Showing posts with label Bar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bar. Show all posts

Thursday, October 19, 2023

CAPASSO - Modern Italian Restaurant With Unique Pastas & Well-Executed Meats

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CAPASSO is the new kid in the Telok Ayer/Amoy area which is already home to countless restaurants and bars. Helmed by Chef Fernando Arevalo, a familiar name in the local food scene, CAPASSO is a fearless and bold outfit that pushes out contemporary Italian dishes inspired by memories of Chef Fernando's granddad. The restaurant, which also boasts an extensive selection of wines, whiskies, and yummy cocktails, strives to provide an equal space where women can explore and enjoy whiskies alongside their male counterparts. I love that CAPASSO understands and values the tastes of ladies, and is here to smash the stereotype of whiskies being a drink more suited to the palate of men. Hurray to that!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

LeVel33 - Gorgeous Space, Brilliant Views, Talented New Chef, Even Better Food

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The world's highest urban microbrewery aims to set tastebuds ablaze with a refreshed menu curated by a talented new chef, all while still pleasing discerning palates with tasty house-brewed beers. Chef Jake, who cut his teeth at big names such as Salt Grill, is now the man of the hour, and his brilliance shines brightly in a new 6-course Contembrewery Menu ($148++/pax) that should not be missed. Committed to using sustainably-sourced produce and produce procured from as close to home as possible, Chef Jake masterfully highlights the top quality produce which will have you spellbound from the get-go.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Binary - New Restaurant at Palais Renaissance With One of the Best Breads & Cocktails in Singapore

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The binary star appears as a single star but is in actual fact 2 stars that are so close to each other that they seem to shine as one. Inspired by the binary Star, Binary showcases Western and Asian dishes side by side and allows them to shine even brighter in complementary fashion. In addition, the restaurant occupies a prominent space at 01-01 of Palais Renaissance, echoing the binary code of 0 and 1. You have to agree that the restaurant can't be anymore aptly named! Opened by the same group that manages big names such as Sushi Kimura, Binary seems enroute to become one of the most popular kids in Orchard. Rocking a full house on a Monday evening, the casual restaurant boasts a straightforward menu of star ingredients presented in both Western and Asian style. So, even though the menu looks lean, you're looking at double the number of dishes available due to 2 cooking styles offered for each key ingredient. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Butcher's Block - Exciting New Weekend Brunch Menu With International Flavours by Chef Jordan Keao

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Butcher's Block is known for its wood-fired meats and grills, and an impressive selection of wines that's been hand-picked by an expert sommelier. Crowds flock here for a lovely dinner set in a beautiful dining room dressed in the most gorgeous shade of blue. But do you also know that Butcher's Block is also open for brunch on weekends as well? At the helm of Butcher's Block is Chef Jordan Keao, a talented chef who was formerly cooking up a storm at Burnt Ends. 

He has breathed new life into the weekend menu with palate-pleasing brunch favourites cleverly amped up with international flavours. 

Are you ready to see what's in store?

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Tiffin Room x The Elephant Room - North Indian Cuisine Meets Indian-Influenced Cocktails

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Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel Singapore is rounding off a series of successful collaborations with an enchanting showcase of specially-curated off-menu dishes and well-crafted cocktails from The Elephant Room (4 courses + 4 cocktails for only $118/guest). We definitely are no stranger to wine pairings but Indian cuisine paired with Indian-influenced cocktails? That might just be a first! 
 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

(CLOSED)OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse - The Best New Restaurant in Singapore 2021

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When BBR by Alain Ducasse first opened its doors at Raffles Hotel Singapore back in 2019, I was beyond excited. After trying the food and drinks for the very first time there, I was obsessed. I couldn't even get a reservation after the opening night. Unfortunately, shortly after their grand opening, covid hit and the spacious and beautiful restaurant had to close. It's been more than a year since and the restaurant has recently reopened as OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse, focusing on ingredients sourced from the Italian Riviera.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Lady M Champagne Bar - Lady M's First Champagne Bar in the World has Opened in ION Orchard

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Lady M is a household name. Most of all would have at least tried their signature mille crepe cakes, which  the brand is famous for, but have you tried their savoury items before? Well, I haven't, until I visited their newest and sixth outlet in Singapore, Lady M Champagne Bar, on the third level of ION Orchard. Furnished with plush seats, marble tables, and gold finishings, Lady M's first ever champagne bar in the world promises a luxurious tea time where patrons can indulge in delicious champagne, exquisite cakes and outlet-exclusive signatures. 
 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Raffles Courtyard Teams Up With FatFuku to Present Outstanding Modern Peranakan Dishes

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If you still haven't scored a highly-coveted seat at the table of FatFuku (Annette Tan), you might find yourself dancing to the news of her signature dishes making an appearance at Raffles Courtyard's second installation of collaborations with private dining chefs. Phase 2 Heightened Alert definitely dampened all our spirits, and FatFuku's exciting collaboration with Raffles Courtyard was put on a semi-hold, as a few of her dishes were made available for delivery via Raffles Grab and Go. Now that the restrictions have been gently lifted, and we can dine out in a small party of 2, it's time to make a reservation at Raffles Courtyard, because trust me, you wouldn't want to miss what FatFuku has in store. And you only have a little shy of 2 weeks (till 2 July) to snag a taste of Annette's inspiring and impressive modern takes on traditional Peranakan family recipes.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Kakiin Oyster Bar - Cozy New Japanese Izakaya in Orchard Plaza with Good Food

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Kakiin Oyster Bar is a cozy Japanese izakaya in Orchard Plaza which accommodates 8-10 people in each seating. We made a reservation online for the 615pm seating but realised that it was already half full when we got there punctually. I later realised that the seatings run from 530pm - 8pm, and from 815pm - 1030pm. As everyone is seated at the counter, we could all watch the Japanese chef, and his 2 assistants, hard at work while navigating skillfully around the tiny kitchen. Even though the space is small, it did not reek of oil, or left us smelling like a walking bbq or fryer after we were done with the meal.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

NIXTA - Impressive New Mexican Restaurant on Amoy Street (They Have the Best Churros in Singapore!)

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Taking over the spot that Ding Dong occupied for years is Nixta, a new upscale Mexican grill and Bar brought to you by the same folks behind the well-loved Blue Label Pizza. While the restaurant has been around for a couple of months, little has been spoken about them online, and they don't even have a geotag on Instagram! We discovered it a few months ago as it caught our eye as we were just strolling past. We browsed the menu then, and made a mental note to return some day. And here we were. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

LeVeL33 - Value-For-Money Executive Set Lunch at World's Highest Urban Microbrewery

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Perched on level 33(of course) of MBFC, LeVeL 33 is the world's highest microbrewery. Setting up of this place was a real tough job because the giant tanks required for the brewing of the beer couldn't fit into the elevators. Imagine the amount of work needed to lift numerous tanks up by cranes to the 33rd floor! Talk about dedication! Apart from brewing their own beer, the brewery does pretty solid food, and might possibly be best known for its spectacular view of the Marina bay area, where crowds most often gather for fireworks display come New Year's Eve or National Day. LeVeL33 is also known for their value-for-money Executive Set Lunch which runs from Monday to Friday.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Avenue 87 - New Modern Asian Restaurant on Amoy Street

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Avenue 87 is the newest kid on Amoy Street, and the brainchild of 2 Singaporean boys, Glen and Alex, who were born in 1987, and who grew up in Hougang Avenue 8 and 7 respectively. Hence, the name Avenue 87 seemed more than apt. With strong culinary backgrounds and stints at reputable dining establishments, the two came together again after their last working partnership at Tippling Club years ago. Even though Glen is based in Shanghai at the moment, he and Alex managed to work seamlessly together, virtually, to craft the modern Asian menu which is inspired by familiar flavours of childhood and their favourites dishes. The duo elevates local favourites with finesse and contemporary takes, while using ingredients from local and regional partners Are you ready to go on a nostalgic journey with Avenue 87?

Monday, October 22, 2018

Zafferano - The Saturday Italian Table Brunch with Free Flow Champagne!

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Indulging in a hearty brunch seems to be what most Singaporeans get up to over the weekends. But what's better than a hearty brunch? Well, if you ask me, an Italian brunch which comes with a free-flow of delicious treats, wine, and champagne certainly sounds more enticing! Zafferano's popular Saturday brunch has made a comeback due to overwhelming demand. Perched on the 43rd storey of Ocean Financial Centre, the elegant restaurant promises a tantalising spread of classic Italian delights that will satisfy even the biggest eater, and the hungriest diner.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Botanico at The Garage - New Chef, New Locally-Inspired Creations

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Ever since Botanico opened its doors, it has been on my list of recommended places to go. Set amidst lush greenery, the restaurant is perfect for romantic dates, intimate family dinners, and those who just want to kick back and relax over cocktails and wine. With a new chef at its helm, Botanico has moved towards a more locally-inspired menu that is heavily influenced by Asian flavours, and built with botanical elements. The outstanding Seabass Ceviche($17), which is Chef Su's interpretation of Assam Laksa, left a really deep impression. Diced seabass is brilliantly put together with tamarind-dressed glass noodles, and a scoop of shrimp paste icecream. If there's only one dish that you can have from the menu, this has to be it. I promise that you'll fall in love with it on the very first bite

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Morton's Steakhouse Singapore - An All New Sunday Lunch Menu

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My favourite steakhouse has spiced up their Sunday Lunch Menu with tantalising new additions that will charm your socks off. Apart from the droolworthy selection of Morton's specialties and prime steaks, Morton's has kept their value-for-money three-course lunch set which goes for $98++.

Exciting new dishes include Short Rib Tacos and Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches. Morton's also pays homage to the all-time favourite BLT, with their rendition of Crab Cake BLT. Morton's might be known for their steak, but they are quite the master when it comes to seafood too. I tried their Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillet before, and was utterly mesmerized.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Bar at Morton's - Best Happy Hour Deal in Singapore! Free Steak Sandwiches!

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Morton's is a renowned steakhouse that does an incredibly mean steak. The portions are huge, the food is delicious, prices are reasonable, the ambience is lovely, and the service is impeccable — what's not to love? While their centre-cut ribeye and centre-cut filet mignon are the undeniable stars, their mortinis are equally outstanding. Morton's is more than generous with the amount of gin or vodka that they pour into your mortini glass. 3 ounces, nothing less, is a promise that they've upheld for ages, and the very reason why people keep coming back for them.

MORtini night, which runs daily, is undeniably a huge hit. It is essentially the bar's happy hour. The bar is always packed from 5pm-7pm every evening, and if you haven't been, you really should! Grab a signature mortini (Cosmopolitan, Appletini, Chocolate Mortini, Lycheetini) at just $15.95, and enjoy complimentary steak sandwiches! The Singapore outlet is the only outlet in the whole world that still sends out free steak sandwiches! If this is not the hottest, and the best happy hour deal in Singapore, I don't know what is. $15.95 for a REAL cocktail served in a legit martini glass, with 3 ounces of gin/vodka is a steal enough. But Morton's still wants to spoil you with filet mignon sandwiches. Oh my, how do I stop loving you, Morton's?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Summerhouse - The Ultimate Garden Paradise Offers New Experiences

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The Summerhouse has just turned one, and the past year has been a glorious one indeed. Stepping into its second year, The Summerhouse has introduced attractive transformations, and is offering more enchanting experiences. The Summerhouse Garden Domes, which are dressed in Bohemian, Scandinavian, or Lounge themes, have been really popular since their launch. Numerous marriage proposals have been held in them, and you can imagine how in demand the domes were when Valentine's Day came around. The edible garden has also blossomed spectacularly, and has been an essential source of ingredients for the culinary team which has just refreshed their menu.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

(CLOSED) Le Binchotan - Amazing Japanese-French Creations with a Rich Smokiness

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Le Binchotan has been around for awhile now, but the new chef-owner, Jeremmy, who have had stints at Iggy's and Sola, has refreshed things, injected more goodness into the food, and is bringing even more to the table. The name Le Binchotan is a combination of a French word, and a Japanese word, and this captures the essence of the restaurant perfectly. The restaurant specialises in Japanese-French flavours that are elevated with a trademark smokiness that can only be achieved with the use of binchotan, a rare and expensive charcoal.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

WAKANUI Grill Dining Singapore - Delicious Ocean Beef and Spring Lamb!

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WAKANUI is a big name in Tokyo, and should be no stranger to all who have been to Tokyo and were in search of a great steakhouse. I chanced upon WAKANUI when I was in Tokyo, but unfortunately did not get a chance to dine there, so imagine my joy when I realised that the very WAKANUI at Marina One (the only overseas franchise) is almost an exact replica of the one in Tokyo. WAKANUI is situated on the fourth level of the West Tower of Marina One — in a glass capsule — and is designed by the same architect who designed the Tokyo restaurant. Japanese influences can be observed throughout the restaurant and muted earthy hues have been brought together brilliantly to create a beautiful restaurant that exudes a captivating calmness and serenity. The interior of the restaurant might be largely Japanese, but the menu is all about the freshest and the best from New Zealand.