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Tinto – Party it up with a Spanish feast!

Tinto is the name of the game here but first, a little preamble about Spanish food in Singapore. When I think about Spanish food here, there are two names that come to mind. Chef Jose Alonso and chef Daniel Chavez. These are the two protégés of esteemed chef Santi Santamaria of 3-Michelin starred El Raco […]

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Naked Finn – A Sustainable Journey of Special Seafood Delights.

Naked Finn sure looks and feels different from the first time I had visited it nearly 10 years ago. When it first opened, the space and seating plan gave it more of a buzzy hotspot feel. I recall sitting counter-side, tables packed tight, chatting with the chefs as they dished out plates of their seafood-driven […]

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Claudine Restaurant – French Farmhouse Finesse!

Claudine Restaurant opened its doors at the end of 2021, and fans of Julien Royer (of 3-Michelin-starred Odette) would have rejoiced at the notion of more frequent visits to a more “casual” sister restaurant. Yes, it is more casual, spotted a few men in dress shorts, but make no mistake, the prices aren’t “casual”. I’d […]

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Terra Madre at Dempsey – “Natural” Dining, Brunch and Dinner review.

Terra Madre is a relatively new kid on the Dempsey block. Located a hop away from the main restaurant area, the “natural food” restaurant features a menu with a distinctly Aussie slant. They don’t specifically refer to their cuisine as Australian but it does send those vibes my way, for sure. It was last November […]

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Moonbow – New Fine-Dining at Dempsey

It has been a while since I’ve checked out a new, fine-dining restaurant. I’ve been revisiting familiar places, either out of laziness or just not being interested in any of the new openings over the past few months. But I decided to make a little more effort for lunch last week, and did an online […]

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The Butcher’s Wife – Showcasing Gluten-free & Natural Wines

{Update: 7 March 2020} The Butcher’s Wife has been running their popular 5 Bites, 5 Wines monthly dinners for some time now, but I only finally discovered what the fuss was when I dined there last month. Chef Mariana Campos D’ Almeida expresses her Brazilian heritage and fermentation fascination with a good melange of Asian […]

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Atout – Classic French Bistro Dining at Dempsey

Atout certainly has all the trappings of a “pretty” night out. Just its location at the former grounds of Au Petit Salut is one huge hint about how charming the place is going to be. You’re surrounded by greenery, the vibe inside is bistro style and it just has a certain “je ne sais quoi” […]

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Open Farm Community goes Kampong French!

When I think Open Farm Community, I think urban farming and local. Just walking into the verdant premises inspires one to go all green thumbed – almost all. I have no interest in growing my own greens, but am more than happy to support the movement by eating what’s grown locally. We all do our […]

Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy’s indulgent Gluten and Dairy-Free menu!

I’ll be the first to admit the thought of going to a gluten- and dairy-free restaurant makes me want to run up Bukit Timah Hill (no, seriously?) but hey, curiosity got the better of me. So, when I was invited to try out Open Door Policy’s new GF-DF only menu, I shoved aside any preconceived […]

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Corner House at the Botanic Gardens

Corner House is a great go-to for a special meal. I’ve had a couple of lovely long lunches there, and recently, tried out their degustation dinner, post-Michelin star win. Let’s get that one comment about service out of the way before I talk about the food. For the past few years, whenever I’ve made reservations […]