Eat to live, or live to eat? Among other things, COVID-19 Circuit Breaker is making us ask ourselves this again. Certainly, we scrambled to get hold of the things we need to survive at the start. Yep, some of us depleted supermarket shelves of items like rice. But now that we’ve settled into viable routines, we are ready to resume indulging our taste buds and eating well again. And F&B operators, who have scrambled to adjust to social distancing rules, have come up with creative dining options and arrangements.
call me by my new name
We definitely miss dining out at beautiful restaurants like the Riviera Forlino. But thanks to delivery services, staying safe at home doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the great food they serve.
Formerly known as Forlino, the restaurant has reinvented itself with fresh and elegant interiors and a new name that better reflects the wonderful flavours of the Mediterranean coast. Along with this rebranding, it has put Remy Carmignani in charge of the kitchen. As executive chef, Carmignani is revved up to take diners on a gastronomic tour across the Mediterranean peninsula. His new menu offers well-balanced flavours from the provenance of quality ingredients.
“The dishes at Riviera Forlino not only pay homage to my roots, it reflects the fresh bounty of the Mediterranean region and my multicultural culinary experiences,” he tells us.
Chef Carmignani grew up close to the Ardèche and Drôme in France’s Rhône valley. As a boy he enjoyed watching his grandmother cook. He himself has been cooking professionally for 15 years, feeding people in Paris, Doha and Marrakech before arriving in Singapore. Notably, the 33-year-old was part of the team that helped Quisine by Guy Savoy maintain its three-Michelin Star standing.
Explore the menu and dining solutions here.
Burger and Beer to go
In times like these, we owe our sanity to establishments like Level 33. It is making its delicious food and freshly brewed craft beer available for delivery (and takeaway too). The joint’s Circuit Breaker menu features favourites from its dine-in menu, but also has fun innovations such as the Hainanese Chicken Burger, as well as vegetarian and fish options.
As for drinks, its refreshing Blond Lager and India Pale Ale are available bottled, as is its unique Brut Beer. A select list of wines exclusive to Level 33 such as Rockford Basket Press are also available for purchase and delivery at this time. Orders can be made either via WhatsApp or the restaurant’s online “shopping” system.
See the menu here. Whatsapp your orders to 8511 4613.
sustenance for heroEs
To make sure we aren’t deprived of our favourite foods while we stay safe at home, Olivia & Co launches a delivery and takeaway menu.
Available for order is a spread of comforting and exciting flavours from around the world. The delectable selection includes tasty pastas (like the Truffle Mushroom Pasta above), burgers, entrees and beverages, from just $10.
During these extremely challenging times, Olivia & Co also joins hands with Ola Beach Club, Mr Biryani and The Salted Plum to participate in Octava Foundation’s Covid-19 initiative with Agape Connecting People. The foundation is sponsoring meals for staff manning the Covid-19 National Hotline for a total of 50 days. Not all heroes wear capes. Some don aprons while others wield keyboards.
Explore food options here, then call or WhatsApp 6337 2518 to place orders.
be your own master chef
Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford are introducing a series of recipe kits so you can continue to enjoy good food at home. Each recipe kit consists of ingredients and instructions for you to cook your favourite dishes (such as the Kurobuta Pork Chop above).
Perfect for adventurous foodies, the dishes can be whipped up in as little as 15 minutes. Each kit also comes with a complimentary side of a fresh aquaponics salad. New recipes are also launched every week to keep things varied and interesting.
See the full range of kits here, or call 6431 6156 for details.
To learn about more food trends and directions, see here.