December 2016


Bubbles and Sweets Looking for a holiday hamper gift? We can’t think of anything better than chocolate and champagne! French artisan chocolatier, Laurent Bernard Chocolatier , known for its decadent cakes and other gourmet sweets, has rolled out some new holiday hampers this season, and at a variety of price points. The Absolute Hamper is the most indulgent by far; for $888, you get a bottle of Dom Pérignon, three boxes of chocolate (that’s over 50 pieces!), a fruit cake, jam, macaroons and other treats, all in a leather box. Other holiday hampers range from $120 to $333, with delivery options available. For more details, call 9645 9307 or visit .

New Chef, New Menu Grand Hyatt Singapore recently welcomed Chef Cataldo Chiloiro at popular Italian restaurant, Pete’s Place, along with a new à la carte menu featuring dishes like parmigiana di melanzane ($22) and wood- fired pizza burrata ($25) made with 48-hour dough.

Bringing a fresh twist to Japanese izakaya dining, The Modern Izakaya is a new restaurant-bar at Chijmes that serves a mix of traditional eats and contemporary creations. Using only imported bincho charcoal, the eatery’s kushiyaki (grilled skewers) and grilled tapas boast distinctive, smoky tastes that’ll leave you wanting more. Also expect grilled-to-perfection bites, mostly at wallet-friendly prices of $3 or $4. On top of the exotic grills and tapas, The Modern Izakaya carries a range of Japanese whisky brands such as Nikka, Hakushu, Hibiki and Yamazaki, as well as premium sake by the bottle. #01-18 Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street. IZAKAYA CRAZE



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