THE COSMO WEEKEND GUIDE (10 FEB – 12 FEB)
10 February 2012 (Friday)
Eat: The Exchange
The beef patties at this yuppie hangout boast a customised lean-to-fat ratio, making the burgers here an absolute fave. What’s more, nearly everything served here is made from scratch, even the sauces. Talk about dedication!
Venue: 8 Marina View, #01-05 Asia Square Tower 1, Tel: 6636 1200
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8am – 12am; Sat, 11.30am – 12am; Closed on Sun
Drink: Confused Cooks
Located along the shophouses in Arab Street, this cosy bistro offers a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out their wide selections of craft beers from UK, Australia, Belgium and more! Happy Hour is from 3pm to 7pm daily.
Venue: 25 Arab Street, Tel: 6396 8422
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs, 11am – 10pm; Fri & Sat, 11am – 12am; Closed on Tues
Play: Jazz By The Beach
Who says romance is non-existent in Singapore? Every Friday in February, you and your man can cuddle up under the stars to enjoy a dreamy night of jazz. It’s the perfect way to greet the weekend!
Venue: Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05/06 Sentosa, Tel: 6274 9668
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs, 9am – 11pm; Fri & Sat, 9am – 1am; Sun & PH: 9am – 11pm
11 February 2012 (Saturday)
Eat: La Maison Fatien
With its French staff and quintessential French decoration – think soft lighting and whitewashed window frames – you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a charming Parisian bistro. Be sure not to miss out on the perfectly crispy duck confit and the to-die-for escargots.
Venue: 76 Duxton Road, Tel: 6220 3822
Opening Hours: Mon to Friday, 12 noon – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Sat, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Closed on Sundays
Drink: Note Di Sicilia
While Note Di Sicilia may be the first ice cream bar in Singapore to serve Sicilian gelato, 0ne little-known fact is that they serve scrumptiously yummy cocktails as well! We loved the Champagne Fragola, which is a combination of champagne and strawberry granite. For those who love caffeine, try the Sicilian coffee – a mix of whisky and traditional coffee granite. Mmm, mamma mia!
Venue: Address: 3D River Valley Road, #01-14 Clarke Quay, Tel: 8168 4340
Opening Hours: Mon to Tues, Thurs, Sun, 12.30pm – 1am; Wed, Fri & Sat, 12.30pm – 3am
Play: Charity Weekend Purrzaar
Cat lovers, this one’s for you! Check out this cat-themed flea market, with its wide variety of quirky cat-related merchandise and crafts by local artists. There’ll be hand-printed tote bags and notebooks with cat prints as well as handmade cat dolls, jewellery and accessories. Proceeds from this weekend purrzaar goes to Blessing Home, a privately-run cattery.
Dates: 11 & 12 Feb
Time: 12pm – 6pm
Venue: Stacked dim sum bar, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13, The Quayside, Tel: 9362 3626
12 February 2012 (Sunday)
Eat: Yummy Viet
Serving up authentic, affordable Vietnamese fare like fresh, crunchy spring rolls and beef pho, this Vietnamese cafe is so popular, it has now opened a new outlet in Geylang. They’re open till 5am daily, making it a great spot for supper.
Venue: 704 Geylang Road, Tel: 6841 5653
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 5am
Drink: Drips Bakery Café
A frothy cup of cappuccino paired with pastries is sometimes all you need for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Between their signature banana bread, berry tarts, chocolate marbles and walnut cakes – all prepared by former Shangri-La chef Alfred Chan – you’l surely be spoilt for choice.
Venue: 82 Tiong Poh Road, #01-05, Tel: 6222 0400
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs; 11am – 9.30pm; Fri & Sat, 11am – 11pm
Play: Laneway Festival 2012
Laura Marling. Feist. The Horrors. Wu Lyf. And many more … The annual Laneway Festival is every indie and twee lovin’ hipster’s dream come true. For 12 hours straight, you’ll be treated to non-stop audiogasms. Note: Skinny jeans and Ray-Bans optional. Get your tickets at http://www.sistic.com.sg
Date: 12 February
Time: 1.30pm to 1.30am
Venue: Fort Canning Park