From wine and food delivery, to the prettiest glassware and table settings, we’ve got everything you need to dine at home in style
Whether you’re throwing a fab dinner party or you just want to make dinner a little extra special for your partner (or, you can’t be bothered to cook or deal with the dishes!), there are loads of reasons why staying in can be heaps more fun than going out. We’ve rounded up all the necessary ingredients to make entertaining at home a snap: from food delivery and preparation, to wines and beverages, to flowers and table décor. You might never want to bother with going out again, mama!
Offering FREE delivery from Singapore’s widest choice of restaurants (everything from fast food joints to 3-course meals from the likes of Restaurant HOME, Three Buns at Potato Head Folk and Fika Swedish Café & Bistro), Food Panda’s got you covered whether you want a lazy night lounging in front of the telly, or you want to impress your friends with a delectable spread of gourmet delights.
Sassy Mamas can take $15 off and get free delivery on orders placed between now and 31 May with a minimum spend of $30. Use the code SASSYPANDA at checkout!
Papitos Paella & More
There’s so much to love about a good paella: the crispy rice, the succulent seafood…and of course the fact there’s only one big pot to clean at the end of the night! But seriously, this award-winning outfit based out of PasarBella delivers a truly scrumptious dish (reasonably priced at $13/person), along with other delish items like Butterfly Roast Chicken and Spanish Crackling Pork Belly. Olé!
We all know Huber’s has got premium meats on lock whether you’re having a small barbecue or want a stellar cold cuts platter, but since moving to new, larger digs last year it’s become a full-fledged gourmet emporium, with everything from cheese, to chocolates, to organic veggies, to hard-to-find European and Aussie gourmet sauces and condiments. Plus you can order online and have all your groceries delivered!
Need a curry in a hurry, mama? This Singapore institution elevates the classic to another level with their famous fish head curry, though they’ve got plenty of other South Indian staples on their delectable catering menu as well, including Biryanis, Sambals, various chicken and mutton dishes, and heaps of yummy vegetables.
Luke’s Mobile Oyster Bar
Do you love the super-fresh seafood at Luke’s Oyster Bar as much as we do, mama? Their “M.O.B.” is futuristic device (seriously it looks like something out of Star Wars!) that was created in consultation with a Singapore-based design and innovation firm. This elegant shucker is a major hit at any sort of party!
In case you missed our recent roundup of Singapore’s best sausages, mama, know that this new kid on the block offers 10 zingy flavours that are free of preservatives, gluten/wheat, nitrates, extenders and nuts, with no added hormones or antibiotics, not to mention FREE delivery on orders of 2kg and above!
Sidecar Sausage, #02-01 Tasty Plaza 37 Mactaggart Road, Singapore 368083, Tel (James Barrie): (+65) 9658 3074, www.sidecar.com.sg
Wine & Cocktails
The Wine Stable
We hear you, mama: booze in Singapore can be costly, but not as expensive as you think! The clever folks at The Wine Stable are devoted to selecting the best wines from around the world based on the highest quality-to-price ratio. They even offer mixed cases that are a super value.
Why stress about mixing drinks or refreshing glasses while you’re entertaining, mama? These “mobile bar solutions” bring the party to you: from bartenders, to booze, to glasswear and ice. And they clean everything up when it’s over. So you can actually enjoy your party!
This is an idea that is truly brilliant: need wine, and need it, like, now? Using their high-tech mobile app, BottlesXO lets you get wine delivered to yourself anytime, anywhere – in less than 60 minutes! Plus there’s no minimum order or delivery fee; whether you run out at your dinner party, or you want to throw an impromptu picnic in the park, they’ve got you well and truly covered, mama!
Sassy Mamas get a FREE bottle of wine with their first order! Just enter the code BXOSAS at checkout.
Ever thrown a barbie only to run out of ice midway through (in Singapore that’s no laughing matter)? Mabuk Monkey’s will sort you out, and they can also deliver a truly massive range of well-priced beers (including lots of craft options) within an hour.
My Private Chef
Want to wow your friends with something truly spectacular? You can book a top chef from amongst a group specialising in a range of global cuisines to conceptualise an original menu and theme. Truly amazing!
Clubvivre takes the headache out of food prep and gives you the flexibility to choose your budget and menu ahead of time. A personal chef will arrive armed with fresh ingredients, cook up a storm in under two hours, serve the meal and clean up afterwards. Easy!
Clubvivre, Tel: (+65) 6240 6806, www.clubvivre.com
From cookware and bakeware to anything you could possibly need to create a stylish look for home entertaining, ToTT (Tools of the Trade) will have you seriously sorted, mama. We love meandering through their flagship out in Bukit Timah, though the newer, more central location at Suntec has got all your cooking and baking necessities.
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School
Want to learn the secret to making delicious breads in Singapore (the humidity be damned)? Learn from the master himself, Dean Brettschneider of Baker & Cook, mama! You’ll also cover his yummy pizzas, pastries, and other assorted yummies during this 4-hour, totally hands-on sesh, and look for classes from other well-known area cooks, including mama fave Terri-Anne Leske of our beloved Carrotsticks and Cravings with classes like “Cooking with Superfoods” and “Healthy Kid School Snacks”.
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, 1 Greendale Avenue, Singapore 289495, Tel: (+65) 6463 5508, www.bakingandcookingschool.com
Explored Tekka Market and now you want to try your hand at Indian cooking mama? Sassy Mama contributor Namita Mehra brings her gorgeous cookbook to life in fun and easy-to-follow classes taught out of the Providore Cooking Studio at PasarBella.
Indian Spicebox, www.indian-spicebox.com
Flowers, Tablewares & Décor
Sophie at Wild For Flowers
What’s a fab dinner party without gorgeous flowers to set the mood? Not only does Sophie create absolutely stunning blooms to suit any occasion, but she also leads workshops giving you the basics on how to set the perfect party table.
In addition to cooked food and baked goods, catering culture provides everything you could possibly need to throw a fab soiree, from table linens, chairs and glassware, to chefs, uniformed service staff, and a barbecue pit!
We can’t get enough of gorgeous fresh flowers to spruce up the home (whether it’s to welcome company or simply lift our own spirits). Whether you’re ordering one of her stunning, ultra-modern arrangements or taking a workshop to learn a bit of the art yourself, Flower Girl will not steer you wrong, mama.
Anthony Chairs & Tables For Hire
Well, you’ve got to hand it them, they certainly get the point across with their company name! Whether you need chairs to accommodate extra seating, or glassware and table linens to fully kit yourself out, Anthony should be a one-stop shop for you, mama.
Anthony Chairs & Tables For Hire, Tel: (+65) 6445 0620, www.anthonychairs.sg
Little Miss Hobnob
Want to throw the prettiest party around, mama? From drinks stations and cake stands, to vintage china and even props (wouldn’t a bird cage just complete the look perfectly?), you’ll want to seek out this lovely little rental company for party pieces with a difference.
Little Miss Hobnob, Tel: (+65) 9012 1302, www.littlemisshobnob.com