Happenings - Food

FOOD

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IHG CULINARY JOURNEY


Enjoy chef Vikas Khanna's creations at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport's Azur restaurant from Sept 28 to Oct 11. PHOTO: IHG

From now until November, taste signature creations of the InterContinental Hotels Group's Culinary Ambassadors. At Crowne Plaza Changi Airport's Azur restaurant (two courses $48++, three courses $58++), sample chef Ross Lusted's Modern Australian cuisine (Aug 31 to Sept 13); chef Ian Kittichai's Thai cuisine (Sept 14 to 27); chef Vikas Khanna's Indian cuisine (Aug 17 to 30): chef Takagi Kazuo's Japanese cuisine (Oct 12 to- 25); chef Dean Brettschneider's Modern Bakery dishes (Oct 26 to Nov 1); and chef Theo Randall's Italian cuisine (Nov 2 to 15). Chef Sam Leong's cuisine features at the InterContinental Singapore's Man Fu Yuan (Sept 28 to Oct 11, $58++ for two courses, $78++ for three courses). Throughout the 13 weeks, enjoy selected dishes by Randall, Leong and Khanna (two courses $35++, three courses $45++) at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium's Atrium Restaurant and Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre's Window on the Park.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, tel: 6823-5354; InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, tel: 6338-7600; Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, tel: 6733-0188; Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road, tel: 6733-8333 WHEN: Now until Nov 15 INFO: www.ihg.com.

CHEF MALCOLM LEE AT W SINGAPORE

Chef Malcolm Lee from Candlenut Kitchen guests at W Hotel's The Kitchen Table, bringing his Peranakan-themed dishes with a contemporary twist to the restaurant's Food From The Heart spread. Offerings include Buah Keluak Prawns, Sambal Petai Sotong, Beef Rendang and Chendol Cream. As part of the SG50 celebration, all guests enjoy complimentary entrance to Sentosa by car or taxi on weekdays, after 5pm.

WHERE: Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Mon - Thu, 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $65++ a person. Starwood Preferred Guests members enjoy a one-for-one privilege TEL: 6808-7268 INFO: E-mail thekitchentable.singapore@whotels.com

UNA NOCHE

Continuing its Summer Series Fiesta, UNA's Spanish-style boqueria garden party returns for another night of live music and food and wine stations. Enjoy signature saffron- and paprika-infused paella with chicken, seafood and seasonal ingredients, parilla grills and tapas. Beverages include craft beers, cocktails and sangria.

WHERE: One Rochester, 1 Rochester Park MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Aug 28, from 6pm PRICE: $65++ a person, inclusive of free-flow paella, parilla, tapas and seafood: beers and cocktails from $10 nett each TEL: 6773-0070 INFO: www.una.sg, e-mail una@onerochester.com


SG50

DELIFRANCE

Enjoy any two items from Delifrance's selection of popular favourites for $5 nett, including its French butter croissants and baguettes; chocolate, sultana and cinnamon viennoiseries; tuna, chicken, curry chicken, kaya and apple puff pastry feuilletes; and chocolate, vanilla or strawberry cream eclairs.

WHERE: Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, B1-16/17, tel: 6838-0678; Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road, 01-07, tel: 6435-0285; see website for full list of outlets WHEN: Till Oct 31 INFO: www.delifrance.com.sg

QUENTIN'S

Spend a minimum of $50 on Eurasian heritage cuisine and receive 30 per cent off your total bill.

WHERE: Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Till Aug 28, lunch and dinner Tue - Thu, lunch only Fri TEL: 6348-0327 INFO: www.quentins.com.sg

MAJESTIC BAY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Tuck into the signature Boston Lobster Bee Hoon for $50++ (usual price $84++, one order a table, while stocks last), which serves up to four people. Also, enjoy Italian Pinot Grigio and Merlot house wines by the bottle for $50++ (usual price $69++).

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 01-10, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Aug 31 TEL: 6604-6604 INFO: www.majesticbay.sg


MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

CHARITY MOONCAKES FOR GUIDE DOGS ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND

Guide Dogs Association of the Blind partner with Summer Palace and Regent Hotel: for this fund-raiser. Purchase white lotus paste mooncakes with melon seeds and/or single or double yolks, or Parma ham, pork floss and assorted nuts mooncakes and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go towards providing the blind and visually-impaired with the means to live more fruitful lives. Special SG50 tax reliefs apply to purchases and cash donations.

WHERE: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Orders accepted now till Sept 13; one day's advance notice required; collection from Sept 1 - 27, 11.30am - 9pm; delivery, $60 each location; free delivery to one location for orders of more than 50 boxes PRICE: Baked mooncakes from $62.50 nett for four pieces TEL: 8218-1606 INFO: E-mail alfredchua.ming@gmail.com or go to www.guidedogs.org.sg

GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL

New for 2015 are: Tropical Royal, a baked white lotus seed paste mooncake duo, one infused with D24 durian pulp, the other with juicy jackfruit bits; and the Pineapple, Lemongrass and Dark Cherry Snowskin, studded with macerated cherries. Back by popular demand are the Black Thorn Durian Snowskin, laden with the prized amber-fleshed durian variety; and the Premium Durian Snowskin Combo, a quartet filled with Green Bamboo, "Hu Lu", "Rose Putih", and Red Prawn durian flesh.

WHERE: 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sept 27. Goodwood Park Hotel Deli opens daily, 9am - 9pm; last order, Sept 21, 5pm; minimum of five four-piece boxes required for pre-orders; delivery, $53.50 each location; free delivery to one location for orders of 50 or more four-piece boxes PRICE: Snowskin mooncakes from $33+ for two pieces; durian snowskin mooncakes from $43+ for two pieces; baked mooncakes from $37+ for two pieces; lotus seed paste piglet biscuits $9.80+ each TEL: 6730-1867/1868 INFO: E-mail mooncake@goodwoodparkhotel.com or http://festivepromotions. goodwoodparkhotel.com

SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA

Sample novel baked white lotus seed paste mooncakes with a fusion twist: the gold-dusted Black Truffle, Roasted Chestnut, Waxed Duck and Single Yolk; and the spicy Jalapeno and Chicken Bak-Kwah. New snowskin flavours for this year include Sour Plum with Portuguese Custard and Lime Puree, and the SG50-inspired Teh Tarik with Chocolate Pearls. This year's line-up also includes baked white lotus seed paste mooncakes with chicken bak-kwah and assorted nuts, pine nuts, or macadamia nuts, or with single or double yolks; and snowskin mooncakes with sencha green tea and Japanese red bran, white lotus seed paste with egg yolk, and premium Mao Shan Wang durian.

WHERE: 320 Orchard Road, Forecourt Stall at hotel entrance: see website for locations of other points of sale MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sept 27; delivery, from $60 each location; free delivery for orders of 50 or more boxes: collection times, 11am - 9pm from now till Sept 6, 10am - 10pm from Sept 7 - 27 PRICE: Baked mooncakes from $60 nett for four pieces; snowskin mooncakes from $60 nett for eight pieces; mini baked mooncake degustation box, $70 nett for eight pieces; selected credit cards enjoy early-bird discounts from now until Sept 6, and regular discounts from Sept 7 - 27, see website for more details TEL: 6831-4708 INFO: www.singaporemarriott.com/mooncakes

MANDARIN ORIENTAL SINGAPORE

Cherry Garden's chef's signature pecan maple praline mooncake features crunchy nuts and smooth lotus paste. Other classic options include low-sugar silver lotus paste with single or double yolk, or macadamia nuts. New this year is the premium charcoal snowskin mooncake with truffle oil lotus paste and salted egg yolk, and the favourite lychee martini chocolate truffle snowskin mooncake makes its return. Most luxurious of all, the Cherry Garden Limited Edition Treasure Chest comprises eight mooncake jewels.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Lobby, 11am - 9pm. See website for locations of other points of sale MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Sept 27: delivery, $50+ each location: no deliveries on Sept 18 - 20 and Sept 26 - 27 PRICE: Baked mooncakes from $32+ for two pieces; snowskin mooncakes, $66+ for eight pieces; Treasure Chest $1,188+; 20 per cent discount for orders of 60 or more boxes TEL: 6885-3081 INFO: E-mail mosin-mooncakes@mohg.com. Go to www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/fine-dining/cherry-garden/

GRAND HYATT SINGAPORE

Five new snowskin mooncakes make their debut: Strawberry with Lime Margarita Truffle; Thousand Flower Blossom Honey Truffle; Black Sesame with Buddha's Hand Truffle; Maotai (Chinese liquor) with Dark Chocolate Truffle; and Peanut Butter with Sea Salt Truffle. Baked mooncakes include red lotus with single yolk and roasted melon seeds; white lotus with roasted melon seeds, plain or with double yolk; and sesame lotus with single yolk and bamboo ash. Also on offer are pralines in flavours such as lotus paste with apricot, black sesame, red bean and almond, and candied kumquat.

WHERE: 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mezza9 shop, Mon - Sept 27, 11am - 10.30pm: lobby shop, Aug 31 - Sept 27, 10.30am - 10pm; three days' advance notice for orders: delivery, $80 each location: free delivery to one location for orders over $1,000: see website for locations of other points of sale PRICE: Snowskin mooncakes, $69 nett for eight pieces; baked mooncakes, $69 nett for four pieces; pralines, from $18 nett for nine pieces; from Mon - Sept 9, 20 per cent early-bird discount for selected credit cards and 25 per cent discount for Damai and Club at the Hyatt members; from Sept 10 - 27, 15 per cent discount for selected credit cards and 20 per cent discount for Damai and Club at the Hyatt members TEL: 6887-5492, 11am - 10.30pm INFO: www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com


NEW MENU

GEM BAR AND KITCHEN

The restaurant's new dinner menu offers comfort food blending Western and Asian touches, categorised as Nibbles, Small Plates, Mains, Weekly Platters, and Breads. Sample the likes of Tauhu Goreng with spicy peanut sauce and pickled cucumbers; Chilli Crab Tacos; BBQ Pork Ribs with fries and mesclun; and Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese with Mysterious Cheezy Crust. Pair your dinner with new artisanal cocktails such as the Subtle Star ($16++), pear vodka with cucumber, starfruit and Kyoho grape juice, or the Ron Halia In a Bowl ($16++).

WHERE: 10 Ann Siang Hill MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Ongoing PR la carte items from $9++ to $34++ TEL: 6224-7762 INFO: www.gemsingapore.com


WINE & COCKTAIL EVENTS

CAPELLA INTERNATIONAL WINE FAIR 2015

Featuring over 40 wines from around the world, including natural, organic and biodynamic wines, the fair will showcase acclaimed wineries such as M. Chapoutier, Castello di Ama, Elvio Cogno, Paul Jaboulet, Chateau de Miraval, De Trafford and Chateau de Beaucastel. Guests can gain insights into many facets of wine-making. Complimenting the wine-tasting experience are canapes from Capella Singapore's restaurants: Cuban barbecue on garlic bread from Bob's Bar; orzo risotto with seafood and aioli sauce by The Knolls; and Peking duck and roasted pork belly from Cassia.

WHERE: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa, Front Lawn MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 5, 5 - 9pm PRICE: $99++ a person, inclusive of wine-tasting and light bites TEL: 6377-8888 INFO: E-mail canny.pang@capellahotels.com

STRAITS WINE COMPANY OPENING SALE

The sale offers 50 per cent off 50 selected labels. Highlights include Alexandre Penet Extra Brut Cuvee Champagne from France; Kirrihill Regional Range Clare Valley Shiraz 2012 from South Australia; and Isla Negra High Tide Chardonnay Blanco 2012 from Chile.

WHERE: 134 East Coast Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Till Aug 31, daily, noon - 10.30pm TEL: 6344-1973 or 1800-8888-333 INFO: www.straitswine.com

F1-INSPIRED COCKTAILS AT CAFFE B

The restaurant's themed creations are geared to rev up tastebuds during F1 season: the G-force ($13++) comprise Bombay gin with creme de cassis, fresh lemon, lime juice, syrup and cherry bitters; and the Delta 69 ($9++) is a sky-blue mocktail with Blue Curacao, lychee, lime juice, cranberry juice and a twist of orange.

WHERE: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-15/01-83 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sept 20 TEL: 6887-3311/6222-2329 INFO: www.caffeb.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe