Happenings - Food

Deepavali desserts (above) at Tiffin Room and Stewed Crystal Hor Fun with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe (left) at Li Bai.
Deepavali desserts (above) at Tiffin Room and Stewed Crystal Hor Fun with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe (left) at Li Bai.PHOTOS: LI BAI, SHERATON TOWERS SINGAPORE HOTEL; RAFFLES HOTEL TIFFIN ROOM
Deepavali desserts (above) at Tiffin Room and Stewed Crystal Hor Fun with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe (left) at Li Bai.
Deepavali desserts (above) at Tiffin Room and Stewed Crystal Hor Fun with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe (left) at Li Bai.PHOTOS: LI BAI, SHERATON TOWERS SINGAPORE HOTEL; RAFFLES HOTEL TIFFIN ROOM

FOOD

PROMOTIONS

A Touch Of Lambert At Regent Singapore's Tea Lounge

Pastry chef Nicolas Lambert from Caprice, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong's two-Michelin-star restaurant, will be at Regent Singapore this weekend. He will plate freshly made creations at a live station during the Tea Lounge's Weekday Three-tier Afternoon Tea and Weekend High Tea Buffet and also showcase his signature sweets.

WHERE: Lobby level, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Today (2 - 5pm): $45++ a person; tomorrow & Sun (noon - 2.30pm & 3 - 5.30pm): $61++ a person TEL: 6725-3245 INFO: E-mail tealounge.rsn@fourseasons.com

Japanese Blowfish At Si Chuan Dou Hua

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant chefs are introducing the Japanese blowfish, or fugu, to its Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine. Parkroyal on Beach Road chef Zeng Feng has created Braised Sliced Puffer Fish with crispy rice bubble, as well as Sliced Puffer Fish with Sichuan pepper and minced spring onion sauce. Parkroyal on Kitchener Road chef Leung Wing Chung's contribution is Poached Luffa And Sakura Prawn with sliced puffer fish in umeshu. At Top of UOB Plaza, chef Peng Yi Chun makes the Pufferfish Dumpling (above) using squid ink to create the likeness of a pufferfish, while consultant chef Peter Tsang is behind the Pufferfish And Onion Skewers served on a hotplate as well as the Deep-fried Pufferfish and longan ball with passionfruit sauce.

WHERE: Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurants at Parkroyal on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road; Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, 181 Kitchener Road; & Top of UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place MRT: Various WHEN: Tomorrow - Jan 15, 11.30am - 2.30pm (lunch), 6.30 - 10.30pm (dinner), 2.30 - 6pm (high tea, from Nov 1) PRICE: A la carte options: $8++ - $56++; set menus: $68++ - $118++ a person (sake pairing available); Fugu Imperial High Tea: $38++ a person (nine dim sum items, two premium Chinese brews & a glass of sparkling sake); UOB card holders: 20 per cent discount on a la carte & set meals; 4-dine-1-free for Imperial High Tea TEL: 6505-5722 (Beach Road), 6428-3170 (Kitchener Road) & 6535-6006 (UOB Plaza ) INFO: www.sichuandouhua.com/locations

Mitzo's Mid-day Dim Sum Treats

Cantonese restaurant Mitzo Restaurant & Bar is serving its new Dim Sum Set Lunch from $28++ a person. The meal comprises a double-boiled soup of the day, a trio of dim sum and a dessert. There are more than 10 varieties of dim sum, including royal shrimp dumpling topped with black caviar, cheese escargot puff and crispy fried duck spring roll. The four-course set will include braised vermicelli with lobster claw and prawn.

WHERE: Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard/ Somerset WHEN: Noon - 2.30pm (weekdays, except public holiday) PRICE: Three-course dim sum set lunch: $28++ a person; four-course dim sum & noodle set: $38++ a person TEL: 6603-8855 INFO: E-mail rsvn@mitzo.sg

Teochew Porridge Lunch At Jia Wei

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy's Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant is serving Teochew porridge for lunch. More than 15 dishes such as braised pork belly and deep-fried house-made pork roll will be served with free-flow plain or sweet-potato porridge.

WHERE: Level 2 Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, 50 East Coast Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Till Oct 31, 11.30am - 3pm (Mon - Sat) & 11am - 3pm (Sun & public holiday) PRICE: $18.80++ (Mon - Fri), $19.80++ (Sat - Sun) a person (minimum two) TEL: 6340-5678 INFO: E-mail H3610FO16@accor.com

Peach Blossoms Abalone Set Menu

Marina Mandarin Singapore's Peach Blossoms is serving a seven-course abalone set dinner. Besides six-headed whole abalone, the menu includes the Peach Blossoms trio appetiser combination, steamed silver cod Penang-style, braised shark's fin in supreme broth, dong po pork ribs with honey sauce, rice vermicelli with seafood, and chilled coconut jelly with mango puree served with coconut ice cream.

WHERE: Level 5 Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Nov 30, 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $128++ a person TEL: 6845-1118 INFO: E-mail peachblossoms.marina@meritushotels.com

German Edition Borderless Sunday Brunch At Grand Copthorne Waterfront

Enjoy three experiences at three outlets (Food Capital, Tempo and Grissini) with a single passport at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Start with German sausages, pork knuckle and Asian and international fare at Food Capital, adjourn to Grissini for antipasti and Josper oven-grilled meat and seafood and conclude with signature cocktails at Tempo bar. Activities include live entertainment, balloon sculptures and face-painting.

WHERE: 392 Havelock Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Sun, 12.30 - 3.30pm PRICE: $98++ an adult (free-flow juices, soft drinks & German beer); $138++ (free-flow Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, Strongbow ciders, cocktails, housepour wines, juices, soft drinks & German beer) & $49++ a child (free-flow juices & soft drinks) TEL: 6233-1100 INFO: E-mail dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

New Cheese-baked Dishes At Curry Times

Old Chang Kee's halal-certified Curry Times has two new Cheese Baked Delight dishes - Cheesy Chicken Curry Baked Rice and Cheesy Chicken Tomato Baked Rice - this month.

WHERE: 02-33 Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road; 02-08 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive; B2-51 Changi Airport Terminal 3, Airport Boulevard; 01-70 One KM, 11 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Various WHEN: Till Oct 31 PRICE: $9.90++ a bowl, includes Honey Lemongrass Drink TEL: 6354-3206 (Novena), 6369-9609 (Westgate), 6447-8068 (Changi), 6702-2738 (One KM) INFO: www.currytimes.com.sg

Stellar At 1-Altitude Hosts French Chef Emmanuel Renaut

Chef Emmanuel Renaut of three-Michelin-star Flocons de Sel in Megeve, France, is making a guest appearance at Stellar at 1-Altitude on Oct 25 and 26. His lunch and dinner menus will have dishes such as gnocchi of parsnip and red beetroot; caviar and langoustine, citrus, white cheese and gentiane root; biscuit of pike or fillet of veal (or fillet of venison for dinner); and geranium and apricot. Dinner will have more items, such as fillet of coregon cooked in salt with sauce of mountain herbs, and smoked chocolate tart with wood ice cream.

WHERE: Level 62, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN/PRICE: Oct 25 & 26, lunch: $280++ a person, dinner: $450++ a person TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: E-mail reservations@1-altitude.com

Half-price Second Main Course At Perfetto Cafe

Perfetto Cafe, which serves Western dishes, is offering (via scryp.sg) a 50 per cent discount on the second main course ordered. Dishes available include fish & chips ($13.90+), chicken cutlet ($13.90+), sausage baked rice ($12.90+), beef baked rice ($14.90+), baked pepper salmon ($17.90+), Uptown Steak ($19.90+) and rack of lamb ($23.90+).

WHERE: 11 Bussorah Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: 10.30am - midnight daily TEL: 6717-3413 INFO: E-mail enquiry@perfettocafe.com.sg

Durian Designer Cake At Goodwood Park

Goodwood Park Hotel is offering a limited-edition Durian Designer Cake made with pure Mao Shan Wang, available for takeaway at The Deli. The 350g cake by the hotel's pastry team is fashioned after a cross-section of the thorny fruit, complete with a husk made of fresh cream and vivid yellow Mao Shan Wang mousse. Signature items such as the D24 and Mao Shan Wang durian ice cream are also available for takeaway.

WHERE: The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard/ Newton WHEN: Till Oct 31, 9am - 9pm daily PRICE: Durian Designer Cake: $48 each (two days' advance order required); D24 ice cream: $18 a tub; Mao Shan Wang ice cream: $26 a tub (takeaway prices inclusive of GST) TEL: 6730-1786 INFO: E-mail deli@goodwoodparkhotel.com

FOOD

HAIRY CRABS

Three New Dishes At Li Bai

The three new hairy crab dishes at Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel's Li Bai restaurant are Steamed Egg White Topped with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($26++ a person), Deep-fried Soft Shell Crab with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($28++ a person) and Braised Scallop with Beancurd Topped with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($26++ a person). Others include the popular Stewed Crystal Hor Fun with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($88++) and Braised Bird's Nest wrapped in Egg with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($88++). Traditionally steamed hairy crabs are $62++ a piece.

WHERE: Lower lobby level, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Mon - Nov 30, 11.30am - 2.30pm (Mon-Sat), 6.30 - 10.30pm daily PRICE: $26++ - $88++, includes hot ginger tea TEL: 6839-5623 INFO: E-mail libai@sheratonsingapore.com

Hairy Crab Feast At Min Jiang Restaurants

The hairy crab dishes at Min Jiang and Min Jiang at One-North are prepared by master chefs Chan Hwan Kee and Goh Chee Kong respectively. Besides Steamed Hairy Crab and Baked Hairy Crab with Ginger Rice Wine Wrapped in Lotus Leaf ($68 each), a la carte specials include a Combination of Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Crab Meat, Deep-fried Shelled Prawn Coated with Salted Egg Yolk, and Sliced Abalone Tossed with Spicy Lime Sauce ($28++ a person) at Scotts Road. At One-North, dishes include Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Hairy Crab Meat ($28++ for four pieces), Deep-fried Hairy Crab Meat with Seafood ($38++ for six pieces) and Hairy Crab Trio Platter ($26++ a person).

WHERE: Min Jiang: 22 Scotts Road, Min Jiang at One-North: 5 Rochester Park MRT: Orchard/Newton & One-North WHEN: Tomorrow - Nov 15; 11.30am - 2.30pm & 6.30 - 10.30pm (One-North); 11.30am - 2.30pm (Mon - Sat), 11am - 2.30pm (Sun), 6.30 - 10.30pm daily (Scotts Road) PRICE: Set menus: $118++ - $128++ a person; a la carte: $26++ - $68++

TEL: 6730-1704 (Scotts Road)/ 6774-0122 (One-North) INFO: E-mail min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com or mj1n@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Hairy Crab Season At Crystal Jade Restaurants

Crystal Jade's fine-dining restaurants are serving hairy crabs in a la carte dishes and set menus. Besides steamed Shanghai hairy crab ($68++ a piece), Crystal Jade Prestige has a Hairy Crab Trio Platter of suckling pig with crab roe and biscuit, steamed xiao long bao with crab roe and steamed crab shell custard ($26++ a person), braised organic tofu with crab roe ($28++ a portion) and poached crystal noodle with crab roe and garden greens ($14.80++ a person). At Crystal Jade Palace, Golden Palace and Dining In, a la carte dishes include steamed hairy crab with perilla leaf ($48++ a piece), steamed hairy crabmeat and scallop cube dumpling with superior broth ($11.80++ a person) and braised hairy crabmeat with pea sprout ($45++).

WHERE: Crystal Jade Prestige, 02-01 Marina Bay Link Mall (Ground Plaza), 8A Marina Boulevard; Crystal Jade Palace, 04-19 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road; Crystal Jade Golden Palace, 05-22 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road; Crystal Jade Dining In, 01-112 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk WHEN: Till Nov 30 PRICE: Seven- course set menu: $128++ a person; a la carte dishes: $10.80++ - $45++ INFO: www.crystaljade.com

DEEPAVALI

Diwali Menus, Gift Set At Tandoor

Tandoor at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre celebrates the Festival of Lights with a medley of Indian specialities, from set menus and buffets to a Diwali gift set of a bottle of Zonin Prosecco and four spiced chocolate flavours. The Diwali Set Menu, inclusive of a glass of Pataka Punch Mocktail, comprises a soup, three kebabs, five mains and a dessert. Highlights of the Diwali Mela Buffet include live chaat and dosai stations; Jhinga Jalandhari, prawns tempered with crushed spices and tossed with bell peppers; and Saag Gosht, lamb cooked with spinach and Indian spices.

WHERE: B1 Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Oct 24 - 30, noon - 2.30pm, 7- 10.30pm PRICE: Set menu: $58++ a person; Oct 30 buffet: $48++ an adult, $27++ a child; Diwali gift set: $100 nett TEL: 6733-8333 INFO: E-mail tandoor.hisinorchard@ihg.com

Festive Dining at Raffles' Tiffin Room

Raffles Singapore's Tiffin Room pays homage to its colourful North Indian roots with a special Deepavali buffet lunch and dinner. Chef Kuldeep Negi and his team have created a spread of specialities to mark this festival. Diners can start with the live Pani Puri and Chaat station, savoury snacks which are among India's favourite street foods. Other appetisers on the buffet include Dahi Kebab, Tulsi Murgh Kebab as well as the signature Achari Cod Fish Tikka. Moving on to the mains, chef Negi will be presenting his rendition of the Laal Maas (Rajasthani smoked lamb curry).

Other dishes include the Hyderabadi Murgh (chicken) Biryani. The dessert spread includes house-made classics such as Aam Shahi Tukra (crispy bread soaked in milk with mango), Rasmalai (milk dumplings with rose and saffron milk), Gulab Jamun (fried milk dumplings steeped in a saffron sugar syrup) and Gazar Halwa (carrot pudding).

WHERE: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall WHEN/PRICE: Oct 27 - Nov 6, lunch: $68++ a person, dinner: $78++ a person TEL: 6412-1816 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@raffles.com

HALLOWEEN

Spook-tacular Food That Puts You On Edge

Pan Pacific Singapore's Edge promises a spook-tacular culinary journey with highlights such as a Seafood Cemetery On Ice and devilish premium Wagyu Big Foot Beef Tartar, as well as slow-roasted Mongolian-style Suckling "Three Little Pigs" at the carving station. Wicked desserts include the Spider Whoopie Pie, Bloody Red Velvet Cupcake and Marshmallow Snakes.

WHERE: Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Oct 31, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $78++ an adult, $39++ a child aged six - 11; includes unlimited local beverages, coffee & tea TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

WINE/WHISKY EVENTS

Wine Discovery Walkabout Tasting

Organised by Ewineasia.com, this event will feature more than 100 labels of wines by artisanal and family-owned wineries from around the world. Meet winemakers and attend complimentary masterclasses.

WHERE: APS Lifestyle Gallery, 9 Muthuraman Chetty Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 5pm PRICE: $45 a person ($15 redeemable for wine purchases) INFO: Tickets from ewineasia.com/wdw16

Austria-Germany Riesling Wine Dinner At Saint Pierre

In collaboration with Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Saint Pierre is presenting an Austria-Germany Riesling Wine Dinner featuring a line-up of wines rated above RP90. Chef Emmanuel Stroobant and executive chef Mathieu Escoffier have created an eight-course menu using seasonal ingredients such as smoked freshwater eel, line-caught sea bass tartare, Japanese salmon belly, hand-dived Japanese king scallop, foie gras, grain-fed French chicken and veal. Featured wines include the 2013 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese (Germany, RP100), 2012 Markus Molitor Pinot Noir Graacher Himmelreich (Germany, RP96+), 2009 Moric Blaufrankisch Neckenmarkt Alte Reben and 2012 F.X. Pichler M Gruner Veltliner Smaragd (both from Austria, RP95).

WHERE: 02-02B One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 21, 7pm PRICE: $208++ a person TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: E-mail info@saintpierre.com.sg

Whisky Masterclass At UsQuBa

UsQuBa's resident whisky specialist Fong Chan Teng will be hosting a Whisky Masterclass that will have whisky aficionados exploring the basic distilling process and profiles of the different regions of Scotland. Go on a whisky journey to the five regions of Scotland in an interactive tasting session. The featured whiskies are the Ardbeg 10 Years Old, Springbank 15 Years Old, Balvenie 12 Years Old Doublewood, Glenkinchie 12 Years Old and Dalmore 12 years Old. Each whisky expression will be paired with 55 per cent and 70 per cent Belgium dark chocolate as well as a range of Scottish cheese.

WHERE: UsQuBa Grill & Whisky Bar, 02-03B One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today & Oct 28: 6.30 - 8pm PRICE: $55++ a person (includes small bites), tickets from peatix.com/event/202522/view TEL: 8723-6378 INFO: E-mail reserve.OneFullerton@UsQuBa.com

Silver Oak Wine Dinner

The evening features Silver Oak Cellars' vintages from Napa and Alexander Valley wineries, paired with Tippling Club's gourmet selections in a five-course dinner. The 2011 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, paired with choice cuts of A4 Toriyama Wagyu, horseradish burrata, Japanese fruit tomato and artichoke; and the 2014 Twomey Sauvignon Blanc, alongside Tippling Club's signature Razor Clams in a purple Brittany garlic broth, are among the highlights.

WHERE: Bin 38 at Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Oct 21, 7.30pm PRICE: $255++ for five-course wine-pairing menu TEL: 6475-2217 INFO: E-mail enquiries@tipplingclub.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe