What's new in the food scene this week
A cool new grocer has opened in Joo Chiat.
Bleu (175 Joo Chiat Road, www.bleu.sg) is a gourmet seafood grocer that specialises in dry-aged fish and offers live, chilled, frozen and cooked seafood, as well as a curated selection of meats, pantry essentials and alcoholic beverages.
You can buy items such as Live Boston Lobster (from $40 per piece) and Live Alaskan King Crab (from $138 per 1kg), then you can either get it prepped and portioned in the store, or bring them home live.
In other words, if you’re throwing a party, you should be able to feed everyone with items bought here without even touching a pot.
Good news too: Bleu is currently offering Live Boston Lobster at $30 with a minimum $50 spend at the store!
The Marmalade Pantry has refreshed its Executive Set Lunch offerings.
Available daily till Oct 31 for lunch at The Marmalade Pantry Downtown outlet, the 2-Course Executive Set Lunch is at $28 (comprising a main and a dessert), while the three course meal is at $33.
Both sets include a beverage (tea, coffee, or chilled juice).
Mains include healthier choices such as Impossible Bolognese and Cauliflower Risotto.
The Marmalade Pantry Downtown outlet is located at #01-01, Oasia Hotel Downtown. For reservations, call 6385-0741. To order online, visit https://delivery.themarmaladepantry.com.sg/.
Boyutei (28 Ann Siang Rd, #01-02) presents its first high tea curated by head chef Takuya Yamashita of one Michelin-starred Whitegrass.
The items are served in Japanese tiered boxes and priced at $69 for two, and comes with two hot brews.
The savoury items include Unagi Toast (grilled eel slices with egg omelette), Ebi Katsu (fried prawn cutlets), and Somen with Sakura Ebi.
Sweets include Hojicha Financier, and Tiramisu (dusted with matcha powder and topped with chocolate crumble).
Boyutei does not take reservations, so you need to try your luck with walk-in. Fingers crossed for you!
This month, Diamond Kitchen is offering its 10th anniversary “3 Crabs for $49.90++” promo.
You can get your crab cooked in one of 20 flavours. The must-try is the house specialty Gan Xiang version, made of spicy dried shrimp, curry powder, lemongrass, dried chillies, fermented and soy bean paste. Also recommended are the Honey Marmite Crab or the X.O Crab Bee Hoon Soup.
The offer is available at Diamond Kitchen’s Science Park ( 87 Science Park Drive, #01-01 Oasis) and Marine Parade (5000F Marine Parade Road, #01-22/23 Laguna Park) outlets.
Only on Yakuniku Day Aug 29, The Gyu Bar is offering a 1-for-1 dine-in promotion for their signature Gyu Bar Platter ($98).
The platter has eight cuts of A5 wagyu selected from Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures. Grilled on smokeless Shinpo grills, theseare served with five condiments such as house-blended yakiniku tare sauce, house-made garlic and leek sauce, and deep-fried garlic chips.
The promotion is for lunch and dinner but you’ll need to make a reservation now via 9150-3164, or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Gyu Bar is located at 30 Stevens Road, #01-08, near the entrance of Mercure Singapore on Stevens).