PUBLISHED December 9th, 2020 05:15 am
This week’s gastronomic offerings sees tradition infused with new flavours and ideas that give birth to innovative creations. Celebrate the signs of fresh beginnings with reinterpretations of Catalan cuisine, new takes on breakfast favourites and creative Japanese ice cream flavours.
Have A Merry Fitz-mass with Boozy Eggnog
A whimsical Christmas escape awaits at Miss Fitz. The pop-up collaboration with French spirits group Rémy Cointreau is shaking up Christmas-themed cocktails that include Eggnog jazzed up with Rémy Martin VSOP and housemade pumpkin pie spice, a Cranberry Gin Fizz, and a Gingerbread Old Fashioned, where bourbon is balanced out with gingerbread syrup and bitters. Hungry? Their Festive Dinner menu includes turkey breast and honey baked ham amongst other delicious bites. For every S$50 spent, guests can enter a raffle with prizes like a three-day, two-night staycation on Sentosa Island.
Miss Fitz Kitchen + Bar is located at 6 Marina Boulevard, #01-17, The Sail @ Marina Bay, Singapore 018985, p. +65 8129 4617. Open daily 11am-10.30pm.
Japanese Flavours Abound in KOMA’s Weekend Lunch Sets
KOMA Singapore has recently rolled out a new three-course weekend set lunch menu (S$68++). Choose from starters like Kinoko Gyoza stuffed with shiitake, eringi, black fungus and shimeji mushrooms with truffle soy before tucking into mains such as the Bincho Sakura Chicken or Miso Marinated Black Cod. Round it off with a midday tipple from KOMA’s selection of handcrafted cocktails. The signature KOMA Phoenix (S$23++) is a refreshing blend of tequila, chili umeshu, agave nectar and lime juice, while their Shiso Negroni (S$23++) is a savoury rendition of the classic cocktail.
KOMA Singapore is located at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, Singapore 018972, p. +65 6688 8690. Open daily 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-12am.
Tradition Meets Innovation in Restaurant Gaig
This family-owned restaurant brings time-honoured recipes in a contemporary and refined style to the menu, with a surf-and-turf element coming in strong. Executive Chef Martí Carlos Martínez adds his own flair to Catalan soul food; try his take on the popular Spanish fritter tortilla de camarones (S$12.50). The Bomba de la Barceloneta with brava sauce and all-i-oli (S$15) is not only a feast for the eyes but bursting with robust flavours. It’s the festive season, so have some Barcelonian Christmas tradition with Gaig’s traditional cannelloni (S$16.50), made with a 150-year-old recipe.
Restaurant Gaig is located at 16 Stanley Street, Singapore 068735, p. +65 9771 2674 / 6221 2134. Open Mon-Sat, 12pm-2pm, 6pm-10pm.
KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar Makes Mornings Better
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar knows that. Their newly-launched breakfast menu features a colourful selection of hearty re-imagined breakfast favourites with a variation of ethnic influences. Start off your day spicy with the Nasi Lemak Sandwich (S$16) dosed with homemade sambal or Korean-style Dakgalbi Baked Eggs (S$16). For a sweeter fuel-up, go local with KARA’s beautiful Kaya Butter French Toast (S$14) or indulge in the luscious Ricotta French Toast with Seasonal Fruits (S$18).
KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar is located at 617 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269718, p. +65 6468 8940. Open Mon, Fri-Sun 8am-10.30pm, Tues-Thurs 10.30am-10.30pm. The breakfast menu is available from Mon, Fri-Sun 8am-11.30am.
A Sweet Collaboration Between Tsuta Ramen and Apiary
Are you a sweet tooth who also loves ramen? This dream collaboration between Michelin-starred ramen joint Tsuta and artisanal ice cream parlour Apiary pays homage to traditional Japanese flavours. Five inspired ice cream flavours are exclusively available at all three Tsuta outlets for S$4.90 per single scoop. Signatures include the creamy Tsuta Shoyu in a complex blend of sweet and savoury and the piquant, nutty Mugi Cha. For more decadence, take your pick between the Matcha & Cookies, Black Sesame, Cherry & Almond and Okinawa Sea Salt & Brown Sugar.
Tsuta has three outlets across Singapore. For more information on locations and opening hours, visit their website.
Top Image: KOMA Singapore