Where To Eat This Week: Atlas, The Affogato Lounge, Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar, Olivia Restaurant & Lounge, Shang Social
This week is definitely made for the sweet-toothed, with all the sugary treats to try. But if you feel like having something savoury first, then just check out what creative chefs have come up with their new delectable menus.
When executive chef Lachlan ‘Loki’ Lynch, formerly of lauded The Coogee Pavilion in Australia, joined the restaurant, he updated the offerings to showcase the beautiful and fresh ingredients from Asia.
The menu, now divided into five sections, includes a cold section where the must-tries include taramasalata, a traditional Greek mezze bedecked with radish, zaatar, green olives and a side of bagel chips.
For the mains, one of the standouts is the classic bistro dish: steak frites. A beautiful slice of wagyu is pan-fried in creamy French butter, topped with tarragon and capers, and finished with a good shower of Worcestire sauce. Served with addictive fries.
2/5 The Affogato Lounge
Fans of the good ‘ol Italian dessert should make their stop at this latest dining concept at KēSa House, which is also under The Affogato Group (which gave us The Affogato Bar at Cluny Court).
The team offers speciality coffee from Ozone Coffee Roasters from New Zealand, and are flown in here twice a month. These are used in unique creations including the Asian-inspired Coco Black, a black glutinous rice affogato layered with kaya bread pudding, fresh coconut ice cream and a good drizzle of Empire—Ozone’s flagship espresso blend. The blend is also used in other creations such as Fleur de Caramel and Crème de la Malt.
It’s not all affogatos here, of course, so when you find yourself craving for savouries, there are paninis, salads and baked quiches to choose from. You can order some Duck Croque Monsieur panini, swimmer crab quiche and Italian couscous tuna bowl for a complete meal.
The Affogato Lounge | 01-02 KēSa House, 55 Keong Saik Road, S(089158) | 9889 7005 | email@example.com
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3/5 Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
Chef Roland Durand of Michelin-starred Le Passiflore in Paris is in Singapore from June 18 to 20, and you’ll find him taking over Ginett’s kitchen to craft à la carte and three-course dinner menus comprising his greatest hits.
One of these is the appetiser of ravioles d’escargots, typically cooked in butter and garlic. But his version is wrapped in handmade ravioli and bathed in a fine herb broth.
With mains, he sticks to time-honoured recipes such as cabillaud rôti au chorizo, or Atlantic cod roasted with chorizo and served with mushrooms and an oyster and seaweed emulsion, and carre d’agneau rôti au cumin. The rack of lamb is well-marinated in cumin and grilled over charcoal before it’s finished with a punchy tamarind chutney.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar | 200 Middle Road, S(188980) | 6809 7989
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4/5 Olivia Restaurant & Lounge
Ask anyone who has been to this restaurant, run by ex-El Bulli chef Alain Devahive, and they’ll all tell you one thing: don’t leave without trying the popular Olivia creamy homemade cheesecake, crafted by sous chef Celina Franco. The gorgeous slice is a mouthwatering combination of crusty base filled with an indulgent mix of cream cheese and blue cheese that melts in the mouth with every bite.
Olivia Restaurant & Lounge | 01-03 KēSa House, 55 Keong Saik Road, S(089158) | firstname.lastname@example.org
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5/5 Shang Social Dining
Don’t let the massive crowd stop you from re-visiting Jewel, especially when you’ve got this restaurant’s new lunch and set menus to look forward to—available from June 19 onwards.
Come here for lunch or dinner and tuck into Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan favourites, including the dim sum platter of baked minced pork bun; dumpling stuffed with vegetables and century egg; and pan-fried beancurd skin roll with prawn and wasabi mayo.
It sets the stage for more deliciousness to come, in the form of wok-fried star garoupa fillet cooked with lily bulbs and seasonal vegetables in a piquant Sichuan sauce; and “Jiang Nan Wok” braised black marble pork.
Shang Social Dining | 01-219 to 222 Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, S(819666) | 6346 0260 | email@example.com
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