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.
• Jones the Grocer has opened a new outlet at 111 Somerset (#01-03). The 50-seater serves freshly baked pastries and breakfast dishes like eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes and an all-new green breakfast bowl for the health-conscious. You’ll also find a retail section stocking a curated range of local and international pantry staples.
• The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (B2- 02, Canal Level) welcomes Tim Ho Wan’s flagship restaurant! Expect some new dishes like black truffle and quail egg siew mai, Maine lobster radish cake and premium crab rolls.
• Fans of popular London chain Burger & Lobster, rejoice: the brand has opened its second Singapore outlet in the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore (#01-25, Raffles Arcade). The new restaurant is three times larger than its first outlet in Jewel Changi Airport, and has exclusive menu offerings like laksa lobster ($70) and lobster rosti ($18).
• European-inspired patisserie Origin + Bloom has opened its doors at the hotel lobby of Marina Bay Sands. Heading the menu is Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Benites, who has almost 20 years of experience working in reputable establishments including Pierre Hermé Paris. Look forward to an elegant spread of handcrafted pastries, sandwiches, coffee and more.
Celebrating a special occasion this month? Whether it’s a wedding anniversary, a birthday dinner or a romantic date night, VUE is one stunning spot you don’t want to miss. Perched on the penthouse of OUE Bayfront, the rooftop restaurant bar offers incredible views of the MBS and beyond.
If you’re wondering why the location sounds familiar, it’s because the dining establishment recently took over the space of the now defunct Me@OUE! The new menu, though, is more refined with a focus on premium ingredients. Steak lovers will enjoy the A4 Emperor “Kokuou” Wagyu (from $108), grass-fed from the Kyushu Island in Japan and grilled over the restaurant’s signature binchotan. Not a fan of beef? There are other options on the seasonal à la carte including porcini risotto ($40) with miso-marinated foie gras and crispy sage.
From 25 November to 31 December, VUE is running a four-course tasting menu ($138 per person) – we loved the Chestnut dessert: cocoa nibs tuile, raspberry, white chocolate snow, truffle chestnut ice-cream.
Brand new brunch
If you love a boozy weekend brunch as much as we do, you’ll be thrilled to know PS.Cafe Ann Siang Hill has introduced a brand new menu (available from 9.30am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays). It’s made up of an array of à la carte sharing dishes and the option of free-flow prosecco, wine, beer and cocktails for two hours (from when the first drink order is placed). Our handsdown “must” is the sinfully good grilled cheese toasties with smoky tomato soup ($12) – yum! We also love the Impossible brioche sliders ($14) with cheddar (try pairing them with a signature PS Bloody Mary!), the seared Sumac sirloin ($14) with pickled onions, dukkah spice and smoked yoghurt, and the smashed avocado toast ($12). Go with a group so you can try a selection – there are too many goodies not to taste!
45 Ann Siang Road, #02-02. 9797 0648 | pscafe.com
Get holiday ready?
If you’re keen to ace those holiday parties at home, Expat Kitchen’s got some classes to get you started! On 19 November (10am to 1pm), “Festive Entertaining” will have participants learning to make a seasonal menu of cranberry and brie puffs, roasted lamb with potatoes and mint sauce, Christmas trifle and more. Then, on 26 November (10am to 1pm), the “Turkey & Trimmings” course will teach how to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner with roast turkey and apricot stuffing, gravy and sides. There’s also a kids’ Christmas baking class on 14 December (10.30am to 12pm), where mini chefs can create reindeer cupcakes, Grinch fruit sticks and other festive treats in the Expat Kitchen cooking studio.
(9 Norris Road, #02-01). For more details, visit expat-kitchen.com.
Cheese lovers, rejoice!
You can now enjoy cheese on almost everything from the Nando’s menu, from the signature flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken to the wraps and even the starters! Begin with the cheesy Peri-Peri loaded chips, then tuck into the crispy cheese pulled chicken pita, generously stuffed with chicken, oven-baked cheese, greens and mayo. And if all that isn’t enough, you can request for extra cheese on the side!
Love cauliflower? Nando’s has also just added a new veggie side, caulimash, to its existing range.
Eight outlets islandwide. nandos.com.sg
The 2019 Singapore Michelin Star list is out, foodies! The coveted three-star accolade went to Les Amis and Odette, while the two-star honour was given to Zén (making its debut on the list) and Saint Pierre (up from one star), as well as Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa and Waku Ghin. One star was awarded to a total of 37 Singapore eateries, including seven new restaurant entries: Telok Ayer-based Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Lerouy (modern French), Buona Terra (Italian), Terra (“Tokyo-Italian” cuisine), Restaurant JAG (French), Table65 at Resorts World Sentosa, French-Asian Meta (considered new because of its relocation to Keong Saik), Cheek Bistro (previously Cheek by Jowl) and Vianney Massot Restaurant (formerly Bacchanalia). For the full list, visit guide.michelin.com/sg
A Sensory Experience
In a rut with couch meals and takeaway? Take date night to the next level with a theatrical culinary adventure by Le Petit Chef at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. Powered by 3D projection mapping, themed music, props and a show presenter from Mezza9 restaurant, this dining experience promises to deliver a sensory treat as it follows the footsteps of Marco Polo across the Silk Road through a six-course meal ($188), coupled with wine and champagne pairing ($88). Each session is limited to an intimate 16 guests, with three seatings daily at 12.30pm, 6pm and 8.30pm. Bookings run until 30 December. For more information, visit lepetitchef.asia.
Pinot Palooza, Australia’s largest Pinot Noir festival, returns to Singapore for its third edition on 23 November at 72-13 Theatreworks (72 Mohamed Sultan Road). The event will feature over 100 pinots from wineries in Australia, New Zealand, France, the US and more, plus pinot-pairing food and a vermouth bar. The $65 ticket includes all tastings (no tokens needed!) and a take-home wine glass. For tickets and more details, visit pinotpalooza.sg.
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