New menus and dining places you should check out in November

Despite Singapore being a foodie’s paradise, we often complain that we don’t know what to eat, simply because we don’t want to eat at the same old places.

To help you out the next time you can’t decide on what to eat, we’ve rounded up the latest menus from your favourite haunts, as well as a recently opened restaurant that you can check out if you’re up for something new.

il Cielo

As a tribute to the beautiful region where he once called home and honed his skills as a young chef, Chef de Cuisine Yohhei Sasaki has curated a new five-course Italian degustation menu, drawing inspiration from Tuscan landscapes, flavours and culinary techniques.

Cappellini Burro e Timo

The starters are contemporary versions of traditional favourites: Bruschetta al Pomodoro e Burrata and Insalata all Cacciatore. For mains, you will find the popular Capellini Burro e Timo, Grigliato di Caramaro alla Viareggina, as well as the Anatra Arrosto.

The five-course menu ends with Tramonto, a sweet and colourful plate of strawberry granite, yogurt gelato, white chocolate yogurt espuma and yogurt meringue arranged to resemble the stunning glow of a Tuscan sunset.

Uovo al Tartufo

Don’t miss out on the new Autumn Seasonal Menu either – this is inspired by Chef Sasaki’s adventures of hiking and foraging through the forests of Tuscany and features his signature fusion of Italian and Japanese cuisine. This menu consists of Tartare di Quaglia con Terrina di Foie Gras, Grigliato Maiale di Vino e Fungi Giapponese, as well as the indulgent, truffle-rich Uovo al Tartufo.

Five-course Italian Degustation Menu
5-course: SGD138 (additional SGD50 for wine pairing)

Seasonal Autumn Menu | Available in October and November only
4-course: SGD118 (additional SGD50 for wine pairing)
5-course: SGD138 (additional SGD60 for wine pairing)
7-course: SGD168 (additional SGD80 for wine pairing)

Address: Level 24, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883
Opening hours: 12pm-2.30pm & 7pm-10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 7pm-10.30pm (Sat)
Reservations: WebsiteTelephone | Email

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar

The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar welcomes autumn with its new lunch and dinner menus that showcase world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature contemporary Asian-inspired European fare. Seasonal ingredients at their peak such as root vegetables, mushrooms and figs take the spotlight in these hearty and scrumptious dishes.

Weekday Lunch Menu

With an expanded range, there is something for everyone in their new Weekday Lunch Menu. Highlights from the set menu includes White Bean Soup, Pancetta and Dill; Fresh Tagliatelle with Pistachio Pesto and Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Veal Milanese with Sweet Potato, Dried Cranberry and Arugula; and more. Desserts include Apple Tarte Tatin with Spiced Cider Ice Cream – an embodiment of autumn; and the Pear Boudaloue amongst others.

In the evening, the new A La Carte Dinner Menu comprises of new creations and all-time favourites like the Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Ricotta Cheese and Arugula; Porcini Crusted Sea Trout with Warm Leeks and Lemon Vinaigrette; and Miso-Black Pepper Marinated Grilled New York Strip.

For the full experience, indulge in the ‘Taste of Dempsey’ tasting menu that presents the best of Chef Jean-Georges’ signatures.

Weekday Lunch Menu
2-course: SGD38++ (inclusive of coffee or tea)
3-course: SGD42++ (inclusive of coffee or tea)

A La Carte Dinner Menu
Dishes start from SGD20++

‘Taste of Dempsey’ Tasting Menu
SGD138++ per person (SGD68 for wine pairing)

Address: Block 17D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
Opening hours: See full list of opening hours here.
Reservations: WebsiteTelephone

Min Jiang

If you are a fan of Min Jiang’s Weekday Dim Sum Set Lunch Menu, here’s some great news for you: the highly sought-after menu is back for an extended period from 14 October to 13 December 2019, Mondays to Fridays (excluding eve of and public holidays).

This curated set lunch menu features a handpicked selection of Cantonese favourites from Min Jiang’s vast dim sum repertoire, including Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce, Steamed Conpoy and Scallop Dumplings, Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls, Stir-Fried Carrot Cake with XO Sauce, and Pork & Century Egg Congee. The set also comes with a serving of luscious Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo to end the meal on a sweet note.

No Cantonese meal is complete without a soup, so be sure to pick from a selection of soups — the signature ‘Min Jiang’ Hot & Sour Soup or the nourishing Daily Double-Boiled Soup; noodles — Ee-Fu Noodles with Shredded Duck or Braised Rice Vermicelli with Assorted Seafood, and Wok-Fried Seasonal Vegetables.

Weekday Dim Sum Set Lunch Menu | Dine-in only
SGD38++ for two persons inclusive of free flow Chinese tea
Supplementary dishes starting from SGD8++ per person

Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm (Mon to Sat),11am-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm (Sun)
Reservations: TelephoneEmail


From 12 November to 25 December 2019, you can journey through Hokuriku, a region in Japan that is famous for its seafood, without actually having to travel, thanks to the two specially curated menus by Executive Chef Shinichi Nakatake.

Savour sublime delicacies from the three prefectures that make up the Hokuriku region – Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui which borders the Sea of Japan and is renowned for its fresh and premium seafood, rice and sake.

Highlights of the menus include the Kano Gani (Snow Crab) for its delicately sweet meat caught from the West of the Pacific Ocean during the limited open fishing season from November to March, as well as the Buri (Yellowtai, a winter fish popular for its fatty and firm flesh) and Shiroebi Kakiage (White Shrimp Tempura).

End the meal on a sweet note with Ruby Roman Grape Jelly, made from one of Ishikawa Prefecture’s exclusively grown fruits, the Ruby Roman grapes – plump, juicy and sweet with low acidity.

A Culinary Journey through Hokuriku at Keyaki
Set menus are priced at SGD190 and SGD210, and an a la carte menu is also available.

Address: Keyaki (Level 4), 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Opening hours: 11.30pm-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm daily
Reservations: TelephoneEmail

Preludio x Esora

#ThePreludioMovement is a series of dinners where Chef Fernando has collaborated with various chefs who have each interpreted Monochrome, Preludio’s current chapter, in their own way.

For the 6th episode of #ThePreludioMovement on 25 November 2019, Chef Fernando Arévalo of Preludio and Chef Shigeru Koizumi of Esora will meld their culinary approaches into a multi-course degustation dinner menu.

Albeit serving two very different cuisines, both chefs are known for uncomplicated culinary, deft artistry, and an understanding of the finest ingredients. At this exclusive dinner, guests can expect an elegant expression of nature using produce at the height of their season. Both chefs will also showcase brand new dishes borne from mutual inspiration.

Preludio x Esora | 25 Nov 2019
SGD268++ per person

Address: 182 Cecil Street, Frasers Tower #03-01/02, Singapore 069547
Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm (Mon to Sat),11am-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm (Sun)
Reservations: Website


SKAI has launched a new High Tea, where you can enjoy panoramic city views and delectable teatime delights with accents of Japanese and Asian inspirations.

The menu’s savoury highlights include the Lobster Roll, Foie Gras Polo Bun, Egg Yolk Gel, and Maitake Truffle. Of course, no high tea is complete without sweet treats, so you’ll absolutely love the Cocoa Bean Ruby Chantilly (that uses Ruby Chocolate!), 72% Chocolate Sable Tart that is topped with speckles of gold, Raspberry Cheese Macarons, and the Mango, Strawberry, Yuzu Gâteau.

In the traditional spirit of English Afternoon Tea, soft and buttery Baked Scones are available, served with Strawberry Jam; Lemon Curd made in-house and Cream from Devonshire.

Purveyors of fine teas can enjoy the selection of premium teas curated by TWG tea specialists. Exclusively for SKAI High Tea, you’ll get to try the premium Red Robe Tea of sweet and roasted flavours and White Immortal Tea with its dreamy aroma. You can also ask the SKAI team for suggestions; all of whom have been specially trained to recommend teas for every discerning palate.

SKAI High Tea
SGD60++ per adult
SGD30++ per child (6 to 12 years old)

Address: Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours (high tea): 3pm-5pm (Sun to Fri)
Reservations: Website | TelephoneEmail

Merci Marcel

After its outlets in Tiong Bahru and Club Street, multi-concept lifestyle brand Merci Marcel has opened its third establishment in Palais Renaissance in Orchard Road.


The new outlet is inspired by “France in The Tropics”, and features exquisite design elements such as vintage pieces sourced from France and floor tiles handcrafted by Italian artisans.

A new menu conceptualised by French consultant Chef Nicolas Nguyen Van Hai has also been unveiled, where he combines the best produce with great traditional cuisine to produce comprehensive French culinary offerings.

Some dishes you can look forward to include Beetroot Carpaccio & Wild Trout Gravlax, Tarte Flambée, Rosemary Infused Chicken, and of course Merci Marcel’s signature Ravioles de Royans, Palais.

Read our full review of Merci Marcel Orchard to see which dishes we loved!

Address: Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, #01-03 to 04, Singapore 238871
Opening hours (high tea): 8am-12am daily
Reservations: TelephoneEmail