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Catch Them While You Can: Food & Drink Events in June 2018

Fill your foodie calendars with these food and drink events coming up in Singapore!

Negroni Week 2018
4-10 June
Various bars
Free admission

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Drinking for a greater good? We can roll with that. Negroni Week, the annual charity event kickstarted in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine, is back for its 2018 run. Participating bars present their interpretation of the iconic cocktail, and a portion of every Negroni purchase goes to a charity of their choice.

Try Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 champ Manhattan Bar’s Betty’s Negroni ($23) that’s spiked with Port Charlotte whiskey and a pinch of sea salt or Caffe Fernet’s Nonna on Fleek ($22) featuring herb smoke infusion, black olives and parmesan; $1 from every purchase will be donated to Run for Hope and The New Charis Mission respectively. New kid on the block Marcello’s Limonegroni ($18) blends Negroni with homemade limoncello, and they’re pledging $2 from every glass sold to Food from the Heart. We’d also show Band of Brothers for Good some love! Local bars Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, Mona Lounge, The Wall and Amrith band together to take on guest bartenders on shift, with $5 from every sale being put towards youth welfare organisation Trybe. Cheers to that.


Century Square Mall Reopening
6 June
Century Square Mall
Free admission

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After closing for nine months to undergo a $60m revamp, one of Tampines’ oldest malls reopens with a fresh look and many new names in tow! They've upped their 30 eateries to 45 total, adding to their directory popular hotpot resto Hai Di Lao, chicken rice chain Boon Tong Kee’s first mall outpost and farm-to-table cafe Mahota Kitchen. Easties, enjoy!


Italy’s Pasta Master Alessandro Aldrovandi Comes to Publico
6-7 June, 6-10pm; 8-9 June, noon to 10pm
Publico
Free admission

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Love pasta? Meet the man of your dreams aka Italy’s Mister Sfoglino 2010, chef Alessandro Aldrovandi! To earn the Italian title sfoglina (or sfoglino, for men), one has to master the craft of pasta making by hand. This avid pasta maestro will take over Publico’s kitchen for four days, bringing with him five of his most prized handmade pasta recipes — expect ricotta and sand crab-filled culurgiones (pocket pasta), classic lamb ragout spaghetti and more.

Book your table here.


Tiger Street Food Festival
8 June, 5-10:30pm
Open field at Tan Quee Lan Street
Free admission

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After the street eats flew off the carts at their first edition, Tiger Street Food Festival returns! In addition to well-loved hawkers — Ah Tan Wings, Prawn Village and Famous Eunos Bak Chor Mee, to name a few —  under their Tiger Street Food Support Fund, this event is set to debut three new stalls. Look forward to grabbing a bite from Ah Lock Tofu, Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap and Tang Kay Kee! Grub goes for $2 a portion, while Tiger drinks are priced from $3. See you there.


Wok & Barrel + Make MEE Great Again
9 June, 6-9pm
Ownself Make Chef
$99 per pax

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Remember the scrumptious nasi lemak at now-defunct Revolution Coffee (read about their closure here), or the dearly missed bak chor mee pasta at Duxton Hill’s Wok & Barrel? Chef Shen Tan’s hand at mod-Sin cuisine has never failed to charm us. While you won’t be seeing her at a restaurant anytime soon, you can check out her Ownself Make Chef private kitchen to relive those flavours! This month, she takes her menu down memory lane to recreate decade-old classics, such as her twice-cooked nasi lemak, crispy chicken wings, plus her take on local mee siam and mee rebus.

Put your name down for a seat here.


A Casual Barbecue Affair with Kilimanjaro
9 June, 11:30am-4pm
COMO Marketplace
Free admission

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This one’s for all dads out there! COMO Marketplace is treating you to a man’s main — freshly grilled organic chicken marinated in a fiery, African-inspired spicy sauce. It’s set to be a chill Saturday barbecue affair, where there will also be coconut cake and Cocoloco’s bottled coconut water to help beat the heat.

Limited places are available for this complimentary event, so you know what to do — get dad a seat quick! More info here.


Super Tonazo
10 June, 12-3pm
TONO Cevicheria
$98 per pax

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TONO is turning one this Sunday, and they’re pulling out all the stops to celebrate the big day! Expect a star-studded lunch party, as guest chefs from FOC and Hashida Sushi join the TONO team in the kitchen, while the mixologist from newly opened The Spot takes over the bar. Free flow ceviche, fresh Hashida sushi and FOC’s famous paellas? Come hungry and ready to booze.


Little Havana Fiesta
10 June, 3-10pm
Esquina
Free admission

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This Jiak Chuan road tapas bar is transforming into Little Havana for their annual alley fiesta, and that means Spanish food, drinks and music with a Cuban spin! We’re most excited to get our hands on the Lechon Asado (Spanish suckling pig), which they promised will make an appearance. All food and drinks will be priced at $10 on the day. To skip the queues, pre-purchase your tickets here. You’ll get two tapas, a cocktail and a baby mojito for only $30.


The Bayou Bonanza - Cajun Takeover at PBD
24 June, 3-10pm
Park Bench Deli
Free admission

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Park Bench Deli’s monthly pop-ups are becoming mainstays in our calendars, and up next is a Cajun takeover! The Bayou Bonanza will see the kitchen dole out exciting bites — think po’ boy sandwiches, buttermilk frog legs and crawfish taters. Junior The Pocket Bar will also be there to make you an afternoon drink or two. Sounds like an excellent way to spend the Sunday.

Full deets here.


Monday Underground Supper x Native Bar
2 July, 7-10pm
Salted & Hung
$150 per pax

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It’s not too early to plan your dinners in July, especially when this Salted & Hung x Native Bar collab is happening for the last time this year! Combining the duo’s strengths, the supperclub session will see food and drinks with a focus on curing and grilling techniques and the use of Southeast Asian ingredients. $150 gets you a five-course dinner, paired with five cocktails.

There are only 12 seats up for grabs; book yours here.