Wine & Chef Singapore – zhi char meets enoteca at Keong Saik Road

Wine & Chef Singapore is a relatively new restaurant that opened in early 2017.  It is located in one of the shophouses along the stretch of restaurants on Keong Saik Road. It serves an eclectic mix of food items that could be from menus at a zhi char stall, a Japanese izakaya or a French bistro. It has an extensive list of Italian wines which would not be out-of-place in an enoteca in Rome. The extreme mix and match could either end up successfully as the best of both worlds or as a complete disaster. There was only one way to find out.

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Essen at The Pinnacle, Duxton Singapore – Multiple food choices

Coolest Food Courts in Singapore

Essen at the Pinnacle is a collection of food stalls in an air-conditioned space, food court style. Here you can find French cuisine by Garçons, innovative burgers by Burger Buddies, fried chicken wings by Two Wings, Italian food by La Stalla, Thai and Vietnamese fare by Viethai and a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, especially beers and ciders. Essen is located on the ground floor of the 50-storey Pinnacle at Duxton, the most impressive HDB project in Singapore so far. Do note that because it is a huge project, locating Essen at the Pinnacle can be a challenge. We suggest you head towards the part that is closest to Craig Road which runs in front of the restaurant.

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Strong Flour at Katong V

Strong Flour Freshly Made Pasta

Strong Flour at Katong V is a new casual dining restaurant serving handmade pasta and pizza. Pastas at Strong Flour are freshly made on the premises. Pizzas are rolled and baked to order. It also offers paninis, stew and a few meat and fish dishes as well as desserts and good coffee. Beer and wine are also available. Strong Flour is a nice little neighbourhood Italian restaurant and a welcomed addition to the food options in Katong V.

Strong Flour

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Atmastel South Beach – new modern casual Italian restaurant

Atmastel Italian restaurant South Beach

Atmastel South Beach is a new Italian restaurant that is also part of the second wave of restaurants that are opening up at South Beach, a recent office, retail, hotel and residential project that straddles Beach Road and Nicoll Highway. This second phase of the development is called South Beach Avenue. It enjoys a direct connection through an underground link to Raffles City.  For more about South Beach in general, see our post on the new restaurants of South Beach Singapore.

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FOO’D by Davide Oldani at Victoria Concert Hall

Pig FOO'D by Davide Oldani

Gazetted as a national monument, the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall (VTCH) along Empress Place has been beautifully restored. The historically important performing arts venue now offers elegant contemporary functional spaces with old-world charm. As ordinary Singaporeans, we had wondered why the resplendently restored VTCH had no space for a restaurant. It took a bit of time, but 2 years after its re-opening VTCH has added a restaurant – one with Michelin Star pedigree at that. FOO’D by Davide Oldani at Victoria Concert Hall offers a menu conceptualised by celebrity Chef Davide Oldani, chef-owner of the one Michelin-starred D’O in Cornaredo, a municipality in Milan in the Italian region Lombardy.

FOO'D restaurant Victoria Concert Hall

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Set Lunch at Acqua e Farina Singapore

Today, we take you with us to our set lunch at Acqua e Farina Singapore, the Italian restaurant at Rail Mall in Upper Bukit Timah.  This restaurant was formerly known as Galbiati Gourmet Deli until late last year.  ” Acqua e Farina” means water and flour in Italian – essential ingredients which go into making pizza and pasta.  Always popular with folks working in this part of town because of the free parking available, Rail Mall now gets even more human traffic with the opening of the new Hillview Station on the Downtown Line which is a 5 minute walk away.

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