The trail featured 3 mystery restaurants, each serving one course (a starter, main course or dessert). Following each course, we were chauffeured in style in Audi cars to the next destination!
Now, we knew why Restaurant Week helmed its popularity in Singapore!
ABOUT SINGAPORE RESTAURANT WEEK
Organized by DiningCity.com, Singapore Restaurant Week is a highly-regarded event targeting the fine dining and middle-market restaurant segments based in Singapore.
In 2010, Restaurant Week made its debut appearance in Rome, Singapore and Shanghai. Singapore has had the honour of being the “First City in Asia” to showcaseRestaurant Week. Singapore Restaurant Week has had growing success with increasing seats booked over the years with the last edition yielding over 45,000 Seats reserved in One Week!
STARTER @ XPERIENCE BAR
With a bustling crowd during the weekday, you feel totally relaxed when you step into Sofitel So Singapore.
Xperience Bar is situated at their ground level, it is decorated with an exquisite relaxing yet stylish concept.
Truffle Pao with Short Rib Stuffing. This Pao has its distinctive flavors over the truffle. The short ribs are tender. It will be more interesting if the buns come with oozing gravy.
Location: Sofitel So Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, S068876
MAIN COURSE @ VIOLET HERBS
Nicely nested along Tras Street, Violet Herbs is a modern European restaurant. Hailing from its kitchen, Head Chef Edward challenges himself with the contemporary European cuisines with the combination of natural herbs.
The innovative and eclectic tastes over his creativity dishes are superb.
Duck Confit (65 Degree), Sautéed Baby Spinach | Herbs Potato Foie Gras Duck Jus. The confit is well accompanied with the bursting flavors from the herbs potato. It’s just awesome.
Roasted Red Snapper, Almond Crust. Summer Mushroom Crustacean Bisque
With a crisped outer layer over the Roasted Red Snapper, we are delighted over the gravy that’s enhanced with natural florals, herbs and mushrooms. We wiped clean over this dish.
Location: Violet Herbs, 81Tras Street, S079020
DESSERT @ KUVO SINGAPORE
KUVO Singapore is highly noted for its lifestyle concept by having a wine lounge over 40 labels, an elixir bar with a team of mixologists, a dining restaurant. The whole ambience is like a gem found in the busy streets of Somerset.
Rum Cocoa Mousse Bar. Without overwhelming tastes of the rum, the dessert will be something for the chocolate lovers. It’s really sweet.
Location: Kuvo, 02-01, 321 Orchard Road, Orchard Shopping Centre, Singapore 238866
FUND RAISING BY DININGCITY
Also for this coming edition, DiningCity is adding a social responsibility angle by setting a target of raising $100,000 for The Food Bank Singapore, a registered charity that collects surplus food to be redistributed to organisations and people in need of food. This project is called “Two-Bucks-For-A-Truck” and the funds raised will be used to purchase a truck and convert it into a mobile food pantry – that people might one day notice driving around Singapore.
Participating restaurants will donate up to $2 per check out of their revenue, until the fund-raising target is achieved. The progress of the fund-raising will be visible via the TRIKKLE-Funding platform by CrozzBorderz, which will also enable the public to donate towards this meaningful and tangible project, simply by sending an SMS.
With Singapore as an iconic foodie paradise, food fanatics can indulge in an exciting range of cuisines from more than 100 of Singapore’s most celebrated restaurants offeringweek-long dining deals.
Priority bookings will be offered to American Express Card Members from 18 September 2015. Booking for the public will be open from 28 September 2015.
A full list of participating and DiningCity Star Awarded restaurants can be found on www.RestaurantWeek.SG.