Cosmo Weekend Guide (31 August to 2 September)

31 August 2012 (Friday)

Eat: Dinner at Gastrogig

Gastrogig debuts with a three-night-only Portuguese gastronomic treat, courtesy of award-winning celebrity chef and restaurateur Henrique Sa Pessoa. Sink your teeth into mouth-watering dishes like seafood caldeirada with sweet potato and lamb loin with creamed spinach.

Location: Sime Darby Centre Rooftop, 896 Dunearn Rd, Tel: 6474 6347
Time: Cocktails at 6.30pm, Dinner starts at 7.30pm sharp

Drink: Soju Cocktails at Sarang

Enjoy cocktails Gangnam style at Sarang, a trendy Korean restaurant at Orchard Central that offers a lovely view of the shopping belt. Try the Mojito Makgeolli Cocktail or Fruit Soju Cocktails – available in kiwi, watermelon and lemon flavours – for just $10 each.

Location: #07-01 Orchard Central, Tel: 6773 1322
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs, 12pm – 10pm; Fri & Sat 12pm – 11pm

Play: Italian Opera at Esplanade

Get sappy with Italian romance, Manon Lescaut, the first great operatic success of Giacomo Puccini, one of the world’s greatest Italian composers. To mark the 88th anniversary of Puccini’s passing, the opera will premier in Singapore for a limited time period. Tickets are available from Sistic, from $25 to $130.

Location: Esplanade Theatre
Time: 31 Aug to 4 Sept, 8pm

1 September 2012 (Saturday)

Eat: Lunch at Pirates on Robertson Quay

We’ll spare you the Jack Sparrow references and just tell you what’s on board. White wine mussels, crab pizza and an array of alcohol, ranging from cocktails (from $11) to house pour spirits (from $10) to wines (from $11). Our verdict? Aye, aye captain!

Location: 86 Robertson Quay, Tel: 6735 5300
Time: Mon to Thurs, 5pm – 12am; Fri to Sat, 5pm – 1am; Sun 5pm – 12am

Drink: Wine at City Space

Wine-lovers, this one’s for you! From now till 20 September, City Space at the Swissôtel is offering a gamut of wines from countries like New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and more. Couple that with a panoramic view of the city and you’ve got the formula for a perfect Saturday evening.

Location: Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, Tel: 6837 3322
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs, 5pm – 1am, Fri to Sat, 5pm – 2am

Play: Hadasity September Collection Launch

Well-known for her beautiful and intricate handmade jewelry, designer-owner Hadassah Lau has fans both locally and abroad. Come check out her latest collection at Commune Cafe, and enjoy a cuppa of top-notch coffee while you’re there!

Location:  #02-52 Millenia Walk
Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm

2 September 2012 (Sunday)

Eat: Pastries at LeBonVivantCafé  

Tucked away in cosy old Bukit Merah, LeBonVivantCafé is introducing their long-awaited muffin series: strawberries with raspberries, blueberries with white chocolate, and passionfruit with dark chocolate. Baked fresh daily and in limited numbers, this is a sweet treat not to be missed! If you’re feeling moreish, LBV has also introduced a decadent passionfruit cheesecake to their offerings.

Location: #01-3625, Blk 164 Bukit Merah Central, Tel: 6272 1338
Time: Mon to Fri, 7.30am – 7pm; Sat & Sun 8am – 1pm

Drink:  Gloria Jean’s Coffees

Hazelnut lovers, listen up! Gloria Jean’s is launching two delicious new beverages – Hazelnut Mocha and Hazelnut Mocha Chiller – that are sure to satisfy your nutty cravings. Made with one shot of intense Espresso Blend, chocolate powder and rich, toasted hazelnut sauce; it’s yummy whether hot or chilled.

Location: #05-20 Plaza Singapura, Tel: 6884 6260
Time: Daily, 10am – 10pm

Play: Slava’s Snowshow

This multi-award winning circus is back in Singapore for a limited time period! Featuring the comedic genius of Slava Polunin, the Snowshow is an enchanting tale told through stunning visual effects.  Tickets are available from Sistic, from $65 to $150.

Location: Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands, Tel: 6688 8868
Time: 1 & 2 Sept, 2pm

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