Cosmo Weekend Guide (7 to 9 September)
7 September (Friday)
Eat: Dinner with Martin Yan
Head towards Cassia and enjoy a fine dining experience hosted by none other than celebrity chef Martin Yan himself. The culinary maestro will be whipping up a five-course contemporary Chinese meal. Expect dishes such as smoked marinated quail with wine-poached pears. Make your reservation soon!
Location: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Tel: +65 6591 5045
Drink: Coffee and Tea at Smitten Cafe
Cafes are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but what makes Smitten so special is their cold drip coffee. This quaint indie cafe offers a variety of cold drip coffees – coffee that is lower in acidity, smoother, and sweeter. Non-coffee drinkers would appreciate the assortment of tea flavours that include unique flavours like Nilgiri Frost Tea and Kyoto Houjicha.
Location: The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-11, Tel: 9876 2347.
Opening Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 10am – 9.30pm; Friday, 10am – 10.15pm, Saturday, 9am – 10.15pm; Sunday, 9am – 8.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Play: 5th Singapore Indie Arts Fest
Tired of the typical blockbuster offerings? Catch the emotionally-stirring film Diamond Inside: A Graffiti Affair in Cape Town at the 5th Singapore Indie Arts Fest. This documentary follows a group of Spanish mural artists around Cape Town, as they use their colourful murals to spread a message of hope to the South African people. Tickets at $8/$5.
Location: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Tel: 6337 7535
Time: 8pm – 9:20pm
8 September (Saturday)
Eat: Din Tai Fung
This popular Chinese restaurant has added a delicious new concoction, Truffle Chicken Soup, to the menu! While you’re there, be sure to check out their limited edition Mid-Autumn Taiwan Pineapple Mooncake Set – eight pineapple mooncakes that come with two boxes of premium Jasmine tea – all for just S$24.80! Chicken Truffle Soup is only available at Marina Bay Sands, Paragon and Resort World Sentosa.
Location: #B1-03 Paragon, Tel: 6836 8336
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am – 10pm, Sat & Sun. 10am – 10pm
Drink: Coffee at Tuxedo
Everyone likes a good Tuxedo, and not just because Danial Craig looks incredibly delicious in one. Featuring an array of European coffee and pastries, the cafe is perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons. Enjoy a cup of fine Italian coffee and pair it with their signature Tuxedo cake, which is made with Valrhona chocolate.
Play:Bump at Butter Factory
Everybody’s favourite club has revamped its R&B section with gorgeous new interiors that retain the whimsical, eccentric flair Butter is well-loved for. This Saturday, it’ll be hysteria on the dancefloor as Stanley (AOS) and MC Ej take over the decks.
Location: Butter Factory, 1 Fullerton Square
9 September (Sunday)
Eat: Take a break at Ikyu
Ikyu means “take a break” in Japanese, and it is certainly reflected in the lazy, nouvelle location that it is situated in. At first look, Ikyu looks nothing like a Japanese restaurant, and in that holds its charm. The 54-seat diner aims to give their guests cosy and friendly vibe. Don’t miss out on the super-fresh sushi (the fish is said to be supplied from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market!)
Location: 5 Yong Siak Street, Tel: 6223 9003
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday,11am – 3pm, 6pm – 1030 pm
Drink: Da Paolo BistroBar
Need a break from the bustling city? The picturesque surroundings of Da Paolo BistroBar is the place to go. The restaurant brings us its brand new menu, which includes a vast selection of more than 50 regional Italian wine labels.
Location: 3 Rochester Park, Tel: 6774 5537
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm, 5.30pm – 11.30pm; Sat & Sun, 10.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm, 2pm – 11.30pm
Play: The Beach Rubdown at Tanjong Beach Club
Take a break and enjoy the sun, sand and sea this Sunday at the Beach Rubdown at Tanjong Beach Club. Organised by Sole Service, guests enjoy complimentary signature full body massages, back and neck massages and foot reflexology services. Admission is free.
Location: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Tel: 62217002
Time: 11am – 3pm