As the COVID-19 situation continues, more of us are having to pick up the phone and cancel previously-planned birthday or anniversary celebrations out.
But instead of having to cook a meal at home, how about ordering a takeaway from a nice restaurant or bar, or even getting a private chef in for a luxe dining experience? By doing so, you’ll not only still get your celebratory treat, but also help to support your favourite F&B businesses during this time, so it’s a win-win all round.
Here’s a roundup of bars, restaurants, and private chefs to check out.
Fine dining caterers Tim’s Fine Catering have started a campaign to celebrate the hard work of healthcare workers and other frontline staff. Every five meals sold on their online shop equals one bento meal donated to our unsung healthcare heroes. This includes a three-course fine dining meal delivered to your doorstep for you and your family to prepare (just reheating will do) together.
Read more here.
For French, one Michelin starred takeaway, look no further than Vianney Massot Restaurant, which now offers exquisite milk-fed Pyrenees lamb leg slow-roasted to tender perfection. It comes with pilaf rice and decadent mini-crossaints and baguettes and feeds four to five.
To deliver, call 6909-6360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting from mid-April, Alma will swoop in to spice up your work-from-home lunches. Savour Michelin-starred takeaway every Tues – Thurs, provided you’re one of the lucky 50 to snag a set.
Les Amis, which recently ranked No. 11 on 2020’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, is offering a whole oven roasted French chicken for takeaway. The bird comes with chicken jus and asparagus from Provence. Advance order of at least 1 day required.
To order: email email@example.com or call/WhatsApp 9117-2540
Summer Palace, Basilico, and Dolcetto
F&B outlets managed by Regent Hotel Singapore will be offering a larger-than-usual selection of takeaway dishes from their Italian restaurant Basilico and Chinese restaurant Summer Palace. Order pick ups are at Dolcetto, where a selection of bistro items are also available.
Violet Oon Singapore’s classic Peranakan favourites like Beef Hor Fun and Dry Laksa are now available for takeaway. Give thirty minutes notice before picking up your takeaways from any Violet Oon Singapore restaurant branch save for National Gallery.
To order: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9834-9935
Chef Nabeel whips up delicious halal three-course meals in the privacy of your home, including Boston lobsters and picanha steaks. The service includes all utensils, so you won’t even have to do any washing up.
Call or message 9027-7809.
Il Lido Group
Experience any of the restaurants — Art, Braci, and Amo — under the group in the comfort of your own home. They’ll take care of everything from menu design, setting the table, service staff, to the cleaning up. You can even rent china and glassware; and chef Beppe de Vito himself is available for this service.
Call or email the restaurants for their respective menus.
Six-course Cantonese classics in your own home, prepared a la minute by a personal chef? Sign us up.
If you’ve been to this wine bistro, you’d know that getting the reccomendation of the sommeliers here are a huge part of the experience. Praelum’s now offering wine delivery at retail prices — with the recommendation of one of the friendly somms. Just drop them a call for ideas, and to order.
Can’t get enough of one of the region’s best bars? Manhattan’s negroni, and other favourites, will be available for takeaway in a bottle. If only you could bring a touch of its gorgeous old New York decor home with you.
The popular cocktail bar will be offering a large portion of their menu for takeaway, including their Clear Old Fashioned — a colourless, crystalline take on the classic, made possible with a rotovap. Takeaway drinks come in sealed bags, complete with garnishes on the side. E-vouchers with no expiry date are also available for purchase.
Originally published in The Peak.