Happenings - Food

Jaan's Snapper with Pumpkin.
Jaan's Snapper with Pumpkin. PHOTO: JAAN (SWISSOTEL THE STAMFORD)



International Chef Showcase At Monti

Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion has kicked off its 2017 International Michelin Chef Showcase series, with chef Dirk Hoberg of two- Michelin-starred restaurant Ophelia in Konstanz, Germany. The four- course lunch and eight-course dinner will feature dishes such as Carabineros with cabbage, ginger and coriander; venison paired with spinach, kumquat, hazelnut and celeriac; and turbot with cauliflower, oyster and caviar. Dessert is a tropical-inspired pineapple, yogurt, lemongrass and peanut creation.

The menu is paired with wines (90-pointer and above) selected by Robert Parker Wine Advocate.

WHERE: Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Dinner (till tomorrow), 7pm; lunch (till tomorrow), noon PRICE: Dinner: $398++ a person, lunch: $278++; prices include wine- pairing TEL: 6535-0724 INFO: static.a-matter-of-taste.com/int-chef-series.html

Once Upon A Time At The Savoy

Dominic Whisson, senior bartender of The Savoy's American Bar in London, takes over Tippling Club next weekand will serve Savoy-renowned swigs. Inspired by the hotel's longstanding history of haute cuisine, chef Ayo Adeyemi will present five modern interpretations of classic Escoffier creations (Auguste Escoffier was a legendary French chef at The Savoy in the 1890s).

WHERE: Bin 38 at Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tue, 7pm PRICE: $155++ for five pairing cocktails with five plates TEL: 6475-2217 INFO: E-mail enquiries@tipplingclub.com

New Winter-Spring Menu At Jaan

Jaan's chef de cuisine Kirk Westaway has created a new Winter-Spring menu to reflect the changing of the seasons. Among the new dishes are Alaskan King Crab wrapped in pickled kohlrabi and paired with fresh sea urchin and salmon roe; chestnut cannelloni (chestnut and truffle soup); roasted venison; golden beetroot, snapper and barley risotto with pumpkin; halibut with organic chicken wing; and guinea fowl.

WHERE: Level 70 Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till March 31; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 7 - 10pm; closed on Sundays & public holidays PRICE: Seven-course dinner: $238++ (add $190++ for wine- pairing); seven-course vegetarian menu: $198++ (add $190++ for wine- pairing); 10-course Signatures menu: $298++ (add $220++ for wine- pairing); Krug dinner pairing: $498++; Bernard Anthony Cheese Selection: add $35++ TEL: 6837-3322 INFO: E-mail reservations@equinoxcomplex.com

Indulgent Lunches At VLV Restaurant

VLV Restaurant has launched three new lunch sets. The Creations set is a light option with popular dim sum items, VLV's speciality chilli crab bun and dishes such as baked Chilean seabass and char siew spring onion noodles. The Tasting set includes sweet and sour Chilean seabass, crispy roasted chicken, braised noodles and dim sum. The Signatures set features some of chef Martin Foo's iconic creations such as Aburi Kagoshima Kurobuta Roll and calamari rings, as well as crab meat spinach soup, coral trout head and belly, claypot prawns, roasted crispy duck and kimchi seafood fried rice.

WHERE: 01-02 Merchants' Court, Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Noon - 3pm (weekdays) PRICE: Creations: $48++ a person (minimum two people); Tasting: $98++ for four (maximum two sets a group); Signatures: $138++ for four (maximum two sets a group) TEL: 6661-0197 INFO: E-mail reservation@vlv.life

Open Farm Community Social Market

Open Farm Community rounds up local farmers, producers, makers and bakers for its 8th Social Market. Stalls will featureharvested vegetables and freshly plucked fruits from Open Farm Community's edible garden and nursery plants; Soi Coco coconut shakes and products; fresh Kuhlbarra barramundi farmed in local waters; organic homemade granola from SPGranola; and fresh juices and farm-fresh bites. Fresh produce from vendors can be cooked on the spot at a live grill station, while the main restaurant will serve seasonal dishes such as steak tartare marinated with ginger chilli ($26++) and roasted red snapper ($32++).

WHERE: 130E Minden Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: March 4 & 5, 11am - 5pm (open air cinema from 7pm) PRICE: Free; selected dishes: $26++ - $32++ TEL: 6471-0306 INFO: bit.ly/ofcsocialmarket8

Glitterbomb Ladies Night At Ding Dong

Live music venue Ding Dong introduces Glitterbomb, the mid-week ladies' night with free-flow pink prosecco on Wednesdays. Enjoy three hours of free-flow sparkling wine and a complimentary plate of carbon-battered prawns.

WHERE: 115 Amoy Street, 01-02 MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Wednesdays, 8 - 11pm PRICE: $50 nett a person; free-flow sparkling Torrontes: $55++ a person TEL: 6557-0189 INFO: E-mail enquiries@dingdong.com.sg

Penang Fiesta At Pan Pacific Orchard

Pan Pacific Orchard's 10 at Claymore is launching its Pearl of Orient Penang Fiesta next month. Resident executive chef Andy Oh and his team, from Penang, will present dishes with some of the ingredients they hand- carried to Singapore. The dishes include Penang assam fish (making its debut); Penang bak kut teh with Sarawak peppercorn; Penang five- spice lorbak; and traditional sweets, such as kueh talam and kueh katayap.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed - May 31; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: Lunch $42++ a person (weekdays), dinner: $68++ (daily) TEL: 6831-6686 INFO: E-mail dining.ppsgo@panpacific.com

PasarBella & Friends Go to Town

Traders from farmers' market PasarBella will serve a selection of signature dishes in a huge tent. Besides refreshments by Drinks!, PasarBella@Suntec's drinks bar, there will also be festival grub, from burgers and hot dogs to Mexican burritos and nachos to fresh seafood and roasted meats. Also on display are more than 20 sustainable light art installations from around the world.

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza MRT: Bayfront WHEN: March 3 - 26; 5 - 11pm (Sun - Thu), 5pm - midnight (Fri - Sat) PRICE: Free TEL: 6887-0077 INFO: E-mail marketing@pasarbella.com

Festival Of Colours At Tiffin Room

Raffles Singapore's Tiffin Room is celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, and chef Kuldeep Negi and his team have curated a menu of traditional dishes such as Dahi Bhalla (lentil dumplings served in yogurt and topped with tamarind mint and yogurt chutneys). Other appetisers include ragda patties, lamb samosas and gulabi murgh tikka. Main dishes comprise vegetarian and non- vegetarian favourites such as Lahsuni Bhuna Gosht, a classic lamb curry simmered in spices; and Amritsari Chole (chickpeas cooked Punjabi style).

WHERE: Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road MRT: City Hall WHEN/PRICE: March 10 - 19; buffet lunch (noon - 2pm): $68++ a person; buffet dinner (7 - 10pm): $78++ a person TEL: 6412-1816 INFO: E-mail dining.singapore@raffles.com

The Magic Of Black Garlic At Min Jiang At One-North

Black garlic will be in the spotlight next month at Min Jiang at One-North, with six dishes by master chef Goh Chee Kong using Japanese black garlic. The dishes are black garlic appetiser duo ($12++); double-boiled black chicken soup with black garlic, dried scallops and top shell ($22++); sauteed beef cubes with two kinds of garlic ($36++); steamed lobster with winter melon and black garlic in light soya sauce ($30++); pan-fried sea perch with black garlic and seasonal vegetables ($16++); and stewed organic green tea noodles with black garlic and minced pork ($10++).

WHERE: 5 Rochester Park MRT: one-north/Buona Vista WHEN: March 15 - April 14; lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $10++ - $36++ TEL: 6774-0122 INFO: E-mail mj1n@goodwoodparkhotel.com


Mimosa-inspired Afternoon Tea At The Courtyard

Fullerton Celebrates Women returns with a new three-tiered Mimosa- inspired Afternoon Tea, created by new executive pastry chef Enrico Pezzelato; a limited-edition Fullerton Angelic Plush Bear; and a group art exhibition, Les Ailes d'une Femme (The Wings Of A Woman), presented by Miaja Gallery. Partial proceeds from the sale of the afternoon tea and the plush bear will go to the Singapore Council of Women's Organisation Service Fund.

WHERE: The Courtyard, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed - March 31 PRICE: Afternoon tea: $48++ a person; Mimosa sparkling wine: $20++; Angelic Plush Bear: $28+ TEL: 6877-8911/8912 INFO: E-mail dining-rsvp@fullertonhotels.com

Specials For Ladies At Gordon Grill, L'Espresso

In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, Goodwood Park Hotel is offering dining privileges for women at Gordon Grill and L'Espresso. Meals are priced at $38++ and women will get 38 per cent discount on selected items. At Gordon Grill, the Weekday Ladies Set Lunch (three courses) for the whole of next month starts with an appetiser choice of sliced smoked salmon or chilled seaweed pasta. The main course is braised garlic butter chicken thigh or fresh catch, while dessert is sherry trifle shot or chocolate mousse with Baileys Irish Cream.

WHERE: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard/Newton WHEN/PRICE: Gordon Grill: Wed - March 31 (Weekday Ladies Set Lunch), noon - 2.30pm: $38++ a person with minimum of three women dining; 38 per cent off every order of crepe suzette for women; Wed - March 8: 38 per cent discount on a la carte orders for groups of eight diners with at least three women; L'Espresso: Wed - March 8 (English afternoon tea buffet); Mon - Thu (2 - 5.30pm), Fri - Sun (noon - 2.30pm, first seating, 3 - 5.30pm, second seating): $38++ a person (usual price $45++ - $48++), minimum of three women in the group TEL/INFO: Gordon Grill: 6730-1744, e-mail gordon_grill@goodwoodparkhotel.com for reservations; L'Espresso: 6730-1743, e-mail lespresso@goodwoodparkhotel.com


Green Beer At 1919 Waterboat House

The Rooftop Bar at 1919 Waterboat House gets all Irish on St Patrick's Day and will be serving Green Beer ($16++), whipped up specially for the occasion. Wheatgrass powder is added to the Indian pale ale to give the beer a vibrant green colour.

Also, come dressed to the Green Goblin theme and get a complimentary green-beer coupon.

WHERE: 03-01 The Waterboathouse, 3 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: March 17; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6 - 11pm PRICE: Green beer: $16++ TEL: 6538-9038 INFO: E-mail hello@1919.com.sg


Fattoria Nittardi Wine Dinner At Zafferano

Zafferano's first wine dinner of the year features Fattoria Nittardi with Nittardi Estate owner Peter Femfert, who will walk diners through a variety of Nittardi wines paired with dishes by head chef Marco Guccio. Dishes include Sicilian red prawns (paired with Ben IGT Toscana 2015), poached and pan-seared octopus (Casanuova di Nittardi, Chianti Classico 2013), house-made fettucine with Rougie duck breast ragout (Ad Astra IGT Toscana 2013) and sous vide lamb shoulder (Nectar Dei IGT Maremma Toscana 2011, Nectar Dei IGT Maremma Toscana 2003).

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tonight; reception: 7pm; dinner: 8pm PRICE: $138++ a person TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail info@zafferano.sg

Donnafugata Wine Dinner At Oso Ristorante

Oso Ristorante & Grillery is hosting a dinner with wines from the Donnafugata vineyards in Sicily.

The main items on the menu are sea bass carpaccio and chardonnay jelly with mixed green salad in salmoriglio dressing (paired with La Fuga Chardonnay Contessa Entellina DOP 2015), house-made saffron tagliolini pasta and braised duck (Sedara 2014), and poached and grilled beef cheek (Tancredi Sicilia IGP 2012 and Mille E Una Notte Contessa Entellina DOC 2011). Dessert comprises 21-month- old blue gorgonzola cheese in a spoon and fresh ricotta cheese frozen parfait with pistachio, almond, chocolate and cassata alla Siciliana (Ben Rye Passito DOP 2013).

WHERE: 46 Bukit Pasoh Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: March 9, 7.30pm PRICE: $100++ a person TEL: 6327-8378 INFO: E-mail reservations@oso.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe