Singapore Restaurant Week is back this October 2013 for its 7th edition! Mark your calendars for 7 – 13 October and get ready to dine out.
How Singapore Restaurant Week Works
During Singapore Restaurant Week, all participating restaurants will offer exclusive three-course menus for lunch and dinner priced at $25*+++ and $35*+++ respectively. *Please note that DiningCity Star-Awarded restaurants charge a supplement of $15 for lunch and $20 for dinner. View list of all participating restaurants.
Clearly this is a fantastic opportunity to eat out at restaurants that you’ve been wanting to go to. For less than $50, you get to enjoy three course prix-fixe menus and as participating restaurants have allocated seating times to accommodate as many diners as possible, seats get booked really fast. You can only book online via restaurantweek.sg from 11 September 2013 onwards, but below are two ways for advance booking.
Pre-booking for Singapore Restaurant Week
1. American Express Cardmembers^ enjoy exclusive priority booking privileges from 4 September 2013 before booking is open to the public from 11 September 2013. All bookings can be made online from 11 September 2013 at www.restaurantweek.sg, a dedicated website with unique technology for online and real-time reservations. ^Applicable to all American Express Cards issued directly by American Express International, Inc. in Singapore (excluding American Express Corporate Cards and American Express Cards issued by DBS, UOB and EZ-Link Pte Ltd)
2. Subscribers to the DiningCity.SG newsletter will enjoy advance booking from 9 September 2013. To sign up for the newsletter, simply log on to www.DiningCity.SG.
Singapore Restaurant Week Media Food Trail
I was invited to join a media food trail for Singapore Restaurant Week and had the good fortune to check out three of the participating restaurants, both to get to know the restaurants as well as some items that the chefs have prepared for the prix-fixe menus.
First stop: MARUGOTO SHOKUDOU.
This unassuming Japanese eatery in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio is helmed by Executive Chef, Quek Weili. The homegrown chef has a wealth of kitchen experience, having trained under some of the most renowned Japanese personalities in the industry. Conceived in 2012, this casual Japanese dining eatery is commited to bringing affordable and quality Japanese cuisine to the communities in the heartlands.
Deep Fried Lotus Root with Fish Paste.
Sliced Duck Breast with Special Miso Paste.
Unagi Dashimaki – Japanese Omelette rolled with Eel.
Seared Tuna with Juveline Seaweed and Vine-Grated Dressing.
During Singapore Restaurant Week, the prix-fixe menu items will be paired with alcoholic beverage, such as the Japanese Plum Sake on Crushed Ice and Koh no Tsuki Gingjo Reishu – seen above. Else you can also opt for green tea (iced or otherwise), but why waste the sake? ;P
Second stop: ZAFFERANO.
This rooftop Italian restaurant has an amazing view that will certainly adds to your dining experience. Helmed by Chef Fabio Cuccheli who’s original from Milan, the food served here is based on Chef Fabio’s culinary philosophy and passion that revolves around preserving an ingredient’s natural flavours while complimenting them with other fresh and seasonal produce.
Amuse of Prosciutto and Mozzarella.
Baby Organic Free Range Chicken with Truffle Farce, Porcini Mushrooms, Beet Root and Herb Salad.
A glass of Malbec anyone? :)
Third stop: OTTO LOCANDA.
Combining traditional Italian culinary experience with authentic Italian recipes, Chef Marco Violano is Head Chef at OTTO Locanda. Chef Marco has worked at the Four Seasons in London and Milan before deciding to share his true love or Italian food with Singaporeans and moved here in 2008.
Tiramisu Al Caffe – Traditional Tiramisu with Espresso Coffee Sauce.
A crisp glass of Hèita dessert wine to cap off the meal.
Have I gotten you excited about Singapore Restaurant Week yet? There are so many restaurants to pick from and for the first time, the popular week-long gastronomic affair will now include healthy gourmet options in response to increasing requests since its debut in 2010. Health-conscious food lovers can now look forward to new healthy gourmet creations at top notable restaurants such as Salt Grill & Skybar, J’s , Oso Ristorante, 7Adam restaurant, KUMO restaurant, Zaffron, Onaka restaurant and more.
Remember to book early and happy eats!
More information available on Singapore Restaurant Week website.