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 restaurant promotions to upcoming vino events, here’s what you need to get in on!
Don’t miss Bacco Wines’ upcoming Boutique Italian Wine Fair on 10 March, from 2pm to 6pm. Apart from sampling over 20 tasting pours of organic wines from small, boutique wineries, you’ll enjoy exclusive sale prices on Bacco’s range of wines, wine glasses and wine fridges. Feeling lucky? Take part in the lucky draw to stand a chance of winning a bottle of bubbles! Psst… Enter the code “EL 318” when you’re checking out online or email the code to events@ baccowines.com to enjoy a ticket at $30 (usual price $40). The fair is held at Commis Café, #01-06, The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam Road. 6635 5747 | baccowines.com
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day present? You won’t go wrong with something from artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate maker Fossa Chocolate. We’re eyeing two newly launched flavours: lychee rose dark milk chocolate and chilli peanut praline dark chocolate. Available for a limited time only, these fine creations are great for surprising your loved ones or treating yourself. We recommend the subscription box, which gets you a monthly dose of chocolates delivered to your doorstep – ideal! From the roasting of the cacao beans to the packaging of the individual bars, these confections are handcrafted in Singapore from scratch, and produced in small batches with no nasty additives. fossachocolate.com
If you’re into cooking, check out the International Cooking Club Singapore (ICCS), a non-profit organisation that allows you to exchange recipes and make new friends. Launched in 2015, its aim is to promote cross-cultural opportunities for expats and locals alike, while helping participants to improve their culinary skills. ICCS now comprises over 300 active women from 86 countries, and over 30 cooking and baking groups that meet fortnightly to share, learn and cook. Membership is free. iccs.org.sg
What better way to welcome the Lunar New Year than to tuck into a lavish festive buff et spread at Pan Pacific Singapore’s Edge? Highlights of the feast include fresh seafood on ice, a whole roasted suckling pig, pizza with Chinese sausage and crispy bak kwa (salty-sweet dried meat), alongside an ensemble of festive sweets like yuzu cheesecake, mandarin chocolate entremet and koi fish nian gao (sticky rice cake). Dinner takes place from 15 to 17 February ($198 per person) and 18 February through 2 March (excluding Tuesday to Thursday; $92), while lunch is on 16 and 17 February ($72), plus 19 February through 2 March (excluding Sunday; $62). On 18 and 25 February, splurge on the Sunday champagne brunch ($198 and $188 respectively), which includes free-flow champagne, wines and beers. Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 3, 7 Raffles Boulevard. 6826 8240 | edgefoodtheatre.com
Here’s to Haggis!
Heads up: you can now get haggis, the national dish of Scotland, right here in Singapore! A savoury pudding traditionally made of lamb, oats, onions and spices, haggis is usually accompanied with turnips, mashed potato and Scotch whisky.
The oatmeal gives it a soft, crumbly texture similar to stuffing, as well as an earthy flavour. When combined with salt and spices, it has a spicy, rustic hint with a peppery kick. Vegetarian haggis and lamb haggis from family owned Scottish producer Macsween are currently available at Huber’s Butchery, 22 Dempsey Road. 6737 1588 | hubers.com.sg
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