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. The newest watering holes, latest restaurant openings and revamped menus – get planning!
#1 ATLAS Bar’s interior is blowing our minds!
Fine champagnes, splendid spirits and tasty tipples, all in a Great Gatsby-esque setting? Count us in! A celebration of the Art Deco period, this ultra-grand lobby and bar is unlike any other. Housed in our very own “Gotham Building”, otherwise known as Parkview Square, the restaurant offers European cuisine by Executive Chef Daniele Sperindio, while the bar is helmed by Roman Foltan and Carla Soares, both formerly of London’s award-winning Artesian at The Langham. That’s about all we’ll reveal for now, so if you want the lowdown on our experience, check out our review.
#2 Meat Smith and Cocotte team up for pop-up
Modern smokehouse Meat Smith has teamed up with communal French dining house Cocotte to create an exclusive three-month-long pop-up (February to April) at the quirky Wanderlust Hotel. On the menu are fusion items like onion bajji and smoked yoghurt ($6), crab and uni biryani ($25) and banana roti sundae ($8). Read all about it in our review!
#3 25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar opens at Hotel G
Gourmet burger joint 25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar has been serving signature burgers in Hollywood, Los Angeles, since 2004, and it’s now in Singapore. Housed in the new Hotel G, the restaurant also offers specialty cocktails and spiked shakes. Psst… keep your eyes peeled for our review in May.
Also located in the hotel, Ginett is a new all-day bistro-style restaurant and wine bar. Look forward to happy hour prices all day, and choose from over 15 varieties of wine, sparkling or champagne, all starting from a wallet-friendly price of $6 per glass and $30 per bottle.
#4 We’re downloading…the Cheers App
Did someone say one-for-one drinks? If you love your drinks as much as we do, you’ll be equally stoked about the Entertainer app’s newest launch, Cheers. With this app, you can score hundreds of one-for-one and two-for-two drink deals ranging from house pours and bottles of wine, beer and spirits, to cocktails and beer jugs, exclusively redeemable at popular restaurants, bars and nightspots across town. For a limited time only, get the app at a massively discounted price of $60 (usual price, $125) when you check out!
#5 Waitrose available in Cold Storage next month!
Fans of the popular British brand, take note: look out for the launch of the premium Waitrose 1 line, when it’s officially (and exclusively) out in all Cold Storage, Market Place and Jasons stores next month! We’ve got our eyes on the tartlets and teas…
#6 Brand new menu at Hai Tien Lo
This award-winning Cantonese restaurant has launched a spanking new à la carte menu, with highlights like braised Australian fresh whole abalone, deep-fried crispy prawns with mango and pomelo sauce, and steamed scallops stuffed with prawn paste in crab meat and roe. Prices start $12 for à la carte items and $8 for desserts.
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore, Level Three
6826 8338 | panpacific.com/en/hotels-resorts/singapore/marina.html
#7 New dishes at Carvers & Co.
A hidden gem in culture-rich Katong, this meaty spot has rolled out new items on its brunch, lunch and dinner menus. We’re looking to the pulled pork waffle ($16), featuring sous vide pulled pork, Sriracha and sunny-side eggs on top of a waffle, as well as the Bombass beer beef short ribs ($23), tender short ribs marinated in Trappist dark ale, then slow-cooked for 24 hours. Psst… For more meaty meals, check out our latest meat-centric guide.
#8 Mitzo Restaurant and Bar revamps menu
This progressive Cantonese dining spot has revamped its à la carte menu, with new dishes including venison with asparagus in a black pepper and mint sauce, and stir-fried lobster claw in petai sauce, alongside current fan favourites like truffle roast duck.
#9 Neon Pigeon adds 13 new dishes
Known for its izakaya sharing plates and original cocktails, this Japanese-inspired restaurant launches a new menu this month. Chef Justin Hammond has created 13 new dishes designed with elements of surprise, including duck liver okonomiyaki (an omelette-pancake with cabbage), octopus leg, and Japanese citrus curd, made with sudachi limes, yuzu juice, meringue, toasted buckwheat and fresh shiso leaves.
#10 Peanut and ice cream? Dessert Story’s on to a winner.
Fans of the popular Taiwanese peanut ice cream roll can now savour it at Dessert Story. Just like a spring roll, this ice-cream wrap comes with peanut candy shavings (air-flown from Taiwan) and coriander, which gives it an aromatic and refreshing lift. Available from April onwards. Six outlets islandwide.
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