Lollapalooza, sister to small-plates restaurant Lolla, opened last Monday. The 70-seat eatery has a menu which changes daily. On the menu now are braised tuna eye with salsa verde ($48) and black figs stuffed with merguez, a spicy sausage, and wrapped in bacon ($15).
Where: 1A Keong Saik Road
Open: 6 to 11pm for dinner (Monday to Saturday). Lunch and Sunday brunch are slated to be offered from May onwards
Info: Call 6221-3538 or go to www.lollapalooza.sg
+39 GELATO BAR
This 40-seat parlour serves gelato which is freshly made daily. There are eight flavours - four of which, such as dark chocolate, are permanent.
The other four, such as Frozen Aperol Spritz, an alcoholic sorbet topped with crispy prosecco wine and a twist of orange, change according to the chef's creativity or by popular demand.
If you have the gelato in-house, it is served in chilled metal cups. Prices begin at $7.50++ for a small cup, which includes a topping and garnish.
You can pair it with a glass of spirit such as Baileys ($9++). Take-away servings come in cups of small to large sizes and prices start from $5.50.
Where: 29 Circular Road
Open: 11am to 11pm from Monday to Saturday
Info: Call 6532-0380 or go to www.plus39gelato.com
BAR BAR BLACK SHEEP
Bar Bar Black Sheep has opened its fifth outlet at Holland Village.
Have salmon ($9.90) and scallops ($9.90), both of which are grilled medium rare with sea salt. Other offerings include curry katsu don ($11.90) and tempura tiger prawn soba ($13.90).
Besides cocktails and craft beers, this branch also offers Japanese sake and single-malt whisky.
Where: 17D Lorong Liput
Open: Noon to 2.30pm and 5.30 to 11pm (Monday to Thursday), noon to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to midnight (Friday), noon to midnight (Saturday) and noon to 11pm (Sunday)
Info: Call 6463-2161 or go to www.bbbs.com.sg
Enjoy pastries and buy clothes from fashion label Ohvola at Boufe, which stands for Boutique Cafe.
It seats 40 indoors and 25 outdoors and its offerings include Triple B, which is croissant, scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, sausages, sauteed mushrooms and greens ($21); iced chamomile mint tea ($5.50); and Opera cake ($7).
Where: 01-01 Phoenix Park, 308 Tanglin Road
Open: 8am to 10pm (Tuesday to Friday), 10am to 10pm (weekend)
Info: Call 6734-7656 or go to www.boufesg.com
Music producer, composer and photographer Andrew Lum, 49, has set up a space in Portsdown Road that serves omakase meals and cocktails. It aims to feature photo exhibitions from next month and music showcases from May.
The bar seats 60 and offers omakase meals at $95 a person. Dishes include onsen tamago with yuzu ponzu, a citrus-based sauce, topped with shaved monkfish liver and salmon roe. Cocktails with an Asian twist are offered at $25 nett.
Where: 01-01 Infinite Studios, 21 Media Circle
Open: Noon to 3pm for lunch and 6pm to midnight for the cocktail bar from Monday to Saturday. There are two omakase seatings at 6.30 and 8.30pm nightly, which takes 12 each
Info: Call 6334-4816 or go to www.facebook.com/dstllryco
This article was first published on March 15, 2015.
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