Two Michelin-starred chef takes up residency
The National Museum of Singapore will be getting a dose of culinary wonder at the Flutes Restaurant, where UK chef-founder Tom Sellers of two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Story will be taking up residency from March 29 to April 29.
The celebrated chef — who will be joined by his service team and kitchen crew — will serve guests his award-winning brand of progressive, playful and inspiring modern British cuisine as part of his four-week residency programme organised by Chef Residence. The menu will feature dishes inspired by the museum’s national treasures including Seller’s signatures such as the Rabbit Sandwich, Paddington Bear as well as Custard and Caviar.
The Restaurant Story residency accommodates 35 people at lunch and 45 people at dinner, with prices starting from $268++ for lunch and $398++ for dinner. Alcoholic pairing is available at an additional $148++ for lunch and $228++ for dinner. Priority booking for American Express cardholders will start from Feb 17, while booking for all other card members and the general public opens on Feb 22 at chefresidence.com.
The best of surf and turf
Launched in September last year, Bedrock Origin at Oasia Resort Sentosa will now be offering a quarterly tasting menu called “Beef & Reef”’ to showcase the best of seafood and meats prepared with primal culinary techniques such as curing, dry-ageing and open-fire grilling.
Now available till March 31, the six-course dinner tasting menu ($188++ per person) opens with a trio of beautifully-plated snacks featuring moreish Kingfish Tartare, Salmon Pastrami Sandwich and King Crab Roll. For starters, diners will enjoy some Truffle Corn Custard followed by Grilled Octopus Tentacles, and follow on with mains like the ever-popular Aged Turbot and Kyoto Tamba A5 Wagyu (100g) grilled over applewood fire. To round off the evening is a not-too-heavy Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with brandy-infused cherries.
For those who love caviar, the restaurant also offers a six-course dinner tasting menu with caviar ($288++ per person) which features world’s number one Kaluga and Schrenckii crossbreed caviar.
Both menus can be paired with house-recommended wines as a top-up option at $88++ per person, featuring the best of new and old world labels from France, Italy, Spain, Mendoza and Australia. To book a table, call 6238-0054 or visit www.bedrock.com.sg.
World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore
The little red dot has turned into a primal artscape enlivened by 33 life-sized tiger art sculptures and art pieces designed and decorated by renowned international and homegrown artists. Discover them against the backdrop of iconic Singapore landmarks in a never-before-seen islandwide adventure called the “AR-mazing Tiger Trail” on from Feb 26 - Apr 9.
Organised by WWF-Singapore (World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore), the trail is a gamified AR-venture filled with immersive AR filters, fun quizzes and other exciting activities centred around tiger conservation and other key environmental causes. It brings together over 60 artists, including representatives of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and LASALLE College of the Arts, who beautifully capture the feline creature in various forms and media. To learn more, visit tigertrail.wwf.sg.
Rare scotch whiskies make their debut
Loch Lomond Group
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The Loch Lomond Group, an independent distiller and blender of the finest and rarest scotch whiskies — namely Littlemill, Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond — is set to make its debut in Singapore after signing a new deal with distributor Velocity Wines and Spirits. Enthusiasts can now purchase these premium labels from Wines and Spirits starting from March.
Distilled in iconic locations around Scotland, the brand’s heritage is amongst the oldest in the industry, dating as early as 1772 when Littlemill’s distillery was established. The grand dame of the group, Littlemill’s whiskies pay homage to the skills and passion of the original master distillers and craftsmen who were the best of their generation.
Loch Lomond was recently awarded nine medals across its whisky portfolio in the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including two Double Gold awards for its 21 and 30 Year Old single malt whiskies. Glen Scotia’s 25-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch was also the ‘Best In Show Whisky’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The label was also named Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year at the Scottish Whisky Awards.
Whisky enthusiasts as well as private collectors will also have the opportunity to participate in an online charity auction of a Littlemill Testament Special Edition with all proceeds going towards The Food Bank Singapore. This single malt whisky distilled in 1976 — the oldest Littlemill release to date valued at $14,685 per bottle — is set in a unique case accompanied by a pair of specially sourced Georgian glasses dating back to the 18th century. The charity auction will be hosted online on Liquid Gold Auctioneer and will be open for bidding from March 1 to March 31.