As we are nearing the end of the year, it’s high time for you to wine and dine and spoil yourself with these new gastronomic eats and while the rest of the year away, with a glass of your favourite cocktail in hand.
Fives Nines, formerly located on Keong Saik Road, reopens at Cuppage Plaza, serving affordable, European-Japanese fare prepared with seasonal ingredients flown in from Japan several times a week.
Named after the finest form of gold, the cosy 28-seater restaurant is led by 37-year-old Head Chef Takashi Ohkawa, who has close to two decades of experience in European and Japanese cuisine, earning his stripes from restaurants across Italy and Japan.
Five Nines caters to early diners and late night dwellers alike, with a set dinner menu that is available for order till 9.00pm, and a tapas-style ala carte menu that is available till 2.30am. The former includes dishes like the Marinated Botan Shrimp, served with cous cous salad dressed with Tosazu vinegar and salmon roe while the latter includes both cold and hot light bites like the “Hiroshima” Oyster with tosazu foam ($10++) and the Kisu Fish Escabeche ($9++).
#04-04, Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road, Singapore 228796
Neon Pigeon has introduced its first ever Bar Bites Menu, further cementing its position as the go-to drinking and dining destination.
A highlight on the Bar Bites menu is the Tonkatsu Po Boy ($12). A modern Japanese take on a dish hailing from Louisiana, U.S.A., Neon Pigeon’s rendition amps up shrimp and pork chop with a spicy miso paste on a fluffy bun.
Accompanying the Bar Bites Menu is a sake list with 12 new sakes, as well as a selection of Japanese craft beers.
#01-03, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
November sees ATLAS introducing something new to its monthly executive lunch offering: eight new dishes inspired by the Italian island of Sicily, marking its first ever regionally themed menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Daniele Sperindo.
Sicilian cuisine is influenced by its bountiful agricultural landscape, making use of simple ingredients. Each dish draws on local preparation methods and has been paired with a selection of Sicilian and European wines chosen by ATLAS’ Head Sommelier, Mason Ng.
Highlights include Eggplant and bell pepper Caponata with sesame coated yellowfin tuna for starters, Busiati “Ca Muddica” with breadcrumbs, olives, anchovies, fresh tomatoes and sheep’s cheese under mains and homemade cannoli, sweetened ricotta and candied fruit for dessert.
The ATLAS Executive Lunch offers a choice between two or three courses and is available from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday. Prices range from SGD38 for a choice of two courses, to SGD48 for three courses.
Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778
PS.Cafe Raffles City recently opened its doors, making the brand’s tenth and most striking space yet.
New dishes that are exclusive to PS.Cafe Raffles City include Buttermilk Fried Chicken served with smoked jalapeno aioli & bbq sauce, Norwegian Smoked Salmon with avocado salsa, cucumber & yoghurt tartar and Mushroom & Fennel Sausage Conchiglie with grilled pork sausage, broccoli, fennel seeds, spinach, Riesling and parmesan.
Those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can delight in a list of wholesomely decadent desserts such as the Double Chocolate Blackout Cake and Golden Banana Butterscotch Cake, paired with a selection of artisanal teas and coffees.
252 North Bridge Road, #03-37, Singapore 179103