The COVID-19 outbreak is precipitating major adjustments to lifestyles, including how we nourish ourselves. In turn, the F&B industry is rising to unprecedented challenges. And we are grateful for all the effort food establishments are making so we can hang on to one of the greatest joys of living. Here are some new dining initiatives that ensure we eat well during the pandemic.
The American cautionary tale of opening up without safeguards isn’t lost on the Zouk Group. With clubbing still suspended, the luxe nightclub has transformed into a pop-up diner called Capital Kitchen that makes safe distancing possible. This will offer both dine-in and online menus. Diners can look forward to Asian and Western dishes and sharing platters. These include yummy favourites such as Battered Fish & Chips, Royal Broth Congee and Australian Ribeye Strips (pictured above).
Capital Kitchen is also collaborating with Paparch to bring in its Burnt Cheesecake. Part of the Zouk Group, Five Guys burgers will be available for delivery, via its online menu too. And to complement the nosh, the menu includes a selection of sake, wines, spirits and bottled cocktails by Zouk featuring local-inspired flavours such as Milo Gao, Asam Guava and Teh Peng.
Do pop in for this pop-up.
Capital Kitchen is at 3C River Valley Road, 02-05 The Cannery. Order a meal or book a table here.
Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung is putting an indisputable favourite back on the menu for local gastronomes to celebrate National Day with a tasty treat. Its Steamed Chilli Crab & Pork Xiao Long Bao will be available throughout August 2020.
First introduced in 2007, the dumplings are meticulously handmade by a team of dedicated chefs. The sumptuous filling is skilfully wrapped in a fine, delicate pastry skin, pleated with 18 exquisite folds and finished with a twist at the top.
With the bold taste of pork complementing the succulent sweetness of crab meat, these dumplings are best eaten on their own. Their flavours are complete and perfectly complemented, and should be enjoyed as such. You really don’t need any condiments.
They are priced at $7.50 for a basket of four pieces. But as with anything this delicious, we expect it’s going to be hard to stop at just one basket.
To find a Din Tai Fung restaurant near you, see here.
Leckerbaer comes to town
At press time, the Danish patisserie still had a week to go before opening, but preorders for its småkager (butter cookies) were already full. Founded by Gabi and Jakob Baer Mogensen, the pastry shop makes everything from scratch and strives for the best quality in the baking process. You can witness how everything is done at its show kitchen, which puts out eight yummy varieties of småkager daily. There’s even a story behind each of them, so you’re not just enjoying their great flavours and textures. But Leckerbaer isn’t just about tarts, cakes and cookies. It also serves a tidy selection of savoury treats and an all-day breakfast menu, along with its signature lemonade and hibiscus blackberry brews, available for dine in.
Check out the new patisserie at 350 Orchard Road, Isetan Shaw House 01-k2/k3, tel. 6235 2069, or order your småkagers online here.
don’t trifle with truffle
Can’t get enough of P.S Cafe’s truffle fries? We totally understand why. Well, you’ll be happy to know that its premium truffle oil is now available for purchase.
Developed in collaboration with Italian specialised producers Geofoods, the Tartufo Bianco features the white truffle of Alba. This is, of course, the diamond standard of truffles, ensuring great flavour. Aside from real white truffle pieces, the high quality extra virgin olive oil base also makes it perfect for elevating your home dining experience. Drizzle it over your salads, scrambled eggs, pasta and soups for a touch of P.S Cafe magic to your meals. It comes in 100ml and 250ml for $25 and $45 respectively, and is available at select PS Cafe outlets. You can also order it online from PS Cafe’s website, Oddle or Deliveroo.
Order via this link, or call its concierge at 6708 9288