Where To Eat This Week: Morton's, Publico, Mitzo And Din Tai Fung
August 8, 2018 | BY Dudi Aureus
Make the most out of your mealtime with our bite-sized round-up of timely treats. It’s a short work week since the nation’s 53rd birthday is this Thursday, which means you have more time to try out the food you want—whether it’s a National Day menu or your favourite haunts
Morton’s of Chicago
Turning 40 is a big deal, especially for a stalwart steakhouse like Morton’s. And it wants diners to partake in the celebration with its anniversary promotion availabe throughout the month.
It’s a three-course dinner menu of its most popular dishes. There’s a choice between the iconic Morton’s Salad, a happy mix of greens, anchovies and chopped eggs sprinkled with blue cheese dressing, and the hard-to-resist mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto as your starter.
But keep in mind the choice of mains: the fillet mignon, done to a precise medium rare, is extremely tender and not too fatty—the perfect indulgence sans the guilt. There are also standout seafood items, such as the honey-balsamic glazed ora king salmon, and the shrimp scampi capellini.
For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the zesty key lime pie crowned with an indulgent chocolate mousse.
Morton’s of Chicago | Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Level 4, 5 Raffles Avenue, S(039797) | 6339 3740
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Fridays and Sundays are a good time to revisit this Italian restaurant, thanks to its latest long lunch weekend offerings, which boast bottomless Italian cocktails and antipasti from 1pm to 4pm. These include the refreshing Aperol Spritz and Campari Spritz. But you can always opt for the prosecco and other Italian wines.
For heavier bites, drop by an hour earlier so you’ll have enough time to savour something from the a la carte. And if you do, note that it would be hard to resist the classic serving of linguine tossed with a generous amount of clams, or its signature tartufata pizza, packed with mozzarella, porcini mushrooms, smoked scamorza and truffles.
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Even executive head chef Nicky Ng is feeling patriotic this year, which has led him to craft a heritage-inspired menu filled with your favourite hawker dishes given a modern reworking.
The seafood Hokkien fried noodle dish is elevated with Ng’s choice of prime seafood, which includes plump scallops and prawns atop yellow noodles, while his version of the Hainanese chicken rice comprises fragrant rice served alongside sweet pork neck satay and spicy seafood otah. The set menu is available throughout the month.
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Din Tai Fung has brought back its popular steamed chilli crab and pork xiao long bao. These plump dumplings are 40 per cent bigger than the usual dumplings and filled with succulent crab meat in spicy crab-based broth. Available for lunch and dinner at all its outlets until August 31.
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Book Ahead: Ce La Vi
We know you’ve been waiting for the next installment of Ce La Vi’s Sky High Brunch. It’s back on August 18, which means all the Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails you can drink, as well as sumptuous bites, for four hours straight.
Executive chef Joey Sergentakis has prepared an innovative line-up of dishes spread across various stations, which includes seafood on ice, grilled items, Asian bites and desserts. Have New Zealand mussels, tiger prawns and oysters to your heart's content before feasting on heavier proteins such as Chiang Mai sausages, mini sliders with kimchi and ssam sauce, and smoked pork ribs coated in a sweet-savoury BBQ glaze.
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