Happenings - Food

Fabien Pairon.
Fabien Pairon.

PROMOTIONS

Charcuterie, French Fusion By Guest Chef Fabien Pairon At Capella

Capella Singapore is presenting up to 24 public dining events featuring chef Fabien Pairon, who in 2011 was named Meilleur Ouvrier de France (one of the best craftsmen of France) in the delicatessen and catering category. The three-course option for lunch features his signatures including Fried Easter Egg, mushrooms and thyme milk espuma, and Veal Steak Lime Crust, young vegetables and reduced juice. The four-course dinner showcases his specialities such as lobster ravioli, seafood and seaweed garnish; and roasted cod with creamy risotto and green asparagus.

WHERE: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow - April 2; lunch: noon - 2pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10pm; Sunday Easter Brunch: 12.30 - 3pm; cooking demo (Mon - April 1), 10am PRICE: Set lunch: $55++; set dinner: $78++; Easter Sunday Brunch: $188++ (free-flow soft drinks, fresh juices); $228++ (free-flow Taittinger Champagne, wines, international beers); $258++ a person (free-flow Vintage Taittinger Champagne, boutique wines, international beers); $118++ for a child aged seven - 12, $78++ for a child aged four - six (free-flow soft drinks, fresh juices) TEL: 6591-5046; cooking demo: 6591-5089 INFO: E-mail knolls.singapore@capellahotels.com; for the cooking demo, e-mail swenee.evora@capellahotels.com

Foie Gras Wine Dinner By Il Cielo Italian Chef Catarsi

Hilton Singapore's il Cielo Italian restaurant is having a one-night-only four-course wine dinner tonight, featuring Italian signature dishes infused with foie gras and paired with the 90-pointer Nino Franco Rustico (rated by Robert Parker) and the 89-pointer Lis Neris Confini 2009 (Wine Spectator). Dishes include an amuse bouche of chocolate-coated magnum stuffed with foie gras, sea urchin and raspberry dressing.

WHERE: 581 Orchard Road (rooftop) MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today, 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: $135++ a person TEL: 6730-3395 INFO: E-mail ilcielo@hilton.com

Four Hands With Hideaki Sato And Bacchanalia's Ivan Brehm

Chef Hideaki Sato from Hong Kong restaurant Ta Vie is cooking with Bacchanalia's head chef Ivan Brehm next week. They will present an eight-course menu for up to 36 people each night. One of chef Sato's dishes is Surrealism, a poached oyster wrapped with wagyu beef and grated celeriac jelly. Chef Brehm will present dishes such as yellowtail kingfish, glazed and lightly smoked, then teamed with a puree of red veined sorrel, oxalis emulsion, crispy rice cake and guava.

WHERE: 39 Hongkong Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Mon & Tue, 7pm PRICE: $320++ a person TEL: 9179-4552 INFO: E-mail reservations@bacchanalia.asia

High Tea Perks At Goodwood Park

Goodwood Park Hotel's Coffee Lounge is offering its Local High Tea buffet with one adult or child dining free for every two paying adults. The buffet spread will have more than 20 local snacks, mains and desserts such as fried prawn paste chicken wings, otah, samosas and Nonya kueh. At L'Espresso, the offer is complimentary dining for one adult or child with every three paying adults for its English Afternoon Tea Buffet, which will have savouries, pastries and a chocolate fountain.

WHERE: 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN: Till April 28 (Mon - Thu); Coffee Lounge: 3 - 5.30pm; L'Espresso: 2 - 5.30pm PRICE: Coffee Lounge: $28++ a person, $14++ for a child aged six - 12; L'Espresso: $45++ a person ($22.50++ a child) with two servings of coffee or tea; $68++ (includes glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne & two servings of coffee or tea) TEL: 6730-1746 (Coffee Lounge)/ 6730-1743 (L'Espresso) INFO: E-mail coffee_lounge@ goodwoodparkhotel.com or lespresso@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Food Street At One Farrer

One Farrer Hotel & Spa debuts its Food Street this weekend, with a collection of food stalls featuring local favourites, South-east Asian and Japanese dishes, and selections from the region, Europe and the Americas. Besides cooking demonstrations by food studio Origins Of Food, the alfresco Box Kite #27 on Level 2 (tomorrow, 5 to 11pm) will feature a further selection of casual foods, beer, wine and classic cocktails. This weekend, there will be an array of Easter-related activities.

WHERE: 1 Farrer Park Station Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Tomorrow (11am - 9pm); & Sun (11am - 6pm) PRICE: Payment in Farrer Dollars, available at moneychangers along Food Street or in advance from the hotel TEL: 6363-0101 INFO: www.onefarrer.com


EASTER

Seasonal Cocktails At Catalunya

Catalunya Singapore Cocktail & Tapas Bar has prepared three seasonal Easter cocktails: the Rum Hunt, an emulsified cocktail shaken with butter, black tea, Plantation rum and falernum; Hatched, an interactive cocktail served in a chocolate egg shell on a brown paper nest; and Truffle, a chocolate and fresh berry cocktail of vodka, apricot brandy and cacao white liqueur. The cocktails can also be enjoyed alongside Catalunya's three-day brunch party ($98++ a person) over the Good Friday to Easter Sunday weekend, with a special focus on traditional Spanish Holy Week recipes in addition to the restaurant's signature items, such as the traditional suckling pig and churros.

WHERE: 82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today - Sun PRICE: Cocktails: $22++ TEL: 6534-0886 INFO: E-mail reservation@catalunya.sg

Steak & Seafood Lunch At Morton's

Morton's of Chicago Singapore is offering an Easter Sunday Steak & Seafood lunch special, which includes a Centre-Cut Filet Mignon steak paired with either Broiled Sea Scallops, Colossal Shrimp Alexander or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. A la carte items such as ribeye steak and Morton's Prime Ocean Platter are also available.

WHERE: 5 Raffles Avenue, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sun, 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $108++ a person TEL: 6339-3740 INFO: www.mortons.com

Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar Easter Brunch

Enjoy a sit-down Easter Brunch this weekend with free-flow fresh oysters, burrata cheese with tomatoes and basil, snow beef carpaccio with zucchini trombetta and parmesan cheese, among others. Pasta offerings include penne arrabbiata, spaghetti with aglio olio and tiger prawns, and tagliolini with braised beef ragout. For mains, selections include pan-fried Australian seabass in lobster sauce and braised lamb shank with mashed potatoes.

WHERE: 36 Purvis Street, 01-02 MRT: Esplanade/City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $88++ (free-flow soft drinks); $118++ (free-flow Prosecco, beer & house wines); $158++ (free-flow Billecart-Salmon Brut, beer & house wines); free for children aged below 10 TEL: 6837-1468 INFO: E-mail garibaldi@garibaldisingapore.com


EASTER

Easter At Window On The Park

The Easter menu at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre's Window On The Park features items such as pan-fried egg with assorted seafood at the live station; sauteed beef with spring root vegetables; salmon croquette with homemade sauce; lamb stew with chickpeas and pumpkin; and also local favourites such as Singapore laksa, fried carrot cake and Hainanese chicken rice. Desserts include Easter cupcakes; frosted carrot cake; and bread and butter pudding. Activities include Easter-egg painting.

WHERE: 11 Cavenagh Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Level 2 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Today & Sun, lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: Lunch: $40 nett a person; dinner: $48 nett (includes free-flow coffee & tea for both meals) TEL: 6733-8333 INFO: E-mail wop.hisinorchard@ihg.com

Family Dress-up Contest At Hotel Fort Canning

The first 10 families to arrive dressed as superheroes at Hotel Fort Canning's Grand Marquee this Sunday can win movie hampers containing items such as movie posters and memorabilia. Food-wise, the menu includes live tiger prawns served with spicy tomato cocktail sauce; mussels with lemon dill aioli; creamy mushroom soup with an assortment of freshly baked breads; sous vide grass-fed striploin with garlic-herb crust and red wine sauce; mustard chilli-rubbed roasted leg of lamb; oven-roasted free-range chicken with spicy olive and coriander sauce; duck confit; and a dessert selection of hot cross buns, bunny cookies, tiramisu and fresh fruit platter. The children will get to make their own Easter souvenir to take home.

WHERE: 11 Canning Walk MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sun, noon - 3pm PRICE: $88++ a person ($44++ for a child aged four - 12) TEL: 6799-8809 INFO: E-mail fnb@hfcsingapore.com


WORLD GOURMET SUMMIT

Secrets And Magic Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The event at Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare starts with Ms Ellen Wu's introduction to Italian extra virgin olive oil, which features prominently in the evening's menu by chef Lino Sauro. Among the dishes are Sicilian red prawn; light seafood broth; slightly seared Hokkaido scallop with almond and basil pesto; and seared hanger steak. Dessert is Modica's Bitter Chocolate Mousse with extra virgin olive oil soft cake and poached pear.

WHERE: 34 Tras Street MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Mon, 7 - 11pm PRICE: $158++ a person TEL: 6338-5498 INFO: E-mail reservations@gattopardo.com.sg

From The Ground, In The Pan, On The Plate

Open Farm Community is presenting a six-course wine dinner with wine-maker Taras Ochota from Ochota Barrels, South Australia. The restaurant's dishes combine fresh ingredients from the gardens, such as passionfruit and sugar cane, with wines. On the menu are sweet potato leaves with honey soya espuma; baby eggplant with spicy togarashi, quinoa, curry oil and sourdough; and charred kelong barramundi with potato galette, pumpkin and laksa emulsions.

WHERE: 130E Minden Road, Open Farm Community MRT: Botanic Gardens/Holland Village WHEN: Tue, 7 - 10pm PRICE: $128++ a person TEL: 6471-0306 INFO: E-mail enquiries@ofcsingapore.com.sg

Hennessy Cognac Pure Gourmet Dinner

Savour Cantonese delicacies by executive Chinese chef Ku Keung paired with cognac from Hennessy XO to Paradis Imperial. Dishes include deep-fried longan wrapped with minced shrimp coated with blueberry sauce; poached prawn; roast Peking duck; Canadian sea perch roll filled with lobster, minced shrimp and fish roe in spinach puree; pan-fried half lobster, pan-fried wagyu served with carrot cake. There will also be glutinous rice dumplings filled with raspberry and coated with coconut flakes, bird's nest jelly and chocolate bars with nougatine.

WHERE: 2 Temasek Boulevard, Conrad Centennial Hotel, Level 3 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Thu, 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: Price: $238++ a person ($1,888++ for table of 10) TEL: 6432-7482/88 INFO: conradhotels3.hilton.com


WINE EVENTS

Cuisine Of Chef Alexandre Gauthier And Wines Of Bodegas Muga

Chef Alexandre Gauthier, who helms his family restaurant La Grenouillere in France, will recreate traditional dishes at La Brasserie, Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, next week. His French cuisine for this Salon Gourmet event will be complemented with the wines of Bodegas Muga, which are produced from one of the oldest and traditional Rioja wineries.

WHERE: 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, La Brasserie MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tue, 7pm PRICE: $198++ a person ($158.40++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: E-mail salongourmet@sph.com.sg

Stellar Experience At Level 62

Chef Christopher Millar is behind the five-course menu in which the main attraction is the Char Grilled Kobe Ribeye with pearl onions, vineyard peach and smoked jus. Featured wines from Vinedos y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria are the 2014 Rosado, 2013 Tinto Seleccion, 2011 Crianza, 2005 Gran Reserva, 2009 Coleccion Privada and 2008 Finca El Bosque.

WHERE: 1 Raffles Place, Level 62, Stellar at 1-Altitude MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed, 7pm PRICE: $158++ a person ($126.40++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: E-mail salongourmet@sph.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe