Happenings - Food



Culinary Delights At Paragon

Spend at least $400 (maximum two receipts; at least $100 for F&B) at Paragon this month to redeem a bottle of Leonardo Chianti Riserva wine and enjoy complimentary two-hour parking ($60 in one F&B receipt). Outlets offering specials include Sushi Tei (05-04; complimentary Golden Ebi Fry with a minimum spend of $80), Shimbashi Soba (B1-41; sashimi voucher), Da Paolo Gastronomia (B1-K8; one-for-one Pizza Taglio, weekdays, 6 - 8pm) and Dome Cafe (04-09; Tea Set Special: cake and a cup of coffee or tea: $9.90++).

WHERE: 290 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till July 31 TEL: 6738-5535 INFO: www.paragon.com.sg

Tavern Restaurant Celebrates 22nd Anniversary With 22 Per Cent Discount

The Tavern Restaurant, which serves Swiss and Continental cuisine, is giving a 22 per cent discount on all its food dishes for its 22nd anniversary. Besides its daily set lunch, there are appetisers such as the signature Pan-fried Fresh Goose Liver with raspberry sauce ($34++), Alaskan Crab Leg Salad ($32++), Swiss speciality Raclette With Air Dried Beef ($19.50++) and Wild Mushroom Soup ($14++). Mains include Kagoshima Wagyu Rib-Eye ($65++ for 100g), Australian Wagyu Rib-Eye ($45++ for 100g), Whole Airflown Dover Sole ($85++) and Rack Of Lamb in rosemary garlic sauce ($42++). For dessert, Crepe Suzette with ice cream for two ($36++) and Lemon Pancake Souffle with vanilla ice cream ($18++) are recommended.

WHERE: 227 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Tue - July 26; lunch: 11.30am - 2.15pm; dinner: 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: Daily set lunch: $35 nett a person (one dines free for every four persons); selected a la carte items: $14++ - $85++ TEL: 6737-6995 INFO: tavern.com.sg

The Great Thai Feast At Westin Singapore's Seasonal Tastes

This event features Thai dishes from Isaan in north-east Thailand. Items range from street food to perennial favourites and buffet mainstays such as lobsters, oysters, scallops, mussels and prawns. Other highlights include Tom Yum Gung, Kor Moo Yang (grilled pork neck), Sai Krok Isaan (Thai fermented sausage), Pad Kra Pao (Thai basil chicken), mango sticky rice and Thai pumpkin custard.

WHERE: The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Level 32 MRT: Downtown WHEN: Mon - July 31, 6 - 10pm PRICE: $68++ (Sun - Thu) & $82++ (Fri - Sat) a person TEL: 6922-6968 INFO: E-mail seasonaltastes.singapore@westin.com

Steak Nights At LaBrezza, St Regis

LaBrezza's Steak Night Indulgences will feature a parade of fine meats prepared a la minute. The gourmet cuts include Japanese Wagyu A5 Chuck Tender, Australian Grain-Fed Black Angus Striploin and USA Wagyu Inside Skirt. Among other choices are Baby Yellow Chicken Alla Diavola, New Zealand Rack Of Lamb, Loch Fyne Scottish Salmon Fillet and Kurobuta Pork Chop.

WHERE: The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Level 2 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun - Aug 31 (Sun - Thu) PRICE: $80++ a person ($128++ includes free-flow wine, beer, soft drinks) TEL: 6506-6884 INFO: E-mail labrezza@stregis.com

Discounted Beer And Half-Price Snacks At Re!Wine Retro Bar

Re!Wine Retro Bar, perched on the second floor of Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, is having its six-hour Happy Hour promotion that includes one-for-one Tiger Draft beer ($10 nett a glass), bottled beers ($8 nett) and half price for hot bar snacks (usual price: $10.80++ - $14.80++). The Light Snacks menu has items such as Vietnamese Spring Roll, Chicken Yakitori, Scallop Tempura and Calamari Fritto.

WHERE: Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, 175A Chin Swee Road, Level 2 MRT: Outram Park (complimentary shuttle bus service to & from hotel: 8am - 8pm daily) WHEN: Daily: 6pm - midnight PRICE: Beer promotions: $8 - $10 nett TEL: 6827-8226 INFO: www.hotelre.com.sg/dining-offers

Menus Inspired By Jay Chou Songs

Order the set menus inspired by Jay Chou's songs at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, Top of UOB Plaza, and win two tickets (worth $396) to his Sept 3 concert. The chefs have created dishes such as Poached Mee Sua with garoupa fillet in rice wine (inspired by Simple Love, one of Chou's earliest hits) and Poached Crispy Bubble Rice with seafood (inspired by Rhythm Of The Rain).

WHERE: UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place, 60-01 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 7; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $88++ - $108++ a person TEL: 6535-6006 INFO: www.sichuandouhua.com

Cocktail Masterclass By Renowned Japanese Bartender

Mr Hidetsugu Ueno, who is on the judging panel of the World Class Bartender of the Year annual awards, will be conducting a Cocktail Masterclass Demonstration. It includes a demonstration of his "ice diamond" carving, basic techniques in making cocktails, cocktail and food pairing, and how to make Hunter and White Lady cocktails. He will also be the guest bartender at Copper On Stanley both nights (8pm to midnight).

WHERE: Copper On Stanley, 3 Stanley Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Today & tomorrow; 1st session: 3 - 5pm; 2nd session: 5.30 - 7.30pm PRICE: $150 a person ($30 off for F&B industry staff) TEL: 6221-3639 INFO: E-mail drink@copperonstanley.com

Kwee Zeen's Saturday Pink Brunch

Kwee Zeen, at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, is launching Saturday Pink Brunch tomorrow. Besides live seafood and made-to-order delicacies, there will be Provencal creations such as Beet-cured Salmon with pink grapefruit, Gammon Ham with rhubarb sauce and Prawn Penne with pink vodka sauce, and desserts in shades of pink such as Lychee Rose Raspberry Panna Cotta and Ruby Peach and Wild Strawberry Verrine.

WHERE: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sat: 12.30 - 3.30pm PRICE: $98++ a person ($30++ includes free-flow Rose wine), $49++ for a child TEL: 6708-8310 INFO: E-mail H9474@sofitel.com

O'Coffee Club All-day Breakfast

O'Coffee Club's all-day breakfast promises hearty portions from $5.90. Highlights include French Toast ($7.90), Eggs Benedict ($10.90), the three-tiered Waffle Stacker ($19.90) as well as the protein-packed Full Breakfast ($10.90)

WHERE: 11 outlets islandwide, including The Seletar Mall, 33 Sengkang West Avenue, 02-K7 LRT: Fernvale WHEN: 10am - 10pm daily PRICE: $5.90 - $19.90 TEL: 6702-4210 INFO: www.ocoffeeclub.com

New Menu At Hilton's Il Cielo

Hilton Singapore's rooftop Italian restaurant il Cielo has unveiled a new menu. Standout dishes in Chef Riccardo Catarsi's menu include Pumpkin Charcoal Ravioli ($24++) with chickpea cream, red onions, Modena balsamic and black truffles; slow-cooked Glacier 51 Toothfish ($45++) in smoked herbs, roasted pumpkin cream, asparagus and cauliflower; rack of lamb ($46++) with sun-dried tomatos tartar, baby carrots and sweet peas; lobster salad ($35++) with toscana roschetta, ice vegetables, bottarga and mascarpone cream; and signature buffalo milk burrata ($25++) served with heirloom tomato carpaccio, basil cream and olives.

WHERE: Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Level 24 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Lunch: noon - 2.30pm (Mon - Fri); dinner: 7 - 10.30pm, daily PRICE: $24++ - $46++ TEL: 6730-3395 INFO: E-mail ilcielo@hilton.com


Ion Orchard's First In-Mall Picnic Garden

Ion Orchard has kicked off its Culinary Creations 2016 campaign with its first in-mall picnic garden and a line-up of culinary workshops, wine appreciation and food sampling by Putien, Wrap & Roll, Food Opera, 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken, Watami, Mr Churros and Nara Thai. Spend at least $50 at any F&B store to redeem a picnic basket containing dining vouchers, picnic essentials, snack packs and the Ion Orchard dining booklet worth up to $150, with treats from brands such as Haagen-Dazs, Putien, Lim Chee Guan, Dunkin' Donuts and The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.

WHERE: Ion Orchard Station, 2 Orchard Turn, B4 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - Sun, 10am - 10pm PRICE: Purchase any food item from Ion Orchard to gain entry to the Picnic Garden TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com


Cat & The Fiddle's Singapore- Inspired Cheesecakes

Cat & The Fiddle pays tribute to the nation with two Singapore-inspired cheesecakes. The Milo Dinosaur cheesecake (1kg; $32.90) is named after the popular drink sold in coffee shops, while the King Cat Of The Mountain (mao shan wang) version (900g; $38.90) is made for durian lovers.

WHERE: KA Foodlink, 171 Kampong Ampat, 05-04 MRT: Tai Seng WHEN: Ongoing (20 per cent discount on the two cheesecakes from Aug 1 - 31) PRICE: $32.90 - $38.90 (5 per cent discount for members; free delivery for orders above $120) TEL: 6287-0077 INFO: www.catandthefiddle.com


Mooncakes And Reunion Set Menu At Hai Tien Lo

Pan Pacific Singapore's Hai Tien Lo is taking orders for mooncakes from Monday. The new single-yolk Green Tea Paste and Black Sesame (both $66+) and the signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake ($76+) are available from Aug 15 to Sept 15. Others include White Lotus Seed Paste with macadamia nuts ($62+) and Vegetarian Mixed Nuts ($72+). A six-course Mid-Autumn Reunion Set Menu is available for dine-in, with dishes such as Crispy Sea Perch Fillet and Braised Classic Whole Abalone.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3 MRT: Promenade WHEN/PRICE: Mooncakes: Aug 15 - Sept 15; pre-orders: Mon - Aug 14 (25 per cent early-bird discount); $62+ - $76+ (box of four); Reunion Set Menu: Aug 15 - Sept 15 (lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm); $128++ a person (minimum two diners; includes gift box of Four Treasures Mooncakes worth $72+) TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com


Masi Wine Dinner

The dinner features a seasonally inspired five-course menu paired with vintages from Masi Agricola winery in the Veneto region in Italy. Masi's export manager for Asia Pacific, Mr Marco Zauli, will take guests on a journey to discover the distinctiveness in the wines served. Dinner highlights are Sicilian red prawns, house-made veal ravioli, pan-seared pigeon and slow-cooked US prime beef short ribs. Featured wines include Levarie Soave Classico 2014, Costasera Riserva Magnum (2006 - 2008) and Recioto Amabile degli Angeli 2008.

WHERE: Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed, 8pm (reception: 7.30pm) PRICE: $188++ a person TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail marketing@zafferano.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe