This month looks to be full of interesting eats. Renowned chef Anne-Sophie Pic has finally opened her first Asian outpost of Le Dame de Pic at the Raffles Hotel, while chef Rishi Naleendra launches his newest fine-dining concept Cloudstreet. These exciting restaurants are bound to draw long queues and if you’ve found yourself on the waiting list, consider these dining events to occupy your week with. Then, head over to Sentosa for the ultimate grill fiesta or grab some traditional kuehs over the weekend.
The annual GrillFest at Sentosa is back, bigger and better than before. This year, the festival stretches over four weekends by the Siloso Beach, featuring 27 dining establishments on the island and from Singapore. Keep an eye out for stalls by W Singapore, Ola Beach Club and FOC Sentosa, offering interesting bites like grilled durian, bamboo rice and Impossible burgers. Diners can also choose to buy fresh ingredients at the GrillFest’s Gourmet Market and have them prepared by chefs on-site.
Italian-American restaurant LAVO debuts their popular Party Brunch series in Singapore. The rooftop destination will be hosting the boozy daytime affair once every two months, each with a different theme. This month’s edition will see free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne and house pours, as well as luxurious buffet spreads featuring LAVO’s signature meatballs, charcuterie, brick-oven pizza, and sandwiches. There will also be DJ sets and live entertainment to keep everyone in the mood for more drinks.
Shangri-La Hotel’s Hawaii Luau introduces a taste of Hawaiian culture and heritage in Singapore. The festival presents a buffet spread of Polynesian delights, accompanied by music by award-winning Hawaiian musician Jeff Peterson and hula dance performances by Rich Pedrina and the dance club.
Bangkok-based bartender Pitchayapong “Tum” Joongklang is taking over Tippling Club’s cocktail bar for one night only. Tum is a senior bartender with The Bamboo Bar, ranked No. 8 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 and No. 55 in World’s 100 Best Bars 2019. He presents five cocktails, each inspired by various regions around Thailand. For instance, Birds, Bees and The Trees, a concoction of Monkey Shoulder whisky with bee pollen and safflower, is a homage to the Issan region.
Steakhouse Gordon Grill presents a gastronomic escapade around Europe with its latest series of menus. The thematic lunch and dinner see time-honoured classics from various countries such as Greece, Norway and Hungary. Highlights include pan-fried French foie gras with balsamic cherries and rocket leaves, Hungarian-style goulash slow-cooked with beef, sweet paprika, and caraway seeds as well as Angus tenderloin served with Scottish clapshot.
After a year’s hiatus, Slow Food Singapore is back with another edition of Kueh Appreciation Day. The event will see local chefs from various communities—from Peranakan to Eurasian—preparing a variety of sweet and savoury kuehs. It’s also an opportunity to learn about lesser-known kuehs in Singapore and attend cooking demonstrations.