Green Is The New Black
This inaugural Conscious Festival, aimed at empowering and inspiring individuals to make decisions for positive change, comprises lifestyle workshops, a marketplace of local fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, and a food market curated by Creatory. The latter includes eateries such as Kith Cafe; DoSiRak, serving Korean lunchboxes; Gaest, devoted to Nordic cuisine and home-baked breads; Shinkansen, serving Japanese-style protein meals; and whole-foods-focused Afterglow by Anglow. Joining them are home- grown brands selling handmade, small-batch and consciously-sourced food items, including GSH Conserves, Good Food Heals, Popaganda, Nuts About Butter, Pili Pushers and Anaya.
WHERE: The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 8pm PRICE: Free entry INFO: www.greenisthenewblack.asia
Abalone Feast At Si Chuan Dou Hua
Executive Sichuan chef Zeng Feng, executive Cantonese chef Kenny Ong and executive Cantonese chef Leung Wing Chung join hands to present innovative and festive abalone creations, such as tangy and refreshing Chilled Abalone In Thai Style with cherry tomato in lychee juice, and steamed diced abalone dumpling with black garlic, dressed in a black squid ink coat and infused with the prune-like flavour of fermented garlic. Crowd favourites from previous Abalone Feast editions will also return, such as Braised Whole Abalone with golden chicken broth, Double-boiled Abalone Soup with morel mushrooms and Poached Rice with diced abalone.
WHERE: Parkroyal on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, tel: 6505-5722; Top of UOB Plaza, UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place, 60-01, tel: 6535-6006; Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, 181 Kitchener Road, tel: 6428-3170 WHEN: Now until Dec 31 PRICE: Set menus from $68++ - $128++ a person INFO: www.sichuandouhua.com
Tochigi Fair At Jurong Point
Discover signature produce and food products from Japan's Tochigi prefecture at this fair, held in the mall's WAttention Plaza. Get tips on sightseeing in Tochigi and find out more about foods such as black soya beans in different forms (roasted, tea and flour), ramen, yuzu noodles, black garlic and Japanese-style pickles.
WHERE: Jurong Point, 63 Jurong West Central 3, WAttention Plaza, Basement 1 MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Tue - Dec 10, daily, 11am - 9.30pm TEL: 6324-2127 PRICE: Free entry INFO: www.jurongpoint.com.sg or www.facebook.com/WAttentionPlaza
Grand Cru Truffle Dinner At Saint Pierre
Black and white truffles are given their due in an extravagant 10-course banquet. Sample creations such as wagyu beef tataki with late-season tomato salad, Asiago shavings and black truffle vinaigrette; and pan-fried scallops with white truffle shavings and dressing, lime zest, asparagus and chawanmushi; roasted suckling pig saddle with white truffle foam, roasted artichoke, polenta chips and arugula cress; and a dessert of pear with white truffle, pain d'epices and creme fraiche.
WHERE: 01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today, 7pm PRICE: $188++ a person; $388++ a person with wine pairing TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: www.saintpierre.com.sg
Piedmont White Truffles At Zafferano
Zafferano brings out the best of these aromatic delicacies with a suite of seasonal dishes, each topped with 5g of shaved white truffle. These include sauteed Italian porcini mushrooms with poached egg and "Robiola three milk" cheese fondue ($78++); pan-seared Hokkaido scallops with glazed mushrooms and Jerusalem artichoke puree ($78++); house-made tagliatelle with butter-sage emulsion ($68++); and Acquerello rice risotto with butter, parmesan cheese and egg yolk ($68++). Additional truffle on these and any dishes is available, from $10++ a gram.
WHERE: Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Lunch, dinner & Sat brunch, now until next month while stocks last TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: zafferano.sg
Flavours Of Ishikawa At Keyaki
Chef Hiroshi Ishii spotlights selected ingredients from Ishikawa Prefecture, including fresh seafood from the Noto Peninsula's mineral-rich waters. Dishes are available a la carte or in two different eight-course menus, and include Ika Teppo-yaki, miso-stuffed squid; snow crab from the western Pacific Ocean, a winter delicacy fished from November to March; and deep-fried flounder and vegetables from Kaga prepared as tempura. Taste beverages such as Shio Cider (salty lemonade) or Bocha Cider (sparkling brown tea cider) and exclusive imported sake from boutique producer Shishi no Sato. From now to Monday, guest speaker Natsuki Onaka will talk about Ishikawa's culture and food.
WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Dec 13; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm, dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Eight-course set menus at $180++ & $200++ a person; a la carte items from $16++ - $85++ TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mad About Mediterranean At AquaMarine
Indulge in a sunny smorgasbord of Mediterranean flavours at AquaMarine this month. Taste dishes such as Turkish shawarma with yogurt and spices, and slow-poached fresh seafood from the Messina Coast and specialities from the region.
WHERE: Marina Mandarin Singapore, Level 4, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Mon PRICE: Lunch: daily, $60++ a person; $30++ for children under 12 years; dinner: Sun - Thu, 70++ a person, $35++ for children; dinner: Fri, Sat & eve of public holiday, $80++ a person, $40++ for children TEL: 6845-1111 INFO: Go to www.marinamandarin. com.sg/dining or e-mail aquamarine.marina@ meritushotels.com
Exquisite Ladies' Night Omakase Dinner
Women who dine at Lewin Terrace on Tuesday nights can opt for a four-course omakase dinner that includes an appetiser, soup, a choice of fish or meat, dessert and the restaurant's signature free flow of prosecco.
WHERE: Lewin Terrace, 21 Lewin Terrace MRT: City Hall WHEN: Every Tue, 6.30 - 11pm (available for dinner only) PRICE: $88++ a person TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail info@ lewinterrace.com.sg
db Bistro & Oyster Bar
A three-course dinner menu boasts traditional favourites with all the trimmings: roasted butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seed oil and cinnamon marshmallows; a duo of free range turkey with herb-roasted breast and crispy stuffed legs, with brussels sprouts, cornbread, chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and an optional fillip of freshly shaved Perigord black truffles ($25++ supplement); and for dessert, a choice of pumpkin, pecan or apple pie with ice cream.
WHERE: B1-48 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Galleria Level MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 5.30 - 11pm; Sun, 5.30 - 10pm PRICE: $98++ a person TEL: 6688-8525 INFO: www.dbbistro.com
Celebrate with an abundant Sunday brunch buffet with traditional dishes such as slow-roasted organic turkey, hay-smoked Welsh lamb leg with Yorkshire pudding and pumpkin whoopie pies and free flow of alcohol.
WHERE: Mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun
PRICE: $148++ a person ($174.20 nett) inclusive of free flow of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, Wynns 'The Siding' Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Australia, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Tiger Beer, mojitos, Bloody Marys; $128++ ($150.70 nett) a person inclusive of selected fruit juices & soft drinks (non-alcoholic); $69++ ($81.20 nett) for children aged five - 12 TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: E-mail email@example.com
The hotel's new head culinary designer and chef Trevor Paulo offers a four-course Christmas Eve dinner (Dec 24, from $88++ a person): blinis with dill yogurt and herring roe; house-cured salmon gravlax on edible truffle and mushroom soil; for mains, a hay-roasted Savel chicken carved tableside; and to finish, pear tarte tatin with cinnamon ice cream and longan honeycomb. A French-style Christmas Day buffet lunch (Dec 25, $128++ a person) features hearty meats such as slow- roasted lamb leg, cranberry and fig-stuffed Savel chicken, and whole suckling pig stuffed with chorizo and bread crumbs, plus desserts such as stollen, panettone and Croque En Bouche. The five-course New Year's Eve Menu (Dec 31, $98++ a person) spans luxurious dishes such as grass-fed John Stone beef shortrib with smoked potatoes and king salmon confit with nashi pear, radish and ponzu.
WHERE: 35 Robinson Road MRT: Downtown TEL: 6701-6800 INFO: E-mail H8655@sofitel.com
Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa
Alice In Wonderland inspires a whimsical, fantastical presentation of the season. At the hotel's Tablescape restaurant, the Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (Dec 24, 6.30pm - 10.30pm, $98++ a person, $30++ a child aged seven to 12 years, children six years and under dine for free, early bird price $80++ a person for paid bookings made before Dec 15), feast on roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, barbecued maple-glazed pork ribs, Asian dishes and sumptuous desserts. At the Festive Set Lunch / Dinner (Dec 25 to 30 and Jan 1 to 3 2016, lunch noon to 3pm, dinner 6 to 10.30pm, from $48++ a person), indulge in dishes such as cognac-infused lobster bisque with prawn quenelle, grilled Black Angus beef tenderloin with red wine jus, English fruit cake and whisky pudding. Take home unique log cakes (Dec 1 to 31, $68++ each, three days' advance required for orders) in Peanut Butter Chocolate and Apple Mascarpone Chiboust flavours. See out 2015 with an alfresco barbecue at the New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet (Dec 31, 6.30 to 10.30pm, $98++ a person, $30++ a child, children six years and under dine for free, early bird price $80++ a person for paid bookings made before Dec 15), with fresh seafood on ice, pot-roasted wagyu, US premium short ribs, Indian butter chicken, roasted pork belly and much more, plus live music from a strolling band.
WHERE: 23 Beach View, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront TEL: 6818-3305 INFO: E-mail hotel.sentosa.fb@ movenpick.com or go to www.facebook.com/Movenpick. Singapore
Chef Drew Nocente presents a Christmas Sharing Set for dinner, featuring charcuterie items such as a three-meat terrine, and smoked crab with brandade and cucumber; main course choices such as porchetta with capers and raisin; and desserts with classic seasonal flavours such as cherry, gingerbread and cinnamon.
WHERE: Hotel Vagabond, 39 Syed Alwi Road MRT: Lavender WHEN: Dec 20 - 25, 6.30pm onwards PRICE: $108++ a person; additional $65++ for beverage pairing TEL: 6291-1936 INFO: www.5thquarter.com.sg
Both La Nonna outlets offer Christmas a la carte specials (Dec 1 to 31), also available as a three-course set ($60++ a person, with a flute of prosecco and coffee or tea): caramelised foie gras with pear chutney and red chilli relish ($29++), capellini pasta with scallops, avruga caviar and champagne sauce ($32++), oven-roasted turkey breast with brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce and chestnut puree ($32++), and panettone with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce ($14). Also, enjoy a free flow of appetisers, salads, pastas, pizzas and mains at the Christmas Brunch (Dec 25 and 26, minimum two to dine, $49++ a person, $29++ a child aged six to 12 years, additional $39++ a person for free-flow prosecco, wines and beers).
WHERE: 76 Namly Place, tel: 6762-1587; 26/26B Lorong Mambong, tel: 6468-1982 MRT: Botanic Gardens/Holland Village WHEN: Tue - Dec 31 INFO: www.lanonna.sg
Executive chef Sufian Zain's Christmas menu centres each of five courses on a single main ingredient, creatively prepared and embellished: Gillardeau oysters, Petuna ocean trout, butternut pumpkin, turkey and Valrhona chocolate. Enjoy 50 per cent off every second bottle of champagne or prosecco purchased.
WHERE: 50 Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Dec 24 & 25, from 6.30pm PRICE: $98++ a person; additional $40++ a person for wine pairing TEL: 6347-1928 INFO: www.restaurantember.com.sg
The Christmas Set Lunch (Dec 7 to 24, Mon to Fri, from $38++ a person) gives guests a choice of two or three courses of dishes such as creamy pumpkin soup, foie gras terrine, braised turkey breast and grain-fed beef tenderloin with barolo sauce. The indulgent five-course Christmas Eve Set Dinner (Dec 24, 6 to 10.30pm, from $108++ a person, vegetarian menu available) includes the likes of black truffle and vin santo foie gras terrine, and roasted veal tenderloin with black truffle sauce, sweet potato puree, pan-seared porcini and brussel sprouts. At the Christmas Day Brunch (Dec 25, 11.30am to 3pm, $138++ a person), tuck into imported oysters, winter black truffle dishes, roast turkey and panettone. At the Christmas Day Set Dinner (Dec 25, 6 to 10.30pm, from $98++ a person), taste extravagant creations such as morel mushroom pasta with lobster medallion and parsley emulsion. For one day only (Dec 5, 11.30am to 3.30pm, free entry), Senso holds a wine fair and tasting party where guests can sample and pre-order wines and liquors for later self-collection or delivery. The New Year's Eve Set Dinner (Dec 31, 6 to 10.30pm, from $162++ a person) comprises courses such as duck foie gras terrine with pistachio and fig, and homemade taglierini with black truffles.
WHERE: 21 Club Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Dec 7 - 31 TEL: 6224-3534 INFO: www.senso.sg
Neo Garden Catering
New individual items this year include the "Guitar" Turkey ($128.80), a Western riff on Pipa Duck, and the Ondeh Ondeh Log Cake ($68.80), pandan sponge cake wrapped around gula melaka filling. There are also three Christmas regular buffet menus: Santa's Soiree ($19.88+ a person, minimum 40 persons), Rudolph's Reception ($25.88+ a person, minimum 30 persons) and Frosty's Festival ($29.88+ a person, minimum 30 persons); and two mini buffet packages ($15.99+ a person for eight items, minimum 20 persons; $18.99+ a person for nine items, minimum 15 persons). The Great-Ful Christmas Party Pack ($289+, serving eight to 10 persons) has nine items, from savouries to mains and desserts. OCBC card holders enjoy 10 per cent off Christmas regular buffet orders from now until Jan 1. Go to the website for menus and dish choices, terms and conditions, early bird specials and other offers.
A Christmas Menu Of European And Japanese Culinary Influences By Chef Hide Yamamoto
The Japanese restaurant's 10-course menu with European and Japanese culinary influences starts with an appetiser of sashimi, followed by flambe tomato with rocket salad and croutons, which uses the French cooking technique to infuse the dish with additional aroma and flavour. That is followed by the signature chawanmushi, black truffle egg flan with fresh sea urchin and snow crab. Other dishes include abalone steak with liver and fresh seaweed sauce and grilled king crab with lime butter sauce and grilled lobster with sea urchin cream sauce. For meat lovers, there is Japanese wagyu chateaubriand and red wine braised beef cheeks with vegetables, a medley of beef cooked two ways. Chocolate fondant with soya sauce ice cream completes the meal.
WHERE: Hide Yamamoto, 02-05 Marina Bay Sands, 8 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tue - Dec 25; lunch, noon - 3pm (last order at 2.30pm); dinner, 6 - 11pm (last order at 10.30pm) PRICE: $450++ a person TEL: 6688-7098 INFO: E-mail reservation@ hideyamamoto.com or go to www.hideyamamotosg.com
British-style Christmas At Oxwell & Co
The restaurant is offering Fabulous Feast for the festive season, with pork scratchings, house-marinated olives and spiced crispy corn to start. Diners can select two appetisers from a choice of spiced duck rillettes, salmon gravlax and Scottish dish cullen skink, which is a thick soup made of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions. For the main course, choose from five fish and meat dishes, including spiced whole roasted duck, fillet of oven- roasted Irish salmon, traditional roast chicken, slow-roast rolled kurobuta pork belly and 28-day dry aged grass- fed striploin. There is also a three- course a la carte dinner where guests can enjoy sharing snacks, starters, main courses and side dishes from the Fabulous Feast menu, as well as a wider selection of desserts. Cocktails include Christmas Cobbler, a chilled rendition of traditional mulled wine and Orange and Dark Chocolate Espresso Martini.
WHERE: Oxwell & Co, 5 Ann Siang Road MRT: Telok Ayer/Chinatown WHEN: From Tue PRICE: Fabulous Feast, $110++ a person; traditional three-course a la carte dinner, $85++ a person; Canapes Package, $60 - $80++; Christmas Cocktail, from $18++ TEL: 6438-3984 INFO: Go to www.oxwellandco.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Fort Canning
Spice up your Christmas table with a new addition to the Turkey Signature Creations series, created by chef Nick Ng. There is Peri-Peri Roast Turkey ($148+, serving six to eight persons) seasoned with chillies, rosemary, thyme, ginger and garlic, served with Portuguese Paprika Roasted Potatoes. Also available are signature Tom Yum Roast Turkey ($138+) and Traditional Roast Turkey ($138+); Honey-Baked Ham ($80+ for a 2kg ham); Vegetarian Lasagne ($60+); and log cakes in Tiramisu, Chocolate Banana and Chocolate Mousse with Pearls flavours ($62+ each); and assorted cookies ($25+). Until Monday, selected credit card holders enjoy a 15 per cent discount off Turkey Signature Creations orders. Go to the website for details and order form.
WHERE: 11 Canning Walk MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Orders open till Dec 20; three days' advance notice required for turkey orders: self-collection only, daily 11am - 7pm; last collection day: Dec 25 TEL: 6559-6760 INFO: E-mail email@example.com or go to www.hfcsingapore.com
The Mexican restaurant and bar launches a new dinner menu by culinary director Jason Jones and head chef Scott Eddington, both formerly of Melbourne's Mamasita restaurant. The menu collates small and large sharing plates spanning regional Mexican flavours and food styles, with both hearty and healthy options. Highlights include Ceviche Yucatan with wild snapper, lime, tomatillos, cucumber, mint and fresh coconut; Tostaditas de Pibil with pulled pork shoulder, achiote, house pickles and chicharron; Cerdo en Nogada, spice-rubbed pork fillet with walnut cream, poblano, pomegranate and tequila raisins; and new desserts such as bunuelos, cinnamon fritters served with avocado ice cream, dulce de leche and pistachio.
WHERE: The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte items from $3+ - $36+ TEL: 6235-8900 INFO: www.super-loco.com
Executive chef Keisuke Matsumoto presents two new degustation menus. The Sho-Mi menu ($108++ a person, lunch and dinner, optional five-wine pairing at $62++) spans dishes such as broiled bonito with purple sweet potato fries and truffle sauce, winter eel tempura and risotto, and roasted lamb with a homemade spice blend. The Fuyu winter menu ($168++ a person, dinner only, optional six-wine pairing $74++) features creations such as Hokkaido crabmeat cocktail with foie gras, crispy roasted red rockfish with sakura ebi risoni, grilled wagyu beef with vegetable macaron and a signature Lewin spice cake. Menus will change in subsequent months to reflect seasonal produce and flavours.
WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace MRT: City Hall WHEN: From Dec 4 TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Gu Ma Jia
The Parent & Child Popiah Bonding class returns by popular demand for the December school holidays. Learn how to cook and roll your own popiah with your kids and enjoy unlimited servings of popiah, plus free-flow drinks and goodie bags for all participants. There will also be a colouring contest, with prizes to be won. Limited to 30 seats, register by Dec 14 via the website or by telephone.
WHERE: 45 Tai Thong Crescent, Sennett Estate MRT: Potong Pasir WHEN: Dec 18, 2 - 5pm PRICE: $15 a person, $10 a child aged 10 years & below TEL: 6285-2023 INFO: www.gumajia.com.sg or www.facebook.com/sg.gumajia
Genius R Us
Spend quality time cooking with your kids at the Chef Petite, Baking with CP class. During each two-hour session, participants will be led through the hands-on making of two recipes from scratch: Christmas bento sushi with CP Chicken Cake; and pizza with CP Japanese Crispy Gyoza. Children aged three to 11 years must be accompanied by their parents.
WHERE: Genius R Us Baking Studio, 07-08 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Dec 5, classes at 11am - 1.30pm & 3 - 5.30pm PRICE: $55 nett a parent-child pair, inclusive of a goodie bag worth $38 TEL: 6538-7020 INFO: E-mail email@example.com or go to www.geniusrus.com
Myattsfield Wines And Tapas Tasting At Merchants
Winemaker Josh Davenport visits Merchants of Singapore, bringing with him white asparagus and fresh mozzarella from the Perth Hills, home of Myattsfield winery. Merchants' chefs will prepare the ingredients as three tapas items, paired with a tasting flight of three Myattsfield wines. Limited places, reservations highly recommended. Mention "Myattsfield" when making reservations.
WHERE: 443 Joo Chiat Road, tel: 6440-0892; 52 Duxton Road, tel: 6222-1162 WHEN:Today & tomorrow, from 6pm PRICE: $38++ a person, minimum two persons INFO: www.merchantsofsingapore. com.sg
Angelo Gaja Wine Dinner At Osteria Mozza
Credited with developing revolutionary winemaking techniques that have made Piedmont wines famous, producer Angelo Gaja hosts this one-night-only dinner, pairing his wines with Osteria Mozza's cuisine. Taste pairings such as the Barbaresco 2001 with celery root cappellacci pasta and bluefoot mushrooms; the Ca' Marcanda 2011 with sheep's milk ricotta and Trufflebert Farm hazelnuts, garlic and lemon; and the Sori San Lorenzo 1999 with porcini-rubbed veal with confit shallots and Yukon potatoes.
WHERE: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-42-46, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Galleria Level MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Wed, 6.30pm PRICE: $525++ a person TEL: 6688-8522 INFO: marinabaysands.com/osteria
Masters Of Wines And Spirits At DFS
To mark the fifth edition of DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits, explore a showcase of esteemed brands at T Galleria. On Level 3, enjoy complimentary tastings of Godiva chocolate, and on Level 4, of Russia Caviar and cocktails specially created by Tippling Club, L'Aiglon, Manhattan and The Cufflink Club. Sample one of The Macallan's rarest blends, The Rare Cask Black, and view a display of The Macallan M 6L, the world's most expensive whisky. Witness bespoke ice-making while tasting Royal Salute's finest whiskies, including Royal Salute The Eternal Reserve and Royal Salute 21 Years Old. Everyone who walks into the T Galleria store today and tomorrow (6 to 9pm) will receive a gift from DFS.
WHERE: T Galleria Singapore, 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today and tomorrow PRICE: Free entry TEL: 6229-8100 INFO: www.dfs.com