Happenings - Food

PROMOTIONS

FOOD OF ASIA

Savour cuisine from Asia at the Food of Asia gourmet event. For the first time, there is a special halal section featuring dishes such as kueh lapis. Celebrity chefs such as Siti Mastura and Devagi Sanmugam will hold cooking demonstrations tomorrow and Sunday. Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings.

WHERE: Singapore Expo Hall 5A MRT: Expo WHEN: Today - Sun, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.foodofasia.com.sg

Wonders Of Thailand And Vietnam At Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza

Experience classic Thai and Vietnamese flavours at Marriott Cafe, courtesy of guest chefs Chayanan Pila and Kamol Chukaew from JW Marriott Khao Lak, and Nguyen Van Huong from JW Marriott Hanoi. Lunch and dinner buffets comprise more than 50 dishes such as Phad Thai With Prawns and Braised Fish In Caramelised Fish Sauce.

WHERE: 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - Aug 30, daily PRICE: Lunch: $63++ an adult, $39++ a child aged five - 12; dinner: $80++ an adult, $40++ a child TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: E-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@ marriotthotels.com

Penang Heritage Seafood Feast At Princess Terrace

To celebrate the eatery's 45th anniversary, there are new Penang seafood dishes such as slipper lobster with special curry powder and grilled fish stuffed with sambal chilli. The specials will be added to the existing buffet of Penang favourites such as Penang laksa.

WHERE: Copthorne King's Hotel, Lobby Level, 403 Havelock Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Aug 23 PRICE: Lunch: Mon - Fri, $49.80++ an adult, Sat & Sun: $51.80++ an adult; dinner: Mon - Thu, $53.80++ an adult, Fri - Sun, $56.80++ an adult; children aged 10 & under enjoy 50 per cent off adult price TEL: 6318-3168 INFO: E-mail princessterrace@ millenniumhotels.com

Chef Hemant Oberoi At Town Restaurant

Award-winning chef Hemant Oberoi presents a grand Indian haute cuisine dinner buffet. Highlights include Haleem (slow-cooked lamb and lentil stew) and Atta Chicken (slow-cooked dough-wrapped chicken).

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow - Aug 22, daily, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: From $55++ an adult & $28++ a child TEL: 6877-8128 INFO: E-mail town@fullertonhotel.com

Afternoon T Time At Woobar

A fresh take on afternoon tea, Woobar's new W T Time set offers a smorgasbord of 14 sweet and savoury treats which reimagine Asian and Western flavours. They include a Bacon & Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich and Spiced Crab Cake with Mango Salsa, among others.

WHERE: W Singapore, Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Daily, 3 - 5pm PRICE: Mon - Fri, $65++ a set for two persons; Sat, Sun & public holiday, $75++ a set for two persons TEL: 6808-7258 INFO: E-mail woobar.singapore@whotels.com

Semi-buffet Dinner At The Royal Mail

The Royal Mail introduces a Modern British semi-buffet dinner, with a spread of appetisers, salads and desserts, plus main courses such as miso black cod with leek fondue and seaweed butter; lobster linguine with squid ink espuma; and duck leg confit with green mango salsa. Supplement charges apply for some main courses and vegetarian options are available.

WHERE: Ascott Singapore Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Every Sat, 6.30 - 11pm, last order at 10pm PRICE: $45++ an adult, includes three complimentary oysters; $25++ a child aged five - 12; children under five dine free TEL: 6509-3589 INFO: www.theroyalmail.sg


MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

Regent Singapore

Two new tea-infused mini snowskin mooncakes make their debut this year: the Regent Blend Tea (Darjeeling and jasmine) with Lemon Paste and 18-year-old Pu'er Tea with Red Dates. They join the roster of favourite mooncakes, which include Italian-inspired Parma Ham and pork floss with assorted nuts; and White Lotus Paste and melon seeds, plain and with single or double yolks.

WHERE: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road (Aug 26 - Sept 27); Takashimaya Shopping Centre Mid-Autumn Festival booth (Aug 27 - Sept 27); Chevron House Mid-Autumn Festival booth (Aug 31 - Sept 25) MRT: Orchard/Raffles Place WHEN: Aug 25 - Sept 27; orders open now, collection from Aug 26; minimum one day's advance notice required; delivery surcharge $60 a location; free delivery to one location for orders of 51 or more boxes PRICE: Baked mooncakes from $35+ for two pieces; mini snowskin mooncakes from $60+ for eight pieces; 18 per cent discount for orders of 50 or more boxes; from now until Aug 25, 25 per cent early-bird discount on four- or eight-piece box orders; from Aug 26, 15 per cent discount for selected credit cards TEL: 6725-3239 INFO: E-mail foodbeverage.rsn@ fourseasons.com

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

New baked mooncakes this year include charcoal-roasted oolong tea, and milk tea and red dates with melon seeds flavours. Returning ones include the vanilla latte paste, and assorted nuts with makrut lime and BBQ chicken mooncakes.

WHERE: Jiang-Nan Chun, Level 2, 190 Orchard Boulevard MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 28 - Sept 27; orders open now, collection from Aug 28; delivery surcharge $60 a location: free delivery to one location for orders of 50 or more boxes PRICE: Baked mooncakes from $66+ for four pieces; mini snowskin mooncakes from $63+ for eight pieces; 15 per cent discount for selected credit cards TEL: 6831-7220 INFO: E-mail jnc.sin@fourseasons.com


COOKING CLASSES

Saint Pierre

The new programme features small hands-on classes on weekday mornings. The classes culminate with lunch at the Chef's Table. Different themes are available, such as Classic French, with dishes such as Atlantic salmon confit with hollandaise sauce; Fine Dining At Home, with recipes such as boeuf en croute with black truffle and foie gras sauce, and chocolate souffle.

WHERE: 01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tue, Wed, Thu, 10am - 2pm, subject to availability; one week's advance booking required PRICE: From $98++ a person; 50 per cent downpayment required on confirmation of booking TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: Go to www.saintpierre.com.sg or e-mail info@saintpierre.com.sg


TIPPLES

Perrier-Jouet Champagne Dinner At Prive Grill

Taste four Perrier-Jouet champagnes at Prive Grill's monthly wine dinner series, including the Belle Epoque Rose 2006 and the Belle Epoque 2007. They will be paired with modern French dishes such as scallop carpaccio with radishes.

WHERE: Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Wed, 7pm PRICE: 108++ a person; early-bird special, 98++ a person, limited to first 10 seats TEL: 6776-0777 INFO: www.prive.com.sg

West Cape Howe Wine Dinner At Zafferano

Top-rated wines from West Cape Howe in Australia's Great Southern region will be paired with a five-course menu. Highlights include veal ravioli with butter and sage emulsion and toasted pistachios, with the Tempranillo 2007. Limited seats.

WHERE: Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm PRICE: $88++ a person TEL: 6509 -1488 INFO: www.zafferano.sg

Sake Pairing Lunch At Lewin Terrace

This omakase lunch showcases five premium Junmai Daiginjo sakes curated by Japan's "Sake Samurai" Mariko Kiyonaga. Limited to 20 seats.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Aug 22, from noon PRICE: $150++ a person TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: www.lewinterrace.com.sg

Award-winning Dolce Vita Wine List Promotion

In celebration of Dolce Vita restaurant's wine list winning a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2015, the Mandarin Oriental Singapore offers an exclusive promotion on two wines from the list, the Thibault Liger Belair Les Grands Chaillots, and the Domaine Vincent Dampt, Chablis, a vintage white Chardonnay. Guests can enjoy both wines at the special price of $29++ a glass and $145++ a bottle.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square MRT: Promenade WHEN: Thu - Aug 31 TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe