Not all of us are cut out to be a Jamie Oliver or Eric Kayser. Tuck into some great nosh while staying in, and support the talented chefs in the local F&B industry

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Luxe Catering’s Pan Seared Salmon With Orange And Dill Butter Sauce 


The French may be known for many things—fine arts, chic style, lush design—but it’s the finesse they demonstrate in the kitchen that’s simply ooh la la. Lend a fine-dining touch to mealtimes with Luxe Catering’s new Luxe Stay Home Family Packs. Offering classics such as casseroles, beef goulash and apple tarts, the six menus (for three to 10 pax) present five- and six-course options that follow the traditional French meal flow of amuse-guele, salad, main and dessert. Can’t get enough? Add on bites like the Mini Chicken Ham & Cheese Croquettes and Mini Wagyu Beef Burgers. Or throw in a little Singaporean flavor with the Wagyu Beef Rendang Penne Pasta and Seafood Linguine With Laksa Pesto (above). If a midday pick-me-up is what you’re after, Luxe Catering delivers too: Its Sucré Luxe Social Box hits the sweet spot with treats such as Ferrero Brownies and Coconut Rocher Balls, while its Luxe Canapé Boxes bring tasty nibbles that are perfect to snack on. Check out the full menu at 

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As Audrey Hepburn used to say, “A nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people.” When you need a sweet pick-me-up, Chef Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette’s delightful creations get you both eye candy and an endorphin rush with every mouthful. You can never go wrong with chocolate—the decadent Antoinette, Le Royale, Bannier and Fluffy are all anchored by a heavenly chocolate mousse—but there are also fresher options for those with a lighter palate. The floral-fruity Superlova, a rose-lychee creation that is light and refreshing, is one. Velvet Rouge, a classic red velvet cheesecake with a walnut-chocolate fudge base topped with swirls of salted caramel crème chantilly and chocolate crumble, is another. While whole cakes need to be ordered three days in advance, the Petit Cakes are available for delivery (a minimum order of $55 is required) as and when your craving hits. Visit 

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Antoinette’s Superlova (left) and Fluffy (right) 


There’s nothing like the taste of home-cooked food to warm the soul. With Violet Oon, that’s exactly what you get. Sure, we miss the Insta-worthy restaurant interiors, but let’s not lose sight of what’s important here: the food! Indulge in the rich, piquant flavors that pack lots of heat with daily island-wide delivery (complimentary for orders above $100) that brings the lip-smacking goodness right to your doorstep. Gear up for a Petit Feast (serves four to six) with your fam and tuck into a five- or six-dish spread of signatures such as Tau Hu Goreng, Babi Assam and Beef Rendang, paired perfectly with fragrant jasmine rice, atchara pickles and the requisite sambal belachan. Dining solo? Order the heart-warming Pong Tauhu Soup and the comforting Hainanese Pork Chop or Meatless Meatball Rendang from the à la carte takeaway menu, or go for one of the new bento boxes, comprising white rice and three single-portion mains. Visit for details. 

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From top: Violet Oon’s Petit Feast Menu 1, which includes Tau Hu Goreng, Rebung Masak Lemak, Fish Tempra, Babi Assam and Sayor Lodeh; Dry Laksa