Foodies: we bring you the latest food news including new menus, new chefs, restaurant relocations and refurbs in town
Greenwood Fish Market Dempsey takes over the massive space where House@Dempsey used to be; the scent of truffles is in the air at Ginett; Bar Bar Black Sheep opens its cheapest branch yet; Publico kicks off the weekend with free-flow booze; Butcher Boy boasts a new juicy roast menu; You’re invited to a free Chang Beer Thai Food Festival, and more!
Read more: August new restaurant openings in Singapore
Ginett–– Affordable Black Truffle Menu
Truffle fans, this one is for you! One of our fave spots for affordable wine and charcuterie boards to get Instacrazy over has a new specially curated seasonal black truffle menu on at the moment! Expect only the freshest black truffles harvested from Australian farms. The menu comprises four dishes including Artichoke Jerusalem Velouté served with Black Truffle Espuma, Roasted Bresse Chicken served with Black Truffle Butter, and Ratte Potatoes where generous portions of black truffles are finely grated and folded into a smooth and creamy butter … delicious! The seasonal showcase menu runs from now until 30 September, subject to availability, at prices from $19++.
Pssst: Read our review of the delicious affordable wines, tapas boards and main courses at Ginett here.
Ginett, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980, Tel: (+65) 6809 7989, www.hotelgsingapore.com/dining/ginett
Bar Bar Black Sheep @ Kent Ridge — Cheapest outlet yet
Bar Bar Black Sheep – known for its three independent kitchens (North Indian, Thai and Western) – opens a branch at Kent Ridge campus. Look out for their most affordable pricing to date on butter chicken and other Indian dishes, Thai street food, and pastas/tapas/burgers to go with your beer or wine. Their popular live band “The Acoustic People” plays from Tuesdays to Sundays.
Bar Bar Black Sheep @ Kent Ridge, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent Singapore 119279, Tel: (+65) 6259 1050, www.facebook.com/barbarblacksheep
Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro Dempsey — Seafood Wholesale & Restaurant
Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro is now in Dempsey! Find them where House@Dempsey used to be overlooking the lush green jungle of Dempsey. This huge branch is a multi-concept space with a wholesale seafood market, lounge, seafood restaurant and even a floral market. We hear their seafood platters (from $108) are the thing to order. There’s a kids’ menu, too, with fish and chips at $11 and a huge menu of seafood from pastas to salads to whole steamed fish in western and Chinese styles.
Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro, Block 8D Dempsey Road Unit #01-01, Singapore 249672, Tel: (+65) 6256 6603, www.greenwoodfishmarket.com/
Butcher Boy — New Sunday Brunch
Butcher Boy, the Asian-inspired grill, restaurant and bar is bringing back its celebrated Butcher’s Brunch every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Think roasts like Roast Beef, Roast Lamb Rump or Roast Pork Belly for $35++. Alternatively, opt for its Signature Roast Chicken, stuffed with chestnut herb brioche and chicken gravy, which comes at $60++ for two to share. These set options arrive with a choice of sides, ranging from roast potatoes, Szechuan brussel sprouts, Yorkshire pudding to the umami carrot miso mash. For dessert? Soft serve Sundae!
Butcher Boy, 31 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089138, Tel: (+65) 8752 9578, www.butcherboy.com.sg
Publico –– Long Italian Weekends
Publico kicks the weekend off early come Friday lunchtime! What’s on offer? Italian cuisine and refreshing cocktails on the stylish riverside terrazza from 1-4pm every Friday and Saturday, with the Publico Ristorante free-flow beverage package priced at $75++ per person, which features spritz cocktails, such as the classic Aperol Spritz, in addition to a selection of easy-drinking wines and beer. On the lunch menu: Publico’s famous pizzas and lighter lunchtime dishes. For a limited time only, diners can also opt for either a two or three-course set menu; priced at $30 and $35 respectively.
Publico Restaurant, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909, Tel: (+65) 6826 5041, www.publico.sg/day
The Loco Group — New Mexican-inspired craft beers
Our fave Mexican, The Loco Group is releasing a range of bespoke Mexican-inspired craft beers made by local Trouble Brewing brewery this September at Super Loco Customs House, Super Loco Robertson Quay and Lucha Loco – and we want YOU to be among the first to try them before everyone else! The Tulum Verano is a “crisp, refreshing summer ale dreamt up while basking under the Mexican sun”, or there’s the Nuevo Gringo, Pesado and Mayan Dark — all $13. Sounds like just the thing to knock back after a few tacos and elotes!
Super Loco, Various locations, www.super-loco.com
So France — Monthly Giveways
So France – the one-stop-shop for French bistronomy, wine, gourmet products and events in the CBD, has a launched a #livesofrance campaign. Every month, So France will post one simple question on Facebook and Instagram, encouraging people to post their answers in the comments section together with the hashtags #sofrancebistro and #livesofrance. One lucky winner will win prizes such as a bottle of wine and a platter of cheese, or a hamper of French goodies.
So France, Le Bistro-Epicerie, 7 Fraser Street #01-51 to 56 Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356, Tel: (+65) 6828 1538, www.so-france.sg
Chang Sensory Trails Thai Food Festival— Free Thai Food
Chang Sensory Trails, the annual Thai food festival organised by Thailand’s leading beer brand, Chang, returns to Singapore for its third edition with a special emphasis on Thai home recipes. Taking place from 31 August to 1 September 2018 at The Lawn at Marina Bay, the Thai food Festival celebrates the diversity of Thai cuisine. This year’s edition of the Chang Sensory Trails features 24 signature dishes by eight Singapore based Thai restaurants: Aroy Dee, Baan Ying, Bangkok Jam, Gin Khao, Little Elephant, Long Chim, Tamarind Hill and Un-Yang-Kor-Dai. Local bands, O.K Ready! and 53A will also be performing on 31 August and 1 September respectively.
When: 31 August to 1 September 2018
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Where: The Lawn at Marina Bay
Matter of Taste — Wine Tasting & Masterclasses
Robert Parker Wine Advocate is bringing back its much-lauded Matter of Taste wine event on 25th August at Regent Hotel, Singapore. The fifth edition will feature more than 300 prestigious and discovery wines rated 90 Robert Parker points and above from around the world, including exceptional wines rated 100 Robert Parker points, during the five hours of unlimited wine tasting from 12pm till 5pm. In addition to the walkabout tasting, Matter of Taste Singapore will also play host to six exclusive Wine Tasting Masterclasses on 25th August and three exclusive Wine Dinners, offering guests the opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge of more varieties, styles and wine regions.
When: 25th August 2018
Time:12pm till 5pm
Cost: Varies; Check website
Where: Regent Hotel