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Izy Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Maguro Show

Izy Dining & Bar is staging an epicurean experience with a bluefin maguro show for its third anniversary tomorrow. The restaurant will bring together Japanese cuisine, culture and entertainment, including a demonstration on how to fillet a 60kg bluefin tuna. The fish will be filleted using a maguro bocho, a knife for cutting tuna, and several pairs of skilled hands. The seven-course omakase is paired with cocktails and sake.

WHERE: 27 Club Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 & 8.30pm (two seatings) PRICE: $250++ a person (front-row bar seats $275++ each) TEL: 9678-0027 INFO: E-mail maguro@izy.com.sg

Osteria-style, No-menu, Mixed-region Italian Home Fare

At Vita Italiana Restaurant, dishes are mixed and matched from 20 regions of Italy. Diners can pick up to 13 courses, which are changed weekly, and select from six Collesi Artisan beers.

WHERE: 38 Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Tue - Sun; lunch, 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner, 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: Lunch from $28++ a person, dinner from $38++ TEL: 6220-0093 & 8653-1708 INFO: E-mail carmine@vita-italiana.sg

August Offers At Sabio By The Sea

Sabio By The Sea's Happy Hour is back next month with one-for-one cocktails, while beer, sangria and wine start at $7++. For dinner on Sundays (from 5pm), large paellas (usual price $49++) are $29++ each. On Mondays, all tapas will be upsized without any extra charge. Free corkage is available on Tuesdays when you bring your own bottle.

WHERE: Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, 01-02 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Mon - Aug 31; Happy Hour: Mon - Fri, 5 - 7pm TEL: 6690-7568 INFO: E-mail sbts@sabio.sg

Mikuni's Summer Unagi Festival Set Lunch

Mikuni at Fairmont Singapore is offering a special unagi summer lunch with executive chef Moon Kyung Soo preparing unagi flown in from Japan's Aichi prefecture.

The star of the show is charcoal- grilled eel on rice, paired with Kyushu shijimi clam miso soup and Japanese pickles.

WHERE: Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Level 3 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Aug 6, noon - 2.30pm PRICE: $138++ a person TEL: 6431-6156 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@fairmont.com

Spago's California Dreaming Brunch Party

Spago by Wolfgang Puck is launching the first of its many boozy brunch parties, themed California Dreaming, for brunch and drink lovers on Sunday. Guests can party and wind down with premier champagne and signature cocktails, as well as a buffet line of all-time favourite Spago dishes such as Panna Cotta Spoons and Laksa Spring Rolls.

WHERE: Sands SkyPark, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 2 Level 57 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sun, noon - 5pm PRICE: $200++ a person TEL: 6688-9955 INFO: E-mail spagoreservations@marinabaysands.com

Oxwell & Co's New Kids Menu

Oxwell & Co has a new Kids Menu at $20++ with a main course and a scoop of ice cream. Main dish choices are Oxwell Beef Burger, Fish & Chips or Meatballs with Homemade Tomato Sauce. For ice cream, choose from chocolate, vanilla or banana.

WHERE: 5 Ann Siang Road MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Tue - Sun, noon - midnight; Mon, 4pm - midnight PRICE: $20++ TEL: 6438-3984 INFO: E-mail info@oxwellandco.com

Indonesian Gastronomic Experience At Sheraton Towers

In celebration of Indonesia's Independence Day on Aug 17, Sheraton Towers Singapore has invited guest chef John Sawarto to showcase the flavours of Indonesian cuisine at The Dining Room. Melding ingredients with French culinary techniques, he will be introducing dishes such as Grilled Maine Lobster Gado Gado, Wagyu Beef Cheek Rendang, Crispy Spiced Duck Confit (his interpretation of Balinese crispy duck) and Chendol Panna Cotta. There will be cultural performances and a lucky draw with prizes, including a trip to Indonesia.

WHERE: Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Road, lobby level MRT: Newton WHEN: Aug 15 - 21 PRICE: Appetisers: $16++; mains: from $28++; desserts: $10++; set lunch: $48++ (three courses); $58++ (four courses); set dinner: $68++ (four courses); $88 ++ (six courses) TEL: 6839-5621 INFO: www.sheratonsingapore.com

NATIONAL DAY

Singapore Sling And Chilli Crab At Aqua Luna

Park Hotel Alexandra's Aqua Luna sunset bar celebrates Singapore's 51st birthday with two home-grown favourites: Singapore Sling and Chilli Crab. For the month of August, enjoy two Singapore Slings and a Chilli Crab flatbread featuring housemade chilli crab sauce and fresh blue swimmer crab for $38++.

WHERE: Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Level 7 MRT: Redhill/Queenstown WHEN: Mon - Aug 31; Sun - Thu, 1 - 11pm; Fri - Sat, 1pm - 1am PRICE: $38++ for two Singapore Slings & a Chilli Crab Flatbread TEL: 6828-8885 INFO: www.parkhotelgroup.com/alexandra

Dim Sum Brunch, Set Lunch, Dinner At Hai Tien Lo

Executive chef Lai Tong Ping has come up with a seven-course set menu for the National Day week. Dishes include classic whole abalone with sea perch fillet; braised broccoli with crabmeat and pan-fried scallops; and combination appetiser platter of sliced Peking duck and crispy prawns with salted egg. Hai Tien Lo's Dim Sum Brunch a la carte buffet features signature items such as braised scallops with crabmeat and mushrooms; deep-fried crispy cod with sesame seeds; and chilled Boston lobster. Dim sum highlights are steamed spinach dumplings with prawns and minced garlic; pan-fried rice flour rolls with dried scallops; and fried dumplings with dried shrimp, minced chicken and assorted mushrooms.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3 MRT: Promenade WHEN/PRICE: National Day Set Menu: Aug 6 - 9, lunch, 11.30am - 2.30pm, dinner, 6.30 - 10.30pm, $128++ a person (at least two); National Day Dim Sum Brunch: Aug 6 - 7, 11.30am - 2.30pm, $68++ a person, $38++ for child aged six - 11, Aug 9: $88++ a person, $48++ child TEL: 6826­8240 INFO: celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

National Day-themed Desserts At Cafe Mosaic

Cafe Mosaic at Carlton Hotel Singapore will be serving international and home-grown treats for the National Day week. Local delicacies include laksa, bak kut teh, beef rendang, prawn paste chicken, Singapore rojak, chicken rice, putu mayam and National Day- themed desserts such as Singapore Flag red velvet cake, assorted Nonya kueh and durian cake. International items include black mussels, prawns, smoked salmon, assorted sushi or mains including assorted seafood with X.O. sauce, steamed king snapper in supreme soya sauce and mushroom aglio olio al pesto.

WHERE: Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, Level 1 MRT: City Hall WHEN/PRICE: Aug 9 National Day lunch, noon - 3pm, $68++ a person, $34++ a child; Aug 5 - 9 National Day dinner, 6 - 10pm, $88++ a person, $44++ a child TEL: 6311-8195 INFO: E-mail cafe.mosaic@carltonhotel.sg; Citibank, OCBC, UOB credit-card holders' promotion: one dines free with every three paying adults for buffet lunch, one-for-one deal for buffet dinner

Dine-in, Takeaway, Catering Deals From Gu Ma Jia

Gu Ma Jia is giving a free dish (Crispy Bean Jal, Claypot Wine Chicken, Sambal Sotong or Hot Plate Bean Curd; or four desserts) and a $20 cash voucher with a minimum spend of $150 from Monday to Aug 31. Takeaway orders, valid from Aug 6 to 9, of at least $100 are entitled to a 10 per cent discount. For buffet catering, valid from Aug 6 to 9, customers will get discounts of $2 to $4 a person and a $20 cash voucher.

WHERE: 45 Tai Thong Crescent MRT: Potong Pasir WHEN: Mon - Fri, 11am - 2.30pm, 5.30 - 10pm; Sat - Sun & public holiday, 11am - 10pm; promotion period Mon - Aug 31 TEL: 6285-2023 INFO: E-mail sales@gumajia.com.sg

O'Coffee Club's $5.10 Discount For SG51

O'Coffee Club is giving $5.10 off your bill with every two sets (main and beverage) of National Day items ordered. Items available include curry chicken ($7.90) served with a warm baguette, prawn laksa ($15.90) with a poached egg, chilli crab linguine ($19.90), iced gula melaka blend ($6.90) and gula melaka latte ($6.40).

WHERE: 10 O'Coffee Club Outlets, including Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, 03-09 MRT: Somerset/Orchard WHEN: Mon - Aug 31, 10am - 9pm daily PRICE: From $6.40++ TEL: 6733-3595 INFO: www.ocoffeeclub.com

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

Discounts At Amara Singapore's Silk Road

Silk Road at Amara Singapore is offering various discounts for its mooncakes. Early-bird orders (Monday to Aug 15) enjoy 20 per cent discount, bulk purchases (Monday to Sept 9) enjoy 20 to 25 per cent discounts and certain cardholders (Monday to Sept 15) get 15 per cent off. Traditional baked mooncakes are $64+ to $68 + for each box of four single/double yolk in white lotus paste, while mini snowskin mooncakes are $62+ to $68+ for a box of eight (yuzu or durian).

WHERE: Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Level 2 MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Mon - Sept 15 PRICE: $62+ - $68+ TEL: 6227-3848 INFO: E-mail silkroad@amaraholdings.com

Dining Vouchers At Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

For each box of mooncakes purchased, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is giving away a $50 dining voucher, which can be used at Azur restaurant and Lobby Lounge. Orders fully paid by Aug 31 will enjoy a 30 per cent discount.

WHERE: Lobby Lounge, 75 Airport Boulevard MRT: Changi Airport WHEN: Till Sept 15 PRICE: $62 - $69 nett (box of four); $17 - $20 nett (single piece) TEL: 6823-5367 INFO: E-mail LobbyLounge.cpca@ihg.com; for bulk orders, call 6823-5348 or e-mail Evelyn.Suah@ihg.com

COOKING CLASS

Healthy Dishes Demonstration

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women's Group has arranged two healthy cooking demonstration classes. The first session on Sunday will feature Thai Green Curry Chicken & Red Snapper in Tomato Herb Stock. The Aug 28 session will feature Olive Fried Rice and Nonya Curry-infused Patties. Each participant can bring a friend.

WHERE: ToTT Store, 896 Dunearn Road, Sime Darby Centre, 01-01A MRT: King Albert Park WHEN: Sun (in Mandarin); Aug 28 (in English); 9 - 11.30am PRICE: $10 a session TEL: 6337-8381 INFO: E-mail huimin@sccci.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe