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Hotel Jen Orchardgateway's prosperity yusheng.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway's prosperity yusheng.PHOTOS: HOTEL JEN ORCHARDGATEWAY, WOLFGANG STEAKHOUSE



Wolfgang Experience Set Lunch

Wolfgang's Steakhouse Singapore has launched the Wolfgang Experience, its set lunch menu comprising a selection of the restaurant's signature dishes. Among the highlights are the Beverly Hills chopped salad as a starter choice and the dry-aged rib-eye steak (above) as one of the entree options. The set includes a seafood appetiser, salad or soup, entree with two sides, a dessert and coffee or tea.

WHERE: Level 2 InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road

MRT: Fort Canning

WHEN: 11.30am - 5pm daily

PRICE: $55++ - $90++

TEL: 6887-5885

INFO: wolfgangssteakhouse.sg


Jamie's Italian Valentine's Sharing Menu

The three-course Valentine's Day sharing menu at Jamie's Italian comes with a glass of Prosecco or non-alcoholic Berry Blast on arrival. The Antipasti Plank is followed by a main course for two - the 400g Porchetta To Share is baked and served with char-grilled root vegetables and truffle cabbage. Individual main courses include a Lobster Al Forno, the handmade Wild Mushroom Ravioli and Angus Beef Striploin. End the meal with a trio of desserts on a Sharing Dessert Plank.

WHERE (MRT): 01-165 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk (HarbourFront); 01-01 Forum Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road (Orchard)

WHEN: Feb 9 - 15; VivoCity: noon - 9pm (Fri till 10pm, Sat/Sun 11am - 10/11pm); Forum: 11.30am - 10pm (Fri & Sat till 11pm)

PRICE: $188++ a couple

TEL: 6733-5500 (VivoCity)/ 6655-7676 (Forum)

INFO: E-mail enquiries@jamiesitalian.sg.

Shared Bites At Bayswater Kitchen

The Valentine's Day set menu at the seafood-centric Bayswater Kitchen starts with a smoked halibut gribiche taster. Main dishes are shared - either a fresh, flavoursome cod and salmon fish pie with leek, mustard and greens or wholesome braised beef cheek pie with onion, carrot and mash. Dessert is chocolate mousse served with brownie, honeycomb, white chocolate and strawberries.

WHERE: Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista

MRT: HarbourFront

WHEN: Feb 9 - 13: 6 - 11pm; Feb 14: 6 - 8pm, 8.30 - 11pm

PRICE: $98++ a person

TEL: 6776-0777

INFO: E-mail info@bayswaterkitchen.com.sg

A Taste Of Young Romance At Youngs

Youngs' Valentine's Day dinner, called A Taste Of Young Romance, starts with a charcuterie platter and soup, followed by the main-course choice of cod with zucchini tagliatelle and olive tapenade or flank steak, and ends with tiramisu for dessert. Sweetening the occasion further is a candy buffet and a stalk of red rose for women.

WHERE: 3 Hyde Park Gate, The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park

MRT: Punggol

WHEN: Feb 12 - 14, 6 - 10.45pm

PRICE: $68++ a person, includes glass of house-pour wine

TEL: 6734-2850

INFO: E-mail reservations@youngs.com.sg

Speed-Tasting, Speed-Dating At Merchants Wine Store

Merchants Wine Store is hosting a Valentine's Day speed-tasting event designed to facilitate new friendships and stimulate conversation over a glass of wine and a cheese platter. The curated selection of Australian and New Zealand wines will start with light and lively bubbles, followed by white, rose, light red styles, then full-bodied, super-structured red wine and dessert wine.

WHERE: 52-53 Duxton Road

MRT: Tanjong Pagar

WHEN: Feb 14, 7.30 - 10pm

PRICE: $98 nett a person

TEL: 6222-1162

INFO: merchantsofsingapore.com.sg

Valentine Vendetta Masquerade Party

Valentine Vendetta, now in its seventh year, is an annual bash known for its daring games that encourage guests to find their lucky valentine. This edition has a masquerade theme and includes prizes worth up to $2,000.

WHERE: Post Bar, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square

MRT: Raffles Place

WHEN: Feb 14, from 7pm

PRICE: $45 at the door, $35 from valentinevendetta2018. eventbrite.sg; includes glass of Veuve Clicquot

TEL: 9187-3551 (Gursheel Dhillon)

INFO: E-mail g@vanillaluxury.sg or go to www.vday.sg


Hua Ting Steamboat Reunion Lunch, Dinner

Hua Ting Steamboat is offering two special set menus with five broths prepared from scratch daily. Steamboat ingredients include Japanese scallops, live prawns, sliced garoupa, Australian beef cubes, US sliced kurobuta pork, fish paste with abalone, alongside handmade items such as dace fish-paste balls with fatt choy and Chinese sausage, and minced pork balls with edamame.

WHERE: Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road

MRT: Orchard

WHEN: Feb 11 - 25, 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30 - 10.30pm

PRICE: $78++ - $98++ a person

TEL: 6739-6628

INFO: E-mail steamboat.huating@millenniumhotels.com

VLV Takeaways And CNY Sets

VLV's festive offerings include a roasted whole suckling pig stuffed with glutinous rice ($328+, order two days ahead) and executive head chef Martin Foo's yusheng (from $48+) with pineapple slices and salmon, hamachi, lobster or abalone (or vegetarian version). Chinese New Year set menus include the yusheng in various versions and dishes such as braised shark's fin with crab meat and fish maw, steamed patin fish and crispy sakura chicken, Alaskan crab and double-boiled swift's nest with egg white in young coconut.

WHERE: 01-02 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road

MRT: Fort Canning/Clarke Quay

WHEN: Till March 2 (closed on Feb 16 & 17), noon - 3pm, 6 - 11pm

PRICE: Takeaways: $48+ - $328+; CNY sets: $236++ (for two people), $298++ - $518++ (for four), $448++ - $777++ (for six), $588++ - $2,098++ (for eight), $728++ - $2,588++ (for 10); vegetarian: $98++ a person

TEL: 6661-0197

INFO: E-mail reservation@vlv.life

Peace And Abundance With Gu Ma Jia

Gu Ma Jia's reunion set meals, with abalone yusheng, are available for dine-in or home-delivery ($30+). The Peace Set ($599+) has dishes such as crab meat and fish maw soup, Hong Kong steamed garoupa, ginseng fortune chicken, golden cereal prawn and steamed lotus leaf rice. The Abundance Set ($788+) includes a cold platter, stir-fried broccoli with Chinese mushroom and abalone, braised duck with sea cucumber, steam prawns with Gu Ma housemade sauce, steamed soon hock Teochew-style and seafood fried noodles.

WHERE: 45 Tai Thong Crescent

MRT: Potong Pasir

WHEN: Till March 2; weekdays: 11am - 2.30pm, 5.30 - 10pm; weekends/public holidays: 11am - 10pm; Feb 16 seatings: noon - 1.45pm, 2 - 3.45pm, 6 - 7.45pm, 8 - 9.45pm

PRICE: $599+ - $788+

TEL: 6285-2023

INFO: E-mail sales@gumajia.com.sg

Prima Tower CNY Offerings

Besides the Chinese New Year set menus, Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant has a la carte items for dine-in or takeaway, such as nian gao (from $23.80++), yam cake ($28.80++) and Peking-style fortune pots ($368++ - $728++), which require two to four days' advance order. Others include yusheng ($58++ - $88++, add $30++ for abalone), barbecued Peking duck ($70++) and sauteed bird's nest with egg white ($70++ - $140++).

WHERE: 201 Keppel Road

MRT: HarbourFront

WHEN: Till March 2; lunch: 11am (Mon - Sat)/ 10.30am (Sun, public holidays) - 2.30pm; dinner 6.30 - 10.30pm

PRICE: Set menus: $488++ - $618++ (for six), $668++ - $1,288++ (for 10); a la carte: $23.80++ - $728++

TEL: 6272-8822/8988

INFO: pfs.com.sg/restaurants

Reunion Buffet Dinner At White Rose Cafe

Tuck into braised shark's fin soup, steamed imperial herbal chicken in lotus leaf as well as fragrant fried rice with preserved meat wrapped in lotus leaf. The reunion buffet dinner includes braised duck with sea cucumber and mushroom, assam red snapper fillet curry as well as sweet treats such as cheng tng.

WHERE: Lobby level, York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth

MRT: Orchard

WHEN: Feb 15, 6.30 - 10pm

PRICE: $59++ an adult, $29++ a child (five - 11 years old)

TEL: 6737-0511

INFO: E-mail whiterosecafe@yorkhotel.com.sg

Tandoori Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng At The Song Of India

The Song of India's special yusheng is presented with an Indian twist. Toss to good fortune with the colourful variety of fresh vegetables, tandoori smoked salmon and masala crushed peanuts with a sweet and tangy dressing. The restaurant will also serve its first Multani Clay Duck/Chicken and a buffet spread with a live station serving rice hoppers with creamy coconut pumpkin stew and dishes such as black cod biryani, grouper fish curry and mahi fish tikka.

WHERE: 33 Scotts Road

MRT: Newton

WHEN/PRICE: Buffet (Feb 16 - 18, noon - 2.30pm): $46.90++ a person; yusheng (Feb 15 - 18): $38++ (for six people); duck: $68++ & chicken: $58++ (Feb 15 - 18, three days' advance order)

TEL: 6836-0055 INFO: E-mail namaste@songofindia.com.sg

Prosperity Feast, Spring High Tea At Jen Orchardgateway

The auspicious specials on the buffet line for Hotel Jen Orchardgateway's Reunion Dinner and Prosperity Feast (Makan@Jen) include roasted suckling pig, roasted duck with plum sauce, Jen's signature laksa fried rice, large river prawns, three treasure roast (duck, pork belly, chicken) and braised eight treasure vegetables with golden mushrooms. A Spring High Tea Buffet (Lounge@Jen) and Jen's prosperity yusheng sets are also available.

WHERE: 277 Orchard Road

MRT: Somerset

WHEN/PRICE: Reunion dinner (Feb 15): $98++ a person (5.30 - 7.30pm), $88++ (8 - 10pm); Prosperity Feast (Feb 16 - 18): brunch $45++ (12.30 - 3pm), dinner $78++ (6.30 - 10pm); High Tea (Feb 16 - 18) $38++ (3 - 5pm); yusheng: $48++ - $68++

TEL: 6708-8899

INFO: E-mail taste@hoteljen.com

Magnifique Reunion At Racines

The Magnifique Reunion Lunch & Dinner at Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, features dishes such as traditional housemade cured salmon yusheng, tamari baked black cod fillet and braised abalone with sea cucumber, dried oyster, fresh mushrooms and black moss. The Premium set has eight treasures yusheng, baked black cod fillet, seafood abalone treasure pot and chilled premium bird's nest with ginseng and aloe vera.

WHERE: Level 5 Sofitel City Centre, 9 Wallich Street

MRT: Tanjong Pagar

WHEN: Feb 15 & 16

PRICE: $168++ - $188++ a person, 10 per cent off for bookings before Wed

TEL: 6428-5000

INFO: E-mail ha152@sofitel.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2018, with the headline 'Happening - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe