Happenings - Food



Jamie's Italian Pop-Up Market

Jamie's Italian Singapore is joining Jamie's Italian outlets worldwide to celebrate Food Revolution Day today, to champion healthy eating. This year, students from a school in Melbourne, Australia, are here for a breakfast cereal-cooking lesson. Jamie's Italian at VivoCity is launching its first Gourmet Pop-Up Market with Somersby Cider this weekend. Fans can sample and buy products such as the restaurant's pasta, including penne and tagliatelle as well as pasta sauces and a selection of cured meats from Levoni.

WHERE: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 01-165 MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow - Sun, noon - 6pm TEL: 6733-5500 INFO: E-mail enquiries@jamiesitalian.sg

Theatrical Sunday Champagne Brunch At Edge

The all-new theatrical Sunday Champagne Brunch at Pan Pacific Singapore's Edge features international delicacies with unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne, seven live food theatres and three cocktail bars. A new Caviar Bar complements the Ocean Gems on Ice, which has Alaskan king crab and Maine lobsters. There is also a new live Peking duck station. Other highlights include hay smoked whole baby lamb and hazelnut crusted foie gras. Also new is the Monjayaki station, which features Japanese cuisine. Sweets include durian pengat, yuzu meringe tartlets and mini canele.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sun, noon - 4pm PRICE: $118++ - $198++ an adult; $59 a child aged six - 11 TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Kebab & Biryani Festival At Raffles' Tiffin Room

The Kebab & Biryani Festival returns this month at Raffles Singapore's Tiffin Room. Trace the origins and aroma of grilled kebabs to the influence of Mughlai cuisine in India. Rich and wholesome briyani is slow-cooked on fire with elaborately marinated meat, seafood or vegetables and come together for a fragrant finish. Chef de cuisine Kuldeep Negi has curated vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, including Murgh Kesar Reshmi Kebab, Nadru Shammi Kebab and Samundri Biryani.

WHERE: Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Tiffin Room MRT: City Hall WHEN: Mon - June 5; lunch: noon - 2pm, dinner: 7 - 10pm PRICE: Lunch: $60++ a person; dinner: $75++ a person TEL: 6412-1816 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@raffles.com

New Kids' Menu At DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe

DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe has four new dishes for kids and each one comes with a glass of juice. They are Batman Junior Burger ($16.90++), Super Kid Egg and Sausages ($13.90++), Mini Hero Chicken and Turkey Pasta ($14.90++) and Power-up Meatball Pasta ($16.90++). Comic books and on-screen entertainment are provided. The cafe has also extended its Batman Vs Superman (burgers and pasta) menu. With any burger, diners can pay $8++ more for a bottle of beer or cider.

WHERE: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, 01-03 MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sun - Thu: 11.30am - 11pm (Fri & Sat: till 11.30pm) PRICE: $13.90++ - $16.90++ TEL: 6688-7610 INFO: E-mail reservation@kusto.com.sg

Rejuvenate With Soups At Min Jiang

Six soups are available for the Rejuvenate With Soups promotion at Goodwood Park's Min Jiang. Two selections are on rotation each week and all are served in individual portions. The new items are Double Boiled Kampong Chicken Soup, with pork tendon, conch and coconut; and a similar version with conpoy, cordyceps militaris and bamboo pith. Others include the Double Boiled Ginseng Chicken Soup and Double Boiled Snakehead Fish Head Soup.

WHERE: 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN: Till June 17; lunch & dim sum: 11.30am - 2.30pm (Mon - Sat), 11am - 2.30pm (Sun); dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $16++ - $18++ TEL: 6730-1704 INFO: E-mail min_jiang@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Level 33 Hosts Bangkok's Eat Me Head Chef Tim Butler

Level 33 executive chef Jimi Tegerdine and Bangkok's Eat Me restaurant head chef Tim Butler will work on an Asian-inspired a la carte menu next week for the Sanpellegrino's Fine Dining Lovers Guest Chef Dinner Series. The duo will present dishes including starters such as Beef Tartare, Fremantle Octopus, Quail and Abalone and mains such as Mangalica Pork, Brittany Cod, Wagyu Tataki and Short Rib. There is also a sharing plate of Suckling Pig Rack "Babi Guling" ($135++ ).

WHERE: MBFC Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, 33-01 MRT: Downtown WHEN: May 27 & 28, 6pm PRICE: A la carte: starters: $15++ - $28++; mains: $33++ - $60++; & dessert: $16++ TEL: 6834-3133 INFO: E-mail reservations@level33.com.sg


Asian, Middle East Dishes At Hyatt's StraitsKitchen

Grand Hyatt Singapore's halal-certified StraitsKitchen will be serving an Iftar buffet dinner spread of dishes from countries such as Indonesia, India, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, in addition to local favourites. Expect Saudi Arabian roast leg of lamb, Lebanese shawarma, Hyderabadi dhum briyani and a Middle Eastern live fattoush salad station. The seafood bar on ice will have cold poached prawns, mussels, clams and oysters. Other dishes include Bengali machi (fish) curry, udang lemak nanas (Peranakan curry prawns), Japanese maki rolls and chef's specialities such as wok-fried crab with salted egg and nasi kambing herba (slow-cooked herb mutton rice). There will be prayer rooms for Muslim diners.

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Lobby Level MRT: Orchard WHEN: June 6 - July 6, Iftar dinner buffet: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $78++ an adult; $42++ a child aged seven - 12 TEL: 6732-1234 INFO: singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy's Ramadan Buffet Feast

The Ramadan Buffet Feast at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy's Breez Bistro.Bar (halal-certified kitchen) will have dishes such as Ayam Lemak Cili Api (chicken in spicy coconut broth), Udang Masak Lemak Nenas (curry prawns with pineapple), Assam Pedas Ikan Pari (stingray in spicy tamarind stew) and Pengat Pisang (banana in sweetened coconut milk). A live carving station will serve piping-hot dishes such as Ikan Bakar (seabass fillet with chef's housemade sambal sauce) and Balinese-style roasted lamb.

WHERE: Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, 50 East Coast Road, Level 4 MRT: Dakota WHEN: June 6 - July 5, 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: $38++ an adult; $19++ for child aged five - 12; $32 nett for Pioneer Generation cardholder TEL: 6340-5860 INFO: E-mail H3610-FB4@accor.com


Six New Flavours, Festive Set Menu At Shang Palace

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's Shang Palace has six new flavours of rice dumplings, including the Bird's Nest Rice Dumpling with salted egg yolk and custard ($42.80 nett), alongside its all-time bestseller, the Shang Palace Signature Rice Dumpling ($23.55 nett). Four of the new items - Abalone & Porcini pesto rice dumpling ($40.65 nett), Black & White glutinous rice dumpling ($23.55 nett), Five Grain Truffle-Infused vegetarian rice dumpling ($19.25 nett) and Bird's Nest Rice Dumpling with salted egg yolk and custard ($42.80 nett) - make up the Shang Palace's Rice Dumpling Gift Set ($104.85 nett). Master chef Steven Ng has also crafted a seven-course Dragon Boat festive set menu for lunch and dinner, with highlights such as Double-Boiled Bird's Nest with crab claw served in a whole coconut, the Shang Palace Combination (a trio of Gold Foil Suckling Pig, Pan-Fried diced abalone and Salted Nanjing Duck) and Shang Palace's Signature Rice Dumpling.

WHERE: Shangri­La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - June 9 PRICE: Set menu: $108++ a person (minimum of four people); dumplings: $15 - $42.80 nett & gift set: $104.85 nett TEL: 6213-4473/6213-4398 INFO: Go to slsfestive.oddle.me (online orders) & e-mail dining.sls@shangri-la.com

Debuts For Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling, Gift Set At Yan Ting

Yan Ting at The St Regis Singapore is bringing back its popular glutinous rice dumpling with abalone and golden dried scallops ($33++) and its pork belly and salted egg yolk version ($16++). Making their debut this year are the vegetarian black glutinous rice dumpling with mixed grains ($13++) and the Glutinous Rice Dumpling Gift Set ($49++), which contains one each of the three dumplings.

WHERE: The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Level 1 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till June 15 PRICE: Dumplings: $13++ - $33++; gift set: $49++ TEL: 6506-6887 INFO: E-mail yanting@stregis.com


Hai Tien Lo

Hai Tien Lo has two set menus with highlights such as Double-boiled Abalone and Sea Treasures with matsutake mushroom; Braised Classic Australian Whole Abalone with sea cucumber; and Grilled Rack of Lamb. The Dim Sum Brunch Buffet features more than 60 items and the a la carte buffet includes chef's specialities of Sauteed Prawns and Fresh Clams in Chef's Signature Homemade XO Chill Black Bean Sauce; Chilled Boston Lobster with fresh fruit salad; and Pan-fried Diced Beef with black pepper sauce. Dim sum highlights are Steamed Barbecued Pork Buns; Fragrant Fried Carrot Cake in Chef's Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce; and Steamed Pork and Prawn Dumplings with Crab Roe.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 2 MRT: Promenade WHEN: June 13 - 19; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm; weekend dim sum brunch (June 18 & 19): 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $128++ - $188++ an adult (minimum of two); dim sum brunch: $98++ an adult, $49++ a child aged six - 11 (includes longevity bun for all; fathers get a box of premium Chinese tea) TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com


From Piemonte Barolo & Cheese Experience

Oso Ristorante will present the From Piemonte Barolo & Cheese Experience with wine-maker Gianni Gagliardo and cheese-makers Riccardo Rosso and Davide Fiandino. Oso's chef Diego Chiarini's menu will have items such as poached veal in tuna sauce, Carnaroli rice in risotto style and ravioli filled with roasted veal. Cheeses are from Caseificio Pier Luigi Rosso and La Bruna. Wines featured include Barolo Gianni Gagliardo 2009 and Barolo Serre 2012.

WHERE: 46 Bukit Pasoh Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 3pm PRICE: $98++ a person TEL: 6327-8378 INFO: E-mail reservations@oso.sg

Montes Wine Dinner

Montes Wines has been recognised by Wine Spectator magazine as The Best All-Round Winery of South America and it is today the benchmark for many Chilean wineries. Mr Aurelio Montes Jr, son of wine-maker and founder Aurelio Montes, will be at this event, which is organised by Crystal Wines. Highlights of the evening's menu are Hokkaido King Scallop, Smoked Duck Breast, Rack of Australia Lamb, Grilled Beef Fillet Medallions and an assorted cheese platter and chocolate.

WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Leeds & Hampton Room MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN: Mon, 7 - 10.30pm PRICE: $168 nett a person INFO: E-mail melodyqwek@crystalwines.com


Summer Palace Experience Wine Dinner

Senior sommelier at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai Guo Ying will create a special wine-pairing menu with Four Seasons Hotel Singapore's Chinese executive chef Liu Ching Hai for this event. The first dish is crispy suckling pig stuffed with tiger prawns, served with crispy king scallops and fresh Fuji apples (paired with Pouilly-Fuisse, Maison Kerlann, Burgundy, France 2012). Other dishes are oven-baked Atlantic cod fillet (paired with Chardonnay Tasya's Reserve, Grace, Shanxi, China 2009), stir-fried ee-fu noodles (paired with Merlot Tasya's Reserve, Grace, Shanxi, China 2010) and Wok-fried Venison Tenderloin (paired with Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Maison Kerlann, France 2010). The dessert is cream of pumpkin with coconut ice cream and black sticky rice (paired with Ice Wine Gold Diamond, Changyu, Liaoning, China 2009).

WHERE: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Summer Palace, Level 3 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $128++ a person ($102.40++ for HSBC cardholders) TEL: 6725-3288/3289 INFO: E-mail summerpalace.rsn@fourseasons.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe