Happenings - Food




Sink your teeth into premium cuts at this weekly showcase of prime beef's versatility. The line-up of both traditional dishes and contemporary interpretations on the menu includes beef tartare or beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan and arugula salad; slow-roasted wagyu rump with red wine sauce; Beef Wellington covered in buttery pastry and served with creamy mushroom and spinach sauce; steak grilled to your preference over an open flame; wok-fried beef noodles with XO sauce; Nonya beef rendang; beef tripe satay; braised beef brisket noodles and more. Among the other meaty highlights are German pork knuckles, roasted whole lamb, meat ball pizza and Pan Pacific Singapore's signature range of nine homemade sausages, such as German Bratwurst, Emmentaler Cheese and the new Chicken Curry Snail Sausage.

WHERE: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Every Tue, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: $78++ an adult, inclusive of unlimited local beverages, coffee and tea; $39++ a child, inclusive of unlimited local beverages TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: www.edgefoodtheatre.com

Korean Tapas at Guksu

Guksu has added a selection of Korean-inspired tapas items to its menu of favourite Korean dishes. They include the Kalbi Taco, with marinated beef short rib and leek salad in a crisp taco shell; Pommes Gratinees, oven-roasted potatoes stuffed with a choice of pork bulgogi, beef bulgogi or eggplant, served with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce; Dak Moruno, chicken and Korean rice cakes glazed with spicy sauce; the Pear Pasteles, yuzu-marinated Korean pear with green grape, beetroot, caramelised walnut and ricotta cheese on a puff pastry crust; Perilla Egg Benedict, with kimchi and a perilla Hollandaise sauce; Kimchi Rulade with mashed sweet potato, white kimchi and water kimchi slush; Kimchi Arancini, a deep-fried ball of kimchi rice with mozzarella cheese; and deep-fried Breaded Mozzarella Kimchi.

WHERE: Suntec City Convention Centre, 3 Temasek Boulevard, 02-385 MRT: Promenade WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: Tapas items from $3.90++ to $5.90++ TEL: 6334-7950 INFO: facebook.com/guksu1945

Italian semi-lunch buffet at Pontini

Chef Daniele Sarno unveils a new Saturday special, a semi-lunch buffet of Italian favourites. Sample antipasti such as seafood on ice, marinated octopus salad with potatoes, green beans and lemon zest, smoked marlin carpaccio with baby spinach, black olives and small capers, black truffle frittata, home-cured Scottish salmon, and more. At live stations, chefs will prepare pan-seared foie gras with fruit chutney, pan-brioche, white truffle honey and aged balsamic vinegar, roast spring chicken with assorted grilled vegetables, and Chianti red wine jus. At the live pizza station, diners can design their own pizza and calzone. They can also mix and match pastas such as orecchiette, tagliatelle, potato gnocchi, and ricotta and spinach ravioli, with sauces and toppings that include roasted Italian sausage, wild mushrooms and chestnuts, black truffle carbonara sauce, sauteed fresh prawns and more. Signature tiramisu, espresso creme brulee, almond and pear tart, ricotta cheese pie, cornmeal cake, and traditional Tuscan panforte deliver a grand finale.

WHERE: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road, Level 2 MRT: Tiong Bahru WHEN: Every Sat and public holiday, noon - 3pm PRICE: $58++ an adult, $29++ a child TEL: 6233-1100 INFO: E-mail dining.gcw@millenniumhotels.com

Try croissants with savoury fillings such as Cheeky Chicken, Flying Pig and Jumping Fish at Tiong Bahru Bakery. PHOTO: TIONG BAHRU BAKERY

Savoury croissants at Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery reinvents and amps up its award-winning croissants with a suite of savoury fillings. New items are the Cheeky Chicken Savoury Croissant, a modern take on classic egg mayo, stuffed with a creamy molten-centred ramen egg, mayonnaise, bonito flakes and a sprinkle of togarashi for heat; the Flying Pig Savoury Croissant, baked with a layer of caramelised onion jam, tangy sun-blushed tomatoes, piquant pork sausage and a light drizzle of miso dressing; the Rolling Dumpling Savoury Croissant, inspired by Chinese xiao long bao, stuffed with minced pork filling and topped with sesame seeds, then baked and finished with pickled ginger, black vinegar sauce and fresh chives; and the Jumping Fish Savoury Croissant, with salmon, spinach and ricotta baked into the buttery dough, and topped with creme fraiche, smoked salmon curls and fresh dill to serve. The savoury croissants are available individually or as a lunch set featuring a pair of croissants served with a side salad with yuzu dressing, seeds, nuts and dried fruits.

WHERE: 56 Eng Hoon Street, 01-70, TEL: 6220-3430; Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, B1-11/12, tel: 6333-4160; Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road, L1-16B tel: 6735-3787 WHEN: 11.30am - 3pm daily PRICE: Croissants $4.50+ each; $12+ a lunch set INFO: www.tiongbahrubakery.com

Enjoy baby lobsters in the seafood spread at Ellenborough Market Cafe. PHOTO: SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT

Sensational seafood at Ellenborough Market

The seafood-centric dinner buffet returns, serving up baby lobster, snow crab, juicy mud crab and Canadian black mussel dishes alongside a spread of Peranakan and international fare. Enjoy chilled seafood on ice: favourite crab preparations such as salt-baked crab, white pepper crab, chilli crab with mantou, black pepper crab and crab meat fried rice; market-fresh prawns in items like shrimp wanton, prawn noodle soup, sambal prawns with asparagus, prawn lemak, and prawns with celery in XO sauce; and house-made Peranakan desserts such as bubur cha cha, ah bo ling, tau suan and durian pengat.

WHERE: Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, 20 Merchant Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Til l July 26, daily, 6.30- 10pm PRICE: $68++ an adult, $34++ a child aged four to 12 years, inclusive of free-flow iced tea; exclusively for HSBC cardholders, one guest dines free with every three paying adult buffet diners TEL: 6239-1848/1847 INFO: E-mail emc.reservations@swissotel.com

Una Noche (One Night)

The One Rochester Group celebrates its 10th anniversary and Una's first anniversary with a Spanish boqueria style party. For this event, the garden at One Rochester Park transforms into a vibrant night market with artisanal stalls featuring Spanish produce, wines and cheeses, arts and crafts, sherries and more, as live music fills the air. The highlight is a free-flow feast of Una's signature dishes, including the signature paella, roasted suckling pig, tapas and seafood. Buy tickets online through www.chope.co. Wines and beverages will be priced separately.

WHERE: One Rochester, 1 Rochester Park MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: July 10, from 6pm PRICE: $65++ a person, inclusive of free-flow food and one glass of sangria TEL: 6773-0070 INFO: E-mail una@onerochester.com

Senso 15th anniversary

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the Senso Group has a range of special offers across its eateries. Diners spending $50 or more at any of its restaurants from now till Sept 30 will get a lucky draw form and stand to win a trip for two to Italy. At Senso Ristorante & Bar, offerings include Vitello Tonnato and Risotto & Hare. The Specials are available a la carte ($18++ upwards) or as three, four or five-course menus (from $88++ a person upwards). There will be selected specials at the restaurant's Prosecco Brunch (July 26, 11.30am - 3pm, $98++ a person). At Spizza outlets, a dessert set comprises two desserts and two coffees/teas for $15++ . At La Nonna trattoria, starters at $15++ include buffalo milk mozzarella with tomatoes and basil pesto sauce, crispy calamari with arrabbiata sauce, and two bruschetta renditions.

WHERE: Senso Ristorante & Bar, 21 Club Street, TEL: 6224-3534; Spizza, 29 Club Street, TEL: 6224-2525, La Nonna, 76 Namly Place; TEL: 6762-1587 and 26/26B Lorong Mambong, TEL: 6468-1982 WHEN: All promotions, till Sept 30 INFO: www.senso.sg, www.spizza.sg, www.lanonna.sg

Eat The Pig BBQ Edition

For one night only, The Green Door hosts the BBQ edition of the Prive Group's popular Eat The Pig dinner. Diners can feast on unlimited servings of pork barbecued and grilled in over a dozen different ways, including 12-Hour Slow-Cooked Spanish Pork Ribs Fingers, BBQ Pork Knuckle Quesadillas, Chicharron and a carving station featuring Suckling Pig and Slow-Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta. The first 10 people who make reservations will each receive a free bottle of craft beer.

WHERE: The Green Door, 13A Dempsey Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: July 12, 6 - 9pm PRICE: $68++ a person TEL: 6476-2922 INFO: E-mail info@thegreendoor.com.sg

Pie Face senior citizens offer

Australia's fastest growing pie chain gives back to Singapore senior citizens aged 60 and above. Seniors need only present their purple EZ-link cards at any Pie Face outlet to enjoy a 20 per cent discount off their total bill. The promotion is valid for both dine-in and takeaway customers.

WHERE: 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, B3-10; tel: 9622-5662; Bugis Village; 249 Victoria Street, TEL: 9638-6318; Nex Mall, 23 Serangoon Central, B2-49A, TEL: 8121-4129 WHEN: Ongoing INFO: facebook.com/piefacesingapore


Prive Grill

Prive Grill introduces a new menu founded on French flavours. These include modern twists on favourites such as Aumoniere d'Escargots with creamed spinach, parmesan, mushrooms and persillade dressing; main courses such as lemon sole meuniere with Yukon gold potatoes, almonds, caper-parsley sauce and lemon, and hay-roasted pigeon with Jerusalem artichokes, fava beans, cepe mushrooms and thyme-verjus reduction; and a 2kg bone-in grain-fed Angus tomahawk steak serving two to three people, carved table-side and served with butter-glazed baby carrots, potato sarladaises, garlic confit and bone marrow. Among the new desserts are a decadent Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dacquoise, Poire Belle Helene, a hearty Apple Croustade, and classic Crepes Suzette prepared a la minute table-side. To celebrate the launch of the new menu, Prive Grill is offering the first 100 guests who make reservations a complimentary glass of  Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label (while stocks last) with every main course ordered.

WHERE: Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: A la carte items from $8+ upwards TEL: 6776-0777 INFO: www.theprivegroup.com.sg; www.facebook.com/privesg


Dal Zotto wine dinner

Da Paolo Bistro Bar and Equatorial Wines present a dinner focused on vintages from Australian Dal Zotto winery in Victoria's King Valley region, planted with Italian grape varietals by pioneering Italian families in the 1970s. Taste pairings such as fresh seabass carpaccio with lemon vinaigrette and fennel orange salad, and the Pinot Grigio 2014; pan-roasted duck breast with potato gnocchi, sauteed cherry tomato, baby spinach and plum butter foam, with the Barbera 2013; Sangiovese wine-braised US beef short rib with thyme, carrot puree, deep-fried sage and broccolini, with the Sangiovese 2013; and more.

WHERE: Da Paolo Bistro Bar, 3 Rochester Park MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: July 8, 7pm PRICE: $110++ a person TEL: 6774-5537 INFO: www.dapaolo.com.sg


Conrad Centennial Singapore

At Golden Peony, enjoy SG50 special set menus (lunch and dinner, $50++ a person and $150++ a person) with signature dishes by Chef Ku Keung. These include double-boiled baby abalone soup with conpoy and bamboo pith in whole mini golden pumpkin; Peking duck, parma ham, pineapple and crispy beancurd skin rolled with crepes; braised premium bird’s nest in mini claypot; and more. At Oscar’s, have a taste of nostalgia with a spread of local delights such as wok-fried pepper and chilli crab, crispy fried squid with salted egg and oyster omelette. Quote “Ice Kacang” to enjoy the SG50 Buffet Dinner (Mon - Wed) at $50++ an adult and $25++ a child. Pioneer Generation diners aged 60 years and older enjoy 50 per cent off the regular price for the buffet lunch and dinner. At The Terrace, a SG50 Lapis makes its debut, its red and white layers infused with Bandung and Coconut ($75 nett for a 1kg cake). Diners can also wind down with a bucket deal of five Tiger beers at $50++ and receive a dozen complimentary chicken wings.

WHERE: 2 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Aug 31 TEL: Golden Peony 6432-7482/88, Oscar’s 6432-7481; The Terrace 6432-7487 INFO: E-mail sinci.goldenpeony@conradhotels.com; sinci.oscars@conradhotels.com; sinci.lobbylounge@conradhotels.com

Pan Pacific Singapore

At Edge, guests aged 50 years and older get 20 per cent savings on Monday dinners (till Dec 30, every Mon, 6.30 - 10.30pm) . Diners celebrating their 50th year can enjoy the Fifty & Fabulous offer (till Dec 30) for lunch or dinner during their birthday month with three paying adults. Pan Pacific Privileges members enjoy 20 per cent savings on lunch and dinner at Edge (till Aug 31, Mon - Sat, excluding Aug 7 - 9). The Gourmet Lunch Buffet at Rang Mahal costs $50++ a person from Aug 2 - 10, excluding Aug 8. At Atrium, sip on the Fireworks No50 cocktail, created for SG50, with gin, white balsamic, lemon, lychee and beetroot, served with a festive sparkler (daily from 6.30pm, $20.50++).

WHERE: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square MRT: Promenade TEL: Edge 6826-8240; Rang Mahal 6333-1788; Atrium 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore

Every diner turning 50 this year can dine for free at two of the hotel’s eateries, when accompanied by four full-paying adults. The offer is for buffet lunch, buffet dinner or Sunday brunch at international buffet restaurant 10 At Claymore or Gourmet High Tea at the Lobby Lounge.

WHERE: 10 Claymore Road MRT: Orchard TEL: 10 at Claymore, 6831-6686; Lobby Lounge 6831-6685 INFO: E-mail dining.ppsgo@panpacific.com

Royal Plaza On Scotts

In collaboration with the Singapore Food Festival, Carousel’s team of chefs, led by executive chef Darren Ong, presents 50 local favourites for the restaurant’s high tea spread. In keeping with the festival’s A Fresh Taste Of Tradition theme, the highlights include Singapore Laksa Yong Tau Foo; Home-made Jumbo Satay, a more flavourful and tender version of the original; dry and rich Mee Siam Goreng; Stuffed Crab in Spicy Chilli Sauce with Mantou, a fuss-free way to enjoy these iconic Singaporean flavours; pan-fried carrot cake; char kway teow; Hokkienmee with XO sauce; rojak; prawn noodles; roti prata and desserts such as steamed kueh tutu, ice kacang, cheng tng, bubur cha cha and pandan kaya cake. Live stations will feature popiah, kueh pie tee, chicken rice, ngoh hiang and noodles. Two menus will rotate throughout the promotion period.

WHERE: 25 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: July 17 - Aug 10, 3.30 - 5.30pm PRICE: Mon - Thur, $42++ an adult, $27++ a child aged four to 11 years; Fri - Sun and public holidays, $48++ an adult, $32++ a child TEL: 6589-7799 INFO: carouselbuffet.com.sg


Every Saturday for one month, enjoy special SG50 sharing items from the Japanese, French and Chinese kitchens at ME@OUE. They comprise Chilli Lobster ($180++, serves four), three lobsters dressed with a thick, rich, piquant sauce of Japanese vinegar, ginger, eggs and Japanese leek, accompanied by golden fried mantou; Sweet and Sour Pork ($120++, serves four) features tender premium Japanese Momoiro Pink Pork, marinated overnight and wok-fried on high heat with broccoli, bell peppers, and juicy pineapple; the Stir-fried Mee Sua with Sri Lankan Crab ($198++, serves four), which combines a 1.5kg Sri Lankan crab with golden meesua, bean sprouts, yellow chives and shallots in superior stock.

WHERE: OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: July 11 - Aug 9, every Sat TEL: 6634-4555 INFO: www.me-oue.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI03A'. Print Edition | Subscribe