Happenings - Food

Four Heavenly Yolks Collection of mooncakes from Old Seng Choong.
Four Heavenly Yolks Collection of mooncakes from Old Seng Choong.PHOTO: OLD SENG CHOONG



Finest Thai Event At Royal Thai Embassy

The three-day festival showcases Thailand's offerings and celebrates two of Bangkok's hippest neighbourhoods: Thonglor and Ekkamai. Taste the full spectrum of Thai cuisine from the country's northern, southern and Isaan regions, as well as its seafood offerings. On display is the delicate craftsmanship of skilled artisans. There are also workshops and cooking demonstrations.

WHERE: The Royal Thai Embassy, 370 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - Sun, noon - 9pm PRICE: Free admission

Jamie's Italian's Refreshed Kids' Menu

The new kids' menu ($12++) at Jamie's Italian has healthier choices with bright colours and flavours that pack a punch. Highlights are Margherita Pizza, topped with Jamie's seven-vegetable sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil; Fantastic Fish Stew with Jamie's seven-vegetable sauce, potato dumplings, peas, basil and lemon; and Secret Seven Gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil. Every dish comes with a choice of fruity water (free flow) or a glass of milk or juice, as well as a Shake-Me Salad. Children get to take home a "I ate my greens at Jamie's Italian" badge.

WHERE (MRT): 01-01 Forum, 583 Orchard Road (Orchard); 01-165 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk (HarbourFront) WHEN: Forum: 11.30am - 10pm (Fri & Sat: till 11pm); VivoCity: Mon - Thu: noon - 9pm; Fri: noon - 10pm; Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm PRICE: $12++; add $3.50++ for dessert TEL: 6655-7676 (Forum); 6733-5500 (VivoCity) INFO: jamiesitalian.sg

Neon Pigeon's new autumn menu

Neon Pigeon has launched a new autumn menu, offering 10 items with a modern and avant-garde approach to classic Japanese dishes. Head chef Justin Hammond and chef de cuisine Dennis Smit have come up with dishes such as the Roasted Tomahawk Steak ($25++ per 100g), a large-format dinner item; Wasabi leaf salad (small: $12++/large: $22++), their rendition of the classic Caesar Salad; and Katsu Currywurst ($15++/$28++), a Japanese take on a German classic. Others include Bamboo Shoot Tempura $11++/$20++, Crispy Pork Belly $20++/$38++, Pan Roasted Swordfish Belly $22++/$42++, Roasted Tiger Prawns $18++/$34++ and Seabream Sashimi $18++/$34++.

WHERE: 1 Keong Saik Road, 01-03 MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Mon - Sat, 6pm - midnight PRICE: $11++ - $42++ TEL: 6222-3623 INFO: E-mail info@neonpigeonsg.com

New Sets At Full Of Luck Club

Full of Luck Club has introduced two set menus comprising its favourites and new items. Highlights of the Signature Set ($35++ a person; minimum two) are Chef's Signature Honey Glazed Char Siew, Crabmeat Eggplant Claypot and Yuan Yang Hor Fun, while the Prestige set ($48++ a person; minimum two) has dishes such as Genghis Khan Premium Pork Rib, Crispy Prawns and Moonlight Truffle Beef Hor Fun. The restaurant has also introduced new tea-based cocktails and boozy bubble teas such as Green Tea Macchiato and Fok Lok's Milk Tea ($12++ each), and aperitifs ($12++) such as Sour Plum Gimlet.

WHERE: 243 Holland Avenue MRT: Holland Village WHEN: Daily: 11am - 11pm PRICE: Set menus: $35++ - $48++ a person (minimum two) TEL: 6208-6845 INFO: E-mail reservations@fullofluck.club

VLV's Anniversary Set Menu

VLV Singapore celebrates its first birthday with various events, kicking off with executive head chef Martin Foo's anniversary special six-course set menu. Reflecting his traditional Cantonese culinary style with a touch of modernity, the menu includes some never-seen-before dishes at VLV such as Hokkaido Scallop Bacon Yuzu Noodle.

WHERE: 01-02 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Sept 17, noon - 3pm, 6 - 11pm PRICE: $118++ a person (minimum two), includes a glass of Charles Heidsieck champagne TEL: 6661-0197 INFO: E-mail reservation @vlv.life

Revamped La Brasserie With Cuisine Du Soleil

La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel returns with a revitalised interior and a revamped menu bearing the hallmarks of cuisine du soleil (cuisine of the sun) that features lighter, Mediterranean flavours from the south of France. The "sun-blessed dishes" on the menu include Sauteed Prawns And Chorizo ($21++), Cabillaud A La Grenobloise - Roasted Cod ($46++) and Lobster A L'Americaine ($68++), with French classics such as Traditional Onion Soup ($19++) and Grilled Cote De Boeuf ($99++ for two persons) and new additions Hot Smoked Balik Salmon ($21++) and Poulet Fricasee Facon Tajine ($39++). Desserts include Profiteroles ($13), Tarte Tatin ($32++ for two to four people) and Grand Marnier Souffle ($18++).

WHERE: Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Weekday lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner (daily): 6.30 - 10.30pm; Saturday Brunch/Sunday Champagne Brunch: noon - 3pm PRICE: Selected items: $13++ - $99++ TEL: 6597-5288 INFO: E-mail labrasseriegre@fullertonhotels.com


Rev Up At Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors will be opening its doors to the public on Sept 15 and guests are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy one of the best track views in town, where a selection of exclusive martini drinks will be available throughout the evening. The indoor lounge price of $98++ a person includes three free drinks from a selection of house wine, draft beer, Lanson champagne and Aperol Spumante cocktails. Spend at least $128++ a person for an outdoor table.

WHERE: 06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: 5pm - 1am PRICE: From $98++ a person TEL: 9234-8122 INFO: E-mail reserve@smokeandmirrors.com.sg

Landmark Circuit At Fifty Raffles Place Penthouse

Multi-concept lifestyle spot Fifty Raffles Place Penthouse is transformed into The Landmark Circuit next weekend. Sear Steakhouse showcases a four-course whisky-pairing experience with The Balvenie. Menu highlights include a Sher Wagyu Tri Tip MBS 5-6 as well as a charcoal-smoked Kurobuta Pork Cheek. The Oyster & Beer Festival at Angie's Oyster Bar features the eat-all-you-can seafood spread with locally sourced and grown kelong mussels, cooked in a tom yum-inspired broth featuring lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, lobster broth, blue ginger and fresh Thai basil.

WHERE: Levels 45-46, 50 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 15 - 17; doors OPEN: 5pm; dinner: 6 - 9pm PRICE: Angie's seafood a la carte buffet: $170++ a person (early birds: $150++); Sear whisky-pairing dinner: $150++ a person (early birds: $130++); dinner alone: $95++; complimentary entry to Empire Lounge TEL: 6221-9555 INFO: E-mail hello@50rp.com.sg

Grand Prix Set Menus At Summer Pavilion

At The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore's Summer Pavilion, the Singapore Grand Prix set lunch and dinner menus available in the main dining hall feature highlights such as double-boiled abalone soup served in a whole coconut, pan-fried king scallop and black truffle sauce, and poached quinoa with lobster meat. Six private dining rooms - several of which overlook the track - can be booked for a private meal. The set menus feature pan-fried Canadian lobster with black caviar, smoked applewood Peking duck and fried rice served with South African abalone wrapped in lotus leaf.

WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sept 15 - 17, 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $128++ a person; $2,888++ (for 10 in a private dining room, including a bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage 2006) TEL: 6434-5286 INFO: E-mail rc.sinrz.summerpavilion@ritzcarlton.com

Night Race Package At Mandarin Oriental

The Singapore Night Race package at Mandarin Oriental Singapore is a minimum three-night-stay package. It includes a pair of tickets to the Singapore Grand Prix (Empress or Padang Grandstand) and international buffet breakfast or lunch for two adults at Melt Cafe.

WHERE: 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Thu - Sept 19 PRICE: From $1,350++ a night (double occupancy) TEL: 6885-3030 INFO: E-mail mosin-reservations@mohg.com


Haagen-Dazs Ice-Cream Mooncakes

Haagen-Dazs has taken inspiration from the myth of the Jade Rabbit for its range of ice-cream mooncakes featuring new designs and flavours: Twinkle Crispy ($29.90), Twinkle Night Mix ($75), Harmony Mochi ($75) and Lune et Etoiles ($98, limited edition).

WHERE: Haagen-Dazs, 04-27 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 4 PRICE: $29.90 - $98 (a box) TEL: 6734-3321 INFO: haagendazs.com.sg

New Flavours And Animal Designs From Old Seng Choong

Founder Daniel Tay has come up with a range of eight Old Seng Choong baked mooncakes this season, including new flavours such as Black Sesame With Yolk & Melon Seed ($64.80 nett for a box of four pieces), White Lotus Paste With Longan, Red Dates & Walnuts ($60.80) and Wu Ren Bakwa With Kaffir Lime Leaves ($68.80). This year's line-up also comprises four mini snowskins with chocolate truffle ganache centres infused with all-time favourite liquors such as martini, whiskey, rum and Choya. A limited-edition range of animal-design baked mooncakes is also available.

WHERE (WHEN): Online orders (till Oct 3): www.oldsengchoong.com; B2 Takashimaya Square (till Oct 4), Level 1 Tangs VivoCity Atrium (till Oct 4); Level 1 Nex Mall Atrium (Thu - Oct 4); Atrium at Level 1 Jurong Point (Sept 18 - Oct 4); Level 1 Tampines Mall Atrium (Sept 20 - Oct 3) PRICE: $54.80 - $68.80 nett (box of four pieces); 20 - 35 per cent early-bird discounts (online), 10 - 25 per cent discount for booth sales; extra discounts for DBS/POSB cardholders TEL: 6282-0220

Thye Moh Chan Chef's Private XO Recipe

Thye Moh Chan's mooncakes this season include a new flavour, the Chef's Private XO Recipe ($40.80 nett for four-piece box), as well as long-time favourites such as the Mao Shan Wang Durian ($40.80). The Chef's Private XO Recipe flavour incorporates a blend of fried shallots, dried shrimps and scallops to create the filling that complements the brand's signature salty tau sar. Other flavours include Salty Tau Sar with Salted Egg Yolk, Sweet Tau Sar, Yuan Yang with Salted Egg Yolk and Double Delight (all $29.80).

WHERE (MRT): B1-11 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road (Orchard); 01-45 Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road (Chinatown); Level 1 BreadTalk IHQ, 30 Tai Seng Street (Tai Seng) WHEN: Till Oct 4 PRICE: $29.80 - $40.80 nett (four-piece box); Teochew mooncake: $18.80 (box with one piece); 10 per cent early-bird discount (till Sept 19) TEL: 6732-8858 (Paragon, 10am - 10pm daily); 6604-8858 (Chinatown Point, 10am - 10pm daily) INFO: thyemohchan.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe