Curtis Stone; Boathouse New Menu; Meatworks’ Huge Steaks

My week’s been a whirlwind of events, but I’m not complaining. The 2010 Singapore Sun Festival kicked off last week with remarkable Grammy-award winning David Foster. I was fortunate enough to attend the Opening Gala Concert thanks to my lovely companion (you know who you are). There’s also a special dinner, Surfing the Menu with Curtis Stone, which I’m very much looking forward to. Celeb chef Curtis Stone, who’s in town for the festival, will be cooking up a feast at The Fullerton Hotel on Nov 5. He’ll also be showing off his culinary prowess at a cooking class with Coriander Leaf’s Samia Ahad.

In the midst of all the craziness, I was able to sail over to the Boathouse (#03-01 The Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Rd., 6538-9038) for a taste of their new menu. Executive chef Jonathon Koh maintains the focus firmly on seafood with Scottish razor clams ($32)—firm, ivory nuggets flirt with salmon cubes and tomato confit, while peeking out from under a melted Comté cheese cover. Another ode to the sea is his Maine lobster ($42) that’s been slowly braised in butter. It’s served with a luscious nantua sauce, foie pilaf and a quenelle of tomato jam for a truly satisfying plate.

Good news for us foodies. Loads of restaurants have been opening of late, such as Singapore Seafood Republic (#01-292 Waterfront, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, 6265-6777). No points for guessing what their specialty is. Jonesing for some meat instead? Then head down to one week old French bistro L’Entrecôte – The Steak and Fries Bistro (36 Duxton Hill, 6238-5700). If that’s not enough for your carnivorous tendencies, Meatworks (#04-12, #04-27/32 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 6634-0026) also opened on Oct 28. Take on the Brontosaurus (if you dare). Their signature steak is no lightweight, coming in at a whopping 1.5 kg. Happy eating!