Happenings - Food

Brotzeit's Party Feast PHOTO: BROTZEIT
Brotzeit's Party Feast PHOTO: BROTZEIT



SuperBrunch Back At Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore's SuperBrunch returns on Sunday, with the hotel lobby, Colony restaurant and Chihuly Lounge transformed to evoke famous beaches around the world.

Culinary highlights include slow-cooked Kailua pulled pork; whole tuna sashimi, sushi and maki (Okinawa); beef tartare with soft poached egg and foie gras parfait with Cherry Port wine jelly (French Riviera); spit-roasted whole lamb and minced lamb kebab (Sharm el-Sheik), chicken rendang betawi (Bali); pad thai beef rib noodle soup and tom yam seafood soup (Phuket); pickle- flavoured whole pork ham (Goa); braised abalone with octopus and scallop in chilli paste, ginseng chicken soup and abalone and sea urchin congee (Jeju); char siew, roast pork belly and Hainanese chicken rice (Sentosa); baked blue and yellow corn bread with melted Monterey Jack cheese and quesadillas (Acapulco); toasted cassava with grated boiled egg and sauteed bacon, and monk fish stew with coconut milk (Copacabana); and baked stone crab in shell and baked stuffed potato husk with chilli con carne (Miami).

WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Sun, noon - 3pm PRICE: $288++ - $468++ a person; child: $144++ (six - 12 years), $72++ (three - five years) TEL: 6434-5288 INFO: E-mail rc.sinrz.restaurantreservations@ritzcarlton.com

Great Grills, Fresh Catches At Brotzeit

Brotzeit is launching a summer of hearty grill platters, fresh seafood and a thirst-quenching long drink, Lil' Berry ($14++). Making its debut is a lunch-time DIY Salad ($18++), while light bites include Spinach Mint Dip ($8++) and Chicken Schnitzel Roll ($14++). The Brotzeit BBQ Party Feast ($98++; platter: $68++) comprises hefty portions of grilled pork fillet, garlic pork sausages, bacon strips, chicken fillet, minced beef and pork skewers, grilled corn, fries/wedges and two toast-worthy 0.5-litre steins of draft beer. Other items include white wine-infused mussels ($19++ to $29++), fish and mussels saffron stew ($32++) and a 1kg grouper that is seasoned and pan-seared ($58++).

WHERE (MRT): 01-149/151 VivoCity (HarbourFront), 01-17 Raffles City (City Hall), 01-27 313@Somerset (Somerset), 126 East Coast Road (Dakota), 01-04 Westgate (Jurong East) WHEN: Tue - Aug 20; go to brotzeit.co for opening hours PRICE: Selected items: $8++ - $98++ TEL: 6272-8815 (VivoCity), 6883-1534 (Raffles City), 6834-4038 (313@Somerset), 6348-2040 (East Coast), 6465-9874 (Westgate) INFO: E-mail info@brotzeit.co

Heritage Delights At Min Jiang At One-North

The Heritage Treasures Platter ($108++ to $180++) offers petite versions of four hot dishes - crisp-fried Teochew-style shrimp roll, braised Wuxi spare ribs, deep-fried crabmeat with chicken liver and salted egg yolk, and Bountiful Harvest. Other dishes include Double-boiled Whole Winter Melon with Eight Treasures ($80++), Golden Fortune Kampong Chicken ($80++), roasted boneless chicken stuffed with minced prawns ($30++ - $60++), stir-fried crabmeat and egg white served in yam ring ($24++) and stir-fried shredded chicken with stem lettuce in yam ring ($24++).

WHERE: 5 Rochester Park MRT: one-north/Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow - Aug 31; Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Platter: $108++ - $180++, a la carte: $24++ - $80++ (15 per cent off for those aged 60 & above) TEL: 6774-0122 INFO: E-mail mj1n@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Quintessentially High Tea At The Atrium Lounge

Asian and Western high-tea treats are served on a three-tier stand at the Atrium Lounge in Marina Mandarin. The English High Tea offers baked raisin scones served with clotted cream, premium butter and berry compote and cold savouries such as Maine lobster roll, duck rillettes and gooseberry tart, smoked trout and cured cucumber cubic, brie and prune chutney on charcoal bread, and other items such as Old English chicken pot pie and crispy prawn in filo pastry. The Asian Hi-Tea menu has baked raisin scones served with clotted cream, peanut butter and housemade kaya, mini soft bun coated with chicken floss and chilli-crab salad in savoury tart. Other items include laksa seafood in puffed beancurd, chicken satay on potato pancake, assorted Nonya kueh and dim sum.

WHERE: Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Weekends, public holidays: 3 - 5.30pm PRICE: $38++ a person TEL: 6845-1111 INFO: E-mail atriumlounge.marina@meritushotels.com

Weekend Brunch At Crackerjack

Crackerjack is now open for brunch on weekends, serving tea and coffee, feel-good food, healthy smoothies and lighter and seasonal cocktails. Health-conscious diners should try the Bircher Muesli or Rich Hippie Granola ($12+) with housemade organic Dutch milk yogurt. For a simple Continental-style breakfast, housemade sourdough bread ($8+) is served with Isigny Sainte-Mere DOC butter and Fords Gin marmalade. The funnel cake ($14+) is topped with candied bacon, caramel, amaretto cream and banana. Hearty savoury options include the Sweet Potato Hash ($14+) - kale, red peppers, housemade breakfast sausage and roasted sweet potato.

WHERE: 43 Tanjong Pagar MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Weekends: 10am - 4pm PRICE: Selected items: $8+ - $55+ TEL: 8121-1462 INFO: E-mail hello@crackerjack.sg

New Summer Cocktails At Neon Pigeon

Neon Pigeon, which serves izakaya sharing plates and Japanese- inspired cocktails, has launched a new cocktail menu conceived by head bartender Symphony Loo, who is among the top four shortlisted in the Rising Star category for Singapore's Bar Awards 2017. The new cocktails include Gei-sha ($19++, shiitake sake and umeshu, Luxardo apricot, passionfruit, Barbadillo sherry and bitters), Karashi Sour ($18++, Hendricks gin, karashi agave, pickled red cabbage juice, ginger and egg white) and Kickin' Mule ($18++, jasmine-infused Bankes gin, spiced citrus syrup, yuzu sake, pomegranate molasses and ginger beer). Dishes that go with the new cocktails are Charcoal Grilled Barracuda ($32++), Confit Duck Leg ($17++ to $32++), Duck Liver Okonomiyaki ($17++ to $32++) and Japanese Citrus Curd ($12++).

WHERE: 01-03, 1 Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Mon - Sat, 6pm - midnight PRICE: Cocktails: $18++ - $19++; food: $12++ - $32++ TEL: 6222-3623 INFO: E-mail info@neonpigeonsg.com

Taiwanese High Tea Buffet At Carousel

Carousel will be serving Taiwanese delicacies for high tea next month. In the menu will be small bites from Taiwan's popular night markets, such as crispy chicken thigh with Oriental spices, oyster mee sua, braised beef brisket noodle soup as well as a variety of braised dishes at the Taiwan stew station, such as braised chicken wings and beancurd tofu, served with assorted sauces and condiments. Diners can also enjoy well-known savouries including oyster omelette and pan-fried crystal buns, which will be available at the teppanyaki live station. Other highlights include braised seafood in bread toast, Taiwan spring rolls and grilled Taiwan sausages. Desserts include shaved ice with flavoured toppings and condiments, lemon aiyu jelly and Taiwanese pineapple tarts.

WHERE: Lobby level Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - July 31, 3.30 - 5.30pm PRICE: Weekdays: $42++ an adult, $27++ a child; weekends: $48++ an adult, $32++ a child TEL: 6589-7799 INFO: E-mail carousel@royalplaza.com.sg

Four-Hands Truffle Dinner At Stellar

Stellar at 1-Altitude embarks on its seventh year with a month-long tribute to truffles and fine wines. Setting the stage is a special four-hands, six-course truffle dinner by Michelin-starred chef Francisco Javier Araya from Chile, who has worked in restaurants around the world. The dinner will showcase Perigord black truffles sourced from Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. The prized fungi will be used to transform the season's finest ingredients, such as Hokkaido scallops, Carabinero prawns and Sturia caviar, into extraordinary culinary creations.

WHERE: Level 62 One Raffes Place, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tue, 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: $250++ a person, includes glass of Dom Perignon TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: E-mail info@1-altitude.com

More Seafood Choices At DB Bistro & Oyster Bar

DB Bistro & Oyster Bar has introduced a weekly New Zealand Fish Market special and an array of monthly seafood promotions, complementing its signature seafood platters and seasonal oysters. Diners get to pick a fish of their choice from the market and have it grilled, fried, roasted or steamed. The French bistro has a different theme each month. Next month, a trio of chef's daily ceviches will be going for $25++. In August, the Surf and Turf promotion lets diners add fresh seafood to any steak for a special price, including Boston lobster tail (from $15++), jumbo prawns (from 15++), Alaskan king crab (from $25++) and jumbo diver scallops (from $29).

WHERE: B1-48 Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Lunch: noon - 5pm (Mon - Fri); dinner: 5.30pm - 11pm (Sun, Mon: till 10pm) PRICE: Promotional items: $15++ - $25++ TEL: 6688-8525 INFO: E-mail dbreservations@marinabaysands.com


Ca' del Bosco Wine Dinner At Basilico

For its ninth birthday, Basilico welcomes 2016 San Pellegrino Young Chef Finalist and Mio Restaurant chef de cuisine Aniello Turco, whose signature Italian dishes and creations will be featured in a three-course semi-buffet dinner and a five-course Ca' del Bosco wine dinner. Featured wines include Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Bianco 2015 (with pasta) and Ca' del Bosco Di Carmenero 2007 (main course).

WHERE: Level 2 Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN/PRICE: Semi-buffet (Wed - July 8, 6.30 - 10pm): $88++ - $140++ a person (free for children below five); wine dinner (Thu, 6.30 - 10pm): $128++ a person TEL: 6725-3232 INFO: E-mail basilicogrm.rsn@fourseasons.com

The Dalmore Experience With Whisky Ambassador Adam Knox

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill will be hosting guest speaker Adam Knox and presenting, with executive head chef Isaac Tan, a five-course seafood whisky-pairing dinner with The Dalmore whiskies from the Principal Collection - The 12, The 15, The 18, Cigar Malt Reserve and Alexandra III.

WHERE: 01-01 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 7pm PRICE: $98++ a person TEL: 6438-0400 INFO: E-mail enquiry@thepelican.com.sg

Once Upon A Time In Japan At Tippling Club

Shingo Gokan, founder of Speak Low in Shanghai - which was declared the second best bar in Asia last year - and the New York-inspired Sober Company, joins Tippling Club's head bartender and International Bartender of the Year Spirited Awards fellow nominee, Joe Schofield, in an evening of Japanese-flavoured nuances and hospitality. Having developed immersive cocktail and food-pairing programmes with celebrity chefs such as Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef, Gokan will work with chef Ayo Adeyemi to present a series of cocktails and small plates inspired by Japan.

WHERE: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Thu, 7pm PRICE: $155++ (includes five cocktails, five small plates) TEL: 6475-2217 INFO: E-mail enquiries@tipplingclub.com

M. Chapoutier Tasting At Pan Pacific

Wine estate M. Chapoutier from the Rhone Valley in France opens its cellar doors for a tasting session of eight wines, paired with a gastronomic spread, at Atrium at Pan Pacific Singapore. Wine specialist Edouard Payot will take diners through the wines, which can be purchased until Sept 4. Those buying on Tuesday get a 20 per cent discount.

WHERE: Living Room at Atrium, Level 1 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Tue, 6 - 9pm PRICE: $48++ a person for wine-tasting session TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe