With dining in at restaurants recently allowed, it is high time to go on a romantic date night with your significant other! After a month of staying in — dress up and enjoy a night of gastronomic experience. We found a few restaurants with amazing ambience and really delicious food that you and your SO are bound to love.
Moonbow is helmed by Chef Heman. He’s a passionate ceramist, triathlete and chef — a multiple talented man indeed. The cosy and intimate restaurant is nestled in the heart of Dempsey Hill, serving up an array of delicious and beautiful looking modern European cuisine with a touch of Asian influence. Dishes are served on exquisite ceramic tableware, promising you an experience that will pamper all your senses.
Check out their 4-Course ($89) or 5-Course ($99) Weekday Set Dinners that are available Monday to Thursday. Choose from their small plates, soups, big plates and tantalising desserts. Treat yourself to meticulously prepared dishes like the Wagyu Carpaccio — wonderfully marbled seared Wagyu Beef slices served with Purple Mustard and Truffle Shoyu – certain to awake your tastebuds! The Black Silkie Poulet is a flavourful and wholesome main dish consisting of Chargrilled Black Silkie Chicken Leg With Feet, Silkie Chicken Roulade, Garlicky Crumb, Bearnaise sauce, Wolfberry Mashed, Black Garlic, Ugly Heirloom Tomatoes and Chives. Last but not least, it’s important to end such a delicious meal with a wonderful serving of dessert. The Tea-choco Misu — a serving of Tiramisu infused with tea, instead of the usual coffee liqueur, and white chocolate. It’s something familiar, yet different.
If you can’t make it on a weekday, check out their ala-carte menu with extra tastebud triggering dishes that look really delightful as well!
New Ubin Seafood
If you are looking for a laid-back and relaxing date night, New Ubin Seafood is the choice! They have 3 outlets in Singapore located at CHIJMES, Tampines and Zhongshan Park — all with an amazing ambience, certain to make you and your SO unwind, and have a good night. Aside from the usual authentic and humble local zichar fare, the team at New Ubin Seafood have come out with their own interpretation of dishes inspired by American, French, Italian and Indian cuisines.
Their signature dishes include our local favourites like the Har Cheong Gai ($12) — sinful but delicious deep fried chicken mid wings marinated and coated with shrimp paste batter, their rendition of Hokkien Mee ($18 – $29.50), proudly wok hei guaranteed. An interesting dish on their menu is the Fresh Kaya on Toasted Baguette. It’s a favourite amongst their regulars, a familiar breakfast of champions for us Singaporeans. New Ubin Seafood upgraded this local breakfast dish with French butter, giving the dish that extra creamy and buttery fragrance. A dish that made New Ubin Seafood viral is the Black Angus Rib-Eye ($85 – $119). Perfectly grilled medium-rare and well rested before they are cubed, then served with caramelised onions, potato wedges, sea salted and fried rice with beef drippings.
FIRE By 1-Atico
It is really difficult to find authentic Argentinian cuisine Singapore. Now we have FIRE, an authentic contemporary Argentinian restaurant sprawled along the summit of ION Orchard with true-blue Argentinian dishes made with the freshest produce and harmoniously interpreted by a team with a distinctly South American spirit. Beside the wonderful view on the 55th level, the delicious food at FIRE is prepared around a diverse variety of Argentinian fires using their special selection of apple, oak and almond woods to provide a canvas that brings the special flavour profiles of the cuisine. Also, a wonderful thing to note about is their team — with Soledad Nardelli, one of Argentina’s most influential female chefs and Patricia Ramos, a leading female grill master, helming the kitchen at FIRE.
An appetiser is never complete without a bread basket. The Wood-fired Sourdough brushed with Wagyu Fat and Smoked Sea Urchin Butter ($10) is a must! For the main dish, order the Rainbow Trout ($52 – $70) lovingly salt-baked with flavourful spices like fennel seeds, parsley, salmoriglio and a touch of lemon zest to bring out that extra flavour. And, what’s a wood-fired grill without some beef? Their beef menu includes Argentinian grain-fed ribs and Wagyu Tomahawk that are grilled over their special woods — just wow!
Duxton Hill, a historic district located in the Tanjong Pagar area in Singapore, is home to many great restaurants that feature all sorts of cuisines. A restaurant that caught our eyes though, was Praelum Wine Bistro, a wine bar nestled within the shophouses in the area. The cosy bistro is led by two-time National Sommelier Champion and current President of the Sommelier Association of Singapore, Gerald Lu. The food served at Praelum, predominantly European classics, is inspired by different wine regions. Enjoying their food with a glass of wine is definitely a great way to excite your palates while discovering some new favourites from the world’s top wine regions.
Aside from their ever-popular cheese & Charcuterie platters ($30) where you can select from 3 farmhouse cheeses and charcuterie, recommended mains include the perfectly Braised and flavourful Angus Beef Cheeks with Root Vegetables, Forest Mushrooms and Mash ($38). Don’t forget to end the meal with some desserts. A simple but classic slice of Chocolate Cake ($17) served with caramel sauce is a sweet note to end off the wonderful night.
Great news, because Praelum is also available on the UrbanFindr islandwide food delivery platform. Click here to order!