Happenings - Food

The Filipino-style Spanish suckling pig at Oscar's Sunday Brunch.
The Filipino-style Spanish suckling pig at Oscar's Sunday Brunch.PHOTO: OSCAR'S, CONRAD CENTENNIAL SINGAPORE



Peranakan Festival At Claymore Connect

The month-long Peranakan Festival at Claymore Connect features traditional desserts and cookies, plus sireh or betel nut (free tasting); a cooking workshop ($50) that will reveal the secrets behind nasi ulam (steamed herbed rice); the weekend Peranakan Joget Joget High Tea at The Peranakan Restaurant, where favourites such as mee siam, kueh pie tee and nasi ulam will be served with Malacca kopi-o and Malacca milk tea; and Peranakan art and craft workshops, such as stamp carving, silkscreen printing and book-cover art for kids.

WHERE: 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, June 3 & 4, June 10 & 11, June 17; 11am - 6pm PRICE: Cooking workshop: $50 (tickets at tpfestival.peatix.com); free admission to exhibitions; high tea with show/charity high tea (3 - 5.30pm): $50++ a person TEL: 6262-4728 INFO: theperanakanfestival.com

Italian Table Saturday Brunch At Zafferano

Zafferano's Italian Table Saturday Brunch comes with free-flow bubbles. On the menu are antipasti such as seasonal oysters, a selection of cold cuts, deep-fried calamari, prawns and anchovies and baby lobster flambe. Besides pasta and pizza, there is also oven-baked sea bass and slow- cooked chicken breast. Dessert includes tiramisu, assorted macarons and banana cake.

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 3pm PRICE: $88++ - $118++ a person TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: info@zafferano.sg

Asian Fare At Carousel, Scotts Lounge

Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts presents the Taste of Thai, with three guest chefs from The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai luxury resort. There are signature dishes, such as yan ma muan poo nim thord (spicy soft-shell crab salad with green mango and mint leaves), gang ped ped yang (red curry with roasted duck and lychee) and buea loy (rice dumplings in coconut soup). At the Scotts Lounge at Level 2, the Heritage of Local Cuisine features local delicacies, such as the signature salted-yolk fried rice with seafood and crispy silver bait, wok-fried black pepper crayfish, housemade jumbo satay, sambal stingray and Singapore laksa.

WHERE: Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Taste of Thai (Carousel, tomorrow - June 24, 6.30 - 9.30pm): $83++ an adult, $49++ a child; Heritage of Local Cuisine (Scotts Lounge, June 2 - 24, 7 - 9pm): $55++ a person, $32++ a child TEL: 6589-7799 INFO: E-mail carousel@royalplaza.com.sg

Recharged Supercharged Sunday Brunch At Oscar's

Oscar's at Conrad Centennial Singapore has recharged its Supercharged Sunday Brunch with significant additions, such as an outdoor charcoal BBQ serving hot-off-the-grill lobsters and prime cuts of beef, with housemade sauces of blue cheese and cognac, thyme veal jus, habanero tomatillo and an Asian coconut dip. Besides the live organic egg station, the new carving station features roasts, such as the Filipino-style Spanish suckling pig and the hotel's signature roast London duck.

WHERE: Lobby level Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sundays, from June 4: 12.30 - 3.30pm PRICE: $98++ - $168++ a person; $49++ a child aged six - 12 TEL: 6432-7481 INFO: connoisseur.sg/oscars-sunday-brunch

Italy National Day Dinner Buffet At Edge

In celebration of Italy's National Day, Pan Pacific's Edge will feature the Best Of Italy alongside its international buffet spread, with an assortment of Italian tomatoes, cheeses, pizza and pasta. Diners can continue to enjoy Japanese, Javanese, Indian and Peranakan cuisines and crustacean on ice.

WHERE: Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: June 1 - 11, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $88++ - $138++ a person, $44++ a child aged six - 11 TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Me@OUE Fiesta Japan Edition

Me@OUE launches its first Fiesta Japan Edition tonight, with the kitchen taken over by Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai, two-Michelin-starred chef Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard's chef, Taro Takayama, and Me@OUE's new executive chef, Sam Chin. Guests will be served unlimited butler-passed canapes and there are live stations by chefs Sakai and Kentaro.

WHERE: Rooftop Level OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7 - 10pm PRICE: $128++ a person TEL: 6634-4555 INFO: me-oue.com (for reservations)

Braci's Surprise Lunch Menu

Braci is offering a four-course Surprise Lunch Menu comprising a fixed pasta and dessert and choices for appetiser and main course. There are also a la carte items for lunch and dinner as well as degustation menus, for which the charge is per person, but the whole table needs to order the same menu.

WHERE: 52 Boat Quay (Levels 5 & 6) MRT: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place WHEN: Lunch: Tue - Fri (noon - 2pm); dinner: Mon - Sat: 6 - 11pm PRICE: Surprise lunch: $58++ a person; five-course degustation menus (lunch & dinner): $100++ - $200++ a person; a la carte mains: $18++ - $58++ TEL: 6866-1933 INFO: E-mail book@braci.sg


Show Family Photo, Get 30% Off At AquaMarine

Besides international and Asian favourites, AquaMarine's Iftar spread features dishes such as wagyu beef oxtail rendang, grilled salmon with rempah and spicy coconut as well as chicken and jackfruit curry. Others include Balinese roasted whole baby lamb with tamarind pineapple and chilli dip (Fri and Sat). Produce a 4R family photo (with four to eight people in it) to get a 30 per cent discount.

WHERE: Level 4 Marina Mandarin, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till June 26 (6.30 - 10pm) PRICE: $70++ - $80++ a person, $35++ - $40++ a child aged five - 12 TEL: 6845-1111 INFO: E-mail aquamarine.marina@meritushotels.com

Buka Puasa Favourites At Hilton

Hilton Singapore chefs are cooking more than 90 must-have Buka Puasa favourites and speciality dishes. There are six live stations, including roasted whole baby lamb, ayam percik with spicy sambal, beef rendang, ikan masak asam pedas and Penang assam laksa. Speciality cuisine corners include Moroccan, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Western fare.

WHERE: Level 24 Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till June 24 PRICE: Mon - Thu: $58++ a person, $29++ a child; Fri - Sun: $68++ a person, $34 a child; free for children up to five years old; 25 - 30 per cent discount for four - six diners TEL: 6737-2233 INFO: E-mail sinhi.F&B@hilton.com

Break Fast At Kintamani, Win Free Stay At Furama RiverFront

The dinner buffet at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant will feature dishes such as grilled leg of lamb, chicken sharwarma, chilli crab and net crepe with chicken curry. Diners can win a free stay for two adults and two children at Furama RiverFront. Iftar takeaway sets - with items such as beef rendang, chef's speciality chicken, stir-fried long beans with sambal, deep-fried fish fillet with hot and spicy sauce - are also available (same-day orders by 2pm).

WHERE: Level 3 Furama RiverFront Singapore, 405 Havelock Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Tomorrow - June 25, 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $58++ a person, $20++ a child aged five - 12; takeaway set (serves four): $68 nett TEL: 6739-6463 INFO: E-mail kintamani.riverfront@furama.com

Thai Flavours At Blue Jasmine

The Iftar menu at Blue Jasmine, Park Hotel Farrer Park, features halal Thai flavours, from salads and fiery appetisers to steaming soups, spicy curries and stir-fry dishes to sweet treats such as mango sticky rice. Stand-out dishes include stir-fried minced lamb with yellow curry sauce, roast duck red curry with zesty grape and pineapple, and stir-fried beef with long beans and holy-basil pesto.

WHERE: Level 5 Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Till June 24, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $38++ a person TEL: 6824-8851 INFO: E-mail hello@bluejasmine.com.sg

Offerings From Pezzo And Crave

Local F&B brands Pezzo (32 outlets) and Crave Nasi Lemak & Teh Tarik (12 outlets) have launched new menus for Ramadan. Pezzo's satay rendang pizza ($5.20 a slice) features spicy rendang sauce, satay chicken, mozzarella cheese and fresh cucumber, red onion and red chilli. Crave's marquee dish in the Jemput Makan menu is the hot and spicy squid. Rempeyek, snacks and drinks, such as iced bandung with grass jelly, are also available.

WHERE: All Pezzo outlets (except Pezzo Sentosa); all Crave outlets (except Changi Airport T2) WHEN/PRICE: Pezzo (till July 9): combos, family sets: $9.90 - $59.90; Crave (till July 16): Hot & spicy squid: $7.90 ($8.90 with nasi lemak set); Jemput Makan sets: $9.90 - $35.90 TEL/INFO: Pezzo (bulk orders): 8786-6314 (Dayu), e-mail HQ@ pezzo.com.sg; pezzo.com.sg/ locations; Crave: e-mail HQ@ crave.com.sg; crave.com.sg/contact-us

New Menu At Rasel Catering

Rasel Catering Singapore has a new Hari Raya menu. The items are tahu goreng, kampung mee siam, ayam masak merah, fried fish kunyit, otak-otak, beef rendang, sayur lodeh, nasi kunyit, agar agar gula melaka godel, dates and iced bandung.

WHERE: 253 Pandan Loop MRT: Clementi WHEN: Till July 31 PRICE: $18 a person (minimum 50 people) TEL: 6777-7183 INFO: E-mail sales@rasel.com.sg


Bodegas Monte La Reina Wine Dinner At La Ventana

La Ventana has brought together Spanish Michelin-starred chefs Roberto Terradillos and Toni Gonzalez for a series of events. The first, Bodegas Monte La Reina Wine Dinner features a five-course menu with six curated Spanish wine pairings. Dishes include marinated trout octopus cooked two ways, tuna and Iberian presa charcoal-fried with carrots and toasted coffee.

WHERE: 01-01, 16A Dempsey Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tue, 7pm PRICE: $158++ a person TEL: 6479-0100 INFO: E-mail reservation.laventana@gmail.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe