What is Singapore’s dining scene if not ever-changing?
This week, expect to see a whole slew of International Women’s Day-themed menus — from high tea to brunches — all catered for the special woman (or women) in your life. Other events to look forward to? Goodwood Park Hotel’s annual Durian Fiesta makes its anticipated comeback with pastries that’ll tickle any durian lover’s fancy.
Besides these events, we’re excited to order from Kitch, Les Amis Group’s first-ever cloud kitchen that’ll be housing five (and more to come) dining concepts from the brand under one roof.
Read on for all the dining news you need to know this week.
(Hero and featured image credit: Les Amis Group)
Welcome to Kitch, Les Amis Group’s first-ever cloud kitchen concept. The kitchen taps on a mix of five of the brand’s fast-casual to mid-market concepts, including Peperoni Pronto (a delivery and takeaway only version of Peperoni Pizzeria), Mui Kee Congee, Yujin Bowls, Lemak Boys and One Prawn Noodle. Now guests won’t have to pick only one type of cuisine. With over 60 restaurant-quality dishes to choose from, there’s bound to be something for everyone. The dishes will be available for takeaway at the kitchen, located in Serangoon Gardens, and delivery.
Goodwood Park Hotel’s Durian Fiesta makes a much-celebrated return this year from now to 1 August with a whole host of updated creations and perennial favourites. Feast on the new D24 & Sweet Potato in Chestnut Tartlets, a beautiful Mont-Blanc styled treat with sweet potato puree and hidden durian pulp that rests atop a chestnut almond cream tart shell, as well as classics like the D24 Kueh Dadar, a combination of gula jawa and velvety D24 Durian Pulp.
LeVeL33 is celebrating International Women’s Day (or Week, in this case) the best way they know how — with food, of course. During this period, Executive Chef ArChan is introducing a dish that’s special to her and her mother: the Braised Lamb Ribs In Curry Spices, which is also the first dish she had ever cooked for her family. Wash that down with a glass of the LeVeL33 Hopped Dry Gin for a promotional price of S$24++, or the Moordoouc Estate ‘The Moorooduc’, an Australian Chardonnay that’s exclusively retailed at LeVeL33.
Neon Pigeon, Singapore’s favourite modern urban izakaya is hosting a 90s girl-group themed brunch in commemoration of International Women’s Day this year. Expect tunes from the likes of Spice Girls, TLC and Salt-N-Pepa while you dig into treats like the katsu sando, the Birdfeed Benedict and free-flow drinks for two hours. The best part? 25 percent of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the NextGen Fund to support the next generation of change-makers.
Shangri-La Hotel’s The Lobby Lounge is teaming up with United Women Singapore for IWD this year to create a special high tea: the EmpowHER High Tea. The set, made for two, comes in a delightful three-tier stand, complete with bites like the saffron Moroccan chicken vol au vent, ube bun with camembert and pimentos, as well as the salmon and mushroom quiche.
After a whopping 10 years at Customs House, Kinki has swapped out the familiar sumo for a new icon — a bolder, more spirited version of the modern geisha. Start the evening with the towering skyscrapers in view at their rooftop bar, complete with new drinks on the line. We particularly enjoyed Tears Of A Geisha, a new refreshing Roku Gin based cocktail served with a Yuzu umeshu jelly that made for a delightfully clean commencement to dinner. After you’ve savoured enough of the breeze, head to the refurbished main restaurant downstairs.
Here, dine on popular treats like the AC/DC Dynamite, a tempura-fried roll that swaddles a mix of fresh raw seafood, avocado and cucumber for the perfect crunch to silky texture ratio. Guests who enjoyed the Unagi Claypot on occasion will be delighted to know that it has become a mainstay on the menu, and new dishes like the Corn Duo and Grilled Squid Chimichurri (served with a tangy, addictive sauce of coriander, lime juice, green and red chilli!) are set to be crowd favourites in time to come.
Magnum has released a brand new flavour, and it looks a lot like the Magnum Matcha, the first-ever Asian-inspired flavour from the brand in Singapore. To mark the occasion, Magnum will be collaborating with local artisanal bakery, Sourbombe bakery, to launch the Magnum x Sourbombe bundle. The limited-edition series takes inspiration from Magnum Matcha to create finger-licking sourdough bombolonis like Matcha World, Momo Sakura and Hojicha Caramel Crunch.
PAUL is taking Mindful March to the next step with a new Well-Being section on their menu. Think superfoods like grains, fish and keto chicken as alternatives to the heavier pasta, steaks and toasts. Only for the month of March, PAUL will also be offering Valrhona Guanaja 70 percent dark chocolate tarts as less sweet choice of desserts to round up your meal with.