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The Kitchen Table has a selection of ceviches exploring Peruvian cuisine’s unique blend of influences. PHOTO: W SINGAPORE

Ceviche At The Kitchen Table

W Singapore's restaurant The Kitchen Table presents a selection of ceviches exploring Peruvian cuisine's unique blend of influences. Added to the regular "Food from the Heart" dinner spread will be items such as Ceviche Classico, with snapper, prawns, octopus and scallop marinated in lime juice, tomato and red onion.

WHERE: W Singapore, 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Mon - Thu & July 27 - 30, 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $65++ TEL: 6808-7268 INFO: www.wsingaporesentosacove.com/TKTSpecials

Uma Uma Ramen

The Hakata ramen restaurant celebrates its third birthday with two events. On Thursday, a one-day only offer lets diners enjoy one-for-one ramen (the ramen of lesser value will be complimentary, for dine-in only, not valid for takeaway or upsized items), and selected side dishes for only $3++ (usual prices from $4++ to $8++). As part of its yearly charity drive, from July 27 to Aug 30, the ramen shop will donate $2 for every bowl of ramen sold to Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations, a charity helping the physically challenged and their caregivers.

WHERE: 01-41 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Thu, July 27 - Aug 30 TEL: 6235-0855 INFO: www.umaumaramen.com

Summer Gastronomic Menu At Stellar

Executive chef Christopher Millar unveils a seasonal Constellations Summer Gastronomic dinner menu, with dishes such as Diver-Caught Scallop Carbonara with Parmesan; and innovative Dessert Art by pastry chef Jasmin Chew, plated directly at the table, such as Frozen Strawberry Parfait with compressed apple and lime gel. Stellar also offers a Krug champagne pairing option for the Constellations menu.

WHERE: One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, Level 62 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 31 PRICE: $120++ for six courses, $140++ for seven courses, $160++ for eight courses; pricing for window seating on Aug 9, $150++; optional Krug pairing menu, $400++ a person, minimum seven people TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: E-mail reservations@1-altitude.com or go to www.1-altitude.com

A Beijing Duck Affair At Min Jiang At One-North

Master chef Goh Chee Kong presents new crepes and fillings to accompany the house speciality, wood-fired Beijing duck carved tableside. The "dou miao" crepe, made with blanched pea shoots, comes with crispy beancurd skin, special sweet sauce, sliced leek and cucumber to wrap up with the duck; the orange crepe is infused with fresh orange zest, and complements the duck along with hot and sour topshell, mashed raw garlic, orange juice-marinated radish, special sweet sauce, and blanched Tianjin cabbage. Diners can also choose one of four options to enjoy the duck meat as a second course, such as spicy minced duck with lettuce wrap.

WHERE: 5 Rochester Park MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Till Sept 30, lunch & dinner PRICE: $98++ a whole duck, $50++ a half duck, inclusive of crepes, accompaniments & one duck meat preparation TEL: 6774-0122 INFO: E-mail mj1n@ goodwoodparkhotel.com or go to www.goodwoodparkhotel.com

Steak And Seafood Grill Indulgence At Brasserie Les Saveurs

Begin the week with a lavishly curated grill menu. Meats such as grain-fed Japanese wagyu sirloin and grain-fed New Zealand lamb chops will be prepared a la minute. Seafood highlights include jumbo Mexican tiger prawns and live Boston lobster. An hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet option includes both spreads to round out the meal.

WHERE: The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Level MRT: Orchard WHEN: Every Mon & Tue, dinner only PRICE: A la carte items from $44++ to $128++; hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet, $63++ TEL: 6506-6860 INFO: www.brasserielessaveurs.com

Lime House Second Anniversary Party

The Caribbean restaurant marks its second anniversary with a one-night only party. Guests are free to roam through the house's games rooms and pop-up bars. Until 8pm, a spread of authentic Caribbean dishes ($5 each) will be laid out. Samplers of new items will be available, and a wide selection of rums and cocktails will be on offer for the night. DJs JNR from Matteblacc and DJ Bhayology will spin reggae, soca, salsa and old-school R&B into the wee hours.

WHERE: 2 Jiak Chuan Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: July 26, from 4pm PRICE: Free TEL: 6222-3130 INFO: E-mail anniversary@limehouse. asia or go to www.limehouse.asia

Sweet Surprises At Orchard Central

Desserts take centre stage at the Sweet Surprises @ OC food festival. Highlights include pastry chef Janice Wong's Sweets Tunnel, a 10m installation of edible art creations and luminous fixtures; Edible Art Sessions (tomorrow, July 25, Aug 1 and 8, at 3 and 6pm), to which shoppers can redeem a pair of tickets by spending any amount at Orchard Central; Live Art Sessions by Janice Wong (July 25 and Aug 8, at 4pm); and the OC Dessert Walk Marketplace, with vendors such as Japanese patisserie Henri Charpentier.

WHERE: 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till Aug 9 INFO: www.orchardcentral.com.sg or www.facebook.com/oc


Artisan Boulangerie Co has made a Gula Melaka and Coconut Milk Swirl as part of its “Create the Perfect SG50 Treat” campaign. PHOTO: ARTISAN BOULANGERIE CO

Artisan Boulangerie Co

After its "Create the Perfect SG50 Treat" campaign received more than 300 submissions of ideas for creative new local desserts, Artisan Boulangerie Co has selected four winners, developed with executive chef Eran Mayer and available at all its stores this month and next month . They include Gula Melaka and Coconut Milk Swirl ($3.50++), a light, flaky pastry with palm sugar and fresh coconut shavings; and Durian Madeleine ($2++), infused with fresh durian puree.

WHERE: 118 Killiney Road, 01-01, tel: 6444-8130 : Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, 01-23, tel: 6887-4062; 01-163/164 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, tel: 6278-8500; see website for full list of outlets & contact details WHEN: Till Aug 31 INFO: www.artisanbakery.com.sg


PastaMania's SG50 Menu features limited-edition winning dishes from its annual Chef Mania competition. Sample nostalgic flavours in "Singapore meets Italy" creations such as Shiok & Spicy Chilli Crab, topped with breaded crab claws; and Goreng Pisang Gelato, crunchy banana cornflake balls with chocolate and gelato.

WHERE: B1-08 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, tel: 6339-6635; 02-21/22 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, tel: 6634-8935; 03-01 Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade, tel: 6346-3292; see website for full list of outlets & contact details WHEN: Till Aug 31 PRICE: Appetisers, desserts & drinks from $6.50++; pastas $16.90++; four-course set $29.90++ INFO: www.pastamania.com.sg

Mandarin Orchard

At Triple Three Buffet Restaurant, for dinner and Sunday brunch next month, parties with at least one diner aged 50 years or more will enjoy 50 per cent off their food and beverage bill in a single receipt (up to eight people a bill, beverage discount applies to all non-alcoholic drinks, house pour wines and Tiger Beer). At Chatterbox, to mark the restaurant's 44th anniversary, enjoy 50 per cent off the signature Mandarin Chicken Rice on Aug 1. Also, from Aug 2 to 31, present an old Chatterbox receipt for the Mandarin Chicken Rice at a price lower than the current price of $27++, and pay the old price for your current order; present an old photo taken at previous Chatterbox Restaurants and enjoy the Mandarin Chicken Rice at 50 per cent off the current price (up to eight people in a single receipt); only one of these promotions can be utilised at any one time. At Shisen Hanten, enjoy a SG50 set menu at only $50++ a person, and receive a complimentary SG50 birthday bun (minimum four to dine).

WHERE: 333 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 1 - 31 TEL: 6831-6288 (Triple Three), 6831-6291 (Chatterbox), 6831-6262/6266 (Shisen Hanten) INFO: www.meritushotels.com/diningorchard; www.triplethree.com.sg; www.chatterbox.com.sg; www.shisenhanten.com.sg

Soup Restaurant

Available at all outlets islandwide, the "1965" Samsui Set Menu promotion celebrates SG50 as well as Soup Restaurant's sponsorship of local film 1965, opening in cinemas on July 30. It comprises signature favourites such as Samsui Ginger Chicken and Ah Kon Fan Shu Leaves.

WHERE: B1-07 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, tel: 6333-6228; 02-141 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, tel: 6376-9969; B1-122 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, tel: 6333-9886; see website for full list of outlets & contact details WHEN: Till July 31 PRICE: From $50++ for two people INFO: www.souprestaurant.com.sg

Caffe B

Caffe B's five-course National Day Menu features uniquely Singaporean-themed dishes such as Gardens By The Sea, avocado, raisins, smoked tofu, almond flakes and alfalfa sprouts with a light soya vinaigrette. Sip on patriotic new drinks such as the Lion's Roar ($14++), with rye whisky, raspberry, rum and coconut syrup.

WHERE: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-15 & 01-83 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: National Day Menu, Aug 2 - 9, lunch & dinner; cocktails, Aug 1 - 31 PRICE: $50++ a person TEL: 6887-3311 INFO: www.caffeb.com.sg


Take advantage of these dining offers exclusively for bookings made through Chope Online Reservations at SoShiok.com, or through the SoShiok app.

Cali Cafe & Bar

Get 25 per cent off food items this month. This offer excludes set menus, is not valid with any ongoing promotions or offers, and is not valid on the eve of and on a public holiday.

WHERE: 01-02, 31 Rochester Drive MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6684-9897 INFO: email@chope.co

Restaurant Sela

On weekdays this month, the fourth guest dines free with every three orders of the Communal Set Lunch ($18.90+). This offer is not valid with any ongoing promotions or offers, or on the eve of and on a public holiday.

WHERE: 32 Seah Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Every Mon - Fri, till July 31 TEL: 6337-6358 INFO: email@chope.co

Babette Restaurant & Bar

Receive a complimentary signature Matcha Lava Cake (worth $12++) with every $50 spent. This offer is not valid with any ongoing promotions or offers, or on the eve of and on a public holiday.

WHERE: 01-03 Parc Sovereign Hotel, 165 Tyrwhitt Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6341-7727 INFO: email@chope.co


The Macallan Rare Cask Experience

The Macallan presents a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibition, open to the public over three weekends, to illuminate the making of the luxury Scottish whisky. Entrance is free with registration, see website for details.

WHERE: The White House, 35 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Tomorrow - Aug 2 INFO: E-mail TheMacallan@ Edrington.sg or go to www.TheMacallanRareCask.com.sg

Fifty Shades Of Gruner

At DB Bistro Wines from Austrian producer Laurenz V., which focuses entirely on the Gruner Veltliner varietal, are paired with a five-course dinner menu by chefs Jonathan Kinsella and Benjamin Siwek. Taste pairings such as Little Neck Clam Casserole with fennel sausage, saffron and tomato broth, with the "Charming" Gruner Veltliner 2007.

WHERE: B1-48 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Galleria Level MRT: Bayfront WHEN: July 27, 7.30pm PRICE: $138++ a person TEL: 6688-8525 INFO: www.dbbistro.com/singapore

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI17A'. Print Edition | Subscribe