Thursday, August 22, 2013

Singapore Restaurant Week October 2013

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The bi-annual gourmet event Singapore Restaurant Week organised by DiningCity is back in its 7th edition from 7 to 13 October 2013. For this edition, a healthy gourmet options will be available for health conscious food lovers. In addition, new dining experience and establishment such as Oca Grassa, Blue Bali on Cluny, East8, Fern & Kiwi Bar & Eatery, Hashi and Prive Grill will be joining Singapore Restaurant Week October 2013 for the first time.

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Restaurant Week concept comes with a 3 course meal at participating top restaurants. Embarking on an exclusive Tasting Trail to get a taste of what Restaurant Week is all about, our first stop is at Taratata Bistrot at Keong Saik Road helmed by Chef Bertrand Raguin and Chef Philippe Nouzillate who prepared our starter. Starter was Cassolette d'Escargot aux Champignons et Concassee de Tomate, oven baked cocottee of escargots with mushrooms and tomato concasse.

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Moving on from French to Italian, our 2nd stop brought us to Latteria Mozzarella Bar at Duxton Hill. The trendy casual dining trattoria is helmed by Chef Beppe de Vito. We were treated to the mains that will be featured on the restaurant week's menu, Grilled Halibut with Saffron Potato and Lobster Sauce and Suckling Pig Porchetta with Peaches and Salmoriglio.

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The last course of the tasting trail which is dessert brought us to Hashi Japanese Restaurant which is helmed by Tadashi Takahashi. We were very privilege to have the Wagashi that is flown daily from Ganyuudou, Shizuoka to Hashi which is a traditional handcrafted sweets and desserts for 5 generations since the Meiji era, 1868, inheriting the craftmanship from generation to generation. 5th generation Master Wagashi Chef Hiromori Uchida keeps the tradition of handcrafting to shape the mochi (finely milled flour) into flowers, such as cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, lily of the valley, and peony.

Booking online will start from 11th September 2013 at www.restaurantweek.sg. American Express Cardmembers^ enjoy exclusive priority booking privileges from 4 September 2013 before booking is open to the public.

^Applicable to all American Express Cards issued directly by American Express International Inc. in Singapore (excluding American Express Corporate Cards and American Express Cards issued by DBS, UOB and EZ Link Pte Ltd)

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