The Weekly Grub: 5 Things To Eat And Drink In Singapore This Week

This week, get whisked away to the Mediterranean with a luxurious brunch at Riviera, taste the flavours of Paris at So France and explore the culture of India with a delicious gins.

Toast To The Holiday Season at Christmas on Canal

Barbary Coast brings festive cheer to their downstairs venue, Deadfall, with an elaborate Christmas pop-up. Sit down to a feast that includes Argentinian Christmas Carpaccio (S$15) of spiced pulled pork and smoked gruyere, Beef Wellington served with mushroom forestiére, sauce chasseur and celeriac puree in Santa’s Helper (S$28) and iconic sweets like Fruit Mince Pies (S$10). Don’t let the celebrations end without cosying up with holiday cocktails (S$20++ each) such as the Drunk Uncle Mulled Wine and decadent Hallelujah Hot Chocolate spiked with your choice of spirit (we highly recommend the tequila version).  

Barbary Coast is located at 16 North Canal Road, Singapore 048828, p. +65 8869 4798. Open Mon-Fri 3pm-10.30pm, Sat 4.30pm-10.30pm. Christmas on Canal is available till 27 Dec 2020. 

Ooh La La Over So France’s French Flavours and Al Fresco Seating

Inspired by the casual yet elegant bistros of Paris, So France makes a new debut with a new terrasse for the perfect alfresco experience. Picture sipping on glasses of French champagne and wines while nibbling on tapas boards of dips, cheeses and charcuterie (from S$30++). The revamped menu, curated by Consulting Chef Frédéric Coiffé, is a vibrant display of France’s rich culinary heritage using products sourced from small, artisanal producers from the south. Think traditional family recipes of cassoulet (S$32++) and an entire section dedicated to duck, including fork-tender Duck Confit (S$34++) and Salade Landaise (S$24++). 

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So France is located at 7 Fraser Street, Duo Galleria, #01-51/56, Singapore 189356, p. +65 6909 6449. Open Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm.

A Taste of India Through Exotic Spices In Stranger & Sons

Breaking into the gin market in Singapore is a spicy newcomer, Stranger & Sons, with a series of cocktails called Strange Times – a fitting name for the era we’re in. Collaborating with a number of local bars such as Neon Pigeon and 28 HongKong Street, enjoy a showcase of this exotic blend’s robust flavours in Native’s Bengal Sling, an exciting take on the classic Negroni with Tippling Club’s East to West Negroni, and a twist on the Gimlet in Solidarity, shaken up by The Old Man.  

Stranger & Sons can be purchased through Dyspatchr or at participating bars like The Old Man, Tippling Club, 28 HongKong Street, Neon Pigeon, Native, ATLAS, Manhattan and MO Bar.  

Clink Your Glasses To A Mediterranean-Inspired Brunch 

We all love a good brunch and Riviera’s Bayside Brunch series comes with an expansive view of the Singapore River and three hours of free-flow of champagne, French wines and premium punchbowl cocktails for S$118++ per person. Eat your way through delectable cuts of milk-fed veal rack and grass-fed New Zealand lamb rack at the Live Carving Station (S$48++ per serving) and slow-cooked French-style scrambled eggs from the Live Egg Station (S$12-S$22++). Save room in your tummy for mouth-watering a la carte delicacies including Artisanal Burrata (S$35++) and slow-cooked Berkshire Pork (S$32++). 

Riviera is located 1 Fullerton Road, #02-06, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, p. +65 6690 7564. Available on 19 Dec 2020, 12pm-3pm. 

Drumming Up Singapore’s First Musically-Inspired Gelateria

When it comes to dessert, ice-cream is always a crowd-pleaser and the opening of a new parlour is music to our ears – literally. Founded by local drumming maestro Er Chow Kiat and his fiancee, Paradiddle is the first gelateria with a novel musical concept, boasting twelve flavours all named after drumming patterns. Order a Swiss Army Triplet for strawberry milk, Six Beat Roll for milk & honey while the signature, Paradiddle, is an indulgent dark chocolate. Each serving is garnished with two biscuit sticks to represent the drumming sticks – simple but clever. 

Paradiddle is located at #B1-11, KINEX Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157. Open Tues-Sun, 1pm-10pm.

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