Happenings: Food


SG50 Singapore Food Trail September Afternoon Tea

Skip the hipster cafes and enjoy locally inspired tea at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore before Wednesday. Axis Bar and Lounge is continuing the SG50 celebrations with afternoon tea featuring Punjabi cuisine. Menu items include masala chai and cinnamon jelly, paneer samosa with coriander and bandung rose sable Breton.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Level 4, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Wed, 3 - 5pm daily, open from 12.30 - 2.30pm on Sat & Sun PRICE: $42++ a person, $80++ a set for two persons TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

Opening Specials At Three Awfully Chocolate Stores

Awfully Chocolate has opened three new stores - at Changi City Point, Square 2 and Suntec City Mall. To celebrate the launch, all three outlets will be running a promotion until Wednesday. For every six-inch All Chocolate Cake bought at any of the three new stores, customers will get a complimentary tin of assorted trufflettes (cacao brittle, cacao nib and cacao hazelnut)

WHERE: Changi City Point, Square 2 & Suntec City Mall MRT: Various, refer to website WHEN: Till Wed PRICE: $34 for one six-inch All Chocolate cake TEL: 6345-8212 (head office) INFO: www.awfullychocolate.com

A Taste Of Japan

The Fullerton Hotel's Town Restaurant will be offering diners a variety of Japanese-inspired gourmet creations in its local and international buffet, available daily for dinner. Highlights include kani toufu (crab beancurd) and buta shogayaki (ginger pork).

Also available are tempura and teppanyaki stations with Japanese beer and sake at special prices.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 7 - 17; Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11.30am - 2.30pm; Dinner: daily, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Weekday lunch & daily dinner, Sun - Tue, $55++ (adult), $28++ (child); Seafood buffet, Wed - Sat, $69++ (adult), $34++ (child); Seafood buffet & BBQ dinner, $89++ (adult), includes free flow of draught beer & Singapore Sling for two hours, $44++ (child) TEL: 6877-8128 INFO: E-mail town@fullertonhotel.com

Best Of  Seafood Feast At Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant

Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant's chef Victor Lee has put together a customised menu which includes dishes such as deep-fried wasabi mayonnaise prawns, baked sea bass with whole garlic in opeh leaf and chilli crab. The four-person set meal costs $198++, while the 10-person set meal costs $448++.

WHERE: Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Level 2, 50 East Coast Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Till Oct 31; Lunch: Mon - Sat, 11.30am - 3pm, Sun, 11am - 3pm; Dinner: 6 - 11pm daily TEL: 6340-5678 INFO: E-mail H3610-FB7@accor.com

Shangri-La International Festival Of Gastronomy

From Oct 27 to 31, eight Michelin-starred chefs will grace eight Shangri-La restaurants in six countries, showcasing their distinctive food philosophies.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore will host Italian chef Massimo Bottura, who will serve guests a one-week-only menu at Blu restaurant. Items on the seven-course menu include Spaghetto from Naples and Beautiful Psychedelic Spin-painted Veal.

WHERE: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, Blu restaurant, Level 24, 22 Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard Road WHEN: Oct 27 - 31, 6.30pm - 1am, PRICE: $480++ a person, $600++ a person with wine pairing TEL: 6213-4393 INFO: E-mail janice.yong@shangri-la.com

Momiji's New Soup Bases And Promotion

The restaurant has just taken its signature collagen pudding up a notch by introducing three new flavours to the collagen soup base: tom yum, herbal and spicy mala. Also not to be missed is the special set lunch for two at $21.90, which comes with a choice of beef or pork collar, assorted vegetables and mushrooms. Diners can choose from four sauces, including ponzu and black sesame, to enhance the meal.

WHERE: City Square Mall, 05-05/06, 180 Kitchener Road & Revenue House, 02-02, 55 Newton Road MRT: Farrer Park (City Square Mall) & Novena (Revenue House) WHEN: Lunch: 12 - 3pm, last serving at 2.30pm; Brunch: Sat, Sun & public holiday, 11.30am - 3.30pm, last serving at 3pm; Dinner: Mon - Thu, 6 - 10pm, Fri - Sun, eve of public holiday & public holiday, 5.30 - 10pm, last serving at 9.30pm PRICE: Lunch: $25.80++ (adult), $14.80++ (child aged 11 & below); Brunch: $39.80++ (adult), $35.80++ (those aged 60 & above), $18.80++ (child); Dinner: Mon - Thu, $39.80++ (adult), $35.80++ (those aged 60 & above), $18.80++ (child), Fri - Sun, eve of public holiday & public holiday, $42.80 (adult), $38.80++ (those aged 60 & above), $20.80++ (child) TEL: 6509-1193 (City Square Mall) & 6253-2469 (Revenue House) INFO: www.sukigroup.sg

The Missing Pan Launches New Menu

The bakery and brasserie in Bukit Timah Road has launched a new menu with quirkily named dishes such as Quack Quack Eggs Benedict ($19)

and Blue Crab Burger ($25). The new dishes will be added to existing favourites such as Bread & Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel Ice Cream ($10).

WHERE: The Missing Pan, 01/02-01, 619D Bukit Timah Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tue - Sun, 10am - 10pm TEL: 6466-4377 INFO: www.themissingpan.com

Kaffir & Lime's New Menu

Kaffir & Lime, the upscale sister brand of Thai Express at The Paragon, is offering a new menu following its facelift. Highlights include crispy soft-shell crab with battered morning glory served with K&L special dip ($12.90) and deep fried whole seabass with Kaffir & Lime trio dip ($22.90). Also on the menu are Kaffir Spicy Mango Sparkle and Lime & Blood Orange Cooler mocktails ($6.90 each). The restaurant has been divided into two areas - one for informal gatherings and one for business meetings.

WHERE: The Paragon Singapore, B1-45/46, 290 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Daily, 11am - 10pm, last order at 9.45pm TEL: 6836-8417 INFO: thaiexpress.com.sg

Pies & Coffee's New England Clam Chowder Soup served in a crusty bread bowl (above). PHOTO: PIES & COFFEE

Pies & Coffee Rochester Mall's New Dishes

The cafe, which is known for its handcrafted pies, has launched a number of new dishes. They include Croque Monsieur ($14.90), Lobster Bisque Baked Rice ($14.90) and New England Clam Chowder Soup served in a crusty bread bowl ($9.20). The new dishes will be available at all four of the cafe's outlets

WHERE: All four Pies & Coffee outlets, including Robertson Walk & Rochester Mall MRT: Various INFO: www.piesncoffee.com


Hunter's Finest With McGuigan

Chefs Jonathan Kinsella and Benjamin Siwek of db Bistro & Oyster Bar at Marina Bay Sands will host a one-night-only dinner with Mr Neil McGuigan from Australian winery McGuigan Wines. The five-course meal includes pairings such as Maine Diver Scallop Carpaccio with The Semillon "S" Hunter Valley 2012 and Slow Cooked Scottish Salmon with "The Shortlist" Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2011. Reservations are required.

WHERE: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-48 Galleria Level, 2 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 1, 7.30pm PRICE: $138 a person excluding taxes TEL: 6688-8525 INFO: E-mail Alvin.Gho@MarinaBaySands.com

Cold Storage International Wine Fair

The leading supermarket in Singapore will be holding its annual wine fair from Oct 5 to 11 this year at Suntec City. More than 200 wine labels will be represented at the fair, which will feature 11 international winemakers and winery representatives. New-to-market wines include Jean Bouchard, Petite Chateaus and Marie Stuart Champagne. Spend a minimum of $300 in a single receipt to be eligible for daily lucky draws.

WHERE: Suntec City East Atrium, Level 1 MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Oct 5 - 11, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6836-6355

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI25A'. Print Edition | Subscribe