Where To Eat In Singapore This Week: Fat Prince, Oso Ristorante, Brasserie Les Saveurs, Amò, Auntie Wok’s And Steam
The month of February is a good time to dine out, not only because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but because of the delectable collaborative dinners and special menus crafted by the chefs. Here’s where you can get started.
1/5 Fat Prince
When was the last time you headed to Fat Prince for brunch? If it was eons ago, you’d be glad to know that the modern Middle Eastern restaurant has updated the brunch menu, giving you more reasons to check it out this weekend.
Naturally, mainstays remain such as house-grilled kebabs (we’re big fans of the pit-roasted lamb!). But if you’ve come here looking for new and exciting additions, go for the Fatteh Breakfast, a delicious assortment of poached eggs, halloumi and falafel served with yoghurt, baby spinach and toasted pita. Or, try their novel version of the smashed avo, comprising poached egg, olive oil hollandaise and walnut bread and dukkah.
2/5 Oso Ristorante
Chef Stephane Colleoni begins the Year of the Rat with a not-to-be-missed collaborative dinner with the folks from Wooloomooloo Steakhouse on February 5, 7pm. As expected, the seven-course menu is a parade of their signature dishes, beginning with appetisers of homemade cured venison with red currant sauce (Oso) and beef steak tartare atop rye bread (Wooloomooloo).
The succeeding bites are a toss between sea and land—from the marinated seabass accented with lemon-turmeric tartare and a zesty cucumber-mint dressing to the USDA prime ribeye, cooked to your preferred doneness and accompanied by wholegrain mustard sabayon, pan-roasted parsnip and sautéed swiss chard.
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3/5 Brasserie Les Saveurs
With new executive chef Thibault Chiumenti, formerly of Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, onboard, there’s much to savour in the restaurant’s revamped repertoire. Start with the tried-and-tested classics, namely the escargots de Bourgogne in an aromatic concoction of butter, parsley and breadcrumbs, as well as the coq au vin en cocotte. The chicken is braised in red wine sauce, bobbing with seasonal vegetables such as baby onions, carrots, mushrooms and potatoes.
It’s best to come with friends, so you share the crowd favourite: côte de bœuf. The 1.2kg beef prime rib is packed with meaty flavours, elevated with sides of garlic roasted potatoes, green beans, mushrooms and green peppercorn béarnaise sauce.
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4/5 Auntie Wok’s and Steam
Andaz Singapore’s Street Food Chefs Series, happening from February 3 to 14, commences with Thai chef Tubtim Warapai of Park Hyatt Bangkok. She’ll bring her authentic cuisine, which takes cues from her hometown of North-East Isan, to the table through curated a la carte and set menus, available for lunch and dinner.
Apart from the usual pad Thai, spicy green papaya salad, and chicken green curry, you’ll get to savour other favourites such as tofu massaman curry brimming with potato, peanuts and tamarind, and crab fried rice bedecked with organic egg, spring onions and garlic.
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February 3 to 8 is Prosciutto di Parma Week, which is why chef Domenico Truglia is paying tribute to this prized Italian delicacy with a wine dinner on February 5. There are two seatings available: 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
Delight in the four-course meal, with enticing creations such as grilled scallops, sweet corn, spicy broccoletti and crispy prosciutto di parma, as well as suckling pig chops, friggitelli peppers, prosciutto di parma and marsala sauce. End with a decadent Amò tiramisu. The dinner comes with Italian vinos, including a glass of Prosecco.