Happenings - Food



Dining Experience With Chef Ramon Freixa At Curate, RWS

Resorts World Sentosa's fourth and final edition of the Art At Curate Series 2016 features Spanish chef Ramon Freixa, who owns and runs two-Michelin-starred restaurant Ramon Freixa Madrid. Dishes to look forward to include Under A Black Garlic Veil, which comprises mushrooms, Iberico ham and lobster, free-range egg yolk with sherry; Surf And Turf, royale beef cheek with squid noodles; and King Crab, with saffron bouillabaisse with roes, liquid transparence. Lunch and dinner will also start with the chef's signature canapes such as the Mimetic Manchego Cheese Stones. From Tuesday, his signature dishes will be available in a special menu co-created with a resident chef.

WHERE: Curate, Forum Level 1, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today, noon - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Four-course lunch (with wine pairing): $230++ a person; eight-course dinner (with wine and champagne pairing): $420++ a person TEL: 6577-7288 INFO: E-mail curate@RWSentosa.com


Three-tier Pricing For Three-tier Afternoon Tea At Furama RiverFront

Afternoon Tea at Furama RiverFront's Waterfall Lounge, served in a three-tier stand (left) for two people, comprises an assortment of bite-sized sweet and savoury items including smoked-salmon croissants and pastries such as macarons. Signature items include the Oreo Cheese Bite and Lemon Grass Jelly with aloe vera. Pricing is three-tier with special rates for hotel guests.

WHERE: Lobby, Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Daily, 3 - 5.30pm PRICE: $20++ a person ($38++ for two); $15 nett for guests making bookings (Family Room and Theme Room) through hotel website with Afternoon Tea add-on; $18nett ($32 nett for two) for other in-house guests TEL: 6333-8898 ext 538 INFO: E-mail waterfall.riverfront@furama.com

Weekday Set Lunches, Weekend Dim Sum Champagne Brunch At VLV

VLV Restaurant's weekday lunch comprises set menus of four to eight courses and 19 dim sum items such as lobster dumpling, crab roe Kurobuta siew mai ($5.80++ for four pieces), steamed Singapore chilli crab bun ($6.80++ for three pieces), and pan-fried custard salted egg charcoal bun ($4.80++ for three). The Weekend Dim Sum Champagne Brunch features live stations with items including steamed spare ribs with olive leaf and pumpkin, Canton roasted duck, crackling pork belly, and chilli soft-shell crab.

WHERE: 01-02 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN/PRICE: Weekday set lunch: Noon - 2.30pm; $32++ - $98++ a person (four to eight courses); a la carte dim sum: $4.80++ - $6.80++; Weekend Dim Sum Champagne Brunch: 11.30am - 1.30pm/1.30 - 3.30pm (two seatings); $58++ a person ($98++ - $128++ includes champagne), $29++ for a child aged six - 11 TEL: 6661-0197 INFO: E-mail reservation@vlv.life

Ultimate Weekend Dim Sum Brunch Buffet At Hai Tien Lo

Hai Tien Lo's refreshed dim sum brunch features more than 60 dim sum creations and signature a la carte items. Start with chef Lai Tong Ping's recommendations of Double-boiled Mini Buddha Jumps Over The Wall or Braised Whole Abalone With Pearl Mushroom In Abalone Sauce (one serving a person). The live station will dish out unlimited servings of Braised Pork Belly and Braised Mapo Bean Gluten With Aubergine. Dim sum items include steamed vegetarian dumplings; fried dumplings with dried shrimp, and pan-fried rice flour rolls with dried scallops. Chef Lai's new a la carte specialities include sauteed diced beef with pine mushrooms; and Nyonya wok-fried prawns.

WHERE: Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Weekends and public holidays, 11.30am - 2.30pm PRICE: $68++ a person, $38++ for a child aged six - 11; $128++ (includes unlimited Laurent-Perrier Champagne, house wines, beers, juices and soft drinks); $98++ (includes unlimited house wines, beers, juices and soft drinks) TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Farmers' Market With Makan@Jen Chefs Cooking For You

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway's Organic-Friendly Farmers' Market, held in partnership with In Touch Concepts, will feature more than 17 local vendors. This time, visitors can have the fresh produce they purchase there cooked by Makan@Jen chefs. Among the new vendors are Nuts About Butter, with its range of homemade nut butters, and Foodsterr (dried fruit and nuts, flours, oats and grains). Returning vendor Himalayan Premium Foods provides organically grown fruit and vegetables from the mountains and hills of Kathmandu.

WHERE: Makan@Jen, Level 10, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Nov 26, 9am - 3pm PRICE: Free admission; cooking fee: $5 a serving (for one person) TEL: 6708-8899 INFO: E-mail taste@hoteljen.com

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia's 15th Edition Of SuperBrunch

The 15th edition of SuperBrunch (The Bazaar) will see The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore's lobby, Chihuly Lounge and Colony restaurant transformed into an international marketplace. It features delicacies such as French and Canadian oysters, roasted Australian wagyu beef saddle, fresh sea urchin, lobster bak chor mee, Maine lobster roll, Sicilian arancini, churros and a selection of 110 international cheeses.

WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue MRT: Promenade WHEN: Nov 20, noon - 3pm PRICE: $468 a person (includes unlimited Dom Perignon Vintage 2006, house pour wines, selected cocktails/mocktails, soft drinks and fruit-flavoured sparkling mineral water); $288++ (includes unlimited Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2004 Magnums and Rose 2002 Magnums, house pour wines, selected cocktails/mocktails, soft drinks and fruit-flavoured sparkling mineral water); $144++ for a child (aged six - 12 ), $72 (aged three - five), includes soft drinks and fruit-flavoured sparkling mineral water TEL: 6434-5288 INFO: E-mail rc.sinrz.restaurantreservations@ritzcarlton.com

A Taste Of Ishikawa At Keyaki

Following a recent trip, master chef Hiroshi Ishii of Pan Pacific Singapore's Keyaki has selected ingredients from Ishikawa prefecture to add to the menu. Highlights include the Noto beef, from Japanese black cattle, braised in Jibuni style or steamed or cooked teppanyaki-style ($88++ to $110++); Kanou-gani (snow crab); Ika Teppo-yaki ($22++), which is chef Ishii's rendition of the popular seafood from Ishikawa, with miso stuffing in the squid; and Kaga and Kinji-sou vegetables.

WHERE: Level 4, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Wed - Dec 16, 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10.30pm PRICE: Set menus: $180++ - $200++; a la carte items: $20++ - $110++ TEL: 6826-8240 INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com

Hairy Crabs And Bamboo Clams At Regent's Summer Palace

Besides the classic steamed version ($78++ a piece), executive Chinese chef Liu Ching Hai of Regent Singapore's Summer Palace has three other hairy crab dishes with bird's nest ($108+ a person), rice noodles and preserved vegetables ($38++) and homemade bean curd ($68++). Also on the menu are four additions to this yearly promotion - bamboo clams cooked in different styles ($16++ - $38++).

WHERE: Level 3, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Nov 18 - 28, noon - 2.30pm (Mon - Sat), 11.30am - 2.30pm (Sun); 6.30 - 10.30pm daily PRICE: $16++ - $108++ TEL: 6725-3288 INFO: E-mail summerpalace.rsn@fourseasons.com


Buffet At Marriott Cafe, 3-Course Dinner At Pool Grill

The Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, has more than 70 evergreen holiday offerings such as Maple Glazed Roast Turkey With Chestnut Stuffing, Bourbon & Honey Glazed Leg Ham, Jack Daniels' BBQ Pork Ribs, and grilled seafood. Asian fare includes Singapore-style Chilli Crab, Wan Hao Roast Chicken and Singapore Laksa. The Pool Grill will be serving a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner comprising Ginger Spiced Cured Salmon With Poached Pear & Salmon Roe; Roasted Turkey Breast With Leg Roulade, Chestnuts, Braised Brussel Sprouts & Cranberry Sauce; and Choco-Chestnut Tart With Rum Whipped Cream.

WHERE: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Nov 24 PRICE: Dinner buffet: $98++ a person (free-flow sparkling wine, beer, soft drinks); $46++ a child (free-flow juices, soft drinks); Three-course dinner: $48++ a person TEL: 6831-4605 INFO: E-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

Brewerkz Riverside Point Buffet

The Thanksgiving buffet spread at Brewerkz Riverside Point is lined up with delights such as sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pecans; charred broccoli with almond; mac and cheese; roasted turkey breast and fennel crusted pork. WHERE: 01-05/06 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Nov 24, 5 - 10pm PRICE: $55++ a person ($14++ a child up to age 12) with free-flow soft drinks, coffee and tea; $70++ (includes two pints of beer or two glasses of house wine) TEL: 6438-7438

Hotel Fort Canning Venues

For your Thanksgiving parties, Hotel Fort Canning has various venues such as the Garden Terrace, the Legends and Lavender Ballrooms and private rooms such as The Living Room, Jasmine Room and The Glass House as well as the Grand Marquee. Menu choices include signature highlights such as Spiced Prawn And Pumpkin Salad, Smoked Duck And Mushroom Confit, Signature Roast Turkey, and Norwegian Salmon With Smoked Apple Chips And Madagascan Manjari Chocolate.

WHERE: Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Check with hotel for available dates PRICE: From $68++ a person TEL: 6799-8809 INFO: E-mail fnb@hfcsingapore.com


F&N NutriSoy Live Cooking Demo With Chef Melvyn Lee

Celebrity chef Melvyn Lee will be in action at the Singapore Sports Hub on Sunday to whip up a low glycemic- index meal using F&N NutriSoy. The event is part of F&N's Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG this weekend at the Singapore Sports Hub and Kallang Wave Mall. Visitors can take part in fun games, collect stamps and redeem a free F&N goodie bag.

WHERE: Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Cooking demo: Sun, 2 - 3pm; Healthy Lifestyle Festival: Tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 8pm PRICE: Free TEL: 6318-9393 INFO: www.fraserandneave.com


Feast Of St Martin Wine Fiesta

St Martin's festival celebration at &Sons will showcase French and Italian wines, which will be paired with a smorgasbord of hearty Italian food. On the menu are dishes such as Baked Paccheri Pasta with lamb and eggplant, Chicken & Mushroom casserole, and Seafood Caciucco. Featured wines include Cesari Pino Bianco Delle Venezie 2013, Champagne Roger Coulon 1er Cru Brut NV and Domaine Valentin Zusslin Gewurztraminer Lutzeltal 2012.

WHERE: 01-19 China Square Central, 20 Cross Street MRT: Telok Ayer/ Chinatown WHEN: Nov 18, 6.30 - 9.30pm PRICE: $100 nett a person TEL: 6221-3937 INFO: E-mail info@sons.com.sg (book by Mon)

A Bubbly Bellavista Franciacorta Evening

Winemaker Vittorio Moretti will be hosting this bubbly evening of Bellavista wines paired with Osteria Art's Italian cuisine. Dishes include Hokkaido scallops tartare with Baeri caviar and celeriac (paired with Franciacorta Brut Millesimato 2008, Bellavista) and Tajima beef with confit shallot and Chanterelle mushrooms or black cod with sea urchin and romanesco (Super Tuscan Rosso Toscana 2012, Petra).

WHERE: 55 Market Street MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 6.30pm PRICE: $118++ a person (five-course wine-pairing menu with welcome canapes) TEL: 6877-6965 INFO: E-mail book@osteriaart.com (book by Mon)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 11, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Food'. Subscribe