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Season of giving

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho • 5 min read
Season of giving
In this festive edition of Weekout: chocolates from Godiva, a brand-new menu at ATLAS and more.
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Through a festive dinner, a box of chocolates or words of encouragement, here’s how to bring festive cheer to your loved ones


An Ode to Christmas


From Dec 1 to 31, head to SE7ENTH for the four-course An Ode to Christmas set menu, featuring an exquisite nibbles platter, soup, choice of smoked turducken roulade or pan seared salmon in apple glazed butter cream and a mini chocolate log cake with berries, accompanied by a welcome glass of mimosa and a classic Christmas drink, the Snowball cocktail.

Priced at $88++ per person, the Christmas set menu is available for dinner on weeknights, and lunch and dinner on Christmas Day and weekends.

Helmed by acting executive chef Gary Lim, SE7ENTH is located at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, situated within the mixed-use development OUE Downtown. In the lead up to Christmas Day, the executive set lunch at SE7ENTH will take on a celebratory theme.

From Dec 21 to 24, look forward to festive mains such as Christmas gnocchi in creamy Neapolitan sauce with spinach and basil, and turkey ham with honey glazed carrots, brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce.

Priced at $24++ per person, the set lunch will be available from 12pm to 2pm. For dining reservations, call 6812 6050, email [email protected] or book via Chope. To view all menus from SE7ENTH, visit

Holiday sparkle


GODIVA presents its limited-edition Holiday sparkle chocolate collection, sure to add holiday shine to the season. Popular seasonal flavours like hot cocoa, almond, caramel and raspberry feature in this year’s collection, topped with edible glitter in festive, eye-catching colours.

Designed and handcrafted by GODIVA’s chef chocolatier Jean Apostolou, GODIVA’s Holiday sparkle chocolate collection ($36 per 100g) are available as individual loose pieces or as part of select gift boxes. Gifting has never been easier with GODIVA’s stunning holiday offerings featuring the limited edition Holiday chocolate gift box (from $29 for four pieces), the ever-popular Holiday chocolate advent calendar ($105 for 24 pieces) and, for the young at heart, the adorable Holiday chocolate bear gift box ($52 for seven pieces), among many others.

From now till Dec 6, enjoy a 15% discount for any purchase of two holiday products, and a 10% discount from Dec 7 to 26. The GODIVA 2020 Holiday collection is now available at all five boutiques — Bugis Junction, ION Orchard, Raffles City, Suntec City and Takashimaya — as well as online via, while stocks last.


A journey through time


Atlas invites guests on an immersive journey through 1925 Paris with its new drinking menu, titled La Grande Nation. This follows ATLAS’ previous menu, Interbellum, which was awarded a Spirited Award for World’s Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail 2020. La Grande Nation is a joint creation by head bartender Jesse Vida and his team.

The new menu features authentic antique items, which have been incorporated into the manu’s maps, postcards and brochures. Presented across four whimsical chapters, the menu takes guests on a voyage through the Art Deco period, as societal norms crumble in the face of the new.

Highlights include the Vendôme Spritz ($23), with Japanese gin, triple citrus cordial, dry vermouth, grapefruit and rosemary tonic; and Pearl Revival ($24), with English gin, rose aperitif, spiced pear, calvados and thyme. Each chapter also features an alcohol-free drink.

The menu also features an extensive gin and tonic selection; ATLAS classics such as the ATLAS Martini ($25) and the ATLAS Gimlet ($25); as well as the ATLAS Vintage menu, featuring Vintage Martinis ($50–250), the Vintage Negroni ($250) and the Vintage White Lady ($200) made with gins dating as far back as 1910. “This is our first menu at ATLAS where we have had the entire bar team involved in the creation and development of the drinks,” says Jesse Vida, head bartender at ATLAS.

“The immersive storyline of La Grande Nation inspired the team, with 1925 being the height of the golden age of fine drinking, and the Expo in Paris a pivotal moment that launched Art Deco on to the world stage. ATLAS is open Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, visit


Ripple effect

Our Better World

Our Better World, the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation,has released its first interactive video, titled A Quiet Ripple.

The first of its kind here, the film outlines the struggles of caregivers to those with mental illness, and was released in commemoration of International Caregivers Day on Nov 26.

The multi-plot interactive story offers viewers an experiential understanding of the challenges caregivers face, by following a father’s journey in coping with the aftermath of his son’s attempt at taking his own life.

Directed by award-winning local filmmaker Sabrina Poon and created in consultation with Caregivers Alliance, the interactive film invites viewers to step into the shoes of Fredrick, whose world changed after learning of the mental issues facing his 17-year-old son, Jason.

To view the interactive film, visit facts/a-quiet-ripple.

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