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Foodies, we’ve got your back with all the latest in food news in Singapore from new menus, to food deals, new chefs and the latest in restaurant relocations and refurbs. Add Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and Summerhouse with their IG-friendly domes to your list if you’re planning a date night, try new omakase menus at Morsels, get tix to the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival for Michelin hawker food without the queues, find poke in the CBD at Aloha Poké’ and more…
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Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse is a name well-known to steak lovers in Singapore and for good reason: they have been making a name for themselves with their novel 1.1kg charcoal-grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina Wagyu T-Bone Steaks. After five years they’ve up and moved – only next door, to the century-old heritage building on Mohamed Sultan Road. Seductively low lit, Bistecca is buzzing with demure activity even on a Tuesday night. Many of the tables order the impressive 1.1kg F1 Wagyu beef ($188), which is pasture-raised in the King and Kiewa Valleys of Australia. New dishes to the menu include starters of Barbabietole ($25) – marinated baby beets, whipped goats cheese, avocado – and Cozze ($35) of wild Australian mussels. Service is exemplary – something always worth noting, and the food is spot on all around. If you can’t manage the 1.1kg dish, order the Grass-fed Rib Eye ($68) dry-aged from Scotland, which has a crusty exterior thanks to the woodfired grill, and is meltingly tender inside. Definitely a date night place worth putting on your To-Do list.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse, 26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970 Tel: (+65) 6735 6739, www.bistecca.com.sg
Michelin-starred food is set to gather under one roof again this year at the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival. Fifteen establishments recognized in the 2017 Michelin Guide will bring their tasty morsels to Resorts World Sentosa’s The Coliseum, come March 30 for one weekend of foodie heaven that spans all types of cuisine – from the Three-starred Joel Robuchon and One-starred Song of India, to Bib Gourmand local establishments like A Noodle Story and Blue Ginger for Singapore-style ramen and durian chendol, respectively.
New in the line-up for this year’s edition includes hugely popular Man Man Unagi with their signature Una-Don. If you’ve been scared off trying any of the Michelin starred restaurants due to the long queues (seriously people, hour plus queues – what’s up with that!?), then get your tickets for this festival quick! Hurry, though, as most of the regular sessions (non-VIP) have already sold out! All participating establishments will be showcasing the dishes at value-for-money prices starting from $3!
Tickets: Entry is $30 per person (includes $30 worth of credits to use at all stalls during the two-hour session). Or there’s a $200 VIP option, where you’ll get a portion of food from all 15 stalls, one welcome Champagne, and free flow beer. Free admission for children aged 6 and below.
Michelin Guide Street Food Festival, The Coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa, www.guide.michelin.sg/michelinstreetfoodfest2018
We raved about The Summerhouse out in Seletar here and aside from the delicious cuisine by German chef Florian Ridder, the restaurant now offers The Summerhouse Garden Domes: three climate-controlled (air-conditioned) structures with their own music sound system, each with its own theme of Bohemian, Scandinavian or Lounge, set within the lush edible herb garden. How fun is that? The domes can accommodate up to 8 diners for private dinner parties, or book out the whole bubble for a romantic dinner for two.
The Summerhouse, The Oval, 3 Park Lane Singapore 798387, Tel: (+65) 6262 1063, www.thesummerhouse.sg
Morsels in Dempsey is one of our fave little under-the-radar gems. Helmed by Chef Petrina Loh, Morsels will no longer have a la carte dishes but instead offer Asian-inspired sharing plates from the new sharing set menus priced at $45++ (5-course) or $65++ (7-course) per person for lunch, and $55++ (6-course), $85++ (9-course) all the way up to 15 courses at $125++. Dishes might include the cured Hokkaido Scallops with kohlrabi sunchoke puree and fermented kohlrabi, or Primrose Farms St. Louis Pork Ribs braised in a turmeric pork stock then chargrilled with an orange glaze. Morsels’ signatures such as the Steamed Venus Clams, House-poached Octopus, and Signature Tiramisu will happily remain on the set menus.
Morsels, 25 Dempsey Road, #01-04, Singapore 249670, Tel: (+65) 6266 3822, morsels.com.sg
Aloha Poké opens in the CBD at One Shenton Way so now office rats can get their fair share of trendy poke! Aloha Poké’s has six outlets now from Amoy Street to Marina Bay, Raffles Place, CityLink and Bugis. New at the One Shenton Way outlet is the Chilled Cooked Seabass Poké in original sauce, for those who would prefer cooked fish, served with the usual power greens and accompaniments. There are three size options from the Lil Swell at $11.90, to the Standard Bowl at $15.90 and the Big Kahuna at $19.90. Drink options include Cocoloco and cold-pressed juice from Juix Up ($5.90 each).
Tip: Head over in February for a 10% opening discount!
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Aloha Poké at One Shenton, 1 Shenton Way, #01-01, Singapore 068803, www.alohapoke.com.sg
Sugarhaus (offering steaks by night, desserts by day) has opened its second outlet within retail landmark, Tampines 1 inside UOB’s adjoining retail space. The 26-seater space is open for brunch like Melted Cheese Toasties ($12.50) with gruyere, cheddar, and mozzarella, served with tomato soup; and Vietnamese Beef Stew ($16) – beef brisket braised in traditional Vietnamese spices, and served with sourdough. Or pop in for dessert of Rich Man’s Chocolate Cake ($8), or some of the much raved about ice creams made in-house at $3.80/scoop, in flavours like Taro, Coconut Kaya, Dutch Chocolate, and Durian.
Sugarhaus, 10 Tampines Central 1, #01-31, Singapore 529536, Tel:(+65) 6588 7988, www.facebook.com/sugarhaus
Elixir Bar, part of multi-concept space KUVO, has a new cocktail menu designed by new Ukrainian-born Head Mixologist, Vladyslav Buzko. The cocktail menu ($20-21) consists of ten ‘Elixirs’, split into five categories — Happiness, Beauty, Life, Luck, and Courage. Try the Anubis Potion, a cocktail inspired by the iconic Ancient Egyptian god of the afterlife with chocolate powder, Monkey Shoulder, Galliano Ristretto, cranberry and chocolate bitters served in an Anubis goblet. For the hardcore, try the Jupiter, a heady mix of sweet, salty and umami with Cognac, Dom Benedictine, black caviar, caramel and cheese!
Elixir Bar, 321 Orchard Road, #02-01, Orchard Shopping Centre, Singapore 238866, kuvo.com.sg/elixir-bar
Lead image – The Summerhouse Domes