PUBLISHED April 12th, 2017 05:00 am | UPDATED May 14th, 2018 11:51 am
This week, fans of whisky can look forward to the return of Johnnie Walker’s premium Green Label, while those seeking Sunday brunch can look towards the Italian-influenced Monti or Straits Café for a more Asian touch.
Johnnie Walker Brings Back Their Green Label
Johnnie Walker is probably one of the first brands you got to know when you started drinking whiskies. The brand has (finally!) brought back the beloved Green Label ($101 for a 75cl bottle), a unique vatted malt with four signature whiskies representing the styles of the different whisky producing regions in Scotland – Talisker with its wood smoke, oak, pepper and rich fruits; Linkwood, which adds light garden fruits, flowers, and cedar notes; Cragganmore for its sweet and fragrant heart; and finally Caol Ila with brings drying sea salt and peat smoke into the mix. The result? A rich blended whisky that delivers on all the characteristics of a single malt, but with more depth and a wider flavour experience.
The Johnnie Walker Green Label is available at selected retail stores and e-commerce partners.
Crystal Jade Prestige Refreshes Menu with Nourishing Dishes
We’ve previously been impressed by the restaurant’s Classic Pipa Duck and Crackling Suckling Pig Roll, and it seems like Crystal Jade Prestige is set to do it all again. The Spanish Baby Suckling Pig ($148 for whole pig) is a brand new speciality, served in a similar style to Peking duck with the quintessential Chinese pancakes. Other fresh highlights include free-range Spanish Iberico BBQ Pork ($21.80), the show-stopping Poached Whole Grouper ($118) with chrysanthemum in superior rice wine broth, and a fiery Ma Po Ee-Fu Noodle ($22) with luscious spicy meat sauce.
Crystal Jade Prestige is located at 8A Marina Blvd,#02-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore 018984, p. +65 6509 9493. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm.
Monti Launches Festino Sunday Brunch
Starting this Sunday, march down to Monti for a fabulous Italian-style spread of fresh seafood (including Fine de Claire Oysters and Tuna Tataki) and live carving stations featuring the likes of Roast Leg of Lamb, Roast Rib Eye, and Baked Salmon Fillet. There’s also homemade pasta prepared a la minute, a glorious selection of eggs in different styles, and the restaurant’s famed Truffle Risotto prepared in a parmesan cheese wheel. Tippleholics, look forward to the first-ever Amp Your Mojito and MYO Bloody Mary drinks booth, along with a rooftop day party filled with smooth house tunes by guest DJs.
Monti Festino is available every Sunday, 12pm – 3pm. From $120++ per person. Monti is located at 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049213, p. +65 6535 0724.
Brez’n Revamps Menu to Celebrate 6-Month Milestone
Fancy a delicious chunk of pork knuckle or some bratwurst? Brez’n, a relatively young Bavarian restaurant in River Valley, has unveiled a revamped menu that sees dishes like the homemade brine-infused crackling Brez’n Pork Knuckle and crispy oven-baked Chicken Schnitzel. But first, start with the Gebackener Camembert, its soft melted cheese core wrapped by golden bread. As expected from a German restaurant, the portions are huge, so make sure to leave some space for the popular Kaiserschmarrn, or Emperor’s Pancake – featuring fluffy pancake dotted with rum-infused raisins and served with tangy plum sauce.
Brez’n is located at 491 River Valley Rd,#01-21/22/23 Valley Point, Singapore 248371, p. +65 6235 1613. Open Mon-Thu 11.30am – 11pm, Fri 11.30am – 12am, Sat-Sun 10am – 11pm.
Unveiling the newly refurbished Straits Café
Along with the recently-refurbished Straits Café’s fresh bold colours and geometric accents come 15 new dishes to its already extensive buffet line of over 30 items. The primary dining concept for Rendezvous Hotel has always been known for its delectable Peranakan fare, which now sees dishes like the Wok-fried Mee Rebus, Black Pepper Fried Carrot Cake, and Nonya Laksa with Pig Skin. The star of the line, however, has to be the Red Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken Soup, double boiled for two hours, and the signature Deep Sea King Prawn Crispy Noodles – a take on Malaysia’s sang har mee. You’ll also find live carving stations and DIY Popiah, Kueh Pie Tee, and Rojak stations!
The Buffet Feast is available Mon-Sat 12pm – 2.30pm ($42++), Sun 11.30am – 3.30pm ($48++), Mon-Thu 6.30pm – 10pm ($50++), and Fri-Sun 6.30pm – 10pm ($58++). Straits Café is located at 9 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189559, p. +65 6335 1771.