Happenings - Food

Peach Blossoms' Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with melon seeds and gold dust mooncakes (left).
Peach Blossoms' Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with melon seeds and gold dust mooncakes (left).PHOTO: MARINA MANDARIN, PEACH BLOSSOMS

FOOD

PROMOTIONS
Morton's Opens For Lunch On Sundays

Morton's Singapore is opening for lunch on Sundays, complete with a selection of Bloody Mary cocktails. The three-course menu starts with a choice of Caesar Salad, Morton's Centre-Cut Iceberg, Baked Five Onion soup or the signature Lobster Bisque. Entrees include Short Rib Bolognese, the Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon or Grilled Chicken Bianco. The 8oz Centre-Cut Filet Mignon or the 16oz Slow Roast Prime Rib are for meat-lovers. Double Chocolate Mousse and Morton's tangy Key Lime Pie are the dessert choices.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Every Sun, noon - 3pm (a la carte items: noon - 9pm) PRICE: Lunch set: from $65++ TEL: 6339-3740 INFO: www.mortons.com

Four Hands Dinner, From Bilbao To Singapore

Spanish chef Josean Alija of Nerua at Guggenheim Bilbao brings the soul of his kitchen to Singapore in a collaboration with chef Ryan Clift of Tippling Club. Clift's dishes include crab with nashi pear, shiso puree and yuzu; foie gras with apple, 8spice and gaufrette biscuit; and the A4 Toriyama Wagyu, fruit tomato, horseradish and sea grapes. Alija's contribution covers tomatoes with aromatic herb and caper base; prawn with vegetable broth, enoki mushroom, curry and mint; and cod kokotxa and green pepper pil-pil sauce.

WHERE: Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Thu, 7pm PRICE: $295++ a person ($390++ with wine pairing) TEL: 6475-2217 INFO: E-mail enquiries@tipplingclub.com

Saveur Art Orchard's 1-For-1 Main Course

Saveur Art at Ion Orchard is having a one-for-one promotion on a la carte main courses for dinner daily. Choices include Snapper Grenobloise ($30++), Lobster Etuvee ($80++), 320g Entrecote grilled black Angus rib eye ($80++), butter-roasted chicken breast ($28++) and Pork & Artichoke Barigoule ($38++). The free course must be of equal or lower value.

WHERE: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 04-11 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Dinner (daily): 6 - 9.30pm (Sun: till 9pm) PRICE: $28++ - $80++ TEL: 6634-1141 INFO: www.saveur.sg

French Week

Enjoy a showcase of French classic and fusion gastronomy, with up to 25 restaurants across Singapore offering week-long dining deals of exclusively crafted lunch ($40++) and dinner ($58++) set menus, inclusive of one complimentary glass of French red or white wine. Among the participating restaurants are Absinthe, Oso Grill, OCF, Lewin Terrace, Saveur and Taratata.

WHERE: Participating restaurants (go to www.thefrenchweek.sg) WHEN: Sept 10 - 17, various times PRICE: Lunch: $40++ a person; dinner: $58++ INFO: www.thefrenchweek.sg

Wine-pairing Dinner, Cooking Demo By 2013 Iron Chef Thailand

Italian chef and restaurateur Alessandro Frau is guest chef at Basilico, Regent Singapore. The 2013 Iron Chef Thailand will present a five-course wine-pairing dinner with Keti Mazzi, brand ambassador of Argiolas Winery, and host a cooking demonstration that includes a three-course lunch with dishes such as Ravioli Culurgionis stuffed with potato, fresh mint and aged Sardinian Fiore Sardo Pecorino Cheese, and Fregola Sarda cooked in mussels and vongole broth.

WHERE: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2 MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Sept 23 (7 - 10pm), wine-pairing dinner ($98++ a person); Sept 24 (noon - 2.30pm), cooking demo & lunch ($90++) TEL: 6725-3232/3 INFO: E-mail basilicogrm.rsn@fourseasons.com

All-day Breakfast Saturdays At Club Meatballs

Breakfast dishes such as Eggs Benedict ($14.50++), Eggs Royale ($14.50++), pancakes ($11.50++) and Club House DIY/Signature Breakfast ($17.50++) at Club Meatballs are now available all day on Saturdays. There is also Breaky On The Run, with items such as Grab A Ham & Cheese Croissant, Granola or a Bacon & Egg Sandwich on the go with a black or white coffee for $10++.

WHERE: China Square Central, 20 Cross Street, 01-35 MRT: Telok Ayer/Chinatown WHEN: Every Sat PRICE: $11.50++ - $17.50++; Breaky On The Run: $10++ (includes coffee) TEL: 6222-8660 INFO: E-mail hey@clubmeatballs

Lewin Terrace's Autumn Sho-Mi Menu

Lewin Terrace's autumn Sho-Mi menu features dishes such as Hokkaido Crab with Japanese Apple and Spanish Red Urchin with Smoked Tofu and 10-year miso. Other highlights include Wagyu Beef Cheek with Beetroot and the autumn version of executive chef Keisuke Matsumoto's interpretation of a French classic, the Nippon Rossini.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace (via 23B Coleman Street) MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till end-November; lunch: noon - 3pm; dinner: 6.30 - 11pm PRICE: $118++ - $188++ a person TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail info@lewinterrace.com.sg

Flavours Of The Fullerton Heritage

This event is back in its fourth instalment with myriad dining experiences across 10 restaurants at The Fullerton Hotel, The Fullerton Bay Hotel and One Fullerton. Enjoy a buffet at Town Restaurant, Italian cuisine at The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, Chinese cuisine at Jade Restaurant, sundowners at Post Bar and The Courtyard, French fare at La Brasserie, Asian and Western specialities at The Landing Point, Singaporean favourites at The Clifford Pier or gourmet selections at the stylish rooftop bar.

WHERE: Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square; Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay; One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 9 PRICE: Lunch: $35++ a person; dinner: $58++ a person INFO: www.fullerton hotels.com

Singapore Heritage Feast At Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy hotel will be having its Heritage Fantasy Feast from Monday at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant, with delicacies influenced by the diverse blend of cultures in Singapore. Besides special prices for senior citizens and Pioneer Generation members, there is also a 50 per cent discount on prices during lunch and dinner.

WHERE: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square MRT: Dakota WHEN: Mon - Sept 9; lunch: noon - 2.30pm (daily); dinner: 6 - 9.30pm PRICE: Lunch: $43++ a person (child: $22++; senior: $33 nett; Pioneer: $30 nett); dinner: $47++ - $48++ a person (child: $24++; senior: $35 - $36 nett; Pioneer: $32 - $33 nett) TEL: 6340-5665 INFO: grandmercureroxy.com.sg

Art At Curate With Visiting Scandinavian Chef

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) welcomes Scandinavian chef Esben Holmboe Bang from Maaemo, the first three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Norway, as guest chef for the third edition of the Art At Curate dining series. The event will feature his creations such as Emulsion of raw Norwegian oysters from Bomlo, Scallop from the coast of Trondheim, Skate with fermented white asparagus, caviar and ramson as well as his renowned signatures.

WHERE: Curate, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Forum Level 1 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 16 - 25 (closed on Sun & Mon); lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: Four-course lunch with wine pairing: $280++ a person; eight-course dinner with wine & champagne pairing: $480++ TEL: 6577-7288 INFO: E-mail curate@rwsentosa.com


MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

Coffee-flavoured Mooncakes From Starbucks

Besides combinations that include Yuzu White Lotus with red bean and White Lotus Paste with black sesame, Starbucks mooncakes come in coffee and tea flavours too. The Starbucks Coffee White Lotus Paste with maple walnut is created by mixing Frappuccino Roast with the white lotus paste and tossed with chopped maple roasted walnut. Other flavours include Lavender & White Chocolate Pearls with Earl Grey truffle, Starbucks Hazelnut Macchiato with milk chocolate truffle and Brownie with chocolate sea salt truffle.

WHERE: All Starbucks outlets MRT: Various WHEN: Till Sept 15 PRICE: $52.90 & $55.90 (box sets of eight baked & eight snowskin flavours respectively) INFO: www.starbucks.com.sg

Mooncakes With Eight Yolks From Marina Mandarin

Marina Mandarin Singapore mooncakes, made at Peach Blossoms, feature flavours such as the popular Eight Treasures (eight-yolk) white lotus paste ($72.80+ each); the new Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with melon seeds and gold dust ($62.80+ for a box of four, $70.80 for box of eight mini versions); Single ($62.80+ for a box of four) or Double Yolk ($65.80+ for a box of four) with white lotus paste; and the Macadamia Nuts with White Lotus Paste ($60.80+ for a box of four).

WHERE: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 5 MRT: Promenade/Esplanade WHEN: Till Sept 15 PRICE: $60.80+ - $72.80+; discounts of 15 per cent (till Sept 15) TEL: 6845-1118 INFO: E-mail peachblossoms.marina@meritushotels.com

MAD Museum Quartz Mooncakes

MAD Museum of Art & Design's Make A Difference Bistro has come up with Quartz Mooncakes. The chestnut pastry skin mooncakes is made with fresh water chestnuts, water chestnut powder and rock sugar.

WHERE: 10 Tanglin Road, 01-01 MRT: Orchard WHEN: 11 - 1am daily (till Sept 30) PRICE: Quartz mooncakes, $10 nett each; mini mooncakes (Jade, Sapphire, Ruby, Quartz) in boxes of four ($15) & six ($18) TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: E-mail info@madmuseumsingapore.com


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Rooftop Affair At 1919 Waterboat House

On Practice Race Night (Sept 16), diners will be served a five-course set dinner with champagne pairing and four hours of free-flow house pour wines, beer, soft drinks and juices at $195++ a person. Dishes include grilled foie gras, pan-seared Hokkaido scallop, pan-seared veal tenderloin, Pira-grilled lobster tail and Pacific seabass. On Qualifying Night (Sept 17, $235++ a person), Premium Canapes are added. For Race Night, there will be an exclusive European Seafood Buffet with four hours of free-flow Moet & Chandon champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks, juices and cocktails ($355++ a person).

WHERE: The Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, 03-01 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 16 - 18 PRICE: $195++ - $355++ a person TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg

Flag Off With Axis Bar & Lounge Afternoon Tea

Grab a spot at Axis Bar & Lounge in conjunction with the Singapore Night Race. The menu starts with citrus ice jelly, followed by a savoury "traffic lights" trio of canapes - sesame octopus compression with mentaiko aioli for red; baked ham and pecorino with crisp shallots for amber; and feta-cucumber salad with pesto creme in spinach cone for green. It continues with treats inspired by other races, including Japan's goma chicken maki roll, America's Reuben sandwich and the French Nicoise wrap. Finally, complete the gastronomic experience with miniature desserts and sweets for an indulgent afternoon.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sept 16 - 18; 3 - 5pm PRICE: $42++ a person ($80++ for two) TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com


WINE EVENTS

Brunello Wine Dinner At Garibaldi

Inspired by the taste of the top Brunello labels from Montalcino, the menu for this event at Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar features canapes, seared Carabineros prawn with curry powder, beef oxtail ravioli, Japanese Tochigi grade A5 wagyu beef, Italian cheese platter and Crumble Sbrisolona & Sangiovese Sorbet. Paired wines include Tenuta di Collosorbo (Rosso di Montalcino 2013), Mastrojanni (Brunello di Montalcino 2011) and Tenuta di Collosorbo (Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010).

WHERE: 36 Purvis Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wed, 7pm PRICE: $178++ a person TEL: 6837-1468 INFO: www.garibaldi.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe