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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.

V Day ’16: A Pink Valentine’s Day Weekend @ Park Hotel Alexandra

Love is in the air and yes it is that time of the year again. The time to impress that special someone or to simply show your other half how much he/she means to you. And if you are looking for a fancy dinner place for that intimate night out without breaking the bank, then The Carvery located at level 7 of the chic and stylish Park Hotel Alexandra might just be right up your alley.

Known for its affordably priced quality roast meats buffet, The Carvery presents a specially-crafted sumptuous semi-buffet menu for Valentine’s Day weekend this year. Available from 13 – 14 February 16, this exclusive dinner also includes two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne alongside a wide variety of seafood, roasts and dessert specials for $188++ per couple.

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Titillating Starters

Begin your romantic evening with a trio of starters delivered to your table- Yin Yang Soup (made up of oven roasted tomato soup and creamy leek and potato soup for that perfect balance of flavour- sour, tangy, sweet and savoury), a cold Seafood Platter (featuring freshly shucked plump seasonal oysters, Red Claw crab, juicy Tiger prawns, and cured salmon served alongside with condiments of shallot oil, ponzu dressing and chilli cream) and an Intermezzo of citrus Yuzu sorbet in Champagne to cleanse the palate before moving onto the mains.

Flavours of Chinese Spices @ Jade Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel

Master Chef Leong Chee Yeng and his culinary team are back again with a medley of Cantonese signatures for their latest “Flavours of Chinese Spices” promotion. Available for a limited time only, from now till 30 November 15, this six course set dinner meal pays tribute to the powerhouse of Chinese spices that are an integral part of any Chinese dish but would usually go understated.

We started with an appetizing Tasty Trio Combination made up of a Chilli Crab Meat Ball deep fried to a crisp but stuffed with a generous amount of shredded sweet crab meat smothered in a spicy thick sauce that fills your mouth when you bite through the exterior. The middle was a refreshing Pomelo and Mango Salad topped with a skillfully- carved Crispy Peking Duck Skin while the last item of Crispy Prawn intrigued with its coating of Chocolate Mayonnaise and Oat that was part nutty, subtly sweet and interestingly tasty.

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The next was a comforting bowl of Superior Broth, obviously boiled and simmered for a copious amount of time to produce that rightfully thick, rich and collagen-packed liquid goodness. Brimming with quality ingredients such as Braised Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Duo Fish Maw and Dried Scallops, I would like to believe that my complexion benefitted from every spoonful of this nutrient- dense broth.