And we’re into the next quarter of the year. On the food front, the headlining event for April belongs to World Gourmet Summit, where they’ll be an entire smorgasbord of dining events to check out. But as with every new month, come a couple of good reasons to head out for a heady night of booze, fun and joy; be it trying out Singapore’s latest craft beer with your buddies or having an intimate HTHT over some sensory-focused tipples.
There’s plenty of wine and whisky to go around
With events like St Patrick’s Day and Singapore Cocktail Festival all coming to an end last month, you might be pining for another big-scale boozy event. This month, there’s the spring edition of 1855 The Bottle Shop’s now-famed Wine & Whisky Week. Taking place at Suntec City from Apr 19-30, this edition of the event will feature more than 500 wines and whiskies. Among them are a wide array of Old World and New World pinot noirs, magnums from seven esteemed Bordeaux estates and award-winning labels from Australia, Spain and more. Details here.
Singapore’s “longest brunch” goes on till midnight
If you’ve ever felt that a two- or three-hour Sunday feast simply isn’t decadent enough, Monti at the Fullerton Pavilion has just the thing for you. Taking place every Sunday from Apr 16, Monti Festino kicks off at noon and doesn’t wind down until midnight. From noon till’ 3pm, tuck into a lavish Italian-style buffet spread, which includes a wide selection of seafood on ice, a live risotto station, a live carving station and pasta from the kitchen. But what you really want from this brunch is to go for their “Amp Your Mojito” and DIY Bloody Mary booths, where you spike your own drinks before heading up to the rooftop to get your groove on all the way until midnight.
Singapore says hello to its newest homegrown craft beer line
Last summer, we got pretty excited about the arrival of two new Singaporean microbreweries: Jurong-based Innocence and crafty crowd-pleasers Crossroads. (The latter, by the way, recently got on the catalogue at our favorite bottle delivery app, BottlesXO.) Well now we have a new contender in town, a corporate-type turned brewmaster named John Wei and his line of craft beers, Brewlander. We’re particularly excited to try Love, their wild IPA, made with wild yeasts and New World hops, promising “a tropical medley of pineapple, mango and passionfruit aromas”. The strong of heart and palate should try Courage, their bitter, five-hop-blend double IPA. Sound good? Try Brewlander now before they run out at any of these 15 venues.
Another reason to drop by Tippling Club
Tucked away on the corner of Duxton Hill and Tanjong Pagar lies Chef Ryan Clift’s molecular-leaning degustation restaurant and bar that continues to surprise and wow people. This month, Tippling Club is taking it up a notch with The Sensorium Experience, a three-day immersive affair where you can enjoy tipples from the aroma-focused Sensorium menu and a classic five-course degustation menu in three unique rooms. More here.
Block parties will never run out of style (or booze)
Who can forget the epic block party on Amoy Street last November? Curated by The Spa Esprit Group, the exciting, mostly alcohol-fuelled Amoy St Bloc Party is having its next run on Apr 23. It’ll be similar to last year’s edition, featuring live music, fun activities and bars and restaurants around the precinct. Even though the full line-up is still in the works, naturally friendly neighbors such as Southeast Asian fusion joint Ding Dong, Argentinian steak eatery Bochinche, Sichuan cafe Birds of a Feather, New York cocktail bar Employees Only, contemporary Japanese date night spot Le Binchotan, diner-vibed Burger Joint, lovely Aussie-leaning Maggie Joan’s and wine bar and lunch spot Gemmills will be there to serve their signatures. The previous edition saw Airmocks, a dance-off on a Jeep Wrangler and an athletic circuit try-out by F45 Training Amoy Street. More here.
Beers and wines going for $10
If you thought Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar’s $5 French wines were off the charts when they opened a couple weeks back, well, Tap, the open concept bar at Capitol Piazza with a wide selection of beers including 20 rotating international craft labels on draft and 80 different bottled craft beers, wines, and spirits, has extended their rather generous promotion all the way to May, where you can throw back pints of beers or glasses of wine for $10 each. Talk about a boozy affair. More here.