Italian cuisine is more than just pizza and pasta. Basilico, Regent Singapore’s flagship Italian restaurant, presents a gastronomic array that’s as varied as the many regions of Italy.
Showcasing a different region each month, their well received wine dinners and Basilissimo (Best of Basilico) dinner draw inspiration hugely from the regions’ rich culture and produce.
The culinary team works hand-in-hand with an esteemed wine estate from the showcased region each month, creating exemplary pairings of food and wine in an intimate Wine Dinner affair.
“Winesday Night Live” happens every Wednesday, where you will enjoy 50 percent off selected regional wines. Look forward to the “live” station where their chef will demonstrate the art of pasta making.
This rustic pasta-cutting tool ensures that the width of the pasta is consistent.
Basilissimo Three-course Dinner with Antipasti Buffet, Dessert Buffet and your choice of Mains at $78++ per person, $108++ with 2 glasses of wine pairing and $128++ with 3 glasses of wine pairing. 6.30pm to 10pm.
The popular three-course Basilissimo dinner has recently launched the “Italian Journey”, which begins with a spectrum of antipasti, featuring premium cold cuts, cheeses, marinated seafood and seasonal vegetables.
Cold cuts include Mortadella, Coppa, Prosciutto di Parma, Prosciutto Cotto and Salame Pugliese. Continue reading →
HANSANG Korean Restaurant at Grandstand proudly and rightfully claims to be Singapore’s biggest Korean restaurant till date. This flagship outlet is the establishment’s third outlet, after its Holland Village and Novena Square 2 outlets.
Spanning across a whopping 12,500 square feet of space, this spacious 200-seater restaurant houses HANSANG’s central kitchen, 10 VIP rooms and a mini Korean supermarket, LotteMart, which is well stocked with Korean imports that home-sick Koreans residing in Singapore are hankering for.
Assortment of side dishes
In Korean, “HANSANG” describes the generosity and hospitality of the host. In that spirit, this restaurant welcomes all guests to step in and enjoy its splendid spread of Korean cuisine in a cordial environment.
The giant screen in the middle of the restaurant screens popular Korean dramas and K-POP music videos throughout its operating hours. What impresses the most is the sumptuous array of over 100 authentic Korean dishes. Continue reading →
In line with the upcoming grand opening of Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is presenting an extensive array of Turkish Delights at The Line from 15 to 24 March 2013.
Diners of the Turkish Delights promotion get to stand a chance of winning the grand prize of return business class air tickets on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul and a three-night stay at the new Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. Other prizes include weekend stays at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s newly renovated Garden Wing and rejuvenating treatments at Singapore’s first CHI, The Spa.
The Line’s impressive theatrical kitchens feature “live” carving stations, freshly baked breads and authentic dips and pastes to accompany. During the ten-day promotion, the menu is rotated daily, offering an extensive selection of Turkish signature dishes that will bring Turkey closer to you in an instance. Continue reading →
In my books, Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Singapore ranks top 5 amongst the countless buffet restaurants scattered around our island. The quality never disappoints, and the vast variety satisfies the pickiest of eaters.
From 12 to 28 March 2013, seafood from Norway is in the limelight at Triple Three. The Nordic waters are more nutritious during this time of the year; hence there is no better period than now to feast heartily on seafood. Not to be missed are signature dishes by Norwegian guest chef Adrian Løvold. Continue reading →
This March, famous chocolate producer of Florence, Chef Claudio Pistocchi, collaborates with Hilton Singapore for a chocolaty Easter and a Cioccolato Dining Experience at il Cielo.
The Hilton Singapore pastry team and il Cielo restaurant chef Omar Bernardi will be presenting an array of chocolaty sweet treats and savouries. This first-ever collaboration will pique the interest of ardent fans of chocolates and gourmands who anticipate with gusto. Continue reading →
Weekends are for family bonding; Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa makes for the perfect location to spend the day with your entire family. Barnacles is offering a fun-filled dining package from January 2013, whereby you needn’t have to book a hotel room in order to enjoy the facilities, from 12 till 6pm.
The Sunday Garden Party by the Sea includes a seafood buffet spread, replete with a children’s buffet corner at Barnacles.
Valentine’s Day would be incomplete without chocolate –those sensuously dark chocolate that boasts aphrodisiac attributes.
For 3 days only, Pan Pacific Singapore is offering an array of chocolaty delights for the lovebirds, which include their signature Crunchy Hazelnut Chocolate Dome, Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Macarons, Chocolate Pralines, Rose Meringues, a Chocolate Fountain with various condiments, and Chocolate Milk Shakes.
The chocolate buffet is available from 14 to 16 February 2013, 3pm to 5pm, at $48++ per person.
Red Wine Rustic Chocolate Macaron
Raspberry Chocolate Tart
Assortment of chocolate truffles and pralines
“Love Potions” ($24++/$36++ for two)
Specially concocted love cocktails are available from 1 to 28 February 2013; LUST ($36++ for two) comprises citron vodka, cointreau, mixed berries and champagne, while the non-alcoholic version DESIRE ($24++ for two) comprises mixed berries, fresh lemon juice, cranberry juice and ginger beer.
Sip on refreshingly potent libations while exchanging sweet whisperings, comfortably in the “lantern-inspired” pods that form a romantic backdrop this season of love and lust.
For reservations or enquiries, please call (65) 6826 8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decked out in Chinese New Year ornaments, flowers and vibrant shades of red, it isn’t hard to guess what Plaza Brasserie’s (ever-changing) theme is this season! Available from 28 January to 24 February 2013, the Prosperity Buffet Feast will satiate your deepest cravings, with an abundance of festive delicacies. Continue reading →
Christmas is in 2 days!!!! Can you hear the sleigh bells jingling? Ring ting tingling…
Decked in shimmering silver, white and blue, a snowing backdrop is not requisite for diners to feel the Christmas vibe at Plaza Brasserie. Whistles and party blowers are provided at your table for a fun-filled dining experience! Santa Clause will also be making his rounds on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to distribute goodies to children dining there.
This year, the hotel introduces Pork Knuckles served in Asian inspired Spicy Sauce and Red Wine Sauce, alongside traditional Roasted Turkey, Honey Baked Ham with Pineapple and Cranberry Sauce and Meat Loaf served as part of the festive treats. Continue reading →
Open House is a modern restaurant located on the forth floor of Grand Park Orchard, offering all day dining daily with both international buffet and a-la-carte menus.
My first impression of the restaurant was: chic, classy, neat, and… where’s the food, is that it?
Supposedly a buffet restaurant, I imagined there to be an abundance of food where ravenous diners pile on their plates and vie for the last morsel, awaiting fresh replenishments thereafter.
This isn’t the case for Open House.
Striving for quality and not quantity, they maintain the freshness of the food by offering live stations, where diners are treated to piping-hot food that are fresh from the stove/oven –such as freshly made pizzas and cooked-to-order claypot dishes.
Roasted Char Siew Turkey with Five Spices
This Christmas, classic holiday recipes are injected with local flavours. One of such is the Roasted Char Siew Turkey with Five Spices.
Here is a mini festive buffet dining guide: The magic of Christmas and the splendour of a New Year
This jolly season gives you all the reasons to loosen that belt and take a break from your stringent diet.
Festive All-you-can-eat (10 to 23 December 2012):
Lunch (12pm-2.30pm): $42++ per person
Dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm): $58++ per person
Ho Ho Ho! I have another Christmas buffet recommendation. Kiseki is a Japanese buffet restaurant that offers over 200 buffet items. Reasonably and affordably priced, diners can indulge in an endless flow of decent quality food and an extensive variety without feeling the pinch on their wallets.
Watch how Kiseki transforms Christmas classic dishes into exciting creations with a Japanese twist this festive season. Continue reading →
Spice Boutique – located at the entrance of Spice Market Café – houses an array of over 100 varieties of dried herbs and exotic spices, together with an assortment of curry powders, which will ignite your culinary imagination in a whirlwind tour. They are available for purchase, or simply for your exploration pleasures –to expand your knowledge on the diverse range and endless applications. Herbs and spices are great for enhancing the flavour of your dishes without adding artificial flavourings or fat.
Spice Market Café is an informal buffet-style restaurant, marketed as international, but tends to be heavily Asian influenced. The restaurant is pork-free, although obtaining a Halal certificate still poses a challenge for them, especially for items like sashimi.
One thing that disappointed me was the lack of traditional Penang cuisine, but the scrumptious spread made up for it. After all, we’re in Penang, and you can get Penang food everywhere else.
The spread is determined by the season and availability of ingredients, but variety and quality are two factors that remain consistent.
I have been craving for Taiwanese food ever since my recent trip to Taipei. That trip was one I’d been anticipating for a long time.
I spent my evenings and nights in Taipei conquering night markets, indulging in the endless spectrum of street food.
Oh how I miss the food there…
From 19 to 28 October 2012, Feast@East Buffet Restaurant in Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore brings you “The Best of Taiwan Legacy” –a gastronomic showcase of authentic Taiwanese dishes. Continue reading →
Ever since my last visit to Buffet Town for the ‘Salmonlicious’ themed buffet, I’ve been meaning to return, to engulf in whatever my stomach didn’t have space for the previous time.
This October, Buffet Town presents ‘A Nyonya Food Affair’ themed buffet, which this gives me the perfect excuse to go back!
Prided as one of the largest (if not the largest) buffet restaurants in Singapore, Buffet Town has attracted a huge following with their smorgasbord of over 300 items available –many patrons make repeat visits to sample its changing variety.
It’s evident from the snaking queues in front of the restaurant that Singaporeans love buffets.
I have a little Peranakan blood flowing through my veins (my grandmother is Peranakan), but I grew up eating Chinese, Western and fusion so if you were to ask me anything about Nyonya cuisine, you’d be putting me on the spot.
With the ‘Nyonya Food Affair’, it’s time for some enlightenment and lots of nomming. Continue reading →