Launch of Culinary Cocktails at Atrium, Pan Pacific Singapore


Pan Pacific Singapore launches an exciting array of Culinary Cocktails at Atrium, manifesting the masterly art of incorporating culinary ingredients into creatively crafted cocktails.

Turning to the kitchen for inspiration, the mixologists have raided the larder for vegetables, herbs and spices to add depth to their cocktail concoctions.

Fresh juices, distorted fruit, earthy spices and leafy herbs are added to enliven classic alcohol-based cocktails. Think: cool and refreshing watermelon, invigorating coarse grinds of black pepper, the nutty sweetness of maple syrup, a dollop of egg white, a tinge of white balsamico, a bright splash of rhubarb puree and the distinctive fragrance of shisho leaves.

Chill out in the comforts of Atrium’s ‘lantern-inspired’ booth seats or at the dramatic 44-metre-long bar –the longest in Asia. Continue reading

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® introduces NESTEA Lemon, available just this summer!


NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® never fails to allure with its stylish and futuristic design –and it’s more than just a coffee machine. This smart multi-beverage system brings convenience to your favourite beverages, not only just black and white coffee, but also teas and hot chocolate. It is also the only beverage system that offers cold beverage options such as iced peach tea and iced cappuccino.

This summer, NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® introduces the NESTEA Lemon that is available only for a limited period of time. Continue reading

SHATEC celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a 4-Course Dinner Menu


SHATEC celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a 4-Course Dinner Menu at RECIPES Bistro

SHATEC, one of Singapore’s largest and most established training institutes for the hospitality and tourism industries, celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 2nd July 2013. To mark this significant occasion, an exclusive 4-Course Anniversary Dinner Menu created by four lauded alumni will be showcased at RECIPES Bistro on 7th and 14th June 2013.

The entire restaurant will take a respite from serving items in the a la carte menu, and serve only the 4-Course Anniversary Dinner Menu throughout the two celebratory evenings. Contributing their skills and names to the menu are chefs Eric Teo, Pang Kok Kheng, Tony Khoo and Randy Chow, who are no strangers to the local food scene. Continue reading

$25 3-course Set Lunch at Caveau Wines & Bar


Those working in the Orchard precinct will be delighted with Caveau Wines & Bar’s new set lunch menu, priced at a modest $25 for a three-course meal. If you’re looking to impress your date but running slightly tight on budget, this is where you should consider as well.

Caveau Wines & Bar is an inaugural collaboration between Les Amis Group and its sister company Vinum Fine Wines, seeking to be Singapore’s first 3-in-1 beverage playground. Continue reading

NESPRESSO Mixologist Session Preview for SAVOUR 2013


SAVOUR 2013, presented by NESPRESSO, is Singapore’s largest gourmet festival, back with an all-new line-up to entice fervent foodies.

To be held at the F1 Pit Building & Paddock grounds from 11 to 14 April 2013, attendees can look forward to meeting Michelin-star and world-renowned chefs, along with top local talent, at the 350-seater Gourmet Auditorium. More than 60 award-winning dishes will be presented in pop-up restaurants at the alfresco Gourmet Village, ranging from as low as $6. The extensive array of 300 master classes, workshops and demonstrations is also highly anticipated – all included in an accessibly priced ticket – which provides attendees with a wide variety of itineraries and hands-on involvement.

Tickets are available via SISTIC, with the latest schedules and itineraries available at

Also not to be missed is The Great FIJI Water Race happening on Saturday, 13 April 2013, from 12pm to 4pm, where a winner gets to take home a grand prize of $1000 cash and one year’s supply of FIJI Water. Contest hopefuls are required to complete tasks to earn the most points in the shortest amount of time, documenting their trail through photos and captions on Instagram with the hash tag #FIJIWaterSavour2013. Mini prizes including complimentary cooking demonstrations at ToTT and cupcakes from Cake Over Heels will be awarded to the first 100 participants who complete each task.

For more information on The Great FIJI Water Race, visit their Facebook page or their website.

NESPRESSO, being SAVOUR 2013’s representing partner and official coffee, is one of the highlights, offering workshops for coffee aficionados and inquisitive novices. Here’s a sneak peek of a NESPRESSO Mixologist Session, with the energetic and jovial yet professional Mark Tay running the show.

We had a hands-on session, utilising the nifty and compact NESPRESSO PIXIE machine. It takes only 25 to 30 seconds to heat up, before it’s ready to use. Here are the recipes of three beverages that we put together, following Mark Tay’s guidance. Continue reading

DEAN & DELUCA’s First Coffee Appreciation Workshop in Singapore


Wine appreciation workshops are aplenty, but in recent times, the nation has seen a surge in the popularity of coffee appreciation with the emergence of specialty coffee.

Coffee appreciation is in no way less comprehensive than wine appreciation. The coffee-equivalent of wine tasting would be coffee cupping –in which taste, aroma, flavour, acidity and body are determining factors of a great wine or coffee.

I recently attended a coffee appreciation workshop at DEAN & DELUCA, jointly hosted by Papa Palheta.

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21 on Rajah at Days Hotel Singapore, Zhongshan Park


Nestled along the stretch of Balestier Road – where the ample choices of local food allure you with the wafting fragrance exuding through door-less coffee shops – a juxtaposingly ravishing dining option awaits at the comforts of Days Hotel Singapore.

Stroll in to 21 on Rajah, where a soothing sanctuary provides you with the cooling comfort of air conditioning to beat the excessive humidity and heat. Dine leisurely and unhurriedly in the spacious and modish setting that accommodates to large crowds during peak hours, beating the overwhelming masses at the neighbouring sweaty joints.

This restaurant is one-of-its-kind at the Balestier precinct. The number “21” in its appellation represents the 21 Mediterranean countries; its menu is immensely inspired by Mediterranean flavours and local favourites, highlighting the concept of “family communal dining”. Continue reading

Tapas Menu at 1-TwentySix


Set amidst lush greenery in the East Coast with an aggregation of calm swaying trees welcoming you as you enter the precinct, 1-TwentySix by the One Rochester group makes a chic getaway from the hectic city life.

Thanks to its close proximity to the coastline, diners can simply soak in the cool breeze and gaze at the beauty of the sea, clinking glasses and indulging in delectable chomps, while the minds and bodies unwind.

The alfresco area possesses the green landscape, reflecting the fusion of natural elegance and contemporary comfort. With Mother Nature framing the restaurant, it’s bedecked with stone pavements, rattan furniture and water features, manifesting a modern garden setting. Continue reading

Chocolate Indulgence at Pacific Marketplace


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

Visit for Pan Pacific Singapore’s Valentine’s Day specials.

The Carlsberg Lunar New Year Grand Lucky Draw ($1 million worth of prizes to be won!)


Raise your beer jugs and toast to a prosperous Year of the Snake!

This year, Carlsberg is giving away $1 million worth of prizes, with the grand prize being 2 kg of gold (2 winners, 1 kg each). Other attractive prizes include instant cash rewards (win $888 and $8888 in cash) and giveaways (such as the limited edition Carlsberg Twin Speaker Boxes and Carlsberg Magnetic Wealth Bracelet).

To stand a chance in winning, simply purchase Carlsberg or its sister labels Carlsberg Gold and Carlsberg Special Brew from any supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, as well as selected coffee shops and hawker centres.

Hypermarts and supermarkets: Spend $15 on Carlsberg Green Label, Special Brew or Gold for a chance to win.

Coffeeshops and hawker centres: Submit three “Thank You” crown liners (Carlsberg Green Label quart 644ml) or crown liners with ‘Bracelet’ icon (Carlsberg Special Brew or Gold quart 639ml) for a chance to win.

Entry deadline is 27 February 2013 and the grand lucky draw will happen on 28 February 2013.
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Gloria Jean’s Coffees brings you Christmas tidings


Gloria Jean’s Coffees brings you Christmas tidings with the new Black Forest inspired Christmas beverages. The Christmas Menu is available from 5th November till 31st December 2012.

Blackforest Hot Chocolate ($6.50 for reg, $7 for large)

Cosy up with the hot Black Forest Hot Chocolate on a cold rainy evening. Detect the lingering sweetness of cherry amongst the thick aroma of chocolate with each sip.

This beverage combines chocolate powder and a specially concocted black forest syrup.

Black Forest Chocolate Chiller ($6.80 for reg, $7.50 for large)

We know winter is never going to happen in our tropical region, but the Blackforest Chocolate Chiller will transport you to a snowy Christmas scene.

It is a smooth icy version of the Black Forest Hot Chocolate, with the addition of strawberry puree drizzled over whipped cream.

X’mas Cookies ($6), Gingerbread ($3.50)

If you’re out of gift ideas, pop by any Gloria Jean’s Coffees store for gift vouchers and customised gift packs, assembled based on your requests.

Here’s a sample of a Log Cake Gift Card. Remember to place your order at least 3 working days in advance!

Since we’re at Gloria Jean’s, we also tried some of their cakes and savoury puffs. Continue reading

Coq & Balls


After years of tranquillity and mundanity, Tiong Bahru welcomes a new watering hole to the scene. Launched in October 2012, Coq & Balls offers a friendly and laidback venue that caters to the restless night owls living in the vicinity, who are seeking for a nightspot to hang out or unwind after a stressful day at work.
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