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Meat, seafood and fire are a faultless culinary match, and Butcher’s Block in Raffles Hotel is a restaurant that has that ethos written in its veins.

The speciality BBQ restaurant helmed by Chef de Cuisine Remy Lefebvre is all about the primal joining of seasonal produce and flames. The act of digging into an artfully charred dish is one as visceral and familiar as food gets for many of us. It makes a meeting between loved ones that much more convivial — a gathering that renders the act of eating into a shared experience, especially when you’re at Butcher’s Block.

The restaurant’s decor is perfect for welcoming for small groups of diners, with plush, comfortable seats and leather banquettes. Cobalt blue walls, neutral furnishings, and a heavy dose of wood and copper add to the comfort of a setting that its menu is set to accentuate.

Bone-in proteins honed by fire just grazes the surface of what Chef Lefebvre and team bring to Butcher’s Block. Apart from cooking with wood-fire, the open kitchen also flaunts techniques like curing, ageing, and fermenting to enhance the flavours of its dishes.

Naturally, everything from the grass-fed A5 wagyu beef to the BBQ artichoke is best enjoyed when shared with loved ones, so Butcher’s Block drives that point home with its service.

There are also stunners like the octopus served with bomba rice and fish on the bone, perked up with a piquant lemon puree and sauce vierge.

Now, the restaurant has distilled all of its technical mastery and introduced a new lunch menu that’s available exclusively on weekends.

While its regular ala carte menu won’t be available on weekend lunches, diners can revel in its tasty tostadas like the Tuna & Chipotle Mayo, Shrimps & Cholula as well as a selection of pizzas served piping hot from the wood fire.

If it’s the latter you’re after, choose the BB Pizza, inspired by Lebanon and where classic mediterranean ingredients like minced organic lamb and onions are jazzed up with molasses and topped with parsley and mint.

Those hankering for a taste of truffle can order the Truffata & Burrata Pizza, which is topped with truffle and mushroom paste and rounded off with the stretchy deliciousness of mozzarella and burrata cheese.

Yet if you ask us, it is the Carte Blanche dinner menu going for $188 per person that would sweep us off our feet. This experience places trust on the chef and the kitchen to whip up some of their finest dishes.

Dishes can also be complemented by wines from the 200 label-strong cellar, selected personally by the resident sommelier. Known as the Wine Library, there is an ample amount of natural wines as well for those interested in the style.

The best part? From now till 30 September 2020, the restaurant is offering a 3+1 promotion on the Carte Blanche dinner menu, where four guests can dine for the price of three, and receive 25 percent off beverages.

For an inside look at the Butcher’s Block experience, watch the video above.

Butcher’s Block is located at #02-02, Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719, +65 6337 1886.

Beatrice Bowers and Azimin Saini