With Valentine’s day done and dusted, it may seem like the near future is void of any upcoming festivities that would call for a fancy dinner. Don’t let that hinder you from exploring Singapore’s ever-changing culinary scene. From new premium lamb offerings at La Brasserie to The Certain Bar’s guest shift at Gibson and not to forget, free nourishing soup on behalf of YUN NAN for all its loyal customers, options are aplenty.
Yàn’s Star Grouper Three Ways Recommendation Menu
Head Chef Ng Sen Tio will be showcasing his culinary prowess as he presents the prized star grouper fish in three unique preparations, available only from 9 February to 30 March. Embark on a gastronomical journey starting off with the Sautéed Fillet with Luffa and Egg White – delicate morsels of the fish are accompanied by scrambled velvety egg whites and luffa gourd. This is followed by his flavour-packed Braised Fish Belly with Clam Sauce that consists of fried then braised slices of grouper coated in a rich clam sauce glaze. A reflection of the chef’s philosophy that every part of his ingredient should be utilised, the final course, Fish Head and Bone Soup with Chinese Parsley, is a nutritional concoction that brings together often discarded scraps of fish and aromatics like parsley and ginger. Left wanting more? Order any three of their enticing appetisers like Crispy Silver fish or Deep-fried Fresh Mushroom with Salted Egg Yolk for S$20++.
Yàn is located at #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957 , p. +65 6384 5585. Open daily 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm.
Gibson x The Certain Bar Guest Shift
With Shuhei Nomura of The Certain Bar – a highly-rated cocktail bar located in Fukuoka – helming the guest shift tonight at Gibson, you don’t have to travel far to get a taste of modern Japanese cocktails (S$23 each). What sets these innovative cocktails apart is the incorporation of organic, wild ingredients through molecular gastronomy techniques typically seen in a restaurant kitchen. Expect pleasantly complex tipples, namely Nomura’s take on the Old Fashioned – Togouchi whisky with hints of creamy brown butter and vanilla, or the fruitier Fusen, a mix of yuzu leaf gin with strawberry syrup, lemon, almond essence, and egg white. One thing’s for sure, you’re in for a sensory experience like no other.
Gibson is located at 20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834, p. +65 9114 8385. Open Mon-Thu 6pm – 1am, Fri-Sat 6pm – 2am. Closed Sun.
Little Joe Beef at Bedrock Bar & Grill
Swing by homegrown steakhouse Bedrock Bar & Grill, winner of Restaurant Association of Singapore’s ‘Best Steak Restaurant’ award in 2019, for its latest edition of World Meat Series. From now till 31 March, indulge in their four dishes starring the finest cuts of organic grass-fed beef flown in from all over the world. Dig into their Sugar Cured Beef (S$38++) paired with pickled pumpkin for that added tangy kick or share a Tomahawk Wellington (S$258++) – an upgrade from the traditional Beef Wellington that incorporates truffle mushroom duxelles and foie gras – with your friends. You can also stick to the classics with Steak & Potatoes seasoned with rosemary beef fat and shallot sauce (S$88++).
Bedrock Bar & Grill is located at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Rd, #01-05, Singapore 238163, p. +65 6238 0054. Open Mon-Sun 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm.
Te Mana Lamb at La Brasserie
La Brasserie is now showcasing its new arrival, Te Mana – a premium range of lamb renowned for its exceptional marbling and rich flavour profile, and the result of over a decade of experimentation. La Brasserie’s Executive Sous Chef Zacharie Ong has curated six dishes, each highlighting a different cut of the lamb to bring out its best flavours and textures. Some of these dishes are the succulent Lamb Loin (S$61) served with spring garden vegetables, black garlic purée, and caramelised parsnips, and Lamb Shank (S$56) prepared and presented bone-in to preserve the buttery marrow. If you’re in the mood for something experimental, the Arabica Coffee Smoked Lamb (S$30) with an unusual pairing of bittersweet Kahlua ice cream will appease your palate.
La Brasserie is located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, p. +65 6877 8911. Open Mon-Fri 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
Free Chicken Soup at YUNNANS
It’s safe to say that anything that helps boost our immunity system, especially amidst the ongoing epidemic, is warmly welcomed. YUN NANS is doing its part by dishing out free single portions of Chicken Soup with Night Blooming Cereus for every dine-in customer from now till further notice. Brimming with goodness, this slow-simmered broth concentrates the essence of chicken along with the nutritional value of night-blooming cereus that is known to cleanse the lungs, on top of generally improving one’s state of health. You can also send your loved ones a flask of the soup (S$19.90+, good for four persons) along with a personalised message, as a little pick-me-up!
Top Image: Bedrock Bar & Grill