All-day brunch fiesta
Italian restaurant Monti has launched a Sunday brunch concept which it dubs “Singapore’s longest brunch”. The 12-hour programme begins with a buffet that begins at noon, with prices starting at $120++ per person for access to an extensive spread of seafood, meats and pastas. Thereafter, diners are invited to keep the party going as guest DJs spin to a rooftop day- party atmosphere until 7pm, followed by live jazz performances by the Jazz At Monti crew from 9pm until midnight.

A celebration of the season
Keyaki at Pan Pacific Singapore unveils a new Spring Kaiseki lunch/dinner menu priced at $180++, available until May 31. Centred around the Japanese concept of shun — consuming food in its “proper season”, when its flavours are at their peak — the menu showcases premium ingredients such as takenoko (bamboo shoot), sazae (turban shell) and minmedai (splendid alfonsino). Another seasonal item is hotaru ika (firefly squid), recognised as a sign of spring as these bioluminescent creatures are only found in the waters of Japan between March and June.

Teatime indulgences
Designed and produced specially for Mother’s Day, Newby Teas of London’s From the Heart — With Love red velveteen gift box contains four flavours of selected teas and tisanes. The Jasmine Princess is a green tea with a gentle floral finish, while Hunan Green contains fine leaves from Hunan province, China. Strawberry & Mango and Rooibos Orange are two tisanes that combine the sweetness of fruit with the flavours of honey in the former, and nutty rooibos in the latter. The box is available exclusively online at Newby’s e-boutique (www. newbyteas.sg) for $93.30.

Clever calories
Miracle Noodle Kitchen’s shirataki noodles, which use konjac yam as a base ingredient, are finally available in Singapore. This ready-to-eat innovation comprises 97% water and 3% fibre, and is marketed as a guilt-free, low-calorie alternative to Asia’s carb-rich staples, such as noodles and rice. If you do not mind sacrificing true comfort food for diabetic-, vegan- and paleo-friendly meals that need little to no prep time, Miracle Noodles are probably right up your alley. This article appeared in Issue 778 (May 8) of The Edge Singapore.