Happenings - Food



Iga Wagyu Beef At Keyaki Keyaki's annual wagyu promotion this time features Iga wagyu beef, said to be eaten by the infamous Iga Ninja warriors. Highlights include grilled wagyu beef, steamed wagyu beef on rice, seared wagyu beef sushi and wagyu beef hot pot with udon.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Sept 19; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Set menus: $170++ - $190++ a person TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Marriott Cafe Taste Of Korea Buffet

The guest chefs are Choi Dae Hwan and Lee Jae Bin from JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul. Diners can look forward to their hearty stews, bibimbab, kimchi pancake, fried chicken and dishes such as Kimchi Stew Dry Pollack Soup, Korean salads, Beef Bulgogi and Pork Belly Bossam.

WHERE: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tue - Aug 31; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Lunch: $59++ - $98++ a person ($35++ - $46++ for a child); dinner: $70++ - $80++ a person ($38++ - $40++ for a child) TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: E-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Durian Fest At Hard Rock Hotel

Which is the King of Kings among the various types of the King of Fruits? Is it Mao Shan Wang, Red Prawn or Jin Feng? Find out at the annual Durian Fest at Resorts World Sentosa. The durian buffet includes mangosteen, rambutan and coconut juice.

WHERE: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Thu - Aug 21, 6 - 7.30pm & 8 - 9.30pm PRICE: $98 nett a person ($80 for RWS Invites members), $48 for a child ($40 for Invites members) TEL: 6577-9788 INFO: E-mail rwsinvites@RWSentosa.com

Mughal Feast At Raffles' Tiffin Room

Imperial recipes from the ancient Mughal empire in Lucknow, India, are being featured in a new rendition of the Kebab & Biryani Festival at the Tiffin Room. Menu highlights include Lagan Ki Boti Ke Kebab (lamb cubes marinated with raw papaya, cashew nut and onion paste), Khumb Aur Kismiss Ki Tikki (mushroom kebab with raisins and spices), Tandoori Scallops and Kesari Machhi Tikka (black cod marinated with cream cheese, cardamom and spices).

WHERE: Tiffin Room, 1 Beach Road, Raffles Singapore MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Aug 18 PRICE: Buffet lunch (noon - 2pm): $60++ a person; buffet dinner (7 - 10pm): $75++ a person TEL: 6412-1816 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@raffles.com

Odyssey Brunch At Clifford Pier

The brunch starts with a plethora of fresh seafood, such as oysters, chilled Alaskan king crab legs, Boston lobsters and poached tiger prawns.

The charcuterie platter features a selection of Jamon iberico, whole carving of Parma ham, duck rillettes and foie gras torchon while the carving station has items such as garlic roast lamb legs and red wine- braised short ribs.

WHERE: The Clifford Pier, 80 Collyer Quay, Fullerton Bay Hotel MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 12.30 - 4pm PRICE: $108++ a person ($60++ for a child); $398++(free-flow Dom Perignon), $198++ (free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blanc), $168++ (free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut) TEL: 6877-8911 INFO: www.fullertonhotels.com


Sear's August Celebration Menu

Sear's four-course menu, at $51++ in celebration of SG51, starts with Two-way Oyster, followed by a choice of smoked cauliflower soup with charred leek, salt-baked champignon and beetroot oil or compressed fruit salad with ricotta, seeds, sprouts and balsamic dressing. The main course is either poached snapper or grain-fed ribeye, while dessert is duo chocolate mousse with mixed berries coulis, dark chocolate soil, fresh berries and dehydrated starfruit.

WHERE: Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, Level 45 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 31; lunch (Mon - Fri): noon - 3pm; dinner (Mon - Sat): 6 - 11pm PRICE: $51++ - $63++ (add $39++ for wine pairing) TEL: 6221-9555/9336-1443 INFO: E-mail hello@50rp.com.sg

1919 Waterboat House

The four-course meal starts with Roma Tomato Gazpacho and Cous Cous Salad (or Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop). For mains, choices are Pan-seared Veal Tenderloin or Pira-grilled Lobster Tail With Pacific Seabass, Oyster Root, Smoked Yam, Green Cauliflower And Ginger Plum Sauce. Paired wines include the 2013 Conundrum White By Caymus Chardonnay (Napa Valley) and the 2014 Baron Philippe De Rothschild Pays D'OC, Cabernet Sauvignon (Languedoc, France).

WHERE: The Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road, 03-01 MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 31; lunch (Mon - Fri): noon - 2.30pm; dinner (Mon - Sat): 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $51++ a person (add $39++ for wine pairing) TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg


Bakerzin's Infinite Memories Mooncake Collections

Bakerzin's offerings this season come in five baked collections, including the new Egg Custard Mooncake ($52+ for a box of eight), Four Great Beauties ($66+ for box of four) and three snow skin varieties - Bliss ($54+), Celestial and Lush (both $50+). Flavours for Four Great Beauties are Red Date Longan, X.O. Scallop, Taiwan Assam Tea Kumquat and Lychee Rose, while Lush Collection comes in Passion Fruit, Cantaloupe, Strawberry and Lychee flavours.

WHERE: All Bakerzin & Nom La La by Bakerzin outlets (till Sept 15); festival booths at Takashimaya (tomorrow - Sept 15), Nex (Aug 29 - Sept 15), North Point (Aug 29 - Sept 11), IMM (Aug 29 - Sept 14), Waterway Point (Sept 5 - 15); online orders till Sept 8 (2pm); last day of delivery: Sept 9 PRICE: $50+ - $66+; 10 per cent early-bird discount till Aug 31; additional 15 per cent discount for HSBC & DBS/POSB cardholders till Sept 15 INFO: www.bakerzin.com

Hilton Singapore Mooncakes

Besides its traditional baked selections, Hilton Singapore is unveiling new mini snowskin creations infused with Signature American Cheesecake, Popping Candy, Japanese Muscat White Grape and Baileys. Discounts of up to 30 per cent are given for orders made by Monday.

WHERE: D9 Cakery, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, lobby level WHEN: Till Sept 15, 9.30am - 9.30pm daily PRICE: Traditional baked mooncakes: $60+ - $66+ (box of four; $17+ - $19+ a piece); mini snowskin mooncakes: $55+ (box of six); $62 - $66 (box of eight) TEL: 6730-3392 INFO: E-mail D9Cakery@hilton.com


Argentinian Wine Dinner At Cuppage Terrace

The five-course Bodega Trivento Argentinian dinner at Wine Connection Bar & Bistro will be paired with five award-winning wines from the Mendoza region and hosted by winemaker Maximiliano Ortiz. Menu highlights are Chilled Seafood Platter, Home Cured Duck Prosciutto and Grilled Argentinian Beef Ribeye. Featured wines include the 2015 Trivento Reserve Chardonnay and the 2013 Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec.

WHERE: 41 Cuppage Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Mon, 7 - 10pm PRICE: $89+ a person TEL: 6836-9069 INFO: E-mail ct@wineconnection.com

Penfolds Five-Decade Vertical Masterclass

South Australian winery Penfolds will be hosting a special wine masterclass at the Epicurean Market featuring the highly collectible Penfolds Grange which was created by Penfolds' former winemaker Max Schubert to rival Bordeaux's celebrated reds. The masterclass will be led by Penfolds winemaking ambassador Patrick Dowling. Guests will participate in a vertical tasting of the 1978, 1988, 1999, 2004 and 2010 vintages.

WHERE: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Halls A, B & C MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sun, noon - 1pm PRICE: $400 a person INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/epicurean-market/about.html

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