The Ottomani supper series returns, churros and kaya collaborate… and more food news this week in Singapore
What can we say? We’re good at hunting for the best pastries and bakes, trying out cuisines in town from Mexican to mod-sin, and hawker fare to keep it real, on top of the game with new spots to eat and honestly, all we ever do is plan our next meal. Food news and culinary happenings? You can trust us.
Sick of churros yet? Not us…
With National Day around the corner, we’re going to be expecting a whole lot of national-themed snacks. Think of a food trend that doesn’t seem to be dying any time soon, and then think of a popular local breakfast. You thought of kaya churros? Spot on. In celebration of the Little Red Dot, Lower East Side Katong and Novena will be offering kaya toast churros for a limited time only. The locally inspired churros will be filled with kaya and topped with cinnamon and sugar.
Lower East Side, 9 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428746 (Katong); 273 Thomson Road 01-05 Novena Gardens, Singapore 307644 (Novena)
Basilico celebrates a decade of authentic Italian dining
A decade of good food and memories should be celebrated with a grand feast and that is exactly what Basilico at Regent Hotel is commemorating till the end of the month. For $98++ enjoy their usual spread of appetizers and starters and pick one of their iconic signature dishes from the past 10 years as a main. For something comforting, try the the wagyu beef lasagna or herb-roasted cod in spicy tomato broth. But if you’re feeling indulgent, the slow-cooked Roman-style crispy pork belly and Sardinian-roasted rack of lamb is something you might want to sink your teeth into. Did we also mention the free flow of prosecco, wines and beers?
Basilico Basilissimo: Best of 10 Years, 1-31 July, Level 2, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Regent Hotel, Singapore 249715
We’re ready to get the meat sweats
Carnivores, this will make you very pleased. Neighbourhood Italian haunt, Publico Ristorante will be showcasing Leccare L’osso, roughly translating to “Lick the Bone” in Italian. The phrase was coined from the age-old Italian saying that the bone is the best part of a piece of meat which Executive Chef Marco Turatti will showcase with a selection of meat-centric specials, including beef tartare with summer truffle and slow-cooked beef cheeks in Amarone wine. To accompany the rustic cuts of meat, quality Italian house wines will be available by the carafe, whilst there will also be a super white and red option for those wishing to further indulge.
Leccare L’osso, 18-22 July, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
Westholme on the Rangelands
More meat? Why not. Modern Australian restaurant, Salt grill & Sky bar will showcase the goodness of Westholme in a four hands, five-course dinner called “Exploring the Westholme Rangelands”, which is inspired by the freedom of exploration of Westholme. It will be jointly presented by Westholme Executive Chef Freddy Money and Executive Chef Jake Kowalewski of Salt grill & Sky bar. Go through Chef Jake’s Westholme chuck eye roll tataki, Chef Freddy’s Westholme Flat Iron paired with sashimi-caviar, a crispy tongue served with sauce of gribiche and the “Surf & Turf” featuring Westholme Rump Cap with prawn butter and pressed potato.
Salt grill & Sky bar, ION Orchard Mall, 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01, Singapore 238801
The sell-out supper series from Ottomani is back!
Following the popular launch of The Nomad Series in June, Singapore’s sexiest supper club has announced who will be taking reigns in the kitchen to write chapter two of the epicurean series. Next up is Chef Coskun Uysal, from Tulum Turkish Restaurant in Melbourne, who will be showcasing a 6-course menu for one night only on Wednesday 15 August. Three highlights include Kuzu – lamb rump, hibes (a Turkish meze), smoked eggplant, prune jam & kataifi chips, Ahtapot – octopus, fermented tarhana soup, Tulum cheese and sucuk crumble, and Cilbir – spinach, poached egg, smoked yoghurt, burnt paprika bitter and pide bead. Better be booking now!
The Ottomani, 48 Peck Seah St, #01-01A, Singapore 079317