Happenings - Food

Salmon Yu Sheng at Ah Hoi's Kitchen.
Salmon Yu Sheng at Ah Hoi's Kitchen.PHOTO: HOTEL JEN TANGLIN SINGAPORE
Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal On Pickering will have a Pink “All Berry” Dessert Table on Valentine's Day.
Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal On Pickering will have a Pink “All Berry” Dessert Table on Valentine's Day. PHOTO: PARKROYAL ON PICKERING


Oysters And Champagne Rose Nights At Napoleon Food And Wine Bar

Napoleon Food And Wine Bar is offering free French oysters with every bottle of Champagne Rose ordered on the last Wednesday of every month, starting from next week. The number of oysters you get depends on the price of the wine - three oysters for the $60++ Cotes de Provence Lou Farati Rose wine and double that for the Magnum version, and 24 oysters for the $350++ Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose champagne.

WHERE: 206 Telok Ayer Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Last Wed of every month, 11.45am - midnight PRICE: $60++ - $120++ for Rose wines, $120++ - $350++ for Rose champagne TEL: 6221-9282 INFO: E-mail info@napoleon.sg

Half Price For Second Set At The French Stall

The French Stall's way of welcoming the Year of the Monkey is to give a 50 per cent discount on the second set of its three-course menu ($57 for the first set), which starts off with French Onion Soup or Escargots. The main course is Grilled Beef Tenderloin On Lyonnaise Potatoes And Black Pepper Sauce or Braised Lamb Shank With Grilled Vegetables, while dessert is a choice between Thin Apple Tart and Baked Alaska.

WHERE: 544 Serangoon Road MRT: Farrer Park TEL: 6299-3544 INFO: www.thefrenchstall.com.sg

Burns Night At Highlander Chijmes

Take the high road to Highlander Chijmes on Monday for Burns Night - Burns refers to the Scottish bard Robert Burns (1759-1796). The annual event, usually held on or around his birthday on Jan 25, pays tribute to the poet's life, works and spirit. Dinner will be a Scottish affair - complete with bagpipe display - with different Scottish cousins such as smoked haddock, oat cake, oats soaked in whisky, raspberry whisky coulis and the traditional haggis.

WHERE: B1-05 Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Mon, 7.30pm PRICE: $55++ TEL: 6334-7315 INFO: E-mail info@highlanderasia.com

Saint Pierre Reopens With New Menus

Saint Pierre at Sentosa Cove reopened last weekend with new menus by chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Highlights of the Omnivore menu ($158++ to $188++ a person) are sea urchin with kohlrabi, edamame, wheat and abalone; wild seabass with tomato, shallot and tamarind; and beef with eel, garlic and ginger. Herbivore sets ($148++ to $178++ a person) have items such as farmed vegetables barigoule with bamboo shoot and tamarind, and pumpkin with cabbage, garlic and ginger.

WHERE: 01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Mon - Sat, 5.30pm - midnight PRICE: $148 ++ - $188++ a person, wine accompaniment at $98++ - $128++, cheese supplement at $28++ TEL: 6438-0887 INFO: E-mail info@saintpierre.com.sg

Merchants Wine Cellar Celebrates Aussie Day

In celebration of Australia Day, which falls on Tuesday, Merchants Wine Cellar is putting out an Aussie Day Special Set comprising Aussie BBQ Bangers, Skippy Sliders (named after Skippy The Bush Kangaroo of the famous Australian television series), Fairy Bread and a glass of sparkling shiraz at $26++. A Free-flow Bubbles Soft Launch at $48++ is available every weekend (noon to 3 pm) with the purchase of one brunch main course from Sunday, for a limited period. Helmed by Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants also offers a "wine-tasting room" experience with award-winning labels from more than 40 wineries and 26 regions in Australia.

WHERE: 52 Duxton Road & 443 Joo Chiat Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar/Dakota WHEN: Sun - Tue, noon - 8pm (from 6pm on Tue at Joo Chiat) TEL: 6222-1162/6440-0892 INFO: E-mail info@merchantsofsingapore.com.sg

Sky High Brunch Returns To Ce La Vi

The Sky High Brunch returns to Ce La Vi, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands, tomorrow. The buffet spread includes oysters, freshly seared foie gras, pizzettas, gourmet wraps and truffle fries with all-you-can-drink Veuve Clicquot Rose and a range of classic cocktails. Groove to Ibiza-style beats by resident DJs Brendon P and Joshua P and cool off in the dipping pools with a panoramic view of Singapore. The dress code is "beach chic meets island couture" and towels and party gear are provided.

WHERE: Ce La Vi, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark , Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 4pm PRICE: $198 a person (pre-sale tickets), adults only TEL: 6688-7688 INFO: sg.celavi.com/shop


Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

The hotel is offering Chinese New Year set menus for 10 or more people at $888++ (Auspicious), $988++ (Prosperity), $1,088++ (Happiness) and $1,388++ (Golden Fortune) a table. Toss the Prosperity Rainbow Yu Sheng featuring sliced truffle, crispy scallop, Boston lobster, sliced abalone and salmon roe. Other dishes include Bird's Nest Pumpkin Puree, Roasted Pi-Pa Duck and Braised Pork Trotters With Sea Cucumber And Mushroom. On Feb 7 and 8, a dinner buffet is available (6 to 10.30pm) at the hotel's Tablescape restaurant for $88++ a person ($68++ on Feb 8), $38++ for children aged 12 to 16 and $18++ for those aged seven to 11.

WHERE: Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, 23 Beach View MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Feb 21 (except Feb 12 - 14), 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $888++ - $1,388++ a table TEL: 6818-3305/3388 INFO: E-mail hotel.sentosa.fb@movenpick.com

Window On The Park 1-for-1 Buffet

After the usual tossing of Yu Sheng, highlights of the buffet include braised pearl abalone with broccoli in oyster sauce and crispy Cantonese-style roast chicken. Celebrate with takeaways (three working days' advance order required, self-collection) such as the Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng ($58++ for 10 people), Fortune Smoked Duck Yu Sheng ($68++), Double Happiness Abalone And Top Shell Yu Sheng ($98++) and Eight Treasures Pen Cai ($488++).

WHERE: Level 2 Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till Feb 29; noon - 2.30pm, 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: Buffet lunch: $86 for two people ($96 on Feb 6 & 7), dinner: $106 for two people ($116 on Feb 6 & 7) TEL: 6733-8333 INFO: E-mail wop.hisinorchard@ihg.com, fnb.hisinorchard@ihg.com (for takeaways)

Ah Hoi's 12-At-12 Lunch And 8-At-88! Huat Dinner

Ah Hoi's Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is adding home- cooked-style Chinese New Year dishes to its 12-At-12 lunch menu for this month, which is also the first anniversary of the dining offer. From noon daily, Ah Hoi's provides 12 Chinese-style sharing dishes for $12 a person. Dishes include double-boiled herbal chicken soup, the signature braised pork knuckle with Chinese mushrooms, braised duck with groundnuts and crispy nian gao. The 8-At-88 Huat! Dinner is offered at $88 for four diners. For the month, diners have a choice of two set menus, which include champagne pork ribs with crispy ginger and Ah Hoi's signature Salmon Yu Sheng. From Feb 7 to 9, there are two set menus for reunion dinners, both of which include the signature Salmon Yu Sheng. The Prosperity Festive Set Dinner ($488 for six to eight people) includes steamed codfish with mushroom and kim hua ham. The Longevity Festive Set Dinner ($688 for six to eight people) includes steamed grouper with light soya sauce and crispy garlic plus braised conpoy. Both sets come with braised abalone with Chinese mushrooms, dried oyster and black moss.

WHERE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, 1A Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Feb 1 - 29; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10pm TEL: 6831-4373 INFO: E-mail ahhoiskitchen.hjts@hoteljen.com

Signature Dishes By Kai Garden Chef-Owner Fung

Highlights of Kai Garden's celebration dishes by chef-owner Fung Chi Keung include the restaurant's signature Crispy Peking Duck, Roasted Suckling Pig; the signature Supreme Fortune Pot, Braised Goose Web With Mexican Sea Whelk, Baked Kurobuta Pork In Dang Gui Sauce, Steamed Marble Goby and Braised Whole Fish Maw With Sea Cucumber. From $98++ to $148++ a person, guests can also choose the Happiness ($888++ for a table of 10), Fortune ($1,088++), Longevity ($1,388++) and Prosperous ($2,388++) sets. The ultimate Celebration menu ($5,888++ for a table of 10) features the 10-head Australian abalone, Tenggalan fish and Alaskan crab. Kai Garden's Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng (small $78++, large $98++ , available for takeaway) features salmon or sea whelk with chef Fung's special plum sauce and julienned sweet potatoes. The menu also features Fortune Pen Cai (small $298++, large $438++ ), which includes abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw and scallops.

WHERE: 03-128A/B Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Mon - Feb 29 (closed on Feb 8) ; lunch: 11.30am - 3.30pm (weekday), 11am - 4pm (weekend & public holiday); dinner: 6 - 11pm PRICE: $98++ - $148++ a person, $888 - $5,888 for 10 people TEL: 6250-4826 INFO: E-mail reservations@kaigarden.com.sg

Lobster, Abalone And Salmon Lo Hei At Majestic Restaurant

Besides crispy whitebait or Atlantic salmon yusheng for the set menus at $88.80++ to $188.80++ a person, chef Yong Bing Ngen's Majestic Restaurant, Majestic Bay and Jing have a version with Australian lobster, abalone and salmon with the $2,888++ (table of 10) Fortune set, as well as a vegetarian option (snow pear and mixed vegetables lo hei) at $88++ a person. Highlights of the Fortune menu include seared Kagoshima wagyu ribeye, stewed Australian lobster noodles, double-boiled bird's nest with rock sugar and deep-fried traditional nian gao layered with yam and sweet potato.

WHERE: New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road; Gardens By The Bay, Marina Gardens Drive; 01-02 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Outram Park/Bayfront/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Feb 25 PRICE: $98++ - $168++ a person (minimum two), $88.80++ - $188.80++ a person (minimum six), $2,888++ (table of 10) TEL: 6511-4718/6604-6604/ 6224-0088 INFO: E-mail restaurant@newmajestichotel.com, reservations@majesticbay.sg, reservation@jing.sg

Reunion Dinner For Large Groups At The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

The new Summer Pavilion has six private dining rooms suitable for extended family reunions of up to 30 guests. In its signature chilled sea whelk and salmon caviar yusheng, the sea whelk is braised in an abalone sauce, while the salmon caviar adds flavour to the julienned salad. Available for both dine-in and takeaway, the yusheng is priced at $138++ (for four to six people) and $276++ (eight to 10 people). Chef Cheung Siu Kong recommends the double-boiled chicken soup with sea whelk, fish maw and hericium ($58++ a person); and sauteed fillet of dongxin grouper with sweet peas and bean sprouts ($65++, serves two to four people). Other items include the pen cai ($380++ for four to six people, $760++ for eight to 10 people), which features ingredients such as abalone, fish maw, prickly sea cucumber and goose webs, conpoy, black moss and seasonal vegetables. An advance order of three days is required. Five- to eight-course set lunch and dinner menus are priced from $68++ a person. A selection of prosperity goodies such as pineapple tarts, cashew nut cookies and love letters are available at The Bakery in Colony from 11am to 10pm daily until Feb 7.

WHERE: 7 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Mon - Feb 22; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm, dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm (6 - 7.45pm & 8.30 - 10.15pm on Feb 7) PRICE: From $68++ a person for set lunch & dinner TEL: 6434-5288 INFO: E-mail rc.sinrz.restaurantreservations@ritzcarlton.com

Eat Gold At Fort By Maison Ikkoku

Fort by Maison Ikkoku's four-course Chinese New Year menu starts with Joyous Treasure, a dish of pan-seared Hokkaido scallop, seaweed and a heap of black and golden roe finished with a sprinkle of edible gold flakes. This is paired with Jubilant Festivity, a sake infused with lemongrass. The next course, Bountiful Harvest, is executive chef Ethan Leslie Leong's version of the traditional roast goose. Sea Of Fortune comprises a salmon steak with a dollop of briny salmon roe, green apples, grapefruit and passionfruit. End the meal with Golden Royale, a citrus sorbet dessert.

WHERE: Pinacotheque De Paris, 5 Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Hill MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Feb 29, 4pm - 1am PRICE: $48++ a person, additional $40++ for cocktail pairing for all four courses TEL: 6336-0507 INFO: www.facebook.com/fortbymaisonikkoku

Special Cocktails At Mitzo Restaurant & Bar

Besides set menus for the occasion, Mitzo has come up with Chinese New Year cocktails at $20++ each: Mandarin Mojito, a version of the usual mojito comprising Havana Club, Apricot Liqueur, Angostura bitters and Mandarin orange wedges; and Spring Elixir, made from a blend of red dates-infused gin with Campari, red vermouth, goji berry syrup and honey dates served atop ice and dusted with a fine layer of edible gold. The Prosperity Delights set ($188++ a person for four or more people) comprises double-boiled fish maw soup with cordyceps and pork ribs; wagyu beef with asparagus in curry leaf; sea cucumber with dried oyster, flower mushroom and seasonal greens in oyster sauce; and ee-fu noodles with crab-meat topping. Dessert is dual cream of sweet potato served with golden pineapple bag (Mitzo's pineapple tarts). The Auspicious Harvest set (for 10 people) has kingfish yusheng, braised lobster in Maotai wine, sea cucumber with three-head abalone, dried oyster, flower mushroom and seasonal greens; stir-fried chicken with mushroom in 20-year hua diao, and Mitzo's Koi Fish Nian Gao.

WHERE: Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow - Feb 22 PRICE: $118++ a person (groups of at least four people), $1,288++ - $1,688 for a table of 10 TEL: 6603-8855 INFO: E-mail rsvn@mitzo.sg


Oysters Set The Mood At Salt Tapas & Bar

The three-course romantic dinner starts with Coffin Bay oysters three ways - warm with French shallot vinaigrette, raw with cucumber jelly and salmon roe and as tempura with a ginger chilli dip. The main course is poached seabass with chicken consomme, shimeji and goji berries or grilled striploin with pomme souffle, asparagus mousse and kale. Executive chef Ronald Li ends the meal with a dessert of dark chocolate ganache, yuzu curd and lavender ice cream.

WHERE: 01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Feb 14, 6pm PRICE: $58++ a person ($98++ with wine pairing) TEL: 6837-0995 INFO: E-mail info@salttapas.com

Limousine And Staycation At Parkroyal On Pickering

Arriving in a limousine would be a memorable way to celebrate the occasion. Parkroyal On Pickering offers this service from $100++ with a Je T'aime Perfumery gift for the first 10 couples to pre-book. At its signature Lime Restaurant, have a Red Velvet Cake created with the couple's names and a message at the dessert live station. Starting with a complimentary glass of Rose Champagne, guests will be served an Amuse Bouche of French Oyster served with Champagne Jelly and Beluga Caviar, Vanilla-poached Lobster and Foie Gras Torchon with Rhubarb and Truffle Powder. Other items include Shaved Iberico Ham with Melon Carpaccio, Wagyu Tenderloin Rossini topped with Foie Gras; French, Irish and Australian oysters; poached Tiger Prawns and a selection of Maine lobster dishes. The Pink "All Berry" Dessert Table will have favourites such as Rose Panna Cotta with Goji Berries, Dulce Strawberry Mousse with Gianduja Chocolate and Caramel Mousseline with Strawberry Earl Grey Cremeux. Couples who book an Orchid Club room (from $333++) get a 10 per cent discount.

WHERE: Street level, Parkroyal On Pickering MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Feb 14, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $128++ - $166++ TEL: 6809-8899 INFO: parkroyalhotels.com/pickering

Design Your Own Special Keepsakes At Faber Peak

Highlights for diners at Faber Peak's restaurants include an after-dinner movie screening on Feb 14 and having couples make their own special mementos with Do-It-Yourself Cupcakes, Rainbow Love Rocks and a Lovey-dovey Photo Corner. The Valentine's Day set menu at Faber Bistro ($180++ a couple) has Pan Roasted Barramundi as its fixed main course, while at Spuds & Aprons, the choice is between Slow Roasted Black Angus Beef and Confit Of Salmon And Prawn Parcel ($238++ for two; $168++ on Feb 12 and 13). At Dining On Cloud 9 (Feb 13 and 14, $328++ a couple), the main course is Almond-Crusted Fillet Of Chilean Sea Bass or Braised Veal Cheek With Tendon Tart. Each couple gets a box of Valentine's Day chocolates.

WHERE: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Feb 12 - 14 PRICE: $168++ - $328++ a couple TEL: 6377-9688 INFO: E-mail guestrelations@mountfaber.com.sg or go to www.faberpeaksingapore.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI22A'. Print Edition | Subscribe