Standard Chartered has partnered with a selection of reputable and popular restaurants to offer exclusive weekday dining privileges for cardholders. These dining privileges cater specifically to busy executives who want to dine and unwind after a long day at work.
From now till 31 December 2016, Standard Chartered Credit Cardholders get to enjoy up to 15% off their total bill at over 100 participating restaurants from Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays).
In addition, with an accumulated minimum spend of S$300, cardholders can get 6% cashback (up to S$50 per month and S$100 per quarter) at the participating restaurants.
I can see how you can easily plan a night out dining with colleagues using these privileges to enjoy discounts and cashback!
Two of the participating restaurants are OSO and The Peranakan. I will share how you can make use of these Standard Chartered promotions to save on your bills when dining at these two establishments.
OSO first opened in 2004, launched by two long-time friends, Stephane Colleoni and international award-winning Italian chef Diego Chiarini.
Centrally located near the CBD and within walking distance from Outram Park MRT station, OSO is a 4-storey, 17,100 square feet conservation heritage shophouse with a wide array of dining spaces for private, corporate and casual dining.
When we arrived, the place was packed with well-dressed office executives who were enjoying the fine Italian cuisine while plying each other with the wide selection of wines.
Service was really warm, with very attentive wait staff and a chef who would come out of the kitchen to greet regulars. I like that the place is not too pretentious and great for hanging out and relaxing after a long day.
These were the dishes sampled:
Fresh Burrata cheese served with cherry tomatoes and its own sabayon
Poached spider crab, vegetables tartar
Fettuccine pasta with braised Pancetta bacon, onion and red wine ragout
Carnaroli rice in risotto style with black truffle
Slow cooked pork belly “porchetta” style
Hot smoked salmon, tomato tartar, green asparagus and beetroot juice
70% hot dark chocolate tart and milk ice cream
Saffron frozen parfait with candied ginger
The standout dishes for me were the two mains. The pork belly was slow-cooked to perfection, tender, moist and a little tangy at the top. For the salmon, the combination with beetroot juice was new to the palate for me and tasted great.
The two starters were plated beautifully and kicked off the dinner on a flavourful note. The black truffle in the risotto was very generous and oozed through in every bite. The fettuccine was a delightful surprise for what seemed like a more regular dish, satisfying to the last strand of pasta.
Prices here are on the mid to high side, hence the Standard Chartered Dining Journeys privileges would be much welcomed at OSO.
Head here for a great night out with the colleagues after a hard day at work to kick back a few glasses of wine with great Italian food.
46 Bukit Pasoh Road
Tel +(65) 6327 8378
Fax +(65) 6225 6207
Email [email protected]
Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm (Mon – Fri)
Dinner 6:00pm – till late (Mon – Sat)
MRT: Outram Park MRT Exit H
Walking distance 3 minutes
From New Bridge Road, turn in from Teo Hong Road.
From Neil Road, turn into Bukit Pasoh Road
Valet available for lunch and dinner from 12pm ($5 per vehicle)
Ample Street & Hotel Parking available
It is not easy to find a good Peranakan or Straits Cuisine restaurant in Singapore, due to the labour-intensive preparation process for the food. The Peranakan is one such authentic Straits Cuisine restaurant, helmed by chef Raymond Khoo who has over 30 years of culinary experience under his belt.
It is also the only Peranakan restaurant along the Orchard road shopping strip and the only restaurant still serving “Tok Panjang” – a grand Peranakan feast once reserved for only wealthy Straits families to celebrate special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and important birthdays.
No wonder all the other tables seemed to be celebrating something or another in a family setting when we popped by for a dinner tasting!
These were the dishes sampled:
Asam Pedas Fish Head
Satay Babi Sum Chan
Sotong Masak Asam
Sambal Udang Petai
Pulot Enti Durian (dessert)
The standout dishes for me were the asam fish head curry, a favourite dish in my family (my paternal grandmother is Peranakan, by the way), the squid and satay pork. These three dishes have that home-cooked goodness to them, with all-natural ingredients and no added preservatives or artificial flavouring.
These are all sharing dishes, making The Peranakan a great dining option for large groups and families.
I will be bringing my family back for more at The Peranakan using the Standard Chartered dining privileges. Maybe even order the “Tok Panjang”!
#02-01/17, Claymore Connect Mall
442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
Opening Hours Daily: 11:00 – 22:00
OSO and The Peranakan are just two of over 100 restaurants partnering with Standard Chartered for their dining privileges. Check out their official website for more details – sc.com/sg/dining
Happy dining (and saving) with Standard Chartered!
Alvinology X Standard Chartered Exclusive Giveaway
In a special partnership with Standard Chartered, we will be giving away 2 x S$50 dining vouchers at either OSO or The Peranakan to 2 lucky readers!
To win, simply complete the following:
2. ‘Like’ and share this post on Facebook and tag at least one friend in your post whom you would like to dine with if you are one of the winners.
3. Tell us which restaurant you wish to win vouchers for and why (OSO or The Peranakan) by commenting below or on our Facebook post. Contest ends at 11.59 pm on 30 October 2016. The winner will be notified via Facebook, and must be able to collect the prize in Singapore.
This story was produced in conjunction with Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited. All information provided is on an “as is” basis and for informational purposes only. Standard Chartered and the independent providers or restaurants are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. For more information on the Standard Chartered Dining Journeys promotion and a full list of participating restaurants, head over to sc.com/sg/dining now. Terms and conditions, minimum spends and exclusions apply.