After five years of calling its cosy corner “meating spot” on Amoy Street home, Singapore’s foremost Argentinian steakhouse boCHINche by local lifestyle collective Spa Esprit Group has moved out of one Chinatown dining enclave to claim its stake in another - this time along the popular Club Street stretch. The new location boasts a larger dining hall decked out with a fresh look inspired by tribal design, an open kitchen and grill that flanks the entire length of the restaurant, and a refreshed menu designed by head chef Fabrice Mergalet to bring the age- old steakhouse experience to the modern age.
With a bigger location comes bolder ambitions as boCHINche continues to elevate the steakhouse experience in its new home. Ingredients, from trusted staples to regional specialties, are sourced seasonally from around the world to ensure the best products all year long. Modern cooking techniques such as sous vide, lacto fermentation, and infusions allow the kitchen to develop new dishes with unexpected ingredient and flavour combinations that draw inspiration from culinary traditions beyond Latin America, and across the world. Beyond its prized steaks, lighter, brighter flavours and more varied protein options have been introduced to widen its appeal. One thing remains unchanged since day one - steaks are cooked using traditional grilling techniques over charcoal fire to achieve a lightly charred crust and smoky aroma that best highlights the natural flavours of the beef.
Easily spot the restaurant on 27 Club Street with its textured facade cladded in panels of rustic recycled wood pieces. Step into the space and immediately notice the difference as tribal design-inspired interiors exude an undeniable masculine elegance, contrasted with quirky, fun elements throughout. A nod to soviet modernism design, clean, elegant lines of wood panelling, marble surfaces, and brass fittings are further accentuated with warm lighting in the 66-seater restaurant designed by the group’s creative director Jerry Sparks.
“boCHINche has been like that trusted old friend that never lets you down through the years. We’ve grown beyond just being that Argentinian restaurant or a traditional steakhouse - and have truly carved out a unique identity in Singapore’s dining scene that I believe will stand the test of time, and flourish even into even bigger and bolder possibilities from this point on,” shares Cynthia Chua, founder and Chairman of Spa Esprit Group.
Pre-meal nibbles come in inspired morsels packed full of flavours. Crispy Argentinian Spring Rolls (S$14) are filled with tender, richly flavoured chopped pig ears, cut with an aromatic mix of jalapeño, piquillo, scallion, and coriander. A trio of hand-cut beef, chicken and sweet corn Empanadas (S$5 each) continue to be boCHINche’s signature crowd-pleasers, with the addition of a new flavour that elevates the quintessential ham and cheese pairing with rich provolone cheese, smoked ham, sweet confit onions and pimento.
While meats are the main event at boCHINche, a new selection of standout starters offer bright respite for those seeking a lighter touch for their meals. A plump, milky ball of artisanal Italian Burrata (S$29) is paired with a medley of fermented tomatoes that cut through each creamy spoonful with refreshing fizzy pops on the palate, dotted with avocado mousse and edible orange cosmos. Quail (S$28) offers more than just a beautifully charcoal grilled bird with earthy flavours of salt-crusted roasted beetroot, crunchy roasted hazelnuts and tangy berries brought together with a rich buttermilk sauce. A classic Spanish risotto-style Bomba Arroz Verde (S$27) is topped with grilled Argentinian prawns, while raw scallop bites are folded throughout the rice and glazed with a stock made using seafood trimmings, resulting in a satisfying, creamy consistency while still remaining blissfully dairy-free.
From the famous wood and charcoal grill, a combination of cherry, apple and jarrah wood lends an irresistible flavour to a proud selection of carefully selected, grass-fed beef imported directly from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Japan. While Argentinian beef remains the heart and soul of boCHINche, a renewed emphasis has been placed on the brand being an authority on high quality cuts of beef from around the world. A dry-aging fridge allows beef to be dry- aged in-house—typically for 35 to 38 days—using traditional methods, with an added coating of beef tallow that helps enhance the aging process while introducing new dimensions of flavours.
A thoughtful, 50-odd-strong-label wine list completes the steakhouse experience, with 10 labels available by glass and carafe. Designed around the philosophy of pairing wines and cuisine of the same origin, the list features 30 Argentinian labels—mainly from the key region of Mendoza—ranging from the quaffable to the bold and robust. The list is split between a selection of natural wines sourced from Drunken Farmer, while the rest remain conventional for their big, robust flavours that are best enjoyed with aged meats cooked over charcoal fire.
After many years of serving aromatic brews on Upper Thomson Road, Habitat Coffee has recently relocated to King George's Avenue.
Coffee is a must at Habitat. The selected beans used at Habitat are roasted locally and specially curated for their establishment. 100% Arabica beans grinded only on demand and carefully crafted to bring you that perfect cup.
Enjoy hearty food at Habitat. A good variety of breakfast selections, Japanese fusion rice bowls, Asian infused pastas and desserts is available. You name it.
Tigerlily Patisserie has relocated to Joo Chiat Road. Enjoy thoughtfully crafted sweet & savoury pastries by Chef Maxine Ngooi.
Inspired by the delicate beauty of nature, Tigerlily forages the robust produce of each season to curate pastries baked with equal parts refined techniques and radiant flavours. A heaping scoop of classical French methodology with a pinch of Asian persuasion, Tigerlily embodies a rosy marriage of timelessness and fresh harmony of flavours.
Every Tigerlily Patisserie bake box is bloomed fresh daily in limited quantities, and is perfectly envisaged to enjoy whether with a quiet cup of tea or shared among friends and sprightly festivities.
Nalati is expanding to Republic Plaza Level 1 to serve their patrons even better. Coming to you soon! In the meantime, business is as usual at their Level 2 premise.
Nalati is the first of its kind garden themed restaurant in the heart of the Central Business District.
Nalati is where your senses are enticed by a unique combination of casual dining with experiential shopping and art. Open daily from breakfast to dinnertime, it is the perfect place to catch up with friends and colleagues over food and drinks featured in the all-day restaurant menu. Patrons can also enjoy artisan coffee and ice cream from the coffee bar; and shop for unique buys like Mao Shan Wang Durians, farmed-in-Singapore strawberries and interesting local food products as part of the whole experience at Nalati.
Mikkeller Bar is a casual 10-tap craft beer bar in the historical Chinatown. Located in the famed Chinatown Complex, expect amazing hawker food to be found, best paired with an amazing selection of craft beers.
Founded in 2006 by current Creative Director Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and journalist Kristian Klarup Keller in Copenhagen, Mikkeller was initially based on the gypsy brewery ethos and continues this practise today. This rule-breaking cult brewery now also operates four brewing facilities - Mikkeller Brewing San Diego, Mikkeller Brewpub London, brewpub Warpigs and Mikkeller Baghaven in Copenhagen - as well as over 30 bars and restaurants across the world.
Previously one of Telok Ayer's favorite F&B joints; Pantler has relocated to a new space along River Valley Road.
At their new and bigger home, their philosophy remains the same – to bring authentic and beautiful goods to the table and hope that their customers can taste the thought and craft behind them. Be sure to head to their new address to taste their wonderful bakes.
HolyCrab is excited to begin the next adventure at their new home – the iconic Capitol Arcade, located in the cultural district in the heart of Singapore.
A forerunner of Singapore’s much loved private dining scene, HolyCrab originally offered the unique experience of dining in Chef Elton’s abode, more than a decade ago back in 2009. And how better to get guests’ hands off their phones? Keep their hands busy savouring some awesome crabs! And that, was how HolyCrab was borne, a lovechild of Chef Elton’s passion for both eating and cooking.
In 2017, Chef Elton decided to pull out all stops to take on the unchartered waters and challenges of opening a brick and mortar shop. HolyCrab was given life and body, in the shape of a quaint little 25-seater shophouse at its previous location of Tan Quee Lan Street.
The playfulness of HolyCrab’s creations has delighted many more guests since its humble beginnings. HolyCrab offers bold, distinct flavours, forged by a fiery need for “WokHei” (breath of the wok).
HolyCrab works with many different suppliers to bring you the freshest Sri Lanka crabs to the shores of our sunny island. Rest assured that all crabs at HolyCrab are of the highest quality and free from antibiotics. View their menu here.
Popular urban izakaya Neon Pigeon is back again and has reopened on Carpenter Street!
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a japanese izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
Forget about the outside world for just a while... Step in the new Neon Pigeon, grab your favourite cocktail, take in the vibe.
Hatch Art Project has recently relocated from Asia Square Tower to Yong Siak Street, in the heart of thriving Tiong Bahru. Be sure to check out their cool new space where they continue to showcase cutting-edge contemporary art in Singapore.
Hatch Art Project is a Singapore-based gallery committed to the support of arts practitioners and the arts community in Southeast Asia.
Through exhibitions, workshops, community outreach, and digital content creation, expect art that is not only visually arresting but also works that explores the current social climate in Asia with a global context.
Hatch Art Project also provide an accessible space for corporate events to host various opportunities to a wider audience.
Cuturi Gallery has moved into its new home on Aliwal Street in the bustling Kampong Glam area.
The new gallery space spans across three floors of a beautiful renovated conservation shop house.
Cuturi Gallery is a next generation art gallery founded on the belief that art should be empowering and meaningful for everyone. A curator of change and a custodian of artistic diversity, Cuturi Gallery is a challenger of vested interests and of the status quo, pushing the boundaries of how galleries operate. The gallery connects broad audiences to high-quality art by diverse talents that speaks to the heart and tells the story of an undiscovered generation of aspiring artists that will have the art world aching for more. Diminishing aristocratic traditions and providing transparency in an art world that is at times daunting, Cuturi Gallery presents an inclusive and democratised art ecosystem which fosters greater collaboration, understanding and appreciation of art amongst artists, collectors and the industry at large.
The founder of Cuturi Gallery, Kevin Troyano Cuturi is an art advocate with an unconventional background that belies his passion for the art world and devotion to nurturing Singapore’s art scene. Before launching the gallery, Kevin was an entrepreneur who had previously also worked at Amazon. Unfettered by conventions of the traditional art gallery model, the ‘art outsider’ unites his love for art with a disruptive entrepreneurial passion to challenge norms and bring fresh perspectives to invigorate the industry.
To do this, he is leading the way towards greater pricing transparency and supporting under-represented and aspiring artists to balance creative freedom with works that sell to ensure the survival of Singapore’s next generation artists.
Junior The Pocket Bar has opened its doors at a new location on Ann Siang Hill. Formerly part of The Proof Collective, Junior The Pocket Bar is now independently owned by proprietor, Joe Alessandroni, with Hazel Long helming the bar and Peter Chua remaining Bartender in Residence and also becoming an equity partner in the business, Junior Productions Pte Ltd.
Providing guests with the same intimacy and cosiness that Junior is known for, the space currently seats 25 people, and offers a refresh to its latest menu, with some exciting additions.
A locally rooted, modern bar, Junior The Pocket Bar works with local artists and craft producers to showcase the flavours and traditions of the world’s great drinking cultures, reinterpreted for a modern cocktail bar. Junior will retain its rotating concept while establishing a core Junior identify that will remain the backbone of the bar programme.
The updated menu sees the introduction of Junior’s Homebrew & Highballs, which will remain a staple on the menu. These low concept, flavour driven house fermented beverages can be with alcohol (make it boozy) or without (keep it boujee). Flavours include Thai Ginger Beer with mixed ginger, curry spice and sour tamarind (can be spiked with dark rum), and Lacto Lime Soda with salt-cured citrus, lime leaf and soda (with the option to add tequila). Junior’s core menu also includes Eat The Rich, a selection of culinary cocktails paired with a decadent small bite, such as the Deviled Egg Martini with Hendrick’s Orbium Gin, botanical infused white port, East India sherry, and grapefruit bitters, served with a Caviar Deviled Egg. A small selection of natural wines, craft beers, and fine spirits rounds out the drink offerings.
Junior’s current concept, Washi is inspired by the bars in Shinjuku’s Golden Gai with a funky, playful twist on the 1980’s Bubble Era Tokyo. The bar’s fifth volume sees origami cocktails such as the Crane, with kyoho grape, Sakura vermouth, cognac and lemon, the Rabbit with miso roast carrot aqavit, honey, lemon and Junmai sake, and the Panda with genmaicha vermouth, sparkling sake botanic vodka and pickled bamboo shoot.
The bar snacks menu has a couple of items that take a nod to the Washi theme with the Tako Wasabi marinated octopus calamansi, wasabi and the Roast Pumpkin Hummus with yellow miso, furikake vegetable crudites. Signature Sandos include the Mala Hot Chicken fried sandwich with Szechuan sauce, purple cabbage slaw and pickled pineapple and the French Dip Bành Mí with slow-cooked beef shank, onion jam, fresh herbs and spiced beef jus.
Strange & Deranged is a home & lifestyle retail business dedicated to bring you, only the best in artisanal and handcrafted home decoratives with a soul.
Strongly believing in the sublime combination of heritage, techniques, modernism, style, comfort and well-being in a cohesive interior space, they pride themselves in possessing a unique ability to curate and marry an eclectic selection from around the world to bring to you a seamless blend of contemporary style and unexpected quintessence.
Tom's Palette has reopened at a new location. Their traditional homemade ice cream is made from scratch using egg, milk, cream and sugar.
Born in 2005 from their love and passion for ice cream, Tom’s Palette is best known for colouring outside the culinary lines.
They're constantly challenging the perception of what makes gelato great, their growing library of 180 flavours feature both classics and unorthodox creations, including Salted Egg Yolk, Nasi Lemak and Mango Sticky Rice.
Their philosophy revolves around fresh and raw ingredients, and every tub, pint or cup is always handmade without the addition of stabilisers, premixes, or artificial flavouring.
The rainy season is here and Urban Smokeshack has prepared a special menu that is sure to warm up your appetite. Previously at located at Timbre+, the newly-relocated Urban Smokeshack serves up juicy, moorish and tender meats, all smoked for hours in-house.
China Collection has moved into their new showroom on Joo Chiat Road and continues to offer a curated mix of stylish antique and vintage Chinese furniture as well Asia inspired home decor.
China Collection is a family owned and operated business based in Singapore, specializes in Chinese Antique furniture and home accents. Their philosophy is to provide a range of unique interior pieces that suit individual styles and are exceptional value for money.
China Collection has a mix of antique furniture and interior accessories all hand-picked by them in China. The blend of old and new has something for everyone, from antique Chinese furniture, to fine porcelain, table lamps, decorative baskets and boxes and outdoor stone statues.
Their new campus will allow the school to better cater to the holistic development of their students and engagement of the community. This will be achieved through features that facilitate innovative thinking and learning of socio-emotional competencies and interpersonal skill.
In moving to the Braddell/Toa Payoh area, they will also partner the neighbouring primary schools and Volunteer Welfare Organisations (VWOs) for service learning.
The new location near Outram Park MRT station has a range of new facilities and room for up to 60 residents.
Transit Point is funded by the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises, a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The shelter's previous location at a rented bungalow in Punggol could cater for only 20 to 25 residents.
The Shelter for Men-in-Crisis began operating in 2003 and provides temporary housing to ex-offenders. These ex-offenders might have been rejected by their families for various reasons or not have a conducive home environment for their return. NHCS believes in giving them a second chance and assisting them to rebuild their lives, so that they can reintegrate into the society. At the shelter, the duration of stay is 3 months. During this period, the Case Managers will work with the residents to develop an Individualized Care Plan focusing on their employment and long term or permanent housing solutions.
When one door closes, another opens. As renowned French patisserie Antoinette bids farewell to its Mandarin Gallery outlet, it also welcomes to its fold a gorgeous all-day dining venue perfect for indulging fresh bakes, sweet treats and savoury bites.
Newly launched in Millenia Walk, Antoinette’s latest abode offers CBD dwellers and brunch lovers the grand experience of dining the French way. Guests can choose to enjoy pastries in the Parisian chic confines, pick a cosy corner in the ‘al fresco’ area along the atrium for a spot of coffee or a meal; or simply choose from Antoinette’s wide array of treats for takeaway.
But of course, Antoinette’s arrival to Millenia Walk is accompanied by a classy entourage of Antoinette’s bistro-style dishes, breads and pastries -- both new and long-time favourites curated by chef-owner Pang Kok Keong.
Chef Pang has combined both the breakfast and sandwich menu into one and added new sandwiches such as the Sloppy Scrambled Ciabatta and Smoked Salmon. This sandwich menu - Le Menu Sandwich, will be available on weekdays from 8am - 5pm.
Apart from the Le Menu Sandwich, the all-day French bistro-style menu including soufflé pancakes and crêpes is available from 10am to 10pm, daily.
A quintessential Parisian pâtisserie, restaurant, and salon du thé that pays homage to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France revered for her exquisite taste and lavishly indulgent love of excess, Antoinette is a venue for all things excitingly sweet and savoury. Decorated with elements inspired by the French neoclassical period, and with ornate finishing covered in carvings of garlands and ribbons, Antoinette is perfect for sophistication and luxury for dining.
The newly relocated Thinkware at Serangoon provides a suite of services including troubleshooting, warranty services, dash cam repairs and maintenance. Customers can also view Thinkware's top dash cam models on exhibit at the new venue.
From unpleasant road incidents to beautiful road trips, Dash Cam – camera mounted in cars, is a dependable car companion that captures and securely stores all your driving journeys. Dash cams have gained massive popularity in recent years with their importance in providing video evidence during traffic accidents.
Thinkware has established a wide distribution network in the North American market, covering major cities in the Americas and Canada and brought into Singapore in 2010. With their innovative technologies that provide reliable, award-winning products and a customer-oriented mindset that assures quality after-service, Thinkware Dash Cam™ is the global leading brand for your dash cam choice. Experience their high performance Dash Cam. Replay your driving memories with Thinkware Dash Cam™.
Exclusively powered by ZMC Automotive, the leader in car electronics distribution.
Discover a world of design inspiration & beauty for your home. Bungalow 55 at Cluny Court has recently relocated to Dempsey Road.
Bungalow 55 has a beautifully curated selection of homewares sourced from around the globe. Their collection includes lamps, hand painted prints, pendant lighting, rugs, arm chairs, small furniture pieces and decorative accessories to make your space feel like home.
All their items can be accessed in store during business hours or through their online shop 24/7.
Goodpack Limited, a worldwide leader in the provision of supply chain solutions, has opened its Global Technology Laboratories at their newly relocated world headquarters in Singapore’s East Changi District Hub. The Global Labs enable Goodpack to support its customers with a wider array of supply chain solutions and products that are grounded in research and engineering, while the company’s relocation strategically positions Goodpack within minutes of its key partner base as well as Changi Airport.
The establishment of Goodpack’s state-of-the-art technology facility better enables the company to deliver innovative solutions that are integrated with its patented container design. In addition to acting as a center of excellence, the Global Labs serve as a hub for Goodpack’s customer-focused engineers and its partners to explore creative business solutions and opportunities for collaboration.
Goodpack Limited is a world leader in the provision of supply chain solutions delivered through a network of strategically located global deports and fleets of intelligent, returnable containers. Goodpack is an innovator in developing safe and cost-efficient transportation and storage solutions for challenging payloads, including natural rubber, food and liquids and specialty industrial goods such as tires and automotive parts. We have team members, operations and depots around the world dedicated to simplifying our customers’ supply chain processes. The Company is headquartered in Singapore with regional offices in 22 countries and operational depots in 31 countries covering six continents.
Renting is the new buying! Singapore's premier dress rental destination, Covetella, recently celebrated their 4th anniversary and also launched an even bigger & better showroom at APEX@Henderson to house their ever-growing collection of designer dresses and accessories for rent.
Well-known as one of the best places in Singapore to shop for formalwear, Covetella’s new showroom boasts 3,200 sqft of chic cocktail dresses and gorgeous evening gowns to help make all your Cinderella dreams come true.
“We wanted to create a secret dream closet, a special sanctuary where our clients could feel at home and get ready for events with their friends in a modern setting. We chose APEX because of the beautiful high ceilings and because it was large enough to allow us to host beauty and empowerment workshops. Covetella is not just a place to get a dress, it’s a place to become the best version of yourself.” – Founder Carol Chen
Founded in 2015, Covetella is Singapore’s premier dress rental destination, providing every woman with an infinite dream closet right at her fingertips. Covetella features a curated selection of designer dresses and accessories from all over the world, all of which can be enjoyed for a fraction of the price. Clients can go online to book a dress directly, or can make an appointment to receive a personalized styling session in the Covetella showroom. Covetella also provides a platform whereby women can rent out their own dresses, monetizing their wardrobes while maximizing closet space.
Covetella is a pioneer in sustainable fashion and provides the ultimate Cinderella experience for the modern woman. To learn more, visit www.Covetella.com.
Fleek is a hip-hop club & lounge with the finest music & captivating visual experience. Previously located at Clarke Quay, they have recently relocated to their new playground at Marina Square, leaving their doors open late into the night for party-goers to drink and dance till the wee hours of the morning.
Patrons can expect awesome DJ line-ups, themed nights and more.
Shiseido announced the opening of their new office in Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
The move is part of Shiseido’s VISION 2020 corporate transformation, as the company focuses on accelerating growth in the second phase of its medium-to-long term strategy. The new office hub will house the regional headquarters of Shiseido Asia Pacific, the global headquarters for Shiseido Travel Retail and the affiliate office of Shiseido Singapore. As centres of value creation, this structure facilitates flexible and agile decision making; enabling Shiseido to achieve significant growth through marketing activities attuned to the needs of regional consumers and global travellers.
As they continue to build for the future, Shiseido is committed to an increased investment in their brands, talent development, beauty innovation and business activities that will positively and sustainably impact society.
The new office will house three new dedicated facilities:
Asia Learning Centre, a first-of-its-kind dedicated training facility that will train approximately 2,000 Shiseido employees from Asia Pacific, Travel Retail, Japan & China each year. Its programmes aim to develop leadership, function-specific and innovation skills and behaviours that are critical in supporting growth and bringing out the best from employees for Shiseido’s continued success.
Asia Pacific Innovation Centre, which will enable open-source innovation, Asia Pacific consumer research, as well as create and localize a portfolio of highly specialised products for the Asian market and climate.
Life Quality Beauty Centre: As they strive for a society that promotes greater happiness and positivity for everyone, this is a unique facility that provides private, specialized make-up consultations to consumers with significant skin concerns such as port-wine stains, nevus, scars, vitiligo and changes in appearance due to the side effects of medical treatment. Shiseido has helped consumers with serious skin concerns since 1956, when many in Japan suffered from serious skin burns post-war, by developing a foundation called Shiseido Spots Cover.
Shiseido Asia Pacific and the global headquarters of Travel Retail first established their presence in Singapore in 2016 & 2015 respectively; with the employee base almost doubling to over 250 employees, with nationalities spread across 17 countries.
The strategic location of the Singapore office puts Shiseido closer to key markets in Asia, enabling the company toleverage the region’s robust potential with its rising middle-class population. Growth in the premium beauty segment in Asia Pacific is forecasted increase by USD$4.4 billion from 2016-2021, while the mass beauty segment is expected to achieve more than triple this amount.
Asia Pacific also represents a key region and engine of growth for the global Travel Retail Channel. Current forecasts estimate that its beauty segment represents a potential market size of USD$26 billion by 2021; the proximity of Shiseido Travel Retail aims to empower and guide the team alongside this growth.
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetic company, offering consumers the most advanced technology and finest aesthetics available in the East or West. Shiseido is the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan; and the name of Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality.
Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skin care, and a brightening line. Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after 145 years in business, Shiseido is now sold in 88 countries and regions across the world.
After nearly eight years at Kampong Bugis Road, Kilo Kitchen has moved out of its original home for a new chapter at 97 Duxton Road. This move once again reunites Kilo Kitchen with sister property Kilo Lounge, just steps away at 21 Tanjong Pagar Road. With both venues a short stroll apart, Kilo can once again offer guests the ideal night out—great modern comfort food, fresh cocktails and a vibrant after hours experience—set against the backdrop of Chinatown’s bustling Tanjong Pagar district.
Kilo Kitchen’s menu takes inspiration from different cuisines around the world and draws on the heritage of co-founders Joshua Adjodha, Javier Perez and Sharon Lee, as well as returning executive chef Manel Valero. Since departing Kilo in May 2016, Manel went on a culinary sabbatical across Europe and staged at some of the region’s top Michelin-starred restaurants including Relæ, Maaemo and Geranium. He returns to helm the new Kilo Kitchen, where he brings with him a renewed perspective on Kilo’s brand of modern comfort food. Big, bold flavours can be found on nearly every plate, with dishes favouring the tastes and cooking techniques of Latin America and Asia.
A highlight of the new Kilo Kitchen is its open-format natural flame kitchen with a wood-fired grill – a style of cooking that chef Manel has honed throughout his culinary career. The kitchen is the centre of the action, and allows guests to observe the kitchen team at work. The majority of cooked dishes are prepared on the wood-fired grill, and this technique also adds depth of flavour and a touch of char to Kilo’s classics. Three types of wood are used to achieve the optimal fire – apple, cherry and jarrah. Apple and cherry woods impart a delicious aroma and burn slowly, while bush jarrah is an old Western Australian favourite hard wood for barbecues and wood-fired ovens that burns clean to leave very little ash behind.
Adjacent to the open kitchen is an impressive Turkish marble and brass bar that extends across the width of the space. Here, a high energy bar team led by general manager Luca Colonna delivers a well-rounded beverage programme of signature cocktails, artisanal sakes, craft spirits, and over 30 wines sourced from South Africa to Argentina and beyond – perfect for any time of the evening.
The 3,000 sq ft eating and drinking destination sits on a prime spot on the intersection of Duxton Hill and Duxton Road – the latest addition to the burgeoning Duxton community of cultural, creative, lifestyle and dining offerings. Responsible for the design of the new Kilo Kitchen is Singapore and Jakarta-based Studio Dinding, whose designers have worked on projects for noted firms Jaya and Distillery.
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, has relocated to Claymore Connect.
With the reopening, CPK brings its newly reimagined dining experience – including a modern, California-inspired new look, innovative food and beverage menu. To celebrate its reopening at a new location, CPK Claymore Connect is premiering new menu items, including flavorful, nutrient-rich Power Bowls and high-quality main plates and hand-crafted beverages.
With a passion for combining fresh, seasonal ingredients with flavor inspirations from around the world, CPK adds its imaginative twist to create a memorable casual dining experience.
CPK Claymore’s creative space offers a relaxed environment to dine and unwind. The 2,067 sq ft restaurant seats approximately 95 guests and features an open bar and kitchen centered around the open-hearth pizza oven, where guests can watch their meals prepared fresh from scratch every day.
After 3 years of welcoming guests with delicate Spanish fare to Singapore, La Ventana has now rebranded to Tapas 26 and relocated to a new space at 26B Dempsey Road.
Along with this revamp, Tapas 26 will also be serving an eclectic mix of all-time favourite tapas and cuisine from Spain, along with a curated selection of Spanish wines and traditional drinks, all in a casual and fun atmosphere.
The restaurant will feature a different menu every quarter to introduce a variety of internationally known dishes alongside lesser-known homemade recipes that have been enjoyed across many generations in Spain. Diners can also look forward to the seasonal menus that would showcase the versatility of tapas and Spanish cuisines when fresh products form the market are incorporated into the recipes.
Archer Daniels Midland Company celebrated the opening of a cutting-edge flavor and ingredient creation, application, development and customer innovation center at the Biopolis research hub in Singapore. The opening of the 8,900-square foot (825-square meter) space will serve as the gateway to consumers in Southeast Asia and beyond and enable ADM to work closely with customers to create complete flavor and specialty ingredient solutions that meet consumer preferences for taste, nutrition, function and texture. It will be staffed by a team of food scientists, flavorists and applications experts, along with sales, marketing and regulatory personnel.
The new innovation center features a wide range of capabilities, including a food and flavor analytic lab; a beverage and dairy applications lab and pilot plant; a bakery and confectionery lab; a meat and savory lab; a sweet and savory creation lab; sensory evaluation facilities; and a customer innovation center.
Singapore is home to approximately 100 ADM employees. For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, they’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries.
To facilitate the relocation, the existing polyclinic at Block 723 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 will be closed from Friday, 26 January 2018. Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic will resume operations on Monday, 29 January 2018 at its new site located at 21 Ang Mo Kio Central 2.
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) forms the primary healthcare arm of the National Healthcare Group (NHG). Its six polyclinics serve a significant proportion of the population in the central and northern parts of Singapore.
NHGP provides a comprehensive range of health services for the family, functioning as a one- stop health centre providing treatment for acute medical conditions, management of chronic diseases, women & child health services and dental care. The focus of NHGP’s care is on health promotion and disease prevention, early and accurate diagnosis, disease management through physician led team-based care as well as enhancing the capability of Family Medicine through research and teaching.
2by2 Store is a unique lighting & home decor store which offers a blend of nostalgic, industique, vintage, scandi, scandiGeo themes. 2by2 Store specialises in creating new and DIY decors for the dreamers. Now relocated to their new address at Gemini@SIMS.
PAUL, a family bakery and patisserie founded in 1889 in France, offers a selection of country-style and fancy bread, viennoiserie (croissants, etc.) pastries, cakes and desserts, snacks and sandwiches. From April 2017, you can also indulge in their creations at the Departure/Transit Lounge of Changi Airport Terminal 1.
PAUL is a ''Maison de Qualité'' whose values have been perpetuated since 1889. It is also, and most importantly, a family concern: five generations dedicated to the taste of good bread since they opened the first bakery.
Morsels is a creative atelier serving wildly creative small plates of ingredient driven and artisanal fine eclectic cuisine, and yet one can expect a dining experience similar to dining in a friend`s home. Relocated from Mayo Street, you will find the new Morsels at Dempsey Road.
Chef Owner Petrina Loh helms the kitchen and draws from her love for the arts to create an artisanal menu that is imaginative yet comforting. Her signature structured approached coupled with a deep respect for ingredients bring about soulful food with flavors that excite the palate.