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Seoul Food With Korean Guest Chefs At Orchard Cafe

Chefs Gu Yong Hoi and Kang Jung Sun from the Millennium Seoul Hilton are taking the helm at Orchard Hotel Singapore's Orchard Cafe to present more than 40 Korean delicacies. Highlights include the traditional Sam Gye Tang (Korean ginseng chicken soup) and Korean street food such as Dukboki (spicy rice sticks with chilli sauce). Diners can win a three-day, two-night stay at the Millennium Seoul Hilton.

WHERE: 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel Singapore MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed - April 3, 6 - 10pm PRICE: Sun - Thu: $68++ (adult), $34++ (child); Fri & Sat: $78++ (adult), $39++ (child) TEL: 6739-6565 INFO: E-mail orchardcafe.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

Dolce Vita's Earth Hour Menu

Mandarin Oriental Singapore's Dolce Vita will mark Earth Hour on March 19 with a "dine in the dark" menu. With restaurant lighting reduced to a minimum, the menu features Caledonia prawns and quinoa in shellfish broth; organic Singaporean barramundi served with crispy potatoes and micro greens salad; and Irish beef tenderloin with pumpkin puree, baby fennel and natural jus.

WHERE: 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Level 5 MRT: Promenade WHEN: March 19 PRICE: $128++ a person TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

Bird's Nest Indulgence At Yan Ting

Yan Ting at The St Regis Singapore is presenting bird's nest dishes curated by executive Chinese chef Tony Wun. The a la carte selections include Braised Superior Bird's Nest in pumpkin soup with black truffle $60++) and Stir-fried Bird's Nest with egg white and Yunnan ham ($55++). The seven-course set menu starts with Trio Of Appetiser, which includes Crispy Seafood Roulette and Teochew-style Marinated Duck.

WHERE: 29 Tanglin Road, The St Regis Singapore MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till May 15; lunch: noon - 3pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm; Dim Sum Brunch (Sat, Sun & public holiday): 10.30am - 12.30pm (first seating), 1 - 3pm (second seating) PRICE: A la carte: $32++ - $80++; bird's nest set menu: $218++ a person (minimum two people) TEL: 6506-6887 INFO: E-mail yanting@stregis.com

Thai Culinary School Chefs Grace The Fullerton

The Fullerton Hotel's Town restaurant has invited guest chefs from the MSC Thai Culinary School. They will present a repertoire of Thai signatures such as Yah Nua (grilled beef salad), Gaeng Kiew Wan (green chicken curry) and Kao Neaw Dum Peik Pheuak (black glutinous rice with taro) from the daily dinner buffet.

WHERE: 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Town Restaurant MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till March 19; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Daily buffet dinner (Sun - Tue): $56++ (adult), $28++ (child aged six - 11); seafood buffet (Wed - Sat): $69++ (adult), $34++ (child); seafood buffet & BBQ dinner (Wed - Sat): $89++ (adult), $44++ (child), with two hours' free-flow of draught beer & Singapore Sling for adults TEL: 6877-8128 INFO: E-mail town@fullertonhotel.com

Tess & Dilmah Cocktail High Tea Launch

Tess Bar & Kitchen and Dilmah Teas have joined hands to create a new high tea offering which incorporates tea-infused cocktails and food items. The high tea set consists of a 10-item food platter, a pot of Dilmah t-Series Tea and a tea-infused cocktail.

WHERE: 38 Seah Street, Tess Bar & Kitchen MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Every Sat, 3 - 6pm PRICE: $58++, extra $38++ for free-flow cocktails TEL: 6337-7355 INFO: E-mail tessbar@tessbar.com

The French Stall Brings Back Its French Duck Dish

Grilled French Duck Breast with risotto and orange sauce makes a return to The French Stall's three- course set menu. The duck breast is trimmed, seasoned and sealed before being grilled on charcoal; the risotto is cooked with shallots and finished with parmesan cheese and butter.

WHERE: 544 Serangoon Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till Sun; dinner: 6 - 10pm PRICE: $48 nett TEL: 6299-3544 INFO: www.thefrenchstall.com.sg

Half Price For Women On Wednesdays At KPO

From this month, all regular-priced spirits, cocktails, wine and bottles are at half-price forwomen on Wednesdays. Women also get 50 per cent off KPO's High Tea Set (usual price: $43 nett), which has been revamped to include both sweet and savoury bites, such as chocolate hazelnut tartlets, mini crab cakes and prawn dumplings.

WHERE: 1 Killiney Road, Killiney Post Office MRT: Somerset WHEN: Mon - Sat, all-day High Tea PRICE: $43 nett (50 per cent discount for women on Wed) TEL: 6733-3648 INFO: www.facebook.com/KPO.sg

Ritz-Carlton Millenia SuperBrunch Returns

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore is bringing back its SuperBrunch to kick off the hotel's inaugural Super Series. The 14th edition of SuperBrunch will be launched on Sunday, with executive chef Massimo Pasquarelli and his culinary team transforming the hotel lobby, Colony and Chihuly Lounge into a masquerade carnival. There will be a 7m-long seafood bar with giant seafood paella, caviar, foie gras, fresh sea urchin; an oyster bar; roasted rib-eye tomahawk; and 130 types of international cheeses.

WHERE: 7 Raffles Avenue, Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore MRT: Promenade WHEN: From Sun, noon - 3pm PRICE: $468++ a person (includes unlimited pours of Dom Perignon Vintage 2006, house pour red/white wines, soft drinks & fruit- flavoured sparkling mineral water); $288++ (includes unlimited pours of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2003 Magnums, Grand Vintage Rose 2002 Magnums, house pour red/white wines, soft drinks & fruit- flavoured sparkling mineral water); $144++ a child (aged six - 12), $72 (child aged three - five) TEL: 6434-5288 INFO: E-mail rc.sinrz.restaurantreservations@ritzcarlton.com

Complimentary Sundae With Main Course At Breez Bistro.bar

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy's Breez Bistro.bar is giving away a complimentary Ice Cream Sundae with every a la carte main course ordered this month and next. Try the Pan-Seared Sea Bass Fillet ($34++, includes a glass of Tiger draught beer) with butter herb rice, seasonal vegetables and tomato reduction; or Grilled Beef Fillet Mignon ($38++, includes a glass of Heineken draught beer) served with cubed potatoes topped with turkey bacon, seasonal vegetables and mushroom sauce.

WHERE: 50 East Coast Road, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Level 4 MRT: Eunos WHEN: Till April 30; 11am - midnight (Sun - Thu, public holiday), 10 - 1am (Fri - Sat, eve of public holiday) PRICE: $34++ - $38++ TEL: 6344-8000 INFO: E-mail H3610-FO16@accor.com


EASTER

Eggstravaganza Sunday At W Singapore

Easter Sunday at W Singapore Sentosa Cove will feature international brunch fare at The Kitchen Table and Easter-themed activities for the young ones.

WHERE: 21 Ocean Way, W Singapore - Sentosa Cove, The Kitchen Table MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: March 27, 12.30 - 2.30pm/3 - 5pm PRICE: $188++ a person (with Taittinger champagne, selected cocktails & mocktails, beer & house red & white wine), $78++ a child (aged six - 12) TEL: 6808-7268 INFO: E-mail thekitchentable.singapore@whotels.com

Carousel Easter Lunch And Royal Plaza On Scotts Staycation

Easter Lunch at the Carousel, Royal Plaza On Scotts, will feature Easter desserts such as blackcurrant Dundee cake with candied fruits, Easter chocolate orange tarts and hot cross buns. For the kids, there will be balloon sculptures and chocolate Easter eggs. For an Easter weekend staycation, the hotel's Superior room is priced at $198++ a night.

WHERE: 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Carousel Easter Lunch: March 27, noon - 2.30pm; staycation: March 25 - 27 PRICE: $65++ a person, $43++ a child TEL: 6589-7799 INFO: E-mail carousel@royalplaza.com.sg or roomres@royalplaza.com.sg

Hilton Singapore's Easter Sunday Brunch

Hilton Singapore's Easter Sunday Brunch, at its Opus Restaurant, will feature eight live cooking stations, such as fresh seafood, European cheeses, cooked-to-order egg- themed specials, meat carvings, prime meat cuts and a dessert spread. There will be a kids' corner with Easter activities with the Easter bunny mascot.

WHERE: 581 Orchard Road, Hilton Singapore, Opus Restaurant, lobby level MRT: Orchard WHEN: March 27, noon - 3pm PRICE: $108++ a person; $128++ (includes free-flow sparkling wine, selected white & red wines & beer); $158++ (includes free-flow Louis Roederer champagne, selected white & red wines and beer); $55++ a child (age five - 12) TEL: 6730-3390 INFO: E-mail sinhi.F&B@hilton.com

Easter At The Carvery

Easter Sunday brunch at Park Hotel Alexandra's The Carvery will feature classics such as Australian Wagyu Roast Beef, Hot Cross Buns and Yorkshire Pudding. Kids can enjoy themselves at an Easter egg decorating corner. Each table will also be entitled to the "Easter Egg Draw" with a grand prize of a one-night weekend stay at the hotel.

WHERE: 323 Alexandra Road, Park Hotel Alexandra, Level 7 MRT: Redhill WHEN: March 27, 11.30am - 3pm PRICE: $68++ a person (includes tea/ coffee), $78++ (includes three cocktails), $128++ (includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, beer & wine); $45++ a child TEL: 6828-8880 INFO: www.parkhotelgroup.com/alexandra


NEW MENUS

Lunch Retreat At Caffe B Bar

Caffe B bar recently launched its latest three-course set-lunch menu at $20++. One of the main course choices is the Risotto alla Milanese Tendon Style, a classic Italian saffron risotto with golden crispy prawn tempura and mixed vegetables in homemade Japanese tendon sauce.

WHERE: 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-15 & 01-83 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Ongoing, noon - 3pm PRICE: $20++ TEL: 6887-3311 INFO: caffeb.com.sg

Peking Duck Set Menu At Jia Wei

For this and next month, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is promoting its signature Peking Duck in a set menu for 10 people (whole duck) and six diners (half a duck). The duck is grilled over a slow fire and paired with chef Victor Lee's signature sauce. The a la carte price for the Peking duck is $30++ (half) and $60++ (whole).

WHERE: 50 East Coast Road, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Level 2  MRT: Eunos WHEN: Till April 30; lunch: 11.30am - 3pm (Mon - Sat), 11am - 3pm (Sun, public holiday); dinner: 6 - 11pm PRICE: Peking Duck set menu: $298++ (for six people), $428++ (for 10) TEL: 6340-5678 INFO: E-mail H3610-FB7@accor.com

Kai Garden's New Delicacies Menu

Chef Fung Chi Keung's latest Delicacies menu offers a nostalgic selection of wholesome Cantonese dishes for both lunch and dinner. Dishes include braised dace with black bean sauce ($11.80++) and braised chicken with flower crab (half: $48++, whole: $88++).

WHERE: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, 03-128A/B MRT: Promenade WHEN: Ongoing; lunch: 11.30am - 3.30pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 4pm (weekend & public holiday); dinner: 6 - 11pm PRICE: $11.80++ - $88++ TEL: 6250-4826 INFO: E-mail reservations@kaigarden.com.sg


WINE EVENTS

Gastronomic Journey Through Europe With The Wines Of Vina Errazuriz   

Chef Philippe Duc from InterContinental Singapore steers this Salon Gourmet event at Ash & Elm with signatures such as Boston Lobster Bisque scented with Cognac Lobster Medallion and Coral Cream. Each course will be paired with the wines of Vina Errazuriz.

WHERE: 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Level 1 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed, 7pm PRICE: $112++ a person ($89.60++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: www.salongourmet.com.sg

Contemporary European Dinner And Spanish Wines

Chef Daniel Sia exhibits his epicurean prowess through the modern European cuisine at The Disgruntled Chef at The Club. The small plate-big plate menu in this Salon Gourmet event features Spanish Jamon iberico, lobster frittata with caviar cream; roast cod stuffed with chorizo brandade and grilled zucchini; and roasted Hungarian duck breast. The selection of Spanish wines includes 2012 Ostatu Blanco, Cosecha; 2009 Elias Mora, Vinas Semi Crianza; 2011 Bodegas Felix Callejo, Ribera del Duero; 2010 Finca de Villatuerta Syrah; and 2008 Celler Capcanes Cabrida Garnacha.

WHERE: 28 Ann Siang Road, The Disgruntled Chef at The Club MRT: Telok Ayer/Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Thu, 7pm PRICE: $132++ a person ($105.60++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: www.salongourmet.com.sg


SINGAPORE COCKTAIL WEEK

Spain In A Day At Catalunya's Cocktail & Tapas Bar

Catalunya Singapore's Cocktail & Tapas Bar presents the concept of "Spain In A Day" as part of Singapore Cocktail Week. The selection of five cocktails takes you on an experiential journey through Spain, concocted based on iconic destinations, activities, food and symbols.

WHERE: 82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow - March 19 PRICE: $14++ for each cocktail TEL: 6534-0886 INFO: E-mail reservation@catalunya.sg

Gin Brunch At Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors will present its first Gin Brunch as part of Singapore Cocktail Week, during which guests at the rooftop bar will be able to take part in an array of events. The Gin Brunch (tomorrow, noon - 3pm, $98++) is where East meets West, with Cantonese favourites (by Cantonese restaurant Yan) done canapes-style, including dim sum and Peking duck crepes. Sip on a special Gin twist or aperitivo cocktails.

WHERE: 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore, 06-01 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - March 19 PRICE: $45 nett - $98++ TEL: 9234-8122 INFO: E-mail reserve@smokeandmirrors.com.sg


SINGAPORE RESTAURANT WEEK

Feasts Of The Ocean

Singapore Restaurant Week is back for its 12th edition with the theme Feasts Of The Ocean. More than 100 restaurants are taking part. Among the new participating restaurants are Fort by Maison Ikkoku, Forest, Sushi Meida, Kaiserhaus, Osteria Art, Si Chuan Do Hua and Portico Prime. Restaurants will offer three-course menus for lunch and dinner at $28++ and $38++ respectively. Dining City Star-Awarded restaurants will offer set menus at $40++ for lunch and $58++ for dinner.

WHEN: March 19 - 26 PRICE: Lunch: $28++ - $40++; dinner: $38++ - $58++ INFO: Go to www.diningcity.sg or www.restaurantweek.sg


WORKSHOP

Curing Food With Spirits

Chef Drew Nocente will demonstrate how to cure and prepare meats through three dishes: mackerel in gin, pork in rum and halibut in vodka. He will also explain how spirits enhance the flavour profiles of each ingredient. The workshop is limited to 20 participants and tasting portions of each dish will be given out.

WHERE: 39 Syed Alwi Road, 5th Quarter MRT: Lavender WHEN: Mon, 6.30pm PRICE: $71 nett TEL: 6291-1936 INFO: E-mail info@5thquarter.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe