SAVOUR: CÉ LA VI, THE GARAGE, 2AM:DESSERTBAR

Each week, we shortlist the best spots in a city to satisfy your food and drink cravings. Treat yourself to a cozy picnic at UNESCO World Heritage Site Singapore Botanic Gardens, enjoy elevated hawker fare 57 floors up, and tuck into exquisite cakes from feature film Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles.

Hearty picnic in the great outdoors: The Garage

If you’re in need of a good dose of sunshine and nature—like most of us are, consider a charming picnic in the lush Botanical Gardens. The Garage has collaborated with homegrown event services brand, Packdd Singapore, to offer Picnic Buzz-kets. Available from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day, the picnic fare includes pizzas, salads, and sandwiches, as well as lighter bites like sliders and fries. Diners have the option of adding cocktails or wine and cheese, if that’s to their liking. Best of all, each picnic package comes with decorative picnic mats, a foldable table, fluffy cushions, and battery-operated candlelight for a cozy experience.

More information here.

Credit: CÉ LA VI

Elevated hawker fare on the roof: CÉ LA VI 

Fancy tucking into your favourite hawker dishes at a stylish rooftop destination 57 floors up? Book your seats for CÉ LA VI’s third edition of Sky High Hawker, happening on October 3 and 4. Local chefs and hawkers alike will each be showcasing their signature dish alongside a special creation for the occassion. Diners can enjoy treats from popular local spots like New Ubin Seafood, Cafe Mariam, Haron Satay from East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Authentic Chai Chee Minced Meat Noodle, and Yu Huang Roasted Delight. Meanwhile, there’ll be menu items from BAO by CÉ LA VI and refreshing cocktails crafted from Brass Lion Distillery Singapore. Dishes are priced from S$10.

More information here.

Credits: 2am:dessertbar

Cakes from the big screen: 2am:dessertbar

Affectionately known as Singapore’s dessert queen, award-winning pastry chef Janice Wong has unveiled a new high tea menu, which will run every weekend at 2am: dessert bar from October 3 to November 1. This new menu celebrates her part in Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles, a documentary film that sees celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi assemble a star-studded team to put on a Versailles-themed culinary gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Priced at S$45 per person, the menu includes prosecco raspberry jelly from Bompas & Parr, a strawberry champagne cake from Dinara, as well as Janice’s chestnut quince cake with lemon curd, chantilly and chocolate chestnut mousse.

More information here.

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