What’s new in Singapore’s vibrant local food scene since Phase 2 has opened up? In a bid to #SupportLocal businesses, we’ve rounded up the exciting new menu launches at some of our favourite restaurants in Singapore.
Italian restaurant Forlino is now Riviera Forlino, a new concept that celebrates Mediterranian cuisine inspired by the coastal flavours of the French Riviera. Set against the scenic backdrop of the Marina Bay waterfront, your delicious meal is accompanied by panoramic views of Singapore’s stunning skyline.
Riviera Forlino’s new menu is conceptualised by the star-studded pairing of Executive Chef Rémy Carmignani and Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Vergnole. Highlighting Mediterranean cuisine’s speciality which is fresh fish and seafood, the dishes are innovative and exciting. Our favourite dish by far was the Wild-Caught New Zealand Langoustine with tomato jelly, tomato vinaigrette and young shoots - fresh, zesty, and a symphony of well-balanced flavours.
Riviera Forlino serves up the Lobster & Shellfish Bouillabaisse with blue lobster, scallops and tender fresh catch, garlic parmentier and a tarragon and orange crust topped off with tableside service of lobster soup, elevating this dish from a lowly fisherman’s stew into an otherworldly experience.
End of your meal with stunning desserts like the Riviera Vacherin, a product of Chef Remy and Chef Nicolas’ first collaboration after they were both inspired by Chef Corrado Assenza’s Ricotta Di Pecora Pistachio gelato dessert that was featured in an episode of Chef’s Table: Pastry. The Riviera Vacherin features ricotta di pecora gelato that is complemented with Sicilian pistachio chantilly, Amalfi lemon gel, and meringue.
Modern Middle Eastern restaurant Fat Prince, has always defied tradition and changed the way we’ve viewed Middle Eastern cuisine. The new and updated dinner menu at Fat Prince pushes the envelope further with appetite-whetting mezzes, succulent roasts and grilled kebabs.
Start off the meal with Fat Prince's selection of Mezzes including the Grilled Octopus with fennel, arugula, and walnut crumble or try the newest variation of their signature hummus, the Sweet Corn Hummus, made in-house and served with semi dried tomato and crispy curry leaf. Additions to the house-grilled kebabs include the smoky Harissa Prawn Kebab with turkish hot sauce, watermelon, and buckwheat and the Roasted Pumpkin Kebab featuring pickled pumpkin and smoked cheese.
Stars of the show are the three new meaty dishes perfect for sharing and prepared in a traditional earth pit oven: Omega Lamb Porterhouse with Moroccan 7-spice, pistachio dukkah and juniper; fall-off-the-fork Wagyu Beef Cheek with fermented chilli, zata’ar and walnut crumble; as well as Iberico Pork Rack with turkish coffee, szechuan peppercorn and zhoug. The meats are slow-roasted in a custom built, underground oven that cooks in temperatures of up to 450°C and allows the meats to braise in their own juices.
End off the meal on a delightfully sweet note with the Milk and Cookies Cake or the sinfully-moist Chocolate Cardamom Cake.
Not to forget, their signature ‘Koktails’ that deliver bold, unique and creative flavours through a variety of styles. Try the Gimlet 100 with roku, japanese cucumber, cordial, citrus or the heady Negroni Rouge, a beefeater, mancino rosso, peppercorn, juniper concoction created to please.
Want to have your own house party? Welcome Fat Prince in your home, where you can celebrate with friends or family with their House Party package that takes care of prep, food, drinks, cutlery, glasses and even cleaning up! You’ll also get their playlist, pillar candles, candelabra and frankincense oil burners to get that Middle Eastern vibe going.
The recently renovated iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore houses an alfresco dining venue - Raffles Courtyard - which offers weekend brunch in a lush landscape right in the middle of the city.
You can indulge in a selection of fresh patisseries straight from the bakery, local delights and a hearty spread of contemporary dishes. Choose from hearty brunch classics such as Smok noed Salmon Tartine; healthy Yellowfin Tuna Tataki Bowl; or Asian favourites including Nasi Lemak and Seafood Mee Goreng. Going for brunch with a small group of friends? Get the Antipasti Platter to share. Pair your brunch with cold-pressed juices and nutritious smoothies.
The new weekend brunch menu is exclusively available on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 3pm.
The first restaurant in Singapore to combine the taste of India with fixed roots in American barbecue, Meatsmith Little India offers an interesting fusion of barbecue with an accent of Indian flavours.
The menu at Meatsmith Little India combines the technique of slow cooking and barbecue, using wood and fire to grill, smoke, char, roast and burn the best ingredients from the local Tekka market and around the world.
We’ve been fans of their existing menu and our favourite dishes are their Crab Biryani, Madras Pork Cheeks and Veal Brisket Chapati which you can still order.
We were really impressed with their Tasting Menu which is well priced at SGD85 and you can opt for an additional cocktail pairing for SGD65. Our favourite dishes include Potato Pani Puri with Coriander, Biryani Nigiri, Leek and Foie Gras, Brisket Donuts, Fish and Chips, Tandoori Beef Cube Roll and the list goes on.
We’re not going to spoil the surprise for you as you guess each dish and the flavours of the cocktails with alcoholic twists such as honey + tea, coconut + mango, coffee + sakura and more. We had good fun guessing the alcoholic base of each drink and the various flavours that was just bursting with each sip.
Stellar presents an all new alfresco dining experience at 1-Altitude’s rooftop. Located on the 62nd level of One Raffles Place, you can now indulge in a gastronomic dining experience matched with unobstructed views of Singapore’s cityscape.
With both à la carte and 5-course dinner options available, you can also opt for wine pairing to complete your dinner experience. Arrive at 6.30pm, just before sunset, and start your evening with wine or cocktails. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a beautiful sunset dinner experience which can get really mesmerising.
Here is the list of dishes we tried and enjoyed:
German Smoked Eel with Asparagus charred over wood fire, parmesan cream, chives and Greek feta sprinkled over it (SGD28++)
Pickled and braised Devesa Argentinian Angus Beef Tongue that was brined for 3 days and then braised with vegetables and dressed with herb vinaigrette, finely chopped carrot, zucchini, bell pepper, shallot, capers, gherkins and lemon zest (SGD29++)
Seared Canadian Scallops with roasted sweet potato, red endives, Australian Avocado, herbs and toasted pine nuts (SGD32++)
Sustainable Red Snapper with Allium, Anchovy Shallot Butter, Poached Leeks and Hazelnuts (SGD38++)
Tasmanian Ocean Trout with Zucchini, Kampot Peppercorns, Pickled Red Cabbage with Chive Butter Sauce (SGD48++)
1kg Wood-fired Sanchoku Wagyu OP Rib with Thinly Sliced Nicola Potatoes Cooked in Goose Fat and Garlic, Pickled Carrots and Charred Kale to be shared (SGD220++)
We tried all 3 desserts which were presented in a Dessert Art format consisting of their Pavlova, Chocolate Cloud, Floral Infused Marshmallow, Kaffir Lime Leaf Curd, Coconut Sable Wheel that are SGD18++ each.
Indian restaurant Yantra's Executive Chef, Pinaki Ray has curated an exquisite menu Chef’s Table featuring classic Indian food, prepared to escort guests on a gastronomic journey in their chic fine dining ambience.
With 27 years of culinary experience in creating fine-dining food experiences across the world, Chef Pinaki embraces the use of locally sourced ingredients and slow-cooking processes. Chef Pinaki brings to the table some authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary serving style at Yantra.
Hosting this month of September for dinners only, the Chef’s Table menu is available in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. We highly recommend the vegetarian menu featuring mouth-watering dishes such as Gobi Popcorn, Tandoori Broccoli, Palak Patta Chaat, Paneer Makhani, Yantra Black Dal, and Malai Subzi Kofta. To end the meal off on a sweet note, savour classic Indian desserts including Gulab Jamun and Gajar Halwa.
Just beside Yantra, Metta Bar Tanglin is Singapore’s newest Whisky and Gin - Bar & Lounge at the fringe of Orchard Road. This chic lounge offers a huge variety of unique and bespoke cocktails, paired with delectable bar bites such as galauti kebabs.
Try their signature cocktails such as the Puffin Indoor which is brought to life with cigar smoked rum, kopi-o-liqueur, lime juice, pineapple juice, capsicum and bay leaves syrup. If you are gin or whisky lover, their wide range of gin and whisky collection will have you equally delighted!