November is already starting on a good note with exciting restaurant launches and with that, new cuisines and concepts. Local cuisine is back on the forefront again as Peranakan culinary doyenne Violet Oon opens her latest brasserie concept at ION Orchard. Fine-dining is still going strong in Singapore. Two more have mushroomed up – Preludio, introducing author’s cuisine; and a brand new Bacchanalia.



Equally exciting are how existing restaurants continuously revamp menus and culinary directions to stay on the radar in this ever-dynamic culinary scene. The one-Michelin-star Alma by Juan Amador introduces a new modern European menu driven by Asian flavours and Yàn looks to the heydays of Hong Kong in its latest offerings. Telok Ayer Arts Club attempts a sharper focus on its offerings and identity from the previous popular McCallum Street cafe, SPRMRKT. Here’s what to eat at these places.