With today being a public holiday, many of us have just awakened from a deep slumber — and are still nursing slight hangovers from last night’s partying. But there’s nothing to feel guilty about, since long weekends are all about letting our hair down, and getting some much-needed rest and relaxation.
For those who couldn’t jet off for a holiday over the Labour Day break, there’s still plenty to do here in Singapore. There’s a variety of art exhibitions around the island, many new bars to check out, and the Louis Vuitton pop-up store — where you can shop to your heart’s content, and pick up limited edition items from the brand’s collaboration with Fragment Design.
If none of these really tickle your fancy, we recommend going for a sumptuous meal to fuel you up for the rest of the week. Several restaurants around town have created some mouthwatering new dishes, and we can’t wait to try them.
Weekend Roast by SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar
The dish: The perfect indulgence for a lazy weekend, this platter is laden with all the best things: Juicy wagyu rump, a pillowy Yorkshire pudding, vine-ripened tomatoes, and mushrooms. If you aren’t too keen on beef, there’s an option to swop it with a 180g cut of pork belly. The dish is available during the weekends from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
The place: This elegant restaurant on the second floor of the Singapore Tyler Print Institute has undergone a menu revamp and brought in new executive chef Joseph Yeo to helm its kitchen. It now specialises in European-style bistro fare the likes of steak frites, chicken roulade and smoked chicken ravioli.
SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar, #02-01, The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236, +65 9736 4170
Apple by Art at Curate
The dish: A signature dessert by Dutch chef Richard van Oostenbrugge, this Insta-worthy confection comprises a sugar bubble filled with a core of apple sorbet, and perched atop an apple tart. It’s part of the lunch and dinner prix fixe menus.
The place: Art at Curate is an ongoing series that showcases guest chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. Its upcoming edition launches 5 May, and features van Oostenbrugge of two-Michelin-starred establishment Bord’Eau Restaurant Gastronomique in Amsterdam.
Price: S$200++ for a four-course lunch, and S$400++ for an eight-course dinner. Both sets are paired with wine.
CURATE, The Forum, Level 1, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, +65 6577 7288
Spargelplatter by Brez’n
The dish: This sharing platter for three features succulent slices of grilled beef tenderloin, Black Forest and leg ham, and buttery stalks of white asparagus — a seasonal delicacy typically harvested between late April to June. The dish is part of Brez’n’s newly launched range of white asparagus specialities, which is available till 31 May.
The place: Located along River Valley Road, Brez’n focuses on Bavarian cuisine and beers. Its signature dishes include pretzels, homemade sausages and crispy pork knuckle.
Brez’n, 491 River Valley Road, Valley Point, #01-21/22/23, Singapore 248371, +65 6235 1613