Dust off your party clothes and head out for fine steaks, craft beers, a sound exhibition and a mancation!
Savour new Japanese craft beers
Japan Rail Café
Quench your thirst with some of the best beers from the land of the rising sun. Japan Rail Café is hosting Jibiru Time! — a six-week-long campaign to promote old and new craft beers, from now till Sep 30. Aside from the café’s in-house craft beer Orion Draft Beer and bestselling Hitachino Nest, diners will get first dibs on small-batch Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Beer IPA from Waku Waku Tezukuri Farm Kawakita, as well as new-to-Singapore brands: Kanazawa Brewery, Yokohama Beer and Kamakura Beer Brewing Co. Those dining-in will also enjoy a one-for-one deal on all alcohol at $15 nett per alcohol order, or a 20% discount for every purchase of three beer bottles.
Japan Rail Café is at 5 Wallich Street #01-20. Email: [email protected].
Travel-inspired gin flights
Take your discerning palate on an exhilarating adventure around the world with Cin Cin’s latest gin flights, featuring gins from Canada, England, France, India, Finland and Singapore.
Each flight will feature gins from the same country and include 20ml tasting portions of three different gin brands or gin variants, plus one full 45ml Gin & Tonic of your choice. For example, the Singapore Flight ($38++) will include gin shots from Brass Lion Dry Gin, Compendium Rojak Gin and Compendium Chendol Gin — all distilled in Singapore.
If you would like to forage through the vast Nordic forests of Finland, there is also a Finland Flight ($42++). Start with the Kyrö Gin made with four locally foraged and 12 traditional gin botanicals; then the Tenu Gin, crafted from secret ingredients harvested deep within the Finnish Taiga by Finnish monks, before running through the wild Arctic blueberry forest in the morning dew with the award-winning Arctic Blue Gin.
Cin Cin is located at #01-02 Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore. Tel: 6385-2604. Email: [email protected]
Healthy Aussie beef
The Great Steak Escape
Whether you prefer to dine-in or take away, there is more than one way to enjoy the nutritional goodness and flavourful taste profiles of Aussie beef. Head over to The Great Steak Escape by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to find out which places in Singapore serve healthy grass-fed, free-range beef from Down Under. There is a month-long campaign till Aug 31.
Whether diners are looking for a quick bite or to celebrate a special occasion with food from one of the island’s best restaurants, The Great Steak Escape’s partners offer a variety of cuisines from around the globe, showcasing delicious and enticing Australian beef creations. Some of the new venues that have joined The Great Steak Escape include Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse, Gemma Steakhouse, Heart of Darkness, Carne, Jimmy Monkey and Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, to name a few. The campaign will also continue to feature its other partners such as Burnt Ends, Culina, Mikuni, Three Buns, Skai, Meatsmith and more.
Head over to MLA’s Instagram page to find out how to win a two-day, one-night stay at the Grand Hyatt with $300 dining credit at Mezza9 as part of the campaign.
For more information, visit www.thegreatsteakescape.com.
Photo: Janet Cardiff
The sound of art
The latest immersive exhibition at the ArtScience Museum opening on Aug 28 is going to be a real doozy for audiophiles. Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound invites visitors to explore a sonic landscape of sound art projects, early music notation, experimental scores, noise-making sculptures, video installations and contemporary artworks.
The audio showcase — part of the museum’s 10th birthday celebrations — brings together some of the world’s leading contemporary sound artists whose works encourage us to listen more closely to the spaces we live in or visit. It will feature 32 artists and composers from eight countries who explore sound through sculpture, installation and music.
One of the key highlights is a presentation of The Forty Part Motet by artist Janet Cardiff, shown for the first time in Southeast Asia. Also watch out for renowned artists like English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, Yoko Ono, and an iconic figure of early Futurism, Luigi Russolo.
Orchestral Manoeuvres will be held at the ArtScience Museum from Aug 28 to Jan 2, 2022. Standard tickets can be purchased at the box office at $16 per person.
The gentleman’s escape
Gents looking to catch up and bond with their bros following recent weeks of being at home will find the perfect respite with Fairmont Singapore’s Mancation — a tailored staycation package set to get any man’s approval. Partnering with Truefitt & Hill and Glenmorangie, Mancation is the ultimate luxury getaway for the big boys to re-energise, reconnect and recharge in luxe hotel comfort.
A night’s stay at the Fairmont Singapore King Room ($549++ per guest) gets you a welcome amenity kit from Truefitt & Hill, plus a voucher for The Royal Cut or The Ultimate Shaving Experience at Truefitt & Hill’s barbershop at Ann Siang Hill; a 60-minute face and body “Me Time” Massage & Treatment at Willow Stream Spa using luxury brand Hommage; a Glenmorangie and Ardbeg whisky tasting at Anti:dote featuring award-winning single malts; a free-flow A5 Miyazaki Steak Dinner with Wine Pairing, or Four-Course Dinner Set with Craft Beer Pairing at Skai; and lastly, a hearty breakfast at Prego for the following morning.