Our favourite scare-fest is just around the corner, and if you’re looking at getting a treat instead of tricks, we have just the perfect list to help you ring in this spooky festival with a flourish. Here’s where you can chow down on some fiendish delights and knock back ghoulish beverages to celebrate all things Halloween. Have a frightfully good time!
1. Oozy lava cookies at Creamery
How adorable is this spooky dessert? Crafted specially for Halloween, enjoy two different variants of the ice cream boutique’s lava cookies – the Sesame Witch Lava Cookie (pictured) and the Baby Frankenstein Lava Cookie ($10.90 each). The Sesame Witch is a vanilla butter cookie with a delicious black sesame lava centre, while the Baby Frankenstein combines Uji Matcha with a baby milk lava centre that oozes when you cut into it. They’re topped with an exclusive O’Jack Orange Pumpkin ice cream, a cute Witch’s Hats cookie, pumpkin seed, pumpkin sauce and popping candies for a surprising finish.
Available until 31 October.
Creamery is at 139 Tyrwhitt Road #01-03, tel: 8133 1250.
2. Macabre burgers from Eggs ‘n Things
Sink your teeth into the Overflowing Elua Cheese Burger ($20.90) which has been given a grisly twist. Its flame-grilled beef patty, topped with sundried tomato prawns and scrambled egg and nestled within a black charcoal bun, is slathered with two types of melted cheese that looks like a gruesome sea of blood.
For dessert, go for its creepily-named Bleeding Pancakes ($18.90) — a stack of four black charcoal pancakes with a hidden surprise of mixed berries at the centre that once again resembles an oozing blood pool. Topped with charcoal white chocolate and pumpkin whipped cream, it’s a heady sugar rush.
Eggs ‘n Things is at #03-79/83, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, tel: 6835 9988.
3. Halloween feast at Colony
Nosh on a whole range of “hair-raising” dishes at this Halloween-themed buffet spread, which includes Eerie Eyeballs (butternut pumpkin soup with quail egg), Mini Tombstones (pulled meat pie with gruyere), and Spooky Bat Wings (fiery pepper crispy wings). Besides dishes to do with the occasion, you also get to indulge in other culinary delights such as Alaskan King crab, freshly shucked oysters, Boston lobster with chardonnay nage and roasted beef tomahawk with summer vegetables.
Available only on Oct 27 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm ($92++ per adult and $46++ per child from 6- to 12-years-old).
Colony is at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, tel: 6434-5288.
4. Zombie Frappuccinos at Starbucks
Channel Sheila Hammond (played by Drew Barrymore) from Santa Clarita Diet — who’s always seen with a tumbler filled with smoothies made from human parts — when you get yourself one of these devilish-looking frappes from Starbucks. Black sesame is blended with red bean to produce an intriguing mix of nuttiness and sweetness. The concoction is then topped with a red drizzle resembling blood to complete the eerie vibe. While you’re there, snag yourself some Halloween-themed treats, such as the Bat-ter Almond Chocolate Cake ($6.50) and the Peek-a-Boo Lemon Drizzle Cake ($5.90), to end the meal on a sweet note.
From $7.90 for a Tall beverage. Available at all Starbucks outlets for a limited time only.
5. Mad Eye Potion at Urbana Rooftop Bar
Get eyeballed by your drink as you sip this cocktail ($16++) that looks like a gruesome bloody beverage. Lime juice and house-made ginger juice is mixed with Orgeat syrup, blueberries and a splash of Nusa Cana rum, before Peychaud’s bitter is added to create its red bloody aesthetic. It’s topped with two edible “eye balls” made of lychee and blueberries for the finishing touch. The result? A rich drink that is both refreshing and thrilling, not to mention Instagram-worthy.
Available from Oct 26 to 31, 5pm to 1am.
Urbana Rooftop Bar is at level 33 of Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, 99 Irrawaddy Road, tel: 6378 2060.
6. Free Halloween booze at ilLido Group
Now this is a steal. Get a free specially-concocted Halloween cocktail at ilLido Group’s restaurants — Aura Sky Lounge, Art, Amò, Braci Rooftop Bar, Southbridge, SONS – when you exchange a whole garlic at the bar. Each spot is offering a different creation in collaboration with Botanist Gin, Cointreau and Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie, so make this a bar-hopping jaunt. Amò for instance, is offering The Countess, a bold mix featuring Cointreau, lapsang souchong-infused whisky, lemon, Szechuan peppers-spiced pumpkin jam and maple syrup.
Only on Oct 31 from 6pm to 8pm and you can only redeem one cocktail per garlic per venue.
7. Halloween Shake at Black Tap Singapore
This monstrous beverage ($22++) looks like a science experiment gone wrong — in a good way. Get a sugar overload with this crazy chocolate shake that features a vanilla frosted rim plastered with candy corn and topped with a ‘spider-web’ chocolate cupcake, white and orange twisty pop, orange rock candy, and a generous dollop of whipped cream with orange sprinklers and chocolate drizzle. Sounds like an indulgence? It is. And it’ll definitely give any health-enthusiast a big scare.
Available only on Oct 27, 28 and 31.
Black Tap is at L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, tel: 6688 9957.
8. Halloween-themed tipples at Bread Street Kitchen and Bar
Celebrate the mystical with these other-worldly brews from Bread Street Kitchen and Bar. Try the mysterious Dark Magic (S$19++) , a vodka-based concoction with ginger beer, blackberries and a sprinkle of unicorn powder, or the ethereal gin-based De Ville’s Aperitif with Campari, sweet vermouth, blood orange and sloes (S$19++).
Available from Oct 31 to Nov 4.
Bread Street Kitchen and Bar by Gordon Ramsay is at 01 – 81, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, tel: 6688 5665.
9. Brains at Platform 1094
Indulge in your inner zombie fantasies and tuck into some grotesque “brains” while sipping a mysterious black potion at wizard-themed cafe Platform 1094. The brain ($8.50) is actually a decadent white chocolate mousse with vanilla sponge and drizzled with raspberry sauce, while the beverage, aptly titled Black Magic ($9), is a tangy mix of passionfruit, rose, lime and charcoal.
Available until Nov 4.
Platform 1094 is at 1094 Serangoon Road, tel: 6204 6003.
10. Creepy creations at Bread Society
Have some fun with your breakfast and dig into these creative products from Bread Society. Go for the Creepy Dark Rye, a dark rye loaf shaped to resemble a sinister finger and filled with hazelnuts, walnuts, and almonds. Or try the Spooky Cheese Trio which is a heady mix of Danish blue cheese, cheddar, and parmesan cheese and shaped into a ghoulish face. The Choco-fied Mummy, a sweet bun with crispy textured crust filled with chocolate cream, will satisfy your sweet tooth.
All three spooktacular creations cost $2.20 each, and are also available at a promotional price of three for $6. Bring them along with you on your next picnic or home party and get some laughs. Available until Oct 31.
Bread Society is at #B4-08/09, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, tel: 6509 4434.
11. Dark chocolate muffins at Tiong Bahru Bakery
Indulge in a sweet treat with your loved one when you share this “Only Have Eyes for Boo” muffin ($8 each). Freshly handmade, a fragrant all-chocolate muffin is topped with an “eyeball” filled with coconut puree and surrounded by chocolate drops. So decadent, it’s scary.
Available at all Tiong Bahru Bakery outlets from Oct 31 to Nov 4.
12. Devilish cocktails at Kilo Lounge
Kilo Lounge is collaborating with Bacardi to offer three spookilicious beverages for their one-night-only Halloween party. The Devil’s Tears ($20 nett) is a heady mixture of Bacardi Carta Oro, Martini Rubino and Orange Bitters accompanied by three gummy worms, while the Annabelle ($18 nett) is a refreshing blend of Bacardi Carta Blanca, St. Germain and Lime, with two frightful mismatched eyeballs. The Chucky ($17 nett) is a tart Bacardi Carta Negra with Ginger Ale topped with a ghostly face.
Available from 10pm onwards on Oct 27.
Kilo Lounge is at #01-02/04, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, tel: 9824 9747.
Text: Joy Fang, Additional reporting: Elizabeth Liew