Something old is new once again. While there's more than enough reason to visit the Singapore Pinacothéque de Paris (hello Cleopatra) at the refurbished Fort Canning Arts Centre, the addition of new food and beverage venues have pretty much sealed the deal. Whether you're gunning for the much-awaited return of Balzac Brasserie, or are adventurous enough to have Mexican and North Indian at the same table, it's time to head back to the fort.
And you thought you've tried it all. Bringing together the heat and spice from different continents is Myra, who's opened their third outlet here. Loud and proud colours are common demoninators of both Mexico and India, and it's seen here in their vibrant wall murals. This vibrancy continues onto the kitchen, with their selection of Tandoori kebabs, beef tostadas and chicken tikkas, washed down with a jug of sangria.
Fort by Maison Ikkoku
Media and cocktail darling Ethan Leslie Leong is pretty much unstoppable, and this time, he's expanded his repertoire with a tapas bar and restaurant. You can now enjoy his cocktails with a full food menu which includes cocktail carpaccio and hand rolled maki in a swanky, first-date appropriate setting.
The combination of award-winning gelateria Giovanni L and chowder favourites Seattle Pike Chowder, Giojio Concepts is your solution to quick bites. Choose from over 30 premium gelato flavours or enjoy a classic cream chowder in a bread bowl.
The restaurant's back at a new, lush setting, further complementing its French bistro fare. You can expect a return of favourites such as the tender wagyu beef cheeks, as well as Mamie Dubois' traditional rice pudding, a recipe from executive chef Jean-Charles Dubois' grandmother. You can view all the prep at the restaurant's open kitchen, or choose to lounge at the elegant, antique zinc bar.
5 Cox Terrace. Tel: 6883 1588