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Weekout: Creators Lab, Crystal Jade, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Front Row 2021, Martell

Jasmine Alimin
Jasmine Alimin10/4/2021 1:0 PM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Weekout: Creators Lab, Crystal Jade, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Front Row 2021, Martell
This week: Take a museum tour hosted by the visually impaired, watch a chef documentary, eat plant based, and more.
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​Short films on Singapore’s maverick chefs

Creators Lab

What makes great chefs stay ahead of the curve? Filmmaker Jon Lister of content start-up, Creators Lab, tells us through an eye-opening docu-series of Singapore’s well-known chefs who are unafraid to defy convention, stand up to society’s pressures, and do things their own way. The Creators which can be streamed on www.creatorslab.co is an honest, unfiltered and uncensored look at a group of culinary mavericks such as Han Li Guang, Bjorn Shen and Janice Wong, who share their achievements, passions and visions for the industry.

Sumptuous plant-based dishes

Crystal Jade

To cater to a growing number of health-conscious diners, Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao have both unveiled plant-based menus with new creations plus renditions of their most popular dishes, in collaboration with sustainability champion, Green Monday.

The launch of these plant-based menus is in line with the restaurant group’s initiative to make alternative proteins more accessible to a growing number of customers who are keen on meat-free options.

Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen is serving six plant-based dishes featuring OmniMeat, Heuraand Beyond Beef: Steamed Crystal Dumpling with Preserved Olives and OmniMeat ($6.30); Sweet & Sour Heura Chicken ($16.80); General Tso’ Heura Chicken ($16.80); Crispy Black Pepper Beyond Beef with Potato Dumpling ($6.80); Handmade OmniMeat Ball Congee ($9.80), and Deep-fried Spring Roll with Beyond Beef ($6.80).

Over at Crystal Jade Jiang Nan & La Mian Xiao Long Bao where hand-pulled noodles and Northern Chinese specialties take centrestage, the plant-based dishes are wholesome yet still possess robust and punchy flavours. Must-tries include Shredded Heura Chicken Salad in Szechuan Style ($8.80); Ma Po Beancurd with Minced OmniMeat ($14.80); Deep-fried Heura Chicken Fillet with Crispy Minced Garlic ($18.80); Signature Dan Dan La Mian with Minced OmniMeat ($11.80); Pan-fried Mala Bun with Beyond Beef ($6.80); and OmniMeat Dumpling with Homemade Hot Chilli Vinaigrette ($8.80).

All plant-based dishes are available for both dine-in and takeaway at all Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao outlets islandwide.

A cognac for the nobles

Martell Noblige

One of Martell’s most-raved cognacs, Noblige is now available in Singapore in a one-litre format for the ultimate enjoyment. An elegant and aromatic spirit with fruity notes casked in fine-grained oak, this drink is best served on ice. To enjoy it, head over to partnering bars — Origin Bar, The Old Man, No Sleep Club, just to name a few — which will be incorporating the smooth cognac into a variety of creative cocktail blends from now till Dec 31. You can also buy your own bottle of Noblige at $179 from Pernod Richard’s flagship e-store on Shopee. The e-commerce platform is also offering Swift Party Packs containing exclusive Martell merchandise such as Martell gold shakers, Martell cognac stones and Martell coasters from $145.

An exhibition by the visually impaired

Asian Civilisations Museum

Just what is visiting a museum like for a visually impaired person? Find out at Up Close with ACM, a special programme where sighted guests will be led by visually impaired facilitators on a sensorial journey to discover 3D-printed objects that replicate some of the current exhibits in the museum, all while blindfolded. The 90-minute journey lets guests experience the museum in a new way, starting with a Dialogue & Touch session of the 3D-printed replicas, followed by a Sensory Tour at the Maritime Trade and Court & Company gallery, where the original exhibits are found.

Up Close with ACM is free and takes place every last Saturday of the month on Oct 30 and Nov 27 from 2-3.30pm. This initiative is led by the Asian Civilisations Museum in partnership with Dialogue in the Dark Singapore and supported by Keppel Corp. For more information, visit acm.gov.sg.

Stylish activities at Raffles City

The Front Row 2021

As the season of fashion weeks kicks off in key fashion capitals of the world, The Front Row 2021 (TFR), Singapore’s definitive virtual fashion festival, is keeping the fashion party going with a series of style activities at Raffles City. If you are keen to find out what’s new at the premium mall, Class95 DJ Yasminne Cheng and TFR’s creative director Daniel Boey will be conducting a virtual styling workshop on Oct 11, where they will take viewers on a shopping spree to curate the season’s most-talked-about looks. The videos will be streamed live on www.thefrontrow.style.

For the month of October, spend $300 in a single receipt at any of the 85 participating fashion and beauty brands at Raffles City and receive a $25 eCapitaVoucher.

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