Where To Eat This Week: Edge, L’Espresso, Lime Restaurant And Senso Ristorante & Bar
Chef Thitid Tassanakajohn, chef-owner of Baan and Le Du (No.37 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list), is one of Thailand's hottest chefs. He’s also Edge’s culinary guest this week, which means diners here will enjoy a taste of his delicious home-cooked Thai dishes from October 4 to 13.
The dinner spread includes Baan’s signature dishes such as the spicy stir-fried minced dry-aged beef with holy basil, and the utterly flavoursome Massaman curry with braised lamb belly. Of course, it won't be a showcase of Baan without its all-time favourite dessert—tapioca and sticky rice with black beans in fresh coconut cream.
To cap off an indulgent week, the Sunday brunch menu features more Thai favourites presented at the live food theatres, including the piquant pra kung (spicy shrimp salad) and kai pa loew tum zap (spicy five- spiced egg stew). Wash it down with freeflow Veuve Clicquot champagne and Botanical gin cocktails.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and L’Espresso is doing its part by crafting a pink-inspired spread for its afternoon tea. Each diner this month will receive a Breast Cancer Foundation pink ribbon pin worth $2; the value of all the pins given out will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF).
Aside from helping out this worthy cause, you’ll also be indulging yourself in exclusive sweet treats—from a pink chocolate fountain to pink chocolate crunch domes, strawberry chiffon rolls and berry macarons.
Keep in mind that these are additions to its already extensive afternoon spread of salads, sandwiches, desserts, and those traditional English scones.
If you like your meats tender and smoky, you’ll enjoy this aptly named Thrill of the Grill dinner special happening from October 5 to 21. This is the brainchild of new executive chef Yap Wai Lunn, who will be serving up a dazzling array of lamb shish kebabs, wagyu beef cubes and pork belly char siew, cooked over charcoal at the restaurant’s outdoor barbecue station.
This is a buffet spread, so do have your fill of other sumptuous local favourites too. The kueh pie tee is always a treat, and the laksa noodles and chilli crab pasta never fails to satisfy.
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The new burgers here, available until November 30, are made with exceptional Hida wagyu beef; from Japanese black-haired cows raised up to14 months in the best conditions in the Gifu Prefecture of the Chūbu region. More imporatntly, the meat is exquisitely marbled and tender—and make perfect patties too.
Taste it in the Beastly Burger, a gigantic 12-inch burger that will surely leave you satisfied for the rest of the day, or the Nyonya Hida Wagyu Beef Burger, a localised version where the meat is imbued with Peranakan spices, and sandwiched between lemongrass-turmeric buns.
If you prefer the classic, have the Pacific Hida Wagyu Beef Burger, which comes with glistening bacon strips and gooey cheese. The set comes with garden salad and crispy potato bravas too—just in case you’re still hungry.
After all the meat-heavy dinners, consider ending the week with a meal at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. It's serving its special Sri Lankan crabs menu until November 30. For a quick afternoon snack, have a go at the dim sums; standouts include the steamed four-season crab dumpling, and the pan-fried crab meat and pork bun.
Heartier options—perfect for family dinners—include the braised crab in a tongue-numbing ma la sauce, as well as the classic braised crustacean in a white pepper superior stock.
The Italian restaurant’s popular Sunday brunch makes a comeback this Sunday, October 7. Moet & Chandon Imperial bruth champagne will flow from 12pm-3pm, served alongside delectable Italian eats at the buffet and live carving stations. Do look out for the sumptuous pastas, meats and of course, Italian cheeses. Now, isn’t that the best way to spend your Sunday afternoon?
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