It may be summer year-round for us in Singapore, but we’re certainly not missing out on fall’s scrumptious bounty. From decadent white truffles to hairy crab feasts, there’s plenty of autumnal delights to fill our plates this week. As for the drinks, raise a toast to local flavours with Nutmeg & Clove’s menu refresh, and round off with dark, silky beers from a S’pore-Hong Kong colla-brew-ation.

Native & Young Master Ales Launch Thick Skin

Amoy Street bar Native has earned quite the reputation for funky tipples featuring foraged ingredients, and you’ll find more of the same genius in its latest collab with Hong Kong’s Young Master Ales. Brewed with cacao husks and cascara skins typically discarded as waste, Thick Skin is a creamy stout boasting rich notes of earthy chocolate and tinges of dark fruit. Sessionable and sustainable, you’ll have downed a few pints of this liquid dessert before you know it.

Thick Skin is now available on the Young Master Ales online store.

Shang Social Throws A Hairy Crab Feast

Getting crabby with crustacean cravings? Over at Jewel Changi, Chinese restaurant Shang Social has a Hairy Crab Feast (S$138++ per person) for you. The seven-course menu has been curated by Shangri-La Group’s Chinese Executive Chef Gordon Leung, and will showcase the autumnal delicacy transformed by Chef Leung’s masterful wokhei techniques. Your feast will begin with plump Steamed Hairy Crab and Pork Dumplings, unfolding through mouthwatering morsels like Wok-Fried Prawn and Hairy Crab Meat, before concluding with Glutinous Rice Dumplings in Ginger Tea.

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Shang Social’s Hairy Crab Feast is available from now till 10 November 2019 at #01-219 Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666, p. +65 6346 0260.

Culina Gives Back For Its Silver Jubilee

For gourmet retailer Culina, it’s been 25 fine years of plying us with epicurean foods and wines. To mark its silver anniversary, this homegrown purveyor is giving back to society’s most disenfranchised. On 26 October, 25% of all transactions made across Culina’s bistro, wine bar, and market at COMO Dempsey will be donated to HCSA Academy, an academy providing F&B training to vulnerable individuals from all walks of life. And if you’d like to contribute further to empowering HCSA’s beneficiaries, you can do so at donation boxes available till end-December.

Culina’s 25th anniversary initiative is happening on 26 October 2019 at 15 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249675, p. +65 6474 7338.

Nutmeg & Clove Unveils New Menu

Fresh off its leap into the ranks of World’s 50 Best Bars 2019, Nutmeg & Clove has more surprises in store. Its 12 cocktail-strong menu refresh, Tasty Origins of the Five Pillars, is a toast to the signature cuisine of Singapore’s five ethnic groups − think Indian chai masala, Peranakan rojak, Chinese chicken rice, Malay nasi lemak, Eurasian acar, and more. The Bloody Mary gets even wackier with Bloody Crabs, a chili crab-inspired twist on the iconic hangover cure, while the buttery Auntie Sugee turns our favourite almond sugee cake into liquid dessert.

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Flavours & Memories Vol. 3: “Tasty Origins of the Five Pillars” by Nutmeg & Clove is available from Mon to Sat, at 10A Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069789, p. +65 9389 9301.

White Truffle Season Is Back at LaBrezza

Tis’ the season … to be savouring some nutty, funky white truffles. Famously dubbed the “diamond of the kitchen”, this fungi gem returns to St. Regis restaurant LaBrezza in five luxurious seasonal dishes. Get your fill of Italian traditional fare with Baccalà e Tartufo, a salted cod dish with sautéed cabbage and potato velouté, or Faraona Con Panna e Tartufo, braised guinea fowl with creamy polenta − each jazzed up with Alba truffle shavings. Be sure to save space for dessert in the form of Zeppole, Nocciole Tartufo − Chantilly cream-filled dough puffs sprinkled with more truffly goodness.

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LaBrezza‘s Seasonal White Truffle Menu is available from now till 30 November 2019 at The St. Regis Singapore, Level 2, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, p. +65 6506 6884.

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