COSMO WEEKEND GUIDE (18 MAY – 20 MAY)
18 May 2012 (Friday)
Eat: Italian Cuisine
Forget shisha. Dine in the candle’s glow of Oliva’s romantic vineyard-esque layout, located at Arab Street. Try their olive-infused spread of original recipes to the likes of Lambshank Provenzale, and Mama’s Meatball. $13 – $35 per pax.
Location: 34 Arab Street, 6291 2297
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 10.30pm
Drink: Alcoholic Milkshakes
We know a week’s worth of dieting is awful, so give that calorie-starved booty a break with alcohol-infused, thick and lusciously creamy milkshakes. Available in four tantalising flavours like the Babelicious Baileys.
Location: Full outlet listing on www.onceuponamilkshake.com
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
Play: Audi Fashion Festival
Bring out your inner Glamour Goddess at the fabulously fierce Audi Fashion Festival, and support our local designers like Max Tan, Mae Pang and Dzojchen. Tickets selling fast at Gatecrash.
Dates: 16 to 20 May
Location: Tent@Orchard, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
19 May 2012 (Saturday)
Eat: Tapas with a twist
We’d all love a Don Juan, but in times of hunger pangs no man can satisfy, Spanish cuisine hits the spot. Go loco for La Cicala Gastro Bar’s modern take on classic tapas (Spanish finger food) like the Huevos Rotos, and have a tasting platter of six or eight tapas while you’re at it!
Location: 49 Club Street, 6534 8812
Opening hours: Mon- Thur (12 – 10.30pm), Fri (12 – 11.30pm), Sat (5 – 11.30pm)
Drink: New Asia Bar
Live it up in style at New Asia Bar, located on the 71st floor of Swissotel The Stamford Hotel. Enjoy the paranomic view of the Sigapore cityscape while enjoying mugs of Tiger beer at $8, and cocktails from $12 at their “Sundowner Special” from 3pm to 9pm daily.
Location: 2 Stamford Road, 9177 7307
Opening Hours: Sun to Tue (3pm – 1am), Wed to Thur (3pm – 2am), Fri, Sat, eve of PH (3pm – 3am)
We think Lomography’s series of workshops is perfect for all artophiles out there. Be an indie queen, and learn the art of long exposure films. Cameras loaned for workshop; bring your own and get 50 percent off admission fee! Details at http://www.lomography.sg.
Location: Lomography Gallery Store, 295 South Bridge Road
Time: 7 – 8.30 pm (Summer Lights Streak on Film)
20 May 2012 (Sunday)
Eat: Charly T’s
If international cuisine tickles your fancy, we recommend Charly T’s signature dishes from the global palate, to the likes of Hawaiian- style Kalua Pork, German Chicken Schnitzel and the American Sloppy Joe. New outlet at 112 Katong.
Location: 112 East Coast Road, Level 3, 112 Katong
Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Sunday)
Drink: Soy Fun
The latest foodie craze appears to be slippery smooth beancurd … and we’re not complaining! Slurp up delicious organic concoctions such as Earl Grey soy pudding and Strawberry soy pudding. For a refreshing kicker, opt for the Lemongrass detox drink.
Location: Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Alexandra Village Food Centre, Tel: 8381 6458
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed to Sun, 9am to 9pm; Tues, 9am to 3pm
Play: Ping Pong Go- Round
Art and sports junkies can now share common ground with the Ping Pong Go-Round held on International Museum Day. Join an interactive installation piece where you are invited to pit your skills against the Singapore Table Tennis Squad Youth Association.
Location: Singapore Art Museum@8Q
Time: 5 – 7 pm. Free admission.