The Disgruntled Brasserie
With the appointment of a new Chef de Cuisine – Desmond Goh – The Disgruntled Brasserie, which is the younger sibling of The Disgruntled Chef, recently unveiled a new menu featuring unique yet hearty and comforting dishes prepared with simple ingredients that are easy to source. To encourage flexibility and communal dining, the brasserie continues to offer a variety of small and large plates. Some of the must-try dishes from the small plates section include the Foie Gras & Peanut Butter Miso (S$18), served with blackcurrant, poached grapes and brioche, as well as the Gruyere Cheese Souffle (S$16), a twice baked soufflé served with caramelised onions and chardonnay fondue. For those seeking heartier items, we highly recommend ordering the pastas, which are all made fresh daily. Our top favourite is the Carbonara Taglierini (S$24), comprising three different meats: streaky back bacon, farmer’s smoked bacon and kurobuta ham – the carbonara is then topped with a perfectly cooked parmigiano reggiano crusted egg. The desserts here are equally impressive, but if you've only got space to try one, make sure to order the Baileys Crème Caramel (pictured below) (S$18), consisting of Remy Martin cherry compote, cocoa rice crisps and Kahlua ice cream.
28 Ann Siang Road. Tel: 65/6808-2184
SPRMRKT Daily and Kitchen & Bar
Bringing F&B, retail and art together in a single space is homegrown SPRMRKT concept, with the launch of SPRMRKT Daily and Kitchen & Bar that features popular favourites from its first outlet at McCallum Street, along with a new menu that focuses on European bistro-style cuisine. In keeping with its philosophy of transforming eateries into places that please the senses and inspires the mind, each item on the menu or within the outlets is carefully selected by founders Sue-Shan Quek and Joseph Yeo, based on more than just simple aesthetics. On the menu, look out for housebaked pastries and cakes, all-day breakfasts, soups, pastas and burgers that feature local and regional ingredients. SPRMRKT signatures, such as the Blackened Fish & Chips, Grilled Wagyu Burger and Carbonara, are also featured at the all-day Daily cafe, alongside an extended list of boutique wines, craft beers, juices, smoothies and organic sparkling water, cola and ginger ale. At the Kitchen & Bar, diners can enjoy European-inspired bistro bites like Monkfish Liver, Smoked Lobster Tail, Malbec Oxtail Pasta and a tantalising Earl Grey Crème Brûlée, as well as a selection of cocktails and other tipples to complete the meal. In stores, expect novel gifting ideas that come with deep traditional and artisanal roots, seasonal produce and a curated collection of old- and new-world wines, books and homeware.
#02-01, 41 Robertson Quay, STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery. Tel: 65/9736-4170