It’s high August, but we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. Celebrate the season’s last with Preludio‘s new summer menu, or refresh yourself on a hot afternoon with a floral high tea at Marina Mandarin. Tipplers are also in luck this week – there’s a new wine destination at The Fullerton to check out, plus free-flow bubbly over at Summerlong.

Fresh Summer Menu at Preludio

For these sultry summer days, Preludio is refreshing its menu with seasonal ingredients. Get a whiff of arctic cool with Deadliest Catch, a dish of Alaskan King Crab sweetened with avocado mousse and coconut jelly. Make It Pop offers a twist on foie gras with a glaze of coffee kombucha, passionfruit spheres, and smoked olive oil powder. And for the cheese course, indulge in the seasonal goat’s cheese Mistralou, known for its full-bodied floral flavors.

Preludio’s summer creations are available for lunch in the 7-course Chef’s Selection (S$98++) or 4-course Executive Set (S$58++). Evening diners can opt for a 6-course (S$188++) or 8-course dinner (S$238++).

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Preludio is located at 182 Cecil Street, Frasers Tower #03-01/02, Singapore 069547, p. +65 6904 5686. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am − 2.30pm for lunch, and Mon-Sat 6pm − 10pm for dinner. Closed Sun. 

Bacardi Launches Premium Aged Rums

It’s a rum time for Singapore’s classy partiers with the launch of Bacardi’s Premium Portfolio. Two of the three premium aged rums – each made from high-quality Fiji and Mexico molasses and matured under the Caribbean sun – are new, including the Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez (S$127). As the name suggests, this dark rum has been barrel-aged for ten years, and its luxurious notes of caramelized vanilla and oak might just convert a whisky drinker. Sip the Bacardi Reserva Ocho (S$110) for warm notes of apricot and nutmeg, or savor aromatic cloves and honey with the Bacardi Añejo Cuatro (S$78), that’s also great in a cocktail.

BACARDÍ premium rums will be available at cocktail bars islandwide, and at Habitat by Honestbee (both online and in-store) from 19 August 2019 onwards.

Grand Cru Debuts at The Fullerton Hotel

With fine wine retailer Grand Cru taking space at The Fullerton Hotel, picking out the perfect bottle just got easier. Grand Cru, Wine Concierge carries more than 500 top-tier labels such as Ramonet and Bodegas Muga, and has dedicated sommeliers on hand to help you with selection. But if you’d rather wine and dine on the hotel’s charming premises, head over to Grand Cru at South Courtyard. In this airy courtyard, you can enjoy your wine by the glass, half or full bottle, paired with local favorites like char kway teow.

Grand Cru, Wine Concierge is located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, #01-07, Singapore 049178 , p. +65 9067 8497. Open Mon-Sat 11am − 8pm.

Grand Cru at South Courtyard is located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, South Courtyard Lobby Level 1, Singapore 049178 , p. +65  6877 8911 / 8912 . Open Mon-Sat 6.30pm − 12am.

‘Wine Down’ your Wednesdays at Summerlong

Get over hump day with a flute of bubbly at Summerlong’s Wine Down Wednesdays. The Mediterranean restaurant is offering free-flow house reds, whites, and bubbles on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy unlimited pours of Italian and French house wines at S$39++ from 6pm to 8pm, and at S$45++ from 6pm to 9pm. At the same time, fill up on Mediterranean-inspired canapés, including the Herb Marinated Octopus with creamy Potato Puree ($6++ per piece) and the Crispy Baby Squid ($6++ per piece).

Summerlong‘s new Wine Down Wednesdays will be happening on Wednesday evenings at #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252, p. +65  6235 1225.

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Japanese Floral High Tea at Marina Mandarin Singapore 

There’s more than sakura to Japan’s floral delights. Marina Mandarin’s new Japanese Floral High Tea (S$38++) presents a three-tier stand of sweet and savory bites, gorgeously designed with floral elements. Highlights include the Floral Elixir, a ruby chocolate ball which encases sponge cake flavored with Hokkaido lavender. Another floral gem on offer is Blossom, a sakura cream profiterole crowned with a chocolate tsubaki flower.

Marina Mandarin Singapore’s new Japanese Floral High Tea is available daily from 1pm – 5pm at The Atrium Lounge, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594, p. +65 6845 1000.

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