Since 1830, Christofle enchants the daily with its silver collections, testimony of a French way of life. Because the Christofle objects have the gift to gather, they enhance the pleasure of meeting around a meal, the charm of an interior, the pleasure of a drink, the occasion of a party. Everything is an invitation. Visit the newly-opened Christofle store at Marina Bay Sands.
More than a vocation, silversmithing is an art whose origins reach back to highest Antiquity. It requires the specialized skills of various kinds of artisans. Whether it’s for a simple flatware or a more complex piece, each one of them, at a given stage of production, will exercise a specific kind of know-how, a unique gesture that will give shape and spirit to the object that passes through his hands.
Today, Christofle upholds these traditional types of expertise in its Haute Orfèvrerie workshop in Normandy, where it counts among its artisans two Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best Craftsmen in France). Almost 200 years of unique heritage and exceptional know-how!
Ryan’s Grocery, Singapore’s premium alternative gourmet, organic, gluten-, allergen- and preservative-free specialty foods store, has opened its second and flagship outlet at the newly revamped Great World City. The 4,000 sqft space includes Ryan’s Kitchen, its first restaurant in Singapore.
Other than the range of imported and in-house products currently carried by Ryan’s Grocery, the new store stocks an expanded variety of organic, gluten-, preservative-, and allergen-free products from Singapore, the U.S., Europe and Australia. This includes a selection of Australian native tea, snacks and wild-caught seafood, as well as boutique handmade jams, relishes and condiments.
The highlight of the store, Ryan’s Butchery, will carry NEW products such as quality dry-aged meats prepared right in the store’s dry-aging chamber, as well as an extensive range of meats including Mara Organic Beef, WX Rangers Valley’s Wagyu Beef, Five Founders Carbon Neutral Premium Beef and the winner of Australia’s Best Pork National Award 2018, Borrowdale Carbon Neutral Free Range Pork.
Ryan’s Kitchen marks the brand’s first foray into the restaurant scene in Singapore. The cosy Australian-style dining restaurant seats 40, and serves up a delightful menu prepared with quality produce as well as organic, gluten- and preservation-free products that may also be purchased at Ryan’s Grocery.
Comprising a delectable all-day menu, expect sumptuous organic steaks and burgers made with organic beef patties, wholesome salads, hearty breakfast as well as gluten-free dishes like fish and chips and fried chicken, which are prepared in a dedicated fryer. Quality coffee, tea and organic wine will also be available. Embracing the true farm-to-table concept, Ryan’s Kitchen will be able to prepare dishes with the customers’ choice of meats from the butcheryat a nominal preparation fee as well.
Soar to new heights with classic American cooking. Voted Best American Restaurant by Time Out Miami, the newly relaunched Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at Marina Bay Sands was founded on the principle of farm-fresh ingredients and traditional American flavours. Dig into Yardbird Singapore’s mouth-watering new lunch and dinner menu items, including heavenly crab cake and shrimp and lobster rolls, alongside other award-winning favourites, like the St. Louis Style Pork Ribs and Yardbird’s 100-year-old family recipe Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles. Experience a taste explosion at the all-new Great American Brunch, bursting with innovative and Instagram-worthy dishes. Funfetti Pancakes, anyone?
Move on to their alfresco bar overlooking Marina Bay and you can indulge in one of Asia’s largest collection of American whiskeys, gin, beer and hand-crafted cocktails, such as the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and Watermelon Sling.
You can also book one of Yardbird’s three private dining event spaces and celebrate any occasion.
Their noodles are made fresh daily from three ingredients: Flour, Eggs & Salt. They are cut fresh and tossed in wicked sauces. You should (& you will) slurp it like you mean it. Their dumplings have the perfect ratio of juice & bite.
Little Farms has come to Holland Village! Not only bringing patrons their biggest range of over 2,000 fresh, whole foods and gourmet grocery products to date; this neighbourhood grocer also has a Little Farms Café serving up healthy dishes. Enjoy their all-day breakfast inspired menu made with the same foods and produce that they bring to their shelves. Select from a variety of salads, sandwiches and wraps made fresh daily plus Allpress Espresso coffee for your coffee craving.
Customers will be able to shop an entire display packed with dairy-free beverages & frozen desserts; gluten-free & paleo snacks and many more.
Little Farms is Singapore’s neighbourhood market, specialising in the highest quality and freshest produce, meats, seafood, dairy, grocery and more.
In opening Little Farms, their mission was to create a place that offers the freshest, healthiest, and finest groceries from trusted farmers and artisans around the world, all while delivering exceptional service. Their aim is to discover, introduce and offer products that meet their - and your - uncompromising standards. Their passion for first-rate food, value and service is only matched by their desire to share their products and knowledge with you.
You can also find Little Farms at Novena, River Valley and Tanjong Pagar.
Meat and Green Neuros, Biopolis is a healthy, quick casual dining concept in an up market technology and biotech park.
The food menu features dishes from around the region with a focus on Singaporean classics like Chicken Rice, Bakkutteh and Curry Beef in a healthy low carb grease free manner.
Meat and Green is also a modern take of local food with quality ingredients, modern cooking techniques and eclectic specials. Meat and Green is a medium priced, value for money, casual themed quick serve restaurant serving local favourites in a bemusing, innovative, tasty and healthy manner, incomparable both in quality and delivery.
The menu is either a wrap or a salad with a protein of choice along with selection of homemade (really homemade) greens and veg.
The interior of the restaurant is clad in industrial chic, chrome and white. As it is a quick serve concept there is only limited seating with major focus on takeaway.
Aerospring Gardens, the Singapore-based company whose aeroponic gardening system is proving anyone can grow their own food, will open its permanent showroom in Clementi. The multifunction showroom will be located at 120 Sunset Way #01-01, on the ground floor of the Clementi Park Condominium Clubhouse, complete with a poolside view and several Aerospring Garden units on display.
The 800 sq ft space will serve as a showroom featuring the current line of Aerospring products together with gardening accessories for your hydroponic growing needs, such as organic pesticides, accessories from Hozelock, and what may be Singapore’s most comprehensive selection of seeds. The Aerospring Gardens showroom is currently the only place in Singapore to display the full range of Franchi Seeds, the oldest family-run seed company in the world, with over 70 different heirloom, non GMO varieties, in addition to seeds from Singapore’s own Seedsmaster to round out the range.
This idyllic poolside location will also play host to various in-house events, such as presentations, workshops, and specially curated markets. The space also allows them to maintain an on-site professional, temperature controlled grow-room, giving them the ability to rear thousands of non-GMO seedlings, which are for sale to the general public, with different varieties being available every month.
The showroom will give customers and clients the opportunity to interact with the product and receive personal one-on-one service and advice from the urban gardening enthusiasts, Nadine and Thorben, themselves.
LongQing has joined the fray on trendy Hong Kong Street.
LongQing’s concrete walls are marked by street-style murals, giving it an edgier feel than most of the steamboat places we’ve been to. Soups include spicy mala, tomato, and their signature clear broth while ingredients are available a la carte or as a pre-selected set for two.
Shaburi and Kintan Buffet is a two-in-one Japanese dining concept by Dining Innovation Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd opening at JEM, offering two restaurants at one spot—Shaburi, which specialises in shabu shabu and Kintan, with its premium Japanese BBQ. The 3527.89 sqf interior is furnished with 34 tables which can seat 62 people for Shaburi and 57 for Kintan.
Shaburi provides each guest with their own hot pot for shabu shabu. They provide a selection of side dishes such as sushi rolls, chawanmushi, chicken karaage and more. Their highlight dishes include the konbu, which is a Japanese seaweed broth; sukiyaki, which is a savoury sweet sauce served with mirin; and paitan karamiso that serves paitan collagen soup with spicy miso.
Kintan on the other hand offers dishes in yakiniku style with meats selected from U.S. and Australia, alongside a variety of more than 40 side dishes, vegetables and sauces such as spicy miso and garlic and cheese curry flavored dips.
A Poke Theory has opened in Boon Tat Street. is a very cool 60-seater restaurant offering healthy and nutritious salads reflecting the Hawaiian poke bowls.
Fresh Hawaiian poke bowls are served all day Each bowl includes a choice of four bases - their signature sushi rice, lemon herb quinoa, jasmine brown rice and romaine lettuce. This can be matched with a choice of four different flavors - original Japanese-grade shoyu tuna, spicy garlic sesame tuna, spicy mayo salmon and avocado miso salmon. Then there are a selection of toppings ranging from nori flakes to cherry tomatoes
Smoothie bowls with fantastic flavors such as maca nutter (banana, raw maca, soy milk topped with coconut, dark chocolate and roasted cashews), cacaoholic (banana, raw cacao, soy milk topped with coconut, dark chocolate and quinoa puffs) with cold-pressed juices are also offered as well as Melbourne’s popular T2 tea infusions.
Their portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.
DANRO Collagen Hotpot Buffet & 美颜 (Beauty) Ramen’s Signature Collagen soup bases are slow-boiled over 10 hours in 3 delicious flavors – Chicken, Pork and Salmon Miso. These soups are created by boiling Chicken, Pork and Salmon bones and skin respectively. This cooking method derives nutrients such as collagen and amino acids until they melt and are turned into Collagen Pudding.
Together with a wide range of vegetables, condiments, free flow drinks and Premium Sliced Beef, Chicken and Pork, diners can enjoy their Collagen Hotpot in an all-you-can-eat setting. Besides the Signature Collagen soup bases, there are also 6 other soup bases to choose from.
Prepared with our signature collagen soup and served in a Hotstone bowl to keep it hot while you ‘slurp’ your ramen, diners can enjoy a choice of Collagen Ramen Chicken, Collagen Ramen Pork or Collagen Ramen Salmon Miso.
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet Restaurant is fun, affordable and yummy! They distance themselves from the more traditional and pricey image of typical steamboat buffet restaurants, providing a cozy environment for light-hearted gleeful dining experience without guests having to worry about their pockets.
Why the name GoroGoro? Well, when we are hungry, that is the sound our tummy makes. And when their delectable steamboat broths are boiling, that is also the magical bubbling sound! The brand is represented by a cute hungry monster, and each broth has its own mini mascot providing the fun element.
GoroGoro caters to different taste preferences by having six choices of bubbling broths to choose from, namely Ginseng chicken, Beauty collagen, Mala, Tomyam, Tomato and Vegetarian. Guests can expect up to 50 selections of fresh meats, veggies, drinks & korean delicacies for weekday lunch and over 70 choices for dinner and weekend dining.
Hong Kong's steam-potting food trend makes its way to Singapore with Steam Box, a type of steamboat that eschews conventional hot pot methods by steaming raw ingredients instead of boiling them.
Claiming to be a healthier alternative to traditional steamboats, which leaves behind a layer of fat, the steam cooking method is said to retain the food's natural juices and nutrients. The menu comprises fresh meats, seafood and vegetable, with highlights like ginger chicken thigh with wolfberry, Iberico black pork, wagyu beef, tiger prawns and egg custard buns. It also has a small selection of congee with century egg, pork rib and clams, and diners have the option of ordering dim sum dishes too.
The latest brainchild of Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at Ngee Ann City focuses on fresh, artisanal produce, with more vegetables and fruits, and less meat, as he believes in the adage that a healthy outside starts from the inside!
B&B Italia has placed itself as a leading contemporary furniture design brand since its launch in 1966, achieving international acclaim as a representative of Italian design. Quick to anticipate trends, address changes in taste, and shifting patterns of life, B&B has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned designers and architects, including Antonio Citterio, Mario Bellini, Marcel Wanders, Naoto Fukasawa and Patricia Urquiola. A mix of creativity, innovation and production results in products that are modern yet timeless, as seen in the B&B collection of accessories. This beautiful collection includes statement table ware, lighting solutions, decorative accessories and carpets.
Furniture Gallery @ Tampines is the destination quality home furniture gallery for home owners seeking affordable, modern furnishings. They boast Singaporve’s largest selection of quality home furniture and bedding under one roof- and a whole lot more!
Featuring the latest furnishing trends, stylish innovations, designer masterpieces and refine workmanship in home furniture, you’ll be able to find everything from the uncommon to the extraordinary.
Samsung are the largest technology company in the world (based on annual sales) but they are guided by a very simple philosophy – always work for a better tomorrow. This philosophy has inspired them for more than seventy years.
It’s an ever-changing world and Samsung wants to put you in the middle of it all. They are dedicated to creating innovative technologies, processes and products that expand the horizon of what’s possible and enrich people's lives.
Singapore’s favourite premium meat and sausage purveyors Huber’s Butchery has moved to bigger and better premises, from its previous location at 18A Dempsey Road to across the road at 22 Dempsey Road with a 13,000 square feet space.
Stylishly designed like a community, the new Huber’s Butchery comes with free parking, a fun, tree-shaded outdoor children’s playground, edible garden of herbs and flowers and a 50-seater bistro with indoor and outdoor seating serving appetising meals for lunch and dinner.
With an easy one-way traffic shopping concept that starts on the second level, customers will immediately be greeted by the friendly staff behind the information counter. Beside the counter awaits extensive ranges of delectable cold-cuts and fresh sausages that are additive and filler free. The fresh sausages are made on site and curious customers can enjoy the interesting process through a glass window and even make special customisations of their unique individual preferences for a minimum order of five kilograms.
The Gourmet Studio, a sleek demonstration kitchen, offering comprehensive cooking classes by inhouse and guest chefs, follows right after. Alongside are the seafood and grocery departments, with exclusive products such as Zweifel potato chips, Thomy condiments, Koko Black chocolates, Tar10 sauces, Schöni Sauerkraut, Freshstock stocks and glazes, Segreti antipastos, Roza’s gourmet sauces, Farmhouse Museli breakfast cereals, Rivella soft drinks and Wellington honey.
Also situated on the second storey is an extensive cheese section, which currently has over 100 types of cheeses and is complemented by the daily baked breads and large ranges of crackers and antipasto. Come December, the selection will increase to 150, making Huber’s Butchery’s cheese range the largest in Singapore – a piece of exciting news that will certainly delight any cheese lover.
Accessing the first level of Huber’s Butchery via elevators, the doors open up to a wide selection of bottled wines and beers, occupying the shelves from floor to ceiling. Exclusive to Huber’s Butchery are the Swiss breweries Chopfab and Falken, Australian breweries Red Duck and Black Dog and American ginger ale Bruce Cost. There are also BBQ grills and accessories available for sale and soon, Huber’s Butchery will become a one-stop shop for all BBQ needs with disposable ware, charcoal, etc. The high-quality vegetables, fruits and herbs available at Huber’s Butchery are airflown chilled three times weekly, mainly from Australia.
Another Huber’s Butchery highlight is the longest meat and sausages counter in Singapore at more than 40m long. The heart and soul of the store, the fresh meat department is sectioned into beef, lamb, veal, pork, poultry and marinated meat to ensure effortless shopping. With a helpful “Meet the Farmers” feature, customers are educated on the meat’s origins, enriching them on their choices. In December, a dry ageing cabinet will be installed and an on-site customisation service will be available, allowing customers to select the number of days they would like their meat to be dry aged.
Emporium Shokuhin is Singapore's first integrated Japanese Emporium featuring a live seafood market, a beef dry-aging facility, a Japanese Gourmet Grocer and 8 unique dining concepts, all in one location as an exquisite epicurean destination.
Singaporeans' love affair with Japanese cuisine continues to grow as more purveyors bring in the freshest produce from the country.
Add one more shopping and dining place to the list - the $10-million Emporium Shokuhin at level one of Marina Square's new wing.
The 34,000 sq ft space - about the size of 28 five-room Housing Board flats - features an 11,000 sq ft gourmet grocer section. It includes tanks filled with live seafood from Japan and Europe; a customised temperature- and humidity-controlled facility for aged beef; and a wide range of vegetables, fruits and condiments.
Wakufen has opened a takeaway kiosk at Asia Square.
The utilize modern cooking techniques coupled with flavourful combinations of herbs, spices and quality ingredients in order to provide you with a healthy yet undeniably delicious experience. Customize your meal by selecting your protein, vegetables, complex carbohydrate and add-ons.
Their perfectly cooked meats are their pride and joy and provide for some of the juiciest chicken breasts, smoothest, silkiest salmon fillets and most tender steaks you’ll ever find.
They achieve this perfection through Sous-vide (Su-vee) cooking all their proteins. And while Sous-vide cooked food is usually only found in high end gourmet restaurants, they provide it at affordable prices and fast service. Sous-vide (French for “under vacuum”) is a method of cooking food sealed in heat safe vacuumed packs in a temperature-controlled water bath.
Located in the heart of Orchard Road and boasting a space of more than 2,300 square feet, the Samsung Experience Store is set to provide consumers with a unique and diversified consumer experience across Samsung’s wide range of products including smart PCs, smartphones, tablets, notebooks, cameras and selected range of after-market and original Samsung accessories.
Consumers will be able to enjoy interactive hands-on experience with the devices displayed in the store and trained Samsung Ambassadors will be on site to share tips relating to product usage and content applications. To further enhance the overall experience, the SMART Tool service will also be made available for you to upgrade your Samsung GALAXY smartphones and tablets while they are in the store.
Rakes will be opening this August. Get ready to indulge in all of life's pleasures. This world-class nightclub will be opening in Chijmes. Prepare to immerse your senses in the Rakes experience.
Sexy, irresistable and dangerously charming, these traits will be embedded into the interior of the club. Envision plush red velvet pillars, cage panels, brass gold details and fine timber finishes. The club is the modern interpretation of a posh playhouse.
The latest, salubrious addition to the Craig Road stretch is PerBacco — an elegant Italian wine bar and restaurant helmed by chef-owner Marco Violano. In Italian, the word ‘PerBacco’ refers to Bacchus, the god of wine and good times and is also used as an expression of pleasure and surprise. It is, indeed, an apt name for an establishment that prides itself on offering an authentic, top-notch Italian bar and dining experience.
The long, spacious bar overlooks the charming street and offers an al fresco feel thanks to high chairs and tables arranged right by its large windows. Here, amid brick-lined walls and dark wood furnishings, Chef Marco offers an impressive range of whiskeys, rums, unpasteurised beers, Italian wines and other spirits, and a list of six classic cocktails including the Manhattan, Negroni, and Spritz. The cocktails are always made to perfection with premium spirits such as Fords London Dry Gin, High West Rye Whiskey and Bottega Gold Prosecco.
To accompany the drinks is a list of premium Ciccheti (Italian bar bites to share) that Chef Marco imports from Italy and stores in a beautiful cold room that forms part of the restaurant’s décor. There are cold cuts like Parma ham aged between 12, 24 and 36 months; mild and sweet small-batch salamenostrano; pure pork salame from Felino, a small town located in the Baganza valley; unctuous salame Milano; and soppressata, a dry salami native to Tuscany and Liguria. These are cut using a beautiful, traditional Tamagnini ham hand slicer brought in from Parma, Italy.
On the menu are refined classics from the Mediterranean, including Chef Marco’s signature homemade spaghetti chitarre (guitar spaghetti, in reference to the guitar-like tool used to make the noodles) with scampi and clay pot fregola (pasta made from semolina, similar to Israeli couscous) with fresh lobster.
Chef Marco makes it a point to import the finest ingredients from around the world, including beef from Kobe, Japan and lamb from New Zealand, which he cooks to deft perfection in his mixed grill. He also brings in seasonal vegetable, fruit and seafood such as mussels and clams from Italy twice weekly.
Dosirak offers healthy tasty, convenient takeaway and delivery Korean food with no MSG, corn syrup, pork lard or trans fat.
Take your pick from protein options such as spicy chicken, cured fresh salmon, soy sesame chicken, beef bulgogi and kimchi tofu.
Each bowl comes packed with five kinds of complimentary vegetables (bean sprouts, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, beans) and white rice. you also top-up to switch to whole grain rice or Korean buckwheat noodles.
There is more reason to celebrate the exhilaration of weekends with the opening of a new one-stop, multi brand lifestyle store, Weekends at VivoCity.
Located at VicoCity's new expanded retail space, the new store brings together 14 international lifestyle brands, from Europe and America, to offer an eclectic collection of inspiring gifts and designer stationery, stylish jewellery and accessories, unique fragrances as well as statement-making soft home furnishings, such as wall art and prints, designer tableware and lamps.
Designed with an optimistic and a dash of whimsical, Weekends sports a contemporary, monochromatic palette of black and white, punctuated by spots of bright, cheerful colours from the range of products within the store. The attention-grabbing store facade, made up of numerous wooden apothecary drawers with vintage finishings, immediately draws your curiosity that quickly translates into an experience of metaphoric hope of "the weekends" upon entering the store.
Targeting modern women of impeccable taste, Weekends aims to be the space where fun and inspiration thrive, allowing shoppers to approach their everyday life with optimism and exuberance.
Starting from a coffeeshop stall in Tanjong Pagar Plaza in 2010, the 2 Cai brothers, Weili & Weisheng have moved to a small ramen restaurant in International Plaza.
Brothers Ramen specialises in a pork, chicken, fish and vegetable broth.. They are also famous for their ham-like chashu and extremely tender chicken slices which are cooked at a low-temperature water bath. Home-made noodles are made in such a way that they can be able to stay in the broth for a longer period of time without losing its original texture.
Using modern and traditional ramen cooking techniques, the brothers aim to introduce a more localised flavour.
Bonia will open its first two Natural boutiques in Singapore that feature eco-friendly handbags, in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 of Changi Airport on this coming April and May.
The brand is marking another milestone by sketching the beauty of nature into the new page of its fashion story- the opening of the first two Natural boutiques in Singapore. The ecofriendly themed boutiques pinned its locations on the nonstop entertainment spot (Terminal 2, Changi Airport) as well as the "green" terminal of Singapore (Terminal 3, Changi Airport), which match the fun and "green" concept of BONIA’s Natural boutiques.
Decorated with a combination of elegant and contemporary furnishings along with the elements of nature, Natural boutiques’ interior design indulges you into the charm of enchanting nature.
To fulfill your desires of shoppers, Natural boutiques are also featuring other remarkable collections of Bonia-for him and for her.
Bonia’s designers infused their love for the Earth onto the new collection of Brianna. The thick leather strips are carefully stitched onto the green leather-made handbags to ensure its durability. Bonia’s thoughtful designers replace the gold logo plaque of its brand into embossed logo, offering you a truly eco-elegant hand-carry experience. To bring out the modernistic stylishness of this collection, Bonia’s designers decided to tag a pair of leaf-shaped charm onto the plain handbags. The variety designs and colours make Brianna handbags a perfect mix-and-match portable vault of your expected needs. Handbags are not all of Brianna collection.
Complete your natural collection with its simple-designed purses and pouches. To meet the requirements and needs, these accessories are designed to be functional with its compartments and variety of sizes. With these practical accessories, you can now farewell to the label of "Lost and Found Department" for your handbag, as every bit and piece of yours can more manageable. More than just practical, the stylish purses and pouches are available in various colours to match your handbag as well as your attires.
Though leather is made from natural material; however, this fact does not make leather eco-friendly. To make leather, it takes up to 15 steps of chemical process. With the constant effort of 20 years and hope against hope in the Italian manufacturers, they succeed in reversing the 15-step chemical process in making leather- and that’s Green Leather, made from high quality raw leather, natural oils and vegetable dyes.
AltaEgo is a brand new 3 level concept located in Ann Siang, with each level bringing you a completely different party experience.
The ground floor cocktail bar and restaurant is a great setting for your social or business gathering and comes to life in the evenings with a down-tempo acoustic live band. They strive to blend the very best of entertainment with professional service through a comprehensive drink list and tapas. The design mixes bright colours to enhance the space with rich dark material to create a stimulating setting.
On level 2, embrace the intimate and sophisticated lounge experience. Sultry vocal house music coupled with signature cocktails and VIP table service complement the warm, intimate atmosphere.
On level 3, their boutique theatre is an intimate and comfortable setting which offers daily screenings of films that cannot be seen on the big screen anymore. By day we service a variety of private events and by night they transform into a sexy champagne lounge where you can unwind and corporates can entertain while listening to groovy beats and enjoying the finer things in life.
On level 4, an award winning bar which has enjoyed regular popularity over the years for its relaxing vibe, fabulous service and scenic views, across the heritage Chinatown area juxtaposed against the central business district. Perfect for the after work drink and night cap with friends and clients alike. Beautiful cocktails, beautiful music, beautiful views – the place to be and to be seen!
The Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel marks a new era with its return to a storied and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar and lounge specialising in whisky, original and imaginative cocktails, craft beers and high quality cigars.
Noted as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, the Bar & Billiard Room will now present up to 400 curated whiskies alongside an entirely new cocktail list and bar menu.
With a beautiful room and outdoor covered terraces, the unique and historic setting at Bar & Billiard Room naturally lends itself to the new evolution. The Bar & Billiard Room will also serve as an everyday meeting place as well as for special occasions.
Christoph B. Nyfeler shares his 16 years of whisky experience as Raffles Singapore’s Resident Whisky Expert. Of the 400 hand selected whiskies, many are limited editions and directly imported for the bar. The whisky list boasts a strong Scottish presence with a good selection of American bourbons and Japanese whiskies rounding off the collection.
To add special interest, Christoph will host whisky events such as whisky appreciation masterclasses and whisky dinners regularly. He can also create exclusive whisky pairing menus for groups and corporate events of up to 20 people. You can share your individual taste preferences with Christoph who will then customise a dinner menu where courses are paired with different types of single malt whiskies.
Equal attention has been given to the new whisky-led cocktails created by Raffles Singapore Restaurant and Bar Operations Manager Randolph Velasco and his award-winning bartenders. With special skills and knowledge of infused liqueurs and house-made bitters, the team have based the bar’s new concoctions on classic cocktails with a modern twist in Menu highlights include the BBR 1896, a nod to the year the Bar & Billiard Room was established. The complex cocktail is a delight for the senses; the bourbon is first fat-washed in butter for a creamy mouth feel and savoury flavour, mixed with Angostura bitters, smoked with chamomile tea leaves for a subtle, floral aroma and finally garnished with a slice of orange peel.
The Old Nick was a favourite tipple for navy officers who needed some liquid courage before heading out to sea. The Bar & Billiard Room’s version is a combination of Scotch whisky, thyme liqueur, Dom Benedictine, orange and lemon bitters. The comprehensive cocktail menu encompasses other base spirits such as gin, tequila and vodka as well. Look forward to the Miss “H”, Randolph’s take on the ubiquitous martini featuring kiwi, Cointreau, lime, and muddled kiwi fruit.
Bar bites include a selection of sophisticated nibbles and more substantial sharing plates. An array of cold and hot dishes can either be enjoyed as an accompaniment to drinks or as full-fledged meal. Menu highlights include Crabmeat Cigars, shredded fresh crab meat wrapped in vine leaves.
For a sweet finish in keeping with the bar's theme, Chocolate Whisky Stones are available in three different flavours – dark, milk and white chocolate. The chocolate is first melted down and infused with whisky before being placed in moulds to resemble the whisky stones commonly used to chill the spirit without diluting the drink.
The Bar & Billiard Room also houses one of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century and you are invited to have a game over drinks. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the bar will feature live jazz.
The Finnish cult label, Marimekko will be opening its first standalone store in Singapore at the soon-to-open Capitol Piazza in March.
Marimekko, translated literally means “Mary-dress.” Known for their bold, effusive textiles and readymade products, Marimekko has become a respected name in the design world.
The brand is renowned for its original prints and colours. Their designs and manufactures high-quality interior decoration items range from furnishing fabrics to tableware as well as clothing, bags and other accessories.