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Weekout: Alliance Francaise, Proper Slice BYGB, Swissbake, Citadelle Gin, Marks & Spencer

Jasmine Alimin
Jasmine Alimin • 5 min read
Weekout: Alliance Francaise, Proper Slice BYGB, Swissbake, Citadelle Gin, Marks & Spencer
Armchair travel with French gin, European wines, New York pizza, Swiss-inspired bread and a Parisian exhibition
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A slice of Brooklyn pizza
Proper Slice BYGB

Fancy some authentic New York style pizza by the slice? Head over to Proper Slice BYGB, a hole-in- the-wall pizza kiosk at 110 Amoy Street #01-02. Opened by the good people behind upscale pizzeria Lucali BYGB and located off Gemmill Lane, the outlet gives us a speakeasy vibe with its back-alley entrance identifiable only by a maroon awning. Just follow the smell of pizza!

An ode to New York City’s glorious old-school neighbourhood pizzerias, Proper Slice serves large slices in paper thin crust loaded with sauce and toppings such as all-cheese, pepperoni, white pizza, spinach and ricotta, and sausage options on rotation.

Unlike its posh older sister, Proper Slice is created for those who wish to simply grab-and-go for curbside enjoyment, or have it delivered right to your doorstep via GrabFood. The pizza remains in its 18-inch form just like the famed Lucali in Brooklyn, but served as six oversized slices instead of the usual eight. Prices start from $8 for a slice or from $50 for a whole pizza pie.

Beyond the oversized, thin and crispy slices, Proper Slice also offers meat- balls, garlic knots, a gooey, meat-filled Stromboli, a dessert calzone and the occasional “pie-in-a-cup”. Drinks include Ramona grapefruit wine coolers, Arizona iced tea, Mexican coke and a good ol’ cup of joe, proudly brewed by the pot on a Bunn coffee maker, to gear you up any time of the day.

The joys of eating bread

Bakery Swissbake is celebrating World Bread Day (held on Oct 16) with a month-long lucky draw contest on its freshly-baked confections. Simply purchase any one of these popular variants — Kraftkorn Toast ($5.90), Low GI Multiseed Oat Rye Loaf ($7.90), Focaccia Buns ($4.50 to $4.90) or Ciabatta Buns ($4.90 to $5.90) — scan the QR code on the bread bag to register and upload the purchase receipt onto the website. Five lucky customers will be chosen to win $100 worth of Commonwealth Concepts dining vouchers redeemable at top restaurants like Bedrock Origin, Cin Cin, The Marmalade Pantry, Pastamania, Fat Cow and many more. To register, visit

Imbibing French gin

Citadelle Gin

Experience the crisp summer flavours of Citadelle Jardin d’été at posh watering holes, Smoke & Mirrors and Raffles Courtyard, which will be each spotlighting the French gin in a variety of cocktails for the months of October and November.

From now till end-October, get into the convivial French spirit at Raffles Courtyard and savour an array of artisanal cocktails using Citadelle Gin, including the Bonbonnet Fizz ($20), made with Citadelle Jardin d’été. Exclusively available on Thursdays only, guests can also enjoy a glass of Citadelle Gin & Tonic ($10) from 3pm to 10pm.

At National Gallery’s destination rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors, beat the summer heat from now till end-Nov with their Sip & Sorbet promotion that features a Citadelle Jardin d’été Gin & Tonic with a complimentary scoop of refreshing Citadelle sorbet for $25++ per glass after 5pm.

Vegan vino from around the world
Marks & Spencer

Leading British retailer Marks & Spencer introduces a new wine collection Found, all priced between $29.90 and $39.90, comprising 12 different varieties from small artisanal vineyards in France, Italy, Greece, Romania, South Africa, Portugal, Spain and Chile.

The new range champions rare grapes (Roditis, Mauzac and Feteasca Regala to name but a few), styles that break with tradition (a rosé Vinho Verde) and even features a supermarket first; a single varietal Nerello Cappuccio.

In line with Marks & Spencer’s pledge to have a 100% vegan wine range by 2022, all of the wines in the new range are vegan. Furthermore, many of the wineries involved have advanced sustainability credentials; taking part in carbon offsetting schemes, water management programmes or organic and biodynamic farming.

Le Corbusier’s architectural works on display

​Alliance Française de Singapour

In the next instalment of its French Excellence programme, Alliance Française de Singapour puts a spotlight on architecture and the creative genius behind some of France’s most famous buildings.

In conjunction with Archifest 2021, Alliance Française de Singapour unveils Architecture: A Day in the Life of Le Corbusier, an exhibition dedicated to the works of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.

On display from now till Oct 30, the exhibition will showcase 38 models of his iconic buildings, furniture as well as original prints. An architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer and internationally-recognised luminary, many of Le Corbusier’s buildings have been classified in the Unesco World Heritage List.

In addition, there will also be a series of talks and screenings, bringing together some of the greatest talents in architecture such as renowned architect and urban planner Dr Liu Thai Kher and Erwin Viray from Singapore University of Technology and Design, plus architects Rene Tan, Manuel Der Hagopian and Maria Boey.

For the event schedule and ticket information, visit

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