Posted on Sat, 23 Apr 2011
Meals & Deals Not To Be Missed
There are always really good deals around town if you keep an eye out for them. Toss in some pretty unique concepts too and you have meals and deals in Singapore that just shouldn’t be missed.
Jump onboard the Eastern & Oriental Express (E&O) train departing Keppel Road Station in Singapore on 7 May. It’s a ride to nowhere from 6.30pm to midnight, where the main action is the eating. Soak in a bygone era of elegant travel and enjoy a three course dinner of haute European cuisine and wines. See the luscious scenery trundle by as a pianist tickles the ivory. Limited to just 60 guests who are all are accommodated in State and Presidential cabins. Send Mom and Dad on it for a romantic evening. Isn’t that a good idea for Mother’s and Father’s Day? Costs S$395 per person.
Tel: +65 6395 0683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a taste for novelty, head down to Clifford Square on 29 April between 7pm and 10pm and help launch off SPICE (short for Singapore International Culinary Exchange) on her maiden voyage around the world. It’s a shipping container-turned pop-up kitchen which will be travelling to 9 cities over the next 365 days, featuring 10 of Singapore’s world-class chefs. On the 29th, food and drink will be sold from the pop up kitchen, christened the Singapore TakeOut, at ‘nominal prices’. The aim of this expedition is to bring Singapore food to the world. First to be showcased is Chef Janice Wong of 2am:dessertbar. Only thing is, we understand the chefs to be featured are not necessary Singaporean chefs, but includes those who’ve set up shop here. So how Singaporean is it going to be? You be the judge.
Clifford Square, 80 Collyer Quay
If you want Singapore flavours, I say jump in the deep end and do the durian. This year, the annual Durian Fiesta (from now til 17 July) at Goodwood Park Hotel serves up 11 aromatic confections including three newbies: Mini Durian Ice Cream Cake made with D24 durian ice cream encased in a white chocolate- coated (S$22 for a pair), Durian Cappuccino Cake made of layers of cappuccino mousse, D24 pulp and chocolate sponge (S$9 per slice) and Mao Shan Power Puff, a mega-sized profiterole which will only be available from 1 to 30 June 2011. 10% of the sales of the durian pastries during the June school holidays and on Youth Day will go to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Other past favourites include Durian Éclair (S$6 per piece), Durian Strudel (S$50 for whole cake) and the Durian Mousse Cake, the star that kicked off the famous promotion in 1983.
22 Scotts Road Tel: 6730 1786
The Four Seasons Hotel celebrates 50 years in the business, so the hotel here in Singapore has rolled out a bunch of pretty awesome deals. Until 7 May, you can pick three cocktails from the ‘50’s retro cocktails’ menu for $50, and four tapas for $50 at the Bar & Alfresco outlet from 5pm. Its Chinese restaurant is serving a 5 course menu for $50 per person, and 50 selected wines are going at 50% discount every night from 7pm.
190 Orchard Boulevard