Always on the hunt for new dining spots? We bring you sound bites on where to eat, including new restaurant and eatery openings, the best places for your after-work tipple, and what’s new in the food scene.
Foodies, here’s what to check out this week: Shake Shack’s new truffle menu at its new Westgate outlet, Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Fashionista Afternoon Tea, Eggslut‘s collab with champagne house Veuve Clicquot, and more.
Head to Eggslut this weekend and you’ll get to wash down its signature egg sandwiches with a glass of bubbly. With a shared love of the colour yellow, the two brands have teamed up to launch the Yellow Bubbly Day, which sees the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut available by the glass at $18 in the restaurant.
The rich eggy and cheesy creaminess of the Fairfax sandwich is said to pair well with the yellow and white fruit nuances of Yellow Label, according to the brand, while the salty umami flavours Bacon, Egg and Cheese subtly reveal the champagne’s saltiness, minerality, and herb nuances.
Available from Oct 29 to 31, 2021. Eggslut is at 6 Scotts Rd, #01-12, Singapore 228209.
Westies will soon be able to get first dibs on Shake Shack’s all-new truffle menu, which it is launching together with the opening of its eighth and latest shack at Westgate come Oct 30.
Look forward to truffle-perfumed takes on three crowd-favourite items, like the Black Truffle Burger, an umami marriage of an Angus cheeseburger topped with Swiss cheese, crunchy shallots, fresh arugula, and lashings of black truffle sauce. You can also enjoy a truffle version of the classic Chick’n, as well as the signature Crinkle Cut fries. This menu will exclusively be available at the Westgate outlet from Oct 30, and subsequently at its other stores from Nov 4.
It will also debut an outlet-exclusive concrete, the Peelin’ Cherry-fic concrete that reimagines the classic banana split. Dig into a blend of fresh bananas, caramel sauce, crunchy sugar cone shards and Lemuel chocolate chunks by home-grown chocolate maker, Ronald Ng, all swirled with a vanilla and chocolate custard base.
While you’re there, you’ll get to marvel at the vibrant abstract works by local visual artists Ink and Clog Studio, too.
Shake Shack is at #01-20 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532.
Afternoon tea doesn’t get more fashionable than at Conrad Centennial Singapore, available at the charming Lobby Lounge, and The Terrace.
The Fashionista Afternoon Tea experience starts with the arrival of the fruity Heel Top welcome beverage, followed by a tiered stand of savouries and sweets. For the former, you’ll find morsels like a charcoal puff stuffed with bresaola (air-dried salted beef), and smoked salmon and caviar wheels with a creamy dill and horseradish spread, as well as a sesame tuna tataki that would have done better without the crumbly cracker.
The standouts are the sweets, which taste as good as they look. We started with raspberry chocolate in the form of a bullet lipstick, then made our way down to the handbag-inspired “Lapis Purse” with 55 per cent chocolate and a wedge of kueh lapis. The Passion for Heels is definitely our fave, and not just for its adorable shoe-shaped chocolate exterior. The mango cremeux is just the right amount of sweet, and the crackling candy brings a touch of fun.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with its array of premium teas too; we chose the Irish Whiskey Cream that has a lovely vanilla aroma. Or make it twice as nice with Tintoretto Prosecco Rosé.
Head there on the weekends, and you can check out an exclusive Flower Bouquet Demo, where you’ll get to bring home a flower posy wrapped around a 375ml of Cote Des Roses Prosecco Rosé.
Available daily from now till Nov 22, 2021, 1pm to 5pm (two seatings on Sat and Sun). $40++ per person with free-flow Ronnefeldt Tea or Brazilian Coffee, and S$65++ per person with the addition of Tintoretto Prosecco Rosé. $150++ for two persons, including Tintoretto Prosecco Rosé and flower bouquet demo (Sat and Sun only). Visit Conrad Centennial Singapore’s website for more information.
For authentic Italian fare, make a reservation at the newly opened Curate Cucina Pisana, which will take you on a culinary journey through Pisa, a province in Tuscany that is home to the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as Italian renaissance art and famous vineyards.
The kitchen is helmed by Pisan native Chef de Cuisine Davide Bizzarri. Start with tempting appetisers like Pappa al Pomodoro di Mare ($24++), with Stracciatella cheese on top of a rich soup medley of fresh Tuscan bread, tomatoes, herbs, fresh white clams, and blue mussels. Then tuck into the colourful Fusilli di Pisa ($58++) with fun Pisa Tower-shaped fusilli pasta and fresh Boston lobster, or Gigli ($26++), a lily flower-shaped pasta dish simmered in a saffron sauce with cured cod. The pasta’s all handmade here, and you can view the process of pasta-making thanks to the restaurant’s open kitchen.
Leave room for dessert, like the photogenic Pera del Chianti ($16++), which looks absolutely divine with Chianti wine-poached pear, panna cotta filling, and sprinklings of edible gold flakes.
Curate Cucina Pisana is at The Forum, #01-231 & 232, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138. Visit its website for more information.
It’s not uncommon to pair a cup of Milo together with a breakfast or afternoon snack of a pau. But what about Milo inside a pau?
To celebrate its 60th birthday, SMH (Sin Mui Heng Food Industries Pte Ltd) has rolled out a new Molten Milo Lava Pau that stars a wholemeal bun with a Milo filling — steam it to get a rich flow of chocolatey, malty goodness oozing out of the bun. You can also pop it into the air fryer for six to eight minutes for a crispier exterior.
Available at a promotional price of $3.50 per pack of four from now til Nov 30 at Fairprice and Sheng Shiong.