This week, there’s plenty to be scored around town; from durians and boozy brunches to Japanese fare. It’s also World Cucumber Week: exchange your cucumber for a Hendrick’s & Tonic, or join the drinking affair at Artemis’s extended Happy Hour.

Go Italian-style For Sunday Brunch At Dolce Vita

Start your Sunday right with good Italian food, overlooking an outdoor pool and Singapore’s skyline. Dolce Vita’s new Brunch concept features an Affettati Buffet with the finest selection of cold cuts and cheeses, alongside fresh oysters and Hokkaido scallops. Guests can choose between three of their tasty pastas; try Tagliolini with cured pork, or creamy artichoke Risotto among other headliners. It’s not complete without desserts: indulge in all-time favourite Tiramisu or refresh with Sorbetto. And in true Italian fashion, there’s a dainty selection of petit fours to end the meal.

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Dolce Vita is located on level 5, Mandarin Oriental5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797, p.+65 6885 3500. Opens Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 12-3pm and daily 6.30-10.30pm. Sunday Brunch prices start from $58+.

Noka Live! With Seki Takuma at Open Farm Community

If you’ve been craving Japanese food recently, you’re in luck. This 13 June, join the gathering at Open Farm Community, with a kitchen takeover by Seki Takuma, head chef of sister restaurant and soon-to-be-launched Noka. (It’s officially opening in July at Funan Mall, Singapore.) Expect no less than sustainable dining, with fresh produce from Edible Garden city such as oyster mushrooms and butterfly pea flowers, all prepared carefully by Chef Seki using authentic Japanese cooking techniques. Not to forget the premium rice and sake hailing from Niigata, this one-night-event is not to be missed.

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Noka Live! with Seki Takuma will be held on 13 June, 7-11pm, at Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248818. The 5-course dinner starts at $89+, with the option for full sake pairing program starting $55, full menu here.

Durian ‘Omakase’ with SukaWa

Start your Durian feast a little different this 2019: go Omakase style with SukaWa by 99 Old Trees. From 6 June to 31 August, join the adventure with durian experts and at least six durian cultivars, from Mao Shan Wang to the rare Black Thorn. There’s free-flow Mao Shan Wang or D24 durians (depending on availability) each session, together with homemade drinks and desserts for a cosy party. Limited to two sessions per week, up to a maximum of eight people.

SukaWa will be held from 6 June to 31 August, at Block 46 Owen Road #01-277, Singapore 210046, +65 9822 2495. Opens daily 11.30am-11pm. The session is priced at $48 for a introductory period until 20 June, thereafter will be priced at $60. Three day advance registration required. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Swap Your Cucumber For A Hendrick’s & Tonic

Yes it’s true – you’re paying for a Hendrick’s & Tonic with a cucumber. In the spirit of World Cucumber Day this 14 June, the humble green fruit will be accepted as legal tender.  With a vital role in the spirits’ distillation process, it’s no surprise that cucumbers are used as garnishes in Hendrick’s cocktails. Join the ‘Cucumber Hour’  from 7-10pm at any of the 42 participating bars (get list here) for this annual celebration, and of course, your G&T fix.

Cucumber Hour’ will be held on 14 June, from 7-10pm, at participating bars (full list here). Redemptions are limited to 60 per bar, and one per customer. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Spend Happy Hours at Artemis Grill In The Heart Of CBD

Happy Hour just got a new upgrade at Artemis Grill: it now starts at 3pm and lasts till closing, including weekends.

From now until September, head to their iconic Sky Lounge for your favourite beers ($10), cocktails ($15), and wines ($15).

From Kew Organic Gins and premium Pinot Grigio wine, to Pretty In Pink cocktails, try them all as you soak in the pretty skyline from the 40th floor.

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Artemis Grill is located at 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen Rooftop (Level 40), Singapore 048946, p. +65 6635 8677. Happy Hours are on weekdays 3-11pm, Sat 5pm-late. Closed on Sundays.