11 July onwards, the new experiences each bear a distinctive character and will include new food and beverage menus.

On selected days, the afternoon tea experiences are elevated with live harp or piano music. Guests can opt for a glass of champagne, in addition to a selection of curated loose leaf TWG teas and a variety of coffees from Bacha Coffee.

Traditional Afternoon Tea
Traditional Afternoon Tea

The Traditional Afternoon Tea (S$51) at The Courtyard at Fullerton Hotel Singapore showcases quintessential British afternoon tea flavours with an assortment of classic staples including cucumber sandwiches, Battenberg Cake, and baked scones.

Expressions Afternoon Tea
Expressions Afternoon Tea

Expressions Afternoon Tea (S$65) at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, on the other hand, is inspired by Nature’s wild and diverse flora, and celebrates creativity and individual expression with a vivid palette of flavours, colours, shapes and forms.

This afternoon tea experience is served at both The Landing Point and La Brasserie.

The line-up include Seared Tuna Tataki with Picked Ginger and Shio Kombu Powder, Duck Rillettes, Egg Kaya Toast, Ice Gem Lemon Tart, and Caramel Passion Marie Biscuits.

The Courtyard (The Fullerton Hotel Singapore)
Address:
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Availability: 3pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Fri), 12pm – 2.30pm and 3.30pm – 6pm (Sat, Sun, & PH)
Reservations: Online

The Landing Point (The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore)
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Availability: 3pm – 5.30pm (Mon, Tue & Fri), 12pm – 2.30pm and 3.30pm – 6pm (Sat, Sun, & PH)
Reservations: Online

La Brasserie (The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore)
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Availability: 3pm – 5.30pm (Wed & Thu)
Reservations: Online

Goodwood Park Gourmet Safari

Goodwood Park Hotel Facade at night

Goodwood Park Hotel is presenting ‘Goodwood Park Gourmet Safari’ (S$1,000++), a one-night-only (7 July) exclusive event featuring dining experiences across five of its restaurants.

The event comprises a lavish eight-course menu, on top of moreish canapés and elegant desserts with champagne, wine, sake and whiskey pairings, hosted by Ch’ng Poh Tiong, contributor to Hugh Johnson Pocket.

The experience starts at the cosy L’Espresso, where you’ll be treated to exquisite canapés that include King Crab Jelly with Cauliflower Blanc Manger, Confit of Norwegian Salmon Trout with Kristal Caviar, Magret Duck Rillette, Slow-cooked Ibérico Pork, Argentinian Red Prawn and Hokkaido Scallop, along with champagne.

Move on to Gordon Grill and indulge in two delectable Continental courses: Foie Gras Torchon with Cocoa as well as Medallion of Maine Lobster, each paired with a cuvée from Champagne Lanson, one of the region’s oldest houses founded in 1760.

Take a short stroll to Japanese fine-dining restaurant Tatsuya and enjoy quality, pristine Sashimi and Sushi with two award-winning sake pairings from Suzuki Shuzoten and Dewazakura.

Next, you’ll be ushered to one-Michelin-starred Alma by Juan Amador to indulge in stellar contemporary European creations: a delicious Mieral Pigeon and premium Kumamoto A5 Wagyu, accompanied by Bodegas LAN and Château Sénéjac respectively.

Then, at Min Jiang, you’ll be savouring Cantonese delicacies such as Duo of Irish Duck and fragrant Claypot Rice with Preserved Meat & Pork Liver. The Managing Director and Chief Winemaker of Château Beychevelle, Monsieur Philippe Blanc makes a special appearance here to introduce two vintages of Bordeaux Classified Growth Château Beychevelle.

Finally, you’re back a full circle at L’Espresso to end the gastronomic journey on a sweet note. The grand finale is an irresistible assortment of desserts handcrafted by the hotel’s pastry chefs and a Benriach ‘The Smoky Twelve’ 12 Years Single Malt disgestif as a nightcap.

Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Availability: 7 July, 6pm – 10.30pm
Reservations: Email [email protected]

Butcher’s Block

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Butcher’s Block, a restaurant listed on the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2022 presents Chef’s Table (S$288++ per person), an elevated interactive avant-garde wood-fired dining experience for group dining.

This is a communal dining experience showcasing a curated selection of signatures and off-the-menu specials personally presented to the table by Chef de Cuisine Jordan Keao and his team.

Taking place at a special 3-metre-long wooden table that’s the centrepiece of the restaurant, the Chef’s Table experience is designed for groups of six to 10, and includes dedicated tableside presentation by the culinary team.

Look forward to the wonderful depth of flavours, distinct aromas, and textures that only pure wood-fire can forge with the epicurean multi-course menu.

Highlights in the menu include Smoked Sashimi, a duo of delicately cold-smoked fresh Japanese Bluefin Otoro and Hamachi; and flavourful hand-dived Norwegian Scallop, seared tableside directly on embers and topped with caviar, garlic flowers and a nage sauce made in-house from fish bones that are reserved and utilised instead of typically being discarded.

These fish bones are smoked above the grill and are also used to make a beautiful broth for another delectable dish – Grilled Squid, featuring thin noodle-like strands of barbecued squid in an aromatic and umami-rich Thai basil and fish broth.

You can also order the Dry-aged Duck, sourced from a farm in Malaysia and aged in The Vault for 21 days. The duck is hung above the wood-fire for about four to five hours while curry leaves are periodically added into the flame to imbue a distinctive flavour. T

Finally, round off this gastronomic indulgence on a sweet note with an intricate Jackfruit Tart complemented with coconut.

Address: 328 North Bridge Road #02-02, Raffles Arcade, Singapore188719
Availability: 6pm – 10pm (Wed to Sun)
Reservations: Online

Ocean Restaurant

ocean restaurant

You may have been waiting for it; iconic underwater dining destination Ocean Restaurant has reopened with a completely refreshed new look.

For the uninitiated, the restaurant overlooks S.E.A. Aquarium’s Open Ocean Habitat, so you’ll get to dine alongside more than 40,000 marine animals as a spectacular view.

With a new Celebrity Chef – Olivier Bellin – at its helm, the restaurant has also launched a new menu that reflects both the restaurant’s and Resorts World Sentosa’s commitment to sustainability, and features responsibly sourced seafood, local produce and house-grown herbs.

Chef Olivier Bellin is the Chef-Owner of Two Michelin-starred L’Auberge des Glazicks in Brittany, France.

In the newly redesigned restaurant, the bar will be the first space you’ll step into. There, you’ll enjoy a range of bespoke French-inspired cocktails. You can also enjoy them at your dining table.

The restaurant also features a brand-new wine cellar with over 400 wine labels ranging from award-winning wineries to boutique outfits, including a choice selection of sustainable wines.

Address: 22 Sentosa Gateway, B1M West Carpark, #B1-455 & 456, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098136
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm (daily)
Reservations: Online or call 6577 6869/6688 or email [email protected]

New restaurants to check out in June 2022

Fiamma by Mauro

Crudo di gambero rosso
Crudo di gambero rosso

Capella Singapore will be welcoming Fiamma to its family of restaurants on 15 June.

Featuring authentic traditional family cuisine that is inspired by the acclaimed , Michelin-starred, Chef Mauro Colagreco’s Italian heritage.

Highlights to look out for include the Crudo di gambero rosso (red prawn tartare, kumquat, and fava beans), Pescato Del Giorno (fresh catch of the day prepared “alla Liguria”), and Affogato al Cafe (ice cream in espresso coffee).

Address: 1 The Knolls, Capella Singapore, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Opening hours: 7am -11am, 12pm – 10pm (daily)
Reservations: Online or email [email protected]

California Republic

Smoked Bucatini
Smoked Bucatini

The newly open California Republic has a 1960’s retro-cool vibe and embodies that easy, laidback spirit of So-Cal while presenting a bold, bright, and fresh approach to Italian-inspired cuisine.

For a taste of the coastal flavours of California, start your meal with the Grilled Oysters. Try the Meatballs al Angeleno if you want to know what founder considers the “best meatballs he’s ever had” when he tried South California-based Chef David Almany’s recipe.

Housemade pastas are a highlight at California Republic, so remember to give items such as the Smoked Ducatini and Celery Root Cappellacci a whirl.

Want something hearty? Go for the Lazy Man’s Cioppino, a classic San-Francisco tomato-based seafood stew.

Address: 88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069907
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 12mn (Wed to Sun)
Reservations: Online

Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza Singapore - Daniel Koh

If you find the restaurant’s name familiar, you’re not mistaken. Formerly at Marina Bay Sands and shuttered in 2018, Osteria Mozza by celebrated American chef Nancy Silverton is back, and is now at Hilton Singapore Orchard.

Diners can look forward to the many standouts of Osteria Mozza: its mozzarella bar and housemade fresh pastas; two wood-burning ovens for Silverton’s famous pizzas, meats, fish and fresh vegetables; a gelato-centric dessert menu; and a beverage list curated by Osteria Mozza partner Joe Bastianich and General Manager Manu Gandotra.

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: 5pm – 10.30pm (Tue to Sat)
Reservations: Online or call 6831 6271

Rooftop Garden Bar & Grill

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Modern European restaurant Tablescape introduces a brand-new dining concept in the beautiful and tranquil rooftop garden of Grand Park City Hall. Called the Rooftop Garden Bar & Grill, this new dining spot offers barbecued platters of fine meats and seafood that start from S$78++.

It’ll be worth your while to head down for drinks, which are available at easy-going prices from S$10++ onwards. Be there during Happy Hour and enjoy house pours from S$8++.

Address: 10 Coleman Street, Level 3, Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179809
Opening hours: 6pm – 10pm (Fri & Sat)
Reservations: Call 6432 5566 or email [email protected]

The Coconut Club

The Coconut Club Nasi Lemak Sets

After seven years at Ann Siang Road, popular Nasi Lemak restaurant The Coconut Club has moved toits new flagship outlet at Beach Road.

The new space takes up two storeys of a three-storey conservation shophouse and is anchored by a large communal table that operates as the main all-day dining room.

Its gourmet nasi lemak sets are still at the heart of its offerings. Pair them with other menu items such as the Gohu Ikan, Kerabu Udang Kacang Botol, and Sate Ayam Bumbu Kacang.

Address: 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
Opening hours: 8.30am – 10.30pm (Tue to Sun) | Closed on Mon
Reservations: Online

Poise

poise

A new modern European restaurant helmed by Chef Steve Lancaster, Poise is great for an intimate dining experience as its space seats just 18 guests in the dining rooms and six in a discreet private room.

Fresh, prime ingredients are sourced from Europe Japan so that Chef Steve can present produce-led cuisine that doesn’t rely on extravagance to make a dish stand out.

Highlights to look out for include the rustic, hearty Coq Au Vin, one of the first dishes that Chef Steve made. This classic dish is elevated; a deboned chicken mid-wing stuffed with thyme-chicken mousse and braised with red wine.

Take notice of the wall of seasonal ferments that sits across the open kitchen, inviting you to discover how ingredients are transformed through natural methods of preservation. The contents of the jars also make a subtle appearance in all the dishes within Poise’s degustation menus, from a four-course lunch to the full seven-course tasting menu.

Address: 6 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088384
Opening hours: 12pm – 1.30pm, 6.30pm – 8.15pm (Tue to Sat) | Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Reservations: Email [email protected]

Cafe Natsu

Soufflé Pancakes
Soufflé Pancakes

The latest brainchild of Chef Lewis of Michelin-starred Sommer, Cafe Natsu is a new concept that marries Western brunch favourites with a Japanese flair.

Delivering the laidback vibes of cafes in Melbourne and the gentle elegance you typically find in Japanese establishments, Cafe Natsu serves items made with fine and prime Japanese ingredients.

Items to look forward to include Souffle Pancakes (S$23) topped with seasonal peaches, Wagyu Beef Short Rib Sando (S$30) featuring thick cuts of short rib that are slow-cooked for 46 hours before they’re roasted over a binchotan, Hamachi (S$30) with red pepper dashi, and Baked Hokkaido Cheese Tart (S$8).

Address: 238 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427537
Opening hours: 9am – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tue to Sun) | Closed on Mondays
Reservations: Email [email protected]

Ya Ge

Ya Ge Lobster

Serving Chinese cuisine with a modern twist, this new restaurant is located at Orchid Hotel Singapore.

Helming the kitchen is Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Tse Chi Leung, who has 25 years of professional culinary experience and has worked in top hotels and restaurants across Hong Kong and Singapore.

Signature dishes at Ya Ge include Asian Flavoured Xiao Long Bao, Sauteed Diced Beef with Black Garlic, Ya Ge’s Interpretation Lobster, Floral Tea Infused Roast Chicken, and XO Egg White Seafood Fried Rice.

Address: 1 Tras Link, Level 3, Orchid Hotel SIngapore, Singapore 078867
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

New menus to try out in June 2022

Estate

Hilton Singapore Orchard - Estate

Estate, the residential all-day dining restaurant of Hilton Singapore Orchard, has launched its Grand Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet.

A.great dining destination to consider if you’re looking to absolutely indulge, Estate presents a mouth-watering array of epicurean delights.

Estate Grand Sunday Champagne Brunch Spread

When AVENUE ONE visited, we were impressed by the stellar buffet line-up, which includes dishes like Maine Lobster Thermidor (which we really love!), unlimited freshly shucked oysters, homemade terrines (also outstanding), and other local and international delights.

Cheese-lovers will love the selection of 32 types of cheeses, one of the largest cheese offerings available on a hotel buffet in Singapore.

Estate Grand Sunday Champagne Brunch Kids Activities

If you’d like to bring your children, you’ll be glad to know that there is a rotating programme of activities such as pottery-making, face-painting and colouring to keep them entertained.

Availability: Every Sunday, 12pm – 3pm
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Reservations: Online

Smoke & Mirrors

Art of Botanicals

Partnering with Bombay Sapphire, rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors has introduced an exclusive menu for June and July.

Titled Art of Botanicals and Barrels & Bees, the menu includes herbaceous fare that features Bombay Sapphire gin to reconnect with nature and promote the conservation of limited natural resources.

And it’s not just a gastronomic experience you can look forward to. The multi-sensory experience includes a botanical Garnish Garden at the venue where you’ll get to hand-pick locally grown greens to elevate your cocktail.

Drinks include the Rosemary Gimlet (gin, homemade rosemary cordial), G & Pea (butterfly blue pea infused gin and tonic) and Gin Basil Smash (gin, fresh basil, citrus) each priced at S$25++.

Availability: Now till 31 July 2022
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: 6pm – 12am (Mon to Wed) | 6pm – 1am (Thu to Sat) | 5pm – 11pm (Sun)
Reservations: Online

Esora

ESORA Venue (Counter)

The summer menu at Esora is presented as an experiential journey evoking the sensory pleasures of a Japanese summer.

Inspired by Chef Araki’s and Chef de Cuisine Chef Noboru’s shared passion for nature, the menu sees the application of modern techniques and Japanese traditions.

The multi-course meal for summer is highlighted by the following dishes:

  • a four-part platter featuring summer ingredients that are carefully curated from the sea and land,
  • hamo, the pike eel, a seasonal ingredient, which is prepared in a clarified soup made with summer vegetables
  • a Donabe that’s inspired by Chef Araki’s fond memories of yakitori at the natsu matsuri (summer festival)
  • Hiroshima Lemon, a summer pre-dessert that’s inspired by a popular cured sugar lemon spritz commonly prepared in Hiroshima
  • A two-part summer-inspired dessert that faetures summer peaches served with scooped globes of fresh peaches and plums.

The nine-course lunch menu is priced at S$298++, while the ten-course dinner menu is priced at S$338++.

Address: 15 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238964
Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm (Thu) | 6pm – 10.30pm (Wed to Sun) | Closed on Mon and Tue
Reservations: Online

Shake Shack

Sambal Mayo Menu- Hero Image

For a limited time only, the Sambal Mayo Burger, Sambal Mayo Chicken Shack, and Sambal Mayo Fries will be on Shake Shack’s menu. This is Shake Shack’s first ever Singapore-inspired menu.

The robust and spicy Sambal sauce is made from Batu Lesung Spice Company and was created by renowned Singaporean Chef Jeremy Nguee exclusively for Shake Shack.

The Sambal Mayo Burger is the highlight on the menu. This features Shake Shack’s classic Angus beef patty topped with the exclusive Sambal Mayo and classic Nasi Lemak ingredients like fresh cucumbers, fried egg, and crispy fried ShackMeister onions, wrapped within a warm, fluffy potato bun.

Availability: Now till 15 August 2022
Address: All Shake Shack outlets

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant

Chef Dave Si Chuan Dou Hua
Chef Dave Lai
Master Dim Sum Chef Lu Shi Qian
Master Dim Sum Chef Lu Shi Qian

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant brings on new Executive Sichuan Chef Dave Lai and returning Master Dim Sum Chef Lu Shi Qian to its PARKROYAL on Beach Road outlet.

With the new appointments, you can look forward to refreshes to culinary classics such as the Double-boiled Soup with Minced Meat and Crab Meat, aromatic Black Truffle Fried Rice and luxurious Braised Eight-headed Abalone with Spring Onion, and Chilled Cucumber.

Classical dim sums with a creative spin such as the Crystal Pork Dumplings and Crispy Radish Puff are also not to be missed.

Address: 7500 Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2pm, 6.30pm – 10pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

AMÒ

amo

The smart-casual Italian eatery and bar will be hosting a five-course wine dinner with pairings from renowned Italian wine producer Pietracupa.

Look forward to an evening of hearty Italian dishes, including Stuffed Zucchini Blossom, Artisanal Ziti Pasta, and Charcoal Grilled Lamb Shoulder. These delectable dishes are complemented by the rich, bold wines from Campania, Italy.

Availability: 22 June 2022, 6pm – 11pm
Address: 33 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059672
Reservations: Online or email [email protected]

Firangi Superstar

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In celebration of its first anniversary, Firangi Superstar is presenting a set menu fit for the occasion, created by Head Chef Raj Kumar.

Anticipate free-flowing Chaats, the option of alcohol pairing, and lots of delicious food at the modern Indian restaurant.

Availability: 25 June 2022, 5.30pm till late
Address: 20 Craig Road, #01-03, Singapore 089692
Reservations: Online

The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry Executive Set Lunch

The Marmalade Pantry presents a new 2-Course Executive Set Lunch, showcasing the bistro’s modern offerings infused with a local twist.

The set comprises a choice of main, a starter (soup or salad) or dessert, and a beverage. Add S$6++ for a petite portion of Truffle Fries or Sweet Potato Fries.

Mains you can choose from include Thai Basil Fried Rice, Capellini Aglio Olio, and Ciabatta Sandwich; for an additional $6++, the Grilled Salmon.

Availability: Now till 29 July 2022
Address: 100 Peck Seah Street, #01-01 Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore 079333
Opening hours: 11am – 10.30pm (daily)
Reservations: Online

Anti:dote

A Tea Experience at Antidote

Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore partners PARCO to present a themed tea experience inspired by the delightful Trolls characters.

n collaboration with PARCO – a licensee of Universal Brand Development, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, Anti:dote will showcase a delectable selection of savoury and sweet tea treats presented in its classic chest of drawers, with each item inspired by the delightful Trolls characters.

Feast your eyes on edible works of art made into delicious items such as the Smoked Ocean Trout with Crispy Seaweed and Trout Roe, Sakura Chicken Beetroot Brioche, Poached Lobster Charcoal Brioche, Trolls Popping Pot with Cocoa Cremeux and Chocolate Crunch, “Poppy” Speckled Rose Cupcake, and “Branch” Blueberry Cupcake.

Availability: For a limited time only, 12pm or 3pm daily
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
Reservations: Online

Rempapa

Rempapa Afternoon Tea Set

Rempapa has launched an Afternoon Tea (S$38++ for 2 persons) that showcases a specially curated assortment of five savouries and five kuehs that embraces the multi-cultural flavours of Singapore heritage.

Look forward to:

  • Naked Curry Puff (beef striploin and potatoes cooked with Rempapa’s house-blend of meat curry spices with traditional Indian notes from dry spices and garam masala)
  • Chicken Debal Slider (shredded chicken cooked with a rempah of shallots, Bombay onions, ginger, and dried chilli, stuffed into a crispy pastry parcel)
  • Kueh Pie Tee (packed with an intee of julienned turnip and carrot cooked in a pork and prawn stock, and topped with a succulent prawn)
  • Kosui (melt-in-the-mouth morsels of gula melaka, tapioca, and freshly grated coconut)
  • Salat (pandan custard pudding on top of a glutinous rice cake)
  • Bingka (chewy and fragrant baked tapioca and coconut milk cake)

Availability: Every weekend, till end of June, 3pm – 5pm
Address: 2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
Reservations: Online or call 9459 1603

The Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Singapore

InterContinental Singapore - Classic Afternoon Tea, The Splendours of Spring and Summer

Enjoy a refined afternoon tea selection inspired by the splendours of spring and summer, prepared by InterContinental Singapore’s Executive Pastry Chef Desmond Lee!

Highlights include the Berries Rhubarb Marmalade with Berries Tea Mousse and Elderflower Coulis, with strawberry rhubarb perfectly blended with InterContinental Singapore’s exclusive in-house tea blend, skilfully crafted Manjari 64% Chocolate Mousse with Cherry Spice Compote with Chocolate Crunchy Base, and Poached White Peach with Oolong Tea Infused Cream and Vanilla Genoise.

Availability: 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm (daily)
Address: 80 Middle Road, Level 1 InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Reservations: Online or call 6825 1008

New restaurants to check out in May 2022

Restaurant Born

Credit: BORN

Restaurant Born by Chef Zor Tan is due to open soon and we absolutely can’t wait! BORN is a fine-dining restaurant that serves up contemporary cuisine inspired by Chef Tan’s childhood memories, professional journey, and his personal ideas.

The dishes here are centred around nine guiding principles and are prepared with the style of French gastronomy and a Chinese twist.

Here, you can expect an engaging experience where you not only get to enjoy sumptuous food, but also admire the artistic expression of Chef Tan’s ‘best life’.

Address: 1 Neil Road, #01-01, Singapore 088804
Available from: 23 May 2022
Reservations

Jypsy at One Fullerton

Credit: Jypsy at One Fullerton

Situated in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), Jypsy at One Fullerton serves up contemporary Japanese cuisine made with fresh premium seafood ingredients.

Savour Jypsy’s refurbished menu comprising crowd-favourites like the Jypsy Salmon Tacos and Wagyu Beef Dripping Rice, as well as new additions such as the Ceviche Snapper Al Limone Spaghettini and Robata Lamb Ribs while you look out at the stunning view of Marina Bay.

With such a spectacular dining experience, Jypsy at One Fullerton is surely going to be the next go-to place for romantic date nights!

Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #01-02/03, Singapore 049213
Opening hours: Lunch: 11.30am to 4pm (Fri – Sun) | Dinner: 5pm o 12am (Tue – Sun)
Reservations

Ginger.Lily

Credit: Ginger.Lily

Take things slow this month and revel in Ginger.Lily’s latest afternoon tea, The Orchard Trail Experience! Dine in the modern glass conservatory and indulge in savoury and sweet treats as you explore Orchard Road’s colonial and plantation past.

Highlights of the afternoon tea include the Mini Lobster Roll with succulent chunks of lobster, the tender Smoked Beef Burger, Vanilla Madagascar and Golden Raisins House Scones, the decadent Amatika Chocolate Cake that is a gluten-free option, and the Almond Fig Tart.

Elevate your afternoon tea experience by topping up S$121++ per person for two hours of bottomless Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut Champagne!

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Fifth floor, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: 2pm to 5pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: From S$58++ per person
Reservations

New menus to try out in May 2022

yì by Jereme Leung

Credit: yì by Jereme Leung

yì by Jereme Leung is back with another specially curated seasonal menu for us to relish China’s spring harvest such as spring onion, spinach, edamame, imperial vegetables, and mugwort through a delicious spread of dishes.

Whet your appetite with cold dishes including the Beancurd Skin Roll stuffed with Tuna, Tofu and Spring Onions, and the Poached Sea Whelk with Chilli and Sichuan Peppercorn Dressing. Then, move on to main courses that are sure to keep your mouth watering.

We’re definitely excited about the Wok-Fried Hokkaido Scallops and Imperial Vegetables with Grilled Green Pepper Sauce, Pan-Fried Sea Cucumber stuffed with Minced Shrimps and Edamame Purée with Scallion Oil, as well as the highly coveted Steamed Mugwort Glutinous Dumplings stuffed with Water Chestnuts and Mixed Mushrooms!

Address: 1 Beach Road, Raffles Singapore, Singapore 189673
Available from: Now till 19 June 2022 | Lunch: 11.30am to 2pm | Dinner: 6pm to 9.30pm
Reservations

Offshore Bar & Grill (OBG) x What The Mutt (WTM)

Credit: Offshore Bar & Grill/Facebook

What’s better than eating a delicious meal? Having it with your furkid right beside you, of course! This May, Offshore Bar & Grill (OBG) is partnering with What The Mutt (WTM) to bring to us a pet-friendly dining experience where you not only get to bond with your furkids and cook for them, but also raise awareness for a good cause!

You can expect a specially crafted menu for your dogs featuring fresh wagyu beef, free range chicken, and Norwegian salmon. All diners will also receive a WTM x OBG collapsible pet bowl as well as a WTM discount voucher.

This collaboration will run for three months with 20% of the profits being donated to adopted charity, Exclusively Mongrels, to raise awareness for animal welfare and adoption.

Address: 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road, #01-02, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore 498833
Available from: Now till 31 July 2022 | Lunch: 12pm to 4pm | Dinner: 5pm to 10.30pm
Reservations

Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure

Credit: Universal Studios Singapore

It’s going to be an exciting month because Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is presenting an all-new Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure at its Discovery Food Court!

Upon arrival at the food court, you will be greeted by Dr. Rodney, who will show you a newly hatched Velociraptor egg and explain the dangers that lie outside. Continue your journey into the food court and you’ll be led to your table where you’ll be able to enjoy an immersive dining experience.

The four-course dinner draws inspiration from the diets of the dinosaurs from Jurassic World Dominion, so you can expect dishes such as BBQ Pork Ribs, Beef Skewers, as well as a visually pleasing amber dessert made with lemongrass osmanthus jelly.

Dig into the scrumptious meal as you immerse yourself in the captivating storytelling and admire the sights of technical effects and life-size dinosaur appearances! This will certainly be a memorable experience for the little ones!

Each package purchased includes a ticket to USS, a Universal Express Unlimited Pass, Prehistoric Meet-and-Greets at the Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure, as well as a four-course dinner with free flow of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for adults, and free flow non-alcoholic drinks and ice cream for children.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Discovery Food Court, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Available from: On select dates from now till August | Dinner: 6.30pm to 9pm
Price: S$248 per adult | S$188 per child
Reservations

Ichigo Ichie

Credit: Ichigo Ichie

Ichigo Ichie presents an exclusive sake created specially to celebrate sanpō yoshi – the commitment that was started by a group of businessmen to do good for themselves, their clients, and the wider community.

The sake, La La La, was painstakingly created by Chef Akane Eno in collaboration with rice farmers in Yamagata, Azumanofumoto Sake Brewery, and Tōhoku University of Art & Design over the course of six months. Finally, diners are able to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

In the spirit of sanpō yoshi, diners who previously made a reservation for the sanpō yoshi menu will be given a complimentary bottle of La La La. Also, guests will also be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of the sake upon arrival. If you wish to support the farmers and Chef Eno, you can proceed to purchase a bottle of La La La for S$198++.

Address: 1 Nanson Road, #02-07A, Intercontinental Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Available from: Now till 30 June 2022 | Lunch: 12.30pm to 3pm | Dinner: 7pm to 10.30pm
Reservations

Meat & Livestock Australia

Credit: Monti

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company that specialises in the Australian red meat and livestock industry, and this May, its Lambassador chefs have put together a Four Hands Dining experience in Singapore where guests can delight themselves in all-natural, sustainable, and high-quality Australian lamb.

On 18 May, you can revel in a lavish menu prepared by Chef Eddie Goh and Chef Paul Hallett at SKAI on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford. Prepared using a mix of French-Japanese and American Barbeque smoking techniques, the dishes such as Roasted Lamb Consommé with Seaweed, Daikon, and Confit Lamb Shoulder, Buttermilk Brine Lamb Taco, Tomato Chutney, and Herb Brine Lamb Chop with Walnut Puree will certainly make your mouth water.

On 19 and 26 May, you can dig into two menus that combine Mediterranean and modern Indian Barbecue cuisines at Monti and Meatsmith Little India. The highlights of these two menus include White Pyrenees Grain Fed Lamb Tartare, 14-hour Smoked Lamb Shoulder with Garlic Mashed Potato and Crispy Lamb Fat, and Slow-cooked Lamb Neck served with Pistachio and Dill Crust, Heirloom Carrot, Mustard, and Truffle and Free-range Yolk Sauce.

Address: 2 Stamford Road, SKAI, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882 | 82 Collyer Quay, Monti, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327 | 21 Campbell Lane, Meatsmith Little India, Singapore 209894
Available: 18, 19, 26 May 2022
Reservations: SKAI | Monti | Meatsmith Little India

The Dempsey Project x Mrs Kueh

Credit: The Dempsey Project x Mrs Kueh

The Dempsey Project has recently teamed up with local artisanal kueh brand, Mrs Kueh, to bring to us  an afternoon tea special where you get to indulge in tier after tier of sweet and savoury bakes in an aesthetic yet cosy communal dining space.

The afternoon tea shines the spotlight on treats such as the Chicken & Gherkin sandwich, Raisin Scones served with Cream & Strawberry Preserve, Lemon Tart, and the Purple Ondeh Ondeh made with Okinawan sweet potatoes filled with gula melaka and rolled in fresh shredded coconut. Pair these treats with a cup of coffee or hot tea and you’ll get perfection.

Address: 9 Dempsey Road, #01-12, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247697
Opening hours: 3.30pm to 5.30pm (Thu – Sun)
Price: From S$38++ per person
Reservations

Burger & Lobster

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Toast to the new month with Burger & Lobster’s new cocktail menu that was specially crafted by its global team of mixologists. The menu features bestsellers from each gateway city, so you can look forward to taking a journey across different countries with this menu!

Start the night off with signatures of Singapore such as the Little Red Dot which consists of a blend of Hendrick’s gin, Sg Distillery Stolen Roses Gin, raspberry coconut syrup, citrus, and egg; and the Lychee In The City which is a harmonious blend of Reyka Vodka, Cointreau, Kwai Fei Lychee, cranberry, citric acid, and bubbles.

Travel to London with the Pistol Punch and the Lobstar Martini, before taking a trip to New York with Strawberry Fizz and Mango Shrub Margarita!

Address: 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Singapore, Singapore 188719
Available from: Now till 31 May 2022
Reservations

Chatsworth Cookies at Baker X

You may have heard of Baker X, a baking studio and cafe that aims to provide home-based bakers with a platform to market and sell their bakes at a retail store.

chatsworth cookies
Photo: @chatsworthcookies / Instagram

The baker featured changes every few weeks and Chatsworth Cookies currently taking up the space till 5 June 2022.

This home bakery is known for its artisanal New York-style chunky and gooey cookies, petite cookies by the jar.

Classic flavours include Walnut Chocolate Chip (our favourite!), Triple Dark Chocolate, Matcha White Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Cranberry White Chocolate, and Double Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Currently, its seasonal pick is Black Sesame, which is great for those who prefer a more unconventional flavour.

Other bakes include Cookies by The Jar, which are bite-sized treats with delectable flavours including Nutella Tart, Danish Butter Cookies, and Cereal Cookies.

Check out the decadent Double Fromage Truffle Cheesecake, an exclusive creation offered only at Baker X, when you are there. This six-inch cake features a combination of velvety cream cheese incorporated with truffle oil and paste for that rich flavour and earthy aroma.

The idea of this cake sounds intriguing at first and upon tasting, it really does have an interesting taste the grew on us.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-29, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Available from: Now till 5 June 2022

New restaurants to check out in April 2022

Kaarla Restaurant & Bar

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Kaarla Restaurant & Bar is one of the three 1-Group openings at the rooftop of CapitaSpring on the 51st floor. This restaurant serves Coastal Australian cuisine prepared using a custom-made grill and oven and delivered with true Australian hospitality. Here, you can expect to experience creative yet authentic flavour pairings that will certainly remind you of down under.

Some of the highlights include the Sydney Rock Oyster (S$8++ per piece) with fig leaf and oyster plant vinegar, the Salt Cured Kangaroo (S$32++) served with sprouted black barley and finger lime, King Island Aged Beef (S$120++) served alongside braised onions, garden salsa verde, and green pepper, as well as the Murray Cod (S$88++) simmered in fermented fennel juice.

Address: 88 Market Street, #51-02, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Available from: 11 April 2022

Oumi

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Oumi is a new restaurant located on the rooftop of CapitaSpring that offers a modern Japanese Kappo dining experience. It makes use of in-house grown produce taken from the newly launched 1-Arden Food Forest as well as premium ingredients sourced from Japan to prepare its dishes, so you can expect the quality of food served here to pretty high.

The Kappo dishes are also Australian-inspired, and are served course-by-course so that you can truly savour the natural flavours of the ingredients of the season.

Indulge in the Tempura Crepe (S$25++ per piece), Ankimo (S$20++) which is Japanese monkfish liver marinated with white miso, and Gyutan Yaki (S$35++) where you get slivers of bincho-grilled Tajima beef tongue with a special blend of miso and yuzu juice.

Conclude the meal with a refreshing Kyoho Sorbet (S$22++) which features soft warabi mochi atop a bed of sesame crumble and crushed black sesame praline. The mochi is then topped with a scoop of Kyoho sake sorbet and decorated with berry paper tuile. This makes for the perfect shot for the ‘gram.

Address: 88 Market Street, #51-01, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Available from: 11 April 2022

WAKUDA

WAKUDA is a new Japanese restaurant that will be gracing the Marina Bay Sands this month. A global collaboration between two-Michelin-starred Chef Tetsuya Wakuda and award-winning restauranteur John Kunkel of 50 Eggs, WAKUDA will offer an artfully modern take on Japanese cuisine.

The menu offerings here include a range of WAKUDA-style appetisers, sashimi, sushi, tempura, small plates of grilled items, rice bowls, and cold soba. They are all made using the finest seasonal harvest from Australia, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand, so you can be assured of their high quality.

Other than the main dining area, there is also an Omakase Room within the premises to cater to intimate dining sessions, with plush banquette seats framed by embossed metal privacy screens.

WAKUDA is certainly the place to go to if you want to experience a multi-sensory feast of craftsmanship!

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Lobby, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Singapore 018956
Available from: 17 April 2022

New menus to try out in April 2022

Smoke & Mirrors x David Hans

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For just one night only, co-founder and head bartender of Three x Co Malaysia, David Hans, will be making a special appearance at Smoke & Mirrors and delighting guests with his three specialty concoctions.

Sip on Mr Wong’s Choice (S$25++), an earthy cocktail featuring a harmonious blend of Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon, chrysanthemum pei pa koa, homemade longan liqueur, Fernet, and liquorice. If you’re craving something refreshing to have especially with the hot weather these days, opt for the Blushing Melon (S$24++) or the Dynasty Poem (S$25++). The former is made from Michter’s Single Barrel Rye, winter melon tea, elderflower, rosemary, and citric, while the latter is made with Michter’s American, tie guan yin infused sake, grapefruit, passionfruit, honey, and egg white.

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Available on: 4 April 2022 only, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: From S$24++
Booking

Burger & Lobster

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Spend your Easter morning this year with Burger & Lobster where you can enjoy a special brunch course menu with a choice of two starters, three mains, and two desserts at the Raffles Hotel outlet, or an a la carte menu while dining beside the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport.

Indulge in a delightful Eggy Lobster Roll with huge chunks of Nova Scotia lobster meat, or go for the Benedict Burger that features a black Angus grilled patty, watercress salad, beef tomato, confit onion jam, aged cheddar, a perfectly poached egg, and bearnaise sauce atop a perfectly toasted cornmeal muffin.

Conclude the meal with a decadent Chocolate Fondant, or opt for the Egg in Golden Nest and pair it with some Easter-exclusive cocktails!

Address: 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Singapore, Singapore 188719 | 78 Airport Boulevard, #05-203, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Available from: 15 to 17 April 2022
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Estate

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Estate is an all-day dining restaurant located within Hilton Singapore Orchard and this Easter, you can look forward to tasting international cuisine along with Easter-themed dishes as you celebrate the season!

The best part about dining at Estate is the experience, because unlike other restaurants, the open kitchens here let you enjoy a live display of culinary showmanship before your meal is served. Watch the chefs hard at work as they meticulously prepare and plate each dish; such an Instagrammable moment!

Some of the highlights served here are the fresh live shucked oysters, Whole Wagyu Prime Rib, Whole Stuffed Suckling Pig, Swedish Egg Omelette with Trout Roe and Dill, Homemade Black Truffle Pasta, and Estate Black Truffle Roasted Duck.

After you’re done with your meal, don’t leave just yet, because you can also take part in fun family bonding activities like egg hunting, pottery-making, and a Best Dressed Competition! The winner of the competition will be entitled to a one-night stay in a King Premium Family Room inclusive of breakfast.

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Available on: 17 April 2022, 12pm to 3pm
Price: From S$118++ per adult | S$59++ per child (aged between five and 12 years old)
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Kakurega (The Lair)

Kakurega (The Lair) is a cosy Japanese restaurant that features an extensive selection of sake for you to choose from. It’s the perfect place to gather with your friends on the weekends or with your colleagues after a long day of work to catch up and chat over drinks.

This April, Kakurega (The Lair) has come up with a new menu of Japanese yakitori and delights for you to pair with your sake, and some of the items include the Tatami Iwashi (S$12++) which is dried sardine sheet, Kaisen Salad (S$18.80++) featuring Japanese sashimi atop mixed greens, Buta Bara yakitori (S$3.80++ per skewer) which is grilled Japanese pork belly, and the Risotto Croquette (S$8.80++) which is deep-fried risotto balls.

AVENUE ONE had the chance to try this menu out, and our favourite item was the Risoto Croquette! This was really good and certainly a must-have if you dine here. The risotto balls were fried perfectly to the shade of golden brown, giving rise to a crispy exterior. The inside was tomato risotto that was so flavourful that it felt like we were eating bursts of goodness. This also went perfectly with the sake that was recommended to us!

Address: 12 Smith Street, Singapore 058926
Opening hours: 5pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sat)
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Tablescape Restaurant and Bar

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There’s no better way to spend your Sunday mornings than to gather with family and friends to dig into an indulgent brunch, and if you’re looking for a great place to head to, that would be Tablescape Restaurant and Bar.

The Modern European is welcoming April with a brand new Sunday Brunch menu featuring a semi-buffet with fresh seafood, meats, and brunch classics with a twist.

The starters are served communal-style, making way for more variety as you share them with your loved ones before having your own choice for mains. Dig into starters like the Seafood on Ice which features a Boston lobster, fresh prawn, and plump mussels poached in a housemade bouillon, Housemade Truffle Ebi Maki Roll, and the Pernod-Scented Melon Soup.

For mains, choose one out of the five offerings that the restaurant has. We’d recommend going for the Pork Belly that is perfectly roasted and served with a side of creamy cauliflower puree, and the Sea Bass Meuniere that is a roasted fillet with homemade salsa verde.

If you’re celebrating Easter, do be sure to check out Tablescape Restaurant and Bar’s exclusive Easter Sunday Brunch menu which includes two additional main courses for you to choose from: Josper Grilled Lamb Rack and Magret De Canard.

Address: 10 Coleman Street, Level 3, Singapore 179809
Available from: 3 April 2022
Price: S$118++ per person
Booking

Melt Café

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Melt Café is a buffet restaurant that serves up international cuisine. This new month, Melt Café will be introducing an Indian Cuisine Dinner promotion with highlights such as the Pahadi Chicken (chargrilled marinated chicken with mint, coriander, and yoghurt), Tabak Maaz (marinated lamb ribs cooked in milk, ghee, and spices), Amba Jhinga (chargrilled marinated king prawn), Mutton Tari Wala (Chamba-style mutton curry with red chilli and coriander), Talli Macchi Salmon (tawa fried salmon with spinach), and Mukand Badi (lentil cake in yoghurt gravy).

Other than these Indian delights, you can also treat yourself to a spread of other cuisines such as Chinese, Japanese, and Western!

Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797
Available from: 8 to 24 April 2022
Price: From S$88++ per adult | S$42++ per child
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New restaurants to check out in March 2022

White Marble

Highly regarded as one of the most prominent chefs of Western food and beverage in Singapore as well as the chef-owner of Black Marble, Chef Otto Weibel has unveiled a brand new Mediterranean restaurant. After much success in conquering the steak world over at Black Marble, he is now back to conquer the flavours of the sea with White Marble.

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In his newest restaurant, he recreates the classic flavours of Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, and the Middle East with dishes such as Fried Coated Olives served with a side of spicy yoghurt, Roasted Butternut Squash, Prawn Bucatini Puttanesca, and Chicken Leg Bone-in Tagine that is perfect for sharing.

Conclude the meal with an enticing dessert like the Fig & Almond Tart or the Crema Catalana that will leave you wanting more.

Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-09/10, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905
Opening hours: 11.30am to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Reservations: Form

Willow

Conveniently located in the Central Business District area, Willow is a newly opened restaurant that aims to provide some comfort in the city with contemporary pan-Asian menus that taste modern, yet familiar. Using the finest ingredients sourced mostly from Japan, Chef Nicolas Tam crafts simple ingredient-centric dishes that are cooked simply but prepared with modern fine-dining techniques.

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Here, you get to delight your tastebuds in amazing dishes such as caviar on a crispy nest, chutoro croustades, five-day aged Shima Aji, A4 Japanese Wagyu Zabuton, the chef’s signature ochazuke rice porridge.

You’ll be in good hands for dessert as Head Pastry Chef Soh Hui Shan wows with her sour plum sorbet served with fresh and preserved guava and whipped mascarpone, as well as her home-made candies such as sour pate de fruit ‘beetle’ and 55% bourbon.

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Address: 39 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059678
Opening hours: 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm (Tue – Sat)
Price: Lunch: S$148++ per person | Dinner: S$198++ per person
Reservations: Form

Chimi’s

Those who love Mexican food would probably have heard of Chimi’s, also known as Singapore’s first Mexican container bar that was built from a refurbished shipping container. The well-loved restaurant is expanding and fans of the restaurant will now be able to enjoy delectable Mexican dishes right at Orchard!

Tantalise your tastebuds with Chimi’s own rendition of traditional Mexican cuisine with a slight twist that caters more to the Singaporean palate. Highlights include Quesadillas, Loaded Nachos, and Golden Churros.

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With an al fresco setting, Chimi’s offers the perfect environment for a refreshing ice-cold dessert or cocktail. For desserts, go for their handcrafted ice cream in flavours like Lime Margarita, Chocolate Sriracha, and Mango Tajin. And for drinks, you can opt for any of the bar’s five signature flavoured Margaritas – Classic Lime, Basil Mint, Strawberry, Mango Peach, and Coco Cinnamon.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-25B, [email protected], Singapore 238895
Available from: 8 March 2022 onwards, 11am to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)

New menus to try in March 2022

The Balvenie x Cure

Cure is a newly appointed Michelin-starred Nua Irish restaurant that has been revealed to be the sixth and final restaurant that is part of the Hardcrafted By series initially launched by The Balvenie and MICHELIN Guide.

Helmed by chef-owner Andrew Walsh, Cure offers New Irish cuisine with signature dishes such as the twice-smoked salmon prepared with The Balvenie 14 Year Old The Week of Peat and the Childhood Memories of Peat dessert that is served alongside The Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood.

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Toast to the restaurant’s recent Michelin star accolade with the specially crafted Star in Orbit, a cocktail that is made with The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask.

These dishes are part of a full menu that comes with alcohol pairing of highlights from The Balvenie.

Address: 21 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089128
Available from: Now till 21 April 2022 for the whisky-paired delicacy menu
Reservations: Form

Gemma Steakhouse

Meat-lovers would be familiar with Gemma Steakhouse as it is one of the most highly raved steakhouses in Singapore that offers classic Tuscan bistecca and fresh seafood. This March, get ready for all-new offerings at the beloved restaurant which see cuts from highly regarded producers Wanderer and The Vintage Beef Company.

Sink your teeth into the perfectly seared Wanderer Tenderloin or opt for the grass-fed Vintage Galiciana Bone-in Striploin. The latter has an MB3+ grading, is dry-aged for 30 days, and is produced from mature stock, giving the beef that deep and nuanced flavour that is oh-so-delightful.

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Gemma Steakhouse also offers four-course weekday lunches so that you get to have a taste of the restaurants signature dishes without fearing that it would be too much. Feeling a little fancy? Opt for the Bottomless Cocktail Sunday Brunch where you get to enjoy an endless flow of martinis, negronis, and whisky sours along with a delicious spread of 10 Italian dishes including prime steaks, artisanal pastas, and the freshest seafood.

Address: 1 Saint Andrews Road, #05-03, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Tue – Sun)
Reservations: Form

CÉ LA VI

Party it up with CÉ LA VI’s latest line-up of entertainment that is guaranteed to take away the worries and make you have the best time of your life. Out of the exciting new features, we’re the most excited about the Sunday BBQ where you get to wind down on Sundays and enjoy a casual barbecue dinner with your loved ones as you overlook the Singapore skyline.

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As part of the March specials, CÉ LA VI has introduced an exclusive Penfolds menu with classic BBQ favourites such as BBQ Oysters cooked with a smoked ponzu granita, Freemantle Octopus served with coconut chilli glaze, and Tuwinga Black Angus Ribeye (150g) cooked with salted kampot peppercorns.

The Sunday BBQ is open to all ages, so bring along your kids and treat them to a relaxing yet divine dining experience at CÉ LA VI!

Check out the other interesting events lined up here.

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: 4pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Fri) | 12pm to 10.30pm (Sat) | 12pm to 9pm (Sun)
Reservations: Form

Mikuni

For the uninitiated, Japan celebrates Hina Matsuri or “doll festival” on 3 March every year, and this is a day where families wish their daughters good health and happiness in life. In order to commemorate this special occasion. Chef Keisuke Uno of Mikuni presents a special seasonal bento set that will certainly convey the well wishes of Japanese families.

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The impressive lunch bento set starts off with Mikuni’s Signature Sea Urchin Shell, where Hokkaido sea urchin is served with a unique lobster jelly that is made over four days from lobster-infused Japanese fish stock and homemade chicken stock. Next, take in a mouthful of the plump Otoro that has a hint of sweetness thanks to the Kyushu Kanro soy sauce.

Savour the rest of the set menu which includes a flavourful A5 Tochigi Wagyu Sushi Roll, Lobster Sea Urchin Gratin, and Miyagi Oysters wrapped in Kadaif noodles that are lightly fried so that it’s crispy. This mouthwatering menu is only available for a limited time, so make sure you grab it before the period is over!

Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
Available from: 2 to 14 March 2022 | 12pm to 2.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: S$138++ per adult
Reservations: Form

JFOODO SEAFOOD LOVES SAKE 2022

Unlike the other restaurants on this list, SEAFOOD LOVES SAKE 2022 is actually a campaign by The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) to introduce our local diners to the world of sake and the lovely experience it provides when it is paired with seafood.

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This campaign is supported by more than 30 restaurants serving different kinds of cuisine – Japanese, Asian Fusion, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Spanish, and Singapore. Each restaurant will spotlight one signature seafood dish and pair it with a recommended bottle of sake as suggested by award=winning accredited sake sommelier Adrian Goh.

The restaurants that are taking part in this campaign include Bar Cicheti, béni, DIAMOND KITCHEN, Fleurette Restaurant, FOC Restaurant, Fukui Singapore, Geylang Claypot Rice, Hanare by Takayama, Hashida Singapore, iggy’s, IKO Restaurant, La Taperia, Marcy’s Restaurant, Mezame!, Morsels, Punjab Grill, Rascals, Red House Seafood, RESTAURANT JAG, Standing Sushi Bar, Takayama, Tanuki Raw, White Grass, WILD CHILD PIZZETTE, and Yujin Izakaya.

Address: Available at various locations
Available from: Now until 13 March 2022

Tippling Club

Crowned one of the world’s and Asia’s best bars, Tippling Club is certainly a bar you need to head to at least once in your life. And with the latest launch of their innovative dinner menu, you’ve got an even bigger reason to head there this month.

The bar’s latest dinner menu showcases creativity in both the ingredients and the techniques used, and the highlights of this menu include the Wagyu Tartare Tartlet, Shirako Nugget, Hokkaido Scallop and Purple Garlic Soup, Liquid Omelette, and Musk Melon à la Japanese Slipper.

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These unique new dishes will have you expecting the unexpected, and they will surely have you savouring every last bit of it.

Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Chinatown Point, Singapore 088461
Opening hours: 12pm to 10.30pm (Mon & Tue, Thu – Sat)
Price: From S$225++
Reservations: Form

Black Tap

Black Tap has introduced new specials on their menu to celebrate the new month and Saint Patrick’s Day. Look forward to the Reuben Burger which features a potato bun with succulent prime beef, griddled corn beef, Swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut, pickles, and the restaurant’s special sauce.

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Pair the burger with a pint of beer, or go for the crowd-favourite CrazyShake milkshakes that will look great in photos for the ‘gram. Go for the whimsical-looking Cotton Candy CrazyShake, or the indulgent Cookies N’ Cream Supreme, both of which are guaranteed to give you that sugar rush that you love!

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Also, if you order any three snacks at Black Tap on weekdays from 2pm to 5pm, you get a glass of CrazyShake for free. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask us!

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #01-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Available from: 1 to 31 March 2022 | 12pm to 11pm (Mon – Fri) | 11am to 11pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Form

KOMA

You may not be able to see cherry blossoms in Japan this year given the current situation, but you can still celebrate the season with KOMA’s exclusive cherry blossom special, the Sakura Alaska Dessert.

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This sweet treat will make you taste the joy of spring with its berry sakura sorbet, vanilla bombe, almond biscuit, and white chocolate crunchy rice. In line with the cherry blossom theme, the dessert is also served in a sakura-encrusted ice bowl.

Other than the cherry blossom special, diners at KOMA can also feast on decadent dishes such as the Hamo and Mushroom Yaki, Sea Urchin Udon, Spicy Black Spider Cleansing Roll, and Miyazaki Local Beef.

If you don’t opt for the cherry blossom-inspired dessert, our recommendation is to go for the Mochi Pizza, a twist on one of Japan’s most loved traditional sweets.

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Available from: 1 to 31 March 2022 | 11.30am to 3pm and 5pm to 12am (Mon – Sun)
Reservations: Form

Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse

Fans of the famous Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse will be delighted to know that the restaurant has just launched a four-course limited edition ‘Best of Bistecca’ menu with highlights in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

The menu will spotlight Bistecca’s most popular dishes of the last 10 years, and you can expect to see Bistecca’s Signature Sharing Steaks as one of the main dishes served. The premium F1 Wagyu beef will be available in cuts such as the Fiorentina, or the Costata.

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For starters, whet your appetite with the Burrata, or opt for the Pan-seared Scallops. You won’t be disappointed when you indulge in the signature house-made pasta with beef and tomato ragu or Japanese pumpkin agnolotti.

End the meal off with a sweet note by choosing one of the four decadent desserts they have available – Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, Black Forest Ganache, and Sticky Date Pudding. The four-course menu will also include a complimentary glass of bubbles, red, or white wine for each guest so that you can all toast to Bistecca’s 10th anniversary!

Address: 26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970
Available from: 1 to 31 March 2022 | Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm (Tue – Sun) | Dinner: 6pm to 10pm (Mon – Thu) and 5.30pm to 10pm (Fri – Sun)
Price: S$138++ per person
Reservations: Form

Art

Art is a Michelin one-star neo-Italian restaurant that serves up a modern interpretation of classical Italian dishes to deliver an Italian dining experience like never before. A new prix fixe menu called An Italian Tale has been crafted by Executive Chef Daniele Sperindio and it certainly is a treat!

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Join Chef Daniele as he takes you on a culinary journey that evokes fond feelings of nostalgia through dishes such as Oro Colato which features tender ribbons of 32-yolk taglierini infused with saffron and topped with seasonal sea urchins and drizzled in a saffron and spanner crab sauce, as well as the Scarpetta, A Way of Living which features San Marzano tomatoes, aged parmigiano, and farfalle atop an Altemura semolina bread.

Take in the magnificent views of the Marina Bay skyline as you savour the food before you. We assure you that it will certainly be an extraordinary experience!

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #06-02, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm (Tue – Sun)
Price: Six-course tasting menu: S$208++ per person | Eight-course tasting menu: S$258++ per person
Reservations: Form

New restaurants to check out in February 2022

Sol & Luna

Sol & Luna is a new Latin-European restaurant that is opening this month on the 17th floor of Singapore’s latest 51-storey skyscraper, CapitaSpring. Being nestled in the buildings Green Oasis, a sanctuary-in-the-sky of lush greenery, and 100 metres above the ground, Sol & Luna offers great views and the perfect respite from the busy city life.

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The restaurant spotlights dishes from four regions – Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain. You can look forward to enjoying a nice breakfast in the morning before work, or head here for a chill dinner with your colleagues after a long day of hustling. Some of the recommended dishes are the Truffle Risotto, Smoked Duck and Foie Gras Rillette, Piri Piri Chicken Thigh, and White Gazpacho.

Dine in the air-conditioned dining area, or enjoy the cool breeze on the al fresco terrace. No matter where you choose to dine, it will be an experience to remember.

Address: 88 Market Street, #17-01, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Opening date: 10 February 2022
Reservations: Form

Surrey Hills Grocer

Surrey Hills Grocer is an all-new homegrown grocer and one-stop lifestyle and dining destination that aims to bring Australian produce, products, cuisines, and experiences to Singaporeans so that we can have a little taste of Australia even without travelling.

Perhaps the most exciting concept would be the Surrey Hills Cafe which offers an al fresco dining concept with dishes specially curated by an Australian Michelin-starred chef based in Singapore.

One unique dish to try is the Crayfish Benny, which boasts marinated crayfish and molten eggs topped with crayfish reduction hollandaise on toasted English muffins.

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There is also the Steak Sandwich, which features an Australian King Island Sirloin 3/4 served with house mustard mayo, pepper, and sea salt flakes.

And of course, as with every other cafe in Singapore, Surrey Hills Cafe also offers aromatic brews for your coffee fix other than delectable dishes. The brews are made using one of Australia’s best known coffee brands, Proud Mary Coffee, and you can be assured that the coffee beans are sustainably sourced. If you had to choose one brew on the menu, definitely give the Humbler a try!

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After you’re done with your indulgent meal, take a walk around the grocer, Florist Bar, and the bakery for more goodies to bring home.

Address: 511 Upper Jurong Road, D’Arena, Singapore 638366
Opening hours: Cafe: 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm (Tue – Sun) | Grocer: 9am to 9pm (Tue – Sun)

PAZZION Cafe

Those who love shopping for shoes would most likely be familiar with the shoe brand, PAZZION. They are known to offer a wide selection of fashionable flats and heels with sparkly embellishments, perfect for any occasion.

They’ve already expanded their offerings to F&B when they opened the first PAZZION Cafe in Jewel Changi Airport, and now, they’re opening another outlet at Ngee Ann City.

The flagship store and cafe will be opening officially in March 2022, but the establishment has already been open ever since its soft launch on 21 January 2022.

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At the cafe, you can expect breakfast and brunch offerings, as well as burgers, sandwiches, pastas, desserts, and more. For drinks, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, or go for a refreshing glass of soda, juice, or smoothie.

From now till 15 February, you can indulge in the Chinese New Year festive specials such as the Orange Blossom mocktail and the Abundance of Blessings.

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Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a unique shop-and-dine experience at PAZZION Cafe!

Address: 391 Orchard Road, #B1-39/40, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: 10am to 9.30pm (Mon – Thu), 10am to 10pm (Fri & Eve of PH), 9.30am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

Pita Tree Kebabs

It’s time to rejoice because Pita Tree Kebabs has opened a new outlet and this time, it’s located at Marina One, making it convenient for those working in the Central Business District (CBD) to get their Mediterranean cuisine fix.

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Delight your tastebuds with freshly made Mediterranean charcoal-grilled kebabs, falafels, mezze, and salads. These are so flavourful and delicious that you’re going to look forward to lunch every day even more than before!

Pita Tree Kebabs is also available islandwide via delivery on Quandoo, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.

Address: 5 Straits View, #B2-37, Marina One, East Tower, Singapore 018935
Opening hours: 10.30am to 7.30pm (Mon – Sat)

New menus to try out in February 2022

ATLAS

ATLAS has launched its latest drinking menu, Sense of Place, and it invites you to explore the architectural wonders of European Art Deco, as well as the shared connections between the past and present.

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The menu is divided into seven chapters, with each chapter depicting a cute illustration of a European Art Deco landmark. The cocktails are concocted using innovative techniques and interesting ingredients to create unexpected yet delicious flavour combinations that will leave you wanting more.

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Prepare yourself as you embark on this artistic journey and embrace the European Art Deco with unique cocktails this February.

Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Opening hours: 10am to 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm to 10.30pm (Sat)
Reservations: Form

Tippling Club

In celebration of its 14th year of service in Singapore, Tippling Club is introducing a few new menus for both lunch and dinner.

The menus are developed by Chef-Owner Ryan Clift and Head Chef Ayo Adeyemi, and the prix fixe menus for lunch (S$110++) will rotate on a fortnightly basis to offer a variety for patrons. The menu features four snacks, five main courses, pre-dessert, and petit fours.

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Staying true to Tippling Club’s uniqueness, the menus boasts unexpected flavour pairings and compositions that are sure to imbue a sense of excitement for guests to revel in.

Get ready to let the mastermind duo of Tippling Club take you on a culinary journey when you dine at Tippling Club.

Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Chinatown Point, Singapore 088461
Opening hours: 12pm to 10.30pm (Mon & Tue, Thu – Sat)
Reservations: Form

50Fifty x Janice Wong

Janice Wong and Tryson Quek of 2am:dessertbar have partnered up with bartender Bannie Kang of Sidedoor to offer a limited edition menu (S$138++) featuring six courses paired with specially curated cocktails throughout the month of February at the intimate pocket bar, 50Fifty.

Start the night off strong with Algae, a No.3 Iris Oyster with a side of Cucumber, Kombu, and Frost paired with Clean Water, a cocktail made with The Macallan Sherry Oak 12Y, Guava, Osmanthus, Sencha, and Verbena.

The meal continues to impress with an entrée featuring Ugly Duckling, a confit duck rillette, paired with White Meat, a cocktail comprising Brugal Especial, Pineapple, Coconut, and Cream Clarified.

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This is followed by Cow on Field, a steak tartare, along with Green Land made with Naked Malt, Fernet Hunter, Curry Leaf, Watermelon, and spicy Maqow pepper. Indulge in the Chicken Broth and Fatty Fish, before ending your meal with Drunken Island, a boozy dessert made of Whisky Crème Anglaise, Ginger, Sea Salt Caramel, Chocolate, and Bergamot, paired with Double Red.

This limited edition menu is sure to tantalise your tastebuds and you’re definitely in for a treat. Limited sessions are available each day, so make sure you book early if you would like to give it a taste!

Address: 1 Nanson Road, #02-07B, InterContinental Singapore, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: 5pm to late (Wed – Sun)
Reservations: Form

Fat Cow

As we ring in the new year, Fat Cow is also refreshing its offerings to bring to us a new set of omakase options as well as new dish creations.

If you’ve been missing the Wagyu Omakase (S$320++) at Fat Cow that was halted back in August 2021, you’ll be glad that it will be making a comeback soon with a reinvented iteration featuring brand new wagyu discoveries and new flavours.

Look forward to the Saroma Wagyu which is served as Binchotan Grilled Wagyu and accompanied with complementary condiments that will guarantee mouthfuls bursting with flavours, the Wagyu Tataki and Seafood Tataki that see the pairing of proteins with vegetables for a refreshing sweetness to the entire dish.

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The Chef’s Table Omakase (S$138++ for lunch, S$280++ for dinner) has also been reinvented to include crowd-favourites like the Surf and Turf, as well as new additions such as the Cod Milt Tempura and the Yari Ika and Nagaimo Somen.

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The Sake Pairing dinner events that were previously put on hold due to the pandemic will also return once every quarter this year so that diners can once again enjoy this drinking and dining experience.

Address: 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02, Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm and 6 to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Reservations: Form

Baker X

Baker X is a new concept by Far East Organisation that spotlights various home-based bakers, giving them the opportunity to try their hands at running their own retail store with a fully fitted baking studio at no extra cost. Each home-based baker will be given the chance to operate and showcase their bakes for a couple of weeks, before the next home-based baker in line takes over.

From 8 to 20 February, Mon Cerise Patisserie will be taking charge of the Baker X baking studio and baker Cherry Chiu will be presenting a collection of French style tarts and individual cakes that are not just decadent, but also visually appealing.

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These creations are baked with premium ingredients using a healthier and lighter recipe, so you can indulge in these pastries guilt-free.

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Some of our top picks are the Golden Rocher Les Petite Tart and the Taste of Mon Cerise individual sized cake and tart in Coco Loco.

Enjoy these pastries with the accompaniment of a cup of freshly brewed coffee by social enterprise, Foreword Coffee Roasters, that works in tandem with the bakers.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-29, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Bedrock Origin

Bedrock Origin has introduced a brand new Beef & Reef series, a quarterly showcase annually that celebrates fresh seafood and premium meats prepared with various culinary techniques.

For the first edition that will be taking place from now till 31 March 2022, indulge in a Six-Course Dinner Tasting Menu (S$188++ per person) with highlights such as the Kingfish Tartare, Grilled Octopus Tentacles, and Kyoto Tamba A5 Wagyu (100g).

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If you’re feeling extra fancy, go for the Six-Course Dinner Tasting Menu with Caviar (S$288++ per person) instead, and top up an additional S$88++ per person for exquisite wine pairings.

This decadent meal is truly one that should not be missed.

Address: 23 Beach View, Palawan Ridge, Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel, #01-02, Singapore 098679
Opening hours: 7am to 11am, 12pm to 3pm, and 6pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
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New restaurants to check out in January 2022

House of WÈI

A brand new modern Chinese restaurant concept has opened in the space that originally belonged to the former Szechuan Court. House of WÈI offers a plethora of contemporary dishes that are inspired by Master Chinese Chef Mok Wan Lok’s 42-year rich culinary journey.

Some dishes that you can expect are the Mok-Style Shanghainese Braised Lion Head that was created by Chef Mok when he was in Shanghai and Crispy Pork Rib Espresso Kahlua that was cooked up by him when he was working in Kuala Lumpur.

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Credit: House of WÈI

You can also look forward to dishes like the Jackfruit Sweet and Sour Chicken, Oven Roasted Cod with Soy and Balsamic, and Wok Fried Venison with Sakura Shrimp and Fermented Soy Bean Sauce.

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Since the Lunar New Year is approaching us very soon, House of WÈI will feature a number of festive set menus that you can indulge in. The set menus will begin from the eight-course Auspicious 如意吉祥 Set Menu.

Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Level 3, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
Available from: 8 December 2021 | Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm (Mon – Sun) | Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Price: Set menu from S$118++ per person
Dress code: Smart casual
Reservations: Form

New menus to try out in January 2022

The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore

The Grand Lobby at Raffles Hotel Singapore is launching a brand new menu for their Afternoon Tea this month.

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Dive into Norway’s unique coastal culinary traditions with Norwegian-inspired sweet and savoury treats like the Pastrami Sandwich with Tangy Mayonnaise, Avocado Hash with Smoked Salmon and Semi-Boiled Quail Egg, and Rollmops with Beetroot and Horseradish Cream.

These treats will be served on a beautiful three-tiered stand alongside The Grand Lobby’s signature home-made original and raisin scones that are filled with clotted cream and strawberry rose jam.

Choose to pair these pastries with either a cup of tea or coffee.

Address: 1 Beach Road, The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673
Available from: Now till 6 March 2022 | 1pm to 5pm (Mon – Thu) and 12pm to 6pm (Fri – Sun)
Price: S$88++ per person
Dress code: Casual chic (no shorts and slippers)
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Buona Terra

You can’t say that you love truffle until you’ve tried white truffle. This precious gem is only available in the fall in the fertile land of Alba, Italy.

Enjoy it in all its glory when you dine at Buona Terra, where Resident Chef Denis Lucchi has a splendid line-up of specials that complement the aroma and earthy notes of white truffle in the form of four-course and five-course set menus.

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Savour creations like the White Truffle Egg Soufflé with Saffron and Parmesan Cheese Sauce, Poached Egg with White Truffle, Smoked Potato and Mushrooms, and a classic Tagliolini with Butter Emulsion, Parmesan Cheese and White Truffle.

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The white truffle is shaved tableside, so you will get an interactive dining experience and let the aroma fill the air around you before you indulge in your meal.

Address: 29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224
Available from: Now till the white truffle season ends | Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Mon – Fri) | Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm (Mon – Sat)
Price: From S$118++ per person
Dress code: Smart casual
Reservations: Form

Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar

Looking for something a little more casual? Head on down to Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar where you can enjoy an exclusive white truffle menu while enjoying the lush tropical views of Dempsey Hill.

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Start the meal with an Australian Angus Beef Carpaccio (S$24++), followed by a decadent hand-stretched Wood-fired Naples Style Pizza, Pumpkin, Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Burrata (S$35++), and a creamy Risotto al Prosecco (S$37++). Choose to top these dishes off with some white truffle shavings for that umami taste.

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Credit: Da Paolo Dempsey Restaurant & Bar

Do take note that the prices stated above do not include the white truffle, and if you choose to add on the white truffle, you will be charged at market price based on gram per consumption.

For a sweet treat to end the day, go for the classic Homemade Vanilla Gelato (S$14++).

Address: 8 Dempsey Road, #01-13, Singapore 247696
Available from: Now till mid-January 2022 or when the white truffle season ends | 8am to 10.30pm (Sun – Thu) and 8am to 11.30pm (Fri & Sat)
Reservations: Form

Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge is another restaurant that you can visit if you’re intending to try out the precious gem, white truffle.

You can choose to add white truffle to any dish on the menu at S$18++ per gram, but if you’re interested to find out what’s good, the chefs at Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge recommend that you order the Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Tartare with Beluga Capers, Smoked Egg Yolk, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar (S$28++).

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You should also try the Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Green Peas, and Crispy Guanciale with Soave Emulsion (S$34++), and the Jac Wagyu Beef Striploin MBS 8/9 Served with Parsnip, Girolle Mushrooms, and Green Pepper Jus (S$78++).

Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Available from: Now till the white truffle season ends | Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Tue – Fri) | Dinner: 6pm to 11pm (Tue – Sun) | The Italian Table Champagne Brunch: 12pm to 3pm (Sat & Sun)
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Tiffin Room

Take a culinary trip to North India when you dine at Tiffin Room of Raffles Hotel Singapore. Their latest Flavours of Rajasthan menu presents a delectable range of dishes inspired by the North Indian state’s rich culinary traditions.

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Chef Kuldeep has crafted this menu to accurately depict the region’s uniqueness, with flavourful dishes crafted from milk, yogurt, lentils, and chickpeas. Despite using such simple ingredients, the food is elevated by a cooking style that will present you a combination of robust and unforgettable flavours.

Enjoy dishes such as Murgh Mokul, which is succulent chicken breast cooked with yogurt, almond paste, and ground mace, Banjara Gosht, which is juicy lamb chops cooked with onions, coriander seeds, and cardamom, and Dal Batti Churma, which is yellow lentil curry served with a side of wheat dough balls and ghee.

Tiffin Room also offers a vegetarian set menu that is just as mouth-watering.

Address: 1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673
Available from: 13 to 27 January 2022 | Lunch: 12pm to 2pm | Dinner: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: From S$78++ per guest
Dress code: Casual chic (dress shorts are allowed during lunch; no slippers or flip-flops)
Reservations: Form

CÉ LA VI

Usher in the Year of the Tiger by celebrating with a festive set menu offered by CÉ LA VI! Gather your loved ones for an intimate six-course set dinner with a spectacular view of Singapore’s skyline from the 57th floor.

Each course on the menu is themed with auspicious Chinese wishes so that we can start 2022 right. The set menu kicks off with Prosperity Yu Sheng that comes with fresh slices of salmon, peanut, sesame, honey plum sauce, and lotus chips.

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Enjoy Longevity when you relish the Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche and Clam with Baeri Oscietra Caviar that is seasoned with yuzu koshu, and embrace Harmony with Grilled King Prawns cooked in togarashi spice and topped with curry leaf oil.

This Lunar New Year is going to be a great one, especially when you celebrate with CÉ LA VI!

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Available from: 10 January to 6 February 2022
Price: From S$398++ for two pax
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Small’s

Small’s is a quaint little omakase restaurant that opened back in February 2020 serving mainly artisanal pizza. Now, the chef behind Small’s, Bjorn Shen, is proud to announce that Small’s will be having a new concept of omakase this January.

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The new concept will see raw, cooked, and cured seafood on bread that is made from high hydration, long-aged doughs instead of sushi rice, like the ones we are used to.

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This bread sushi experience is definitely going to be an interesting one, and the menu starts off with three snacks, followed by eight to 10 bread sushi, one hotpot, and two sweets.

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You can only book a reservation for up to five people for one seating from 18 January 2022 onwards, and since this is a very small restaurant with limited seating, a payment guarantee needs to be paid upfront. Forfeits will be applied if you end up doing a late cancellation or if you don’t show up.

Address: 115 King George’s Avenue, #02-02, Singapore 208561
Available from: 18 January 2022
Reservations: Form