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With dining restrictions recently lifted, here are the new spots to check out: Lady M’s new champagne bar, mod Iko Japanese restaurant, contemporary Korean restaurant NAE: UM, and more.
1. Lady M champagne bar
The Lady M Cake Shop has unveiled a 44-seat open-plan champagne bar in Ion Orchard, where you can toast to the lifting of dietary restrictions as well as its range of delicious dishes and cakes.
Bite your teeth into boutique exclusives like Chilled Caviar Angel Hair ($ 40) with homemade Shio Kombu dressing and European caviar, and Creamy Lobster Fettuccine ($ 32) which features chunks of Maine lobster with Alfredo sauce velvety.
Or dip your fork in the exquisite Mille Champagne Pancakes ($ 25), previously a seasonal holiday special.
Champagne is our focus here, of course, and you’ll find a curated range (starting at $ 19 ++ per glass) on its drink menu.
You can also opt for the Champagne Cake Set ($ 32) or indulge in the Afternoon Tea Weekend served with a teapot and a glass of champagne ($ 60 the set, available from July 17 for a minimum of two people).
2. Bar Ebi
Do you have a love affair with classic local dishes? You’ll want to give the Ebi Bar’s refined interpretation of beloved Singaporean dishes a boost.
Take his signature “Chao Da” or Charred Ebi Noodles ($ 14.90) for example, which adds grilled shrimp to a bowl of noodles swimming in rich, flavorful broth – and you can even personalize yours with Broth Boosters. (from $ 1.90) that add flavors like Mala, Miso, and Truffle to your soup.
For the sides, there’s also the Fried Chicken with Salted Mackerel ($ 6.90), Chef Jeff Tong’s version on the ubiquitous shrimp paste and salted egg yolk chicken, and a crispy Ebi & Vege- Crispy Donut.
Ebi Bar is located at # B1-21 Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road, Singapore 228796.
For modern Japanese cuisine, the newly opened Iko is to be discovered. Iko means “let’s go” in Japanese, and spelled backwards, it is “oki” as in okinami, which means “waves from the sea”, which explains the wave patterns on the walls of contemporary interiors with lighting. neon.
It’s hard to pick favorites here, but if we have to, it would be Japanese Black Cod ($ 38), miso-cured for 72 hours. Fork tender and bursting with flavor, we couldn’t help but go for a few seconds.
Uni-lovers will want to opt for her uni-bafun and caviar perfect-style starter ($ 28), which is based on dashi jelly and cauliflower pudding.
You can also start with the Asari, with clams in an umami broth that we would have liked to have had bread to mop up with. Or if you’re up for Somen ($ 29), you’ll love the refreshing ume-infused strands paired with a light bisque mousse, botan ebi (shrimp), and ikura.
For meats, the Iberian pluma grilled with binchotan ($ 38 ++) with carrot puree, raisins and mustard juice offers a delicious mix of sweet and savory flavors. Accompany your meal with a selection of Japanese-inspired cocktails and vegan sake.
Iko is located at 65 Neil Rd, Singapore 088897. Visit their website for more information.
4. Restaurant Casa de Rémy Lefebvre
There is a new restaurant in Chijmes for an elegant lunch or dinner. Previously at the Boucherie at the Raffles Hotel, chef Remy Lefebvre is now behind the kitchen of the restaurant Casa by Remy Lefebvre.
Make yourself comfortable in the dining room, which seats 35 and is dressed in hues of blue, ivory and sage with natural textures.
Here, he serves what he uses for contemporary wood-fired gastronomy, with an emphasis on hand-caught ingredients, of responsible origin, traditionally grown, organic and wild, and biodynamic.
Seafood and vegetables are the protagonists here, with a terrestrial animal served daily and cooked using classic wood-fired methods. Think smoked Mediterranean shrimp with a Japanese influence, a chawanmushi-inspired dish with blue mussels, line cod, and dry-aged wagyu. Lunch and dinner are priced at $ 118 ++ to $ 258 ++ for four to eight courses, and there’s a multi-course weekend brunch with champagne ($ 198 ++).
The Casa de Remy Lefebvre restaurant is located at 01-20 Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Visit their website for more information.
5. NAE: UM
It’s not hard to find barbecue or Korean cuisine across the island, but the all-new NAE: UM celebrates Korean flavors with what chef and founder Louis Han calls “Seoul Contemporary Cuisine”.
Here he weaves his heritage with international elements, influenced by his years of working in kitchens around the world.
The relaxed and elegant vibe of the restaurant, tucked away in Telok Ayer, is reflected in the food – familiar but layered with modern touches.
His menus are episodic, and Episode 1 features his favorite ingredients such as “gochujang,” a conventional Korean sauce he uses to marinate a dry-aged Challans duck.
There’s also ‘hwae’ (sashimi), an inventive take on a spicy, cold raw fish soup, which it serves instead with a tangy yuzu sauce.
And you can even choose the number of lessons you want. The dinner menu starts from $ 148 ++ for five courses, with additional dishes to complement.
NAE: UM opens on July 1 and is located at 161 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068615. Visit their website for more information.