Dine Out 2015 promises to be the dining experience of the year, which would put a smile on our bellies. Organized by Time Out Singapore, 15 restaurants and bars have been invited to take part in this event, held at Custom House Terrace on 5 March 2015. Overlooking bay front, with the breathtaking sky scrapers surrounding the area, a real scenic spot I would say!
Entry tickets for this atas “buffet” spread were priced at $55 per pax or $70, with free flow alcohol. I’ve been eyeing this event since the start of the year, but the tickets were all sold out before I realized that they were on sale. However, I was very honored to be invited by Thomas to this event. You can’t imagine how elated I was when he sent me the invitation!
This is the list of food offered from the various restaurants participating in the event! Please pardon the poor quality, I was busy stuffing my face with one hand, and snapping pictures with another!
1) The New Black
The New Black is a place you would want to go if you’re serious about your coffee. These guys serve artisan coffee that suits your taste profiles, using the taste wheel here, because coffee can be as complex as wine.
(Taken at New Black’s flagship outlet at circular road) Despite his cheeky demeanor, with the incessant attempts to photobomb, this guy right here knows his stuff and is in fact, very serious about his coffee.
Making sure that the coffee is brewed to perfection. The 2 blends we tried on that day were spot on with their taste profiles given, we were totally mind blown. There was one which promised to taste like Red berry jam and candied fruit, and that was exactly what we tasted from the unassuming brew. Head on down to their flagship outlet if you’re intrigued by how cool this concept is!
The New Black
1 Circular Road
Opening Hours: Weekdays 8am to 6.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm, closed on Sundays!
We unfortunately didn’t have a chance to try their sliders because they weren’t ready when we were first there, and there was a snaking queue right after. Since we’ve had their burgers before, we decided to give it a miss! You can read about our experience here!
72 Circular Road
3. The Prime Society
Where you can get the PERFECT steak. Enough said.
Beer Braised Short Rib, Truffle Buckwheat Dressing and Burnt Onion. Hands down, the best dish we had in this event. SUCH SUCCULENT AND JUICY SHORT RIB.
Marinated Scallop, Grilled and Pickled Cucumber and White Miso Butter Intense Chocolate Pudding with Salted Caramel Popcorn and Peanut. Thank you chef for dumping a huge chunk of salted caramel popcorn on my plate! Hahaha!
The Prime Society
10 Dempsey Road
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday – 6pm to 10.30pm, Wed to Sunday – 12pm to 10.30pm
4. Lewin Terrace
A Japanese-French fusion concept restaurant, located within the scenic fort canning park. Innovative mix of cuisines, with a damn good view. First date to impress? Lewin Terrace is probably the place.
Dragon Fruit Carpaccio with crab meat Foie Gras Terrine. The juiciest chunk of foie gras I’ve had, ever.
21 Lewin Terrace Singapore
Monday to Sunday: Lunch:12pm – 3pm (Last order at 2pm), Dinner: 6.30pm – 11pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
If you are looking for Spanish and European flavors, with a good ambience to kick, UNA would be a haven for you! Seriously, one of the best paellas I’ve had.
Seafood and Chicken Paella. They had one dish to offer, and that one dish just did it for us.
1 Rochester Park
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm to 11pm
Located on the outskirts of little India, Morsels is a cosy place that exudes the feeling of home. Morsels do not categorize their menu because they believe in the freedom to mix and match your little morsels of food. Yes, that means I can have my ice cream with pizza.
House Smoked Turkey Taco, mmm… Generous servings of turkey and that tangy spiciness, my palates were intrigued and screaming out for more, despite the protests by my bloated belly.
House smoked Salmon Canape. Order this 2 when you’re there.
35 mayo street
Opening Hours: Tue to Thu: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
:Plucking is the act of sharing a plate with your closest mates, according to :pluck. Head on down to Club Street to eat, drink and be merry!
24 Hour Braised Short Ribs
Swordfish Tartare, which I only realized on that very day that I did not quite fancy swordfish.
90 Club Street
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 12:00 am || Fri: 10:00 am – 1:00 am || Sat: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
52 Kandahar Street
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays: Noon to 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm || Saturdays: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
9. O Comptoir
Known for their crepes, and galettes, these people bring authentic French food to your table. Being a French Creperie aside, their marinated salmon is the BEST i’ve had, which is only available on their weekend brunch menu. I’ll do up a post on them soon!
Homemade salted caramel crepe: their salted caramel sauce is DA BOMB.
79 Circular Road
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 11am to 11pm
10. The Clifford Pier
Clifford Pier is the answer if you are sick of having your local cuisine in kopitiam, and want to have your chicken rice while admiring Marina Bay.
This chicken rice is honestly NOT BAD. The chili sauce was surprisingly good too!
The Clifford PierThe Fullerton Bay Hotel
Opening hours: A lot of different timings. Please check!
11. Town Restaurant
1 Fullerton Square
The Fullerton Hotel
Opening Hours: daily, 6.30am to 11.30pm
Phew! This is by far the most tiring post to date! But yes, that sums up my Dine Out 2015 experience! Thank you Thomas and TimeOut Singapore for the invite, and really all these restaurants featured in this event is top notch. I hope the information given for each of these places suffice! Enjoy!