Happenings - Food


Teachers' Week at Carousel

Teachers can enjoy a high tea spread of delights such as a signature fresh seafood selection that includes lobster claws and tiger prawns; local treats such as chicken rice and carrot cake; and Carousel's all-time favourite bread and butter pudding.

WHERE: Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - Sept 4, 3.30 - 5.30pm PRICE: Mon - Fri, $42++ an adult, $27++ a child; Sat & Sun, $48++ an adult, $32++ a child TEL: 6589-7799 INFO: www.carouselbuffet.com.sg, e-mail carousel@royalplaza.com.sg

Penang Fare at York Hotel

The Penang hawkers return to York Hotel's White Rose Cafe to bring you the best of their authentic street food. Indulge in Penang char kway teow, nasi lemak served with Nonya Chicken Kapitan, crispy lor bak, oyster omelette and more.

WHERE: 21 Mount Elizabeth MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sept 4 - 20, lunch noon - 2.30pm, dinner 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Mon - Fri, $25.80++ an adult, $18.80++ a child aged under 12; Sat & Sun, $28.80++ an adult, $20.80++ a child; weekend prices inclusive of free-flow bandung and calamansi drinks TEL: 6830-1156 INFO: www.yorkhotel.com.sg

Xi Yan's 10th Anniversary

Xi Yan Private Dining marks a decade in Singapore with a Best of 10 Years celebratory menus, showcasing 60 signature and award-winning favourites. Dishes include shrimp paste grouper with pomelo salad; oolong tea-smoked chicken with mango salsa; and pagoda dongpo pork belly. Next month, eight-course degustation menus are priced at $50++ a person to celebrate SG50.

WHERE: 38A Craig Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Sept 1 - Oct 5, lunch noon - 3pm, dinner 5.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Lunch menus from $58++ - $108++ a person for six to seven courses; dinner menus from $88++ - $168++ a person for six to 10 courses; degustation menus, Sept 1 - 30, $50++ a person, minimum four to dine TEL: 6220-3546 INFO: www.xiyan.com.sg

Lady M Flan Aux Pommes

A seasonal special for next month and October, the Flan aux Pommes tucks sauteed apples and a silky-smooth vanilla bean flan into an almond- accented shortbread crust.

WHERE: 01-27/02-07 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, tel: 6509-3673; 01-10 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, tel: 6820-0830 WHEN: Sept 1 - Oct 31 PRICE: $7.50++ a slice, $70+ a whole cake for online orders INFO: www.ladym.com.sg

Flavours of The Fullerton

The Fullerton Heritage precinct presents the second instalment of this dining extravaganza with specially priced epicurean offerings by participating outlets - The Fullerton Hotel's Town Restaurant, Jade Restaurant and The Lighthouse; The Fullerton Bay Hotel's La Brasserie; The Clifford Pier; Palm Beach Seafood, The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill at One Fullerton; and Catalunya at The Fullerton Pavilion. Lunch menus are $35++ a person and dinner menus $58++ a person. Bookings can be made via Chope website or with the restaurants.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, tel: 6733-8388; The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, tel: 6333-8388; One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road; The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay; also see restaurants' websites MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed to Sept 12 INFO: www.thefullertonheritage.com, www.fullertonhotel.com, www.fullertonbayhotel.com, www.catalunya.sg, www.thepelican.com.sg, www.palmbeachseafood.com

Spottly Insider Hong Kong Cooking Beats

Hong Kong Cooking Beats, a food and music pop-up cross-city experience, brings together ex-Restaurant Gordon Ramsay's chef Russell Doctrove of Maximal Concepts Hong Kong and chef Manel Valero of Singapore's Kilo Kitchen. The seven- course menu features chef Doctrove's dishes from Hong Kong restaurant Fish & Meat. After dinner, the chefs move from stoves to decks taking control of Kilo Lounge's music to play their Cooking Beats DJ set.

WHERE: 02-01 Kilo Kallang, Kallang Rivergreen Building, 66 Kampong Bugis MRT: Lavender WHEN: Sept 9 & 10, 6 - 9pm PRICE: $70++ a person TEL: 6467-3987 INFO: E-mail reservations@kilokitchen.com

Mitzo Weekend Brunch

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar's new contemporary brunch pairs Cantonese cuisine with cocktails. Enjoy unlimited servings of more than 40 dishes. Highlights include crispy pork belly carved tableside and stuffed in hot steamed buns and new plates such as wasabi-infused baked fish and stir-fried osmanthus chicken. Drinks include updated classic cocktails such as a shiso mojito and Mitzo creations like the Milky Way and a DIY cocktail station.

WHERE: Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Sat, Sun & public holiday, 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $68++ a person, additional $50++ a person for free-flow wines, beers & selected cocktails TEL: 6603-8855 INFO: E-mail rsvn@mitzo.sg

Chef Chan Po Sang at Wan Hao

Guest chef Chan Po Sang, former executive chef at Imperial Court and Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi, presents a la carte and seven-course set menus of fresh and authentic Cantonese flavours.

WHERE: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza, 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 10 PRICE: A la carte items from $12++, set menus from $108++ a person TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: www.singaporemarriott.com/dining

Saint Pierre Menu du Marche

Changing up the Menu du Jour, Saint Pierre's monthly Menu du Marche features seasonal ingredients selected by chef Emmanuel Stroobant. This month's highlights include Chevre et Champignons, king oyster mushroom carpaccio and smoked farmed goat cheese with wild herbs and lemon zest; and gindara cod with prawn tempura, bellota chips, carrot spread and red wine emulsion.

WHERE: Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, 01-15 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tue - Sept 30; lunch, Sat & Sun, 11.30am - 3pm; dinner, Sun - Thu, 5.30pm - midnight PRICE: $78++ a person, optional wine pairing $58++ a person TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: www.saintpierre.com.sg


Sheraton Towers Singapore

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant debuts new mooncakes: Traditional Baked White Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks; and three mini snowskin flavours, raisin-studded White Lotus Seed Paste with Salted Egg Yolk; Green Tea White Lotus Seed Paste with Yuzu Truffle; and Red Date Paste with Apricot. Also on offer are baked mooncakes with green tea and black sesame lotus seed paste with melon seeds; mixed nuts: white lotus paste, plain or with one, two or four yolks; and yellow lotus paste with cranberries.

WHERE: Li Bai, 39 Scotts Road, 11.30am - 10.30pm, lobby booth, 11am - 9.30pm, see website for other points of sale MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Sept 27 PRICE: Baked mooncakes from $63 nett for four pieces; mini snowskin mooncakes, $56 nett for eight pieces TEL: 6839-5636/5623 INFO: www.sheratonsingapore.com

Orchard Hotel

Hua Ting Restaurant offers two new flavours, Mini Snow Skin Avocado with Almond Flakes and Golden SG50 Mini Snow Skin Red/White Twist in a Merlion-embossed red and white skin.

WHERE: Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road, lobby booth, noon - 8pm daily MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sept 27 PRICE: Mini snowskin mooncakes $9.50+ each, $68+ for eight pieces; baked mooncakes from $18.50+ each, from $68+ for four pieces TEL: 6739-6500 INFO: mcmooncake.millenniumhotels.com.sg

Tian Fu Tea Room and Si Chuan Dou Hua

Tian Fu Tea Room celebrates its 10th anniversary with the limited-edition Mid-Autumn Gift Set ($80+), comprising four low-sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Moon Cakes with Macadamia Nuts, and tins of Pu-er, Long Jing and Lychee Red loose-leaf teas; and the Premium Tea Collection, gift boxes collating tea tins, a tea infuser, tasting notes and brewing instructions. Also available are Si Chuan Dou Hua's White Lotus and Black Sesame Paste mooncakes, plus white lotus paste mooncakes.

WHERE: Parkroyal on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, tel: 6505-5722; Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, 181 Kitchener Road, tel: 6428-3170; Top of UOB Plaza, 60-01 UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place, tel: 6535-6006 WHEN: Till Sept 27 PRICE: Premium Tea Collection, $68+ for six tea tins, $88+ for nine tea tins, mooncakes from $52+ for four pieces. INFO: www.tianfutearoom.com, www.sichuandouhua.com

Shangri-La Singapore

Shang Palace's artisanal Chocolate Trilogy mooncake collection comprises three flavours, each enclosing a fine layer of chocolate: Dark Chocolate with Lotus Seed Paste and Candied Orange; Milk Chocolate with Lotus Seed Paste, Mixed Nuts, Pumpkin and Melon Seeds and Carrot; and White Chocolate with Lotus Seed Paste, Green Tea and Coconut.

WHERE: 22 Orange Grove Road, lobby booth, also available at selected mooncake fairs at Takashimaya, VivoCity, Jurong Point & Parkway Parade, contact hotel for details MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sept 27 PRICE: Chocolate Trilogy, $116 nett for six pieces; Four Treasures set, $73 nett for four pieces; baked mooncakes from $18.80 nett each, from $66 nett for four pieces, mini mooncakes $11 nett each, $78 nett for eight pieces TEL: 6213-4511/4398 INFO: www.slsmooncakes.oddle.me



Chef Quentin Pereira demonstrates how to prepare heritage dishes such as curry debal. Indulge in a Eurasian lunch afterwards.

WHERE: Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Sept 5, 10.30am - noon PRICE: $70 nett a person TEL: 6348-0327 INFO: www.quentins.com.sg


Happy Hour at Lewin Terrace

Unwind on the restaurant's alfresco patio with these offers: Japanese beers at $9++ each; selected house-pour sake and Japanese and French house-pour wines at $12++ a glass; Lewin Terrace's popular Spice Cocktails at $15++ a glass; and bar bites from $8++.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Mon - Fri, 5 - 7pm TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: www.lewinterrace.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI28A'. Print Edition | Subscribe