This is no ordinary food guide; it’s a compilation of 12 of the best restaurants in Singapore that give you a flavour of the city’s culinary landscape. 2017’s list comprises Alati, Aura, BAM!, Chef’s Table, CreatureS, Dehesa, Meta, Morsels, Pollen, Salted & Hung, The Song of India, and Tong Le. Bring the book, order two mains at each of the 12 restaurants, and one main will be free! Each time you redeem your free course, the restaurant manager or chef will sign the book, creating a meaningful memorabilia of your gastronomic adventures.
Available at eatsingapore.sg for $65
These rich and indulgent biscuits are the perfect treats for a cacao lover. Each carries a deep chocolate flavour and are sprinkled with velvety dark chocolate pieces and aromatic cardamom spices.
Available at Crabtree and Evelyn for $18
Ollella’s famed choux tarts (choux pastry adorning a tart base and filled with cream and garnishes) is packaged in a sweet instagrammable bundle of five flavours—Raspberry, Matcha Azuki, Dark Chocolate Tart, Apple Cinnamon, and Lychee Rose. Each mini tart measures 10cm.
Available at www.ollella-chouquette.oddle.me for $60
Chocolates are staple gifts for Valentine’s Day, but show your loved one your discerning palate with this Apple Brandy chocolates that feature the tangy Manjari chocolate blended with the aromatic Nikka’s single cask Hirosaki apple brandy that has been aged for 12 years.
Available at demochoco.com for $20
These handmade macarons make for a scrumptious gift. The folks at Matchaya made it a point to reduce the sugar levels in these confections, so you get a delicious treat that isn’t saccharine sweet. Flavours include matcha, houjicha, nama choco, yuzu, rose and black sesame.
Available at Matchaya for $3 per piece
Black Cow’s pure milk vodka is distilled from grass-grazed cow milk, resulting in a velvety smooth and creamy concoction that pairs perfectly with cheese. This set features cheddar cheese that is made from the curds derived from the milk that is used to make the vodka.
Available at The Providore for $135.30
D-vine’s wine tasting gift sets will cater to your bae, whether he’s a wine novice or a connoisseur. Each gift set (from $35) comes with three or five flacons of wine packaged in an elegant black gift box. Wine selections include French classics and Bordeaux and Rhoney Valley red wines.
Available at www.dvine.com.sg from $35
Get back to coffee-brewing basics with the Chemex classic. Made from non-corrosive materials like wood and glass, the coffee maker produces drip coffee with less bitterness.
Available at Crate & Barrel for $99.95
If bae’s not a fan of coffee, there’s always tea. But don’t go for the usual concoctions; instead, tantalise your loved one’s palette with Ette Tea’s range of Asian flavours. The tea shop sells a Mini Mix tea gift set that features three well-known flavours: Nasi Lemak, Pandan Chiffon and Mango Sticky Rice.
Available at www.ettetea.com for $48.90
A boxed bar for your amateur mixologist, comprising a 40-ounce cocktail pitcher, 20-ounce mixing glass inscribed with recipes, Boston shaker, four double old-fashioned glasses and essential tools like a bar spoon, strainer, double jigger and muddler.
Available at Crate & Barrel for $129.95
Does your man love his bacon? There’s no reason not to get him this bacon-scented one that will envelop your home in the enticing smells of sizzled meat. And you don’t even have to step inside the kitchen!
Available at Yankee Candle for $41.90
Satisfy your significant other’s sweet tooth with this box-full of chewy toffee sweets.
Available at www.hediard.com.sg for $37.90