This week, we look at culinary and cultural delights from different historical periods, both here and abroad
Setting sail at Marina Bay
Miss Fitz and Roxy
Evolving from its previous all-day casual dining selections, Miss Fitz now offers a dinner menu with a variety of contemporary sharing plates.
The Marina Bay restaurant and bar has introduced a selection of new Mediterranean dishes made with fresh herbs and produce, letting the ingredients shine through in every bite. Prices range from $14 to $22 for small plates and between $23 and $34 for medium plates.
Highlights include the Charred Octopus with sambal matah ($19) and the New Zealand mussels with charred sourdough ($28).
For larger groups, the Wagyu Tomahawk ($160, serves four) offers a 1kg to 1.3kg steak served with jus, butter sauteed greens and potato fondant. Meanwhile, the Whole Fish ($70, serves 2) comes with salsa verde, fries and butterhead lettuce.
Miss Fitz also offers a business set lunch on weekdays: Choose from two courses or three courses ($25, $28) and select from a daily selection of entrees, mains and desserts from the dinner menu.
From the restaurant, a side entrance leads diners to Roxy, a new 20-seat cocktail bar inspired by the backrooms and rock and roll nightclubs of the Manhattan Lower East Side in the 1970s.
The cocktail menu spans three distinct categories: Signature cocktails ($22 to $25), classic cocktail flights ($45 to $55) and boilermakers ($24 to $28), or a beer and shot combo.
Roxy is led by head bartender Tash Nayar, previously from Miss Fitz, who brings 10 years of industry experience to his second concept launch as head bartender.
Miss Fitz and Roxy are located within The Sail at 6 Marina Boulevard.
For details, visit www.missfitzsg.com
The Hour Glass
In 1969, the late Dr George Daniels signed his first pocket watch. Daniels’ proposed alternative to the electronic watch was an approach that showcased both a watchmaker’s time at the bench and veritable hand craftsmanship.
The Persistence of Memory is an online exhibition that surveys the last 50 years of artisanal watchmaking. The plot begins in 1970 with the genre-defining work of two close friends: Dr George Daniels and Derek Pratt; their legacy continued by the likes of François-Paul Journe, Philippe Dufour, Kari Voutilainen and Denis Flageollet and ending this decade past with contributions from the current generation of watchmakers like Roger Smith, Felix Baumgartner and Rexhep Rexhepi.
Presented by The Hour Glass, The Persistence of Memory is a repository of the contemporary independent watchmaking movement, documenting its timeline and archiving its most important watches.
The Persistence of Memory is now running online at ovr.thehourglass.com
Walk and win
From March 15 to April 30, JalanJalan.me gives locals extra motivation to visit Clementi and sink their teeth into the soft, pillow-like snack from Tan’s Tu Tu Coconut Cake, to Chong Pang for har jeong gai from Ah Tan’s Wings and to Bedok, Ang Mo Kio, Jalan Besar and more.
With the mission of placing less-visited neighbourhoods on the radar of residents, #JalanHuat encourages locals to embark on a discovery of familiar neighbourhoods.
Adventure seekers can redeem exclusive JalanJalan.me privileges by scanning a QR code on-site at partner merchants. Weekly prizes include $150 Tuck Shop app credit at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, a $30 voucher from Chong Pang Nasi Lemak and zero waste grocery bulk food store Unpackt, and many more.
A staycation and heritage trail of Jalan Besar awaits the top grand draw prize winner at the newly-relaunched Wanderlust Hotel, housed in a heritage 1920s Art Deco building in Little India. Second and third prize winners will receive an Apple Watch Series 3 and $188 Grab voucher respectively.
For details, visit www.jalanjalan.me