Wines take centrestage this week as Marques de Casa Concha pairs their bottles with special dishes from twelve restaurants, while natural wine spot RVLT celebrates its second year with a beefy takeover. Pique your curiosity as New Ubin breaks the mould by serving up Singaporean tze char fare with fine French wines before ending the week with the new brunch offerings at LINO.

Breakfast and Brunch in a quiet neighbourhood

Located in the serene Binjai Park neighbourhood, LINO is bringing some excitement and energy with its new weekend breakfast and brunch menu. Curated by resident chef Joe, you’re looking at healthy and indulgent options like the guilt-free Papaya Bowl (S$14++) complete with acai-banana smoothie and the classic Italian Parma Ham Sandwich (S$15++). This heavier bite (they use crusty ciabatta-style crystal bread) is stuffed with premium ham, mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto so you get fatty, meaty goodness in every bite.

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LINO’s Brunch Affair is available on weekends and public holidays from 8.30am to 4.30pm at LINO, 7 Binjai Park, Singapore 589821, p. +65 6463 5282.

Ushidoki takes over RVLT for its second birthday

RVLT is celebrating its second year anniversary with a whole array of activities. Not straying from its focus on natural wines, this popular watering hole has incorporated them into an exclusive gastronomical experience together with Ushidoki, the fine dining restaurant known for their using the exclusive Ozaki beef. For one night only, Executive Chef Horohashi Nobuaki will embrace his playful side with a sinful beef-centric a la carte menu, featuring Braised Hamburg Steak in Red Wine Sauce (S$35++) and Ozaki Beef Katsu Sando (S$50++) paired with outstanding natural wines.

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Ushidoki Wagyu Kaiseki Kitchen Takeover is happening on 24 September 2019 from 6pm to 10.30pm at RVLT, 38 Carpenter St, Singapore 059917, p. +65 6909 5709.

Marques Perfect Match Season Two

Marques Perfect Match is back for its second season, challenging twelve leading chefs from known establishments such as Mitzo Restaurant and Bar, Salt Grill & Sky Bar, and The Botanic to pick their favourite wine from award-winning Chilean wine brand Marques de Casa Concha before conceptualising a dish that perfectly enhances the chosen wine’s complexity. That means your favourite pinot noirs, cab savs, and merlots might soon be paired with things like as Wine Poached Oysters, King Crab, and Wagyu Beef Cheek. Among others, of course.

The wine paring menu will be available till the end of October 2019 at these participating restaurants: Dusk, News & Gossip, Praelum, Smoke & Mirrors, Chef’s Table, Mitzo, Rabbit Carrot Gun, Ristorante Luka, Salt Grill & Sky Bar, The Botanic, Whitegrass, and Wine Universe.

French Wines and Singaporean tze char collide at New Ubin

The thought of pairing fine French wines with local hawker food might raise some eyebrows, but the old adage rings true: don’t knock it till you try it. For two special nights, the folks at New Ubin will be pairing the fine wines of the acclaimed Pierre Amadieu winery with truly Singaporean food. As a testament to New Ubin founder SM Pang’s wine pairing wizardry, delight your senses with the Pierre Amadieu Cotes Du Rhone Roulepierre Blanc paired with Impossible Meat Fries and Bak Kut Teh Shooters before indulging in the Pierre Amadieu ‘Le Pas de l’Agile’, paired with Pork Knuckle unabashedly done two ways: braised and crispy German-style.

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New Ubin’s Truly Singaporean Wine & Makan (S$98++) is happening on 24 September 2019 from 7.30pm onwards at New Ubin CHIJMES and on 25 September 2019 from 7.30 onwards at New Ubin Zhongshan Park.

Go Green with Jamie’s Italian

In conjunction with the launch of Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook Veg, Jamie’s Italian Singapore has unveiled a generous spread of meat-free alternatives that will rotate on a weekly basis from now till 30 November 2019. Diners can look forward to daily vegetarian specials from the cookbook’s recipes in a Two-Course Set Lunch menu (S$27.95++), highlighting creations such as the Homemade Gnocchi with Herby Pesto and Mushroom Penne. The vegetarian specials are available all day, while the two course set lunch is available on Mondays to Fridays from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

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Jamie’s Italian Singapore is located at #01-165/167 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585, and #01-01/04 Forum the Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238884.

Top Image: Marques Perfect Match