The Weekly Grub: 5 Things to Eat & Drink in Singapore This Week

Usher in September with a four-hands dinner featuring a visiting Michelin-starred chef, a design house and restaurant collaboration, and a homebrew beer festival. Also, stock up your wine cellars with some new Australian vino, available at your nearest store.

Equilibrium x Marimekko for Finland’s 100th Anniversary

In celebration of Finland’s independence centenary, modern Italian restaurant Equilibrium and Finnish design house Marimekko will team up in a collaboration that goes beyond just food. Equilibrium has created a sumptuous lunch and dinner menu inspired by Finnish cuisine, with dishes like Kurkkusalaati getting a contemporary twist into Cold Poached Flaked Salmon with Cucumber, as well as a new spin on Välikyljys (entrecôte steak with sautéed onions, pickled mushrooms). Meanwhile, the interior of the restaurant gets a refreshed look with Marimekko’s Home Fall/Winter 2017 collection, and plus, receive a special Marimekko gift when you come down for a meal.

Feast on Finnish delights at Equilibrium15 Stamford Rd,#01-86 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178906 from 7 to 17 September 2017. The two-course lunch is priced at $19.90++ per person, five-course dinner at $59++ per person, and $100++ per pair. For reservations, call +65 6384 4069 or email to [email protected].

Wine Brand 19 Crimes Arrives in Singapore

Wine connoisseurs will now have a new selection to savour – Australian wine brand 19 Crimes has made its debut in Singapore after forays in the US. Embodying the 19 crimes that would have once earned one a ticket to then-harsh British colony Australia, satisfy the rebel in you with these three variants, priced at $24.90, – the bold 2015 Red Blend with strong hints of chocolate and cedar, the rich 2016 Shiraz that focuses on raspberries and red berry fruit, and the smooth 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon featuring a sweet vanilla oak.

19 Crimes is now available at Cold Storage, Giant, Fairprice, Sheng Siong, Prime, Choices Convenience Store (SPC) and RedMart.

La Ventana x El Serbal Four Hands Dinner

Lamb Loin with peppery goat’s milk, rosemary mayonnaise and kale

A gastronomic adventure awaits as Chef Roberto Terradillos of Michelin-starred El Serbal in Spain joins hands with head chef Toni Valero of La Ventana for a one-night-only four hands dinner. The six-course Spanish meal pairs with a curated list of Spanish wines, and includes dishes such as Lamb Loin in peppery goat’s milk, rosemary mayonnaise, and kale paired with Sierra Cantabria (tempranillo), and Bonito Tuna with chickpeas Parmentier and basil juice, paired with Alda Blanc (Xarel·lo).

Book now with Chope

Dine the four-hands dinner on 7 September 2017, from 7pm at La Ventana16A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247695. Priced at $168++ per person. For reservations, please call +65 6479 0100 or email to [email protected]

Celebrate Homebrewing at iBrew Challenge 2017

iBrew Challenge 2016. Photo courtesy of iBrew

For the 11th year running, the iBrew Challenge returns for the homebrew community and beer lovers to partake in the best of homemade brews. Showcasing more than 30 drinks by experienced homebrewers and featuring competitions to find the top kegs and bottles, come down on 9 September 2017 for free-flow home and craft beers, accompanying bites, and music from DJs in one afternoon.

Drink up at the iBrew Challenge 2017, happening 9 September 2017 from 2pm – 7pm at Blk 354, Clementi Ave 2, Singapore 120354. Tickets are priced at $50 from now till 8 September 2017 , or $60 at the door, available via EventBrite.

Creamier x Wallpaper* Handmade Launches Limited Flavour

Beat the heat with ice cream specialists Creamier’s new flavour for Gillman Barracks‘ fifth anniversary. The Charcoal Black Sesame is concocted together with design and lifestyle exhibition Wallpaper* Handmade, with charcoal added to enhance the already dark coloured cream in a blacker blend. Available only in September at Creamier Gillman Barracks, with scoops retailing for $4.50 (both cones and cups) and waffles for $10.

Indulge in a scoop or two at Creamier, 5A Lock Rd, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108927, p. +65 6262 1087. Open Tue-Thu, Sun 12pm – 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm – 11pm. Closed Mon.

Top Image: Equilibrium x Marimekko

When not downing frappes during her writing spiels, Megan can be found catching up on her favourite franchises or cajoling friends and family out for yet another Japanese dinner. An insane need to stay connected means you can reach her anytime – except on alternate weekends, when she’s found next to a TV screen, watching F1 cars go ‘round in circles.