Happenings - Food

Brotzeit's Oktoberfest Platter includes beer-infused Bavarian honey ribs, oven- roasted pork knuckle, roast spring chicken, sausages, wedges and sauerkraut
Brotzeit's Oktoberfest Platter includes beer-infused Bavarian honey ribs, oven- roasted pork knuckle, roast spring chicken, sausages, wedges and sauerkrautPHOTO: BROTZEIT

FOOD

PROMOTIONS

Starbucks' Teavana Treat

Starbucks at The Cathay is giving out new Teavana handcrafted beverages this afternoon. Meet Kiss92 DJs, collect a Teavana drink pass and redeem a tall-sized beverage of your choice. Flavours available are Matcha & Espresso Fusion, Black Tea With Ruby Grapefruit & Honey and Iced Shaken Hibiscus Tea With Pomegranate Pearls.

WHERE: 01-05 The Cathay, 2 Handy Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 3 - 5pm PRICE: Free INFO: www.starbucks.com.sg

Singapore International Indian Expo

Look out for spices, coffee, tea and packaged food at Singapore International Indian Expo, organised by Tamil Murasu, Tabla and De Ideaz. In its fifth edition, this yearly event brings products and services from India and other countries in South-east Asia to Singapore. Other exhibitor categories include handicrafts, jewellery, apparels, pottery and coir and jute products. Bollywood stars and other celebrities will make appearances at the event.

WHERE: Halls 401 - 402, Level 4 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm MRT: Esplanade/Promenade PRICE: Free admission TEL: 6223-7276/7782 INFO: www.siiexpo.com

Alaskan Crab Buffet Dinner At Food Capital

Grand Copthorne Waterfront's Food Capital is having an Alaskan king crab feast. Highlights of the buffet dinner include oven-baked Alaskan crab leg with garlic and herb butter and the crab wok-fried with black pepper. Other highlights include Irish oysters, New Zealand mussels and clams, chilled tiger prawns, scallop with roe, Australian ribeye and Australian lamb leg. Desserts include baked pistachio cherry almond tart and Japanese matcha cheesecake.

WHERE: 392 Havelock Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Mon - Wed, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $78++ a person (add $16++ for free-flow chilled juices, soft drinks & beer) TEL: 6233-1100 INFO: E-mail dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

Cocotte x Morsels Wine & Sake Dinner

Chefs Anthony Yeoh of Cocotte and Petrina Loh of Morsels join hands with a five-course tasting menu inspired by their travels to England and Japan. Chef Yeoh draws inspiration from the famed salt beef bagels of Brick Lane in London, creating a fluffy spiced citrus-glazed brioche filled with kohlrabi piccalilli and house-brined beef tongue. Chef Loh showcases her take on Japanese onigiri, crafting a plate of Snake River Farms wagyu chuck eye log, onigiri hash, tangy tomato relish and kohlrabi misozuke. She has also curated artisanal sakes to complement the menu.

WHERE: Cocotte, 2 Dickson Road MRT: Rochor WHEN: Mon, 6.30, 7.30 & 8.30pm PRICE: $108++ a person, $168++ with wine & sake pairing; reservations via Chope TEL: 6298-1188 INFO: E-mail info@restaurantcocotte.com

Great Meat Feast At The Carvery

The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra is presenting a line-up of prime cuts of beef from around the world. Besides the restaurant's signature roasts, guests will be served a rotating medley of beef which includes Japan's Aomori rice beef (Friday and Saturday only), Mayura full-blood wagyu (Australia; 500-day chocolate and grain-fed cattle), Cape Grim (Tasmania; grass-fed, free-roaming cattle), Zebu (Brazil) and US Black Angus. Signature roasts such as rotisserie chicken, New Zealand leg of lamb and pork knuckle will also be served. Six wines picked for pairing are $14++ a glass or $68++ a bottle.

WHERE: Level 7 Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road MRT: Redhill WHEN: Wed - Oct 22, 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Sun - Thurs: $78++ an adult, $42++ a child aged five - 12; Fri - Sat: $88++ an adult, $48++ a child TEL: 6828-8880 INFO: E-mail thecarvery.phal@parkhotelgroup.com

Hairy Crabs At Jia Wei

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy's Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant will have on its menu next month hairy crab from Taihu Lake, China. Besides the crab, its Set A will have braised shark's fin with crabmeat and conpoy, baked sea perch, braised pearl abalone and stewed fish noodles, while Set B will have braised superior shark's fin in hot stone, steamed sea perch, braised pearl abalone with beancurd and seasonal vegetables and seafood fried rice with XO sauce. Both sets feature glutinous rice ball with ginger tea. The crab can also be ordered separately at market prices.

WHERE: Roxy Square, 50 East Coast Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Oct 1 - 31; Lunch: 11.30am - 3pm (Mon - Sat), 11am - 3pm (Sun & public holiday); dinner: 6 - 11pm (daily) PRICE: Hairy Crab Set A: $88++ a person (includes a glass of beer or can of Fanta Lychee), Set B: $108++ (includes a glass of house wine), minimum two people TEL: 6340-5678 (call for availability of hairy crabs) INFO: E-mail H3610FO16@accor.com

Be A Masterchef At One Raffles Place

Spend $500 from Monday to Oct 7 at One Raffles Place mall and be among the first 25 shoppers to sign up to be a masterchef for a day and create a two-course meal of pasta with shrimp and ruccola and chocolate lava cake with homemade vanilla ice cream.

WHERE: 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Mon - Oct 7 INFO: www.onerafflesplace.com.sg

Harry's 24th anniversary

Harry's is celebrating its 24th anniversary by offering its Harry's Seven platter (Harry's signature wings, chicken satay, spicy chicken sausage, otah toasties, onion rings, fish crackling and crisps) at $24 (usual price $36.90) and giving a 24 per cent discount off three pints of Harry's Premium Lager. On Sept 30 and Oct 1, it will hold a 1990s-themed party at Clarke Quay Central Fountain Square and proceeds for the two nights go to the Happy People Helping People's Meal Fund for Box Collectors.

WHERE: 01-01D Clarke Quay, 3D River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Sept 30 & Oct 1, 6.30pm - midnight PRICE: $24 for Harry's Seven platter TEL: 6438-8852 INFO: www.harrys.com.sg


FOOD

PROMOTIONS

Hard Rock Cafe Brings Back Vegetarian Menu

Hard Rock Cafe is going green with its vegetarian menu for a second year. The refreshed menu includes Cauliflower Wings ($14++) served Buffalo-style, Grilled Ratatouille Wrap featuring grilled vegetables and Sriracha mayo, and Very Veggie 'Tini ($18++) featuring a mix of fresh vegetable juices, Greek yogurt and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Other items include Feta & Fig Salad ($22++), Quinoa Burger ($19++), Bell Pepper Martini ($18++) and Wascally Wabbit ($20++).

WHERE: Level 2 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road & 01-209 Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway MRT: Orchard/HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 1 - 31; HPL House: 11.30am - midnight (Mon-Thu), 11.30 - 2am (Fri - Sun); RWS: 11 - 1am daily PRICE: Selected items: $14++ - $22++ TEL: 6235-5232/6795-7454 INFO: E-mail orchard-enquiries@hardrockcafe-singapore.com & sentosa-enquiries@hardrockcafe-singapore.com

Semi A La Carte Lunch Sets At Cure, Keong Saik

Cure, the modern European bistronomy restaurant in Keong Saik Road, is offering two- and three-course semi a la carte lunch sets, which focus on chef-owner Andrew Walsh's Irish-influenced cuisine. Diners can mix and match starters, mains and desserts. Alongside snacks of the day, lunch starts off with the signature house-baked sourdough with bacon butter and whisky-brined fermented cabbage. Diners can opt for starters such as wagyu beef dumpling or pumpkin granola paired with burrata curd, truffle honey and sage milk gel. Mains include the 72-hour Beef Short Rib (add $15++) and BBQ Mackerel. End on a sweet note with Guinness Ice Cream Sandwich, or Irish Chocolate And Basil Moss, a dessert inspired by Irish forests.

WHERE: 21 Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Wed - Fri, noon - 2.30pm PRICE: $38++ - $48++ ($58++ for five courses) TEL: 6221-2189 INFO: E-mail reserve@curesingapore.com

Japanese-French Fusion Dinner At Lewin Terrace

Lewin Terrace's executive chef Keisuke Matsumoto and one-Michelin-starred Beni's chef Kenji Yamanaka will be presenting a six-course Japanese-French fusion dinner on Sept 30. The dinner will feature dishes created by both chefs, including chef Matsumoto's Smoked Eel And Oyster Royale, and chef Yamanaka's Ozaki wagyu from the Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu. A selection of French and Japanese wines, paired with each course of the menu, is available and hand-picked by Lewin Terrace sommelier Axel Paquette.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace (via 23B Coleman Street) MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 30, 7pm PRICE: $198++ a person TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail info@lewinterrace.com.sg

Jamie's Italian Gourmet Pop-up Market

Jamie's Italian VivoCity is holding its second Gourmet Pop-Up Market this weekend, featuring stalls from Jamie's and Somersby Cider, which will be hosting a tasting station. New items include a giant Jamie's Italian gourmet map, where children and adults can learn about Italian produce, its origins and how it is made; and a gelato parlour offering avocado, pistachio and yogurt gelato with toppings such as honeycomb, butterscotch and seasonal berries. Guests can pick up a range of Jamie's pastas and sauces and purchase Italian products - white truffle oil, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and Acquerello Rice.

WHERE: 1-165 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, noon - 6pm TEL: 6733-5500 INFO: www.jamieoliver.com

Kki Sweets-Craftholic Pop-up Cafe

Kki Sweets and Craftholic have set up a pop-up cafe at the School of the Arts. Available are items such as Craftholic-themed meals ($16.80+), decorated parfaits and beverages ($7.80+ - $12.80+) and Kki's limited-edition Singapore pandan-flavour souffle cheesecake ($7.80+ a slice).

WHERE: Level 2 School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till Nov 13 PRICE: $7.80+ - $16.80+


OKTOBERFEST

RWS' Maiden Oktoberfest

In its first Oktoberfest event in Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will add its own twist to Munich's age-old tradition by presenting four original Oktoberfest-inspired bratwursts specially prepared by its celebrity chef restaurants - Curate, Forest, Fratelli and Osia Steak & Seafood Grill. Also featured will be limited-edition Erdinger seasonal brewed beer as well as live music by Ois Easy, one of the most sought-after party bands for beer festivals.

WHERE: Festive Walk (Level 1), Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 1, 7pm - 2am PRICE: $78 nett a person ($68 nett for corporate & RWS Invites members), includes German buffet, sausages & a glass of beer; party of eight: $750 nett, includes German buffet, sausages, two beer towers & one beer pong game TEL: 6577-8888 INFO: www.rwsentosa.com/oktoberfest

Brotzeit VivoCity's 10th Anniversary Edition

Brotzeit VivoCity's annual Oktoberfest celebration, now in its 10th year, promises to top previous editions. Across outlets islandwide, guests can enjoy the best of Oktoberfest with the annual Oktoberfest Biers released in Germany last weekend. The iconic once-a-year brew, Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Marzen, harks back to the days when Oktoberfest beers were, in fact, the last aged barrels of summer beers made in March (Marzen bier). Added to Brotzeit's menu this time round is a 100cm Meter-Wurst, which weighs over half a kg. The seasonal Grill Hendl (roasted chicken, $42 for two people) is another Oktoberfest favourite. Tuck into the Oktoberfest Platter with beer-infused Bavarian honey ribs, oven-roasted pork knuckle and roast spring chicken, accompanied by sausages, wedges and sauerkraut.

WHERE: 01-149 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Thu - Oct 2 PRICE: Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Marzen: $15 for 0.5 litre, $28 for 1 litre; Meter-Wurst: $38 for two people; Oktoberfest Platter: $128 for sharing TEL: 6272-8815 (corporate packages available)

Bavarian Feast By The Outdoor Terrace

Enjoy more than four hours of food and drinks, test your strength at the high-striker game booth and capture Instagram-worthy moments with the service staff in dirndl (traditional Austrian dress) uniforms. Besides free-flow Erdinger beer, the Bavarian Feast at Parkroyal On Pickering will have a buffet spread that includes pretzels, sausages, a live station serving Potato Rosti, Spatzle and Knodel (noodle and dumpling), Pork Knuckles, Sauerkraut, Veal and Chicken Schnitzel, Konigsberg-style Meatballs In White Sauce And Baby Caper and Black Forest Cake.

WHERE: Level 5 Parkroyal On Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Oct 1 & 2, 4.30 - 9pm PRICE: $99++ a person (includes free-flow chilled juices & soft drinks); $128++ (includes beer); $59++ a child (includes free-flow chilled juices & soft drinks); $59++ a person who dines at Lime on the same day TEL: 6809-8899 INFO: E-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com


COOKING CLASS

Cooking With Gourmet Greens

To celebrate its new-look label, Fiji Water will be holding a Cooking With Gourmet Greens masterclass on Oct 1. Host chef Jo Ann Ng from Vanilla Bar & Cafe will help participants make two dishes. The first is sauteed miso pasta with Brussels sprouts and zucchini ribbons, where miso paste is blended with cashew nuts, olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon and Fiji Water to form a creamy sauce. The other is the sambal tofu, portobello mushroom and aubergine lasagna, a dish that marries Singaporean and traditional Italian flavours. WHERE: ToTT@Dunearn Cooking Studio 2, Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road MRT: King Albert Park WHEN: Oct 1, 3 - 6pm PRICE: $58 a person TEL: 6219-7077 INFO: content.tottstore.com/classes


WINE EVENTS

Borgogno Wine Dinner At Zafferano

Mr Giovanni Oliva, export manager of Borgogno, one of the oldest wine cellars in Piedmont, hosts this event. The menu will have dishes such as wagyu beef carpaccio (paired with Borgogno Langhe Era Ora 2013), poached and pan-seared octopus (Borgogno Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2014), pumpkin carnaroli superfino risotto with lamb ragout scented with rosemary (Borgogno Barolo Classico 2011), pan-seared pigeon (Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1998) and creamy caramel dome, passion-fruit jelly raspberry coulis.

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7.30pm PRICE: $128++ a person TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail marketing@zafferano.sg

Almaviva Vertical Wine-pairing Dinner At Saint Pierre

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and Mr Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle joined forces to form Almaviva in 1997, creating a New World winery based on age-old wine-making techniques. Connoisseurs get a vertical sampling of its latest years, such as the 2010 bottles (James Suckling 97 points), the 2009 production (Wine Spectator 96 points), the 2007 selections (Wine Enthusiast 93 points) and the 2006 range (Stephen Tanzer 93 points). To complement these wines, chef Emmanuel Stroobant has created a menu that includes marbled foie gras terrine with duck breast confit, housemade plum gel and liquorice bubbles, grilled red mullet fillet with orange-zest-glazed organic heirloom carrot, genevoise sauce and coffee dust, and roasted pigeon with foie gras stuffing, braised Belgian endives, smoked potato espuma, honey, coriander seed and cocoa dots.

WHERE: 02-02B One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tue, 7pm PRICE: $258++ a person TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: E-mail info@saintpierre.com.sg

Cape Mentelle Wine Dinner At db Bistro & Oyster Bar

Australian winery Cape Mentelle, two-time winner of Australia's Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, will be featured with a five-course menu prepared by executive chef Jonathan Kinsella and executive pastry chef Mandy Pan. The menu of chilled corn soup, grilled hamachi, seared foie gras, harissa-spiced saddle of lamb and apricot tart tatin will feature Cape Mentelle's Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014, Chardonnay 2014, Cabernet Merlot 2013, Shiraz 2013 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.

WHERE: B1-48 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm PRICE: $158++ a person TEL: 6688-8525 INFO: E-mail dbReservations@MarinaBaySands.com

E. Guigal Wine Dinner Pairing

Sear is organising an E. Guigal wine dinner pairing with sommelier Charlotte Terouanne. Five signature courses will be paired with E. Guigal wines from the Rhone vineyards. On the menu are dishes such as Cold Truffled Angel Hair Pasta with Sturia caviar (paired with Condrieu 2014), Pira-roasted Baby Welsh Lamb with crispy rosemary oats (Saint-Joseph rouge 2013); Roasted Duck Breast or 45-Day Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye (Gigondas rouge 2012) and Chocolate Mountain with coffee or tea (Cote rotie brune et blonde 2009).

WHERE: Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed, 7.30 - 10pm PRICE: Five-course menu with wine pairing: $128++ a person TEL: 6221-9555/9336-1443 INFO: E-mail hello@50rp.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe