Archive for the ‘Dine & Wine’ Category

New arrival: AppeDine launches Beta F&B apps

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

AppeDine has launched the public beta release of its trilateral F&B and lifestyle e-commerce marketplace in Singapore.

The AppeDine apps were launched in Singapore at a pop-up launch at Cali Singapore at Park Avenue Hotel.

The platform offers the ability to perform online transactions customised for F&B and lifestyle service providers, chefs and consumers.

Users can download the AppeDine’s mobile app or visit its website for their next culinary and lifestyle experience.

Below are more details from the press release.

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Weekender: Hotdogs Inc with beer garden

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

If you’re a hotdog lover in Singapore, here’s a restaurant where you can hang out and enjoy some delightful hotdogs with beer.

* This article first appeared in The Travel Memoir and is reposted here with permission.

Hotdogs Inc is in PoMo Mall, where many adult students attend classes at schools such as Kaplan in the vicinity.

Hotdogs Inc is in PoMo Mall, where many adult students attend classes at schools such as Kaplan in the vicinity.

Hotdogs Inc doles out high-quality sausages paired with freshly made buns.

Since its inception last year, mainstays such as Wagyu Beef Roll; Soft Shell Crab; and Pork Cheese Sausage have won the hearts of gourmands.

My Favourite

I tried out the new menu dishes at Hotdogs Inc and was delighted with the variety of hotdogs on offer.

My favourite was the Kurobuta Pork Roll which is made from the juicy, tender and high-end meat culled from Berkshire pigs, which boasts delectable marbling.

You can have it with either Asian, German or Japanese topping – I was partial to the German one.

The Kurobuta went down well with the Great White Beer by the New Zealand-based Mac’s Brewery.

New additions to the A La Carte menu include (clockwise from bottom rightt) Truffle Fries (S$5.80), Kurobuta Pork Roll (S$8.80), Man’s Jumbo Special (S$14.80), and Lady’s Secret Delight (S$9.80).

New additions to the A La Carte menu include (clockwise from bottom rightt) Truffle Fries (S$5.80), Kurobuta Pork Roll (S$8.80), Man’s Jumbo Special (S$14.80), and Lady’s Secret Delight (S$9.80).

The restaurant also serves up delectable side dishes such as Cheeky Spicy Wings and Premium Squid Balls.

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Weekender: Newby Teas in Singapore; adds 2 new flavours

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Try out these two new offerings – Earl Green & Highland Green – in the Classic Tea Bag Collection, and sip these premium brews as you browse through tech4tea.com. S$19 per box with 25 tea bags.

Tea tasting at the launch of Newby Teas in Singapore, at Wangz Hotel.

Newby Teas has been officially launched in Singapore.

The London-based luxury tea brand also introduced two new green tea blends in its Classic Tea Bag Collection – the Earl Green and Highland Green.

The two new teas in the Oolong & Green Teas category in the Classic Tea Bag Collection - Earl Green and Highland Green.

The two new teas in the Oolong & Green Teas category in the Classic Tea Bag Collection – Earl Green and Highland Green.

Tea lovers can make purchases online at www.newbyteas.sg.

At the moment, there’s a sale where some of the blends are being sold at half price.

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Singapore startup Touché launches biometric payment platform

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Singapore startup Touché launches what it boasts to be the World’s first Biometric Loyalty & Payment Solution platform.

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Startup Touché CEO Sahba Saint-Claire (right) with CTO German Ruiz holding the Touche biometric payments terminal. Businesses are charged a pre-agreed monthly all-in flat-fee for the solution that includes the hardware, which processes payments through DBS Bank.

CEO Sahba shared with me the company’s roll-out plans.

Hopefully we’ll see pilot roll-outs in Singapore from February and in Japan from March.

Grignoter: This Bordeaux wine restaurant was the venue for Singapore startup Touché to launch its Biometric Loyalty & Payment Solution platform.To the left is Chef Justin in the blue shirt, opposite him is Touche CEO Sahba Saint-Claire.

Grignoter: This Bordeaux wine restaurant was the venue for Singapore startup Touché to launch its Biometric Loyalty & Payment Solution platform.To the left is Chef Justin in the blue shirt, opposite him is Touche CEO Sahba Saint-Claire.

The company now has 23 staff based in Singapore and Barcelona.

CTO German briefed me on the state of payments processing in the industry and the standards currently in place and being developed.

Sahba tells me that in just 3 months, 50 restaurants, 20 hotels and 5 private social clubs have shown interest in taking up this solution in Singapore; while discussions are being held with the potential partners, departmental stores, malls, technology firms, and retail chains etc.

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Event: Canon Chinese New Year Lohei media lunch in Singapore

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Canon ushers in the Lunar New Year in Singapore with an early Lohei lunch.

Canon Singapore hosted the annual Lohei lunch with media at Aura restaurant at the National Gallery Singapore.

To the left of the menu in the cover photo above, you can see the PowerShot SX430 IS.

The immediate reaction upon lifting up the camera is that it is incredibly light.

Preview of the new IXUS 190 (left) & PowerShot SX430 IS. These were part of 4 new compact cameras Canon has just unveiled. Prices & availability TBA.

So light that I thought it was a plastic prototype with nothing inside.

But it’s a fully functional superzoom with 45x optical zoom going from 24 to 1080mm.

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Canon Lunar New Year media lunch in Singapore: Black Cod with Caciucco Sauce & Seasonal Vegetables – served at Aura in National Gallery Singapore.

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Batman v Superman meals & postage stamps in Singapore

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Fans of the movie can order a film-themed menu at the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe from today, and purchase a limited edition MyStamp Collection from 24 March. Prices below.

The action adventure movie - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in Singapore on 25 March.

The action adventure movie – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in Singapore on 24 March, 2016.

The collaboration between Singapore Post and Warner Bros. Consumer Products will see the launch of a limited edition MyStamp Collection in conjunction with the Singapore premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Superman’s Pasta Crevettes Carbonara (S$28.90++). Fettuccine Pasta | Poached Organic Egg | Mentaiko Cream | Red Prawns | Ikura | Parmigiano Shaved.

A specially designed menu will also be launched at the DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE.

 

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Batman’s Truffle Pasta (S$26.90++). Squid Ink Linguine | Alba Truffle Sauce | Sauteed Garlic White Shrimp Tall | Arugula Salad | Parmigiano Shaved.

Fans may also win movie tickets through contests from SingPost and DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE.

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Rémy Martin partners Selinko for NFC connected bottle in China

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Rémy Martin and Selinko are the first to introduce the “connected bottle” with high-security NFC technology to the spirits market, starting with China.

The RÉMY MARTIN CLUB CONNECTED BOTTLE experience powered by Rémy Martin is accessible on Android smartphones.

The RÉMY MARTIN CLUB CONNECTED BOTTLE experience powered by Rémy Martin is accessible on Android smartphones.

Connected through High-Security NFC technology, the RÉMY MARTIN CLUB CONNECTED BOTTLE will be available in China this fall and will provide advanced functionalities such as secure authentication, opening detection and an integrated consumer engagement program.

Authentication and security

Rémy Martin is the first Wines and Spirits brand to bring to market a connected bottle with the most highly secure opening detection technology; integrating a unique, tamper proof NFC tag into the capsule.

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