Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019

Drink
Making a grand splash at Capitol Theatre on 9 May 2019 is the 2nd Annual Asia's 50 Best Bars ceremony, seeing the return of over 450 industry VIPs and cocktail enthusiasts who will be in great anticipation of this year's deserving winners. The cocktail and bar scene across Asia has only grown more competitive as of late; last year, Singapore's Manhattan at the Regent won first place, but it may have a hard time clinging on to that spot. There will also be other prizes awarded at the ceremony, including the Campari One To Watch, which recognises a bar that is not on the list, but considered a rising star in the region. The gala awards ceremony will be aired through a live stream on The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook…
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Arrival of The Old Man

Arrival of The Old Man

#thursdaytipples, Drink
Placing no. 5 on last year’s list, this contender from Hong Kong finally arrives in Singapore along Keong Saik Road, elbowing its way into our nightlife capital as a formidable foe in the cocktail scene. Their name is inspired by Hemingway's famed novel, The Old Man and The Sea, drawing on old time classics and forward-thinking innovations. Integrating museum-like decor paying homage to Hemingway with tip-top technology, The Old Man transports you into an anachronistic world where old and new clashes head on. Modelled after its flagship bar in Hong Kong, guests are greeted by a mosaic portrait of Hemingway and shelves of vintage crystal bottles and the writer’s novels as they enter. On the other hand, a customised brass column runs across the center of the bar counter; with the…
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SALT’S New Eats

SALT’S New Eats

Restaurants
Crystal Jade Jiang Nan 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-52 Vivocity, Singapore 098585 Tel: 6221 1830 Crystal Jade Jiang Nan has launched a new concept worth experiencing first-hand. Previously they focused more on dim sum delights, but now you can also enjoy Jiang Nan and Sichuan specialties from a curated menu that encourages communal dining over small plates alongside a selection of fine teas.  Many may not be familiar with the food of Jiang Nan; known as the land of rice and fish, their cuisine balances vibrancy with bursts of flavor. We can’t recommend enough the Three Delicacies Platter ($16.80) that comes with Nanjing salted duck slices, chilled spinach with fresh lily bulbs and sesame sauce, and Jiangsu smoked fish. This is the best for those who want a little taste of…
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Easter Celebrations with SALT

Easter Celebrations with SALT

Restaurants
One-Ninety Restaurant Four Seasons Hotel Singapore 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646 6831 7250 / [email protected] One-Ninety is heralding in Easter Sunday with a luxurious buffet spread featuring a Premium Seafood Tower absolutely overflowing with ocean-fresh lobsters, king crabs, and blue fin tun - to name a few - sitting atop lemongrass infused dry-ice. There’ll also be four ‘live’ stations serving up tender roasts cooked to perfection, plus a generous salad and appetisers spread, and over 20 cheeses for the true aficionados to choose from. Of course, their wonderful desserts will be included too. While the adults munch and brunch, the kids will be occupied with festive activities such as an exciting Egg-hunt and a bouncy castle at the Kids Playzone. From $188++/pax and $68++/child (5 to 11 years old) First…
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A heritage journey from home to the heart: Guccio Ristorante

A heritage journey from home to the heart: Guccio Ristorante

Restaurants
The christening of one's restaurant after a family name places immense weight on a Chef's shoulders. For Chef Marco, the Guccio name carries with it a strong sentiment of familial love that only serves to keep his passion for the culinary ablaze. It makes sense, as for him, food is meant to be cooked and shared with loved ones.  Every summer in his years growing up, Chef Marco's own family would traverse down from Milano to Calabria, where his Nonna (grandmother) continues to reside. Rather than fiddle with toys in the outdoors, a young Chef Marco could be found standing alongside his Nonna in the heat of the kitchen, helping to prepare meals for everyone. His Nonna had always said to him: 'Respect nature. Cook with patience.' This is something…
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Places to Eat This March

Places to Eat This March

Restaurants
The Botanic www.thebotanic.com.sg 252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103 Contact: 6837 0995 / [email protected] Socially-conscious gourmands will love this restaurant. With its offerings of plant-based dishes, as well as organic and free-range meat and sustainable seafood, it draws inspiration from across Asia and the Mediterranean. The Botanic's concept revolves around today's demand for more ethical dining habits as envisioned by Group Executive Chef Shannon Binnie, who has designed a menu that champions nutrient-dense superfoods and wholegrains  alongside farm-fresh produce from responsible sources. Expect flavourful combinations such as their vegetarian rendition of a traditional Scotch Egg ($15++), or the innovative Smoked Sambal Short Rib ($39++). While dining, you can also enjoy various organic and biodynamic wines, or refreshing fruit-based cocktails and mocktails. Stranger's Reunion www.strangersreunion.com 33/35…
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29 Questions with: Joshua Adjodha

29 Questions with: Joshua Adjodha

Profiles
Joshua Adjodha's background is as multifaceted as his style. Born in Brooklyn, New York to a Puerto Rican mother and a father from Saint Lucia, he grew up in the Caribbean. Growing up, Joshua helped out his aunt at her hot dog stand and was surrounded by the business of food on his paternal side of the family, who owned multiple F&B establishments across Saint Lucia. What was meant to be a short leisure trip to Singapore from Florida soon evolved into something more—after meeting Javier Perez at Kilo, Joshua is now here to stay, leading the Kilo concepts and locations locally and abroad. When he's not busy helping to conceptualise new menus for the restaurant and lounge, assisting in operations, or everything in-between and under, he is constantly pondering new…
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29 Questions with Chef Anton Amoncio

29 Questions with Chef Anton Amoncio

Features
Since winning 'Food Hero Asia' in 2016, Chef Anton Amoncio has gone on to host various programmes on Asian Food Channel and The Food Network, where he has traversed the globe to hone his tastes and skills in front of the camera. Now he has a new upcoming show with TLC entitled 'Cruise the World', where he travels with Taiwanese celebrity Patty Lee to show us the enriching qualities of travelling with a "stranger." We managed to catch Chef Anton amidst his travels for a quick conversation. 1.    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. How did you celebrate the festive season this year? I did. Christmas in the Philippines is as festive as usual. I celebrated with my family in the afternoon. Unfortunately, I had to leave early because I…
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SALT’s Valentine Day Picks

SALT’s Valentine Day Picks

Hot Deals
At SALT we like to think that no two Valentine’s Days should be the same, that’s why we’ve picked out a handful of restaurants and events perfect for you and your sweetheart to celebrate a night of love and romance—with good food, good drinks and maybe a boogie or two.   PORTA Fine Food & Import Company http://www.porta.com.sg/ Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity St, Singapore 237983 Phone: +65 6593 8855 Email: [email protected] Located at Clarke Quay—definitely a romantic spot in our books—PORTA’s Executive Chef Alex Phan has conceived of a 5-course Cupid Menu ($68++ per person) inspired by greek gods and the ingredients of legends. Enjoy a glass of fine Prosecco upon arrival, followed by contemporary dishes such as their Hokkaido Scallops presented with saffron-infused aioli and a watercress…
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