Happenings - Food

Opus Bar & Grill celebrates its third birthday with dishes including a 500g Australian Westholme wagyu sirloin and a 500g whole live Boston lobster served with a housemade harissa dip.
Opus Bar & Grill celebrates its third birthday with dishes including a 500g Australian Westholme wagyu sirloin and a 500g whole live Boston lobster served with a housemade harissa dip.PHOTO: HILTON SINGAPORE

FOOD

PROMOTIONS

Raffles Hotel Long Bar Pop-Up

Raffles Hotel Singapore's new Long Bar pop-up is officially open. While the hotel is in the third and final phase of its restoration, guests can continue to enjoy its signature Singapore Sling and classics such as the 1915 Gin Sling and 1915 Gin & Tonic in the 15-seat space. In keeping with the Long Bar tradition, guests will be offered peanuts with their Singapore Sling and invited to throw the shells on the wooden floors. The pop-up will be around until the hotel reopens in the second half of this year.

WHERE: 3 Seah Street MRT: Esplanade WHEN: 11am - 8pm daily PRICE: Cocktails from $28++ INFO: rafflessingapore.com/restoration/pop-long-bar-experience

Opus Bar & Grill Celebrates Third Year With New Super Trio

Hilton Singapore's Opus Bar & Grill celebrates its third birthday with the new Super Trio - representing land, sea and soil. Diners enjoy a 500g Australian Westholme wagyu sirloin and a 500g whole live Boston lobster served with a housemade harissa dip ($52++ a la carte), grilled over an open-flame charcoal grill for a smoky flavour, plus two hours of free-flow wine (Sun - Thu) or 50 per cent off wine by the bottle (Fri & Sat).

WHERE: Lobby Level Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: 6.30 - 10.30pm daily PRICE: $133++ (serves two people) TEL: 6730-3390 INFO: E-mail opus@hilton.com

Japanese Chefs With Italian Hearts At Terra

Terra Tokyo-Italian is presenting its first collaboration dinner, which sees chef Seita Nakahara teaming up with London-based chef Kentaro Torii for an eight-course omakase menu featuring Italian dishes with Japanese flair and nuances. Chef Torii - head chef of a new European-Japanese restaurant opening in London's Mayfair this year - has worked in top Italian restaurants in Japan and Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy.

WHERE: 54 Tras Street MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Wed, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $288++ a person TEL: 6221-5159 or text/WhatsApp 9751-2145 INFO: terraseita.com

Nostalgic Weekend High Tea Buffet At Pan Pacific

Atrium bar at Pan Pacific Singapore has launched the Nostalgic Weekend High Tea Buffet, which features Peranakan signatures such as popiah with sweet turnip, Pacific lobster laksa, kueh pie tee and Nonya kueh. Those who prefer English afternoon tea can look forward to a line-up of finger sandwiches, savouries and desserts. Choose two beverages, from Lavazza coffee to cold-brew teas.

WHERE: Level 1 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: From March 24 , weekends, 2.30 - 5.30pm PRICE: $48++ a person, includes two beverages from the high tea menu TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Gourmet Burgers At Crossroads Cafe

Burger lovers can satisfy their cravings at Crossroads Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel's East-meets-West restaurant. The Primetime ($38++) is a tower of wagyu beef patty, smoky bacon, stilton cheese, moreish black garlic aioli, crunchy pickled onion and arugula, foie gras and charcoal buns. Other choices are Aussie Burger ($32++), Lamb Burger ($32++) and Healthy Tuna Burger ($33++).

WHERE: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till April 30, 7 - 1am (till 2am on Thu & Fri) PRICE: $32++ - $38++ TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: E-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Free-flow Foie Gras At Ellenborough Market Cafe

Besides the perennial Peranakan favourites, local delights and international fare, Ellenborough Market Cafe's buffet dinner will serve free-flow Five Spice Dusted Seared Foie Gras with Mango Relish & Balsamic Reduction. Other items include La Mian with dan dan or zhajiang sauce; Lion Head Meatball; fresh seafood on ice; and roast meats. Desserts include Nonya kueh and its signature durian pengat.

WHERE: Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till March 31, 6.30 - 10pm daily PRICE: $68++ an adult, $34++ a child TEL: 6239-1847/1848 INFO: Email dining.merchantcourt@swissotel.com

Fat Prince's Fresh Spring Offering

The latest selections at Fat Prince start with a refreshing Eight-Hour Salad with Squash Confit and the Avocado & Kale Tabbouleh. Seafood dishes include the Moroccan Bouillabaisse with squid, prawn, fish and mussels with a fragrant broth, and the Smoked Pepper Squid. While still offering its signature kebabs, the Istanbul-inspired cafe has some new poultry items, such as Spring Chicken and Baharat Chicken Wings.

WHERE: 48 Peck Seah Street MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: 11.30am - 3pm, 6pm - midnight (Mon - Sat) PRICE: Call to inquire TEL: 6221-3683 INFO: E-mail info@fatprincesg.com

New A La Carte Buffet At Peach Garden

Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar has introduced a new a la carte buffet spread with unlimited orders of more than 30 items. The offer, valid until April 30, requires a minimum of four adult diners. There is also a 50 per cent discount for its new menu.

WHERE: Level 3 Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till April 30 PRICE: Mon - Thu, $48++ a person, Fri, $52++, weekends & public holidays, $58++ (before discount) TEL: 6736-3833 INFO: peachgarden.com.sg

ST PATRICK'S DAY

Guinness Festival At Club Street, Circular Road

The Guinness St Patrick's Festival will be held along Club Street and Circular Road and revellers can enjoy a range of activities and promotions offered by participating bars, including one-for-one deals and Guinness Draught from $7 nett a pint.

WHERE (MRT)/WHEN: Club Street (Telok Ayer), tomorrow (7 - 11pm); Circular Road (Raffles Place/Clarke Quay), March 16 (6 - 10pm), March 17 & 18 (2 - 10pm) PRICE: Selected offers: $7 nett a pint - $29++ for two pints INFO: get.guinness.com/event-promotion

EASTER

Funny Bunny Easter Brunch At Porta

Enjoy free-flow Fine de Claire oysters, air flown from the coasts of France, and unlimited servings of salads, sides, appetisers, desserts and a choice of mains at Porta Fine Food & Import Co's Easter Brunch. Also included will be 62 Eggs Benedict, mushroom on toast, avocado toast, cheesy brioche and apple bacon pancake from the new brunch menu. There are kids' activities and a lucky dip with a one-night staycation prize. Adults can join in The Great Prosecco Countdown - the first glass is priced at $10++, each subsequent glass is $2 less than the previous one, and the sixth glass is free.

WHERE: Level 1 Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: April 1, noon - 4pm PRICE: $38++ an adult, $19++ a child (five - 11 years old), free kid's Dish Of The Day for those aged below five TEL: 6593-8855 INFO: E-mail hello@porta.com.sg

Spanish Seafood Easter Brunch At 1919 Waterboat House

A tapas spread, a la minute eggs and a DIY sangria station are among the offerings for 1919 Waterboat House's Spanish Seafood Easter Brunch. Others include slow-cooked lamb shoulder with padron peppers and squid ink noodle paella. Mix the Spanish cocktail favourite with fruit and liqueurs of choice at the DIY sangria station. Activities for kids include a bouncy castle and an Easter Egg colouring competition.

WHERE: Level 3 The Waterboathouse, 3 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: April 1, noon - 3.30pm PRICE: $68++ - $88++ a person; $108++ - $128++ with free-flow sangria, wine, beer, soft drinks & juices; $35++ for Bunny Bambino menu (for kids aged five - 12) TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg

Plant-based Delights At Pete's Place

Following the success of its first Vegan Lunch Buffet, Italian restaurant Pete's Place will serve more plant-based dishes as part of its Easter Sunday Brunch, including portobello mushroom carpaccio, eggplant caponata, orecchiette pasta and pizza vegaano.

WHERE: Basement Level, Grand Wing, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: April 1, 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $68++ - $98++ an adult, $34++ a child (four - 12 years old) TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com

WINE EVENTS

Farm-to-table Dinner With Wines Of Cloudy Bay

Chefs Lucas Glanville (Grand Hyatt Singapore), Dave Pynt (Burnt Ends), Joeri Timmermans (Blackwattle), Chris Millar (Stellar) and Soren Lascelles (Andaz) present a dinner using locally farmed and harvested produce. Dishes such as Freedom Egg Custard, Hennessy XO Mussels, Barramundi and Beer Can Chicken will be paired with Cloudy Bay wines, including 2015 Chardonnay, 2013 Te Koko, 2015 Pinot Noir and Glenmorangie 18 Years Old.

WHERE: Mezza9 Party Room, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: March 21, 7pm PRICE: $158++ ($126.40++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: E-mail asianmasters@sph.com.sg

Katnook Wine Dinner

Wine from Katnook Coonawarra, South Australia, will be paired with a four-course dinner, which features Boston lobster tossed with cream of salted egg yolk, mushroom soup, a main course choice of Australian lamb rack or Norwegian salmon-wrapped parma ham in filo pastry, and chocolate lava Mao Shan Wang ice cream for dessert. Featured wines are Founder's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Founder's Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Estate Merlot 2015 and Founder's Block Chardonnay NV.

WHERE: Lattice Suite, Level 3 Recreation Complex, Chinese Swimming Club, 21 Amber Road MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: March 22, 7pm PRICE: $50 - $70 TEL: 6885-0697 INFO: E-mail fnb_events@chineseswimmingclub.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe