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Rosy & Pink At Goodwood Park

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Goodwood Park Hotel's Gordon Grill, L'Espresso and Min Jiang have created dishes in hues of pink. Gordon Grill is serving a three-course Shades Of Pink set lunch ($42++ a person); Min Jiang has the Pretty-In-Pink Dim Sum Trio ($13++); and L'Espresso's English Afternoon Tea spread ($48++ to $52++ an adult, $28++ to $30++ a child) offers dainty pink treats.

WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun - Oct 31; Gordon Grill, lunch: noon - 2.30pm; Min Jiang, lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; L'Espresso: Fri - Sun, public holidays and eves: noon - 2.30pm, 3 - 5.30pm; Mon - Thurs: 2 - 5.30pm TEL/INFO: Gordon Grill: 6730-1744, e-mail gordon_grill@goodwoodparkhotel.com; L'Espresso: 6730-1743, lespresso@goodwoodparkhotel.com; Min Jiang: 6730-1704, min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com

New Lemon Cheese Tart With Honey At Bake Cheese Tart

Hokkaido-based baked cheese tart confectionery Bake has a new flavour, Lemon Cheese Tart with Honey, for two weeks. The soft and rich cheese mousse is infused with zesty lemon and glazed with honey. The tarts are available outside Japan for the first time.

WHERE (MRT): 4 outlets including B2-34 Nex, 23 Serangoon Central (Serangoon); and B1-K7A Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5 (Tampines) WHEN: Till Oct 13 PRICE: $3.90 a piece; $22 for six pieces INFO: Go to sg.cheesetart.com

New Menu At Lawry's The Prime Rib

Known for its signature roast 21 day-aged USDA prime rib of beef, American restaurant Lawry's The Prime Rib is expanding its menu with more appetisers, seafood and chicken dishes. Start your meal with appetisers such as pan-seared goose foie gras and jalapeno beef bruschetta. New mains include grilled New Zealand King Salmon served on a bed of mushroom risotto ($63), grilled miso cod with roasted king oyster mushrooms ($68) and oven-roasted spring chicken seasoned in a citrus and herb brine ($63).

WHERE: 04-01 Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard, 333A Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Mon - Thu: 11.30am to 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11.30am to 10.30pm; Sun: 11.30am to 10pm TEL: 6836-3333 INFO: www.lawrys.com.sg

Refreshed A La Carte Menu At Youngs

Youngs Bar & Restaurant has refreshed its a la carte menu. Starters include seared tuna ($16++), fried brie salad ($12++) and smoked salmon caesar salad ($16++). Mains range from lemon-crusted grilled chicken ($20++) and duck confit ($26++) to Angus Beef Tenderloin ($32++) and cote de boeuf, bone-in-rib steak eight-hour sous vide ($115++; for three to four people). There is a kids' menu on weekends and public holidays.

WHERE: The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park, 3 Hyde Park Gate MRT: Punggol WHEN: Mon - Thu: 11 - 1am; Fri, eves of public holidays: 11 - 2am; Sat: 8.30 - 2am; Sun, public holidays: 8.30 - 1am PRICE: Starters: $12++ - $16++; mains: $20++ - $115++; pasta and pizzas: $18++ - $22++ TEL: 6734-2850 INFO: E-mail info@youngs.com.sg

Wednesday Omakase At Lewin Terrace

Japanese-French fusion restaurant Lewin Terrace is serving a four-course omakase menu on Wednesdays. Chef de cuisine Hiroyuki Shinkai's surprise menu depends on what is in season or what he decides to put together for the day, and consist of an appetiser, fish, main course and dessert.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace (via 23B Coleman Street) MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wednesdays, 6pm PRICE: $88++ a person, add $10++ for a glass of wine TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail reserve@lewinterrace.com.sg

All-week Brunch At Porta

Besides all-day dining and a weekday set lunch (two or three courses), Porta is also serving brunch the whole week. Croque-Madame ($14++) joins the brunch menu, which also has Spanish Breakfast ($14++), Smoked Salmon Burger ($15++), Porta Breakfast ($18++ to $24++), waffles ($10++) and pancakes ($12++) . The all-day dining menu has items such as Prawn & Chorizo Pasta ($22++), Pasta Of The Week ($20++), Chilled Angel Hair Pasta ($14++), Spanish Octopus ($18++), Pan-seared Foie Gras ($24++), Iberian Pork Secreto ($26++) and Angus Beef Rib-eye ($34++).

WHERE: Level 1 Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN/PRICE: Brunch (daily, 8am - 4pm): $10++ - $24++; set lunch (Mon - Fri, noon - 2.30pm): $18++ - $22++; a la carte all-day dining (daily, 11am - 10.30pm): $12++ - $34++ TEL: 6593-8855 INFO: E-mail hello@porta.com.sg

Autumn Italian Fare With Japanese Flair

Ingredients and seasonal produce from Japan and Italy make up Hilton Singapore's il Cielo rooftop Italian restaurant's autumn menu. Highlights from chef Yohhei Sasaki include marinated smoked sanma fish with myoga (Japanese ginger), charcoal grissini, Kyoto eggplant bagna cauda paste with smoked burrata cheese sauce; four-cheese gnocco with Italian chestnut puree, porcini crumbles and truffle cream sauce; roasted maple duck breast with espresso sauce, Italian chestnut paste and cacao tortelli stuffed with foie gras mousse; and sweet Japanese pumpkin pudding with mascarpone, white truffle milk and shaved autumn black truffles.

WHERE: Level 24 Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Nov 30; lunch (Mon - Fri): noon - 2.30pm; dinner (Mon - Sat): 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: Six-course set: $138++; a la carte: from $32++ TEL: 6730-3395 INFO: E-mail ilcielo@hilton.com

Conrad Treasures Chocolate Tartlets

Conrad Centennial Singapore's executive pastry chef Florent Castagnos and his team have introduced a new collection of French chocolate tartlets. Conrad Treasures is presented in a premium gift box and consists of five tartlets - Sensation, Pure Gourmandise, La Royale, Violette and Chendol. Chendol is a limited-edition flavour created in collaboration with HoneyBeeSweets.sg.

WHERE: The Terrace, Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Three-day advance order required PRICE: $22+ (box of five tartlets) TEL: 6432-7483/7 INFO: connoisseur.sg/conrad-treasures


MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

Four New Flavours At Fullerton

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore's signature flavours such as Pandan with Gula Melaka Snow Skin ($60 to $72 nett, box of four) and The Fullerton Golden Custard Mini Mooncake ($71 nett, box of eight) return, complemented by four new flavours. Added to the snow skin selections this year are the Kopi with Salted Hokkaido Milk Snow Skin Mooncake and the Tangerine Lemon and Pistachio Snow Skin Mooncake (both $60 to $72 nett for a box of four). Also available is the Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium Gift Set ($189 nett for 14 baked mooncakes in various flavours.)

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Oct 4 PRICE: $60 - $72 nett; Gift Set: $189 nett TEL: 6877-8943/8178 INFO: E-mail fullertonshop@fullerton hotels.com


OKTOBERFEST

Tallest Beer Tower Bid At Spuds & Aprons

Located 100m above sea level on Mount Faber, One Faber Group's Spuds & Aprons scales new heights by attempting to break the Singapore Book of Records for the Tallest Beer Tower In Singapore on Oct 6, when it launches its Oktoberfest celebrations with free-flow beer and German delights. A joint collaboration with Tiger Beer, the customised beer tower stands at 2.5m, about the height of a Singapore Cable Car cabin.

WHERE: 109 Mount Faber Road MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 6 & 7, 13 & 14; 7 - 10pm PRICE: From $85++ a person (tickets via cho.pe/spudfest) TEL: 6377-9688 INFO: onefaber group.com/oktoberfest2017

F&B Offers And Activities At The Summerhouse

For Oktoberfest, farming collective The Summerhouse's Wildseed Bar will serve items such as beef sausage with sauerkraut, smoked potato puree and roasted onions ($22++); and Schweinsbraten cured and smoked braised pork collar ($28++). The Summerhouse will have live stations dishing out pretzels and items such as pork belly roast with smoked potato puree and blue cabbage ($20++); house cured and smoked salmon with horseradish, chives and sourdough ($20++); and grilled half chicken with fries ($20++).

WHERE: Seletar Aerospace Park, 3 Park Lane MRT: Punggol WHEN: Wildseed Bar: Oct 6 - 20 (6 - 9.30pm); Summerhouse: Oct 21 & 22 (3.30 - 9.30pm) PRICE: Food: $5++ - $28++; Erdinger: $10++ (500ml) - $55++ (3l) TEL: 6262-1063 INFO: E-mail enquiry@thesummerhouse.sg

Timbre-Erdinger Weissbier Packages

Timbre Group and German beer Erdinger Weissbier team up at the various Timbre venues to serve Sausage Platter ($22++) and Erdinger combos ($48++). At Timbre+ (weekends), food packages include Ban-tastic platter by NamNam ($98++); Chilli Salt Spare Ribs & Crispy Roast Pork Platter by Char Express ($104++); Garcons Meat Platter by Garcons Express ($108++); and Rib & Wings Platter by Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh ($92++). Each comes with a bucket of Erdinger beer (five bottles).

WHERE (MRT): Timbre @ The Substation: 45 Armenian Street (City Hall); Timbre @ The Arts House: 1 Old Parliament Lane (Raffles Place); Timbre @ Gillman: 9A Lock Road (Labrador Park); Switch by Timbre: 73 Bras Basah Road (Bras Basah); Timbre+: JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent (One-North) WHEN: Till Oct 8 (Timbre+: till Oct 14) PRICE: $22++ - $108++ INFO: timbregroup.asia/timbresg


HAIRY CRABS SEASON

Two Set Menus At Jia Wei

Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant's head chef Victor Lee has created two set menus. Besides steamed hairy crab for both, Set A ($88++ a person, includes a glass of wine) includes braised sea treasure with crab meat and conpoy soup; baked sea perch with mango sauce; braised mini abalone with mushrooms and seasonal vegetables; and stewed fish noodles with minced pork and eggplants. Set B ($108++ a person, includes a bottle of wine) has dishes such as braised superior sea treasure served in hot stone; steamed sea perch with crispy bread crumb bean; braised pearl abalone with beancurd and seasonal vegetables; and seafood fried rice with XO sauce.

WHERE: Roxy Square, 50 East Coast Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: From Sun; lunch: 11.30am - 3pm (Mon - Sat), 11am - 3pm (Sun, public holidays); dinner: 6 - 11pm PRICE: $88++ to $108++ a person (minimum two) TEL: 6340-5678 INFO: E-mail H3610-FO1@accor.com


HALLOWEEN

Zombie's Favourite, Dracula's Choice At Hello Kitty Orchid Garden

Treats are aplenty at Hello Kitty Orchid Garden with dishes such as Don't Chicken Out ($17.90++), a chicken salad with sesame ginger soya sauce; Zombie's Favourite ($24.50++), which consists of grilled king prawns; and Spooky Stew ($21.50++). Desserts include Scary Berry ($17.50++). Wash all that down with Dracula's Choice, a creme brulee latte; concoctions such as Double Trouble; cold brew Earl Grey tea with watermelon, pink grapefruit and soda; or Witch's Potion (all $8.50++), a blend of orange juice and rose-infused soda.

WHERE: 01-22 Terminal 3 (Arrival Hall Central), Singapore Changi Airport MRT: Changi Airport WHEN: Oct 1 - 31 (open 24 hours daily) PRICE: Mains: $17.90++ - $24.50++; drinks/dessert: $8.50++ - $17.50++ TEL: 6241-6127 INFO: E-mail hello@hellokittyorchidgarden.com


WINE/SPIRITS EVENTS

Avignonesi Wine Dinner At Zafferano

Zafferano will present a five-course dinner by head chef Marco Guccio, paired with 50&50 and other vintages by Avignonesi. Hosted by Chen Xi, Asia manager of Avignonesi, the dinner begins with poached calamari, red prawns, white clams and Tuscan panzanella (paired with Il Marzocco Chardonnay 2013). The star of the evening is lamb shoulder sous-vide with butternut pumpkin puree and seasonal autumn vegetables (50&50 Toscana IGT 2004, a blend of 50 per cent Sangiovese and 50 per cent Merlot). Dessert is honey mousse, Iranian saffron cremeux, raspberry jelly and almond sponge (Vin Santo di Montepulciano 2001).

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 10; 7pm PRICE: $128++ a person TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail info@zafferano.sg

Know Your Spirits Salon

EC Proof has launched Salon Social, a new weekly series of events focused on exploring different spirits categories. Held at The Proof Flat, the Friday events are hosted by a Proof & Company subject expert who will share origin information and interesting ways to enjoy the spirits. There will also be an interactive tasting session. Ticket prices include free-flow Prosecco and light bites as well as a $25 credit for any spirits purchased during the evening.

WHERE: 43A Hongkong Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: 5 - 6pm; Today: rum; Oct 6: tequila; Oct 13: vodka; Oct 20: whisky; Oct 27: gin PRICE: $25 a ticket (via ecproof.peatix.com) TEL: 8228-0113 INFO: E-mail findus@ecproof.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe