This week, there’s something for everybody. Indulge in fine dining at Lewin Terrace or with the Love Dining Celebrity Edition by American Express; celebrate Holi with a quality buffet spread or with a launch of a new whisky; and there’s finally something more savoury forward for those looking to detox than the juice cleanse.
American Express Launches Love Dining Celebrity Edition
After months in the making, the folks at American Express have finally kick started their limited-edition dining collaboration of pairing personal memories and inspirations of celebrity influencers and the culinary expertise of four hotel restaurants. The campaign sees dessert chef Janice Wong with Skirt at W Singapore Sentosa Cove, local actress Jeanette Aw with Wan Hao at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, home chef Lennard Yong (aka @lennardy) with La Brezza at The St. Regis Singapore, and media personality Pornsak Prajakwit with The Line at Shangri-La Singapore. Starting from $62++, American Express Platinum Series Card Members can enjoy savings up to 50% as part of their Love Dining privileges.
Love Dining Celebrity Edition is available now till 3 May 2017. See here for more information.
Celebrate Holi at Tiffin Room
Historically signifying the triumph of good over evil, you might be more familiar with Holi as the festival of colours in India, and Chef Kuldeep Negi at Tiffin Room has curated a buffet spread of traditional dishes that reflect the exuberance of the festival! Available 10-19 March 2017, the lunch (12pm-2pm, $68++ per adult) and dinner (7pm-10pm, $78++ per adult) buffet will feature appetisers like Dahi Bhalla, lentil dumplings served in yoghurt, Lamb Samosas, and Gulabi Murgh Tikka, chicken marinated with saffron and rose. Continue with main dishes such as Prawn Curry and Amritsari Chole (chickpeas cooked Punjabi style) and a bevy of desserts like Gujiyas, sweet dumplings of flour, coconut milk, and dried fruit.
Tiffin Room is located at Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, p. +65 6412 1190.
Lewin Terrace Introduces 2017 Spring Menus
Strongly associated with bitterness – out of the five basic tastes detected by the human palate – spring has sprung at Japanese-French fine-dining restaurant Lewin Terrace in the form of artfully crafted five- and seven-course menus. Executive Chef Keisuke Matsumoto reinterprets bitterness with creations like Sakuradai, sea bream with pickled yama udo (Japanese mountain root) in a pandan-infused sauce and a scattering of dried sakura blossoms. In Wagyu Meets Tiger, a wagyu brisket stew is invigorated by dried figs and apricots, as well as Tiger beer. Available till 31 May 2017, the five- and seven-course menus are priced at $118++ and $188++ respectively.
Lewin Terrace is located at 21 Lewin Terrace, Singapore 179290, p. +65 6333 9905. Open Tue-Sun 12pm-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm.
Johnnie Walker Launches Limited Edition Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish
Johnnie Walker has launched its second bottling under the Blenders’ Batch portfolio, which features experimental Scotch whiskies that challenge tradition. Aged in first-fill bourbon casks and finished in former rye casks, the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish features whisky from distilleries like Dufftown and the now-defunct Port Dundas. At local launch of the whisky, Johnnie Walker’s parent company Diageo also unveiled Kino Soh, owner and bartender of Highball, as Brand Ambassador of the Jonnie Walker portfolio. Priced at $120 for a one-litre bottle, the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish will be available at speakeasy bars, specialist retail outlets and select ecommerce sites. See here for more information.
Whole Food Soups Available at HIC
One of the pioneers of juice cleansing in Singapore has come up with a revolutionary range of five soups. Developed by HIC’s founder and CEO Lihui Li (who’s also a certified healthcoach and the company’s in-house nutrionist), the soups claim to use no additives, are low in sodium and are free of corn, soy, gluten, and dairy. Blended at low heat to retain natural fibre and nutritional goodness, flavours include Creamy Mushroom, Tomato Basil, Watercress Zucchini, Green Pea, and Carrot ‘N’ Spice. HIC soups are available as part of the Nourish Cleanse (starts from $95 a day) or the 5:2 Soup Diet ($185 for two weeks).
Top Image: Tuna Tartare with Bonito Soy, La Brezza, AMEX Love Dining