When summer descends on Italy, the outdoors burst with activity and the word on everyone’s lips is “grigliata”.
Grigliata is the outdoor grill cook-out dreamed of in foodie heaven. A larder of the season’s finest produce sizzling on a bed of burning charcoal. The company of family and friends. Luscious wine and overwhelming hospitality.
The Italians have honed this summer ritual to perfection, and adored and honoured it like religion for generations. Now imagine sitting down to this cornucopia of flavour and life ... and you are at Griglia Open Fire Italian Kitchen.
Griglia is a brand-new contemporary Italian grill restaurant nestled on the ground floor of a conservation shophouse in charming Craig Road. As its name promises, diners at Griglia will be treated to the tastes, sensations and emotions of the grigliata in a casual setting-- and fall in love with the magic of the Common Flame.
Typically, guests bring along their favourite dishes to a grigliata. Multiple courses are enjoyed over a long afternoon, leisurely savouring appetisers and side dishes while sipping tasty wines, before embarking on the main course; meanwhile the charcoal fire perpetually glows in one of the oldest cooking styles known to man.
The grigliata celebrates fresh seasonal produce, cooking it over hot coals and open flame to accentuate the natural inherent flavours. Grigliata dishes are less intense and more Mediterranean in flavour, consisting of meats, seafood, fish and seasonal vegetables and fruits seasoned with herbs, salt and pepper, lavished with olive oil marinades and judicious squeezes of lemon.
Griglia prepares these same recipes using traditional as well as modern methods, making them even lighter and more refreshing. The menu conceptualised by Andrea De Paola, Chef Partner of Griglia & Group Executive Chef of Food Concepts Group, is based on classic grigliata dishes from different regions of Italy with additional recipes from his family and friends. By offering a wide selection of food, and serving it smaller sharing portions, diners are encouraged to order and taste many dishes in the style of the ‘bring-your-own’ grigliata.
At Griglia almost all the ingredients, and not just meat, fish and seafood, are cooked with the cast iron charcoal grill. This stunning equipment, made-to- measure for the open kitchen, brings out the intrinsic flavours of the fresh seasonal produce. Meanwhile the warm and cosy restaurant is constructed and clad in the raw materials of the grigliata – wood, bricks and metal.
Food and aesthetics work together to honour the element at the crux of the grigliata and the restaurant -- the Common Flame that draws people together in the embrace of Italian hospitality; fostering human bonds over food and fire, and creating moments that beget enduring memories.
The menu is conceptualised by Chef Andrea De Paola, and executed by Head Chef Federico Schiraldi. To showcase the culinary essence of the grigliata, the dishes are based on its classic recipes, with flavours made lighter and more refreshing and presented in a refined contemporary style using handcrafted Mediterranean-style tableware.
Griglia serves antipasti, artisanal salumi, main courses, sides, cheeses and desserts, and carries an extensive range of more than 100 wines from different regions, with up to 85% from Italy. Cocktails focus on different flavours of Negroni, Spritz and Gin & Tonic. Traditional Italian digestives, such as limoncello, amaro and grappa are also served.
Boeuf is all about beef & wines! A modern and contemporary bistro nestled in a conserved shophouse along vibrant Telok Ayer. Boeuf explores beef in various culinary styles. Visit Boeuf to enjoy great wines paired with amazing cuts of beef!
At Boeuf, you can discover different breeds and cuts of beef - from dry aged grass fed Welsh ribs to Argentinian Aberdeen black Angus to wagyu MB7 from Australia.
Enjoy a range of beef preparations - from beef tartar to cured Bresaola wagyu to charcoal grilled prime ribs.
And don’t miss their signature dishes - flambe asada ribeye with mezcal and slow cooked infused short ribs with celeriac puree.
Casa is Remy’s life journey on a plate. Inspired by his childhood and formative years as a chef, Remy celebrates the seasons through finely curated produce, highlighting seafood over meat and serving only one land animal a day on rotation basis. Having lived in unspoiled places around the world, Remy seeks to preserve the natural environment and focuses on ingredients that are line-caught, responsibly sourced, traditionally farmed, organic and wild-foraged, and bio-dynamic. These are cooked with woodfire in the traditional way to produce flavours that are clean yet bold.
At Casa, guests are made to feel like family members or friends invited to a meal, because after 20 years of travel and self-discovery, this is where Chef Remy finds Home.
At Casa, the menu embodies ‘Remy’s story on a plate’, with dishes inspired by the season, as well as events and experiences that were formative in shaping Remy into the chef he is today.
For lunch and dinner, Casa offers the 4- course Discovery menu for $118; the 6- course Experience menu for $198; and the Carte Blanche with 8-courses for $258. A selection of 16 dishes divided into four key sections are available for guests to choose from to create each menu. For lunch time only, the restaurant offers an executive menu, called ‘Trust Me’ – a 3-course at $88. All the above menus are presented with snacks and petit fours.
On weekends, there is a multi-course brunch with champagne at $198++. The courses in this fiesta-style menu are ‘Eat With Fingers’ featuring snacks; ‘Vegetal’featuring vegetable-focused dishes; ‘To Be Shared’ featuring large-format fish and meat, served with sides and condiments; and ‘Never Ending’ featuring desserts and cheese and sweet snacks.
Casa’s elegant and cosy spaces open up to blue, ivory and sage hues in natural textures that spell warm domesticity. The variety of seating options - lounge, table and booth – creates the ease and comfort of a family residence. Remy and his team see themselves as hosts welcoming their diners as family members and friends into their home – with all the warm hospitality that entails.
Casa Restaurant by Remy Lefebvre is a restaurant concept under the umbrella of Singapore- based F&B Group, Plan B Ventures Pte Ltd, which also owns El Mero Mero, Señor Taco and La Mexicana.
This month, SPRMRKT joins a new neighbourhood – the verdant and idyllic Dempsey Hill, with an inspired space and a new cultural-culinary experience through dining, retail and art.
2012 saw the beginnings of the lifestyle F&B brand in a shophouse on McCallum Street favoured by city dwellers as an oasis to the hustle and bustle of CBD life. Eight years later, SPRMRKT has grown into a familiar neighbourhood name; from the bustling central business district to the riverside respite of Robertson Quay, quaint Cluny residential area, and now, at the heart of the Dempsey Hill lifestyle enclave.
Just like its name without the vowels, SPRMRKT is about simplicity, focusing on what matters. At the heart of it is responsibly sourced ingredients prepared meticulously to let their natural flavours shine; warm, friendly service centred on the diner; a showcase of carefully sourced gourmet brands from Singapore and around the region with the aim of giving back; and thoughtful collaborations that support young artists and creatives.
With Head Chef Marc Wee helming the kitchens of SPRMRKT, the all-new menus – first launching at SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill, are thoughtful and produce-driven, highlighting vegetable-forward cuisine in the evening and café-style fare in the day. His creations start with the ingredients. The heightened necessity of sourcing and eating responsibly guides when and how he should use the freshest, quality produce picked at their best for the most flavour. Diversely prepared to bring out their intrinsic flavours, without compromising on taste.
The café-style menu has sumptuous offerings for the day, starting with breakfast and brunch items like the moreish Cheese on Toast, a wholemeal sandwich of cheddar and parmesan cheese with luscious truffle bechamel, and for something lighter, the House-made Granolatopped with seasonal fruits and honey yoghurt. A healthful yet satisfying meal that can be had on its own is the grain bowls with a choice from three variations – Tri-Coloured Quinoa, Black Barley and Aburi Salmon with organic Cambodian brown rice. Asian flavours add interest with the spicy sambal tomato option in the Prawn Pasta as well as a savoury coconut and green chilli sauce over a tender Chicken Confit. The signature Blackened Fish & Chips remains as a mainstay along with a juicy Wagyu Beef Burger. There are also vegetable-forward dishes that make delish snacks as with the Brussel Sprouts tossed with burnt corn, pomegranate, siracha mayo and sea salt, as well as the addictive Tofu Fries served with house-made garlic aioli.
Another reason to drop by SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill is the house-baked goods fresh from the oven, enticing with their lingering aroma. The range varies daily and includes breads, pastries and tea cakes, as well as must-haves like the Olive Oil Cake and Chiffon Cake in flavours of lychee, strawberry and pandan.
Exclusive on the weekends, listen out for the ice cream man ringing the bell as SPRMRKT at Dempsey Hill brings a little nostalgia to the neighbourhood with the Durian Semifreddo Wafer Sandwich. The frozen semifreddo is house made with luscious D24 durian pulp cocooned in a crispy wafer with vanilla and caramel notes; great for on the go or at the breezy veranda.
A cafe by day and a bar by night, Slate is the newest addition to Purvis Street.
As a dual concept restaurant, Slate promises diners an experience like no other, with menus that change every so often. A cafe by day, Slate serves hearty brunch items that are best enjoyed with a warm cup of coffee. After the sun sets, Slate transforms into a modern bar and restaurant that serves contemporary Asian food paired with a thoughtfully curated selection of wines, craft beers and bespoke cocktails. However, the star of the show at Slate is definitely its house made products, which range from chillies, pickles and jams to butter and breads.
Frequently adding new dishes to lunch and dinner menus, the restaurant’s menu has something for everyone. Fuel yourself with Slate’s lunch menu which includes elegant twists to familiar dishes. Order the Tuna Poke Noodle Bowl to try the cafe’s unique take on your typical poke bowls.
Newly-opened on Telok Ayer Street, The Nomads represents the road less travelled; a reimagination of The Silk Road’s gastronomic trail, where every moment is meticulously crafted to fire up and delight the five senses.
Established by Shawn Kishore of Five Ten Holdings and Olzhas Zhiyenkulov, a Kazakhstan native, The Nomads features a chic dining area complete with a custom-built grill pit, aspeakeasy-style private dining room and thoughtfully crafted menus that promise an unexpected experience!
Co-founder, Shawn Kishore shares, “We wanted to showcase the region’s rich array ofdelicacies in a unique way. Everything from the ingredients used, cooking techniques, ambience, down to the last vessel that my team and I personally moulded and hand-painted, creates an unforgettable experience”.
Drawing strong culinary influences from countries along the Silk Road from Southern Italy to Western China, The Nomads redefines Central Asian cuisine by incorporating a unique spin to traditional dishes using familiar South-east Asian flavours.
Shawn and Executive Chef Dannel Krishnan aim to shake-up Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene with what The Nomads has to offer. “Aside from paying homage to traditional dishes and ingredients found along the Silk Road, the menu also represents our sojourn in Kazakhstan, where we were fortunate enough to have tasted some incredible food and experienced wonderful hospitality. It is our wish that our guests enjoy the same.” says Chef Dannel, who also spent time cooking there.
Click here for a full copy of their takeaway / delivery menu.
Their chef team has curated the restaurant's signature ala-carte spread as well as their communal sets available for takeaway / delivery, so you can create your own multi-course experience around the table with your loved ones.
Their Takeaway / Delivery Menu is available for delivery or self-collection between 5pm to 8pm daily. For orders, please call or WhatsApp +65 6977 7057. Delivery is free for orders of $100 and above.
Izy was an urban contemporary Izakaya Bar serving quality Japanese fare to hardworking young working professionals on Club Street. In her 2019 rebrand, Izy Fook aims to provide top Singaporean dishes alongside key Cantonese delights in a newly renovated space, promoting a revived and rowdy drinking culture.
Together, Izy Fook, cheekily translating as “together, lets prosper” is a hip Japanese kitchen inspired by old school Singapore Cantonese restaurants and the energy of late night Chinatown watering holes back in the 1970s Singapore. Izy Fook takes a creative approach towards incorporating the roasted and charred Cantonese meats into quality Izakaya classing dishes.
The “Living Room” occupies the front portion of the restaurant and showcases a series of brand new art pieces from Hong Kong’s hottest illustrator, Jonathan Jay Lee. The "Living Room" also contains a long and open bar where diners could grab quick and dirty drinks or bottles of wine with sharing plates of authentic Japanese fare; while loud hip hop and rock and roll music plays over the speakers.
The “Dining Hall” hidden at the back of the restaurant sits up to 50 people and has a private dining VIP room decorated with beloved old school movie posters. Again, unapologetic loud music plays over low lighting making for a rowdy yet celebratory atmosphere.
D2-i at Paragon is a hub for uniquely selected contemporary designers from Indonesia. First of its kind in Singapore, the D2-i store presents a new interpretation on the Indoneisnan fashion style, with unexpected designs for those who want to be different.
Collections from Indonesia's rising brands including Ali Charisma, Novita Yunus, Sav Lavin, Rengganis, B'Lux, Aldre, Sofie and many ore, offer an exicting range of fashion for women, men and handcrafted accessories such as jewellery and bags.
Located at Carpenter Street, Gake is a brand new dining space by award winning chef, Angus Chow. The restaurant serves contemporary japanese which showcases Chef Angus' skills through his aesthetically pleasing and scrumptious tasting delicacies and entrees.
Winner of World Gourmet Summit MKN Chef of the Year 2018, Chef Angus Chow has been hailed as a precise poet who captures imagination and palate.
With over 15 years of culinary experiences, Chef Angus Chow has shared his passions for culinary in fine dining destinations. Pairing western cooking techniques with Asian ingredients, Chef Angus Chow enjoys creating simple tastes out of complex flavours which any diner can appreciate.
Located in the heart of the central business district at Frasers Tower; Preludio is a new contemporary restaurant that aims to present a fresh perspective on fine dining, where embracing a culture of constant change and innovation helps ignite the spirit of creativity and betterment.
Instead of focusing on dishes from a certain geographical region, Preludio adventures into the territory known as “Author’s Cuisine.”
The menu, inspired by themed chapters, will always remain audacious and proudly experimental, yet familiar. The entire guest experience will change according to themes chosen by Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo. Much like a couture house that launches a new collection every season, Preludio will release a new chapter every 12 to 18 months. Thus the creativity and boldness of Preludio’s artists will remain constantly challenged, while at the same time maintaining the finest quality in each and every dish.
For its debut, Preludio will open with “Monochrome”, where the restaurant will be inspired in black and white. The team approached the theme of monochrome with a sense of liberation instead of limitation. Imagining in this concept provoked them to explore and invent new definitions of black and white, brainstorming with a spiritedness that materialised freely.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Chef Fernando Arévalo graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and began his career in Michelin- starred kitchens alongside iconic culinary artists Daniel Boulud, Bill Telepan and Mario Batali. For the past 6 years, he has been based in Singapore, heading the kitchens of Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and Artemis Grill.
Ambitious, creative and driven, he is ready to set on his own path as the head of Preludio’s impassioned and adventurous team.
Preludio will welcome guests on 8 November and is currently open for reservations.
Blossom, Singapore’s latest contemporary Chinese restaurant is nestled in the lobby of the iconic Marina Bay Sands. The kitchen helmed by seasoned and award-winning Chefs, will present diners with modern interpretations of the finest cuisine from Canton, Sichuan and Shanghai – a delectable balance of traditional and modern flavours and techniques.
Blossom’s elegant interiors are a refined juxtaposition of everyday oriental objects which are accentuated with contrasting materials, to reflect subtle luxury and depth. With lush greenery as its backdrop, the restaurant’s design takes advantage of the natural light that floods the dining room throughout the day. The inviting dining area, three private rooms and a sleek bar makes it the perfect venue to celebrate and host, no matter what the occasion.
Blossom’s architecture, interior design, décor, innovative menu and flawless service is guaranteed to take its diners to greater heights of culinary realm.
Halcyon & Crane is the latest venture conceived by the company behind Birds of A Feather. It brings the same vibrant European-meets-Sichuan philosophy to all-day, café-style dining and drinking in one of Orchard Road’s premier shopping malls, The Paragon.
Its food is Modern European with Sichuan influence, incorporating healthful elements in well-curated, beautifully presented dishes, and drinks. Aside from its coffee programme, Halcyon & Crane maintains a well-manned bar with innovative takes on cocktails. A takeout area offers food-on-the-go, and a retail section stocking food products and accessories further enriches the experience.
With its sleek, contemporary interior designed for calm and comfort, and its location in the middle of fashion and luxury boutiques, Halcyon & Crane is a chic and serene pavilion where you can take a break and enjoy the ‘best moment of your day’.
Bringing to the fore a chic contemporary grill set in a new lifestyle and social dining destination, SKAI is located on the 70th floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford and is prepped to become the go-to sky-dining establishment in Singapore.
Pairing unparalleled views of the cityscape with a curated selection of prime beef cuts and fresh seafood infused with delicate Japanese accents, Chef Paul Hallett’s signature culinary style, philosophy and techniques are showcased in SKAI’s contemporary and casually inviting setting.
SKAI features the finest produce with a respectful tribute towards Japanese ingredients; the lunch set menu comprises grains and salads, main courses and delicious desserts, while the dinner menu brings a more refined selection of sharing plates and Ishiyaki. Chef Paul lends his extensive expertise in butchery to SKAI, sourcing and curing premium quality beef, cooked to perfection in SKAI’s state-of-the-art Josper Charcoal Oven. The restaurant offers a thoughtful balance with an array of fresh fish and seafood, delivering a well-rounded dining experience to return to regularly. Winner of the Singapore Pastry Cup 2017, Chef Koo Jee brings her expertise to deliver a delicious range of desserts, as well as an exclusive afternoon pastry offering.
Inspired by Nordic simplicity, the airy minimalist space features light maple wood, soft natural hues, minimalist vertical design and organic textures to create an urban atmosphere with a residential design aesthetic. The elegant space seats 130 guests, making the casual and vibrant, yet intimate setting perfect for social gatherings.
SKAI is all set for its opening on the 3rd September. Making a booking and discover the magic of this new joint.
Jypsy is homegrown restaurant chain PS.Cafe's first Japanese concept. This new-born restaurant at Martin Road serves contemporary Japanese cuisine.
Conceptualised through the lens of the nomadic, youthful and free spirited, Jypsy is PS.Cafe's casual contemporary approach to Japanese cuisine, marrying traditional flavours with a nomadic island spirit.
The Jypsy setting takes inspiration from Japan’s bountiful seafood and coastline. Using premium Japanese produce coupled with a fresh and playful approach, the menu is designed to be shared and enjoyed in the casual elegant setting.
With characteristic cool, passion and verve, lawyer-in-training turned-chef and first MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong unveils his much-anticipated maiden dining experience, Restaurant Ibid.
Restaurant Ibid constitutes the culinary vision of Woo Wai Leong, lawyer-in-training turned chef and first winner of the inaugural MasterChef Asia season. Ibid draws the concepts of ‘from the same source’ (which ibid means in Latin) and ‘Nanyang’, which is characterized by an East-West sensibility and a constant search for origins and identity. From these dual inspirations comes Nanyang-style, Contemporary Chinese cuisine, a creative art form forged from Wai Leong’s own Nanyang heritage and Asian and Western culinary background. Housed in a conserved riverside shophouse and staffed by youthful ‘cross-trained’ kitchen and service talents, Restaurant Ibid is a seamless integration of concept, style and operation springing ‘from the same source’ embodied in the restaurant’s dynamic chef-owner.
Restaurant Ibid is housed on the first level of a shophouse in the Boat Quay precinct, where Chinese immigrants once traded on the Singapore River. Guarding the entrance are two external pillars bearing, in Chinese calligraphy, the name of the original landlord who traded in dried seafood. Visitors step into a hall with a feature wall of wooden traditional Chinese medicine drawers, highlighting the restaurant’s Chinoiserie theme.
The restaurant seats 14 at the bar and 40 at table, for a total of 54 guests.
Lunch, available from 14th May at Restaurant Ibid, sees an a la carte selection of Mains (Dong Po Beef Brisket with Plum Rice, Onsen Egg & Daikon Pickles), Sharing Plates (Chopped Kailan Salad with Roasted Garlic & Three Eggs) and Desserts (Acai, Chocolate Tofu Mousse, Fruits & Seeds).
Dinner features set menus with a choice of 4, 6 or 8 courses; highlights include Spring Onion Shao Bing with Yeasted Butter & Laksa Leaf; Egg Yolk Jam with Onion Soubise, Gingko Nuts & Tea Broth; Beef Short Rib with Black Garlic, Angelica Root, Black Fungus & Dehydrated Asian Pear; and Soy Bean Ice Cream with Toasted Sesame, Sarawak Pepper & Almond. There is also a selection of approachable yet distinctive wines, craft beers and pre-batched cocktails.
Perfect for casual get-togethers and pre dinner meet-ups, VENUE By Sebastian is one of the first few dining establishments to open at the swanky new Downtown Gallery in the heart of the central commercial district. Occupying 1,900 sqft space on the ground floor of Downtown Gallery, the 80-seat communal dining restaurant is set to inspire diners with its exciting contemporary European fare.
Helmed by Chef-Owner Sebastian Ng, former Chef-Owner of the now-defunct Restaurant Ember, and Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Lee, former Head Chef of Artichoke, VENUE By Sebastian is guided by the chefs’ beliefs in serving unpretentious yet tasty and well-balanced meals for all diners.
Curated with meticulous details over months of experimentation, the extensive menu at VENUE By Sebastian is a harmonious blend of modern European culinary techniques and quality ingredients, imbued with a refreshing touch of Asian flavours.
Running on a sharing plates concept, the lunch and dinner menus are designed to feature a mix of communal dishes in sharing portions across eight dish categories including, ‘Toast’, ‘Fritti & Greens’, ‘Pasta’, ‘Raw, Cured & Smoked’, ‘Pan, Coal & Roast’, ‘Sides’ and ‘Sweets’.
New at Beach Road is The Masses. A casual restaurant by Dylan Ong, one of the co-founders of Saveur.
As the name suggests, they strive to provide good food to The Masses. They call their food, "Contemporary Happy Food".
So what’s "Contemporary Happy Food"?
Well, using fresh, seasonal produce and allowing recipes to be simple yet dynamic. Staying true to the ingredients and using contemporary cooking techniques to bring out the best of its form. Yet keeping prices on the easy side.
Some highlights: Aus Frementle Octopus Tentacle, Chicken Collagen Veloute, Duroc Pork Loin, Crab & Caviar Pasta, Deep-Fried Camembert and more.
Ginett is a contemporary restaurant and wine bar in Singapore’s historic Arts District. Situated on the ground foor of Hotel G; Ginett is a go-to destination for guests looking for a relaxed yet buzzy escape.
Ginett serves hearty European favourites, superb French wines, quick and easy set lunches and high quality, affordable wines, are all part of Ginett’s wide-ranging offering, making it a memorable and accessible experience for everyone.
Sister to the popular Scarlett Restaurant & Wine Bar in Bangkok and Hong Kong, Ginett is helmed by Executive Chef Sylvain Royer. The restaurant features high ceilings, an open mezzanine with private working spaces, booths and communal tables.
Founded by Pearl Lam, Pearl Lam Galleries are a driving force within Asia's contemporary art scene. With over 20 years of experience exhibiting Asian and Western art and design, it is one of the leading and most established contemporary art galleries to be launched out of China.
Pistachios are called “the smiling nut” in Iran and “the happy nut” in China. People in the Middle East sometimes refer to the pistachio as the “smiling pistachio.” In these countries, if you hear the shells snapping open while sitting under a pistachio tree, it is a sign of good luck.
At Pistachio, they make their food from scratch and serve it fresh. They offer popular classic dishes with a contemporary twist for lunch and dinner.
As a firm believer that good health begins with a healthy diet, he combines decades of international culinary experience with his knowledge in Ayurveda and Glycemic Index to serve you food with nutritional richness and exquisite flavour. No trans fats or artificial ingredients will be used in their cooking.
Like the pistachio nut that is full of nutritional goodness, they hope their food will bring you happiness and wellness.
Drawing inspiration from the ancient concept of Kama which refers to the energy, desire and passion for life and the pursuit of the pleasure of the senses and aestheticism; Kama British Indian Company Kitchen & Bar is set to explode into the vibrant F&B scene with a buzz equal to its name. With over 20 years of experience in the F&B industry backing it, KAMA is forging ahead to wow the fussy local crowd with a brand new concept that promises to tantalise, reward and engage. The vibrant and dynamic F&B scene in Singapore will welcome an exciting new concept never perfected before until now. Come May 2016, an authentic yet contemporary British Indian Kitchen & Bar will be born - KAMA British Indian Company Kitchen & Bar.
Located strategically along the North Canal Road, a stone’s throw away from the heart of the business district, cash-rich but time-poor executives can nestle and revel in this new gem in the F&B scene.
It was here that our forefathers carved out a living and helped shape the foundation of modern Singapore. It was also here that our British colonial governors paved the way socially and culturally, perfecting the art of working and playing hard. In effect, our English predecessors showed us how to maintain a good work-life balance even before the phrase was invented.
KAMA passionately leverages off our rich historical foundation and expertly blends it with a superior understanding of the highest standards of culinary excellence and execution. Tapping into a wealth of experience both in the kitchen and the floor, KAMA’s team will surprise even the most discerning patron with its superb level of service and food quality.
Occupying a space that boasts of 100 years of history is slightly daunting but a very welcome challenge for KAMA’s team. Drawing inspiration from the original owners who started a humble bird’s nest trading business into a globally leading brand, KAMA hopes to emulate its predecessor’s vision, passion and drive.
Spanning a total of 2,500 square feet of historically-fuelled space, the interior design is soaked with colonial European, West Indies and Eastern European influences – an eclectic mix that blends perfectly together through the vision of the design team headed by Alessandro Lo Giudice who has led and managed Architectural and Interior Design firms in Italy and Singapore in the Residential and Hospitality sector and in the recent years was involved in the interiors of prestigious projects in Asia, China and Africa. As partner and designer of a Boutique Design Firm whose spirit is to keep things focused and discerning, he has inspired the concept of recent successful restaurants and F&B outlets in Singapore.
Guests can expect to enjoy privately intimate yet vibrant experiences at KAMA where they can either choose to mingle with familiar faces or conduct discreet meetings at their discretion – KAMA’s discerning and professional team provide the appropriate level of service and approach.
The second floor space is where the customer experience evolves into a more loungy and relaxed ambience. Replete with a tasteful blend of European design with Eastern motifs, the space is perfect for corporate networking and social gatherings. Guests can always rely on KAMA to be the place where they can even visit on their own and know they will meet like-minded people and enjoy not only great food, drinks and service but also immaculate company.
Eschewing the typical notion of Indian cuisine where the heavy, carbo-filled and rich curried offerings are the norm, KAMA’s menu will borrow the best of West and East in order to pamper our guests with just the right amount of every gastronomic element to enhance their experience.
The spice level is easily controlled as all dishes and curries are cooked ala minute.
Imagine tapas style bites that delights the palate and fills the tummy just right in order to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and the finest selection of beers, wines and whiskies.
At the end of the day, KAMA is a place for discerning lunch and cocktail meetings, post-office gatherings, romantic dates, happy hour sessions amongst friends, launch events and indulgent weekend brunches that never ends.
Housed within the Hotel Vagabond, Fifth Quarter is the brain child of local entrepreneur Loh Lik Peng in partnership with Executive Chef Andrew Nocente.
It is a modern contemporary grill with a strong focus on meat curing. Nocente, an Australian with an Italian heritage, uses traditional methods of curing meats with the aid of modern instruments to maintain the integrity of flavours. True to its name, Fifth Quarter or quinto quartro in Roman, the menu will feature a selection that is derived from all parts of an animal. From a rum-cured pork belly, a salt & pepper tripe to charcuterie favourites such as salami, salsiccia, lardo and coppa, each dish is carefully handcrafted to allow wholesome meaty flavours to shine through.
Elements of smoking, curing and pickling will also be found throughout the menu in sustainable seafood, game, vegetables and even in desserts. Alongside, premium cuts of meat will be grilled at the Josper using a combination of binchotan and mesquite wood chips to complete the culinary offering.
A new art gallery will open in Singapore in October 1. Miaja Gallery will occupy the ground floor space of a renovated shophouse in Bukit Timah, and is setting out to offer a mix of contemporary art with innovative design pieces, created in limited editions in collaboration with artists and artisans.
For Isabelle Miaja, the gallery is a natural evolution for the MIAJA Design Group she set up over 20 years ago. The interior design firm is behind projects like Sofitel So in Singapore, Pullman Central Park in Jakarta, and Sofitel in Mumbai, but now Miaja wants to bring her ideas to individuals as well.
While the gallery will occupy the ground floor, the upper floor will be Miaja’s design office, relocating there from Orchard Road.
Contemporary Australian restaurant Luxe – a Sydney-based culinary concept that’s found its way to our shores.
The space is light and airy, and the atmosphere’s convivial. The minimalist, Scandinavian design and the whole white-and-green colour scheme blends perfectly with the restaurant’s brass accents. With a comfy lounge section and a spacious bar area at the front of the restaurant, Luxe offers light after-work mixes like the Palm Beach (a spritzer of Sipsmith Summer Cup, Riesling, pineapple gum, and hibiscus water) and the refreshing tamarind margarita right before diving into the food.
The lunch and dinner menus are precise (around six entrees and six mains to choose from), so you’ll have an easy time picking out whatever catches your attention. Starters like the pork sausage roll with fennel salad and the handmade buffalo mozzarella ravioli, not to mention buttery sausage roll, and the creamy buffalo mozzarella ravioli is the ultimate comfort food. For mains, the uncomplicated Luxe Burger will steel your heart with its perfectly-cooked grass-fed beef patty topped with melted cheese and spicy mayo.
Focused on freshness and best available produce, MACA underscores the ethos of honest dining in a contemporary setting.
At MACA, modern cuisine is presented alongside an assemblage of fine organic wines, premium sake and signature cocktails put together by the team at Proof & Company. Nestled in the greenery of the old Tanglin Post at the tip of Orchard Road, the destination restaurant-next-door is a hop away from the heart of the city yet cleverly located for an intimate experience. It can host up to 30 guests indoors and another 30 for those who prefer alfresco dining and drinks on the porch.
Set in a raw architectural tone, a pan across the interior captures the unfinished elements of concrete, bricks and marble. A feature wall dressed in graffiti and an origami installation reflects the unexpected flavours on the plates. The open kitchen allows curious patrons to observe the chefs at work. A generous gift to the restaurant from an old friend, a long marble bar marks the importance of the relationships MACA aims to foster around food. Bathed in soft lights, the breezy verdant exterior accented with designer Benta Wiley’s creations also features a communal table for 12. Maître D' Chow oversees the daily operations and ensures that guests are well looked-after.
In favour of communal dining, MACA’s menu offers a humble selection of contemporary entrees and sharing plates. Approaching the protein from different perspectives, Head Chef, Rishi Naleendra carefully grafts the dimensions of flavours to create an equilibrium that convenes between comfort food and experimental cuisine. The seasonal menu this summer includes Chargrilled Baby Octopus with Smoked Miso, Beef Tongue with Zucchini and Soy, Ceviche of Prawns with Black Tomato, Kombu and Buttermilk and Pork with Parsnip, Scallion and Apple Cider. To satiate those with a sweet tooth, desserts include BlackBerry Ice Cream with Coconut Cream and Burnt Pear with Molasses Yogurt.
From USDA and Japanese Matsusaka beef to premium Iberico pork, a selection of premium meats dance across the menu.
MACA’s drinks menu boasts a stable of premium wines from France, Italy, Spain and Australia. Their premium sake offerings would also make any Japanese oyadama very happy. Purists can sample organic wines and award-winning sakes sourced seasonally.
For those seeking the delectable taste of cocktails, a list of classic blends and customised tipple are available. Signature concoctions include the reinterpreted Mexican summer thirst-quencher, Plum Paloma, made of plum bitters and tequila, and the Togarashi Old Fashion, which features a housed-made pepper-infused liqueur incorporated into a traditional Old Fashion.
Premium Japanese malt beer, Suntory, famed for its painfully meticulous transportation and exacting drafting processes, is available in both black and white on tap.
The restaurant is now open for dinner, while lunch service will be available in mid-July 2015.
Known for its artful collaborations with both established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers you an entire lifestyle in which to live both boldly and beautifully via its furniture collections and complementary decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
From the Bouroullec brothers to Didier Gomez and from Inga Sempe to Jean Nouvel, the greatest designers innovate alongside the brand and are constantly driven forward by the avant-garde vision of Michel Roset, Ligne Roset artistic director and talent scout.
Discover the latest array of refined casual premium dining Japanese offerings combined with a touch of elegance and modern creativity at Senjyu Sushi's new outlet in Bugis Junction.
Inspired by the truest traditions of Japanese cuisine. Infused with the imagination of contemporary tastes. Senjyu which means ‘eternity of life’ was chosen to convey their lifelong passion in serving the freshest and finest Japanese food. Similarly, the flying crane in their logo symbolizes longevity and soaring to greater heights – a testament to their unwavering dedication in perfecting their craft and reinventing Japanese cuisine.
The combination of these natural flavours engages all senses to elevate the ultimate dining experience.Savour these intricate flavours in a contemporary twist.
Named "Sara Taseer Jewellery Studio", the boutique showcases several new pieces with their bold and colourful signature style. The collection focuses on items that are suitable for every day wear – whether in the office or for a social occasion. The store is designed in a modern hip style with Asian accents and pops of Peranakan colours. Sara remains true to her style of contemporary jewellery with Asian accents and the store is designed to reflect the mood of the jewellery. The space is designed in a modern ultra chic modern loft style spirit to mirror the more casual wear pieces that are sold at this new, second location of the brand.
The various collections celebrate the beauty, style and sensuality of the modern woman. Snakes, Pandas, Frogs and Parrots are just some of their jewel encrusted animals with attitude, in their Animal Garden Collection. The Solid Gold Collection plays with bold motif and strong form in different hues of gold. They have created edgy pieces that become conversation starters and have an all new line of the most contemporary two and three finger rings, knuckle dusters and moveable bangles.
They are also celebrating the beauty and purity of pearls through their Fruits De Mer line, and have added coloured gem stones with diamonds to pearls, to enhance their natural beauty and add to their glow. The classic Gem Dot Collection, uses lazer cut semi-precious gemstones in playful natural colors which are enhanced with gold and diamonds to create perfect accessories for day to evening wear. The store also has cufflinks for the working men from the business district in the vicinity.
Spanning 1,000 sq ft, the store showcases apparel for both men and women.
Summer 2015 reflects 1990s girl power, exuding a self-confident style while remaining sensual and chic for a contemporary, fresh, energetic and strong look. The collection has something for everyone, helping each woman find her own fashion personality and develop her own unique style. Summer 2015 is all about extreme volume contrasts. Low-wasted XXL pants are in and can be worn with a cropped t-shirt with oversized armholes or a fitted tank top for added effect.
The 2015 man is rock, sophisticated and more fashionable than ever, breaking fashion codes without a second thought. Traditional men’s style comes together with contemporary pieces to create a resolutely modern look. The 2015 look is uncoordinated and mismatched, a delightful collection of unlikely pairings. The 90s are well and truly back with an exhaustive collection of short and long-sleeved linen, chambray, voile and denim shirts, with indigo making a come-back for the full 90s look.
Since its inception as a preeminent Italian fabric mill in 1881, Cerruti 1881 has never ceased to embody the highest standards of quality and style, craftsmanship and technology.
Building on the brand’s philosophy of luxury fabrics and clean cutting, Cerruti 1881 continues to redefine understated Italian sophistication and elegance as reflected in its contemporary designs of menswear, leather goods and accessories.
Early To Bed, a curator of sensual products with a thoroughly modern approach, celebrates intimate lifestyles and connections with the opening of its first retail boutique on Haji Lane.
With a wide range of adult products for the uninitiated or the seasoned lover, you can now shop comfortably in a relaxed retail environment or in the privacy of your own home online at www.earlytobed.sg.
Early To Bed brings a heightened sophistication to adult sensual products, along with honest and open dialogues about sexual wellbeing as part of your everyday life.
The new retail concept puts forth a collection of design-forward products for adults that are tasteful, useful and entirely playful. The interior design of the retail space delivers a tastefully contemporary ambiance evoking the comfort of one’s own home.
Sensual products are openly displayed, encouraging you to use your senses and imagination in exploring the vast array of sexual accoutrements. Knowledgeable and well-trained sales associates are on hand to answer questions and to help select the perfect product for yourself or your partner.
Early To Bed stocks both modern and traditional products from design-winning brands curated from across the world – LELO, PicoBong, Okamoto, Intimate Organics and We-Vibe – and is the exclusive Singaporean retailer for Crave luxury intimate products.
The retail concept moves away from the traditional taboos typically associated with an adult retail shop and add a new dimension of sexiness back to sensuality - but with an abundance of style.
Early To Bed will host informative and exciting sessions in the retail boutique on a variety of topics, from couple intimacy and bridal parties to an individual’s sexual wellbeing. Whatever your persuasion. Early To Bed is your personal guide to an amorous haute landscape of intimacy, whether through their retail store experience or online.
Founded in Hong Kong in 2010 by Parisian Ariane Zagury with great success, Rue Madame was born out of the idea to introduce the timeless Parisian-style of fashion to young modern women, as well as to provide a one-stop shop, offering a diversity of exclusively curated women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, for those seeking an alternative wardrobe that allows them to mix and match to showcase their unique personal styles.
Located at the newly refurbished space on the third level of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Rue Madame is a true Parisian-style fashion concept store that offers an eclectic mix of niche and contemporary designer labels, carefully handpicked from Paris and other parts of Europe.
The new concept store brings together some of the most coveted French fashion labels such as Athé by Vanessa Bruno, Ba&Sh, Gat Rimon, Hartford, IRO, Laurence Doligé, Leon&Harper, Majestic Paris, Mes Demoiselles, Swildens and Tara Jarmon Tara Jarmon, and exquisite accessories from trendy and accessible French jewellery brands like Servane Gaxotte, renowned for their hand-made whimsical ‘Rose’ doll pendants and Didier Dubot which is highly notable in Asia because of the brand’s latest campaign featuring Korean drama ‘You who came from the Star’ lead actress, Jun Ji Hyun; some of which are new-to-market brands exclusively brought into Singapore.
Housed in a row of 17 two-storey conserved shophouses, the premise is furnished with well-appointed rooms and suites, complemented by thoughtful touches and impeccable service. The hotel is equipped with a total of 88 rooms and suites with six different categories on offer, all of which feature interiors of rich wood and intricately handpicked finishings and plush beds.
Nestled in the vibrant Bugis enclave, known for its colourful past and equally colourful present, you will find much charm in this heritage building. As a serene urban sanctuary, it exudes a sense of relaxed elegance and is an ideal retreat to unwind, recharge and explore in one of the city’s most sought-after and culturally-rich areas.
The hotel’s shophouse exterior draws inspiration from the rich heritage of South East Asia, providing the perfect foil for the hotel’s historic design. The interior consists of matching tones and blends rich, dark brown colour palettes together with warm lighting, contributing to the rustic feel of the hotel. The design is a subtle mix of the serious, fun and quirky. The overall feel is then completed with the contemporary design accentuated with tasteful and historic touches.
The lobby is furnished with textured wooden tables and ottomans, with, nature-inspired design featured in different areas and corners. Be enthralled as you enter the hotel and be greeted with quirky animal-shaped chairs (think Rooster and duck), framed-up seashells and photos of birds - pointing, it almost seems, to the building’s past life as a seafront property.
Steeped in the mantra of "Simplicity in Luxury" are Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s unique Loft Suites (17 units). The 30 – 38 sqm loft suite boasts a private living area on the ground level and an indulgent bedroom with a pair of Siamese daybeds on the mezzanine level. These cleverly-designed loft suites are ideal for not just leisure but also corporate travellers, providing comfortable abodes with leisure-enabling convenience.
For the ultimate indulgence, prepare to be enchanted by the uniqueness and authenticity of Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s Garden Suites (3 units). Each unit has a different South East Asian touch with different décor and ornaments to complement the overall feel. Of the three suites, each featuring an elegantly-appointed bedroom and a private garden, there are two Garden King Suites – one is Indonesian-inspired while the other takes on a Peranakan feel. The third Garden Suite, a Garden Lavish Suite, channels a beautiful Thai quality and boasts a built-in hydro bath.
As an urban sanctuary with a rhythm all its own, a great highlight of the hotel is 19 of its uniquely-designed Garden Rooms, featuring an airy patios decked with wood and lush vertical gardens. Enjoy relaxing under the sun at such patios in the comfort of your own rooms. Alternatively, hit the gymnasium for a morning workout or spend an hour or two at their cosy lounge on the ground floor if you are looking for a little space of your own.
The legendary steakhouse, Morton’s, has unveiled a refreshed and contemporary new look following a 3 month renovation.
16 years since the restaurant first opened its doors in Singapore, the time-honoured main dining room, three private dining rooms and Bar 12.21, have all been transformed to reveal a fresh, bright and contemporary space, which exudes sophistication.
The restaurant façade now features French windows which offer an inviting glimpse of the revamp through Bar 12.21 and on to the main dining room beyond. With its lighted bottle display and contemporary chandelier light feature, the chic bar makes an ideal place to rendezvous for aperitifs of signature MORtinis or sample a selection of over 60 whiskies, bourbon and premium spirits.
Over in the main dining room, the use of crisp white paint on the walls is elegantly contrasted against the use of dark wood accents seen in the cornices, window frames and the screen panel features. This is offset by the accents of warm colour tones in the vaulted ceilings; gold in the main dining room and pale blue in the private dining rooms, as well as the use of various textures throughout, such as the brickwork effect stone tiles which frames the showcase kitchen. With a distinct Art Deco feel to the overall design, the restaurant now benefits from a real sense of space - the accumulative result of the removal of the partition between Bar 12.21 and the main dining room; the new wall-to-wall windows that stretch the length of the main dining room; the creative use of mirrors and clean contrasting colour palate, all beneath the warm glow of the bright sparkling chandeliers.
The three private dining rooms, each space unique, follow the clean and contemporary look, and feature distinct pale-blue vaulted ceiling with a cloud mural. New cutlery and glassware completes the overall redesign, not to mention the cherished pig-shaped tabletop oil lamps which have been lovingly restored, and now utilise eco-friendly tealight effect lights.
Oenophiles are sure to delight with the introduction of 52 wine lockers, where you can keep bottles of their favourite vintages, or alternatively, choose from the extensive wine list - many of the bottles which now grace the new showcase wine wall.
The new store is the first in the world to offer cocktails, including the Vintage Caramel, a fusion of vodka, caramel liqueur and salted caramel ice-cream, or the Black Tie, a combination of whisky and Belgian chocolate ice-cream.
Since 1961 Haagen-Dazs has been synonymous with the finest, hand-selected ingredients and superior quality.
Look forward to many menu innovations to pair up with premium teas from luxury brand Tea Forte.
Founded by Mike Tay and Vincent Chow, Flaneur Gallery is a contemporary art gallery promoting Singapore based artists who create brilliant art inspired by their acute observation of the urban life in this vibrant city.
The gallery presents to art lovers, a wide range of art forms, all speaking earnestly in moving narratives inspired by the artists' personal stories and experiences.
Residing in a beautifully restored conservation shophouse at 129 Jalan Besar, the gallery rides on the precinct's historical past to nurture the art future of Singapore.