Wine Universe Millenia Walk Singapore is a restaurant, wine bar and retail-cellar. According to their website, it is a joint venture by a Swiss vintner, Dominique Giroud and Swiss owner, Claude Dizerens. Dominique is also the man behind Wine Universe, a leading wine retailer and brokerage in Switzerland. The Swiss heritage is also discernible from the Swiss items on the food menu and wine list.
Stärker Signature, Tanjong Pagar Centre is the latest outlet of the Starker Group. They seem to be sprouting outlets all over Singapore. As of today they have three Starker Bistro outlets, two Starker Signature and one each of Starker Music and Starker Q. It seems that the “Bistro” series have more food choices with “German signature roasts as well as popular international dishes” while the Q series at the other end “is a multi-concept bar that serves a variety of cuisines with a local touch at wallet-friendly prices“. The “Signature” outlet at Starker Tanjong Pagar is therefore something in the upper middle segment. What is common through the range is the fresh and fruity beer that Starker is known for.
The Lobby Bar 1864 Sofitel Singapore is named after the year 1864 when the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company was founded. This gesture commemorates the start of the transformation of the neighbouring district from the fishing village to the city downtown that it is today. The 1864 Bar is a lovely place. It felt like the sort of living room that we like but never had. In the age of the sharing economy, we could “own” it for a while for the price of a few drinks. We made a detour to the 1864 Bar before our lunch at the Racines restauant next to it.
Racines Sofitel Singapore is a new restaurant in a new hotel, Sofitel Singapore City Centre. It is located in the same complex as the Tanjong Pagar Centre. According to the Racines restaurant website, they serve a menu of traditional French classics and timeless Chinese dishes. The restaurant name “Racines” is French for roots. They apparently use herbs grown at the Sofitel hotel’s own herb garden. We were there for lunch.
Looking for a nice, quiet cafe to have coffee, tea and desserts in the middle of the busy Scotts Road / Orchard Road area? Lady M Scotts Square will probably meet with your approval. As we have come to expect, Lady M Scotts is an elegant place. It is located on the ground floor and fits right in with the equally immaculately groomed Scotts Square Shopping Mall on Scotts Road. By the way, Lady M cafes are referred to as “cake boutiques.”
There are not many Mexican restaurants in Singapore. Mexican cuisine is also not something that often comes to mind when the time comes to decide where to eat. As it has been some time since our last visit to a Mexican restaurant in Singapore, we thought it was time to have some Mexican for lunch. We headed for the El Mero Mero Mexican Restaurant in CHIJMES, just across the road from Raffles City.