Happenings - Food



Flavours From Sichuan And Canton

Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel offers a set menu featuring signature dishes from the two Chinese regions. Diners can choose six courses from 24 dishes by chef Chan Hwan Kee. Sichuan items include camphor tea smoked duck fillet and drunken chicken Min Jiang-style. Cantonese dishes include deep-fried shelled prawn with salted egg yolk and braised crabmeat and fish maw soup.

WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 15 PRICE: $68++ a person for six courses, minimum four to dine, with all ordering the same dishes TEL: 6730-1704 INFO: E-mail minjiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Trevor Bird With $100Gourmet

The dining programme pairs up Trevor Bird, chef-owner of farm-to-table restaurant Fable in Vancouver, with two Singapore-based talents: chef Daniele Sarno of Pontini (Sept 26 - 28), for an Italian- influenced menu of items such as freeform ricotta and mushroom lasagna with porcini foam and freshly shaved truffles; and chef Anthony Yeoh of Cocotte (Sept 30 - Oct 3), with a more French-inflected menu with dishes such as fresh pasta with parmesan foam topped with a duck meatball with a liquid centre of Madeira and red wine sauce. $100Gourmet also has a promotion: a three-course lunch at $100++ for two guests, with payment by a Citibank credit card, valid for chef Bird's collaborations on Sept 28 at Pontini and Oct 1 at Cocotte.

WHERE: Pontini, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, 392 Havelock Road, TEL: 6233-1133; Cocotte, 2 Dickson Road, TEL: 6298-1188 WHEN: Sept 26 - Oct 3 PRICE: $100++ a person; lunch $100++ for two people on Sept 28 at Pontini & Oct 1 at Cocotte INFO: www.100gourmet.sg

Anthony Genovese At Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita hosts chef Anthony Genovese from Rome's two-Michelin-starred Il Pagliaccio restaurant. Sample his signature dishes, including smoked amberjack roulade with burrata emulsion and citrus, and golden clafoutis with chocolate sorbet and lemon jam.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sept 29 - Oct 3 PRICE: Lunch: $88++ for four courses & $108++ for five courses; dinner: $128++ for five courses & $158++ for six courses TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

Idyllic Autumn At Putien

Putien unveils autumnal tastes with dishes such as Stewed Water Caltrop (small $16.90++, large $24.90++), with a sweet kernel inside its black horn- shaped skin; Yucca Root with Crab Roe Sauce ($4.90++ a person), a smooth broth with creamy hairy crab roe; and Taihu Hairy Crabs (seasonal price) from the famous lake.

WHERE: 127 Kitchener Road, TEL: 6295-6358; 02-18 Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, TEL: 6336-2184; 02-131/132 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, TEL: 6376-9358; go to the website for full list of outlets & contact details WHEN: Till Nov 30 INFO: www.putien.com

Celebrity Food Trail With Sam And Forest Leong

Meet and dine with chefs Sam and Forest Leong as they lead you on a gourmet food journey through Forest, Tangerine and Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora for a five-course, wine-paired menu. The meal begins with a glass of Moet Champagne and canapes, moving on to dishes such as Forest's four-hour slow-cooked South African abalone; black cod with napa cabbage and tangy chilli lime soup at Tangerine; and seared and braised wagyu beef at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 30, Oct 15, Nov 25 & Dec 9; 7pm PRICE: $268++ a person TEL: 6577-7788 INFO: E-mail forest@RWSentosa.com or go to www.rwsentosa.com/dining

Teatime Happiness

Earle Swensen's new Teatime Happiness set comprises a slice of Special Ice Cream Cake or the new Chips 'n' Slaw Sandwich, enclosing crunchy potato chips and fresh coleslaw; and freshly brewed coffee or Dilmah Tea.

WHERE: 03-11 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, TEL: 6734-7712; 02-117 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, TEL: 6272-3306 WHEN: Mon - Fri, 2.30 - 5pm PRICE: $6.90++ INFO: www.earleswensens.com.sg

Grand Cru Dinner

This 12-course dinner by chef Emmanuel Stroobant revolves around six main ingredients - scallops, mushrooms, veal, lamb, pigeon and raspberries - prepared and paired with fine French wines. Taste dishes such as matsutake carpaccio with olive oil, citrus zest and cress salad; rack of lamb with liquorice, herb crust and cherry tomato; and confit pigeon breast with cocoa, celeriac and Cevennes onion. Limited to 30 seats.

WHERE: 01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sept 18, 7pm PRICE: $178++ a person, food only; $388++ a person with wine pairing TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: www.saintpierre.com.sg


Tippling Club

The restaurant offers refreshed food and cocktail menus by chef-owner Ryan Clift and head bartender Kamil Foltan, inspired by the team's travels around the world. Try new creations such as confit mangalica pork collar with vegetables pickled in Japanese rice bran, miso and yuzu curd and cinnamon dashi, and new cocktails such as the Lime & Tofu Daiquiri, a rum-and-sake tipple garnished with a bonito flake, baby tomatoes and togarashi.

WHERE: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: Five-course classic menu $160++, $260++ with cocktail/wine pairing; 10-course gourmand menu $265++, $420++ with cocktail/wine pairing; individual cocktails $18++ - $28++ TEL: 6475-2217 INFO: www.tipplingclub.com

Amber Nectar

The casual bar-and-beer specialist presents revamped set and a la carte menus. New set lunches (Tuesday - Sunday, noon - 3pm, $11.99++ a person) pair mains such as fried chicken and a pulled pork Cuban sandwich with a choice of beverage. Weekend brunch items (noon - 3pm, from $15++) include dishes such as the PBP, a medley of beef sausage, Italian bacon and a steamed lotus bao with maple syrup and berries. New a la carte dishes (from $10++) include tapas such as Sriracha chicken cutlet and mains such as bone-in beef short ribs with BBQ sauce and fries.

WHERE: 01-10/11 Robertson Walk Courtyard, 11 Unity Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Ongoing TEL: 6737-3774 INFO: www.ambernectar.com.sg

Joe & Dough

The home-grown cafe chain expands its menu with new beverages, breakfast and savoury fare. Among the highlights: d.r. Joe1914, double ristretto shots of the signature house coffee blend with cocoa powder and steamed milk; all-day breakfast treat Truffled Egg Mayo with lumpfish roe on toast; sandwiches such as Chicken Tikka with mint and coriander mayo, roasted mushrooms and sauteed peppers; and Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Quiche.

WHERE: 01-86 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, TEL: 6337-0938; 01-10 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, TEL: 6702-4656; 02-05 Income At Raffles, 16 Collyer Quay, TEL: 6438-2115; go to the website for full list of outlets & contact details WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: New items from $5.40 nett INFO: www.joeanddough.com & www.facebook.com/Joendough


Ce La Vi

At Ce La Vi's Sky Bar, the Sky High Brunch (Sept 19, noon - 4pm, from $288 nett a person) pool party lays out a buffet spread with oysters, gourmet pizzettas and more, plus free-flow Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut champagne, cocktails by head mixologist Knut Randhem and music by guest DJ Jose Padilla of Cafe Del Mar fame. Over at the restaurant, the Night Race Tasting Menu (Sept 18 - 20, from noon, $348++ a person, wine pairing additional $168++ a person, a la carte and vegetarian options available, cover charges apply) features delicate dishes such as caramelised pork belly with edamame puree. Go to the website for other party packages and F1 events.

WHERE: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 3 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 18 - 20 TEL: 6688-7688 INFO: E-mail reservation-sg@celavi.com or go to sg.celavi.com


Enjoy a panoramic view of the racetrack over the Race Prelude Dinner (Sept 18, 5.30 - 7pm, from $78++ a person); the Racy Dinner (Sept 18 from 8pm, Sept 19 from 5.30pm, $128++ a person); and the Singapore Grand Prix Dinner (Sept 20, from 5.30pm, from $78++ a person).

Menus feature dishes such as pan-seared foie gras with caramelised apricot and berry compote. The Pitstop Saturday Brunch (Sept 19, 11.30am - 3.30pm, from $78++ a person) offers fresh seafood, cold cuts, pasta and meat dishes. Beverage packages at the terrace lounge are available over all three evenings.

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 18 - 20 TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: zafferano.sg

Peach Blossoms

Two Grand Prix Imperial Dining set menus feature highlights such as braised sliced abalone with homemade spinach beancurd and barbecued meat duo combination.

WHERE: Level 5 Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Sept 18 - 20 PRICE: $68++ & $78++ a person, minimum two to dine TEL: 6845-1118 INFO: www.marinamandarin.com.sg/dining

Stellar At 1-Altitude

Charge up with the Sky High Pit Stop Sunday Brunch and feast on a fresh seafood spread accompanied by a bird's eye view of the city.

WHERE: 62-01 One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 30, noon - 2.30pm PRICE: $110++ a person, food only; $120++ a person with one glass of champagne; $148++ a person with free-flow champagne TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: www.1-altitude.com


A Tour Of Cote De Nuits At DB Bistro & Oyster Bar

Journey through five top Domaines of Burgundy with five courses by chefs Jonathan Kinsella and Benjamin Siwek. Sample matches such as heirloom apple and endive salad with the Grand Lys Cremant de Bourgogne "Caroline Lestime" 2008.

WHERE: B1-48 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Galleria Level MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Mon, 7.30pm PRICE: $138++ a person TEL: 6688-8525 INFO: www.dbbistro.com

Let There Be Champagne

This month, relax over free-flow Nomine Renard Brut NV, Nomine Renard Rose NV and Blanc de Blanc NV champagnes at Atrium Lounge.

WHERE: Atrium Lounge, Level 4 Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Sept 30, 6 - 10pm PRICE: $99 ++ a person TEL: 6845-1111 INFO: www.marinamandarin.com.sg/dining

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe