JULY 2017


Me@OUE OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay 6634 4555 | me-oue.com

Take your tastebuds on a world tour with a French starter, a Chinese main and a Japanese dessert, as this rooftop restaurant-bar, helmed by executive chef Sam Chin Han Ling, uniquely serves all three cuisine types. It’s not a fusion restaurant, however; rather, there are three individual kitchens fromwhich diners can order different complementary dishes. Me@OUE recently introduced a four-course chef’s tasting menu (from $98), which represents all three cuisines, as well as an omakase menu that features a fresh, whole fish flown in from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market; the chef can prepare the fish three ways – Japanese, French and Chinese-style – so you just need to choose which cooking method and flavour you’d like. This also goes for the highly prized Kumamoto wagyu that can now be found on both the tasting and the à la carte menus – choose from a raw tartare ($52) or wok-fried kung pao version ($60), or ask to have the meat Japanese charcoal grilled or

pan-seared and butter-basted the French way (from $88, depending on the cut). Psst! Don’t miss pre- or post-meal cocktails on the terrace – this place has unbeatable Marina Bay views.

GREAT FOR: Power lunches, romantic date nights and alfresco cocktails

While chef Daniel originally devised a strictly Spanish-style seafood menu, he adopted a Latin twist after requests from patrons that his Peruvian-inspired “specials” become mainstays, along with various meat options. Signatures here include the pulpo a la brasa (grilled octopus; $24), fish ceviche with lime, chilli and red onions ($24), cochinillo “Ola” (whole roasted suckling pig with orange caramel, and sweet and sour sauce; from $48) and churros with warm chocolate sauce ($15), plus six different paellas (from $38) including a squid ink version. In honour of Ola’s fifth anniversary, the restaurant has rotating daily specials all month long, plus a “Paellada” party on 30 July (12 noon to 4pm), where chef Daniel will play host to chefs Rishi Naleedra (Cheek by Jowl), Asai Masashi (Bincho) and Mario Malvaez (Tono Cevicheria). All four chefs will serve their special takes on the traditional Spanish rice dish ($150 per person, including free-flow food, wine and other drinks). Visit olarestaurant.sg/latest- events for more details. GREAT FOR: Business lunches and quiet dinner dates


Ola Cocina Del Mar #01-06 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 12 Marina Boulevard 6604 7050 | olarestaurant.sg Helmed by Peruvian chef Daniel Chavez, this Spanish spot has a cosy, homey feel with none of the stuffy vibes that you may find at some other CBD eateries. The open-kitchen design makes the counter the place to sit, as it’s where most of the action takes place, especially at lunchtime when it’s packed to the gills.



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