01. Tippling Club’s Revamped Menu
Tippling Club’s new head bartender, Joe Schofield, has been busy concocting the Sensorium Menu – a programme with drinks that are essentially brewed to smell great. Think getting a noseful of “leather” or “campfire” (smoky or kerosene-laden, we wonder) before the liquid touches your lips – which affects what flavours you get out of the tipple. Sounds like a gamble – but with a co-conspirator like inventive chef Ryan Clift, we expect it to deliver.
Tippling Club; Tanjong Pagar Road, Tel: 6475-2217.
2. Fat Cow Sake Dinner
06 Oct 2016, 7.00pm
The Fat Cow hits five, and they’re celebrating with a 5-courser paired with premium sake. Chef Fukashi Adachi will serve up flounder sashimi and wagyu beef two ways, while Mr Hayato Hishinuma, an SSI-certified master sake and shochu advisor. We’d list the full names of the sake labels, but our Japanese is poor, so look it up here.
Fat Cow; Camden Medical Centre #01-01, 1 Orchard Boulevard. Tel: 6735-0308.
3. Wine Discovery Weekend Walkabout Tasting
15 Oct 2016, 11.00 a.m.The anchor event of Wine Discovery Weekend is its Walkabout Tasting that will be held at APS Lifestyle Gallery (off Martin Road) this year. More than 100 wine labels from over 40 wineries will be represented, and there will be three themed masterclasses open to all attendees. If you like what you’ve tasted, check out their website for paired dinners at award-winning restaurants such as Shisen Hanten and Cherry Garden.
APS Lifestyle Gallery, 9 Muthuraman Chetty Road. Reserve here.
4. Art World Forum
18 Oct 2016
If you’re into collecting art, then you’ll know how tricky markets can be. The inaugural Art World Forum, a full-day conference that’s a collection of presentations and panel discussions by leading art experts and investors, is an initiative aimed at demystifying the scene. For a first run, it’s secured seasoned speakers from the likes of Petraeus Group and Deloitte, which lend it credence. Ticketing and more information at their website.
Art World Forum; St. Regis Hotel, 29 Tanglin Road.
5. Matter of Taste by Robert Parker Wine Advocate
22 Oct 2016, 11.00 a.m.The third instalment of Matter of Taste in Singapore featues over 150 iconic wines rated 90 points and above – and there are even some 100-point wines in the mix this year (a first). Comes with a 1-year subscription to the RP website to boot.
Matter of Taste; The Gallery at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road. Tel 6378-1234
6. Perspectives Film Fest
27-30 Oct 2016
Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema returns for the ninth year with a curated line up of seven films to the theme ‘surrealism’. Four are Singapore premieres while two others debut in Singapore for the first time
Image gallery accompanied by movie synopses:
Tickets and more information at their website.
7. Sake Appreciation Singapore
28 Oct 2016, 6.30pm
The second edition of the one-night-only Sake Appreciation Singapore will be held at Fairmont Singapore this year, bringing with it more than 100 types of sake from 20-odd Japanese breweries. Last year’s affair was well-attended but not so well-stocked; happy sake lovers wandered the aisles sampling freely and snapping up multiple bottles for a song, but that only goes to show how stellar the goods were. Don’t miss out on this year’s expanded list of participants.