Happenings - Food



Caffe B Hosts Iron Chef Masahiko Kobe

Caffe B is celebrating its fifth anniversary with Masahiko Kobe, presenting traditional Italian flavours with a Japanese touch. He will be working with the Caffe B team and sharing his speciality cooking of pasta including Japanese colour combinations, aromas and simple Italian ingredients through the restaurant's signature dishes. Highlights include the 63°C Black Hen Egg Nest, cooked at 63 deg C to maintain a perfectly set white and runny yolk.

WHERE: 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-15 & 01-83 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Sun PRICE: Lunch (tomorrow - Sun): $35++ (appetiser, pasta & petit dessert); dinner (today - Sun): $100++ (appetiser, pasta, main & dessert), $50++ wine pairing (il Pollenza) TEL: 6887-3311 INFO: www.caffeb.com.sg

British Pie Week At The Queen & Mangosteen

Queen & Mangosteen at VivoCity is celebrating British Pie Week by offering a special platter of three "pies in the sky" at $20++, such as the Queen's Famous Fisherman's Pie, with prawns, scallops and fish of the day in white cream sauce topped with mashed potato; and Shepherd's Pie, with minced lamb with tomato sauce and topped with mashed potato.

WHERE: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity, 01-106/107 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Mon - Thu, noon - midnight; March 11 - 13 (noon - 1am) PRICE: $20++ for three pies TEL: 6376-9380 INFO: E-mail enquiries@queenandmangosteen.com

Chef Daniel Chavez's Spanish Cuisine And The Wines Of Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro

Chef Daniel Chavez has whipped up a five-course Spanish menu for this Salon Gourmet event, starting with his selection of canapes. Highlights include Sustainable Tuna Carpaccio With Parmesan Cheese, Lemon Vinaigrette And Black Olive Tapenade; and Wagyu Beef Cheek With Catalan Borlotti Bean Stew. The dishes will be paired with the wines of Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro, a winery highly regarded for its Ribera del Duero wines - Crianzas, Reservas and Grand Reservas.

WHERE: Ola Cocina Del Mar, 12 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 01-06 MRT: Downtown WHEN: Wed, 7pm PRICE: $208++ a person ($166.40++ for HSBC Cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: E-mail salongourmet@sph.com.sg

Champagne Louis Roederer Dinner With Chef Mickael Le Calvez

Chef Mickael Le Calvez's contemporary French cuisine will be showcased at a Salon Gourmet event at the Raffles Grill, with dishes such as Saint Georges Bay Scallop and Alaskan King Crab. The menu will be paired with Champagne Louis Roederer from Reims, France, and will include the 2007 Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut Vintage.

WHERE: Raffles Grill, 1 Beach Road, Raffles Singapore MRT: City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7pm PRICE: $288++ a person ($230.40++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6319-4038 INFO: E-mail salongourmet@sph.com.sg

Tiffany Cafe's Specials For Seniors, Ladies And Kids

Senior citizens pay less than half price on Mondays and Tuesdays and women pay just $5 more on Wednesdays for the international buffet lunch and dinner at Tiffany Cafe & Restaurant. Specially targeted at children, who eat free when accompanied by two paying adults, are the chocolate fountain at the dessert counter and local delights such as Hainanese Chicken Rice. The changing buffet spread includes an assortment of seafood and executive chef Alvin Yeo's signature dessert, Durian Pengat.

WHERE: 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Furama City Centre, Level 2 MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Ongoing; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6 - 10.30pm; weekend high tea: 2.45 - 5.30pm PRICE: Lunch: $53.80++ a person ($25 nett for seniors on Mon & Tue; $30 nett for women on Wed); dinner: $65.80++ a person ($30 nett for seniors on Mon & Tue; $35 nett for women on Wed); high tea: $19.90++ a person, $12.90++ for each child aged five - 11 TEL: 6531-5366 INFO: E-mail tiffany.citycentre@furama.com

Enjoy a Champagne Dim Sum Brunch on the weekend at Empress. PHOTO: EMPRESS RESTAURANT

Weekend Champagne Dim Sum Brunch At Empress

Empress has just launched its Weekend Champagne Dim Sum Brunch. Besides unlimited servings of dim sum items such as har gau, siew mai, dumplings and porridge, diners can order premium dishes (one serving only) that include a daily soup selection, Singapore Chilli King Prawns, Crispy-Battered Sea Grouper and Triple Roast Platter.

WHERE: 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum, 01-03 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Weekend, 11.30am - 1.30pm; second seating from 2pm PRICE: $58++ a person ($28++ for each child aged five - 12); additional $48++ - $60++ for free-flow champagne & drinks TEL: 6238-8733 INFO: E-mail reservations@empress.com.sg

York Hotel Penang Hawkers' Fare Marks 30th Year

York Hotel Singapore is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Penang Hawkers' Fare at White Rose Cafe this year with new dishes, cooking workshops and lucky draw prizes. Besides favourites such as Penang laksa, prawn mee, char kway teow, cuttlefish kang kong and oyster omelette, a new stall will serve pasembur, a Chinese-Indian style salad. The hotel will hold two cooking workshops (March 12 and 19; registration now open) conducted by Penang hawkers. The $12 fee will be "refunded" in the form of a $12 voucher for a la carte dining at the White Rose Cafe.

WHERE: White Rose Cafe, 21 Mount Elizabeth, York Hotel MRT: Orchard WHEN: March 11 - 27; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Weekday: $29++ a person ($20++ for each child below 12); weekend: $33++ a person ($23++ a child) TEL: 6830-1156 INFO: E-mail whiterosecafe@yorkhotel.com.sg



Lime's Super Lunch Sunday

Lime restaurant has launched its four-hour-long Super Lunch Sunday. The extended dining experience includes Lobster Eggs Benedict, featuring a 65 deg C sous-vide egg; and Lime's signature Nonya laksa station. Look out for the sangria trolley making its rounds.

WHERE: Lime, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Parkroyal on Pickering MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Sun, 12.30 - 4.30pm PRICE: $78++ a person ($39++ for a child), includes unlimited servings of chilled juices, soft drinks, coffee & tea; alcohol package: $68++; Piper-Heidsieck Champagne: $88 a bottle TEL: 6809-8899 INFO: E-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com

Durian Fiesta At Goodwood Park Hotel

Goodwood Park Hotel's Durian Fiesta is returning with more new items, such as Durian Black Sea Salt Caramel Cake ($13+ a slice, $85+ for whole cake) and Durian Kueh Lapis ($12+ a slice, $62+ for whole cake). They can be purchased at the hotel's Deli (from today), along with the classic Durian Puff.

WHERE: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN: Till July 17, 9am - 9pm TEL: 6730-1786 INFO: E-mail festive@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Mandarin Oriental's New-look Melt Cafe

Mandarin Oriental Singapore has given Melt Cafe, its all-day dining buffet restaurant, a new look. Past the patisserie counter, the buffet unfolds, starting with the seafood section with shellfish, followed by a cold station, featuring sashimi and charcuterie. In the main dining space, guests can look forward to the roast and carving corner as well as live gourmet stations.

WHERE: 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Lunch: noon - 2.30pm (Mon - Sat); dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm; Sunday brunch: noon - 3pm PRICE: Lunch: $62++ a person; dinner: $78++ (Sun - Wed), $88++ (Thu - Sat), includes barbecue selections; Sunday brunch: $98++, includes free-flow juices & soft drinks; $158++, includes free-flow Veuve Cliquot champagne, wine, cocktails, beer, juices & soft drinks TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

Sharing Plates And Classic Dishes At LongPlay

Chef Jorge Valderrama from Latin America debuts his first seasonal menu at LongPlay restaurant-bar and it showcases sharing plates, classic dishes and diverse wines and cocktails. Signature dishes include house-made charcuterie featuring smoked andouille sausages, duck ham, pork cheek terrine, pickled mussels and saucisson sec served with house pickles and bread.

WHERE: 4 Haji Lane/33 Arab Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Ongoing; 6pm - midnight (Tue - Wed), 4pm - midnight (Thu - Sun) PRICE: $12++ - $33++ TEL: 6291-3323 INFO: E-mail groove@longplay.sg


Raffles Singapore's Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch

The Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch will feature fresh seafood, live carving stations, French cheeses and an array of Easter desserts. Also, expect appetisers such as Maine lobster served with avocado and black truffle. Young ones can look forward to Easter sweet delights and activities such as balloon-sculpting.

WHERE: Bar & Billiard Room, 1 Beach Road, Raffles Singapore MRT: City Hall WHEN: March 27, noon - 3pm PRICE: $198++ a person (with red & white wines, beer, soft drinks, juices & Singapore Sling); $218++ (with Billecart- Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne); $238++ (with Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Champagne); $118++ (with juices) for each child aged six - 12 TEL: 6412 -1816 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@raffles.com

Easter Buffet Lunch At Carlton's Cafe Mosaic

Besides the seafood on ice and live stations, there will be Easter-themed desserts such as Easter deep-fried ice cream and pumpkin pudding melted with marshmallow. The little ones can join the gingerbread bunny painting contest to win prizes such as a buffet dinner for two at Cafe Mosaic.

WHERE: Cafe Mosaic, 76 Bras Basah Road, Carlton Hotel MRT: City Hall WHEN: March 26 & 27, noon - 3pm PRICE: $68++ a person, $34++ for a child aged six - 12; Citibank, UOB & OCBC cardholders: one dines free with every three paying adults TEL: 6311-8195 INFO: E-mail cafe.mosaic@carltonhotel.sg


Long Chim Turns One

Thai street-food restaurant Long Chim Singapore has come up with a new menu as its first birthday approaches. One lunch item is Kanom Jin Noodles, traditionally served at room temperature. For dinner, there is the spicy Minced Beef, made with holy basil, bird's eye chillies and garlic.

WHERE: 10 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Atrium 2, 02-02 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Lunch (Mon - Fri): 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner (daily): 5.30 - 11pm PRICE: Tasting menu: $88++ a person (minimum two people); a la carte items, $11++ - $55++ TEL: 6688-7299 INFO: E-mail reservations@longchim.sg

Rabbit Stash's Spring Menu

Head chef Matthew Mok embraces the turn of Spring with bold new flavours in his new seven-course menu. Dishes include smoked anchovy with a side of San Marzano tomato sorbet, garnished with coriander, dehydrated kale and cucumber pearls; Norwegian trout and zucchini blossom, with a side of mussel tartare, melon steak, lime fondue and fresh cucumber yogurt; and kangaroo and milk-fed veal served on a bed of truffle barley.

WHERE: 231 Outram Road, Wangz Hotel Rooftop (level R) MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till June; dinner (Mon - Sat): 6.30 - 10.30pm; lunch (Tue - Fri): noon - 2pm; Alfresco Lounge (Mon - Sat): 3pm - midnight PRICE: $168++ a person TEL: 9858-8607/6595-1380 INFO: E-mail reservation@therabbitstash.com.sg

Wildfire's Perigord Burger

The Perigord Burger features a 170g hand-chopped, moulded Rangers Valley wagyu blend of intercostal (rib finger) and rostbiff (eye of the rump) patty, topped with Gruyere cheese and Perigord sauce (made with whole black truffles and Madeira) between an all-natural hybrid brioche and pretzel bun. It is limited to 20 pieces a day.

WHERE: 313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset, 01-28; & 26 Evans Road, 01-06 MRT: Somerset/Botanic Gardens WHEN: Somerset: noon - 11pm (Sun - Tue), noon - 1am (Wed - Sat); Evans Road: 11am - 10.30pm (weekend & public holiday from 8.30am) PRICE: $29 TEL: 6509-4408/ 6734-2080 INFO: E-mail info@wildfireburgers.com

Ladies' Night At Grand Hyatt's Oasis

The all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet features freshly grilled meat and seafood. Other items include a seafood bar on ice with oysters and poached tiger prawns, and vegetable dishes from the sizzling grill. Also included is a selection of free-flowing red and white wines, prosecco, beers, frozen margaritas and soft drinks.

WHERE: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore MRT: Orchard WHEN: Thu, 6.30 - 9.30pm PRICE: $98++ a person ($49++ for women, excluding eve of & public holiday) TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: E-mail oasis.sg@hyatt.com

More People, More Discount At &Sons

Throughout this month, &Sons is giving up to 25 per cent discount to groups of at least five people, in conjunction with its new menu. Discounts for smaller groups vary from 10 to 20 per cent. New dishes include the Grilled Whole Italian Seabass With Rucola and Gnocchi With Mushrooms, Tomato And Mozzarella.

WHERE: 20 Cross Street, 01-19 China Square Central, 01-19 MRT: Telok Ayer/Chinatown WHEN: Till March 31 TEL: 6221-3937 INFO: E-mail info@sons.com.sg

Ice pops from I See i See.
Ice pops from I See i See. PHOTO: I SEE I SEE

HK Ice Pop Comes To Singapore

I See i See, a handcrafted ice pop brand, is opening its first store outside Hong Kong in Singapore. Among the flavours in its range of fruit and milk-based ice pops are Earl Grey Pistachio, Cheesy Raspberry and Strawberry Hokkaido Milk.

WHERE: 313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset, B3-46 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Opening this month TEL: 6509-6608 INFO: www.facebook.com/ISEEiSEEsg/


Anniversary Dishes As Dallas Restaurant & Bar Opens Another Outlet

Dallas Restaurant & Bar, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has opened a second outlet in Singapore at the Suntec City Sky Garden. It has also introduced two new anniversary dishes. The Prime Rib Steak ($40++; free flow on weekends at $35++ a person) comes from 100-day grain-fed Australian beef, while the Dallas Meat Platter comes in two platter sizes for two ($70++) and four ($130++) diners.

WHERE: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Sky Garden, 03-302/303 MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Mon - Wed, Sat: 11.30am - midnight; Thu - Fri: 11.30am - 1am; Sun: 11.30am - 11pm TEL: 6333-4068 INFO: E-mail sales@dallas.sg


Alsace Festival

The Alsace region of France is home to 51 Grand Cru vineyard sites and 29 Michelin-starred restaurants. This event features more than 50 labels with varietals ranging from Riesling to Pinot Gris to Grand Cru, paired with signature Alsatian specialities.

WHERE: 10 Claymore Hill, The American Club, Colonial Room MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 1.30 - 5.30pm PRICE: $55 ($45 for Alsace Wine & Gastronomy Society members; $50 for five or more tickets), each comes with a Schott Zwiesel white wine glass (worth $13.50) & $15 credit for purchases made at the festival ($25 for society members); by reservation only INFO: E-mail alsacesg@gmail.com

Red Ribbon Week By G.H. Mumm

Champagne house G.H. Mumm has teamed up with four restaurants to create a menu paired with its Cordon Rouge, Blanc de Blancs, Vintage 2006 and Rose champagnes over four nights. Zafferano will serve Norwegian salmon and Rougie duck breast as mains; Yan, Steamed Sea Perch and Sauteed Scallops; The Study, Grilled Mackerel and Scallop Ceviche, caviar, Irish oysters and truffle air; and Cheek By Jowl, venison and barramundi.

WHERE: Zafferano (Mon): 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre, 43rd floor; Yan (Tue): 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore, 05-02; The Study (Wed): 49 Keong Saik Road; Cheek By Jowl (Thu): 21 Boon Tat Street MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall/Outram Park/Telok Ayer PRICE: $98++ INFO: www.mumm.co/rrw


MBS Craft To Taste Masterclass Series

Marina Bay Sands' Craft To Taste workshops will be held on Saturdays from March 12. The first session (at Bread Street Kitchen on March 12, 10am - 2pm; $276 a person) features British classics by executive chef Sabrina Stillhart and is followed by a three-course lunch. Head bartender Kazuhiro Chii will lead a Shin-Gi-Tai: Techniques Of Japanese Bartending workshop (at Waku Ghin on March 19, 4 - 6pm; $89 a person).

WHERE: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sat, March 12 - April 9 PRICE: $89 - $276 ($4 booking fee); tickets also available at MBS Box Offices INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/CraftToTaste

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe