Happenings - Food


Hoshigaoka Rebranded

Restaurant Hoshigaoka's updated menu features new appetisers such as Aburi Mentai Hotate ($10.80++), a thinly sliced Hokkaido Scallop torched with mentai mayonnaise and served with flying fish roe and spring onion; and Pitan Tofu ($7.80++), a twist to the usual chilled tofu dish with housemade century egg sauce topped with flying fish roe and spring onion.

WHERE: 01-04 Safra Toa Payoh, 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh; 01-31 The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road; 02-05 Woodlands Civic Centre, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Toa Payoh/Sixth Avenue/Woodlands WHEN: Ongoing; Toa Payoh & Woodlands: 11am - 10pm; Grandstand: Mon - Fri, lunch: 11am - 3pm; Mon - Thu, dinner: 5.30 - 10pm; Fri, dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm; Sat & eve of public holiday, 11am - 10.30pm; Sun & public holiday, 11am - 10pm TEL: 6258-9050/ 6466-3716/6363-2315 INFO: hoshigaoka.com.sg


Private Dining At Corner House Corner

House will serve a six-course Valentine Menu Experience for dinner and a four-course Valentine's Lunch Menu. Both menus will have Varanger Red King Crab with Bouchot mussel, radish, fennel and Kristal de Chine caviar; and Patagonian Toothfish with smoked bacon, celtuce, kelp and katsuobushi. The Whispering Corner is available for private dining at $988++ (for two), which includes a bottle of champagne and dinner.

WHERE: EJH Corner House, 1 Cluny Road, Nassim Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Lunch (Sun): noon - 3pm; dinner (tomorrow & Sun): 6.30 - 11pm PRICE: Lunch: $98++ a person; dinner: $248++ a person; Whispering Corner: $988++ for two; $1,888++ for whole place TEL: 6469-1000 INFO: www.cornerhouse.com.sg

Celebrate At Marina Bistro

Raffles Marina's Marina Bistro has prepared a four-course dinner. For starters, there is the Seafood Arugula Salad. The main course is Oven Baked Chilean Cod or Roast Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb. Each couple will get two glasses of house-pour wine, a box of chocolate pralines, a red rose and a chance to win a night's Guest Room stay at Raffles Marina worth $200.

WHERE: Raffles Marina, 10 Tuas West Drive MRT: Joo Koon WHEN: Sun, 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: $138++ a couple TEL: 6869-2299 INFO: E-mail marinabistro@rafflesmarina.com.sg

Alpine Dishes At Zott's True Alps

Zott's True Alps' four-course menu has trout, foie gras, venison loin and chocolate heart with banana- passionfruit ragout ice cream. The six-course version includes pan-fried scallops with carrots and oranges and beef broth with truffled "Griessnockerl" dumplings.

WHERE: 97 Amoy Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 6pm - midnight PRICE: $98++ - $148++ (wine pairing $40++ - $50++) a person TEL: 6223-0913 INFO: E-mail info@zotts.com.sg

Three's The Magic Number At Morton's

Steakhouse Morton's Of Chicago's three-course Valentine's Day Menu has three appetiser options, such as the Torchon Of Foie Gras With Apricot Chutney or Oysters On Half-Shell With Champagne And Green Apple Mignonette. There are also three dessert choices such as the Homemade New York Cheese Cake and Morton's Legendary Sundae. Entrees are Filet Rossini paired with black truffle sauce, Sea Bass A La Nage, Morton's Chicken Bianco, a Whole Baked Maine Lobster and a Center-Cut Prime Ribeye.

WHERE: Level 4 The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sun PRICE: $188++ a person TEL: 6339-3740 INFO: www.mortons.com

Crush-tacean Platter At sQue

sQue Rotisserie & Alehouse's Valentine's Day special is the Crush-tacean Platter. You get crayfish, Atlantic clams, tiger prawns and flower crab in a steamy hot sauce as well as cocktail dressing. Diners also get a bottle of Thatchers Gold Cider.

WHERE: 01-70 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Sun PRICE: $88++ a set TEL: 6222-1887 INFO: E-mail info@sque.com.sg

French Techniques, Japanese Produce In Les Amis Menus

Executive chef Sebastien Lepinoy has come up with two set menus for the occasion. The eight-course meal comprises Caviar Kristal, Black Truffle, Comte Cheese Souffle, Blue Lobster, French Sea Bass, Japanese Tenderloin, Pear Williams from Anjou and candied whole mikan from Osaka. The seven-course version also has the souffle and tenderloin, as well as Scottish salmon, Lobster Rouelle, Atlantic Cod, asparagus and oyster in veloute with petals of black truffle.

WHERE: 01-16 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun; lunch: noon (last seating 2pm); dinner: 7pm (last seating 9.30pm) PRICE: Seven-course: $275++ a person; eight-course: $330++ a person TEL: 6733-2225 INFO: E-mail lesamis@lesamis.com.sg

Room With Dining Credit At St Regis

A minimum two nights' stay at The St Regis Singapore ($342++ a night) during the Valentine's Day weekend comes with breakfast for two, butler service and a $200 dining credit valid at Brasserie Les Saveurs, LaBrezza, Yan Ting or Astor Bar.

WHERE: The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun; brunch: noon - 3pm; dinner: 7 - 10pm PRICE: Brunch: $148++ (with coffee or tea) a person, $180++ (wine, beer, soft drinks), $195++ ("R" de Ruinart Brut, wine, beer, soft drinks), $75++ for each child; dinner: $338++ for each couple, $468++ - $488++ with wine pairing TEL: 6506-6860/6506-6884 INFO: E-mail bls@stregis.com or labrezza@stregis.com

Prize For Best-Dressed Couple At Song Of India

The five-course menu's starters include Sole Fish With Masala Caviar, Lamb Chop Wazwan and Roasted Quail And Avocado Chaat. The main course is Chicken Deedar. Diners get a framed photo of their evening together and there is also a prize for the best-dressed couple.

WHERE: 33 Scotts Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Sun, 5.45 - 8pm (first seating), 8.30 - 10.30pm (second seating) PRICE: $79++ a person (first seating), $89++ (second seating); champagne $89++ ($59++ for half a bottle) TEL: 6836-0055 INFO: www.thesongofindia.com

Roses And Rose-Flavoured Macarons At Zafferano

Besides the five-course dinner, Zafferano will be offering rose bouquets ($48+ to $158+ for three to 12 stalks) and handmade rose- flavoured and chocolate macarons ($18+ for a box of six). The main course is either flambe prawns, avocado guacamole and passionfruit emulsion or US prime short ribs with foie gras, vanilla, potato and asparagus.

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow (two seatings at 5.30 & 8.30pm), Sun (from 6pm); PRICE: Tomorrow: $138++ a person ($128++ each for four or more people); Sun: $218++ a person; wine pairing $88++ a person TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail marketing@zafferano.sg

With Kids, No Kids, No Problem At Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare

Chef Lino Sauro has designed a family-style Valentine Sunday Brunch for couples, families and friends. Highlights are Fresh Seasonal Oysters, Char-Grilled Calamari With Lemon And Oregano Vinaigrette and Spicy Bouchot Mussel With White Wine And Cherry Tomato. The six-course dinner features Lukewarm Normandie Oyster With Lard And Oscietra Caviar and US Veal Filet Mignon With Morels And Foie Gras.

WHERE: 34/36 Tras Street MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sun; brunch: 11.30am - 3pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Brunch: $78++ a person ($38 for a child aged six - 12); dinner: $148++ a person, $80++ for wine pairing TEL: 6338-5498/ 9325-8843 INFO: E-mail reservations@gattopardo.com.sg

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2016, with the headline Happenings - Food. Subscribe