We’ve got Chinese New Year feasting on the cards this weekend, but there’s lots more to chow down on besides. Spice Brasserie and Tanjong Beach Club have both revamped their offerings, promising a mix of wholesome and indulgent grub. The booze situation is looking bright too, with tempting Lunar New Year tipples from IB HQ, a Mount Gay rare expression in town, and a new beer ‘n’ brunch affair by Heart of Darkness.

Mount Gay Releases Rare Rum Bottling

Rum aficionados, there’s a rare new Mount Gay bottling to grace your collection. The second release in Mount Gay’s Master Blender Collection, the Mount Gay Pot Still Rum is crafted solely from pot still-distilled rums − a rich homage to how this spirit was originally made for centuries. Six months of maturation in ex-whisky casks yields a toasty, spicy number, rich with butterscotch and delightful hints of oak. With only 60 bottles available in Singapore, this is one sipping experience not to miss.

The limited-edition Mount Gay Pot Still Rum is currently retailing online at AsherBWS and La Maison Du Whisky. It is also served exclusively at the following bars and restaurants: Cuba Libre, Lime House, Origin Bar, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, Ah Sam Cold Drinks Stall, and Neon Pigeon.

IB HQ Brews Up Chinese New Year Tipples

Toast to the Year of the Rat with IB HQ‘s Chinese New Year cocktail menu, presented auspiciously in two parts. The first part pays tribute to staple ingredients from various regions of China, from an East China tipple inspired by Fujian’s famed Lapsang Souchong tea to a West China cocktail laced with house-made osmanthus liqueur. The second part of the menu, ‘Mahjong‘, is a cheeky cross between dicing and drinking − roll the dice and pick your tiles to determine which concoction you’ll be having. Cocktails are priced at S$22++, while mocktails are priced at S$12++.

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IB HQ‘s CNY cocktail menu is available from 16 January to 16 February 2020 at 774A North Bridge Road, Singapore 198742, p. +65 9024 3234.

Tanjong Beach Club Refreshes All-Day Dining Menu

Need a beach break for your start-of-year blues? There’s sun, sand, and seafood to be had with Tanjong Beach Club’s new all-day dining menu. Besides a very indulgent Tanjong Seafood Platter (S$148++) swimming with oysters, prawns, and whole lobster, the menu offers a wholesome array of vegetarian and gluten-free salads. Meatier options like Roasted Half Spring Chicken (S$29++) and Crispy Skin Barramundi (S$34++) make for great beach day fuel.

Tanjong Beach Club‘s new all-day dining menu is available daily at 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942, p. +65 6270 1355. 

Heart of Darkness Launches Sunday Free Flow & Brunch

Get your Sunday brunch hopping with a pint or three at Tras Street taproom Heart of Darkness, an outpost of the famed Vietnam-based brewery. Their glorious new Sunday Free Flow (S$88 nett per pax) is a three-hour ticket to 30 craft beers on tap, including the iconic Kurtz’s Insane IPAFutile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner, and Director’s Cacao Nib Porter − all cold-chained straight from Saigon. Pair your bottomless booze with comfort fare from the brunch menu, from classic Mac & Cheese to the hearty HOD Big Breakfast.

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Heart of Darkness‘ Sunday Free Flow and Brunch are available on Sundays from 11am to 4pm, at 55 Tras Street, Singapore 078994, p. +65 6208 7940. 

Spice Brasserie Revamps Buffet Spreads

After a two-month-long facelift, Spice Brasserie is back with a gleaming new look and a revamped buffet line to match. You’ll find four live stations dishing up the brasserie’s signature blend of Asian street food with luxurious twists. Start off wholesome with superfoods from the Asian Salad Bar, indulge in claypot dishes and juicy surf ‘n’ turf from the Charcoal Grill, then spice up your plate with North and South Indian nosh from the Tandoor station. Wash it all down with some Teppanyaki Ice Cream, featuring funky flavours like piña colada. Lunch buffet prices start from S$34++, while dinner buffet prices begin from S$42++ per pax.

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Spice Brasserie‘s revamped buffet line is available daily at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Lobby Level, 181 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533, p. +65 6428 3160.

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