Where to Eat in Singapore This Week: Basque Kitchen by Aitor, BBR by Alain Ducasse, Famous Treasure, Edge, Lime Restaurant
Now is the best time to show your favourite restaurants some love by supporting them during this most difficult period brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. You can do so by enjoying these offerings they’ve prepared for food lovers.
1/5 Basque Kitchen by Aitor
Chef-owner Aitor Jeronimo Orive has expanded his Basque offerings with the opening of pintxos bar, Amalur, located upstairs from the restaurant. Named after the Earth goddess, the menu brings to the table the bountiful harvest from Mother Earth.
Highlights include anchovies, tomatoes and olive oil caviar atop toasted sourdough; fresh oysters bathed in tomato water and seaweed; fried Guernica peppers; and croquetas “jambon de bayonne”.
2/5 BBR by Alain Ducasse
We may not be able to travel to Europe now, but we can still get a delicious taste of Spain with the Spanish Very BBR menu, crafted by chef de cuisine Louis Pacquelin and available until April 30.
He created eight exclusive dishes brimming with Mediterranean flavours, including the must-try arroz bomba con langosta, a robust appetiser of bomba rice and lobster chunks slowly simmered in a cookpot. Made for seafood lovers, the merluza al pil-pil features hake fish delicately grilled with chilli, garlic and olive oil.
Dessert is a simple yet toothsome crema Catalana, with gluten-free caramelised custard. Choose to pair the meal with Red Sangria or a range of Spanish tipples from the sommelier’s selection.
BBR by Alain Ducasse | Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, S(189673) | Book here
(Related: Alain Ducasse On His Decision To Open A Restaurant At Raffles Hotel Singapore)
3/5 Famous Treasure
Whether you’re working from home or in the office, the most important thing you can do right now is to take care of your health. This led the culinary team to introduce the immune-boosting menu, with an array of nutritious dishes to keep you in tip-top share during these crazy times.
For example, the ‘Fight the Virus’ nourishing prawn soup has traditional spices such as rasam, tamarind, ginger and garlic, which help improve well-being. There’s also the ‘Boost Your Immunity’ mushroom platter, comprising king mushrooms packed with anti-oxidants that improve gut health and lower cholesterol. The menu is also available at its sister restaurant, Famous Kitchen.
Famous Treasure | 13 Stamford Rd, #02-28 Capitol Piazza Singapore 178905 | 6881 6668/+65 9730 7548 | email@example.com
From now until April 30, the chefs are paying tribute to local flavours and Asian staples with their amped-up dinner buffet spread. Take a break from the disheartening news you've been reading over the past few weeks and take your family out for a "taste of home" at this restaurant.
Feast on dishes such as grilled blue claws river prawns, wok-fried seafood Hokkien noodles and oyster omelette. Also, leave space for the main attraction: the iconic Singapore chilli crab, perfected by chef de cuisine Howard Leong. For dessert, you’ve got nostalgic treats, among which are rainbow brioche toast with gelato and cendol cake.
(Related: Where Do The Top 20 Chefs In Singapore Go For Their Hawker Fix?)
5/5 Lime Restaurant
Craving for more appetising local flavours? How about an enticing spread of Peranakan eats from March 19 to May 28. We’ve got to thank the culinary team who took a break from their usual spread to serve you classic like babi pongteh, ayam buah keluak and Nonya chap chye.
If you come for dinner, you’ll even get a complimentary dish of rock lobster with Nonya chilli laksa. Continue feasting until the dessert, with options like the classic cendol as well as the restaurant’s ultimate crowd-pleaser—D24 durian pengat.