Happenings - Food




New Lunch Sets At Saint Pierre And Shoukouwa

The Emmanuel Stroobant restaurants have new set lunch menus. Saint Pierre's features starters such as braise petits gris escargot and momotaro tomato confit. Choices for mains include Atlantic salmon confit and soya-marinated prime US grass-fed beef rib eye. Shoukouwa sushi restaurant's Lunch Omakase menu has choices varying from extra appetisers to more servings of sashimi and cooked dishes.

WHERE: One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, 02-02A/B MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: 11.30am - 3pm; Saint Pierre: Tue - Fri; Shoukouwa: Tue - Sat PRICE: Saint Pierre $58++ - $100++ a person, Omakase: $150++ - $480++ a person TEL: Saint Pierre: 6438-0887, Shoukouwa: 6423-9939 INFO: E-mail info@saintpierre.com.sg or info@shoukouwa.com.sg

Mexican Fiesta At Axis Bar & Lounge

Axis Bar & Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Singapore is offering Mexican treats. The Guacamole Cart ($28++) has avocado, jalapenos, tomatoes, onions and cilantro served with tortilla chips, and goes with the bar's signature cocktails. Other items are Latin waygu sliders ($24++), chicken enchiladas ($22++), Maya fish tacos ($22++) and Mexican nachos platter ($18++).

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till May 25 PRICE: $18++ - $28++ TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

Putien's $3.90 Dim Sum

Putien is offering dim sum at $3.90++ at its Ion Orchard outlet. Among the items listed are stewed September pearls (soya beans) with gluten, braised kelp, jellyfish salad, pig's stomach with eight treasures stuffing and squid in fermented red rice wine. Also try Putien guo bian hu, a rice noodles dish with vegetables, pork slices and shrimps; and Heng Hwa bee hoon; as well as Putien jian bao and deep-fried oyster cakes. For dessert, have steamed golden cake, steamed white rice cake topped with wolfberries, sweet potato bun and sweet potato patty.

WHERE: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 04-12 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Lunch: 11.30am - 3pm (till 4.30pm on Sat, Sun & public holiday); dinner: 5.30 - 10pm PRICE: $3.90++ for each item TEL: 6509-4296 INFO: www.putien.com

Jack's Place Lobster Bisque At $1

Jack's Place is offering Lobster Bisque for $1 with each main course ordered a la carte or with the set lunch, promotion menus, student meals or kids' menu. Diners can pay $1 to upgrade the soup of the day to the bisque.

WHERE: Jack's Place and Eatzi Gourmet outlets WHEN: Till May 31 (Mon - Fri, except public holiday & eve of public holiday); dine-in only PRICE: $1++ TEL: 6282-1311 INFO: Go to jacksplace.com.sg for list of restaurant locations

Baby Food Too At Rasa Sentosa's Silver Shell Cafe

The Silver Shell Cafe at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa has diners of all ages in mind. Besides the six interactive open-kitchen theatres, there is a kids' buffet corner. It also has a BabyZone that provides complimentary baby food, in addition to amenities such as bottle sterilisers, a microwave oven, baby-dining utensils, baby wipes and diapers. The cafe's multi-theme dinners vary daily. For instance, chef Chai Huan Shiaw from Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang in Penang will be here this weekend to serve specialities such as Penang rojak, kerabu jellyfish salad, kang kong with cuttlefish, char kway teow and Hokkien prawn mee.

WHERE: 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Theme dinners: tomorrow - May 22, 6 -10pm PRICE: $52++ - $88++ (free for child up to age five with a paying adult; half price for additional kids) TEL: 6371-1966 INFO: E-mail fbreservations.sen@shangri-la.com

Meatliquor Burgers At $7 For Seven Days

Meatliquor is open for lunch daily and, for a week from Monday, all its burgers (usual price $18 to $24) are going for $7 each from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Among its bestsellers are Buffalo Chicken Burger and Dead Hippie, comprising double prime beef mustard-fried patties and housemade secret recipe sauce. Popular sides include Shambal Fries and Onion Rings.

WHERE: 99 Duxton Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar/Outram Park WHEN: Mon - May 22; 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5 - 11pm (Fri - Sat: till 1am) PRICE: Burgers at $7, other a la carte items are at regular prices) TEL: 6221-5343 INFO: E-mail info@meatliquor.com.sg

The Clan Restaurant Revamps Menu

New signature dishes at The Clan Restaurant have less common ingredients, such as quail (right) and young lamb. Its best-selling Wagyu Beef Short Ribs on hoba leaf remains a menu stalwart, but other favourites such as Forest Mushroom Soup with mushroom pate and the oyster entree have been tweaked. Additions include pig jowl, lamb rump and Wagyu beef loin.

WHERE: PoMo , 1 Selegie Road, 02-01 WHEN: Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner: 6 - 11.30pm PRICE: Set lunch: $29++ - $38++; six-course dinner: $78++ TEL: 6222-2084 INFO: E-mail reservation@theclanrestaurant.com.sg

Gastronomic Journey Of Shikoku At Keyaki

Master chef Hiroshi Ishii has brought to Pan Pacific Singapore's Keyaki the best of Shikoku, with delicacies that he sourced from his visit to the various prefectures. The Sawachi (Kochi Prefecture) includes a mix of seasonal seafood and vegetables in the platter, including grilled lobster with cod roe sauce, deep-fried puffer fish, mini turban shell, bamboo shoot, tomato, grated radish with baby sardine, tuna roll sushi, sea eel sushi, edamame, fish cake, baked sweet potato and seared bonito. The Sanuki Udon (Kagawa), made from Sanukino Yume wheat, is best eaten cold with a dipping sauce or cooked in hot broth. Awa Beef (Tokushima) is best savoured teppanyaki-style or in shabu shabu. The mikan tai (Mandarin orange sea bream) from Ehime is a farmed fish that is fed a blend of traditional feed and oranges.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till June 13 PRICE: Set menu: $170++ - $190++ TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Indian Cuisine At Melt Cafe

Mandarin Oriental Singapore's Melt Cafe will be presenting cuisine by Indian speciality chef Santosh Kumar this month. Besides the usual international classics, there will be a whole stuffed fish meen briyani and murg briyani paired with chicken. A live gourmet kebab station will serve the signature minced lamb galouti kebab, achari macchi tikka pickled tandoori fish, boneless chicken leg murg haryali kebab topped with mint, cheese and yogurt, as well as tandoori jhinga king prawns marinated with spices and carom seeds.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Mon - May 31 PRICE: Lunch: $62++ a person (noon - 2.30pm, Mon - Sat); dinner: $78++ (6.30 - 9.30pm, Sun - Wed) or $88++ (Thu - Sat, includes BBQ selections); Sunday brunch (noon - 3pm): $98++ (free-flow juices, soft drinks), $158 ++ (free-flow champagne, wine, beer, juices, soft drinks) TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com


Hua Ting's Trio Rice Dumpling Gift Set

Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore, will mark the Dragon Boat Festival with a new dumpling - Rice Dumpling With Braised Pork Trotters, dried Japanese bonito and peanuts ($14.80++). There is also the signature pillow-shaped Hong Kong Style Rice Dumpling with roasted meat, dried scallops and beans ($23.80++) and a vegetarian highlight, the Brown Rice Dumpling with button, straw and Chinese black mushrooms and black summer truffle paste ($13.80++). Hua Ting's Trio Rice Dumpling Gift Set ($62+) contains these three types of dumplings (one pig trotter dumpling and two each of the Hong Kong-style and brown rice versions).

WHERE: Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road, Level 2 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till June 6; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm (from 11am on Sat, Sun & public holiday); dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm (advance orders recommended for takeaways) PRICE: $13.80++ - $23.80++; trio gift set: $62+ TEL: 6739-6666 INFO: E-mail huating.ohs@millenniumhotels.com

New Rice Dumplings From Mitzo

Mitzo Restaurant & Bar is introducing three rice dumplings, available for dine-in and takeaway, for the Dragon Boat Festival. The Truffle Kurobuta pork rice dumpling ($18++ a piece, serves two) is a modern take on the traditional pork dumpling. It contains premium Kurobuta pork, truffle-flavoured glutinous rice, charcoal powder, housemade truffle sauce, mushroom, chestnut, salted egg yolk and lotus seeds. The Red Yeast foie gras and duck rice dumpling ($20++ each, serves three to four) comes in traditional red yeast flavours with a slab of pan-fried foie gras, duck thigh meat and lotus seeds. The alkaline water dumpling comes in the form of Osmanthus Rice Dumping ($15++ a pair, for two to three) served with brown sugar and osmanthus honey.

WHERE: Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Level 4 MRT: Somerset/Orchard WHEN: Sun - June 9; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm; supper (Thu - Sat & eve of public holiday): 6.30pm - 1am PRICE: $15++ - $20++ each TEL: 6603-8855 INFO: E-mail: rsvn@mitzo.sg


Sip & Paint Returns To Merchants Wine Store

Merchants Wine Store invites you to uncork your creativity again with another Sip & Paint event for an evening of wine-tasting and painting. Featured are Australian and New Zealand wines (20 per cent discount on takeaway wines for the night). All art supplies will be provided.

WHERE: 443 Joo Chiat Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Mon, 7 - 9.30pm PRICE: $58+ a person TEL: 6222-1162/6440­0892 INFO: E-mail info@merchantsofsingapore.com.sg

Italian Wine Night

Giorgio Tinazzi from Tinazzi winery will be introducing four Italian wines at Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro in Robertson Quay. Featured wines are 2014 Megale-Negroamaro, 2013 Tinazzi-Valpolicella Ripasso, 2013 Feudo di Santa Croce LXXIV- Primitivo di Manduria (Wine Spectator Top 100 wines in 2014/2015) and 2012 La Bastia- Amarone della Valpolicella (91 Parker).

WHERE: Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, 01-19 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu, 6.30 - 8.30pm PRICE: $39+ a person, includes a glass of each wine TEL: 6235-5466 INFO: E-mail tapas@wineconnection.com.sg

Champagne-inspired French Cuisine With Guest From Joseph Perrier Winery

Le Bistrot Du Sommelier is presenting a one-night event celebrating great champagne and champagne-inspired French cuisine by chef Brandon Foo, with a special guest, wine-maker Jean-Claude Fourman, president of Joseph Perrier Winery. The family-owned House Of Joseph Perrier is in the historic capital of the Champagne region, Chalons-en-Champagne.

WHERE: 53 Armenian Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7pm PRICE: $148++ a person TEL: 9821-3047/6333-1982 INFO: E-mail max@lebistrotdusommelier.com


Curated Dining Experience With Cocktail Pairings At Mitzo Restaurant & Bar

This Eazy Gourmet event at Mitzo features the new signature seven- course set menu by executive head chef Nicky Ng. Alternatively, indulge in the chef's Deluxe seven-course set menu that is in harmony with authentic Cantonese flavours and contemporary presentations.

WHERE: Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Level 4 MRT: Somerset/Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow - Sun; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $158++ ($126.40++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6603-8855 INFO: E-mail rsvn@mitzo.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Subscribe