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Tea at Lewin Terrace

The Tea at the Terrace weekend tea buffet spread brings together the restaurant's trademark Japanese- French fusion cuisine, such as deep- fried prawn dumplings, yakisoba rolls, cheese fritters, cakes and pastries. Beverages include Whitetree organic-certified herb teas, fresh juices and yogurt drinks.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Weekend, 2 - 5pm, last table booking at 4pm PRICE: $60++ a person TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail info@lewinterrace.com.sg

Italian Pasta Night at Basilico

Executive sous chef Angelo Ciccone invites diners to Basilico's first pasta night, featuring five courses of different pasta varieties prepared with Italian produce. Sample dishes such as chilled angel hair pasta with sevruga caviar, mozzarella sfogliata and white truffle oil; and agnolotti stuffed with braised duck confit in sweet potato cream. The menu will be paired with four wines from Tasca d'Almerita, a Sicilian wine producer.

WHERE: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2 MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 24, 7 - 10pm PRICE: $88++ a person TEL: 6725-3232/3 INFO: E-mail basilicogrm.rsn@ fourseasons.com

The Fullerton Hotel is serving Malay and Indian delicacies at Town Restaurant. Try a slice of Prive Cafe's Moist Coconut Cake.
The Fullerton Hotel is serving Malay and Indian delicacies at Town Restaurant. PHOTO: THE FULLERTON HOTEL

Malay and Indian delicacies at Town Restaurant

Taking the spotlight are mother-son duo Letchmi and Daniel Surendran. She founded the popular Heavens hawker stall at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre 15 years ago. The dinner buffet features Heavens' specialities handmade a la minute, such as steamed putu mayam rice flour noodles with sugar and freshly grated coconut and crispy-edged appam pancakes. Daniel's creations include Kambing Kicap Manis, lamb cooked with dark soya sauce and chilli padi; Udang Buah Keras, candlenut prawns; and Kari Itek, duck curry.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till July 19 PRICE: Sun - Tues, $55++ an adult, $28++ a child; Wed - Sat, from $69++ an adult, $34++ a child TEL: 6877-8128 INFO: E-mail town@fullertonhotel.com


Try a slice of Prive Cafe’s Moist Coconut Cake. PHOTO: PRIVE GROUP

New cakes at Prive Cafe

Prive Cafe unveils a new selection of cakes: tart-sweet Passion Fruit Meringue Chiffon ($6++ a slice, $32++ a whole cake); Green Tea Opera Gateau ($7++ a slice, $56++ a whole cake); and tropical-tasting Moist Coconut Cake ($7++ a slice, $56++ a whole cake). Two days' advance notice is required for orders of whole cakes. On weekdays (excluding public holidays), 3 to 6pm, diners enjoy 50 per cent off sliced cakes when they order a hot coffee or TWG tea.

WHERE: Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Ongoing TEL: 6776-0777 INFO: www.theprivegroup.com.sg

Bastille Day at Prive Grill

Mark French Independence Day with this four-course set menu of French classics, including the La Federation Cocktail, duck rillettes with quail egg and cornichons; pork trotter terrine with fine herbs salad, rosemary smoked potatoes and sauce gribiche; and Josper-grilled entrecote steak with Pont-Neuf potatoes, Vichy baby carrots and black pepper sauce.

WHERE: Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tue PRICE: $78++ a head TEL: 6776-0777 INFO: www.theprivegroup.com.sg


RAMADAN

1 Market

Celebrate Hari Raya with Chef Wan's Straits Menu, featuring favourite South-east Asian dishes prepared with his mother's recipes, such as Thai yum pla tuna salad; sour-spicy Malacca asam pedas ikan tenggiri; and spice-marinated Bibik's Roasted Whole Duck. For this month, from Monday to Thursday, flash your Safra card to enjoy a three-for-the-price- of-two offer on the Weekday Buffet Lunch and Dinner.

WHERE: 04-45 to 49 Plaza Singapura Atrium, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till July 31 PRICE: Lunch buffet, from $37.45 nett an adult, from $22.15 nett a child aged six to 12; dinner buffet, from $51.55 nett an adult, from $26.85 nett a child TEL: 6341-9159 INFO: www.1market.com.sg


SG50

Pan Pacific Orchard

At Lobby Lounge, tuck into the five- course A Taste Of Nostalgia menu ($50++ a person) with dishes such as ngoh hiang made with premium kurobuta pork collar, served with pickled ginger and century egg; and the hotel's award-winning Signature Peddler's Char Kway Teow with Indonesian tiger prawns, Chinese sausage and Pacific swimmer crab.

WHERE: 10 Claymore Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 1 - Sept 30 TEL: 6831-6686/85 INFO: E-mail dining.ppsgo@panpacific.com

LeVel33

On Aug 1, watch the National Day Parade preview from LeVel33's alfresco deck while enjoying chilled craft beer or wine ($33++ a person). On Aug 9, from 5pm, satisfy your patriotic hunger with The Singapore Platter ($50++ for two), comprising dishes such as black vinegar roast pork, crunchy cereal prawn with lemongrass emulsion and pan-seared coconut brioche with pandan jam. Cover charges apply.

WHERE: 33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard MRT: Downtown WHEN: Aug 1 & 9 TEL: 6834-3133 INFO: www.level33.com.sg

Capella

For the National Day Brunch Special, The Knolls will be decked out in an Old Singapore theme, with displays of old photographs. The food spread boasts reinterpreted Singaporean classics such as Maki Roll of Chicken Rice, Foie Gras Terrine with Rojak and Chilli Crab Kwee Pie Tee. At outdoor live stations, expect Modern Bakuteh and Tandoori Lamb with Naan Bread among the dishes. At Bob's Bar, sip on The Red Island cocktail ($26++, from Aug 1), featuring shiraz, citrus, pandan tincture, blueberries, brown sugar, gold dust and torched pandan leaf.

WHERE: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Aug 9, 12.30 - 3pm PRICE: From $188++ an adult, $78++ a child aged four to six years, $118++ a child aged seven to 12 years, child prices include free-flow soft drinks & fresh juices TEL: 6591-5046 INFO: E-mail knolls.singapore@capellahotels.com.

Goodwood Park Hotel

Enjoy the limited-edition SG50 Red and White Durian Mousse Cake (Aug 1 - 10, $50 nett for a 500g cake), with layers of white and crimson soft sponge cake and creamy D24 durian mousse. At Coffee Lounge, indulge in a Taiwan Porridge Set Menu (Aug 3 - Sept 30, $50++ for two persons), comprising free-flow porridge plus your choice of five items from a list of 15, which includes signatures such as fried chye poh omelette, chilled bean curd in Japanese soya sauce and pork floss, braised pork belly, wok-fried black pepper beef, sambal kang kong and fried prawn paste chicken. Also, from Aug 3 to Sept 3, Pioneer Generation members can present their Pioneer Generation Card and NRIC to enjoy 20 per cent off the Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet at lunch and dinner. Terms and conditions apply.

WHERE: 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard TEL: 6730-1786/46 INFO: www.goodwoodparkhotel.com

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Azur Restaurant's Back To The 60s brunch and dinner buffets offer iconic Singaporean dishes with a twist, served in a swinging 1960s setting complete with a pasar malam snack counter bearing kueh tutu, ting ting candy and muah chee. Other highlights include steamed snow crab with garlic chilli and coriander dip, braised lamb tulang in goat curry and wok-fried chilli crab. Till Dec 31, senior citizens aged 60 and above enjoy 50 per cent off the buffet price when they dine with two or more persons, limited to a maximum of 10 diners a group a bill (reservations are required and other terms and conditions apply).

WHERE: 75 Airport Boulevard MRT: Changi Airport WHEN: Aug 6 - 10 PRICE: Brunch, Aug 7 - 10, $50++ an adult, $25++ a child aged under 12; dinner, Aug 6 - 10, $65++ an adult, $32.50++ a child TEL: 6823-5354 INFO: E-mail azur.cpca@ihg.com or go to to www.crowneplazadining.com

Crystal Jade

The Crystal Jade Group launches new SG50 dim sum items and offers. At Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao and Crystal Jade Jiang Nan outlets, sample new chilli crab xiaolongbao filled with crab meat in a spicy broth, and Hainanese chicken rice xiaolongbao with minced chicken thigh ($7.80++ for a set comprising two of each flavour, till Sept 30, $5++ with a minimum spend of $30++ on a la carte food items). At Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant, Crystal Jade Golden Palace and Crystal Jade Dining In outlets, seven new dim sum will debut over this month and next, including siew mai with caviar ($9.50++ for three pieces), salted egg yolk custard goldfish crystal dumplings ($5.50++ for three pieces) and full bloom flower-shaped lotus paste and yam pastries ($5.50++ for three pieces). Till Sept 30, diners receive a complimentary new dim sum item with every order of two new dim sum items.

WHERE: Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road, 04-19, TEL: 6735-2388; Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, 02-43, TEL: 6738-5595; Crystal Jade Golden Palace, Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, 05-22, TEL: 6734-6866; see website for full list of outlets and contact details WHEN: Till Sept 30 INFO: www.crystaljade.com

Swensen's

Swensen's year-long SG50 menu series continues with three uniquely Singaporean dishes. Till Aug 10, as part of Singapore Restaurant Month, Swensen's joins 50 restaurant brands in debuting a new dish starring only fresh local produce: Kicap Manis Glazed Grey Mullet ($15.90++) partners the grilled fish with buttered rice and homemade garlic chilli kicap manis. Throughout next month, the You Had Me At Laksa Penne ($14.90++) tosses wholemeal penne with laksa gravy, blue mussels, North Sea scallops, prawns and beancurd. Throughout September, Banana Chicken Makes A Comeback ($14.90++) stars juicy banana wrapped in marinated chicken, battered and deep-fried until golden, and served with light curry cream sauce, fries and mesclun salad.

WHERE: 01-206/207 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, TEL: 6338-7256; B1-33/34 Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, TEL: 6346-1886; 01-111 IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, TEL: 6566-7554; see website for full list of outlets and details WHEN: Till Sept 30 INFO: www.swensens.com.sg


NEW MENU

Jack's Place

To mark its 49th year, the local restaurant chain rolls out a refreshed main menu. Old favourites such as the Flambe Escargots and Fire Steak remain, joined by new highlights such as Jack's Place Special Eye Fillet Steak, best centre-cut special eye fillet with asparagus and black mushroom sauce; Flambe Fire Chicken Steak with Salmon and Sea Prawn; Sakura Shrimp Aglio Olio with Grilled Slipper Lobster; and Salted Egg Lava Chocolate Pudding with a molten salted egg yolk custard centre, served with fruit compote. Jack's Place uses grass-fed chilled New Zealand beef, free from hormones and antibiotics.

WHERE: 01-01 Bras Basah Complex, Block 231 Bain Street, TEL: 6338-6634; 2A-01 Safra Jurong Club, 333 Boon Lay Way, TEL: 6795-9226; 04-66 Nex@Serangoon Central, 23 Serangoon Central, TEL: 6634-2433; see website for full list of outlets and details WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte food items from $1.68++ INFO: www.jacksplace.com.sg


DEALS

Take advantage of these dining offers exclusively for bookings made through Chope Online Reservations at Soshiok.com, or through the Soshiok app.

Burlamacco Ristorante

Feast on Burlamacco's signature Lobster Linguine at an exclusive price of $24++ (original price $32++).

WHERE: 77 Amoy Street MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6220-1763 INFO: email@chope.co

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a one-for-one offer on Mitzo's Signatures eight-course set menu. This offer is valid from Monday to Sunday, lunch and dinner.

WHERE: Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6603-8855 INFO: email@chope.co

Window On The Park Restaurant

To celebrate Ramadan, enjoy 30 per cent off the halal buffet spread and complimentary parking at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre.

WHERE: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6733-8333 INFO: email@chope.co

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill

Dine in this month and next at The Pelican and enjoy a one-for-one deal on main courses at lunchtime.

WHERE: 01-01 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 31 TEL: 6438-0400 INFO: email@chope.co


WINE EVENTS

eWineGallery Summer Wine Fair

Sample and purchase more than70 wines from producers around the globe, including labels from France, Argentina and South Africa, available at up to 50 per cent off.

WHERE: 32 Kallang Place MRT: Kallang WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 6pm TEL: 6479-4506 INFO: www.ewinegallery.com

Te Hera wine tasting at merchants

Small boutique winery Te Hera Estate, in Martinborough on New Zealand's North Island, produces only 1,250 cases a year. Winemaker John Douglas visits Merchants of Singapore to conduct tastings of Te Hera's wines, such as the new "Ocean Child" Riesling, the Reserve Pinot Noir 2010, and the Kiritea Pinot Noir 2011.

WHERE: 443 Joo Chiat Road, TEL: 6440-0892; PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah, 200 Turf Club Road, TEL: 6467-9118; 52 Duxton Road, TEL: 6222-1162 WHEN: Joo Chiat, today & tomorrow, 7 - 9pm: PasarBella, tomorrow & Sun, noon - 6pm; Duxton, Mon, 6 - 8pm PRICE: Free entry INFO: www.merchantsofsingapore.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI10A'. Print Edition | Subscribe