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Catch Them While You Can: Food Events In April 2018

Mark your calendars for the buzziest food and drink parties and events coming up in Singapore!

Goodwood Park’s Durian Fiesta
30 Mar - 22 Jul

The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel

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Photo by Burppler Muriel A 

Eat your fill of the king of fruit as Goodwood Park’s Durian Fiesta returns for its 35th year. From now till 22 July, 12 luscious durian-centric confections will be available at The Deli. Expect returning signatures like their Durian Puff and Durian Mousse Cake, alongside new creations like the D24 Coffee Glaze, which pairs coffee sponge with decadent D24 pulp. From 5 May to 22 July, they also have a Dessert Buffet with D24 Durian Pastries ($38.80 per person). Be sure to make your reservations early, for this gets really popular!

More info here.


OUE Social Kitchen Lunch Party: Mee Hoon Kueh
3-20 Apr, 12pm
$12 per pax
OUE Social Kitchen

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Photo by OUE Social Kitchen

If you, like the folks at OUE Social Kitchen, believe that the best form of comfort comes in a bowl of hand-pulled flat noodles, then consider signing up for a spot at their Mee Hoon Kueh Lunch Party. Under their chef’s patient guidance, you’ll prepare your own mee hoon kueh for lunch in under an hour. At just $12 a head and with all ingredients and post-cooking cleaning provided, gather your colleagues for a lunch activity you’ll all be looking forward to!

More info on their Facebook page here.


Deuce; Freehouse Turns Two
7 Apr, 2pm to midnight
Freehouse

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Photo by Burppler Dex Neo

Uber hip drinking hole Freehouse turns two this Saturday, and they’re promising to throw the biggest, baddest birthday any two year old has ever had. There’ll be live DJs, a special food menu and of course, a massive line up of beer and cider. Keep tabs on their Facebook event page here for the latest deets. See you there!


Salted & Hung: Back To The Coals
9 Apr, 6-9pm, $98/pax
Salted & Hung

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Photo by The Fine Diner SG

For those who like it old school, Salted & Hung’s special World Gourmet Summit dinner next Monday revisits the age-old technique of cooking over an open flame. Most items on the night’s special menu will be cooked over binchotan and apple wood coals, which impart an unbeatable smoky char. Dishes we’re drooling over include crayfish finished with house-made XO sauce and scallions, and a lamb neck char siew redolent with Asian spices.

See the full menu and book your tickets here.


Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day
10 Apr, Noon to 8pm
All Ben & Jerry Scoop Shops
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Free Cone Day is our favourite day! From noon to 8pm this Tuesday, the good people at all B&J scoop shops in Singapore will be working very hard to feed all ice cream junkies. Join the queues prepared by first doing this quiz on which flavour you should go for, and gear up for The Ultimate Conedown happening at their 313 Somerset outlet on the same day — go one-on-one in an ice cream eating challenge and stand a chance to win a year’s supply of ice cream!


Caffeine! Coffee Stories
10-12 Apr; 24-26 Apr, 7.00-9.30pm

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Photo by Parchmen & Co

Suited for coffee newbies looking to up their game, or coffee lovers just looking to hang out amidst like-minded company, these four tip-as-you-wish community sessions co-hosted by Parchment Academy of Coffee and Tea, and Sun Ray Cafe are both interactive and informative. Expect to listen to coffee stories, explore various coffee brewing methods and to learn to brew four coffees and pair them with various foods. The sessions will be led by Dave Lim, a silver medallist for roasting at the Australia International Coffee Awards 2017, and an authorised certifier under the auspice of Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).

They’ve also got events for the tea-inclined! More info here.


Dim Sum Cinema: Kungfu Panda 3
11 Apr, 7-10pm

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We’ll admit it — watching Kung Fu Panda always puts us in the mood for dumplings, and judging from the response for this pop-up cinema event happening next Wednesday, we’re not the only ones! Apart from a screening of Kung Fu Panda 3, your ticket will also include a selection of dim sum that includes the likes of spicy chicken dumplings and prawn and scallop sticky rice. More details will be released soon, but for now, the screening is confirmed to start at 7:30pm in the Clarke Quay vicinity.

More info here.


After Dawn: BBQ Block Party
15 Apr, 2-10pm
Camp Kilo

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Photo by Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Put on your Sunday best and get set for another round of day time dancing, carnival games and lots of fun at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club’s After Dawn: BBQ Block Party. Expect knockout music, great vibes and an independent artist market with tons of knick knacks and curios for browsing. Bring cash.

More info here.


Nicolas Le Restaurant Invades RVLT
16 Apr, 6pm
RVLT
$69 per pax
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French fine dining goes rock and roll at this one night only event, where chef BEBE Serelli and Nicolas Joanny from Nicolas le Restaurant take over the RVLT kitchen. Dishes on the five-course sharing menu include Crunchy Madagascar Prawns Pastilla and Iberico Pluma Pork Raviole. Having only had great experiences at RVLT, we dare say this is bound to be very, very good.

More info here.


Magnum Pleasure Boulevard
20-29 Apr, 11am-9pm
ION Orchard Level 1 Atrium

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If ice cream and pleasure have similar definitions in your books, this one’s for you! The Magnum Pleasure Boulevard opens this 20 Apr to showcase five uniquely crafted boutiques that provide fun, immersive experiences revolving around the ice cream. There’s the gallery dedicated to art made with Magnum chocolate dust, a fragrance pop-up for Magnum scents and a portrait studio that allows you to pour chocolate in pleasurable fashion. It’s all fun and interactive, plus you’ll be the first to try the indulgent Chocolate & Hazelnut Praline flavour! Head here for more deets.


Singapore’s Cocktail Festival Village
4-5 May, 4pm-1am; 6 May, 4-11pm
Empress Lawn
Tickets from $28

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Photo by SGCF Festival Village

Get buzzy at Asia’s largest cocktail event, which features world-class mixology experiences spearheaded by stellar bartenders, both local and from abroad. Pop by the festival village on Empress Lawn to rub shoulders with all the who’s who in the international mixology scene, including Bob Louison from Seoul’s Pussyfoot Salon and Elliott Ball from London’s The Cocktail Trading Co. There are also a host of fringe events happening from 4-13 May, including some pretty fun bar tours in the planning.

More info here.