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This Week In Food: Chef Andrew Walsh’s Irish-Inspired Menu At Cure, 28 HongKong Street’s New Dinner Menus, And Other Bites You Need To Try

Here are our favourite menus that are leaving and arriving this week.

This Week In Food: Chef Andrew Walsh’s Irish-Inspired Menu At Cure, 28 HongKong Street’s New Dinner Menus, And Other Bites You Need To Try
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As we say goodbye to yet another month and slide into the tail end of what’s proving to be a rather trying year, we’d like to reward ourselves for weathering the storm thus far — and really, there’s no better way than to do it with some good food. Scroll on — we hope you brought your appetite with you.

01 | Ce La Vi

The only thing better than a boozy Sunday brunch is one with a view — and boy, does Ce La Vi have a view to offer. The restaurant has just unveiled its aptly named Breezy Brunch event, which will take place every Saturday afternoon (sans the first weekend of the month, which is usually when Ce La Vi holds its Sky High Hawker event).

Expect free-flowing prosecco, wine and spirits, as well as signature cocktails such as the Blueberry Mule and Golden Age. As for food, guests can choose from an array of delectable mod-Asian dishes — think grilled Maimoa lamb chops, wagyu beef rendang and King salmon jicama rolls.  

For more information, visit the site here.

02 | Putien

Putien has a lot to celebrate this year: aside from turning 20, the beloved homegrown brand will also welcome a new outlet at Marina Bay Sands at the end of the year. Not that it is resting on its Michelin-starred laurels just yet: regular updates and limited-time offerings are on hand to keep the menu fresh, such as the ongoing International Putien Eel Festival. It brings with it — what else? — a bevy of fresh and flavourful eel dishes done in various ways, including in a soup packed with superfoods, and a wonderfully golden pan-fried version.

Available at all Putien’s outlets till the end of October, this year’s edition of the Eel Festival introduces two new dishes: a baked eel dressed in garlic and Puning bean sauce — which puts the spotlight on a rich fermented bean paste that’s the perfect complement to the plump eel — and the crispy fried eel bone, an addictive, fry-shaped snack that will have you reaching for more.

For more information, visit the site here.

03 | Cure

We’ve already spoken at length about how Irish cuisine is much more than just beef and potatoes — chef Andrew Walsh and his new menu are here to drive home that point. ‘Nua’ wants to showcase just how diverse Irish cuisine can be, though Walsh isn’t afraid to whip out some classic comfort foods — spud-based or not.

There’s the quintessential Guinness-infused soda bread and several nods to Ireland’s prime seafood, in the form of the umami-laden Galway oyster and Irish brown crab, along with some great dairy in the form of the buttery Tipperary Brie cheese. But the crowning jewel might just be Walsh’s unironic take on his childhood guilty pleasure, the Potato Crisp Sandwich, where crackling garlic and shallots are sprinkled atop a — wait for it — potato terrine. We’re certainly not complaining.

For more information, visit the site here.

04 | 28 HongKong Street

Miss your bar-hopping days? You’ll be glad to know that 28 HongKong Street is now offering dinner menus curated by internationally renowned chefs to go with your tasty tipples. 

These menus will change periodically to keep things fresh; first up is the menu by Michelle Bernstein from the hip Miami bar Sweet Liberty. Bernstein brings with her some Southern comfort food, including steak frites served au poivre and with Hollandaise sauce and Southern-style BBQ ribs that are accompanied by a hearty potato salad and beans. Upcoming menus will feature vibrant Cuban cuisine straight from the heart of Miami’s Little Havana — all served alongside a selection of tasty cocktails, of course. 

For more information, visit the site here.

05 | Level 33

For three nights only, Singapore’s beloved urban microbrewery will host a special four-hands dinner between executive chef ArChan Chan and Chef’s Table’s Stephan Zoisl. The occasion? They’re celebrating Austria’s 102nd National Day with a delightful assortment of traditional dishes from Zoisl’s homeland. 

The special four-course menu is available only from October 26 to October 28, and features traditional dishes — such as Zwiebelrostbraten, a classic roast beef, and Mürbteig-Apfelstrudel, a rustic, crowd-pleasing shortcrust pastry that’s stuffed with braised apples — all paired with Level33’s craft beers and Austrian wines. We might not be able to travel just yet, but this is an alternative we’d gladly take.

For more information, visit the site here.

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