This week, drink to excess at our favourite downtown gin haunt, celebrate the best of vino through a new wine festival, and savour tender dry-aged beef from the Emerald Isle. Also, try Japanese cuisine from two ends of the spectrum – traditional offerings of Nagasaki in an authentic omakase, and a sake pairing with the unlikeliest of partners in a one-night-only event.
1-Group’s Wine Lust Journeys: 6 Things to Do
If you think wine is snobby and inaccessible, this extravaganza might just change your mind. The 1-Group is organising its first ever wining and dining festival, Wine Lust Journeys, which will see a programme of wine adventures at four dining venues. This Sunday (27 Aug) at Botanico at The Garage, immerse in a 3-hour tasting session of a stunning selection of 69 wine labels for just $35 nett (top up for a 4-course brunch or another wine, water, and food masterclass by San Pellegrino and Culina). Over at Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion (Mon, 28 Aug), enjoy an elegant Italian 5-course wine pairing dinner featuring wines from Piedmont and Veneto at $148++. Again later in the week (Thu, 31 Aug), make your way up to Stellar at 1-Altitude to celebrate International Cabernet Day with six tasty blends from six winemakers ($50 nett) at a standing cocktail party, complete with lots of cheese.
And there’s more happening at The Summerhouse and Botanico at The Garage, from a unique 5-course wine-pairing ‘dinner in the vineyard’ experience ($125++) with premium vintages from Woodstock Wine Estate to an attractive ‘ONE’ deal, offering one free main course with purchase of one main course plus one bottle of Katnook, Montes, Woodstock, Leeuwin wine. Full details here!
Wine Lust Journeys is happening now till 13 September 2017 at Stellar @ 1-Altitude, Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion, The Garage, and The Summerhouse.
Bedrock Bar & Grill presents World Meat Series: A Taste of Ireland
Delve into the secrets of Irish beef at the second edition of Bedrock Bar & Grill’s World Meat Series. Aptly named A Taste of Ireland, offerings include specially imported 60-day dry-aged meat from supplier John Stone in Ireland, who has dry-aged meat for nearly half a century. Savour the flavoursome beef across all cuts, from the Aged Heart of Rump Salad ($38++) to the super-tender 60-Day Dry Aged Ribeye (300g for $98++).
Treat yourselves to the World Meat Series Second Edition: A Taste of Ireland from now till 30 September 2017 at Bedrock Bar & Grill, 96 Somerset Rd, #01-05, Singapore 238163, p. +65 6238 0054. Open Mon-Sun 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 8pm, 8.30pm – 11pm.
Three Hours of Free-Flow Gin at Cin Cin’s Gin Treasury
With over 50 labels of gin and a curated range of tonics lining the bar, Cin Cin is the place to be for lovers of the juniper juice. And come Saturday, gin will be free-flow for three hours with Cin Cin’s Gin Treasury, a gin buffet with complimentary bar bites at an affordable $58++. Bring all your friends down by 9pm for the ultimate gin party – even those not fond can order house wines and Carlsberg beer instead.
Enjoy the Gin Treasury every Saturday at Cin Cin, 100 Peck Seah St, #01-02 Oasia Hotel, Singapore 079333, p. +65 6385 2604. Available Sat 5pm – 1am (last seating for free-flow gin at 9pm).
Kanda Wadatsumi’s Seasonal Prefecture Menu: Seafood from Nagasaki
Travel to Nagasaki Prefecture with Kanda Wadatsumi‘s latest seasonal menu, as delectable seafood from Japan’s longest coastline is presented by executive chef Hara Shinji in an eight-course omakase ($120++) and several featured dishes. Relish the fresh flavours of the Anago (sea eel) and succulent Madako (octopus), and even compliment your meal with sakes such as the Saito Honjyozo ($22 per 180ml/$80 per 720ml).
Taste the menu from now till 31 August 2017 at Kanda Wadatsumi, located at 50 Tras St, Singapore 078989, p. +65 6221 6264. Open Mon-Sat 12pm – 3pm, 6pm– 11pm. Closed Sun and PHs.
Superlife Co. x Inter Rice Asia: Sake Pairing with Quinoa
Bored of the usual sake pairings with traditional Japanese cuisine? Expand your horizons with this unlikely duo of sake and quinoa in a masterclass and dinner this Saturday. Learn Asian-inspired quinoa dishes from quinoa specialists Superlife Co. and enjoy tapas after, paired with sake imported from Japan’s Senkin brewery.
The Chicken Teriyaki Quinoa Croquettes come with the Senkin Modern Muku (White Label), while the Pork Kimchi Quinoa-stuffed Mushrooms topped with Mozzarella will be paired with the Senkin Modern Omachi (Blue Label), among others.
Cover image: Gin Treasury Experience, courtesy of Cin Cin