Wondering where to eat in Singapore? Every month we bring you the scoop on what’s hot and buzzing across town – from the latest brunch spot to new menus at old favourites, as well as new restaurants and bars.
• Michelin-starred restaurant Whitegrass at Chijmes has reopened with Takuya Yamashita now heading up the kitchen. Previously of Tokyo’s Ciel et Sol, Chef Takuya combines his classical French culinary background and inspirations from nature to create five- and eight-course degustation menus.
• Avenue Singapore (2 Bayfront Avenue, Basement 3) is Marina Bay Sands’ latest opening. Based on Avenue venues in the US, the swanky lounge boasts a private section with two mini bowling alley lanes, as well as a gaming room with a pool table and vintage arcade machines. As for cocktails, guests can choose from modern classics ($22 each) like Just Another Sling, which involves a gula melaka twist on the Singapore Sling.
• For Japanese omakase, head to Jimoto Dining, which sits in a cosy shophouse at 325 Joo Chiat Road. The 14-seater is headed by Tokyo-born Chef Takahiro Sato, who has had experience in Melbourne’s Kakizaki. Dinner is priced from $55 for a five-course meal, served only from 6pm to 7pm, but there are also seven-course options (from $68) for those with bigger appetites.
• New to Dempsey is Japanese yakitori restaurant Bincho at Min Jiang (7A/B Dempsey Road), a 40-seater offering a selection of grilled meats and vegetables, alongside seasonal dishes. Try the signature yasai maki (vegetable rolls): thinly sliced pork or beef wrapped around seasonal vegetables, skewered and grilled over bincho-tan charcoal.
Pool parties and bouncy houses? Been there, done that. But, pizza and mocktail-making for your kiddo’s next birthday bash? Sign us up! Little ones aged seven years and above are sure to love Peperoni Pizzeria’s private parties, where they can spend the afternoon playing chef and eating their own creations.
Priced at $35 per child (minimum of 15 children) and $10 per adult, the session includes pizza making with dough and toppings, DIY mocktails with syrup and soda, and a cake-cutting ceremony after food and beverages are served. Party décor, invitations, chef’s hats and aprons are also included, plus special certificates for each participant! The pizza party package is available at Peperoni’s Biopolis, Thomson and Suntec outlets only. For bookings or more details, email email@example.com.
New Lager to Love
Listen up, beer lovers! The expats behind locally-made bespoke beer company Trouble Brewing have launched Tuas Brewing Co. and with it comes the brand new Singapore Lager.
Created at the Tuas-based brewery by a team of local brewers, the new easy-to-drink lager is light and refreshing, and pairs well with all types of food. It’s now available on RedMart, and served at a slew of eateries across town; for a complete list of locations, visit singaporelager.com.
Curious Palette’s new menu
Known for its pretty interiors and coffee, the Prinsep Street café has rolled out a new menu with Chef Desmond Shen (from Magic Square), featuring a creative take on familiar Asian flavours. Choose from interesting starters and sides such as fried cauliflower with fish sauce caramel ($11.90) which is topped with curry powder and paired with a tangy lemon sauce. Vegetarians are not left out; get the PETA Fries ($14.90), which comes with Impossible ragout, vegan cheddar, house pickles and chives.
For mains, there’s the prawn mentaiko belacan pasta ($18.90) and the slow cooked short rib ($29.90) in burnt soy and brown butter sauce. Other new mains include the dorper lamb saddle ($26.20) and the Kuhlbarra Barramundi ($24.50). End your meal with the local-inspired kaya coffee butter toast ($9.50). Do it the local way and dip the toast into the sous vide egg and espresso soy sauce.
The Singapore Eleven
Singapore has claimed 11 spots on the 2019 list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, with Manhattan coming in at number two just behind The Old Man Hong Kong, which claimed the top spot. Also on the list are Native (#4), Atlas (#5), Jigger & Pony (#9), Tippling Club (#11), Gibson (#15), 28 Hong Kong Street (#21), Operation Dagger (#22), D.Bespoke (#25), Employees Only (#41) and The Other Room (#46).
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