In conjunction with the annual Gusto Italiano, Guest Chef Emanuele Mazzella (who holds a number of Michelin-stars) will be showcasing a spectacular menu of the finest cuisine at Dolce Vita at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore from 12 to 15 October 2016. Born in Ischia on the Amalfi coast, Chef Mazzella’s culinary passion started when he was a child as he became fascinated by the scents from his father’s vegetable garden, then falling in love with his mother’s cooking in the kitchen. With his firm belief of incorporating local seasonal ingredients, Chef Mazzella features outstanding dishes with natural flavours.
Diners can look forward to a variety of chef signatures, such as the appetising merluzzo in olio, slow poached cod topped with green pea coulis, olives and capers, or the seared cappesante scallops served with cauliflowers, vanilla and grapefruit. Other highlights include the handmade tagliolini with beetroot and a hint of calamari and lime, Boston lobster-stuffed tortelli, tarragon and buffalo milk burrata, the flavourful slow braised Australian brasato beef cheek paired with roasted mushrooms, as well as the enticing tagliata Wagyu beef sirloin, seared to tender perfection alongside artichokes and bergamot.
Add an elegant finish to the meal with the classic tiramisu made of espresso, lady fingers and mascarpone mousse, or indulge in the tantalising ricotta, a tantalising dessert of sheep’s milk ricotta mousse, raspberry and Bronte pistachio. Available daily from 12 to 15 October 2016, a three-course lunch is priced at 68 per person and a four-course lunch is priced at SGD 88 per person. A four-course dinner is priced at SGD 98 per person and a five-course dinner is priced at SGD 118 per person on 12, 14 and 15 October 2016. For reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 6885 3500. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.
With a total score of 95.9 out of the maximum of 100, Fairmont Peace Hotel has just won the top place in being the best hotel in China at the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards which celebrates the best of the best in travel. This year, travelers from around the globe were invited to vote on their choice of the finest hotels and travel destinations in the world. More than 300,000 travelers took part in the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey.
Indulge in a selection of classic cocktail infusions at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore's BAY@5 and the Axis Bar and Lounge between now and 31 December 2016. Select from the Mandarin Negroni with citrus notes to the refreshing Ginger Snap at S$26++ each.
It has been one year since Ash & Elm was introduced in the iconic InterContinental Singapore which is located along Middle Road in Bugis. From now until 23 November 2016, indulge in a host of dining deals from semi-buffet lunches to daily dinner deals and even a bubbly brunch on Sundays. Find out all about the special dining deals at Ash & Elm now!
Singapore's most iconic hotel, the Raffles Hotel Singapore will be undergoing major restoration works beginning 2017 and the hotel has plans to close late-2017 for a grand opening in quarter two of 2018. The last restoration was conducted between 1989 and 1991 where the hotel closed for a full two and a half years.
One of Singapore's oldest (and definitely my favourite!) Italian restaurant, Pete's Place (located within the Grand Hyatt Singapore) has just gotten a brand new Chef de Cuisine - Chef Cataldo Chiloiro who has over 25 years of culinary experience under his belt. A newly-refreshed a la carte menu has also unveiled as part of this change.
Available on weekdays (expect Public Holidays) from 12PM to 230PM daily, enjoy a Dim Sum Set Lunch at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar from just S$28++ per person. Located within the Grand Park Orchard, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar is known for her classy dim sum and killer cocktails (alongside that famous char siew that everyone goes crazy for).
A management agreement between OUE Limited and Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd will set Oakwood to manage the brand new Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore (located at OUE Downtown) which is located in the Lion City's commercial district. This property will add to Oakwood's award-winning portfolio of the finest serviced apartments in the world.
The brand new Novotel Suites Hanoi has just opened in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, and it offers travellers a brand new accommodation option in the heart of the city. Travellers will be able to choose from 87 spacious studios and 64 one, two and three bedroom apartments. The Novotel Suites brand offer suite-type units that are spacious and functional, and can be adapted into a working or reception area. The rooms, which accommodate up to four people, come with a kitchenette and several amenities that cater to all types of guests and for different lengths of stays.
In a world-first partnership between Qantas and Airbnb, Qantas Frequent Flyer members are now given the opportunity to earn Qantas Points whenever they book their Airbnb accommodation via qantas.com. All 11.4 million Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn one Qantas Point for every AUD that they spend on any one of Airbnb's 2.5 million accommodation listings across 191 countries.
The Hilton Singapore's il Cielo restaurant has been on my list of recommendations ever since I checked it out for dinner one evening during a media tasting. The poolside restaurant is also located on the roof so the view is actually quite nice but more importantly, the restaurant is actually running a pretty good Set Lunch special from just S$25++ on weekdays.