Happenings - Food



Niigata City Comes To Tong Le Private Dining

Tong Le Private Dining will be serving a six-course menu by chef Ken Ling using ingredients from the Japanese city of Niigata. Organised by the city in collaboration with Oishii Magazine, the menu will feature items such as Sazae (horned turban sea snail), Medai (sea bream), Kurobuta Pork (also known as the Kobe beef of pork) and Koshihikari (Niigata's famous rice), Niitaka (pear) and Okesagaki (persimmon).

WHERE: Levels 8 & 10 OUE Tower, 60 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 27 - Nov 11; lunch: 11.30am - 3pm; dinner: 6 - 11pm PRICE: $120++ a person TEL: 6634-3233 INFO: tong-le.com.sg

Dolce Vita Hosts Michelin-starred Chef Salvatore Bianco

Salvatore Bianco, executive chef of one-Michelin-star restaurant Il Comandante in Naples, Italy, is making a guest appearance at Mandarin Oriental Singapore's Dolce Vita. He will showcase his signatures such as carpaccio di gamberi, a refreshing red shrimp appetiser topped with yogurt and a hint of pineapple and vanilla. Other dishes include cod fillet confit served with smoked potatoes and handmade stuffed ravioli; seared lobster with avocado mayonnaise, baby leek and crispy millet; slow-braised Brasato beef cheek paired with Giardiniera, an Italian relish of pickled vegetables; and finto uovo allevato a terra, a dessert made with tangy coconut, passionfruit and chocolate that is artistically plated like an egg.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN/PRICE: Lunch (Thu - Oct 22): $68++ - $88++ a person; dinner (Thu, Oct 20, 22): $88++ - $108 a person; wine-pairing available TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

Sunday Brunch At Azur

Azur has a rejuvenated Sunday Brunch menu, with a range of choices and live stations. The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport restaurant's Seafood on Ice and signature Roast Beef are joined by new items such as Roast Pork Knuckle, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Baked Whole Salmon and Bread Pudding.

WHERE: Level 2 Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard MRT: Changi Airport PRICE: $69++ a person; $34.50++ for each child aged six - 12 (free for kids up to five); book at least two days ahead to enjoy 25 per cent savings WHEN: Sundays: 12.30 - 3.30pm TEL: 6823-5354 INFO: E-mail azur.cpca@ihg.com

Bridal Fair With Lunch At Lewin Terrace

Lewin Terrace is hosting a bridal sharing session with speakers talking about wedding gowns, photography, videography, flowers, decoration as well as other tips. The Japanese-French fusion restaurant will serve a three-course lunch comprising Hokkaido scallop with fruit marinade, cod saikyoyaki or roasted kurobuta pork and chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace (via 23-B Coleman Street) MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wed; lunch: 1.30 - 2.30pm; bridal fair: 3 - 5pm PRICE: Three-course lunch: $25++ a person TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail info@lewinterrace.com.sg

Pink-themed Afternoon Tea At The Courtyard

For every set of Pink-themed Afternoon Tea at The Courtyard sold this month, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore will donate $5 to the

Breast Cancer Foundation. The three-tier Afternoon Tea set features items such as the Rose Layer Cake, the oval-shaped Bandung Macarons and Pink Chocolate Tube with Champagne Sabayon Mousse. Rosella-flavoured Scones are served warm with clotted cream and berry jam. Others include Rose-flavoured Caviar on Lobster Salad in a Purple Tartlet and Seared Ahi Tuna Sumac with Tobiko and Bellerose in a Toasted Carrot Leaf.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Oct 31; Mon - Fri: 3 - 6pm; weekends, public holidays: 2 - 4pm, 4.30 - 6pm PRICE: $50++ a person ($25++ for each child up to age 11) TEL: 6877-8911/8912 INFO: E-mail dining-rsvp@fullertonhotels.com

NestBloom's Bird's Nest Desserts

NestBloom has launched its Pop-Up Boutique, which allows visitors to sample its traditional bird's nest desserts, which come in three flavours - Almond Cream, Rose Almond Cream and Matcha Almond Cream ($27 each). Also for sale are gift boxes as well as gift sets comprising a cup, a spoon, an hourglass and a NestBloom flavour of your choice.

WHERE: 13 Bussorah Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Nov 9; Tues - Sat: 11am - 8pm PRICE: Bird's nest dessert: $27; gift boxes: $65 - $130; gift sets: $70 - $120 INFO: E-mail ask@nestbloom.com

Amo Now Open Daily

Italian restaurant Amo, located in the Central Business District, is now open for lunch and dinner on weekends as well. Menu highlights are Crispy Calamari ($22++) , House Cured Meats & Cheese Platter ($38++), signature and classic pizzas ($18++ - $32++); Spaghettoni with Boston lobster and Tarragon ($78++, serves two), Linguine with clams ($29++) and Kurobuta Pork and sunchoke ravioli ($32++). Mains and wood-fired grills include Grilled seabass or Butter Roasted Golden Chicken (both $38++. serves two), Grilled Octopus ($35++) and Grilled Angus Beef Tagliata ($48++).

WHERE: 33 Hong Kong Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Daily; lunch: noon - 3pm; dinner: 6 - 11pm PRICE: Antipasti: $22++ - $38++; pizzas: $18++ - $32++; pastas: $27++ - $78++; mains and wood-fired grills: $35++ - $58++ TEL: 6723-7733 INFO: E-mail book@amorestaurant.sg

Kay Lee Roast Duck At $16.80

The Smith Street outlet of Kay Lee Roast Meat is selling its signature roast duck at $16.80 nett each (usual price $50). A limited quantity of the duck is sold every day on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHERE: 68 Smith Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Daily, 10.30am - 9pm PRICE: $16.80 nett a duck TEL: 6594-2206 INFO: www.kayleeroastmeatjoint.com


Benediktiner Package At Marina Mandarin's Atrium Lounge

The highlight of Marina Mandarin's Atrium Lounge this month is its Benediktiner package, which comes with a bottle of Benediktiner Weissbier, a bottle of Benediktiner Dunkel and a currywurst sausage platter.

WHERE: Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Oct 31: 10.30am - 1am (Fri & Sat: till 2am) PRICE: Benediktiner package: $28++ TEL: 6845-1111 INFO: E-mail atriumlounge.marina@meritushotels.com


Majestic Mithai Collection At Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal's Majestic mithai collection comes in two types of boxes. The Corporate Box has 21 pieces (four flavours) while the Premium Box contains 32 mithais (four mithai flavours, eight pieces chocolates in two flavours). The restaurant will also have a special lunch buffet spread on Wednesday featuring regional festive favourites and live stations serving classic street food favourites.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 3 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN/PRICE: Buffet lunch (Wed: noon - 2.30pm): $58++ a person, $34++ child (aged five - 12); Mithai Corporate Box: $58+; Premium Box: $128+ TEL: 6850-7980 INFO: E-mail marketing@rangmahal.com.sg


Witches Pot Of Laksa And Bloody Waterfall At Lime

Parkroyal on Pickering promises a scary Halloween with its Lime restaurant serving a spine-chilling feast and its staff dressed as horror villians. The bewitching dishes include the Jack-O-Lantern (seafood) Salad, Halloween Ribs (pork ribs in BBQ sauce), Witches Pot of Laksa (lobster laksa) and Freddy Pasta (squid ink pasta in amatriciana sauce). For dessert, sink your teeth into the Dirt Mud Worms (chocolate composition) or choose Death by Berries (berries choux choux). Lime's trademark Matcha fondue will transform into a Bloody Waterfall, overflowing with strawberry-flavoured chocolate.

WHERE: Parkroyal on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Oct 28 & 29; 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $80++ a person; $40 for each child aged six - 12 TEL: 6809-8899 INFO: E-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com

Vampire Frappuccino At Starbucks

Mr & Mrs Vampire Frappuccino are making a special daytime appearance at Starbucks outlets. Both drinks start off with a layer of mocha sauce and a dollop of whipped cream on the bottom. While one is chocolate and the other vanilla, both drinks are finished with blood red strawberry puree oozing from the rim and are topped with whipped cream. Goodies such as Halloween Mummies (cookies and eclairs: $4.50 - $5.50), souvenirs such as Pumpkin Party Tumbler ($20.90) and Mug ($24.90), and Halloween-themed clutches with Starbucks cards ($25, with $10 card value), are also available.

WHERE: Starbucks outlets WHEN: While stocks last PRICE: Vampire Frappuccino: $7.10 (tall); others: $4.50 - $25 INFO: starbucks.com.sg


Two Rivers, Black Cottage Tasting At Drinks & Co

Join Marlborough winemaker Dave Clouston for a laid-back tasting of Two Rivers and Black Cottage wine at Drinks & Co. For $70 nett, you get a bottle of Black Cottage to take home plus two hours of free-flow wine and canapes.

WHERE: 44 Club Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Oct 17; 6.30 - 8.30pm PRICE: $70 net TEL: 9674-0635 INFO: E-mail marketing@drinksandco.asia

Waipara West Wine Dinner At Lower East Side 45

Lower East Side 45, the latest restaurant addition to 50 Raffles Place Penthouse, will host a premier wine dinner featuring modern Mexican dishes paired with a selection of Waipara West vintages. Hosted by Waipara West Winery owner Paul Tutton, the menu features items such as a lobster dish, Hokkaido scallop and Aburi uni, smoked turkey tinga and crispy sword fish. Featured wines include 2015 Waipara West Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 Waipara West Pinot Noir.

WHERE: Penthouse level 45, Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 23; cocktails: 6.30pm; dinner: 7pm PRICE: $105++ a person; early bird special: $85++ TEL: 6221-9555 INFO: E-mail hello@50rp.com.sg

Six-course Prosecco-Wine Dinner At Golden Peony

Conrad Centennial Singapore's Golden Peony will hold Nino Franco Prosecco & Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo wine dinner, hosted by Alberto Cordera. The six-course menu will feature dishes such as Silver Hill duck dumpling, Chinese lobster bisque, pan-fried silver perch, braised dong bo pork belly with crispy bun, barbecued suckling pig with minced shrimp, stewed wagyu short rib, and dessert. Besides Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco NV, featured wines include Cordero di Montezemolo, Barolo Monfalletto 2013; and Cordero di Montezemolo, Barolo Bricco Gattera 2012.

WHERE: Level 3 Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Oct 27; 7pm PRICE: $138++ a person TEL: 6432-7482 INFO: www.connoisseur.sg/barolo-wine-dinner

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe