PUBLISHED March 31st, 2021 06:30 am
This Easter weekend brings indulgent flavours to the table, with chocolate bonbons and bubbly perfect for gifting. With the turn of the seasons comes fresh new flavours as restaurants and bars all over the island usher in the spring season with refreshed menus to excite your tastebuds.
Have a Michelin-Starred Peranakan Tea Sesh
Local Peranakan delights and inspired tipples await you at Four Seasons Singapore’s One-Ninety Bar. Michelin-starred Candlenut is serving up familiar favourites like Kueh Bingkah, Kueh Pie Tee and Roti Jala with chicken curry. alongside Pandan Scones that remind us of the waffles we indulged so much in when we were kids. Priced at S$48++ per person that’s inclusive of your choice of tea or coffee, diners can also opt for a handcrafted cocktail by Gabriel Carlos (previously of Manhattan) at an additional S$20++.
Go for the gorgeous gin-based Kampong Fizz with butterfly pea and herb syrup or the spirit-forward Kopi-O made with local coffee-infused vermouth and 12 year old Scotch.
The Weekend Peranakan Afternoon Tea is available on the weekends of April and May 2021, and will be served from 2pm-5pm at One-Ninety Bar, located at 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646, p. +65 6831 7671.
Bonbons & Bubbly by The Marmalade Pantry
The Marmalade Pantry is here to relieve your giftings headache with bonbons handcrafted from Swiss and French couverture chocolate, ranging from gems like the espresso-infused Cappuccino Petit, to a delicate Osmanthus Mélodie featuring a core of apricot puree and osmanthus petals. The ‘A Touch of Spring’ Chocolate Collection (S$38+) can be paired with bubbly and cupcakes in the Sandara Chardonnay Sparkling Wine & Cupcakes Gift Set (S$112+) or the De Bortoli Emeri Pink Moscato & Cupcakes Gift Set (S$126+).
The Marmalade Pantry‘s ‘A Touch of Spring’ Chocolate Collection and Chocolate Gift Sets are available from 19 March at all outlets (ION Orchard, Oasia Hotel Novena, and Oasia Hotel Downtown) and online for delivery or self-collection.
Wildfire Burger Is Now a Mushroom Lover’s Heaven
If this sinful image of the Forest Mushroom Burger (S$18) is not enough to tempt you, let’s dive into the details. Morel, Porcini, Chanterelle, Champignon de Paris, Cremini, and King Oyster mushrooms, sitting on a Black Angus patty, with Tête de Moine cheese Girolle-shaved and then torched right in front of you. All this earthy, succulent goodness is sandwiched smacked between Wildfire Burgers’ signature toasted brioche buns. Elevate this lip-smacking burger with the dark and decadent Monkey Jacket Red Blend by Cruse Wine Co. at S$10 per glass.
The Forest Mushroom Burger is available till the end of April 2021. Wildfire Burgers is located at 80 Bencoolen Street #01-15, Singapore 189655, p. +65 9198 2673. Open weekdays 12pm-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm, and weekends 12pm-3pm, 4.30pm-10.30pm.
A New York Evening at Astor Bar, The St. Regis
Relish in the old-world magic of cocktails and conversation as Astor Bar launches its New York New York cocktail menu. In a bespoke enclave surrounded by the works of artists like Picasso, enjoy over 40 new concoctions, like the Lower Manhattan and Chinatown-inspired Tong Wars with its spiced accords, and Violet Hour Martini ushering you into the pizzazz of St. Regis’ evening ritual. At 6pm every evening, witness tableside trolley theatrics before tasting the tipple in glassware specially-made by renowned John Jenkins.
Astor Bar‘s New York New York cocktail menu is available Wed-Sun from 3pm-10.30pm, at The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, p. +65 6506 6888. Dress code is smart casual. Make your reservation here.
Spring is in at Zafferano
Zafferano’s Head Chef Andrea de Paola presents his new five-course Chef’s Menu (S$168++) marrying his Milanese and Napolitano backgrounds, in daring dishes elevated by Asian touches and executed with finesse. Starter Scampi e Fegato d’Oca combines South-inspired charcoal-grilled langoustines with North-inspired buttery foie gras, brought together by kombu and ginger dashi that pays homage to Chef’s past eight years in Asia. Experience the visual feast that is the Parago, Chef’s take on traditional Red Snapper Livornese, and decadent Gianduia. Wine pairing is available at S$128++ (six glasses, 100ml each).
Zafferano is located at Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315, p. +65 6509 1488. Open for lunch Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm.