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Weekout: Michelin Guide Singapore, Canchita, db Bistro, Lavo, Lasalle

Jasmine Alimin
Jasmine Alimin • 4 min read
Weekout: Michelin Guide Singapore, Canchita, db Bistro, Lavo, Lasalle
Celebrate National Lobster Day, Chilean’s Independence and Michelin Guide Singapore’s starry lineup of awardees
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The country’s top-rated tables
Michelin Guide Singapore 2021

With close to 50 Michelin-starred restaurants awarded at this year’s Michelin Guide Singapore—on top of numerous Plate and Bib Gourmand winners — there is plenty of reason to get dressed and head out for a fine meal. On the Michelin Star restaurant selection for this year, there are three with the highest honour of three Michelin stars, which include mainstayers Odette and Les Amis and newly-promoted Zen, which dishes out Nordic fare with a Japanese twist.

There are five two-Michelin starred restaurants. Those who have retained their stars include Saint Pierre, Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa, and Waku Ghin plus new entrant Jaan by Kirk Westaway, which is known for its modern British cuisine.

Of the 41 one-starred selections, 12 are newcomers: They include newly-opened Basque Kitchen by Aitor that pay tribute to classic Basque flavours and produce; Lerouy which pays homage to Alsatian-inspired French cooking; and relaunched Whitegrass which serves seasonal Japanese ingredients turned into classic French fare.

Other one-star headliners include Art, which serves traditional Italian cuisine; Cloudstreet, which offers modern Sri Lankan fare omakase-style; Sommer and its modern European offerings; Thevar’s multi-course Indian menu crafted with European techniques and Cure’s reimagined Irish classics.

To discover all the 260 awardees of Michelin Guide Singapore 2021, visit

Lavo Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Celebrate National Lobster Day
Lavo Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar; db Bistro & Oyster Bar

Sept 25 is National Lobster Day in the US but that should not stop the rest of the world from enjoying a crustacean-filled celebration. Over at Marina Bay Sands, two restaurants will be shining a spotlight on their best lobsters to mark the occasion.

From Sept 20 to 25, Lavo Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar will be offering a fresh Maine lobster roll ($58++), served on a soft brioche bun with avocado and butter sauce for lunch. Meanwhile, a decadent whole 1.2kg lobster (S$198++) served with corn agnolotti and shaved black truffle is available for dinner. Book at table at 6688 8591or email [email protected]

Over at db Bistro & Oyster Bar, a lobster feast awaits you from now till Sept 30. Enjoy whole 750g Maine lobsters at a special price of S$55++ each, and take your pick from a range of preparation styles — options include the rich gratinee a la thermidor, the aromatic grilled lobster with garlic butter, the chilled lobster with tarragon aioli and the roasted lobster with tomatoes and basil. Book a table at 6688 8525 or visit db-bistro-and-oyster-bar

Cheers to Chile’s independence

Canchita Peruvian Cuisine

From now till Sept 30, Peruvian restaurant Canchita will be celebrating Chile’s Independence by serving its best Chilean wines. For reds, a special vintage has been chosen to showcase the bold flavours of the region. The Manso de Velasco Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 ($30++ per glass, $150++ per bottle) is leathery yet fruity with a balance of fruit and spice and long, soft tannins finished with delicate notes of toasted bread.

White wine lovers will get to try the Cordillera de los Andes Chardonnay ($18++ per glass, $90++ per bottle), which boasts fresh, fruity aromas dominated by peach, white plum and grapefruit notes, with touches of toasted hazelnut that ends with a pleasant aftertaste on the palate.

The best way to enjoy your vino is to pair it with The Canchita Brunch. Held every weekend, it offers an incredible spread of South American dishes inspired by the cuisines of Peru and the Mexican regional fare from Zacatecas, Oacaxa, Baja California and Veracruz. Canchita is at 9A Dempsey Road. Book a table at or WhatsApp 8028 1994.

Abstract and Imaginary Landscape (Oct 6 to Dec 1)

Up your creative game

Lasalle College of the Arts

For those who have yet to redeem their SkillsFuture credits, Lasalle is offering a slew of courses and creative workshops to equip the working adult with new skills.

Registration is now open for these courses: Video Editing with DaVinci (Oct 5 to Nov 23), non-linear video editing (NLE) software; Abstract and Imaginary Landscape (from Oct 6 to Dec 1), where you learn now to paint landscapes with oil paints; Digital Drawing and Painting (from Oct 2 to 30) where you create your own digital artwork with the Krita digital drawing software; and Photographing at Bukit Brown and MacRitchie Reservoir (from Oct 6 to 20) where students get to explore verdant flora and fauna using a digital SLR camera.

To discover the complete list of courses, duration and fees, visit


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