Where to Eat in Singapore This Week: Origin Grill, Level33, Mo Bar, The Grand Lobby, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Gourmands, you know that the best way to say goodbye to another month is through delicious food. And you're in luck that the chefs have come up once again with delicious offerings spanning Sichuan, Austrian and Western cuisines. Here are five restaurants to get you started:
1/5 Origin Grill
The culinary team’s newly-launched set dinner menus are a treat for the gourmands, as these comprise the restaurant’s popular signatures. The three-course menu includes the Origin Green salad, an ensemble of broccoli, avocado, edamame with rocket and kaleon tahini, miso and ginger vinaigrette. Either that, or the line-caught Western Australia octopus which is delicately charred coated with smoked paprika.
Opt for the five-course degustation menu for more delicious options; in the amuse bouche alone, you’ll already be served the posh toast topped with compressed foie gras, orange confit and Kaluga queen caviar, or the Tsarskaya oyster dressed in an acerbic ruby grapefuit juice and mignotte pearls.
It gets better as the meal progresses with the likes of Kühlbarra barramundi soaked in an umami-packed lobster butter, or the Stockyard grain-fed Angus Striploin MS3 cooked to your preference. The menus come with optional wine pairing.
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Level33’s executive chef Archan Chan is celebrating Austria’s National Day today (October 26) with a collaboration menu with Austrian chef Stephan Zoisl. Available from now until October 28, both will be serving four traditional dishes that are enhanced with distinctive beer-centric culinary elements.
Diners will commence the meal with tatar vom rind, a luscious beef tartare, confit egg yolk and Italian parsley gel, with a delicious textural contrast with the addition of beer malt chips. As for the main course of zwiebelrostbraten (or roast beef), it’s served with a decadent potato creme, caramelised onion creme and showered with stout jus. The menu comes with optional Austrian wine pairing, courtesy of Vinothek Leopold.
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3/5 Mo Bar
Weekends are made for leisurely brunches, and Mo Bar’s offerings entice with an extensive selection of signature dishes and free-flow cocktails or champagnes. But first, begin with the seafood platter heaving with ocean-fresh oysters, prawns, snow crab and Maine lobster.
Follow it up with popular snacks from the bar menu, including the tiger prawns served with masala mayo and curry leaves, and the Mo Bar burger. The burger comes with either the plant-based or beef patty, stacked with bacon, cheddar and lettuce. Complete the meal with two hours of unlimited champagne and selected cocktails from the bar.
Mo Bar | Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, S(039797) | 6885 3500
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4/5 The Grand Lobby
The next stop of The Grand Lobby’s afternoon tea themed indulgences is Vienna, the capital of Austria. And you know what that means, you’ll be tucking into executive pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin delightful spread of sweet and savoury Austrian treats. Naturally, it includes delectable Vienna sandwiches, lobster crostini as well as the indulgent Sacher cake. Wash them all down with your choice of Mariage Frères premium tea or the Raffles custom-blended coffee. The afternoon tea spread is available from now until December 16.
The Grand Lobby | 1 Beach Road, Raffles Singapore, S(189673) | 6412 1816 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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5/5 Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
The culinary team is presenting an array of traditional Sichuan dishes tapas-style in their ‘Gastronomic Journey of Sichuan Flavours’ dinner menu, available until December 31.
Kickstart your taste buds with executive chef Zeng Feng’s special soup, comprising abalone, pacific clam, mussels and baby lobster in a flavour-packed chicken broth. Follow it up with hot dishes including wasabi prawns, stir-fried chicken in a tangy vinegar sauce, and spicy minced meat sauce loaded with bean curd.
The validity of the menus/promotions listed above may vary. Please check with the restaurant when making your reservations.