From silverware to the silver screen, take a look at what April has in store from fine dining to cinema

FOOD

The finest cuts

Bedrock Bar & Grill

Bedrock Bar & Grill introduces the second edition of its 2021 World Meat Series, featuring premium Devesa Argentina Beef.

Now in its fifth year, the series showcases some of the finest cuts of meats from around the world. From April 1 to June 30, diners can look forward to an exquisite selection of dishes that encapsulates the unique taste and tenderness of Devesa Argentina Beef, prized for its natural marbling.

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Having established its roots at the heart of the Argentinean Pampas in 1840 — Argentina’s most fertile area — the temperate climate and nutritious grass helps develop the meat’s flavour.

See: A meaty affair at Bedrock Bar & Grill

To experience a taste of Devesa Argentina Beef, diners can take their pick from three cuts with accompaniments that capture the essence of traditional Argentinian cuisine.

The Braised Beef Oyster Blade ($42) features a hearty cut with more bite, slow-braised till fork-tender in a base of red wine, rosemary, bay leaf, onion, garlic, and carrots and served with parmesan rosemary polenta and apple-wood grilled sweet vine tomatoes.

Meanwhile, the rich and buttery Woodfire Grilled Ribeye Steak ($68) is grain-fed for 100 days, delivering mouth-watering juiciness with every bite. It is complemented perfectly by chimichurri sauce, made with a blend of parsley, thyme, chervil, white wine vinegar and olive oil — adding a burst of freshness and a slight hint of tanginess to the ribeye.

The Lomito Sandwich ($36) features the restaurant’s house-made potato bread along with a succulent 150g Striploin steak. An elevated version of the popular Argentinian street food, this meaty sandwich is packed with prosciutto ham, romaine lettuce, Gruyère cheese, eggs, mayonnaise and tomato jam. 

For details, visit www.bedrock.com.sg or call 6238 0054.

SWEETS 

Sakura season

Janice Wong Singapore

Travel to Japan and celebrate the Sakura season with Janice Wong Singapore’s Spring Sakura Pastry Box, available from now until April 25.

Priced at $55, enjoy Strawberry Basque Cheesecake, topped with Chantilly cream and fresh strawberries; the Strawberry Almond Tart, made with almond cream, custard, strawberry mousse and strawberry compote; the Strawberry Caramel Rice Pudding Tart, an almond tart made with strawberry ganache, rice pudding and caramel mousse; along with the sakura-shaped Strawberry Yogurt Bon Bons.

Some items are also available for individual purchase, including the Strawberry Basque Cheesecake ($22), Strawberry Tart ($9.65), the Caramel Rice Pudding Tart ($9.65), the Rosella Mochi ($3), the Strawberry Cheese Mochi S$3) and the Strawberry Yogurt Bon Bon ($3.50).

Items are available for delivery with a day’s notice via www.janicewong.online/new-allproducts or from the brand’s outlets in Raffles City and Paragon, with limited stocks available daily.

FILM 

Visit www.shaw.sg for showtimes and locations.

The Mauritanian

April 8

The Mauritanian follows the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), who was captured by the US government and imprisoned without trial at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

An account of survival against all odds, Slahi in his fight for freedom finds allies in defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley).

Through Nancy and Teri’s advocacy and evidence, they find a formidable adversary in military prosecutor Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch) while uncovering a shocking conspiracy.

All U Need Is Love

April 22

When the Grande Hotel is suspected of being the source of a new virus outbreak, the Epidemic Prevention Centre immediately orders for it to be completely sealed off. All of the guests staying in the hotel are forced to undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine.

Isolated from the outside world, the guests begin to forge bonds as they reminisce over the normal lives they have lost.

Directed by Vincent Kok, this Hong Kong film stars an ensemble cast including Louis Koo, Julian Cheung, Jackie Chan, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Eric Tsang, Louis Cheung, Michael Hui, Chin Ka-lok, Kent Cheng, Alex Fong, Chrissie Chau and Carlos Chan.

The Father

April 15

Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is 80, living alone and rejecting the carers hired by his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). But help is also becoming a necessity for Anne, who cannot make daily visits anymore while Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling.

How much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her?

Nominated for six Academy Awards this year including Best Picture, The Father warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition.