December 2016


BOAT Fans of restaurateur Beppe De Vito of Aura fame will want to try his latest venture, Braci . Occupying the top two floors of a heritage shophouse at 52 Boat Quay, this rooftop spot is cosy and intimate. The open kitchen allows diners to get up close and personal with the chefs and watch their meals take shape – eating here isn’t just sublimely delicious, but an experience to relish. The progressive Italian menu is impressive, with highlights including foie gras semifreddo with kumquats and fig vincotto ($26), tagliolini with red prawns and caviar ($38) and cannelloni with scampi, truffles, sweet peas and veal jus ($38), all of which feature in the five-course menu ($100 per person) – the best way to experience Braci. Worth trying, too, is the grass-fed beef tenderloin with chanterelles and truffle ($58) and, for dessert, the pumpkin pie with frozen yogurt and liquorice ($18); we can also vouch for the gianduiotto with frangelico cream and golden hazelnuts ($18) – yum! End with a nightcap from the extensive cocktail and spirits menu while taking in fabulous city views. 6866 1933 | BEAUTY QUAY

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• Previously located at Dorsett Residences near Outram, Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut has reopened at the new COMO Dempsey with an expanded seating capacity, including an eight-seater private room that’s great for business lunches or intimate dinners. Open for lunch, dinner and takeaway, the restaurant is known for its authentic Nyonya cuisine by Chef Malcolm Lee. Block 17A Dempsey Road. • A new kid on the Marina Bay block, Monti has opened at the iconic, spherical Fullerton Pavilion (82 Collyer Quay) previously occupied by Catalunya. The dining and drinking destination offers freshly made pastas and Italian sharing plates in an elegant setting, before turning into a hot night spot with a live DJ and craft cocktails.




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