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Who said you have to don the colours of the national flag to be considered patriotic. Why not do what Singaporeans are good at this National Day. Yes, that is to eat and drink your way through the Nation’s Birthday. Take your pick how you want to spend 9 August at one of these dining venues.

Caffé B
2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-15 & 01-83, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972; Tel: 6887 3311 (Restaurant), 6222 2329 (Bar)

Price: $100 per person for a 5-course meal inclusive of wine pairings
When: Lunch and Dinner on 9 August 2013

Sea bass served with rustic aquapazza

Sea bass served with rustic aquapazza

Celebrate National Day with a decadent five-course meal and wine pairing at Caffé B, before venturing to the alfresco bar for terrific tipple and a spectacular view of the evening fireworks. Whet your appetite with an amuse bouche of Watermelon Gazpacho, which boasts a refreshing flavour well-complemented by the subtle floral notes of the accompanying Duende Rose il Pollenza 2011. This is followed by a tantalising starter of fresh White and Black Sesame Tuna. Next, tuck into the Homemade Cappellacci, cooked until al dente, to reveal an interior of sweet and creamy Japanese Pumpkin pureé. Topped with luxurious Eggplant Caviar, this dish features rich flavours amidst the simplicity of the ingredients, delivered bite after bite.

Afterwards, ease into a mouth-watering main paired with wine. With a glass of Porpora il Pollenza 2006 in hand, slice into a succulent slab of Gourmet Prime Striploin served with a side of tangy Papaya Salad. If you are a fish lover, you can opt for the fillet of Sea Bass served with Rustic Aquapazza, while sipping a pleasantly light Brianello il Pollenza 2008 between bites. Conclude the sumptuous meal on a sweet note with a dessert of heady Mango Pudding, embellished with the summer-hued Berries Compote. End the evening with a tipple of your choice and head up to the alfresco bar to witness the fireworks display.


7Adm Gallery Restaurant
7 Adam Park, Singapore 289926; Tel: 6463 0777

Price: $48++ for a 3-course meal; $10++ for Singapore Sling
When: 1 to 31 August 2013

7Adam's special chicken rice with grilled chicken brochette with Asian herbs

7Adam’s special chicken rice with grilled chicken brochette with Asian herbs

Celebrate Singapore’s 48th Birthday with 7Adam’s set meal during the month of August. Packed with local flavours, start your meal with appetizers such as Potato Patties “Bagadel”, Peranakan Popiah or Mini Crab with Corriangder Samosa. For the main, you can look forward to feasting on 7Adam’s Special Chicken Rice with Grilled Chicken Brochette with Asian Herbs. For a more spicy kick, the Braised Beef, “Rendang” Style with Steamed Basmati Rice and Pickled “Achar” will delight your taste buds. Not a rice queen or king, go for their Spaghetti with Prawns “Mee Rebus” style. Finish off the celebratory meal with dessert choices such as Coconut Panna Cotta With Gula Melaka, Chestnuts and Ginger Pandan Soup With Glutinous Rice Ball or Icy Mango with Sago Pearls and Vanilla Ice Cream.


Café Mosaic
76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558; Tel: 6338 8333

Price: $88++ per adult; $44 per child
When: 6:30pm to 10:30pm; 7 to 9 August 2013

Buffet spread at Cafe Mosaic

Buffet spread at Cafe Mosaic

Revel in the festive spirit of the Nation’s birthday celebration and spend quality time with family, friends and loved ones at Café Mosaic on National Day week. Specially created by Executive Chef Lee Hwee Yaw, the buffet spread features delectable local delicacies that are bound to satisfy your discerning taste buds. Kick start your meal with seafood on ice such as freshly shucked Oysters, Salmon Sashimi and Scallops. Head over to the live station and have Chef prepare for you your favourite local cuisine including Laksa, Roti Prata and Fried Carrot Cake. Other tantalising mains include Hainanese Chicken Rice, Braised Duck with Sea Cucumber, Wok-fried Sliced Beef with Scallion and Ginger, and many more. End your meal on a sweet note with mouthwatering desserts such as the signature Durian Pengat and other local sweet treats.

Enjoy 48% off Dinner Buffet at Café Mosaic with reservations and deposit made by 31 July 2013.


Level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594; Tel: 6845 1111

Lunch: $58++ per adult, $29++ per child (Daily)
Dinner: $78++ per adult, $39++ per child (Fri & Sat); $68++ per adult, $34++ per child (Sun to Thur)
When: Lunch and Dinner from 8 to 31 August 2013

Assorted sushi, sashimi, tempura and soba

Assorted sushi, sashimi, tempura and soba

What’s better way to celebrate the Nation’s Birthday than to feast on authentic local flavours at AquaMarine’s Halal-certified food stations! Be spoilt with choice with an amazing selection of popular local dishes, including AquaMarine’s signature Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as Nasi Lemak, Singapore Rojak, Roti Prata and more. You have a sweet tooth, get ready to indulge in refreshing desserts such as Soya Bean Curd with Longan and Cheng Tng. Complement these local favourites with other extensive buffet spread, such as Sushi, Sashimi and fresh Seafood.


Unit 01-02/03 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213; Tel: 6224 0088

Price: $88++ per person or $108++ per person for a six-course meal
When: Lunch and Dinner on 9 August 2013

Alfresco seatings at JING

Alfresco seatings at JING

Celebrate Singapore’s 48th Birthday oriental-style at JING at One Fullerton. Treat your palate to specially created menus by Executive Chef Yang. This modern Chinese restaurant offers gourmet menus boasting luxurious ingredients and an alfresco seating and awesome views of the Marina Bay skyline where you can be sure to catch the action of the spectacular and breathtaking fireworks display. The celebratory menus start from $88 a person (minimum two people) and the menus include the restaurant’s signature such as Kurobuta Pork Chop, Superior Fish Maw Broth, Homemade Tofu, Fillet of Red Snapper, Soft Shekk Crabs and Lobster Handmade Noodle.


Axis Bar and Lounge
Level 4 Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797; Tel: 6885 3500

Price: $42++ per person
When: 3pm to 5pm, 1 to 31 August 2013 (Additional seating for weekends and public holidays – 12.30pm to 2.30pm)

Afternoon Tea at Axis Bar and Lounge

Afternoon Tea at Axis Bar and Lounge

Delight your senses at Axis Bar and Lounge’s extravagant National Day-themed afternoon tea, where Executive Pastry Chef Cassian Tan expertly crafts much loved local flavours into an array of indulgent treats, such as the Jellified Singapore Sling, Straits Pandan Layer Cake, Malay Bandung Mousse, Soursop Fruit Cream Puff and Coconut and Gula Melaka Scones. Savoury highlights also include the Chilli Crabmeat Canapé, Smoked Salmon Mosaic with Dill Crystals and Singapore Black Pepper Cream Cheese Canapé.

Author: Javan Ng

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