THE COSMO WEEKEND GUIDE (16 DEC – 18 DEC)
16 December 2011 (Friday)
Eat: Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant’s Christmas & New Year Platters
Say hola to a Christmas feast with a Spanish twist! The platters come laden with a portion of Spanish style suckling pig roasted to perfection, carvings of herbal roasted turkey, premium honey baked ham, potato salad, grilled jumbo asparagus and Brussels sprouts. These are available for both dine-in and takeaway, till January 1 2012.
Dates: 12 December 2011 to 1 Jan 2012
Address: #01-98/99 VivoCity. Tel: 6376 8185. Open Sun to Thurs, 11am – 11pm; Fri to Sat: 11am – 12am
Drink: Starbucks at Rochester Park
Unwind with great friends and conversation over your favourite frappucino at Starbucks’ first concept store in Singapore. With its prime location within the lush greenery of Rochester Park, it’ll be hard not to feel completely relaxed. This store also aims to be eco-friendly by using energy-efficient LED bulbs and tables made of reclaimed wood, among many other initiatives.
Address: 37 Rochester Park. Tel: 6684 8538. Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs and P.H, 8am-11pm; Fri, Sat and eve of P.H, 8am-midnight
Play: Jesse Marco @ Mink
Jesse Marco is only 22 years old but he’s no music lightweight. He has spun at private parties for A-list celebrities like Heidi Klum, Denzel Washington and Karolina Kurkova. Get ready for a night of heart-thumping music! Cover charge is $28, inclusive of one drink.
Date: 16 December 2011
Address: Mink, Pan Pacific Hotel. Tel: 6337 0800
17 December 2011 (Saturday)
Eat: Maison Kayser
This brand new Parisian bakery is renowned for their buttery, flaky croissants and excellent coffee. They recommend dipping the croissant into your coffee before eating it, for a kick of flavour that’s simply divine. Perfect for whiling away a lazy Saturday morning!
Address: #B1-09, Scotts Square. Tel: 9771 1412. Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 8pm.
Drink: The Great 7-Legged Bar Crawl
Made famous by uni students from Nottingham, England, the 7 Legged Bar Crawl is where people will take part in the bar crawl in teams of seven. Six of them will be tied together in a similar fashion to a three legged race while the seventh team member will be the runner. The teams have to be dressed in fancy dress, and will move from bar to bar taking in a drink at each bar along the route. The participating bars for this inaugural event are Uncabunca, Bar Bar Black Sheep, Prince of Wales, BQ Bar, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Bull & Bear. For more information or to register for the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 17 December
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Clarke Quay & Boat Quay
Play: Crazy Christmas
Singapore’s favourite theatre folks are pulling out all the stops this Christmas with Crazy Christmas! Starring the Dim Sum Dollies, Kumar, Broadway Beng (Sebastian Tan) and many more, you’ll be charmed by this special song-and-dance extravaganza. Get your tickets at Sistic now!
Dates: 14-23 Dec 2011
Time: Tue to Fri, 8pm; Sat to Sun, 4pm and 8pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
18 December 2011 (Sunday)
Eat: 12 inch Pizzas & Records
For a hearty Sunday lunch, check out 12 inch Pizzas & Records, opened by co-founder of Timbre, Danny Loong. This casual eatery is a tribute to the man’s love of vintage vinyl records. The pizzeria is a bright, yellow-hued, retro-fitted, glass-enclosed area at V Hotel, and serves up over 20 savoury and dessert oven-baked pizzas (7- or 12-inch, thin-crusted) – mostly named after famous musicians, albums and songs.
Address: 70 Jellicoe Road, V Hotel Level 4. Tel: 6296 1622. Opening hours: Daily, 12pm–2.30pm, 6pm–10.30pm.
Drink: Maison Ikkoku
Maison Ikkodu, a multi-concept store than spans across three storeys, means “House of the Moment”. The ground floor functions as a cafe that serves up artisanal coffee by baristas who were trained by a famed Japanese celebrity barista and latte art specialist. The coffees are brewed using four different methods – filtered, french-press, drip and syphon. The second floor houses menswear and accessories sourced internationally, while the third floor features a semi-alfresco bar that’s great for chilling out.
Address: 20 Kandahar Street. Tel: 6294 0078. Opening hours: Mon to Thurs, 9am-7pm; Fri toast, 1pm -10pm; Sun 9am-6pm.
Play: The Wow Experience Christmas Carnival
This Sunday, check out the Christmas Carnival organised by the team who brought you Combat Skirmish and Laser Clay – The Wow Experience! There will be mini station games set up at the big field at Old Holland Road, with lots of prizes to be won. Best of all, if you bring a gift for the children of The Wow Experience’s adopted charity, you get to enjoy the activities absolutely free!
Date: 18 December
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Big Field at Holland Road