Expect this week to lack excitement? Think again, what with whisky brands like Mars Iwai and The Dalmore for you to try. In celebration of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, there’s plenty happening across town, including a yummy four-hands Basque dinner. There’s also a refreshed menu at ATLAS and a cool sake delivery service that’s new in town.

Michito Kaneko: Guest Shifts at Tess Bar and Neon Pigeon

Feeling the mid-week blues? Get your tipple fix from DIAGEO Global World Class Bartender of the Year 2015 and owner of Nara’s Lamp Bar, Michito Kaneko. He’ll be in town to introduce his Mars Iwai whisky cocktail creations. Distilled in Shinshu, Nagano Prefecture, Mars Iwai is Japan’s third largest whisky producer. Look forward to drinks such as the spirit-forward FROM FOREST (森から) featuring housemade forest bitters and ingredients like hinoki and burdock, as well as the bizarre yoghurt-infused Colourless (透明).

Find Michito Kaneko at Tess Bar & Kitchen on 19 June 2019, 8pm – 12am, and at Neon Pigeon on 2o June 2019 7pm – 10pm.

 A Revamped Menu by Executive Chef Loki Lynch at ATLAS

Sitting at No. 5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019, ATLAS is not only one of Singapore’s swankiest drinking places, but also a showstopper when it comes to their food. With a new direction from Executive Chef Lachlan ‘Loki’ Lynch, the dining menu showcases a range of dishes, from mains such as the Pan-Roasted Market Fish that’s drizzled with creamy lemon yoghurt, to smaller biters like Mini Lobster Rolls and the Lamb Kofta. Dig in!

ATLAS is located at Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188778, p. +65 6396 4466. Open Mon-Thu 10am – 1am, Fri 10am – 2am and Sat 3pm – 2am. Closed Sun.

SAKE TO GO: Get Hand-Picked Sake Delivered To You In An Hour

For the office crowd and city dwellers, you can now satiate your sake cravings with SAKE TO GO, a collaboration between importers IPPIN and sake lecturer Ayumi Fujishiro. Sourcing from 11 modern breweries across Japan, you’ll be able to get a sip of good quality sake without breaking the bank. Categories to choose from include For Cheers if you possess a sweeter palate, or the TAKE IT EASY for bottles that go well with everything. Here’s some good news: be entitled to a 20% discount when purchasing a basket worth over $50 from now to 30 June 2019.

SAKE TO GO is currently delivering to the Tanjong Pagar, Clarke Quay, Raffles Place, and River Valley neighbourhood. 

The Dalmore’s Limited-Edition Royal Feast

Dive into the world of whisky appreciation next Wednesday with The Dalmore, which has partnered with db Bistro & Oyster Bar to present their exclusive Royal Feast. Priced at $188++ per person and hosted by Whyte & Mackay’s whisky specialist Stephen Martin, the four-course meal starts with Chilled Lobster Cocktail and ends with some lovely Aged Stilton Cheese. Each dish is accompanied by one of their single malt Scotch, and the highlight is the King Alexander III that you’ll be toasting with at the end. The feast is limited to 20 people, so make your bookings quick.

The Royal Feast is happening on 26 June 2019 from 7pm onwards at db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud. RSVP to dbprivatedining@MarinaBaySands.com.

Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao x Basque Kitchen by Aitor

For a taste of authentic Basque cuisine, look no further than Basque Kitchen by Aitor, which will host a four-hands eight-course meal amidst the World’s 50 Best Restaurants festivities. Jointly created by both Head Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive and Josean Alija of Spain’s Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao, the collaboration presents a modern take on the cuisine and will be available for both lunch ($248++ per person, additional $98++ for drink pairing) and dinner ($288++ per person, additional $98++ for drink pairing).

Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao x Basque Kitchen by Aitor is happening on 21 June 2019 (lunch at 12pm and dinner at 6.30pm) and 22nd June 2019 (lunch at 12pm) at Basque Kitchen by Aitor.

Top Image: ATLAS