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 newest watering holes to the latest restaurant openings. Time to plan your next night out!
Thai-inspired Halal resto Blue Jasmine sits on the fifth floor of the newly opened Park Hotel Farrer Park (10 Farrer Park Station Road), serving up a series of sharing plates. Items include familiar classics with a twist, like prawn pad Thai, beef green curry and crispy seabass.
Coriander Leaf Grill
Located in the heart of the vibrant Ann Siang neighbourhood (12 Ann Siang), this mod-Asian restaurant serves interesting starters such as the smoked duck tossed with red pepper marmalade salad ($18) and charcoal grill mains like the 250g dry-aged USDA prime rib-eye steak with wakame-koji butter ($39).
Featuring chic black and red décor against wood furnishings, reminiscent of a 1960s New York backstreet club, Lulu’s Lounge (7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel) is an up-and-coming hotspot for those looking to unwind in fancy fashion. Look forward to live jazz music, dance performances and retro DJ acts, when the lounge opens its doors on Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 9pm to 6am. There’s a wide array of signature cocktails available on the menu, from fruity to creamy to classics with a twist. If you like your tipple on the sweeter end, go for the Lulu and Louie Forever ($26), a simple mixture of Hendrick’s gin, cucumber water, mint and lemon juice.
Located in the trendy Tanjong Pagar locale at 55 Tras Street, this new kid on the block stands out with a simple yet eye-catching neon sign reading “Fine Birds & Sake”. The casual 40-seater offers a range of awesome yakitori, including grilled skewers of beef skirt ($6.50) and sasami ($4.5) – chicken breast with a tangy, addictive ume (plum) dressing. If you’re visiting with friends, don’t miss the liver mousse ($16), an excellent interpretation of a traditional pâté starter, paired with freshly fried mantou buns and yuzu marmalade.
The team behind Neon Pigeon and Fat Prince has opened a brand-new venture, Summerlong. The new “city beach” cafe and bar at The Quayside (#01-04, 60 Robertson Quay) offers fresh and healthy fare inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean basin. Food-wise, look forward to small plates and dips, hearty grub like a seafood platter, and a whole grill section with fish and prime meat cuts.