We’re still experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the weekend, which saw us partying at Ultra Singapore to the rousing beats of Tiesto, Hardwell and Steve Aoki, and seemed to pass way too quickly. Pair that with the usual Monday blues and miserably hot weather, and it’s safe to say we’re eagerly looking forward to the end of today.
But it’s not all doom and gloom just because it’s the start of a new work week. Some of our favourite restaurants around the island have come up with brand new dishes, which gives us something to look forward to. From a tempting beef tripe stew at fine dining stalwart Iggy’s, to a lovely apple dessert at Bistro Du Vin and pan-seared chicken at Gallery & Co, here are 3 mouthwatering dishes to try this week.
Cocotte by Iggy’s
The dish: This Spanish-style beef tripe stew features soft, gelatinous chunks of offal and is studded with bits of chorizo. Savour it with toasted bread for maximum satisfaction. The dish is one of the offerings at Iggy’s new gastro-bar concept, which boasts a range of tapas, and bite-sized pasta and rice dishes.
The place: Entering its 13th anniversary this year, Iggy’s is very much a veteran in the homegrown fine dining scene. It focuses on modern European cuisine incorporated with Japanese produce. From 1 July, the restaurant will be open for both lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.
Iggy’s, Hilton Singapore, Level 3, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883, +65 6732 2234
Pan-seared chicken by Gallery & Co
The dish: This hearty Asian-inspired dish features juicy pan-seared chicken heaped with quinoa, fregola, shimeji mushrooms, beetroot and pickled seasonal mushrooms. Sweet potato smeared on the plate and dollops of pumpkin purée, inject a tinge of sweetness to the savoury mix, while crispy lotus root chips add crunch. This colourful concoction is part of Gallery & Co’s newly launched, Yayoi Kusama-inspired menu.
The place: Gallery & Co is a café and retail space located within the National Gallery Singapore. In conjunction with the ongoing Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition, it has introduced several new dishes and merchandise such as umbrellas, cups, tote bags and pins, all of which are decorated with Kusama-esque motifs such as polka dots and pumpkins.
Gallery & Co, National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing), 1 St Andrew’s Road #01-17, Singapore 178957
Tarte fine aux pommes by Bistro Du Vin
The dish: A new addition to Bistro Du Vin’s menu, this simple but delightfully comforting dessert comprises a thin, flaky pastry layered with baked apple slices, drizzled with caramel, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s one of newly appointed executive chef Laurent Brouard’s creations.
The place: Run by the Les Amis Group, Bistro Du Vin is a homey French eatery with two outlets at Shaw Centre and Zion Road. Both venues recently underwent a makeover, and are now furnished in grey and cream hues with touches of wood and brass. Their menus have also been revamped with new dishes.
Bistro Du Vin
1 Scotts Rd, #01-14 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208, +65 6733 7763
56 Zion Road, Singapore 247781, +65 6836 6313