Experience German and British gastronomy reinvented At Jaan

Experience German and British gastronomy reinvented At Jaan

Food, Restaurants
For  today's lunch or dinner, make your way up to one-Michelin-starred Jaan on the 70th floor of Swissotel. The restaurant's executive chef Kirk Westaway will be collaborating with the venerable chef Joachim Wissler of Germany’s Vendome for a special meal. Vendome was awarded with three Michelin stars and ranked No. 66 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, is located in Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, near Cologne. One of Germany’s top chefs, Wissler is well-known for his development of ‘New German Cuisine.’ He melds classic dishes with creativity and modernity, while pushing the boundaries for new (and forgotten) ingredients, techniques and flavours. Meanwhile, Westaway has also embarked on his culinary journey of ‘Reinventing British’. The British chef has been sourcing a variety of fine seasonal ingredients from the UK for his innovative menus. [caption id="attachment_14464" align="alignnone" width="810"] Right: Wissler,…
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5 Singapore restaurants curate Krug Champagne pairings with fish

5 Singapore restaurants curate Krug Champagne pairings with fish

Boozy, Drink
[caption id="attachment_14078" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Enjoy Krug champagne with Zafferano's antipasti[/caption] Now into its fourth year, the "From Forest to Fork" food and champagne pairing series, marries expertly crafted dishes with the Krug's Grande Cuvee. This time, Krug has chosen the versatile fish as the hero. Previous editions saw culinary inventions of the humble potato, egg and mushroom. Five restaurants in Singapore champion the single ingredient in their special menu, while drawing inspiration from the Maison’s unique approach to Champagne creation. The Krug & Fish initiative happening from now till 15 November 2018 will take diners on a delicious journey at the following places: Tippling Club, Gunther’s, Zafferano, Nami and Jiu Zhuang. Their special fish dishes are created to perfectly complement the bold flavours of Krug Grande Cuvée 166. [caption id="attachment_14076"…
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Nouri x Mark Best 4 hands dinner for the first time in Singapore

Nouri x Mark Best 4 hands dinner for the first time in Singapore

Food, Restaurants
One Michelin-starred Nouri invites Mark Best, one of Sydney's most well-known chefs, to Singapore for a special 4 hands collaboration on 5 September, Wednesday at 7pm. An icon of the new Australian cuisine, Mark Best will showcase his highly inventive cooking at the Telok Ayer restaurant. He recently closed his award-winning 17-year-old restaurant Marque on 30 June. The restaurant had garnered three hats in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide for 10 years running. [caption id="attachment_13957" align="aligncenter" width="466"] Mark Best[/caption] The dishes that Best and Nouri’s chef-owner Ivan Brehm will be preparing at this 4 hands dinner will include Oyster and Grilled Sea Foam, Honeyed Prawn and Its Custard, Black Grouper and Fish Milk with Lacto fermented Potatoes, Poached Chicken Breast with Spring Onion, Jalapeno Emulsion and Charred Leek,…
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Coming Soon: Raffles Hotel Singapore’s New Restaurants by Alain Ducasse and Anne-Sophie Pic

Coming Soon: Raffles Hotel Singapore’s New Restaurants by Alain Ducasse and Anne-Sophie Pic

Food, New Openings, Restaurants
Hold on to your seats! The soon to be re-launched Raffles Hotel Singapore has unveiled  its new line-up of dining experiences, fusing the hotel’s well-known culinary traditions with contemporary concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Diners can finally look forward to these culinary ‘firsts’ when the iconic hotel reopens. BBR by Alain Ducasse [caption id="attachment_13687" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Capon Magro - BBR by Alain Ducasse[/caption] Bar & Billiard Room (BBR) continues to evolve with a new chapter by acclaimed Chef Alain Ducasse. The top-notch French chef will be presenting his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world. At BBR by Alain Ducasse, dishes inspired by Mediterranean tables: Portugal, Spain, Italy and France, will be showcased. Expect a range of sharing plates and regular-sized dishes at this convivial spot, which features an open kitchen with charcoal grills and…
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Where top Singaporean chefs get their favourite durians this season

Where top Singaporean chefs get their favourite durians this season

Food, Ingredients, People
Some people eat it with rice, some with their bare hands. We find out how chefs enjoy their durians, and where they get their durian fix. This year, we've been lucky to have a surplus of durians, thanks to Malaysia’s hot weather. Durian stalls here are loaded with a variety of cultivars, and everyone including our local chefs are enjoying them. Woo Wai Leong, chef-owner Restaurant Ibid Favourite varieties: I go to Combat Durian on Balestier Road for the great range of varieties. I like Mao Shan Wang for its size and bittersweet taste…. I really enjoy XO durian for that almost alcoholic, fermented aftertaste. Not for everyone but if you do like it . . . very delectable. I was recently introduced to Red Prawn. It's sticky sweet flavour…
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Thai Airways Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Desserts

Thai Airways Celebrates Mother’s Day with Special Desserts

Check In, Travel
Planning a trip to Bangkok this weekend? Thai Airways International (THAI) celebrates Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign’s Birthday and Mother’s Day 2018 by serving special desserts prepared by THAI’s chefs to passengers travelling on 12 August 2018. Royal Silk Class and Economy Class passengers who are travelling on all domestic flights to and from Bangkok (except for flight TG226 Phuket-Bangkok) will be offered Thai Dessert “Aa-Lua” in a Jasmine-printed cloth bag. Passengers in Royal First Class, Royal Silk Class, and Economy Class will be served white chocolate and Jasmine mousse on all international flights that depart from Bangkok (except flights departing to the Middle East and South Asia), during lunch and dinner meal services. For further information, reservations, and ticketing, please visit thaiairways.com or call the THAI Contact Center at…
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Watch the National Day 2018 Fireworks at These Bars

Watch the National Day 2018 Fireworks at These Bars

Boozy, Drink
Southbridge Southbridge at Boat Quay is a great option to enjoy drinks, bites and the fireworks on 9 August. From 5pm -12am, the rooftop bar will be offering a special selection of a la carte bar food such as oysters brightened with chilli, garlic and calamansi sauce or ponzu and yuzu sauce, wagyu beef sliders, tuna tataki and grilled bikini sandwich with truffle and smoked pancetta. Wash these down with a Singapore-inspired cocktail such as Tropical Singapura made with Phraya Thai rum, mango puree, homemade watermelon and coconut syrup, ginger beer and lavender bitters or Singapore Swing – Southbridge Sichuan pepper-infused vodka, Dom benedictine, maraschino, lime and momo juice 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop, S(049868). Tel: 6877 6965. Website here   Smoke and Mirrors At this National Gallery bar, you’ll not only get…
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MBS Opens New Italian Restaurant Nostra Cucina after Osteria Mozza’s closure

MBS Opens New Italian Restaurant Nostra Cucina after Osteria Mozza’s closure

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_13575" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Nostra Cucina Mortadella Pizza[/caption] When one door closes, another opens – literally. After putting up the shutters for both Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza on 27 July, Marina Bay Sands reopens Nostra Cucina in the same space on 1 August. They’ve also done some refurbishing, so the new concept will sport a refreshed look. The kitchen, helmed by the same chef and team, will be rolling out well-loved Italian pastas and hearty pizzas. Peter Birks, executive chef says: "My team and I are looking forward to unveil a new chapter at Nostra Cucina (meaning: ‘Our Kitchen”). I'm sure the synergy we have built as a team over the years will enable us to deliver an authentic Italian experience that will excite diners." [caption id="attachment_13576" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Nostra…
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What to Eat at One-Michelin-Star Meta before it moves

What to Eat at One-Michelin-Star Meta before it moves

Food, Restaurants
Modern Korean/Asian restaurant Meta has been at its present Keong Saik location since November 2015. But come September, it will move a few doors down to take over the bigger, brighter space that Luxe used to occupy. After running the hotspot for almost three years, chef-owner Sun Kim acknowledges that that he has finally found his point of view. His cuisine, underpinned by refined European techniques and Korean flavours, has evolved. Some of his new creations now  incorporate a bunch of Southeast Asian and local ingredients. [caption id="attachment_13226" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Confit beetroot with foie gras mousse, topped with beetroot and port wine puree and crispy puffed buckwheat, and finished with basil oil.[/caption] For the tasting menus, diners can choose between five and seven courses. But to kick off, you are first presented…
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Where to go for a satisfying dim sum lunch this weekend

Where to go for a satisfying dim sum lunch this weekend

Food, Restaurants
[caption id="attachment_13068" align="aligncenter" width="653"] Xin Cuisine's adorable dim sum creations[/caption] Xin Cuisine The dim sum lunch buffet at Xin Cuisine, Holiday Inn Atrium, is especially popular on weekends. The All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum selection features a variety of unique steamed and fried items such as steamed crab meat and dried scallop xiao long bao, Xin‘s Special Sweet, Sour and Spicy Dumpling, crystal dumpling with fresh mushrooms and macadamia nuts, pan-fried chicken and cheese pancake, deep-fried duck roll with salted egg yolk, and many more. There are also the more substantial dim sum specialties (three items per table) to choose from, including charcoal grilled pork collar, deep-fried boneless chicken with champagne sauce or roasted duck platter and others. On top of that, each person can select one soup (Sichuan hot and sour seafood soup, or nourishing superior chicken…
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