The new year often signals new beginnings, and that rings true with new food offerings about town. Venture into a brand new chapter at Preludio, or celebrate a new era at Brasserie Les Saveurs. With Valentine’s Day coming up, love birds can also share a sticky-sweet dessert with Ben & Jerry’s newly-launched Netflix original flavour.

Journey Through Time at Preludio

One year on from their debut, Preludio unveils a brand new chapter: Time. Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo pays homage to his Latin American roots in The Time Machine, a course consisting of five petit servings spotlighting different ingredients and cooking methods. With an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce, be treated to a playful medley of flavours, textures and colours. Pair your dishes with ‘scales of time’, a wine programme curated by Chip Steel. Choose bottles from sections such as Age of Vine – all above 70 years old – or Time to Drink Up, which features rare wines approaching their prime. Running its course over four seasons, Preludio will offer a new menu at the turn of each season. The 4-course Executive Set Lunch starts at S$58++.

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

Tuck Into New Asian Flavours at Verde Kitchen

In support of Earth Hour and Earth Day, Verde Kitchen is introducing a special seasonal menu featuring a modern twist on Asian flavours. This new farm-to-table menu offers simple, comforting dishes crafted from locally farmed produce, emphasising their commitment to a sustainable food system. Not-to-miss specials include the Impossible™ Meat Pasta Goreng (S$26++) – a gluten-free iteration of the hawker favourite served with local vegetables and a spicy sambal sauce.

Verde Kitchen is located at Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Rd Level 2, Singapore 238883, p. +65 6730 3397. Open Mon-Sat 10.30am – 4.30pm. Closed Sun.

Netflix and Chill with Ben & Jerry’s

Make Valentine’s Day extra sweet by surprising your beau with all-new Ben & Jerry’s. Head down to the Flagship Scoop Shop and be among the first in town to get a taste of Netflix and Chill’d (S$6++) before it hits shelves in March. Because nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like smooth peanut butter ice cream topped with Sweet & Salty Pretzel Swirls and rich Fudgy Brownies!

Ben & Jerry‘s Scoop Shop is located at 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd #01-25/25A, Singapore 238895, p. +65 6509 6470. Open Mon-Thu 11am – 10pm, Fri-Sun 11am – 10.30pm.

Meet Your Match at The Guild

Always up for a pint of beer? Now you get one alongside a shot of spirit. Sample your favourite ales and spirits without breaking the bank with The Guild’s Boilermaker promotion all month long. Sip on Brewers Penicillin (S$16) – a unique take on the classic cocktail by New York bartender Sam Ross – which pairs Young Master’s Cha Chaan Teng Gose with Port Charlotte, a single malt whisky from the Isle of Islay. Or go for the Rye on Rye (S$16), featuring Young Master’s oak-infused rye ale, Rye on Wood, complemented by the  flavours of vanilla, honey and spice in Bulleit Rye whiskey.

The Guild is located at 55 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089158, p. +65 9042 3900. Open Mon-Sat 12pm – 12am, Sun 3pm – 12am.

Familiar Flavours at Brasserie Les Saveurs

Newly-minted Executive Chef Thibault Chiumenti takes over the helm at Brasserie Les Saveurs with a revamped à la carte menu, featuring familiar yet enticing flavours from France. Begin your feast with the French native’s rendition of Pâté en Croûte (S$34.00++), a chilled pastry dish comprising pork and foie gras pâté flavoured with pistachios, herbs and onion compote. Those heading down with friends can also opt for hearty sharing platters such as the Côte de Bœuf (S$154.00++), serving up a whole 1.2kg worth of flavoured beef prime rib. Be sure to end the meal with the Moelleux au Chocolat (S$24.00++), and enjoy digging into a gooey chocolate core topped with vanilla bean ice cream.

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Brasserie Les Saveurs is located at The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road Lobby Level, Singapore 247911, p. +65 6506 6860. Open Mon-Sun 6.30am – 10pm.