(Christmas Feature 2013) St. Regis Singapore


If you’ve been contemplating on that one special occasion to splurge on an extravagant meal, this festive season is most befitting to. Pamper yourselves at one of the world’s finest hotels, St. Regis Singapore, as they bring you a series of celebratory menus at three restaurants –Brasserie Les Saveurs for refined French cuisine, LaBrezza for hearty Italian, and Yan Ting for classic Cantonese innovations.

To enjoy the company of your loved ones, friends or colleagues, the John Jacob Ballroom is the perfect venue for a lavish year-end party. Guests can choose between two thematic settings: of exquisite silvery elegance or luscious red grandeur.

For more information, contact St. Regis Singapore’s Events Specialists at events.singapore@stregis.com or visit www.stregissingapore.com/meetings-events.

Festive menus include extravagant buffet spreads and distinctive set menus, priced from $108++ per person.

Here’s a sneak peek of what St. Regis Singapore is offering this jolly season.

Amuse Bouche – Poached Egg with Shaved Black Truffles (LaBrezza)

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SingTel Hawker Heroes Challenge –the day has finally arrived!


Fans of Gordon Ramsay have been following various online platforms religiously ever since the news of him accepting the invitation (to take on Singapore’s three most popular hawkers in a culinary cook-off) went viral.

Gordon Ramsay’s acceptance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOFvFeCTw0c

After a gruelling culinary showdown on 7 July 2013, the Singapore hawker heroes have defeated Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay. Continue reading

Exclusive Media Food Tasting at KUMO Japanese Kaiseki; KOUJU TOMATO ZUKUSHI MENU on Saga Tomato Festival


The Saga Tomato Festival was celebrated for the first time ever in Singapore at KUMO Japanese Kaiseki Restaurant, concurrently with 9 other restaurants around the globe including a Michelin-starred restaurant in France, on 5 April 2013.

Chef Hirohashi Nobuaki from KUMO scales new heights with his inventive interpretation of the Saga Kouji tomato, in this tomato-based Kaiseki menu, leaving us in fathomless awe. 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

The Icing Room presents ‘Perfect Mum’ & ‘Say it with Love’ this Mother’s Day, with the launch of its delivery website


Forget the hassle of making your way down to the malls to bag home a cake this Mother’s Dayyou’re putting your precious gift at risk of colliding into the hustling crowds, and the unpredictable weather on your way home. With The Icing Room’s delivery website (theicingroomdelivery.com.sg), you can snuggle comfortably in your couch, and await the cake’s arrival with just a few clicks. Continue reading

TortaPistocchi Chocolate Week at Hilton Singapore; A Cioccolato Dining Experience at il Cielo


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

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 celebrate.sin@panpacific.com.

Visit http://www.panpacific.com/en/singapore/news/get_in_the_mood_for_love_at_pan_pacific_singapore.html for Pan Pacific Singapore’s Valentine’s Day specials.

Chocolate Masterclass with a Michelin Touch at Regent Singapore


Things are getting sweetened up at Regent Hotel, with Executive Pastry Chef Domenico Di Clemente from Michelin-starred Il Palagio at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze presenting sweet creations at Dolcetto by Basilico from 16 January 2013.

I had the privilege of attending Chef Domenico’s first-ever chocolate showcase in Singapore. The Chocolate Masterclass was held at Basilico Restaurant’s well-equipped private cooking studio, where cooking demos and classes are held upon request or booking.

We learnt how to make one of Chef Domenico’s signature creations, the Warm Chocolate Tart with Coffee Zabaglione. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day sweet treats from The Icing Room


Love is in the air! The saccharine atmosphere at The Icing Room is not exempted. This Valentine’s Day, cupid snipes an arrow on those with a sweet tooth.

Heart to Heart ($19.80)

Beneath the pinkish façade lie heavenly layers of chocolate chiffon cake and chocolate mousse. Totally didn’t expect that underneath that pinkness! Pleasantly surprised. :) Heart shape printed white chocolate surrounds the border of the cake. Adding dainty details to this enchanting cake, mini macaron shells sandwiching raspberry and cream, alongside with syrup-coated strawberry, adorn the vastly pink surface.

The Icing Room has thoughtfully created other sweet treats that are perfect for gifts, such as bite-sized lollicakes and heart-shaped butter cookies glazed with chocolates and daintily decorated.
For more information, visit www.theicingroom.com.

Valentine’s Day cakes by BreadTalk


Hum to your favourite love songs while luxuriating in BreadTalk’s Romantic Musical Sweet Treats with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. The musical-themed cakes, available in two flavours, accentuate the relationship between love, music and food.

Melody of Love ($22.80)

‘Melody of Love’ will entrance the sweet and demure girl-next-door with its pinkish endearing façade.

Soft spongy layers of vanilla chiffon are partitioned by a thick layer of creamy mousse flecked with juicy cherries, depicting musical notes strung together in smooth legato.

Love Actually ($22.80)

Designed to bear resemblance to a grand piano, this exquisite creation comes without a hefty price tag. Dusted with shimmering powder for the final touch, the chocolate is bewitched to a dark seductive gold.

Chocolate chiffon is spiked with hints of orange marmalade. The assertive tone of the rich decadent chocolate builds sensuousness to a crescendo. This cake will charm the passionate and boldly sexy.
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Sun Ray Café; Amour Valentine’s Day Set Dinner (13-14 February 2013)


Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to not only express your love to your valentine, but to also commemorate the love and affection your furry pals have showered you throughout the times of desolation.

With such loveable canines and felines to dine with, three is never a crowd –this could potentially be the only time when double dates (you and your date, your pet and your date’s pet) are most gladly consented to!

If don’t have a pet but have always loved being around animals, you are most welcome to soak in the cheery atmosphere at Sun Ray Café.

Check out what my Chubby’s favourite pet-friendly café has to offer this Valentine’s Day.

Instead of fixing a standard price, Sun Ray Café offers three choices of set dinners ranging from $30+ per pax to $45+ per pax; the price you pay for is determined by the entrée you choose. Each set comes with a drink, starter, soup, entrée and dessert.
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Swensen’s Valentine’s Day Cake –Sticky Chewy Lovely


Does your valentine enjoy the following?
– Chocolate
– Ice Cream
– Chocolate Ice Cream
– Ice Cream Cake
– Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
– Berries
– Decadence

If you’ve checked all four boxes, Swensen’s Sticky Chewy Lovely will impress, giving you an edge in scoring a romantic date with the one you’ve been secretly admiring.
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Casa Verde’s Valentine’s Day Menu


Aptly named, Casa Verde means ‘green house’ in Italian; it is an Italian bistro nestled in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, surrounded by verdant foliage.

The bustling patio-style terrace-café, frequented by nature and pet-lovers in the day, matures into a romantic full-service restaurant by night.

For Valentine’s Day this year, the Les Amis Group has come up with a ‘Naughty Meets Nice’ theme, employing sensuous ingredients from the list of aphrodisiacs, to be featured in seven seductive menus across the restaurants under their belt.

Here’s what Casa Verde at Singapore Botanic Gardens has to offer: Valentine’s Day Choice of 3-Course Set Dinner ($70nett per person)

Insalata Fichi e Proscuitto

Mesclun salad tossed in fig vincotto with fresh figs, parma ham and bufala crumble

In this 3-Course Set Dinner, there are two options for each course.

For starters, you can choose between the Insalata Fichi e Proscuitto (pictured above) and the Zuppa di Pomodoro (oven roasted cherry vine tomato soup with sautéed chunky crabmeat, finished with a touch of cream and pesto emulsion).
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