Bar Cicheti, new sister restaurant of five year old Cicheti, is entirely devoted to pasta and wine.
Their small, but confidently executed food menu is complemented by a carefully curated wine list where a selection of adventurous and less commercial labels take center stage. A charming, quaint Peranakan-tiled shophouse located at 10 Jiak Chuan Road is the perfect setting for this new & exciting setting for Chef Lim Yew Aun and restauranteur Liling Ong.
Bar Cicheti is the newest addition to the bustling Keong Saik dining enclave. An extension of sister restaurant Cicheti at Kandahar street, Bar Cicheti presents exciting and thoughtfully prepared pasta dishes alongside a well-curated, globally sourced wine list with a selection of classic craft Italian cocktails.
“There is something incredibly welcoming about popping open a great bottle of wine and indulging in a plate of pasta. Complexity and simplicity all in one sitting. We set out to create a restaurant that would welcome and draw everyone in, regardless of age or culture. Pasta is universal. their guests, Bar Cicheti will offer gluten-free pasta options, as well as many vegetarian dishes too.
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Authentic, approachable and irresistible, the menu at Bar Cicheti reads a focused list of pasta dishes with two seasonal meat and fish selections that will see an update every three to four months. Each pasta dish is prepared a-la minute, and is a culmination of traditional Italian cooking techniques, robust flavours and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.
The uniqueness of Bar Cicheti (aside from its “pasta and wine bar” offering), is its wonderful location along Jiak Chuan Road that lends itself to being the ideal meeting spot / pre-party dining joint for a group night out.
Wine is most certainly not an after thought at Bar Cicheti. Devoted to showcasing small batch producers for diners to discover, only the most interesting wines from boutique, independent vineyards are poured at Bar Cicheti. Worth mentioning as well are Bar Cicheti’s craft cocktails. Made fresh, using only the best liquors and spirits, expect to indulge in a timeless selection comprising classics such as Negroni, Americano, Bellini, Spritz and Spagliato.
Designed by Simone Konighaussen, the 42-seater Bar Cicheti boasts a confidently executed minimalist interior with touches of classic bistro elements that pay homage to 1960s Italy. Taking centerstage is the fully open kitchen where guests have the privy to watch Chef Aun and his team delicately prepare each dish.
The space lends itself perfectly for an upmarket meets casual gourmet experience. For a great night out with friends, allow dinner to continue into drinks at Bar Cicheti by savouring their extensive beverage menu and soak in the wonderful neighbourhood of Keong Siak, Chinatown.
An exciting new addition to Singapore’s night scene, Chikin (meaning “chicken” in colloquial Japanese) is a contemporary Yakitori-bar concept that offers an array of Japanese skewers, small plates and a delectable spectrum of house-infused cocktails.
The second and newest venue by lifestyle group Coterie Dining Concepts, Chikin was conceived with the aim of amping up the Yakitori experience through a package of great food, flavourful, tipples and a buzzing trendy bar setting.
Housed within a conservation shophouse at the up-and-coming Bukit Pasoh enclave, Chikin pays tongue in cheek tribute to Japanese popular culture and consumerism both with its out of the box characterisation of traditional Yakitori and cocktails , and with its affordability.
Boldly defying the traditionally premium price points of its offerings, Chikin believes that delicious Yakitori and well crafted cocktails can and should be enjoyed without breaking the bank.
On the ground floor of this three-storey Yakitori bar is where a long bar and open kitchen sits, guests are greeted with wall-to-ceiling murals sprinkled with iconic Pop Art symbols that are enlivened with neon lights and energetic graphics.
Through a climb up the stairway, the bar opens up to a lounge-like space in a dim-lit dining hall catered for cosy sit-down dining and for larger groups.
Over at the third floor, CHIKIN holds a private room space dedicated for functions and small group gatherings. Access to the private party room is by invitation or reservation only.
At Chikin, the authenticity and art of the Yakitori is preserved as cuisine-trained chefs serve up a mouth-watering selection of skewers and small plates. As its name suggests, the menu carries as many parts of the chicken as you can name: thigh, wing, heart, gizzard, tail, windpipe, neck,with other Kushiyaki (meat and vegetable) options grilled to a smoky perfection over Binchotan, a high quality Japanese charcoal.
Conceptualized by award-winning bartender Sam Wong, Chikin’s drinks menu boasts a bevy of up to 20 different cocktails, with a majority of 15 being house-made signature cocktail infusions. Infused over a period of three to four days, each spirit is expertly formulated with various ingredients to deliver a spectrum of subtle to profound flavour profiles. Just prior to serving, Chikin’s bartenders top the infusions off with carefully crafted ingredients to enhance and balance the cocktails.