There’s nothing quite like a Spanish tapas restaurant: its buzz is electric, its flavours an absolute delight, its drinks a tonic for the soul. It’s a place that pulls you in and makes you want to stay... forever.
With its bold makeover, FOC PIM PAM is that magical place; now more than ever.
FOC PIM PAM (meaning ‘quick and easy’ in Spanish) is inspired by the Spanish bodegas and celebrates the vibrant tapas and wine culture of Barcelona with fine, fun food and sensaPonal drinks. Located in a laid-back nook of Orchard Road and already the go-to spot among diners for lunch, dinner and late-night libaPons with a Spanish flair, FOC PIM PAM now offers even more with the refurbishment of its interior.
The ambience is transformed to evoke the irrepressible energy and style of a Spanish tapas bar. The new colour paleUe is an urbane fusion of blacks and greys with Pmber finishes and metal accents. ParPPon walls, display shelves, pillars and counter tops take on rounded corners and languid lines and hum with a hip efficiency. While the funcPonal zones are clearly defined, the layout is open and freewheeling and invites the ceaseless human movement and social acPvity so reminiscent of tapas bars.
As befits Iberian hospitality, the service is fast and friendly, adding to the infecPous vibe. The menu has been re-invigorated. While sPll centering on Spanish cuisine, new menus have been created for each dedicated space within the restaurant.
Revitalised spaPal features like the Tapas Bar, Main Dining Room, Private Dining Room, Bar and Terrace redefine the interior for a more holisPc dining affair, whilst presenPng themselves as unique alcoves for any diner seeking a disPncPve experience, opPng for a quick meal on their own, feasPng with the family or casual drinks with friends. Look forward to a pared down, yet varied selecPon of casual tapas at the Tapas Bar and Terrace to a full and comprehensive menu at the Main Dining Room; and for special occasions and events in the Private Dining Room, a customised menu conceived by the culinary team.
Alongside these are familiar favourites, including Croquetas in different fillings (ham, mushroom, crab, and spinach & pine nuts), Squid Ink Paella (tradiPonal Spanish black rice, prawns, aioli), and Churros - classic with chocolate sauce or white chocolate-coated.
The famed Spanish penchant for lush, leisurely dining will work its spell, and the party will surely thereafer adjourn to the newly created alfresco terrace, housed in a ceiling-fanned veranda perched street-side along Orchard Road. Here diners can enjoy post-meal drinks including wines, spirits, gin & tonic and 16 variePes of cocktails served from the adjoining bar.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
As a one-stop location for consumers to experience the full line-up of Surface devices available in Singapore, the Surface premium experience will also offer a dedicated Concierge service for existing customers.
The new Surface Concierge service is where shoppers can seek advice on the right Surface to buy, receive assistance in setting up their device and ask questions about how to use their Surface. Microsoft plans to explore with Harvey Norman expanded services provided by the Surface Concierge over time.
Boutique gym Kilter Avenue has launched HRVST, a cafe & bar concept which aims to make vegan cuisine a highly sought after and approachable one.
Injecting the cool into vegan cuisine, their dishes are easy on the wallet, good for the body, and pleasing to the eyes. You’ll be glad you made that missed steak.
HRVST is helmed by partner head chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan Choong, who have between them close to 20 years of experience of working in many kitchens, most recently in Tippling Club, Esquina, and Cheek by Jowl. Over the years, they have explored with different types of cuisines, always looking for new inspiration and motivation to continue on their chef journey.
A new arts centre dedicated to the promotion of cross cultural exchanges will open in Singapore this May.
Called Temenggong House 18 • 20 and located at two historical black and white bungalows on the slopes of Mount Faber at Temenggong Road, the new centre will serve as a conducive environment for the confluence of shared experiences between communities around the region to promote Singapore as an arts and cultural hub in an increasingly globalised world.