Happenings - Food

Waffle set (left) from Tuxedo and a salad (below) from Oxwell & Co. An SG50 Bento (right) from Fat Cow.
An SG50 Bento from Fat Cow.PHOTO: FAT COW
Waffle set (left) from Tuxedo and a salad (below) from Oxwell & Co. An SG50 Bento (right) from Fat Cow.
Waffle set from Tuxedo.PHOTO: CARLTON HOTEL
Waffle set (left) from Tuxedo and a salad (below) from Oxwell & Co. An SG50 Bento (right) from Fat Cow.
Salad from Oxwell & Co.PHOTO: OXWELL & CO


A Cheese Affair

At Basilico A five-course dinner by head chef Luca Beccalli spotlights Italian cheeses in dishes such as ravioli stuffed with burrata and olives, with eggplant caviar, sun-dried tomatoes and basil cream; and truffle-roasted veal medallion "alla Basilico", with 36-month cured Parma ham, molten smoked mozzarella cheese, forest mushrooms ragout and sauteed beet leaves. The menu is paired with five wines from Barone Ricasoli.

WHERE: Regent Singapore, Level 2, 1 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Thu, 7pm PRICE: $132++ a person; $105.60++ a person for HSBC cardholders TEL: 6725-3232 INFO: www.gustoitaliano.com.sg

Singapore Food Festival Mod-Local Fest

Following the "Mod-Local Noir" gala dinner last weekend, which showcased local delights reinterpreted by celebrity chef Jimmy Chok and DJ Violet Fen Ying, selected dishes from the dinner will now be available at the Mod-Local Fest Pop-Up Container Stall in Chinatown Food Street. They include Superior-stock Baked Whole Prawn with Stewed Noodles ($5); and Kim Chee Roasted Duck Kueh Pie Tee ($5 for three). All prices are nett.

WHERE: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today, tomorrow, July 31 & Aug 1: noon - 11pm INFO: www.chinatownfoodstreet.sg

Morganfield's Pig Out 2015

This outdoor barbecue event will donate net proceeds to The Food Bank Singapore, a registered charity which collects and repurposes surplus food to sustain needy organisations and people. Highlights include food such as a whole hog roast, barbecue ribs, beef burgers; a live band; a flea market; and a bouncy castle for the kids.

WHERE: The Grandstand Paddock, 200 Turf Club Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 - 8pm PRICE: Free entry; food & drink items from $2 nett INFO: Go to www.pigout. com.sg, www.facebook.com/PigOutSingapore or www.foodbank.sg


Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

Indulge in Window on the Park's one-for-one offer on its SG50 lunch and dinner buffets, which feature highlights such as a seafood station; Singapore laksa; assorted satay; and wasabi prawns.

WHERE: Level 2, 11 Cavenagh Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 1 - 31, lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Lunch, $50++ for two persons, daily; dinner, $57++ for two persons (Sun - Thu), $65++ for two persons (Fri & Sat) TEL: 6733-8333 INFO: E-mail fnb.hisinorchard@ihg.com

Bloomsbury Bakers

Bloomsbury Bakers' new SG50 series of desserts fuses local and classic flavours in offerings such as Chendol Cheesecake ($6.50 nett a slice), a non-baked cheesecake with chendol, red bean, grass jelly, corn and attap chee, topped with gula melaka glaze; and Orh Nee Cake ($6 nett a slice), homemade chunky yam cream between three layers of soft vanilla sponge cake, topped with coconut fresh cream, candied ginkgo nuts and toasted coconut. All are available for dine-in and takeaway.

WHERE: 01-889, Block 30 Bendemeer Road MRT: Boon Keng WHEN: Till Aug 31 TEL: 6299-3450 INFO: www.bloomsburybakers.com or facebook.com/BloomsburyBakers

Orchard Hotel

Over the National Day weekend, Orchard Cafe presents its buffet dinner at $50 nett a person. It features Singapore's 50 Best Classic dishes such as carrot cake, satay, bak kut teh, chilli crab, chicken rice and oyster omelette.

WHERE: Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 7 - 10 PRICE: $50 nett a person, 6 - 10pm TEL: 6739-6565 INFO: E-mail orchardcafe.ohs@ millenniumhotels.com

Fat Cow

The lacquered box holding Fat Cow's SG50 Shokado Bento lunch opens to reveal traditional Japanese dishes such as kinpirago (sauteed burdock and carrots) and nimono (simmered bamboo shoot, lotus root and shitake mushrooms). The centrepiece is a succulent wagyu hamburg steak topped with ikura kimi oroshi (salmon roe and grated daikon with egg yolk).

WHERE: 01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre, 1 Orchard Boulevard MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 1 - 31, noon - 3pm PRICE: $50++ a person TEL: 6735-0308 INFO: www.fat-cow.com.sg or www.facebook.com/fatcowsg

York Hotel

Relive 1960s-era Singapore street food at White Rose Cafe's National Day lunch and high-tea buffets. Live food stations will dish out classic favourites such as kong bak pau, Hainanese pork chop and briyani rice with curry chicken.

WHERE: 21 Mount Elizabeth MRT: Orchard WHEN: Aug 9, lunch: noon - 2.30pm; high tea: 3 - 5pm PRICE: Lunch: $35++ an adult, $18++ a child; high tea: $29++ an adult, $15++ a child TEL: 6830-1156 INFO: www.yorkhotel.com.sg

Hyde & Co.

Created as a tribute to Singapore's 50th birthday, Hyde & Co.'s Pulut Hitam Waffle is made with buttermilk waffle batter flavoured with pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) paste, salted coconut cream, toasted almonds and coconut, served with premium vanilla bean ice cream.

WHERE: 785 North Bridge Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Aug 31 PRICE: $14 nett TEL: 6635-5785 INFO: www.hydeandco.com.sg

East Manhattan

The bakery-cafe launches an SG50 Lychee Martini cake, available at both outlets and also online, featuring sponge cake sprinkled with Martini liquor, topped with fresh lychee mousse and decorated with fondant depicting Singapore's flag and city skyline landmarks and fresh orchids.

WHERE: 01-04 Katong V Mall, 30 East Coast Road; and 01-03, 19 Lorong Kilat MRT: Bedok/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Till Aug 9 PRICE: $50 nett for 1kg cake TEL: 6672-0109 INFO: www.eastmanhattan.net


Joie By Dozo

The restaurant revamps its menu with new dishes created to expand the horizons of vegetarian dining. They include Grilled Bai Ling Mushroom Steak on "Pu-Ye" Hot Stone, a succulent mushroom "steak" cooked on a granite stone, served with truffle dip; and Vegetable Sashimi with Quail Egg Shooter Glass, a collation of konjac jelly, vegetables and fruits sliced to mimic the textures of seafood sashimi, served on ice, with a shooter of sake and quail egg. The dishes are available a la carte and also as part of six-course lunch and seven-course dinner set menus.

WHERE: 12-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte items from $10++; six-course set lunch menu: $38.80++; seven-course set dinner menu: $68.80++ TEL: 6838-6966 INFO: www.joierestaurant.com.sg

Lean Bento

Joining the line-up of bentos, each totalling fewer than 500 calories and made with responsibly sourced and pesticide-free ingredients, are new boxes such as Rosemary Beef Stew, with lean beef, French herbs and a Japanese marinade; and vegan Protein Garden, with shiitake and shimeji mushrooms and baby sweet corn. All bentos include side dishes. Dine-in, takeaway and delivery options are available - go to the website for details.

WHERE: 02-02 The Arcade, 11 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: 11am - 5.30pm (Mon - Fri); closed on weekend & public holiday PRICE: Menu items from $1.90 nett; delivery charges from $5 - $20 based on location & order quantity; $5 discount for orders above $70 INFO: Go to www.leanbento.com or e-mail enquiries@leanbento.com

Selfish Gene Patisserie

Among the new specialities are plated desserts such as Ginger ($13++), warm candied ginger pudding with sticky toffee and caramel ice cream; and Chocolate ($13++), a dark chocolate bouchon with confit orange, homemade orange ice cream and chocolate ganache. All sponge cakes are canola oil-based and free of chemical emulsifiers or stabilisers. From now until Aug 31, enjoy 50 per cent off a coffee or tea with every order of a Daily Sweets Plate ($11++) and 10 per cent off all whole cakes.

WHERE: Level 2, 40 Craig Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Noon - 5pm (Wed - Sun); 6 - 10pm (Fri & Sat); closed on Mon & Tue PRICE: A la carte desserts from $4++ TEL: 6423-1324 INFO: www.selfishgenecafe.com or www.facebook.com/selfishgenepatisserie


Carlton Hotel's bakery and cafe introduces new items such as Gula Melaka Waffle with Coconut Ice Cream ($14.80++, $17.80++ with a beverage from 3 to 6pm daily), a thick, fluffy waffle topped with coconut shavings, coconut ice cream and gula melaka syrup; and Mixed Raspberry Tart ($9++, $14.80++ with a beverage from 3 to 6pm daily), with custard cream, passionfruit panna cotta and raspberries in a pastry crust.

WHERE: Lobby Level, Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Ongoing TEL: 6415-7887 INFO: E-mail tuxedo@carltonhotel.sg


Sparkling Summer Workshop At Oxwell & Co

Learn to whip up easy-peasy summer salads with chef Nick Scorpion from Oxwell & Co. Using fresh herbs picked from its rooftop garden, the dishes include roast chicken salad with endive, gem lettuce and tarragon; Nicoise salad with Ortiz boquerones, tuna, tomatoes, olives and dill; and cured organic salmon salad with baby gem lettuce, Belgian endive, Granny Smith apple and southernwood herb. The salads will be paired with wines. Get tickets from Peatix (ptix.co/1SIwHMH).

WHERE: 5 Ann Siang Hill MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Aug 1, 3 - 5pm PRICE: $65 nett a person TEL: 6438-3984 INFO: www.oxwellandco.com


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

Monochrome Bistro

Enjoy unlimited one-for-one side dishes with the order of at least one main course.

WHERE: 291 South Bridge Road MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6221-1798 INFO: email@chope.co

Kanshoku Ramen

Enjoy a complimentary order of Kanshoku Ramen's signature Black Truffle Edamame with every two orders of ramen.

WHERE: 01-18 The Metropolis, 9 North Buona Vista Drive MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6684-4033 INFO: email@chope.co

Red House (Prinsep)

Enjoy an exclusive Dim Sum set lunch menu at $16.80++.

WHERE: 68 Prinsep Street MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6336-6080 INFO: email@chope.co


Happy Hour At Xi Yan Shaw

Wind down after a hard day's work with Xi Yan Shaw's weekday Happy Hour promotions. There is a one-for-one deal on a selection of French, Italian and New Zealand wines (from $10++ a glass) and beers (from $7++ a glass); and 20 per cent off bottles of wine.

WHERE: 03-12/13 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: 5 - 7.30pm (Mon - Thu) TEL: 6733-3476 INFO: www.xiyan.com.sg

Spirited Indulgence At Bedrock Bar & Grill

Next month, diners can savour a four-course whisky-pairing dinner showcasing ingredients cooked with techniques such as wood grilling and smoking, matched with The Macallan whisky range. It spans dishes such as fresh oysters and a soft cooked egg with a smooth leek and potato cream, Iberian ham and caviar, paired with The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old.

WHERE: 01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Aug 4 - 31 PRICE: Aug 4 only, $138++ a person; Aug 5 - 31, $168++ a person TEL: 6238-0054 INFO: www.bedrock.com.sg or www.facebook.com/BedrockBarAndGrill

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI24A'. Print Edition | Subscribe