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Launch of a NEW Menu for Fennel by Komala Vilas, River Valley Road, Singapore on 6th and 7th April, 2021

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The menu is called #PalaKaaram, (பலகாரம்) Pala means different & Karam or Garam means variety of dishes. Developed with the idea of offering the new using the familiar, infused with a higher quotient of vegetables, colour and fun, Fennel by Komala Vilas is poised to excite your palates. 

 

The main dishes are called "#TiffinItems" meaning a light meal, designed to be small portions so that you can taste many dishes and enjoy the many flavour combinations of South of India. Dishes are focused on the Indian Sourdough, the Idli and Dosa batters, the Malabar Parotta or Singapore Parata in its "Kuttu" format paired with Plant-based meat for those who love their meat in Indian curries. And, the formidable "BeeHoon" even though technically different from the Indian "sevai", features through the menu in natural colours of beetroot, turmeric and coriander. 

 

"#Touchings", a Tamil slang derived from the colloquial use of the word "Touvatarku" (தொடுவதற்கு), literally means side dishes or snacks to be eaten with mains and or a drink. Presented Tapas style for Fennel as warm salads that are roasted to give a char so that you can nibble away in a healthy format. 

 

“#Inippus" meaning "sweet" in Tamil, and the popular sweets handcrafted by "Sweet MasterChefs" of Komala Vilas have been paired with flavours that make it a Singapore way to end your meal. 

 

Come taste their NEW PalaKaaramMenu of TiffinItems Touchings & Inniups! 

 

13 dishes, limited seats, two nights only! Bookings for table of 4 @S$70 per pax.

 

Dates: 6th and 7th April, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue: 413 River Valley Road, Singapore, 248311

 

 

To Book a table: Call +65 90926235, Email dine@fennel.com.sg 

 

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A 5-Course "Farmer to Table" dining with the founder of SaveAGram on a #plantbased #meatless, curated menu on 21st and 26th February, 2021.

Saveagram is a social enterprise that believes in fair trade and was formed to support the farmers who toil in remote Indian villages and produce food using indigenous, traditional  farming methods followed by their ancestors.  Saveagram sources exceptional organic produce, from these small farmers  and sells these products online in Singapore. Here is where you can buy their produce online: https://www.saveagram.org/shop

SaveAGram Poster by Illustr8 by sujitha.

Poster & Menu:  Illustrated, painted by @illustr8_by_sujitha

Come join the table for some interesting conversations, a 5 course menu inspired by the cuisines of Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh to taste the quality of this produce. The meal does not cater to food allergies and includes a non-alcoholic drink.

 

 

 

5 Course Meal 

Dates: 21st and 26th February, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The dining is an experience of a food journey that celebrates the produce from SaveAGram, an homage to the blood, toil, tears and sweat the farmers in India. This hand harvested produce is so good that you have to eat to believe it! 

This "Farmer to Table"experiential private dining pop-up is set up to showcase the cause and beautiful produce of SaveAGram in a #plantbased #meatless menu.

As show of support all things done old school and preserve skills with our hands, our poster and menu for the dining session is illustrated and painted by @illustr8_by_sujitha

 

All the photographs on this page have been taken by the most talented @muther_teracy who weaves magic on images and has launched @mik.it.for.the.biscuit for her discoveries behind the lens.

 

The edible flowers and micro greens used across the 5 course are all grown in a Singapore farm, Pocket Greens by @engtingting who is an authority in the field!

Click the menu to read all about the pop-up, menu and the food story

A "Farmer To Table" Dining Pop-Up with SaveAGram produce in Singapore. A Five course meal.

Here are some behind the scenes pictures taken by @muther_teracy. Check the blog for more pictures and the full story!

For those who missed out, fret not, as we have been overwhelmed by your support and response for this experience and therefore, we will continue to repeat it in the months to come. So keep a close watch on my stories on @kechil.kitchenand @sowmiya.venkatesan.sg ! 

Thank you, I would love to see you in one of the dining sessions!

Stay Tuned!

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A 3-Course Chef's Perspective to Heritage Ingredients & Plantbased Menus for The Culinary Institute of America, Singapore with RedDot BrewHouse, Dempsey

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The Culinary Institute of America's https://www.ciachef.edu/cia-singapore course objectives for Global Cuisines and Cultures includes a Local Immersion Programme (LIP) that is a study of global cuisines and culture to allow their students to develop a greater understanding through experimental learning of the connection between gastronomy, culture, society, local and global food systems in Singapore.

For the culinary students, we presented a 3-course modern Indian tasting menu to story-tell the Cuisines in India. While barely traversing the food and the Cusines of India, there was a concerted effort to showcase diverse, sustainable and heritage ingredients in a plant-based menu paired with RedDot brews.

Paired Menu 

Amuse Bouche: Poha paired with Pineapple Seltzer

Starter: Zucchini-Carrot Bajiya, Green Plantain Bread Pakoda, Cabbage Vadai, Coconut Hummus paired with Roselle Yuzu Saison

Main: Karana ”Whole-plant Pork” Chop with Indian Bottle Masala, Elephant Foot Yam Sorpotel, Bamboo-Green Plantain Moilee, Sannas paired with  Lime Wheat & English Ale

Dessert: Dark Chocolate Mysore Pak, Sweet Potato Halva Mooncake, Fennel-Rose Muzaffar Cake paired with Chrysanthemum Rum Larger

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The graphic designed backgrounds of the menu dishes are tile patterns of Portuguese, Mughlai and Indian origin to reflect the dishes in the menu. A creative brainwave from Charu Shah, a Singapore food photographer to showcase-support my story-telling of the influences of these cusines into the dishes from India. Below are closer pictures of the dishes served. 

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5 States: A three-course dinner to celebrate the diversity in cuisines  across the five southern Indian states on 5th December at Flying Monkey

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A vegetarian food story that celebrates the diversity in the cuisines from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. Narrated in Singapore only at Flying Monkey at 7:00 pm on 5th December 2019. 
You can expect a fun-filled dining experience with a choice of paired cocktails for each course specially created by Flying Monkey’s very own Kannan Pillai. There are options of amazing mocktails from the Flying Monkey menu to choose from as well. Do remember to mention your preference while booking your seats! 
5 States across a 3-course menu. A starter, mains, and dessert form each state. All 15 dishes served tapas-style.
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#IAmPlentyLocal: 5 Course Vegan Dinner Menu in honour of the Singapore Bicentennial on 27th & 28th August at Plentyfull, Singapore

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Virgin Mojito Muscovado sugar, lemon balm, bergamot mint, lime & soda

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"Rojak" Local flora, burnt miso, nuts & fermented garlic

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Mushroom Pot-Stickers Bok choy, mushroom gyoza & vegetable broth

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“Sayur Lodeh” Neighbour-ing vegetables cooked in spicy coconut broth by Sham’s Mum

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“Dum Briyani” Jackfruit, spiced basmati rice & non-classical condiments

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The Red Dot Local strawberries, coconut jelly, vegan chocolate sponge & vegan meringue

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#CarnaticJazzFusionMenu: Food pairing with Ragavan Manian's Music on June 8th, 2019 at Podi and Poriyal, presented by Arpanam Pte Ltd.

"Three Preludes" Menu

Varnam

Fried Vazhakkaay | Mashed Cauliflower | Pineapple Thengapal Rasam 
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Kadamba Jackfruit Sambar Jambalaya | Vazhathanda Pachadi | Vendakkai Varuval  

 

Mangalam

Suzhiyan | Banana Foster | Akkaaravarasal IceCream | Blue Pea Cream 
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A 3-course dinner curated to Ragavan Manian's Jazz & Carnatic Fusion Music and paired with cocktails/mocktails from Native.
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April 3rd, 2019 at RedDot BrewHouse @ Boat Quay, Singapore

3 -COURSE DINNER MENU

Amuse Bouche: Smoked Butter Masala Momos

Starter: Raw Mango Chutney, Miso Hummus, Madras Curry Mayo with Crudites paired with Monster Green Lager

Mains: Zucchini Carrot Tikka Burger with Mint-Coriander and Date-Tamarind Chutney paired with Lime Wheat Beer 

Dessert: Creamy Coconut Barley with Blueberry Jam. Crispy Poori with Rose Jelly, Raspberry Coconut Yogurt and Meringue paired with Barley Wine
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*Alternative beverage of wine or non-alcoholic drinks can be arranged on special request. Make your dinner reservations at +65 6535 4500

*Photos are for illustration purpose only.

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December 4th & 11th, 2018 at Flying Monkey @ Bussorah St, Singapore 

4 -COURSE DINNER MENU

Amuse Bouche: Carrot Medu Vade with Butter Milk

1st: Karuveppilai Poori with Potato Masal and Pulikachal

2nd: Saapad - Lemon, Tamarind, Coconut Bee Hoon with Cabbage, Vazhakkai, Mushroom Poriyal & Pushnikai Sambhar 
3rd: Thayir Sadam with Manga Pickle
4th: Paruppu Poli and Sago Payasam
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Amuse Bouche: Menu Vadai

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1st Course: Karuveppilai Poori

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2nd Course: Saapad

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3rd Course: Thayir Sadam

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4th Course: Paruppu Poli & Sago Payasam

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