Happenings - Food

Tuck into nostalgic fare and durian desserts at Ellenborough Market Cafe.
Tuck into nostalgic fare and durian desserts at Ellenborough Market Cafe.PHOTO: SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT
Lime Restaurant's Lobsterfest dinner promotion will run every Wednesday until the end of the year.
Lime Restaurant's Lobsterfest dinner promotion will run every Wednesday until the end of the year. PHOTO: PARKROYAL ON PICKERING



Nox Second Anniversary

Nox - Dine in the Dark celebrates its second birthday with a six-hour party. Fifteen guest bartenders from top local bars will whip up their signature cocktails. Head chef Desmond Lee will present an exclusive bar food menu, with dishes that include a wagyu and foie gras burger with Gruyere cheese and truffle fries. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped. Purchase tickets via the website below.

WHERE: 269 Beach Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Aug 19, 7pm - 2am PRICE: $60 nett a person (early bird, till Aug 15), $80 nett a person (normal), all tickets include three food or drink items, extra food & drinks from $20 - $25 nett each, via coupons sold at event TEL: 6298-0708 INFO: www.noxdineinthedark.com/page/nox-2nd-anniversary-party


Nurses employed at clinics, hospitals and dental clinics can enjoy 20 per cent off bills at the hotel's food and beverage outlets, including Cafe Brio's and Pontini; with a minimum spending of $90, $30 food-and-beverage credit for the next visit; heart-shaped chocolate cookies by the award-winning pastry team; and a 1kg cake for nurses dining with five or more guests (advance reservation is required). To qualify for the discount, nurses need to produce their nursing identification cards before ordering.

WHERE: 392 Havelock Road MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Till Aug 31 TEL: 6233-1100 INFO: E-mail dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com


Tuck into a buffet of nostalgic fare, including chicken feet kerabuand durian desserts and specialities such as durian and bacon fried rice. Diners who dress up in swinging 1960s outfits and take a photo for the Snap A Selfie Contest will stand a chance to win a pair of Weekend High-Tea vouchers at the cafe (contest ends on Aug 26, winners notified will be via Facebook).

WHERE: Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Aug 23, dinner only PRICE: $68++ an adult, $34++ a child; for HSBC cardholders, one dines free with every three paying adult buffet diners TEL: 6239-1848/1847 INFO: E-mail emc.reservations@swissotel.com


To mark both its fifth birthday and Singapore's 50th birthday, Restaurant Andre is serving a Five Years and Fifty dinner menu with 10 courses. Each course incorporates five premium ingredients from around the world, for a total of 50 ingredients. A lunch with seven courses is also available.

WHERE: 41 Bukit Pasoh Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Today - Aug 17 & Oct 8 - 18 PRICE: Seven-course lunch, $250++ a person; 10-course dinner, $398++ a person TEL: 6534-8880 INFO: www.restaurantandre.com


Sample the cuisine and wines of Piedmont, Italy's second-largest region. Choose from eight different white and red wines (from $15++ a glass and $58++ a bottle), such as the Bersano Gavi DOCG 2013. The food menu is a trio of Piemontese classics, including Ravioli Al Plin ($24++), braised Barolo beef ravioli with parmesan cheese and butter-sage sauce.

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Aug 31, lunch & dinner TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: E-mail petesplace.sg@hyatt.com


Marina Bay Sands' celebrity chef restaurants create exclusive gelati for the annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, organised by Marina Bay Sands. Purchase eight different flavours from a pop-up gelato station, including Gula Melaka from CUT and Coconut with White Miso from Waku Ghin. All proceeds go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

WHERE: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B2, opposite Cold Storage MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 9pm PRICE: Single scoop $4.50, double scoop $8, triple scoop $12 INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/sandsforsingapore


Till Aug 30, the Sunday Garden Party buffet comes with a free flow of selected wines, beer, soft drinks and chilled juices. The buffet centres on a seafood spread, with fresh catch such as prawns, lobsters and king crab; a live carving station with roasts; and a children's buffet corner with activities for little ones, such as magic shows.

WHERE: 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Aug 30, every Sun, noon - 3pm PRICE: $138++ an adult, one child below age 12 dines free with every paying adult, $28++ each additional child TEL: 6371-1966 INFO: E-mail fbreservation.sen@shangri-la.com



The Clifford Pier's Seafood Buffet Dinner (this Sunday, 6 - 11pm, $138++ an adult, $69++ a child aged six to 11, cover charge applies) includes items such as poached Maine lobster, hot-smoked Sichuan salmon and heritage desserts. La Brasserie's National Day Brunch (this Sunday, noon - 3pm, from $108++ an adult, $54++ a child) includeschilli crab mantou, signature duck confit and more. La Brasserie's Asian Buffet Dinner (this Sunday, 6.30 - 10.30pm, $50++ an adult, $25++ a child) spans items such as Nonya chicken curry and pandan kaya cake. Watch the National Day Parade's aerial displays and fireworks from Lantern rooftop bar (cover charge $118 nett a person, inclusive of two alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages; party package for up to six people, $798++, including snacks and champagne or spirits), or from The Clifford Pier's alfresco terrace ($88 nett a person, inclusive of two beverages), or from The Landing Point lounge's alfresco terrace ($50 nett a person, inclusive of an alcoholic beverage).

WHERE: 80 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Aug 9 TEL: 6597-5288 (La Brasserie), 6597-5299 (Lantern) INFO: www.fullertonbayhotel.com


The Indipendenza Menu (till tomorrow, $50++ a person) comprises one main course and a complimentary glass of wine. The mains are cod fillet with foie gras, chicken liver mousse, caramelised figs and ratatouille, or herb-crusted roasted Black Angus ribeye with potato fondant, caramelised fennel, baby carrots and roasted San Marzano tomato. A special National Day a la carte menu (this Sunday, dishes from $19++ to $69++) includes items such as Risotto Carbonara with a sous-vide egg.

WHERE: 01-04 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sat TEL: 6532-9939 INFO: www.procacci1885.com


Take your tastebuds on a walk down memory lane at Cafe Brio's Singapore Food Street, with a buffet of rotating specialities such as bak kut teh and desserts such as fresh durians (dinner only) and muah chee.

WHERE: 392 Havelock Road MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Dinner: Today - Sun; high tea barbecue buffet: tomorrow, 2 - 5pm PRICE: Dinner: $72++ an adult, $36++ a child; High Tea: $42++ an adult, $21++ a child TEL: 6233-1100 INFO: E-mail dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com


At Chihuly Lounge, the Afternoon Tea (today to Sunday, 2.30 - 5pm, $65++ an adult, $32.50 a child aged six to 12 years) serves up risotto arancini with crab meat, citrus cheesecake and more. WHERE: 7 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Today - Sun

TEL: 6434-5288 INFO: E-mail rc.sinrz.restaurantreservations@ritzcarlton.com


Celebrate National Day with a special four-course set menu ($50++ a person), available for lunch and dinner this month. On weekdays, enjoy a Gourmet Buffet Lunch ($29.90++ a person), at which a fourth person dines free with three paying companions.

WHERE: 35 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Aug 31 TEL: 6836-0055 INFO: www.thesongofindia.com


Una's boqueria-style (Spanish marketplace) brunch, specially priced for SG50, is a buffet of authentic Spanish fare such as its signature Seafood and Chicken Paella and a parilla (grill) section with Pluma Iberica pork loin and more.

WHERE: One Rochester, 1 Rochester Park MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Till Sept 6, every Sun , 11am - 3pm PRICE: $50++ an adult, additional $38++ a person for free-flow wines, cava, sangria & soft drinks; $38++ a child aged six to 12, additional $8++ a child for free-flow juices & soft drinks; children under six dine for free TEL: 6773-0070 INFO: E-mail una@onerochester.com


Executive chef Frederic Faucheux's National Day Tasting Menu ($168++ a person today and tomorrow, $268++ a person this Sunday) features favourite local ingredients prepared with a modern Asian bent in dishes such as Steamed Crab Mantou with a crab filling seasoned with ginger and garlic. An optional wine pairing ($118++ a person today and tomorrow, $128++ a person this Sunday) is available, as is a vegetarian version (this Sun, $168++ a person) and a Kids' Menu (this Sun, $68++ a child).

WHERE: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 3 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Sun TEL: 6688-6788 INFO: E-mail reservation-sg@celavi.com


Lime Restaurant extends its Lobsterfest dinner promotion to every Wednesday until the end of the year. It features creations such as Maine lobster au gratin with tarragon Hollandaise sauce. The buffet includes free-flow local beverages such as bandung, as well as juices, soft drinks, coffee, tea and Tiger beer.

WHERE: 3 Upper Pickering Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Dec 23, every Wed, 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: $98++ a person TEL: 6809-8899 INFO: E-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com


The Taiwanese soft-serve ice-cream brand launches a limited-edition flavour, Honey Creme Pandan Gula Melaka, inspired by local treats. Flavoured with pandan leaf juice, it is layered with puffed rice and attap chee and sprinkled with sweet-salty toasted coconut chips. A pipette of gula melaka syrup is served on the side. From today to Monday, the dessert will be topped with a Merlion-shaped biscuit.

WHERE: 01-37, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, TEL: 6884-8468: B1-06 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, TEL: 6884-0168 WHEN: Till Sept 30 PRICE: $6 nett INFO: www.facebook.com/honeycremesg


At Marriott Cafe, the Golden Jubilee Buffet (today to Sunday, lunch $63++ a person, dinner $80++ a person) features more than 50 items, such as Wan Hao Signature Roasted Chicken and desserts. The SG50 Gastronomic Treasures of Singapore high-tea buffet (till Nov 15, Monday to Friday, $50++ for two people, limited to the first 50 guests a day, at least two days' advance reservations required) boasts rojak, ice kachang and more.

WHERE: 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: E-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com


Axis Bar and Lounge's SG50 Singapore Food Trail Afternoon Tea menu this month, by executive pastry chef Yong Ming Choong, is all about durian. Begin with canapes such as poached Hainanese chicken roulade with chilli and ginger, then dive into durian-centric desserts such as gula Melaka durian souffle roll, and have gourmet tea or coffee.

WHERE: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Aug 31, 3 - 5pm daily, additional 12.30 - 2.30pm seating on weekends & public holidays PRICE: 42++ a person, $80++ for two people TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com


This month, August babies can show their identification cards to dine for free at The Marmalade Pantry when accompanied by one paying adult. This promotion is valid for dine-in only, for orders from the Pasta & Risotto and Meat & Fish menu, with dishes such as Spicy Crabmeat pasta with pine nuts, tomatoes and chilli.

WHERE: 03-22 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, , TEL: 6734-2700; 01-02/04 Oasia Hotel, 8 Sinaran Drive, TEL: 6664-0348 WHEN: Till Aug 31 INFO: www.themarmaladepantry.com.sg


The LT50 set comprises a trio of the bar's signature spice cocktails, inspired by Fort Canning's spice garden, dating back to 1822, plus Japanese bar bites served in a lacquered box. The cocktails include options such as the nutmeg-infused Raintree.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till this Sun PRICE: $50++ a person TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail info@lewinterrace.com.sg


At Town Restaurant's National Day Sunday Brunch (this Sunday, noon - 3.30pm, from $118++ an adult, $64++ a child aged six to 11), highlights include dishes such as champagne risotto with black truffle salsa. At The Lighthouse, enjoy a view of Marina Bay along with a five-course set dinner (this Sunday, 6.30 - 10.30pm, $218++ a person) of dishes such as milk-fed veal tenderloin in golden pistachio crust. Catch the fireworks from The Lighthouse Rooftop Bar for $98 nett a person, which includes two glasses of champagne, wine, beer, housepour spirits, soft drinks or chilled juices. At Post Bar (till this Sunday, 6 - 11pm), sample Asian tapas ($15++ each) and bespoke National Day mocktails and cocktails (from $14++).

WHERE: 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till this Sun TEL: 6877-8128 (Town), 6877-8933 (The Lighthouse), 6877-8135 (Post Bar) INFO: www.fullertonhotel.com


The SG50 set meal spans a white bait starter, a main of grilled white fish with Sedap Chilli Crab Sauce, mashed potatoes and coleslaw, and a glass of Coca-Cola. This month, Pioneer Generation diners enjoy 50 per cent off the SG50 set with the purchase of another main course on weekdays before 5pm, excluding the eves of and public holidays. Other terms and conditions apply.

WHERE: B1-35/36 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, TEL: 6733-0938; 02-116 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, TEL: 6224-3176; 03-11 Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, TEL: 6255-7001; see website for full list of outlets & contact details WHEN: Till Aug 31 PRICE: $26.95++ INFO: www.fish-co.com


Enjoy 50 per cent off five favourite dishes over the National Day weekend, including Goa Fish Head Curry ($21++ after discount), angoli fish head cooked with tamarind, tomatoes and spices. The discount is not valid in conjunction with other promotions, discounts or complimentary vouchers.

WHERE: 03-21B Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - Mon TEL: 6235-8840 INFO: www.shahimaharani.com


At Tablescape's Singapore Tapestry Buffet (today and tomorrow, 6 - 10.30pm, $50++ an adult, children under 12 dine for free), savour favourites such as bak kut teh with dough fritters. On National Day at the SG50 BBQ Buffet (this Sunday, 6 - 10.30pm, $50++ an adult, children under 12 dine for free) at WoW - World of Whisky, dine on succulent meats and fresh seafood and watch the live telecast of the National Day parade.

WHERE: 23 Beach View, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today - Sun TEL: 6818-3388 INFO: E-mail Hotel.Sentosa.fb@moevenpick.com


The Line marks Singapore's 50th anniversary with the addition of 10 futuristic remakes of local dishes to the international dinner buffet. They include Singapore Chilli Crab To-Go, a sponge cake topped with egg yolk and spring onion; and nitrogen- frozen Durian Nitro Ice Cream.

WHERE: 22 Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Aug 16 PRICE: Mon, Wed & Sun, $76++ an adult, inclusive of coffee & tea; Fri & Sat, $88++ an adult, inclusive of coffee & tea: Tue & Thu, $98++ an adult, inclusive of house-pour wines, draft beer, soft drinks & chilled juices TEL: 6213-4398/4275 INFO: E-mail dining.sls@shangri-la.com


Riverview Hotel's popular Streets of Singapore Semi-Buffet returns to River Garden Coffee House for the nation's 50th Birthday. Indulge in local dishes such as rojak, kang kong?cuttlefish with sweet plum dressing, and durian pengat.

WHERE: 382 Havelock Road, Level 3 MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today - Mon, 6 - 10pm PRICE: $28 nett an adult, $16 nett a child TEL: 6349-4871/72 INFO: www.riverview.com.sg


For three days only, a complimentary pint of Asahi beer will be given out with every lobster meal purchased, limited to 50 pints a day. The meals ($58++ each) include a whole steamed or grilled live lobster with salad, fries and herbed butter sauce.

WHERE: 32/33 Duxton Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today, tomorrow & Mon TEL: 6225-7558 INFO: www.pinceandpints.com


Chef Patrick Heuberger's SG50 charcuterie platter is available at $50+ (usual price $78.20+) only on the restaurant's online store this month. Serving four to six people, it comprises 150g of duck rillettes, 150g of haddock and lobster rillettes, 180g of garlic sausage, 200g of gammon ham, 280g of pig head terrine and a French baguette.

WHERE: Park West Condominium, 02-02 The Club House, 8 Jalan Lempeng MRT: Clementi WHEN: Till Aug 31; 24 hours minimum advance notice for orders: delivery days Tue, Thu & Sun; delivery times 9am - noon, noon - 3pm or 3 - 6pm PRICE: $50+ a platter, limited to three an address TEL: 9630-4526 INFO: www.cassecroute.com.sg



New head chef Giovanni Minarelli, an alumni of restaurants in Italy such as Osteria del Benedet, puts his stamp on La Braceria's menu. New dishes include seared foie gras drizzled with limoncello and balsamic reduction, served with parma ham, melon and two shots of limoncello on the side.

WHERE: 5 Greendale Avenue MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte dishes from $5.50++ TEL: 6465-5918 INFO: www.labraceria.com.sg


The soup chain's new The World In One Kitchen theme will see three new "Souper Inspiration" soups launched every six weeks, inspired by co-founder and chef Anna Lim's travels and meals around the world. Now on offer are Spanish creations such as Sopa de Pescado, a Basque-style spicy seafood stew.

WHERE: B1-K24A Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, TEL: 6336-2865; B4-67/68 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, TEL: 6634-5378; 03-21 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, TEL: 6338-9894; see website for full list of outlets & contact details WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte food items from $4.10, set meals from $8.50 - $13.30 INFO: www.thesoupspoon.com


The restaurant launches a new dinner menu with a host of shared plates, pizzas, pastas, salads and main courses. Among the highlights is a 500g Angus T-bone steak served with arugula and sea salt. Favourites such as the chilli crab pasta remain on the menu.

WHERE: 01-03 Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte dinner items from $8+ - $65+ TEL: 6835-1128 INFO: www.nassimhill.com.sg



Enjoy new beer cocktails and twists on concoctions such as The Submarine To Hell, with beer, peach schnapps, triple sec and fresh orange slices.

WHERE: 13A Dempsey Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: Cocktails from $17 - $22 nett TEL: 6476-2922/6479-5945 INFO: E-mail info@thegreendoor.com.sg


PS.Cafe's Ann Siang Hill outlet introduces a Boutique Wine Brunch on weekends, with free-flow Dal Zotto wines, such as the Pinot Grigio 2014. Terms and conditions apply.

WHERE: 02-02 , 45 Ann Siang Road MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Weekends & public holidays: first seating 9.30am - 12.30pm, second seating 1 - 4pm PRICE: $70++ a person TEL: 9797-0648 INFO: www.pscafe.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI07A'. Print Edition | Subscribe