Happenings - Food

Keyaki's Ika Teppo-yaki, miso-stuffed squid.
Keyaki's Ika Teppo-yaki, miso-stuffed squid.PHOTO: KEYAKI


Flavours Of Ishikawa At Keyaki

Chef Hiroshi Ishii spotlights selected ingredients from Ishikawa Prefecture, including fresh seafood from the Noto Peninsula. Dishes are available a la carte or in two eight-course menus, and include Ika Teppo-yaki, miso-stuffed squid; snow crab from the western Pacific Ocean, a winter delicacy fished from November to March; and deep-fried flounder. Taste beverages such as Shio Cider (salty lemonade) or Bocha Cider (sparkling brown tea cider) and exclusive sakes. From Monday to Nov 30, guest speaker Natsuki Onaka will talk about Ishikawa's culture and food.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Dec 13; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm, dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Eight-course set menus at $180++ & $200++ a person; a la carte items from $16++ - $85++ TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Piedmont White Truffles At Zafferano

Zafferano brings out the best of these aromatic delicacies with a suite of seasonal dishes, each topped with 5g of shaved white truffle. These include sauteed Italian porcini mushrooms with poached egg and "Robiola three milk" cheese fondue ($78++); pan-seared Hokkaido scallops with glazed mushrooms and Jerusalem artichoke puree ($78++); and homemade tagliatelle with butter-sage emulsion ($68++).

WHERE: Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Lunch, dinner & Sat brunch, now until next month while stocks last TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: zafferano.sg

Win Cirque Du Soleil Tickets At Bistro Du Vin

For every $200 spent on a single receipt at Bistro Du Vin from Sunday to Monday, stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Nov 29, 5pm show of Cirque Du Soleil's new production, Totem. Winners will be announced on Nov 20 on Bistro Du Vin's social media pages.

WHERE: 01-14 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, TEL: 6733-7763; 56 Zion Road, TEL: 6836-6313 INFO: www.bistroduvin.com.sg or www.facebook.com/bistroduvinsg

Mad About Mediterranean At AquaMarine

Indulge in a sunny smorgasbord of Mediterranean flavours at AquaMarine this month. Taste dishes such as Turkish shawarma with yogurt and spices, and slow-poached fresh seafood from the Messina Coast and specialities from the region.

WHERE: Marina Mandarin Singapore, Level 4, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Nov 30 PRICE: Lunch, daily, $60++ a person; $30++ for children under 12; dinner Sun - Thu, $70++ a person, $35++ for children; dinner, Fri, Sat & eve of public holiday, $80++ a person, $40++ for children TEL: 6845-1111 INFO: www.marinamandarin.com.sg/dining or e-mail aquamarine.marina@meritushotels.com

Grand Cru Truffle Dinner At Saint Pierre

Black and white truffles are given their due in an extravagant 10-course banquet. Sample creations such as wagyu beef tataki with late-season tomato salad, asiago shavings and black truffle vinaigrette; and pan-fried scallops with white truffle shavings and dressing, lime zest, asparagus and chawanmushi.

WHERE: 01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Nov 27, 7pm PRICE: $188++ a person; $388++ a person with wine pairing TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: www.saintpierre.com.sg


Neo Garden Catering

New individual items this year include the "Guitar" Turkey ($128.80), a Western riff on Pipa Duck, and the Ondeh Ondeh Log Cake ($68.80), pandan sponge cake wrapped around gula melaka filling. There are also three Christmas regular buffet menus: Santa's Soiree ($19.88+ a person, minimum 40 persons), Rudolph's Reception ($25.88+ a person, minimum 30 persons) and Frosty's Festival ($29.88+ a person, minimum 30 persons); and two mini buffet packages ($15.99+ a person for eight items, minimum 20 persons; $18.99+ a person for nine items, minimum 15 persons). The Great-Ful Christmas Party Pack ($289+, serving eight to 10 persons) has nine items.

WHERE: 1 Enterprise Road MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Pre-orders open now; delivery from Nov 28 - Jan 3 TEL: 6896-7757 INFO: www.neogarden.com.sg or www.facebook.com/NeoGardenCatering

Hotel Fort Canning

Add a touch of heat to your Christmas table with a new addition to the Turkey Signature Creations series, created by chef Nick Ng. There is Peri-Peri Roast Turkey ($148+, serving six to eight persons) seasoned with chillies, rosemary, thyme, ginger and garlic, served with Portuguese Paprika Roasted Potatoes. Also available are signature Tom Yum Roast Turkey ($138+) and Traditional Roast Turkey ($138+); Honey-Baked Ham ($80+ for a 2kg ham); Vegetarian Lasagne ($60+); and log cakes in Tiramisu, Chocolate Banana and Chocolate Mousse ($62+ each).

WHERE: 11 Canning Walk MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Orders open now until Dec 20; three days' advance notice required for turkey orders: self-collection only, daily 11am - 7pm; last collection day: Dec 25

TEL: 6559-6760 INFO: E-mail fnb@hfcsingapore.com or go to www.hfcsingapore.com


Spruce At Phoenix Park

Executive chef Mauro Scotto, formerly of Michelin-starred Ristorante Rocca Bruna in Italy, launches a new menu of Italian flavours and refined comfort classics at Spruce's flagship Phoenix Park outlet. Must-tries include Spaghetti Carbonara di Mare, laced with salted mullet roe, egg, cream, caviar, black pepper, and parmesan; Tonno alle Erbe, pan-seared yellowfin tuna with broccoli flan and red onion; and Brasato di Manzo, 48-hour slow- cooked beef short ribs served with polenta, spinach, mushrooms, a port wine reduction and a quail egg.

WHERE: 320 Tanglin Road MRT: Redhill WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte items from $4++ TEL: 6836-5528 INFO: Go to www.spruce.com.sg or www.facebook.com/SprucePhoenixPark


Swan Valley Wine Dinner At Merchants Of Singapore

Fourth-generation winemaker Anthony Yurisich from Olive Farm in Swan Valley, Western Australia's oldest winery, will share stories and lead guests through this five-course dinner. Sample seven wines, including the Chardonnay 2015, the Petit Verdot 2011 and the Reserve Shiraz 2012, and dishes such as seafood ravioli with citrus chardonnay sauce, sticky pork ribs with roasted peppers and an artisanal cheese platter.

WHERE: Merchants Of Singapore, 443 Joo Chiat Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Tomorrow PRICE: $118+ a person TEL: 6440-0892 INFO: www.merchantsof singapore.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe