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Christmas ’17: A Dazzling Festive Celebration with Capella Singapore

It is a dazzling affair for Christmas this year at Capella Singapore- the urban oasis in the heart of Sentosa island. Capella is the ideal location for a romantic getaway if you want a short break from the cosmopolitan city life but do not wish to hop on a plane.

I had a staycation (one of the best by far) at Capella before and dined at their restaurants a few times now. Each experience here has been nothing short of memorable and I would highly recommend it for a special occasion such as Christmas!

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For a fancy set dinner with a South China Sea front setting, the resident restaurant is offering 3/4 courses from $78++ for adults and $48++ for kids.

Options for the mains cater to all including vegetarians with choices such as Grilled Asparagus, Oven Baked Halibut and Lamb Noisette. The former comes scented with black winter truffle for a touch of luxury while the buttery flatfish was laid atop a bed of pumpkin and chestnut cream for a sweet finish. The cream which you might faintly recognize is similar to the one that is usually used in Christmas log cakes- nutty, rich and a little decadent.

Osteria Mozza by Mario Batali @ Marina Bay Sands

Osteria Mozza offers diners an assortment of dishes inspired by their chefs’ adventures across the globe. For this month of March, the restaurant has taken the unconventional route of returning back to its roots, and showcasing a menu unique to Emilia-Romagna, the northeast region of Italy. This Emilia Romagna Regional Menu costs $128++ per person and $216++ with wine pairing.

The amuse-bouche of Ricotta Cheese with Olive Tapenade was the first to reach our table. This appetizer was indeed a treat for the eyes with the delicate placement of each component done with much finesse. We certainly enjoyed how the puréed olives (tapenade) complemented the homemade ricotta clouds perfectly.

Diners can choose either the Minestrone alla Emilia Romagna or Affettati Misti.

The Minestrone alla Emilia Romagna is essentially a bowl of minestrone soup made with seasonal vegetables. Although the variations of this classic soup are endless, the restaurant’s rendition boasts of clean, beautiful flavours as the Parmigiano broth lends an earthy finish to the vivid greens.

CNY ’17: Oriental Celebration in Luxurious Paradise @ Cassia, Capella Sentosa

The Lunar New Year is less than a week away and if you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate in style and with elegance, then Cassia might just be your answer. Located at level 3 of Capella Singapore, Cassia is the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant which serves authentic Cantonese cuisine with a modern touch.

For this year, the said fine-dining restaurant is offering 4 Lunar New Year set menus with prices ranging from $79++ to $199++ per person from 28 January to 11 February 17. Usher in the new year with decadence and a touch of fancy when you add $68++ (per serving) for the Cassia’s Prosperity Lou Hei featuring fresh salmon and passion fruit sauce or the more luxurious Cassia’s Signature Lou Hei ($39++ per person) which has fresh lobster and sea urchin.

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We had the opportunity to try the Abundant Blessing Menu ($139++ per person), with the exclusion of the Combination Plate made up of Chilled Lobster Claw Meat, Deep-fried Chicken Roll and Roasted Australian Yorkshire Pork Belly.

FORT by Maison Ikkoku @ 5 Cox Terrace

Opened by the same talented and creative mind behind the “no-menu” bespoke bar along Kandahar Street- Maison Ikkoku, FORT by Maison Ikkoku offers a refreshing new concept with culinary delights paired with unique cocktails that are individually concocted and tailored to your preference.

Located at the Singapore Pinacothèque De Paris within Fort Canning Park, this unassuming modest corner restaurant is hardly eye-catching from its exterior and its dimly-lit surroundings sets the tone as an ideal watering hole. The bar counter where all the magic and ingenuity happens, takes centre stage while diners sit all around it. Each seating takes up to 30 pax and FORT has two seatings every night- 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

We came by to try their highly acclaimed 12-course Omakase which costs an affordable $68++. I enjoyed my experience so much that I made a reservation for my best friend’s birthday two weeks later and returned for another meal.

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Cold Braised Radish with Cuttlefish

Our first item of the twelve, was a cold dish that was light, refreshing to the palate with a clean finish. The touch of cuttlefish essence added a nice dimension to this otherwise simple starter.

V Day ’16: Love Is In The Air @ Long Bar Steakhouse, Raffles Singapore

Valentine’s Day is just round the corner (two weeks time to be exact), and it brings us back to the much dreaded topic of finding the perfect gift for our special someone yet again! This year however, we suggest that you ditch the boring chocolates and pricey stones, but instead, bring your date out on a romantic adventure of gastronomical delights. With that said, you can be rest assured that the esteemed chefs and sommelier at both Long Bar Steakhouse and Raffles Grill at Raffles Hotel have got you covered with specially crafted menus for this romantic day.

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Our romantic evening began with the ‘clang’ of the famous national cocktail, the Singapore Sling. First ever to be created in the historic hotel, this enchanting cocktail primarily consists of pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine and Dom Benedictine, with cherry brandy and Cointreau giving it the lovely pink hue. Needless to say, we were deeply intrigued by the bright fruity flavours of this dynamic concoction.