Happenings - Food



Sunday Brunch At Mezza9, Supper At StraitsKitchen

Grand Hyatt Singapore's Sunday Brunch at Mezza9 features healthy options alongside indulgent ones, such as Maine lobster, Scottish brown crab and Spencer Gulf king prawns. Most of the hotel's organic vegetables and herbs come from Cameron Highlands cooperative growers or from the hotel's rooftop garden. Meanwhile, StraitsKitchen has a special deal for supper, with the same buffet spread of popular local dishes served at lunch and dinner priced at $10++ - $20++ less.

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Sunday brunch (noon - 3pm), $118++ an adult (add $40++ - $60++ for alcohol package), $59++ a child (3 - 12 years old); supper (Sun - Thu, 9.15 - 10.30pm), $45++ an adult, $19++ a child TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: mezza9.com.sg, straitskitchen.com.sg

Daily Afternoon Tea At Crossroads Bar

The Straits Afternoon Tea set at Crossroads Bar at Swissotel Merchant Court features an assortment of Nonya savouries such as braised pork belly in steam leaf bun, otak otak on toast, sambal ayam panggang sandwich, kueh pie tee, pandan chiffon cake, kueh lapis and Nonya kueh. Fans of classic English afternoon tea will take to sandwiches such as smoked salmon and dill and breast of chicken, buttermilk raisin and plain scones with clotted cream and jam, assorted french pastries, macarons and lemon curd tart.

WHERE: Lobby level Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: 3 - 5pm daily PRICE: $38++ a person (minimum two), includes coffee or TWG tea TEL: 6239-1847/1848 INFO: E-mail dining.merchantcourt@ swissotel.com

Breton's Au Revoir Menu

Known as The French Stall in its first 16 years, Breton has a new menu for its final months. It is still serving its grilled full lobsters (market prices, from $39++), which require a three-day advance order. Other main courses include Grilled Chicken Leg ($16++), Grilled Ribeye ($24++/$34++ for 200/300g), Braised Lamb Shank ($26++) and Roasted Pigeon Facon Michel Peignaud ($56++ or $34++ for half).

WHERE: 544 Serangoon Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Tue - Fri, 3 - 10pm; Sat & Sun, 11.30am - 10pm PRICE: Starters: $5++ - $34++; mains: $16++ - $56++; pizzas: $14++ - $16++ TEL: 6299-3544 INFO: breton.com.sg


Searing Flames Of Love At Opus Bar & Grill

The curated evening's menu at Opus Bar & Grill is a three-course dinner featuring the Westholme wagyu beef marble score six with Maine lobster tail, herbed potato gratin, asparagus and black truffle sauce, or the Glacier 51 toothfish fillet with Maine lobster tail, white clams, coco beans and crustacean bisque. The meal includes a glass of champagne.

WHERE: Lobby Level Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Feb 10 - 13: $88++ a person; Feb 14: $98++ a person; 15 per cent off for bookings by Feb 7 via the Chope app TEL: 6730-3390 INFO: E-mail Opus@hilton.com

Complimentary Krug Champagne At Hashida Sushi

Delicacies such as uni and awabi are included in the omakase dinner curated by master chef Hatch and his team at Hashida Sushi. Each dining couple gets 375ml of complimentary Krug Champagne.

WHERE: 04-16 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road MRT: Somerset/ Orchard WHEN: Feb 9 - 14, noon - 3pm, 7 - 10pm PRICE: $480++ a person TEL: 6733-2114/9159-0102 INFO: E-mail sushi@hashida.com.sg

Romance Over Tea And Dinner At Goodwood Park

The highlight of the English Afternoon Tea Delight at L'Espresso is the pink chocolate fountain. Sandwiches, pastries and traditional English scones are served with two glasses of Sparkling Love, a prosecco-based cocktail, for couples. At Gordon Grill, the Valentine's Day set dinner menus will feature US Beef or Australian Wagyu Two Ways with other dishes such as Gordon Grill Scotch Egg and Grilled Red Carabinero Prawn.

WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN/PRICE: English Afternoon Tea at L'Espresso (Feb 14, 2 - 5.30pm): $48++ a person; Gordon Grill dinner: $88++ a person (Feb 10 - 13), $288++ a couple (Feb 14) TEL/INFO: 6730-1743/e-mail lespresso@goodwoodparkhotel.com; 6730-1744/gordon_grill@goodwood parkhotel.com

C'est L'Amour At 1919 Waterboat House

The 1919 Waterboat House's Valentine's Day four-course menu, C'est L'Amour, features foie gras bruschetta, oyster two ways and a choice of aburi maguro or wagyu ribeye. The sweet ending is chocolate ganache on a bed of sabayon with caramelised banana, liquid passionfruit and candied ginger.

WHERE: 03-01 The Waterboathouse, 3 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Feb 14, 6 - 11pm PRICE: $118++ (add $45++ for wine-pairing) TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg

Five-course Dinner At Tablescape

Indulge in a five-course dinner at the newly opened Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall. The menu features classic European creations with a modern twist. Start with a Trio of Fine de Claire Oysters and move on to highlights such as Smoked Chicken Veloute with vine-ripened tomato, Black Angus Filet Mignon, Ocean Trout Wellington and Shrimp Alexander. End the meal with a Couple Dessert Platter and a pair of champagne cocktails.

WHERE: Level 3 Grand Park City Hall, 10 Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Feb 14, 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $148++ a couple TEL: 6432-5618 INFO: E-mail hello@tablescape.sg

Suite Staycation At Parkroyal On Pickering

Parkroyal On Pickering is offering an In The Mood For Love package that includes daily buffet breakfast and a buffet dinner for two at Lime, a complimentary upgrade from Deluxe Room to Junior Suite and a 60-minute massage for two at St Gregory spa.

WHERE: 3 Upper Pickering Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Feb 9 - 14 PRICE: $520++ a night TEL: 6809-8888 INFO: parkroyalhotels.com/pickering


Takeaways, Prosperity Sets From Orchard Hotel

The revamped Hua Ting Restaurant has a range of Chinese New Year goodies for takeaway and yu sheng choices that include the new Tea Cured Fresh Salmon Lo Hei with Passionfruit Sauce and Yuzu Pearls (small $72+/large $128+) and the Live Australian Lobster, Abalone and Sea Urchin Lo Hei ($588+ for 10 people). Other items include the Deluxe Pen Cai ($338+/$598+), Roasted Suckling Pig (seasonal price) and Crispy Roasted Duck ($82+). Hua Ting is also serving Prosperity Set Menus for reunion lunch and dinner ($108++ - $138++ a person; $988++ - $5,888++ for 10), while Orchard Cafe will be offering its Tidings Of Abundance buffet spread over the festive period.

WHERE: Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Hua Ting, Mon - March 2, takeaways: $72+ - $598+, reunion lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm (weekdays) & 11am - 2.30pm (weekends, eve of public holidays & public holidays), reunion dinner: 6 - 10.30pm; Orchard Cafe, Thu - March 2, lunch: noon - 2.30pm ($52++ - $55++), high tea: 3 - 5pm ($39++), dinner: 6 - 10pm ($82++ - $98++), Feb 15: 5.30 - 7.30pm & 8 - 10pm TEL/INFO: Hua Ting: Call 6739-6666, e-mail huating.ohs@millenniumhotels.com; Orchard Cafe: Call 6739-6565, e-mail orchardcafe.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

CNY Set At Ginza Rokukakutei

Ginza Rokukakutei has created a festive set menu called Spring Into Abundance Of Prosperity. Highlights include a lo hei platter with tuna, salmon, scallop, vegetables and specially prepared sauces. There are 10 kushiages, a pork/beef rice bowl and desserts of Mandarin agar jelly, cheese cake and pineapple-raspberry gelato.

WHERE: 01-04 Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till March 2, Mon - Sat, noon - 2.30pm, 5 - 11pm PRICE: From $168++ ($188++ includes a bottle of red wine for every two diners) TEL: 6266-1077 INFO: E-mail rokukakuteisg@gmail.com

Celebratory Feasts At Wan Hao

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel's Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is offering set menus by executive Chinese chef Brian Wong. Highlights include Golden Prosperity Mini Abalone and Salmon Yu Sheng, Wok-fried Lobster Meat, Braised South African 22-head Abalone with Goose Web and Seasonal Greens; Wan Hao Signature Roast Ginseng Duck and Roast Suckling Pig. A la carte items, takeaways and festive buffet lunches and dinners are also available.

WHERE: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till March 2 PRICE: $108.80++ a person (four - eight people) - $2,088++ (for 10) TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: E-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Floral-Themed Yu Sheng, HK-style Pen Cai At Crystal Jade

The new Garden of Wealth Yusheng, available at Crystal Jade Golden Palace for dine-in ($138++ large/ $88++ small) and takeaway ($138+/ $88+), features ingredients such as lily pad-shaped nasturtium leaves, freeze-dried wolfberries and edible flowers. Also new is the Hong Kong-style treasure pot ($498+/$338+) with 18 different items, including the eight-head abalone. Other takeaway items include Buddha Jumps Over The Wall ($218+), traditional cakes ($13.80+ - $43.80+) and cookies ($12.80+ -$19.80).

WHERE: Selected Crystal Jade outlets WHEN: Till Feb 27 PRICE: $12.80+ - $498+) INFO: crystaljade.com (for online orders)

Cassia CNY Offerings

Cassia at Capella Singapore has brought back its Signature Lo Hei ($38++ a person), which features lobster, North Pole clam and salmon with the restaurant's housemade hawthorn sauce. The Prosperity Lo Hei ($68++ a platter, for two to four people) comprises salmon sashimi, seasonal greens and condiments such as crushed peanuts and golden crackers symbolising an abundance of wealth. Two reunion set dinners - Prosperity ($139++ a person) and Fortune ($169++ a person) - are available.

WHERE: Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN/PRICE: Yu Sheng (Feb 1 - March 2): $38++ - $68++ (serves two - four); Reunion sets (Feb 15, 6 - 8pm, 8.30 - 10pm): $139++ - $169++ a person TEL: 6591-5045 INFO: E-mail cassia.singapore@capellahotels.com

Jia Wei Reunion Menus

From a Countdown Reunion Menu to the Chinese New Year feast, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant has various options for groups of different sizes. Look out for signature dishes such as Steamed Barramundi with Chef's Homemade Green Chilli Sauce, Braised Abalone with Dried Oyster in Golden Bag and Jia Wei Charcoal Grilled Suckling Pig.

WHERE: Level 2 Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore, 50 East Coast Road MRT: Dakota/Eunos WHEN/PRICE: Countdown sets (till March 4): $329++ - $829++ (four - 10 people), $899++ - $1,389++ (for 10, includes wine or champagne); CNY menus (Feb 16 - March 4): $319++ - $789++ (four - 10 people), $1,199++ - $1,389++ (for 10, includes wine or champagne) TEL: 6340-5678 INFO: E-mail H3610-FB7@accor.com

Takeaway Goodies From Pan Pacific

Goodies from Pan Pacific Singapore include Housemade Kumquat Sugee Cake ($58+), Cantonese Sponge Cake with salted egg ($18.80+), Rainbow Kueh Lapis (1kg, $60.80+), Koi Fish Nian Gao ($30.80+) and Pineapple Tarts ($48+, 26pieces). Other dishes include Hai Tien Lo's Traditional Treasure Pots ($328+ - $598+), Yu Sheng Platters ($48+ - $188+) and barbecued treats, such as Roasted Duck ($78+) and Whole Suckling Pig ($338+).

WHERE: Hai Tien Lo, Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore MRT: Promenade WHEN: Collection till March 2, 11.30am - 9pm daily (Feb 15 collection ends at 5pm) PRICE: Selected items: $18.80+ - $598+ TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com or go to pacificmarketplace.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Subscribe