On the look out for restaurant promotions? We picked out a few for you for the month of May.
1. A Brand New Dolce Vita at Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Along with a refurbished interior, Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental’s poolside Italian restaurant launches a revamped menu. Don’t miss their spring season special, a risotto made with top-quality special riserva acquerello (aged carnaroli) rice and seasonal white asparagus ($30), spritzed with yuzu for a touch of acidity. Another dish to look forward to is tagliata di manzo ($98), a sharing portion of roasted U.S. Prime beef bone-in ribeye for two to three. Look out for a killer smooth and creamy mash potato among the sides.
L5 Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square. Tel: 6885 3500
2. Seorae Korean Restaurant for Good Value
Korean charcoal barbecue restaurant Seorae spruces up its menu with new dishes and set meals. Try the Kkochi platter (from $14.90) for a variety of charcoal-grilled skewers wrapped in samgyeobsal (premium pork belly) or woosamgyeob (U.S. prime beef shortplate), or go for Epic Lunch Menu set, where you can get mains like budae jjigae and dolsot bibimbap, a free drink and sides from $10.90.
#02-01, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road. Tel: 9181 2709
3. Michelin Pop-Up at Curate Restaurant
Curate restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa revs up season two of its Michelin chef series. From 5 to 13 May, sample French fare with Dutch flair by Richard van Oostenbrugge, executive chef of two-Michelin starrred Bord-Eau Restaurant Gastronomique in Hotel De L’Europe in Amsterdam.
One highlight is his dessert called Apple, a reconstruction of an apple made up of a Granny Smith apple tart base, an apple sorbet core and a transparent blown-sugar flesh and skin.
The Forum, L1 Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island. Tel: 6577 7288
4. Clean Eating at Artemis
Under eco-conscious chef Fernando Arevalo, Artemis uses only grass-fed, hormone-free meats and sustainably-caught seafood.
Add to that the best produce of the season, and you have his new spring menu featuring dishes such as braised wagyu beef cheeks with leek, snow peas, beetroot dumplings and red wine ($42), and Japanese hamachi ($48), featuring wild arugula rub, pickled ramps, artichoke poivrade and crispy duck.
#40-01 CapitaGreen (Rooftop), 138 Market Street. Tel: 6635 8677
5. A Flowery Palate for Mother’s Day
Something different to do on Mother’s Day—check out Within Studio’s Art & Tea Series on 14 May, where you can learn how to illustrate and paint orchids from botanical watercolour artist Lucinda Law while you tuck into The Lighthouse at Fullerton Hotel’s three-tier Afternoon High Tea Set.
Tasty nibbles include savoury and sweet delights like smoked salmon mille feuille with avruga caviar and raspberry financier.
The Lighthouse, 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel. Tel: 6877 8140
6.Wine Flights at Salted & Hung and Pollen
Head to Salted & Hung and Pollen on 8 and 30 May respectively as part of The Flying Sommeliers’ 2017 pop-up dinner series to do your part for charity. Enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner at these two top restaurants with wines expertly paired by four of Singapore’s most established sommeliers at $168++ her head. Ten per cent of the proceeds from the dinners will go to the Society of the Physically Disabled. The series is slated to run until July, so check their Facebook page for more.
Salted & Hung
12 Purvis Street. Tel: 6358 3130
#01-09 Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens, Gardens by the Bay. Tel: 6604 9988
Cover: Dolce Vita’s homemade spaghetti carbonara
This was first published in Wine & Dine’s May 2017 issue, ‘Restaurant Promotions’.