We bring you the exclusive scoop on what’s hot and buzzing in the wine and dine department this month, so you won’t be left behind. From the latest watering holes to new restaurants in town – it’s time to plan your next night out!
Enjoy a taste of local heritage at Folklore (Level 2, 700 Beach Road), housed in Park Hotel Group’s newest venture, Destination Singapore Beach Road. A brainchild of Chef Damian D’Silva, the restaurant’s specialties include Singgang ($20), an Eurasian dish of wolf herring cooked in a non-spicy paste. Another must-try is Mulligatawny ($14), an Anglo-Indian dish of shredded chicken and spices in a chicken broth.
#2 Wine & Chef
Started by the people behind wine retailer SG Wine Cellar, Wine & Chef incorporates Mod-Sin cuisine and boutique Italian wines in its cosy 48-seater space. Visiting with friends? Don’t leave without trying the curry pork knuckle ($20) – a huge sharing platter of beautifully braised pork knuckle drenched in an aromatic homemade curry and achar (pickled vegetables).
#3 TONO Cevicheria
Founded by Peruvian Chef Daniel Chavez, TONO Cevicheria (#01-49 Duo Galleria, 7 Fraser Street) serves authentic Peruvian dishes. Signatures include ceviches, causas (whipped potatoes, ají pepper, limes and other toppings) and lomo saltado (stir-fried beef with onions, tomatoes and potatoes).
One-Michelin-starred Japanese resto Rokukakutei has opened its first overseas branch at Odeon Towers (#01-01, 331 North Bridge Road). The 40-seater, helmed by Chef Hideyuki Tanada, offers kushikatsu – Japanese deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables.
#5 COMO Cuisine
COMO Dempsey has opened its fourth restaurant: COMO Cuisine (18A Dempsey Road). Designed by world-renowned architect and designer, Paola Navone, the family-friendly space has a seating capacity of 75 indoors and 20 at the al fresco dining area. A private dining room that can seat eight to 20 guests is also available for business luncheons or intimate dinners. The menu, which refreshes from time to time, includes perennial favourites like the Big Raw Salad.
#6 PS. Cafe One Fullerton
The seventh and largest outlet of PS. Cafe is launching at One Fullerton (#02-03B/04, 1 Fullerton Road) in end August, boasting a 160-seater space and sweeping views of the Marina. Apart from the restaurant’s signature dishes, fans can also look forward to new seafood items inspired by the waterfront location.
#7 Tapas Club
Enjoy classic Spanish tapas without breaking the bank at the newly opened Tapas Club in Orchard Central (#02-13 to 15, 181 Orchard Road). Highlights include the Croquetas de Jamon (ham, chicken and egg croquettes), patatas bravas (deep-freid potato cubes with spicy bravas and aioli sauce) and gambas al ajillo (prawns sautéed with garlic and parsley), with each dish ranging from $9.90 to $25.
#8 Junior Bar
The team behind 28 HongKong Street and Crackerjack has launched a new bar, Junior. Located at 43 Tanjong Pagar Road, the exclusive, ten-seater space will present two original concepts each year, where guests can get a chance to discover new spirits and imbibe bespoke cocktails. The first concept lined up is NORMA (short for Norma Oficial Mexicana), which celebrates authentic agave spirits with over 100 bottles of fine tequila, mezcal, and lesser known spirits of Mexico. Not sure what to order? Opt for a flight ($45 to $65), which gets you three tasting portions.
#9 Lady M (South Beach)
Delicate crepe cakes, pretty café interiors and tons of natural lighting? Yes please! Lady M has opened a new boutique at South Beach Avenue (#01-17, 26 Beach Road), ticking all the boxes as the perfect mid-day meeting spot. Exclusive to the branch is the Earl Grey Mille Crepes ($9.50 a slice): earl grey tea-infused light cream in between Lady M’s signature paper-thin crepes, topped with a tea glaze.
#10 The Imaginarium of Disco David
For something a little different, check out this concept by nomadic theatre group And So Forth. Titled “The Imaginarium of Disco David”, the interactive show – held in a secret venue – is followed by a four-course meal and a complimentary cocktail. We’re not spoiling the surprise here; leave the rest of the details to your imagination!
#11 Magnum Pleasure Store
Heads up, ice cream lovers: the first flagship Magnum Pleasure Store has opened its doors at ION Orchard (#B2-07)! Customise your favourite creation with 18 different toppings, from classics like chopped almonds to adventurous options like goji berries. Each creation ($8 for three toppings) is hand-crafted and comes perfected with a Magnum chocolate drizzle of your choice.
Psst… National Day alert! In lieu of Singapore’s birthday, Jamie’s Italian has rolled out a special dish – Chicken & Rice Jamie’s Style ($19.65). Available from 1 to 13 August, this dish takes inspiration from the oh-so popular chicken rice. Featuring oven-roasted, free-range chicken atop stock-infused carnaroli rice, broccolini and homemade chilli dressing, this is one hearty meal to try this month!
Still hungry? Indulge in hearty breakfast fare!