Deputy Director, Digital Operations (Asia)
After ending the past few days on such a high with all the Formula 1 festivities, it feels a little anticlimactic to be back at the daily grind. Pair that with the usual Monday Blues (and, for some of us, a hangover from all the partying), and we’re really wishing we could turn back time to the weekend.
Thankfully, a number of restaurants here have rolled out some delicious new dishes to take our mind off our post-Grand Prix withdrawal symptoms. From charcoal-smoked seabream to a tangy snapper ceviche and spaghetti smothered in ooey-gooey cheese, these brand new offerings call for a feast.
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe by LaBrezza
The Dish: Slurp up this tantalising concoction, which comprises spaghetti covered in Roman Pecorino cheese, freshly ground black pepper and — for a dash of sweetness — chunks of roasted pumpkin. The dish is part of LaBrezza’s newly launched five-course degustation menu, which features cheeses from across Italy and is available till 15 October, 2016.
The Place: This posh poolside restaurant at The St Regis Singapore is known for its hearty Italian fare ranging from pasta to succulent meats.
Price: S$88++ for a five-course degustation menu and S$148++ with wine pairing.
LaBrezza, The St Regis Singapore, Level 2, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, +65 6506 6884, www.labrezzarestaurant.com
Madai by Le Binchotan
The Dish: Silky smooth, thinly sliced Japanese red seabream is smoked to perfection over binchō-tan charcoal, before being paired with soft eggplant for a harmony of sweet and smokey flavours. As a finishing touch, the dish is infused with shoyu.
The Place: Situated at the burgeoning Gemmill Street dining enclave, Le Binchotan serves up French-Japanese fusion cuisine. Its dishes are served tapas-style and incorporated with premium ingredients such as uni (sea urchin) and foie gras.
Le Binchotan, 115 Amoy Street #01-04 (entrance via Gemmill Lane), Singapore 069935, +65 6221 6065, www.facebook.com/LeBinchotan
Snapper Ceviche by Tanjong Beach Club
The Dish: Simple but tasty, this refreshing new addition to Tanjong Beach Club’s all-day dining menu features fresh snapper mixed with lime and avocado, and accompanied by a side of crunchy tortilla chips.
The Place: With its beach locale and unmatched views of the sea, Tanjong Beach Club is the place to be for a laid-back dining experience. The establishment consists of a restaurant, bar and club, and recently revamped its food and beverage programme for the first time since its opening in 2010.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942, +65 9750 5323, www.tanjongbeachclub.com