Happenings - Food

FOOD

PROMOTIONS

Mezza9-Unlisted Collection Chef Collaboration Dinner

Grand Hyatt's Mezza9 has teamed up with Bincho and Panko from Unlisted Collection for their first chef collaboration dinner. Highlights of the menu for tonight and tomorrow include Bincho's chicken thigh with sugiita ($38++) and assorted yakitori tare platter ($28++) by chef Asai Masashi and Panko's Kushikatsu comfort food items ($22++ - $48++), served as a seafood, meat or vegetable platter by chef Kazuma Ishikawa. Sunday's dinner will feature dishes and cocktails by Bincho and Panko, while chef Jems Bong of Mezza9 will present certified sustainable sashimi moriawase and Edomae nigri sushi.

WHERE: Mezzanine level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Today - tomorrow, 6pm/$22++ - $48++; Sun, 7pm/$128++ ($108++ for Hyatt Club members) TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: E-mail cath.sg@hyatt.com or go to mezza9.com.sg

New A La Carte Menu At Porta

Newly appointed executive chef Alex Phan has revamped the a la carte menu at Porta Fine Food & Import Company. New additions are appetisers such as sweet potato & kale ($14++) and signatures such as wild mushroom orecchiette ($22++) and duck ragout ($24++). Other highlights include the Angus beef tenderloin ($42++).

WHERE: Level 1 Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: 11am - 10.30pm daily PRICE: Selected items $14++ - $42++ TEL: 6593-8855 INFO: E-mail hello@porta.com.sg

Crab Dishes Galore At Rise

In celebration of National Crab Meat Day, an American food holiday that falls on March 9, Rise restaurant will serve 15 crab dishes in addition to its dinner buffet. Seafood lovers can enjoy a medley of crab specials such as Singapore chilli crab, avocado and crab salad as well as Thai-style braised crab vermicelli.

WHERE: Hotel Lobby, Tower 1 Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 9, 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $88++ an adult, $38++ a child aged six - 12 TEL: 6688-5525 INFO: E-mail Rise@ MarinaBaySands.com

Japanese Food Fair At Melt Cafe

At Melt Cafe's Japanese Food Fair, indulge in a wide selection of fresh sashimi, sushi, made-to-order hand rolls with lobster mayo and soft shell crabs. Other food items include udon with ajitsuke tamago, mini oden pots, slow-baked miso-glazed beef and street food such as takoyaki, panko ebi and yakitori skewers.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: March 9 - 18, 6.30 - 9.30pm PRICE: $85++ a person (Sun - Thu), $95++ (Fri & Sat) TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

York Hotel's Penang Hawkers' Fare

Penang Hawkers' Fare is returning to York Hotel's White Rose Cafe with street food classics such as Penang laksa, char kway teow, nasi lemak with chicken kapitan and oyster omelette. For the first time, there is Penang roti canai, an Indian-influenced, crisp and buttery flatbread. End your meal with desserts such as ban chang kueh, ice kachang and chendol. There is free-flow bandung and calamansi drinks.

WHERE: Lobby level, York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth MRT: Orchard WHEN: March 10 - 25, noon - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: $29++ an adult/$20++ a child aged five - 11 (weekdays), $33++/ $23++ (weekends) TEL: 6737-0511 INFO: E-mail whiterosecafe@yorkhotel.com.sg

Chocolate Divine English Afternoon Tea At L'Espresso

The chefs at L'Espresso have come up with an enhanced selection of chocolate highlights, including four savoury chocolate creations for the cafe's Chocolate Divine English Afternoon Tea. The menu also features cold delicatessen, soup of the day, hot savouries, beer and honey roasted chicken, sandwiches and croissants, scones, ice cream and fresh fruit.

WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN: March 9 - April 8, 2 - 5.30pm (Mon - Thu), noon - 2.30pm & 3 - 5.30pm (Fri - Sun & public holidays) PRICE: $45++ - $48++ an adult ($65++ - $68++ includes glass of champagne, $115++ - $118++ includes free-flow bubbly), $22.50++ - $24++ a child aged six - 11 TEL: 6730-1743 INFO: E-mail lespresso@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Supper And Workshops At JW Marriott South Beach

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach's Taste The Moment will feature six top Asia-Pacific chefs presenting a five-course supper as well as workshops and masterclasses. On the menu are cold crab and pimiento salad, soup, scallops and chorizo, sirloin and coconut tiramisu. Participants in the masterclasses and workshops will learn the origins of truffles, how to create dishes with nutritional benefits, pick up tips on plating and food photography, as well as test their wine-rating knowledge with award-winning vintages.

WHERE: 30 Beach Road MRT: Esplanade WHEN: March 24 (from 6.30pm) & 25 (from 5.30pm); workshops: 11am - 6pm PRICE: $198+ (supper & one workshop/masterclass), $58++ (workshop/masterclass only) TEL: 6818-1888 INFO: tasteofjw.com

Spring Delicacies At Keyaki

Keyaki's Spring Kaiseki menus include takenoko (bamboo shoot) and seafood such as sayori (halfbeak), sakura-dai (cherry blossom sea bream), shirauo (icefish), asari (littleneck clam), hamaguri (hard clam) and hotaru ika (firefly squid), which glows in the dark like a firefly.

WHERE: Level 4 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: March 26 - April 8, 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Set menus $180++ - $200++, a la carte $20++ - $78++ TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Sons Go Online

Italian gastro bar Sons has launched a new line of gourmet groceries via online marketplace Redmart.com. There are 42 items ($3 - $53) such as house-cured meat and salami, cheeses, pasta and pasta sauces, stews, pizzas, bread and cakes. Customers can whip up a simplified version of Sons' signature trofie with crab and nduja by purchasing the Trofie Handmade Pasta ($7.80) and Nduja ($7) spread.

WHERE: 01-19 China Square Central, 20 Cross Street MRT: Telok Ayer/ Chinatown WHEN: 11.30am - 3pm, 5.30 - 11.30pm (weekdays); 6 - 11.30pm (Sat); closed on Sun PRICE: $3 - $53 TEL: 6221-3937 INFO: E-mail info@sons.com.sg or go to www.sons.com.sg

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Leprechaun Cocktail At Bread Street Kitchen

Bread Street Kitchen's award-winning bartending team - led by bar manager William Pravda, a recent champion at the inaugural Pilsner Urquell Tapster Singapore Competition - will serve pours such as the O'hara Stout and O'hara Red Ale on draught at half price ($9++). Whisky lovers can try the Leprechaun cocktail ($14++), a refreshing whisky concoction from Dublin.

WHERE: 01 - 81 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 14 - 18 PRICE: Selected items $9++ - $14++ TEL: 6688-5665 INFO: E-mail BreadStreetKitchen.reservations@MarinaBaySands.com

EASTER

Roast Specials At Jamie's Italian

At Jamie's Italian Forum, indulge in Gennaro's Mix Grill ($58.95++), a platter of pork sausage, herby-marinated striploin, chicken breast with chargrilled portobello mushrooms, slow-roasted tomatoes and broccolini. At the VivoCity outlet, tuck into the Weekend Roast Plank ($88++), comprising roasted Italian porchetta with chargrilled root vegetables and stewed cabbage, served with pasta and some sides. Both outlets will serve a fish special and freshly baked hot cross buns.

WHERE (MRT): 01-165 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk (HarbourFront); 01-01 Forum Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road (Orchard) WHEN: March 30 - April 1; VivoCity: Fri, noon - 10pm; Sat/Sun, 11am - 10/11pm; Forum: Fri & Sat, 11.30am - 11pm; Sun, 11.30am - 10pm PRICE: $58.95++ - $88++ TEL: 6733-5500 (VivoCity), 6655-7676 (Forum) INFO: E-mail enquiries@jamiesitalian.sg

WINE EVENTS

Sear's Collective Edition Wine Dinner

Sear Steakhouse's first wine dinner of the year is a four-course meal featuring wines from different wineries. First up is beef tartare (paired with Chateau Mathiot 2014), followed by seared haddock salad (Chateau La Mauleone 2013). Next is a choice between veal cheek tortellini (La Reserve de Sociando Mallet 2013) and grilled Westholme wagyu tri tip (Jacques Boyd 2011), ending with a dessert of chocolate mousse.

WHERE: Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: March 9, 6.30pm PRICE: $138++ ($98++ for pre-payment by March 5) TEL: 6221-9555 INFO: E-mail hello@50rp.com.sg

Riesling Wine-Tasting

Discover award-winning riesling wines from Selbach-Oster Winery, the heart and soul of Mosel Valley, one of Germany's leading wine-producing regions. Featured wines include Selbach Riesling Classic Mosel 2016, Selbach-Oster Riesling Qualitatswein Feinherb Mosel 2015 and Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett Trocken Mosel 2015.

WHERE: Wine Connection Bistro VivoCity, 01-152 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: March 1, 6 - 9pm PRICE: $29++ a person TEL: 6873-0490 INFO: E-mail vivocity@wineconnection.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe