Happy New Year! Whether you’re still recovering from post-festive partying or already revving up for Chinese New Year, time, tide, and Singapore’s food scene waits for absolutely no one. Back for a new decade of good food, the Weekly Grub is returning with a vengeance, from BEERger Mondays at The Guild to truffle dinners at db Bistro. But first:
The Clifford Pier Collabs With Ah Hua Kelong
The Clifford Pier joins hands with homegrown fish farm Ah Hua Kelong for its first culinary promotion of the year. From 6 to 17 January 2020, choose from an array of dishes created by Executive Sous Chef Zacharie Ong and Ah Hua Kelong’s culinary team, available in a la carte as well as set lunch and dinner menus at The Clifford Pier. Savour Ah Hua Kelong’s freshest harvest in highlights like the Lala Chawanmushi with Brown Butter and Garlic Kudzu, Sautéed Green Lipped Mussel with Spicy Lemongrass and Dried Shrimp Chilli, and the Whole Crispy Pearl Grouper (800g) with Spicy Kicap Manis, Pomelo and Green Mango Slaw, Torch Ginger Flower.
The Clifford Pier is located at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Qy, Singapore 049326, p. +65 6597 5266. Open Mon-Fri 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am – 2pm, 3pm-5pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
A Week of Truffle Dinners at db Bistro & Oyster Bar
This second week of January brings the exclusive chance for truffle-lovers to wine and dine themselves silly at Marina Bay Sands’ db Bistro & Oyster Bar. Celebrate truffle season with a Four-Course Truffle Dinner Menu (S$128++) from 8 to 12 January (with the exception of 10 January). On the 10th of January, luxuriate over the bistro’s one-night only 6-course black and white truffle dinner (S$328++), with a chance to meet Chef Boulud in person. All dinners will feature fresh Piedmont white truffles and the highly prized Perigord black truffles; the latter best known for their robust aroma and intense earthy flavours.
Afternoon Tea at The Capitol Kempinski
Not ready to go full-swing into work? Idle away an afternoon at The Capitol Kempinski with a slice of quintessential British indulgence. A selection of puffs, pastries, and scones will served atop tiers on a stunning ceramic display, and a comprehensive selection of TWG TEA teas will be available, each carefully chosen and freshly brewed to complement the courses of each tier. The Five-Course Afternoon High Tea (S$58++ with tea pairing, S$78++ with tea pairing and two glasses of champagne) will be served every day, 3pm to 5pm at the Lobby Lounge.
Lobby Lounge at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is located at 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906, p. +65 6715 6871. Open daily, 11am-10pm.
Caviar Colony And Dom Pérignon at The Caviar Bar
While you get fancy over tea at The Capitol Kempinski, save luxury dinners for the Caviar Bar at 28Wilkie. Singapore-borne Caviar Colony has announced a partnership with Dom Pérignon, bringing together ethically-raised sturgeon caviar – from rare Kaluga to a unique Russian Hybrid – with prestige champagne. Expect five new snacks off the caviar bar in a specially created menu by Head Chef Matteo Ponti, including the classic pairing of scrambled eggs on pan brioche, topped with caviar and chopped chives, and Draniki, a potato and onion pancake topped with caviar, stracciatella cheese, and kelp powder.
28Wilkie is located at 28 Wilkie Rd, #01-01, Singapore 228051, p. +65 9776 2828. Open Mon-Sat, 4pm-10.30pm.
BEERger Mondays at The Guild
For the 13th and 20th of January, chase the Monday blues away with The Guild’s BEERger Mondays. Experience the mind-blowing combination that is Head Chef Alton Huang’s savoury Guild Burger (U.P S$26++) and a pint of Young Master Ale’s core beers (U.P. S$16-$$17++) for just S$20++. Stacked tall with a 160g Australian grass-fed beef patty, nutty Irish Cheddar and sweet caramelised onions, this burger’s best washed down with a malty Classic Pale Ale, Contemporary Pilsner, or, if your tastes skew for the sour, the lip-puckering good Cha Chaan Teng Gose.
The Guild is located at 55 Keong Saik Rd, #01-01, Singapore 089158, p. +65 9042 3900. Open Mon-Sat 12pm – 1am, Sun 3pm – 12am.
Top Image: The Clifford Pier