Cosmo Weekend Guide (6 July to 8 July)

6 July 2012 (Friday)

Eat: Antoinette at Palais Renaissance

She let them have cake, but you can dine on more than the sweet treats which Antoinette is famously known for. Their newly opened outlet at Palais Renaissance offers succulent French Style Pork belly Confit that is packed with flavour without being greasy.

Location: 390 Orchard Road, #B1-08/09/10C Palais Renaissance. Tel: 6735 6392
Time: 11am – 10pm daily

Drink: Oud Night Tea at TWG

Ditch weekday boredom, and punctuate with luxurious brews at TWG. The all-new Oud Night Tea- inspired by Oud, the most costly fragrance- consists of rolled black tea leaves with decadent woody aromas. Available till end August at all TWG outlets.

Location: 2 Orchard Turn, #02-21 ION Orchard. Tel: 6735 1837
Time: 10am – 10pm daily.

Play: The Bank @ Butter Factory

DJ Stanley, Handoyo, and Aaron spins in this 3rd instalment of ‘The Bank’- a series of parties at The Butter Factory’s Bump. Strict dress code of dresses and heels for ladies.

Location: The Butter Factory. 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02/03/04 One Fullerton. Tel: 6333 8243
Time:  10pm till late.

7 July 2012 (Saturday)

Eat: Cherry Garden

We’re going crazy for Cherry Garden’s healthy Steamed Cod Fish Fillet in Homemade Soya Sauce, at $18 per person. The restaurant’s courtyard styled interior coupled with authentic Cantonese cuisine renders a meal fit for a queen.

Location: 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Tel: 6885 3538
Time: Lunch (12 – 2.30pm), Dinner (6.30 – 10.30pm) daily

Drink: Gloria Jean’s Fruity Ice Blends

When the heat wave clocks temperatures at an all-time high, chill out with Gloria Jean Coffee’s Fruity Ice Blends. Try their Pink Grapefruit and Mango Chiller, $6.50 (Regular), for a cooling refreshment that’s packed with vitamins A and C. Available until 31 August.

Location: 68 Orchard Road, #05-20 Plaza Singapura. Tel: 6884 6260
Time: 10am – 10pm daily

Play: Japanese Film Festival

For your culture vulture weekend: head on to the Japanese Film Festival, featuring those of the 1950’s black-and-white variety, to modern films like Death of a Japanese Salesman. These exclusively screened films will be on till 8 July. Select ticketed movies from $10- $13 at TicketBooth.

Location: 93 Stamford Road, Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore. Tel: 6332 3659
Time: Visit http://sfs.org.sg/japanesefilmfestival for schedule

8 July 2012 (Sunday)

Drink: Timbre at The Arts House

A drink amidst the backdrop of the colonial Clarke Quay district is a weekend must-do. Timbre at The Arts House offers promotions after 9pm on Saturday, where you can get a Sol buckets of 5 bottles at $45++.

Location: 1 Old Parliament Lane, #01-04 The Arts House. Tel: 6336 3386
Time: Mon – Thur (6pm – 1am), Fri & Sat (6pm – 2am). Closed on Sundays.

Play: Spots & Dots

From screen printing of the 1960’s, to the fashion wares of today, polka dots prevail in an art exhibition by Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama (who also collaborated with Louis Vuitton). With a rising British artist, and queen of all things dotted herself, this exhibition is one that you wouldn’t want to miss. Admission is free.

Location: Pop & Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, 390 Orchard Road, #03-12 Palais Renaissance. Tel: 6735 0959
Time: Tue – Sat (11.30am – 6.30pm), Sun (12 – 5pm). Closed on Mondays.

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