Happenings: Food



A Relais & Chateaux Evening

Saint Pierre and Lufthansa present an evening with two stars of Relais & Chateaux establishments: Chef Philippe Vetele, who has a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Hotel Anne de Bretagne on France's Atlantic coast , and chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Their eight-course menu includes courses by chef Vetele, such as a declination of oysters served at four temperatures, from iced to hot; line-caught Atlantic sea bass with crushed sardines, spices and razor clam; and oven-roasted lobster with garlic confit and Noirmoutier grenailles potatoes. Chef Stroobant's dishes include chawanmushi and chanterelles with white Alba truffle and organic baby spinach, and almond dragee-crusted venison with nashi pear, beetroot, celeriac, single-estate cocoa and pinot noir reduction. Two French-focused wine pairing options are available, with labels such as the 2005 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur William Fevre and the 2003 Chateau Rieussec. Limited to 80 seats a night.

WHERE: Sentosa, 01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Oct 13 - 15, 7pm PRICE: $188++ a person for food only, $268++ a person with wine pairing; $398++ a person with premier & Grand Cru wine pairing TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: www.saintpierre.com.sg

Get a taste of Thailand at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant. PHOTO: GRAND MERCURE ROXY SINGAPORE

Taste Of Thailand At Feast@East

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy showcases classic Thai cuisine at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant. Expect authentic favourites such as Kaeng Som Pla (sour fish soup), Phad Thai (rice noodles) and Khao Moo Grob (crispy pork). Spend $220 and get a complimentary limited-edition SG50 Denizen T-shirt. On two afternoons, the high tea buffet comprises a wide variety of sweet treats and pastries.

WHERE: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Oct 16 - 25: Lunch (noon - 2.30pm), dinner (6 - 9.30pm), high tea (3 - 5pm) PRICE: Lunch: $47++ (adult), $23++ (child), $36 nett (those aged 55 & above), $30 nett (those with Pioneer Generation card); dinner: Mon - Thu, $48++ (adult), $24++ (child), $37 nett (those aged 55 & above), $31 nett (those with Pioneer Generation card); dinner: Fri - Sun $52++ (adult), $26++ (child), $38 nett (those aged 55 & above), $32 nett (those with Pioneer Generation card); high tea: Oct 17 & 24, $28++ (adult), $14++ (child) TEL: 6340-5665 INFO: www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg

A Taste Of Japan At Town Restaurant

Feast on Japanese-inspired gourmet creations at the local and international buffet during daily dinner hours. Highlights include Kani Toufu (crab beancurd), Kaisen Kamameshi (seafood paella rice) and Asari Sakamushi (steamed clams with sake). There will be a live tempura station and a teppanyaki station. Complete the feast with Japanese beer and sakes at special prices.

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

Free Lemonade From OverEasy

All-American diner and bar OverEasy Orchard aims to shake up the local shopping scene with a Save Orchard Road campaign. Giveaways include free lemonade (11am to 6pm daily) for shoppers who enter and flash shopping bags of purchases from stores along Orchard Road. On Oct 10, the person bearing the largest number of shopping bags will win a hamper comprising a pair of Superga sneakers, a $200 PVS voucher, a $100 Benjamin Barker voucher, a $150 Rockstar voucher and a blowout from hair salon Prep.

WHERE: 01-01, Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Ongoing INFO: www.overeasy.com.sg

Koskos Hour

Organised by F&B kiosk Koskos, the second edition of this pop-up party features barbers, DJs, chefs, food and drink producers, as well as other local talents. Chef Joseph Yeo from Koskos and SPRMRKT and chef Marc Wee from Arbite will take part in a chefs' challenge, to create menus that will be served to the public. Follow #koskoshour and #koschefchallenge for their updates on social media. Guests can also enjoy cocktails made with Citizen Pop's naturally flavoured sodas, craft beers imported by TSA Wines, and grooming services for men and women by Sultans of Shave. There will also be live DJ sets.

WHERE: B1-34 Hong Leong Building, 16 Raffles Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 8, 6pm till late PRICE: Food items from $5 nett; drinks from $10 nett; food & drink vouchers are available in denominations of $2 & $5 TEL: 6221-6151 INFO: www.facebook.com/koskos.sg & www.facebook.com/events/450837815121698


Copper Chimney

The 10-year-old restaurant has a new interior and revamped menu featuring a range of North Indian delights, as well as Indian Chinese or "Chindian" cuisine. Highlights include salt and pepper baby corn ($9); Chicken Manchurian ($11.50), which is chicken and sauteed vegetables served in sweet and sour sauce; and Szechwan Fried Rice ($11), made with basmati rice and cooked with Indian and Chinese spices. Other signature dishes include fish tikka masala ($12.50), mutton roganjosh ($12) and rumali roti ($3.50). For dessert, homemade kulfi (Indian ice cream, $7) - with flavours such as pistachio, rose and lychee - is available, along with a new Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream ($7.50) dessert.

WHERE: 100 Syed Alwi Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Ongoing, 11.30am - midnight (Mon - Thu & Sun), 11.30 - 1am (Fri & Sat) TEL: 6294-8891 INFO: E-mail contact@copperchimney.com.sg or go to www.copperchimney.com.sg


Head chef Luca Beccalli brings his brand of traditionalist cuisine, inspired by his mother and grandmother's cooking, to the Regent's flagship Italian restaurant. The new a la carte menu boasts Beccalli's creations such as 60-day cured black pepper wagyu beef bresaola with 40-month aged parmesan cheese; roasted foie gras in moscato wine, served with toasted truffle brioche, caramelised peach and moscato reduction; and Sardinian malloreddus pasta with queen scallops, zucchini, pachino tomato and black truffle. Every Wednesday until Dec 30, there will be a Basilissimo For Her experience ($98++ an adult), which includes a complimentary glass of rose wine, followed by an appetiser buffet, main course, dessert buffet and a signature cocktail at Manhattan bar. Men can order from the a la carte menu or have the semi-buffet dinner at $88++.

WHERE: Level 2, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, MRT: Orchard WHEN: Breakfast, Mon - Sat (6.30 - 10.30 am), Sun (7 - 10.30am), lunch, Mon - Sat (noon - 2.30pm), Sun (noon - 3pm), dinner, daily (6.30 - 10pm) PRICE: A la carte items from $24++ to $58++ TEL: 6725-3232/3 INFO: E-mail basilicogrm.rsn@fourseasons.com

The Company Of Cats

To mark its first anniversary, the cat cafe in Chinatown has expanded its menu. New items include Japanese Sesame Noodles, somen with carrot, edamame, bonito and nori in a nutty, tangy soya sesame dressing, with an optional topping of smoked Japanese chicken sausage; Sausage & Mash; the Otak-Otak Toastie, filled with charcoal-grilled spicy fish paste; beverages such as Watermelon Lemonade with a hint of mint, Matcha Latte, hot or iced Earl Grey Vanilla Latte, and caffeine-free Kinako Latte; and desserts such as Chocolate Nutella Pudding and Cheesecake in a Jar. Favourites such as Bak Kwa Toasties remain on the menu. Diners enjoy 10 per cent off all food and dessert orders until Oct 31.

WHERE: 6B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte items from $3.50 nett to $12 nett TEL: 6220-3835 INFO: www.thecompanyofcats.sg or www.facebook.com/thecompanyofcats


Cold Storage International Wine Fair 2015

The International Wine Fair returns for its eighth edition, featuring more than 200 labels and appearances by winemakers and representatives from 11 wineries around the world. The wineries include Hobbs Estate, Cumulus and Tamburlaine Wines from Australia, Purple Hands from the United States and Bichot from France. There will be labels exclusive to Cold Storage, such as Chateau Pey Mallet from France and Cradle of Hills from Australia, as well as new-to-market wines which include those from Jean Bouchard from Burgundy. Spend a minimum of $300 in a single receipt to take part in a daily lucky draw with prizes including Vintec fridges worth $1,838 and Le Dome wine.

WHERE: Level 1, Suntec City, East Atrium MRT: Promenade WHEN: Oct 5 - 11, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6836-6355 INFO: www.coldstorage.com.sg

Ewineasia Wine Discovery Weekend

Themed Discovering Exceptional Wines For Everyone, this year's edition focuses on curated wine experiences, with core events including a walkabout wine tasting (Oct 17, 11am - 6pm, APS Lifestyle Gallery, $45 a person with $20 rebate) with more than 100 labels from 40 wineries, winemakers in attendance and expert-led masterclasses, including the launch of Edwin Soon's Asian Wine Lexicon, a guide to Asian wine descriptors; a seven-course dinner featuring Old World and New World wines (me@OUE, Oct 17, 7pm, $195++ a person), with cuisine by chef Jeremy Gillon of Michelin-starred L'Epicurien in France; an Italian brunch with wines by Italian houses Primo Franco, Isole e Oleana, Proprieta Sperino and Rivera (Pietrasanta, Oct 18, 11am, $110++ a person); and a six-course Spanish winemaker's dinner (Catalunya, Oct 18, 7pm, $210++ a person). Buy tickets, register for masterclasses and get updates via the Ewineasia website.

WHERE: Various venues, see website for details WHEN: Oct 17 & 18 TEL: 6222-3977 INFO: www.ewineasia.com & www.winediscoveryweekend.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings: Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe