Happenings - Food



Japanese Festival Of Stars At Lewin Terrace

Japanese-French fusion restaurant Lewin Terrace celebrates Tanabata, the Japanese festival of the stars, tonight with a five-course menu created for this festival by chef de cuisine Hiroyuki Shinkai. It features delicacies such as foie gras, Japanese seabass and Challans duck.

WHERE: 21 Lewin Terrace MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today; 6.30 - 11pm PRICE: $277++ a couple ($145++ a person) TEL: 6333-9905 INFO: E-mail info@lewinterrace.com.sg

Middle Eastern Food Festival At One-Ninety, Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has transformed its One-Ninety Restaurant this month as it hosts a Middle Eastern Food Festival. Syrian chef Adnan Al Masri, from Four Seasons Hotel Doha, creates a selection of home-style food, claypot dishes and speciality charcoal grills inspired by his native Damascus countryside. Diners enjoy a scrumptious mezze, cold dish and dessert buffet when they order an a la carte dish. Choose from more than 15 dips and cold dishes, including beetroot moutabel, labneh balls and harraq esbao, a stew made with lentils, dough and pomegranate. Pick from more than 20 main dishes - char-grilled meat, claypot dishes and home-styled mains, including chicken musakhan, sumac-scented chicken and onions and pomegranate molasses wrapped in wonton skin. Save space for desserts such as om ali (bread pudding) and balah el sham (fritters soaked in cardamom and cinnamon syrup).

WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till July 28; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Lunch from $52++; dinner from $64++; Sunday brunch from $72++ TEL: 6831-7250 INFO: E-mail one-ninety.sin@fourseasons.com

Durian Afternoon Tea At Axis Bar & Lounge

Axis Bar & Lounge's durian-themed menu has a local twist, with items such as wolfberry-infused jasmine tea jelly with honey emulsion; and roulade of chicken, spiced ginger and chili caviar - reminiscent of local chicken rice. The king of fruit is infused into gourmet desserts and served on a three-tiered stand. Highlights include the durian macaron, D24 durian mousse, durian custard sable tart with taro foam and gula melaka durian opera, paired with Grand Jasmine TWG tea.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till July 31: 3 - 5pm daily (extra 12.30 - 2.30pm seating on weekends & public holidays) PRICE: $42++ a person; $80++ for two TEL: 6885-3500 INFO: E-mail mosin-dining@mohg.com

Bam! Goes Omakase Only

Modern shudo restaurant Bam!, helmed by executive chef Pepe Moncayo, has revamped into a full-fledged, omakase-only concept. Its former a la carte selection is now an omakase menu. A vegetarian option and a dessert omakase are also available. Bam! also offers a set lunch menu ($40++ for four courses; Tuesdays to Fridays) and a sake-tapas tastings happy hour ($48++ for five sakes and five tapas; Mondays, 6 to 8pm).

WHERE: 38 Tras Street MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Lunch: noon - 2pm (Tue - Fri); dinner: 6 - 10.30pm (Mon - Thu), 6 - 11.30pm (Fri & Sat) PRICE: Four - eight courses: $98++ - $188++ (add $58++ - $98++ for sake pairing); vegetarian: $78++ - $98++ (add $58++ - $98 for sake pairing); dessert: $48++ (add $34++ for sake & wine pairing) TEL: 6226-0500 INFO: E-mail reservation@bam.sg

Truffle Month At Monti

Monti At 1-Pavilion's truffle dinner menu this month celebrates the peak of the winter truffle season in Australia and Monti's collaboration with Calia Truffles. Dishes include foie gras & truffle cigar (paired with Marchesi di Barolo Gavi di Gavi DOCG 2015, Piedmont, Italy), crispy Japanese amadai (Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Peiragal DOC 2014, Piedmont, Italy) and slow-cooked wagyu short rib (Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni IGT 2014, Tuscany, Italy).

WHERE: 82 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till July 31: noon - 1am (Mon - Fri); Sat/public holidays: noon - late PRICE: $180++ a person TEL: 6535-0724 INFO: E-mail reservations@monti.sg

Fine Dining Lovers Four Hands Experience At Jaan

The Fine Dining Lovers Four Hands experience will feature Jaan's chef de cuisine Kirk Westaway and visiting Italian chef Umberto Bombana, winner of this year's The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia and chef-owner of three-Michelin- starred Italian fine-dining restaurant, 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong. The eight-course dinner menu features some of chef Westaway's signatures such as Heirloom Tomato. Chef Bombana brings his famed Homemade Pappardelle with lamb ragout, Kubota farm eggplant and mint. The six-course lunch menu offers a taste of the best of both chefs, with dishes such as Blue Lobster Matsutake, Confit Abalone Carpaccio and a Mayura Wagyu Rib.

WHERE: Level 70 Equinox Complex, 2 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Mon & Tue; lunch: noon - 2.30pm; dinner: 7 - 10pm PRICE: lunch: $188++ a person (wine-pairing: $108++); dinner: $298++ a person (wine-pairing: $148++) TEL: 6837-3322 INFO: E-mail jaan.bookings@swissotel.com

Thorny Temptations At Lime

Thorny Temptations at Parkroyal on Pickering's Lime Restaurant is a buffet featuring durians as the highlight, with dishes such as durian mousse and foie gras torchon with torched meringue and durian powder. Others include durian ravioli, grilled chicken and durian in tortilla, gulai fish curry with fermented durian, prata with durian and gula melaka, and the wok-fried prawn and petai with sambal durian.

WHERE: Lobby level Parkroyal On Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today - Sept 2 (Tue - Sun), 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $88++ an adult, $58++ a child aged six - 12 (free for those aged five & below) TEL: 6809-8899 INFO: E-mail lime.prsps@parkroyalhotels.com

Breton Brings Back Duck Leg Confit

The duck leg confit dish returns to Breton Restaurant Bar with the weekend special three-course set. The menu comprises salade campagnarde and a mains choice of duck leg confit (red wine sauce, spinach) or the charcoal-grilled ribeye (gratin dauphinois, black pepper sauce). Dessert is poached meringue on top of vanilla-scented custard cream.

WHERE: 544 Serangoon Road MRT: Farrer Park WHEN: Sat & Sun: 11.30am - 10pm PRICE: $42++ TEL: 6299-3544 INFO: breton.com.sg

New Menu At The Kitchen At Bacchanalia

The one-Michelin-starred Kitchen at Bacchanalia has launched its new a la carte menu, showcasing chef Luke Armstrong's latest creations. Starters include pineapple tomato served with quinoa salad, and duck foie gras. Main courses include wild turbot, dry-aged fillet of beef and roasted aged pigeon. End the meal with pistachio parfait, which features Sicilian pistachio grounded into a paste and served with caramelised white chocolate cremeaux and marinated wild berries; or go for Amedei chocolate from Tuscany paired with cherries from Mont Venasque.

WHERE: 39 Hongkong Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Lunch (Tue - Fri): noon - 2.30pm; dinner (Mon - Sat): 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: A la carte dishes from $20++; seven-course set: $188++ TEL: 9179-4552 INFO: E-mail reservations@bacchanalia.asia

Michelin Signature Set At Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Crystal Jade Golden Palace has retained its one-Michelin-star status and, to celebrate, it is offering a special six-course Michelin Signature Set menu, which comprises popular specialities such as Teochew Four Delight appetiser platter, baked lamb rack with red wine and black pepper and chilled angel hair pasta with black truffle sauce. A complimentary glass of Hennessy XO comes with every order of the set.

WHERE: 05-22 Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sept 30; lunch: 11.30am - 3pm; dinner: 6 - 10.30pm PRICE: $88++ a person (at least two diners) TEL: 6734-6866 INFO: crystaljade.com/goldenpalace

Roasts And Grill AquaMarine

Sizzle up your evenings at AquaMarine's dinner buffet with roasts and grill galore. Diners will be treated to cuts of premium purebred wagyu beef from Margaret River, such as the wagyu tomahawk, prime rib, short rib, oyster blade and karubi plate. Other highlights include Hickory BBQ milk-fed baby lamb spare rib, spit-roasted baby chicken and salt-baked barramundi with grilled lemon and basil.

WHERE: Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till July 15: 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: Sun - Thu: $70++ an adult, $35++ a child (aged six - 12); Fri & Sat: $80++ an adult, $40++ a child TEL: 6845-1111 INFO: E-mail aquamarine.marina@meritushotels.com


Bodegas Lustau Sherry Dinner At Zafferano

Zafferano is presenting a five-course pairing dinner by chef Marco Guccio, using Valrhona chocolate and Manjimup black winter truffles, paired with Bodegas Lustau sherries handpicked by restaurant manager Paolo Colzani. The menu includes Rougie foie gras with fruit compote, fresh figs and black winter truffle (paired with Sherry Manzanilla), pan-seared pigeon with caramelised apricot, parsnip puree and black winter truffle (Sherry Pedro Ximenez), and housemade chocolate ice cream, orange sponge, chantilly cream, wild strawberry (Sherry East India Solera).

WHERE: Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm PRICE: $148++ a person ($128++ for first 20 bookings) TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail info@zafferano.sg

Amelia Park Wine Dinner

Stellar at 1-Altitude will host the Amelia Park Wine Dinner with wine merchant Grand Vin. The latter's South-east Asia representative, Mr Jannik E. von Freiesleben, will take diners through the gamut of Margaret River wines from its Estate, Reserve and Trellis collections. The wines are paired with a five-course menu showcasing the quintessential Australian cooking that has been synonymous with chef Christopher Millar's heritage, experiences and culinary adventures.

WHERE: Level 62 One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: July 18, 6 - 10pm PRICE: $140++ (includes wine-pairing) TEL: 6438-0410 INFO: E-mail info@1-altitude.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Print Edition | Subscribe