PUBLISHED September 30th, 2020 05:30 am | UPDATED October 6th, 2020 11:28 am
This week, look forward to a flurry of delicious celebrations in Singapore’s F&B scene. Local Chinese dialect cuisine shine in Dempsey while the CBD sees a new sky-high champagne brunch and a certain natural wine bar commemorates its third anniversary with a whole new menu. Sweets extraordinaire Janice Wong is launching a new afternoon tea series too, and the first edition is dedicated to the decadence of Versailles in France.
Welcome The Weekend With A Stellar Brunch
Escape to 1-Altitude on Sundays, where their Communal Bubbles and BBQ menu (S$150++ per pax) with options like Smoked eel with charred asparagus, Australian Wagyu beef cheek with roasted broccolini and red wine glaze, and floral infused marshmallow with kafir lime leaf curd takes place above the tranquil CBD. If you prefer to go a la carte with the food, a three-hour boozy package that includes Perrier-Jouet Champagne, two special weekend cocktails, house pour wines is priced at S$130++.
Stellar is located at Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616, p. +65 8338 3251. Open for brunch every Sunday from 12pm-3pm. Indoor and Alfresco Gastro lounge opens from 2.30pm and 4.30pm onwards respectively.
RVLT Revolutionises Food Again With A New Menu
Creativity and fun go hand-in-hand at gastro wine bar RVLT, especially with their revolutionary take on bar food. Featuring both European and Asian techniques in their new menu, highlights include the wild spanner crab with dashi crystal bread and caviar (S$36) and the air dried beef tartare (S$30) with ginger-scallion chimichurri and rice wine dressing. If you ever had a love affair with McDonald’s, try their cheekily named Chicken NcNuggets (S$20, six pieces) with fermented sriracha. There are also vegan and vegetarian additions, like the velvety braised leeks with potato-leek veloute, buah keluak coulis and pine nuts (S$28).
RVLT is located at 38 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059917, p. +65 6909 5709. Open Mon-Fri, 4pm-10:30pm, Sat 1pm-10:30pm.
A Study in Dialect Flavours at Min Jiang at Dempsey
Food speaks a thousand words – and four dialects at Min Jiang at Dempsey. In celebration of Goodwood Park Hotel’s 120th anniversary, Master Chef Goh Chee Kong’s Renditions of Local Dialect Favourites contain a contemporary twist. Sample Cantonese dim sum Steamed Quail Eggs ‘Siew Mai’ in Truffle Oil (S$7.80, four pieces) before going knee-deep in flavour with the traditional Hokkien Braised Pork Belly (S$36). Their striking ensemble also includes Hakka-style dishes and Teochew desserts.
Min Jiang at Dempsey is located at 7A and 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684, p. +65 6774 0122. Open daily from 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm.
Pinkies Up at Janice Wong’s New Versailles-inspired High-tea Sessions
Singapore makes the international stage once again, and this time, it’s thanks to award-winning pastry chef Janice Wong, who took part in the feature documentary Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles. Inspired by the gorgeous creations in the film, The Cake of Versailles high tea (S$45++ per pax) was born. Available till 1 November 2020, expect the likes of Prosecco raspberry jelly, strawberry champagne cake, and Janice’s Chestnut Quince Cake with Lemon Curd, Chantilly and Chocolate Chestnut Mousse.
2am:dessertbar is located at 21A Lor Liput, Singapore 277733, p. +65 6291 9727. Open Tues-Sat 3pm-2am, Sun 3pm-11.45pm.
Grissini Returns with Refreshed Dining Experience
Watching chefs at work is enjoyable – sometimes hypnotising, even. Waterfront Italian powerhouse Grissini has reopened, ready to show off their culinary chops in the live kitchen. Handmade pastas aside, check out their Livornese-style seafood pot cacciucco alla livornese (S$38) and Josper-grilled premium meats including an exquisitely marbled tomahawk steak (S$188 per kg). For dessert, look no further than the indulgent 64% chocolate mousse in chocolate sphere ($26 for two).
Grissini is located at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Ground Level, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663, p. +65 8168 1539. Open Fri, 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10:30pm.
Top Image: RVLT