Award-winning natural wine bar RVLT will be celebrating a year at Carpenter Street come 29 September; it has lined up a series of events, as well as introducing various specials, to commemorate the occasion.
To say that RVLT has made a big splash in Singapore’s wine drinking scene would be understating things by quite a bit. It packed the crowds when it first opened in 2016 in a small garage-like space over at Killiney Road, and continued its winning ways when it later moved to its current premises at Carpenter Street. RVLT also recently landed the Best Wine Bar title at last month’s Singapore Bar Awards 2018,. All this built on the love of natural wine.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up for their anniversary celebrations.
Four hands dinner.
To celebrate the milestones, RVLT will be holding a four-hands dinner featuring resident chef Kenneth Foong (alumni of Eleven Madison Park and Betony in New York City) along with with Nicole Philipson (alumni of The Modern and Cosme in New York City). They will be serving up a New York-inspired 5-course dinner tasting menu – reservations are open 5.30pm to 8.30pm, and costs S$128 ++ per person – and then later opening up the bar for walk-ins for an epic wine party.
On Tuesday 2 October and Wednesday 3 October, guest chef Leandros Stagogiannis (alumni of Fat Duck, Fifty Three, Saint Pierre) will be flying in from South Korea, where he is now based, to helm RVLT’s kitchen. His menu is rife with Korean inspiration, with dishes like Beef Yukhoe, charred beef tartar, fried capers, Korean pear, perilla oil, sesame, endive, spring onion; Gamjatang Soup with Bokkeumbap, spicy Korean pork spine soup with fried rice; and Gochujang Glazed Seabass Fillet with pickled onion, smoked charcoal oil, and dash broth. Pricing details TBA.
And to titillate your natural wine fetish, RVLT has introduced a pre-dinner special they call 4-Play every Monday to Wednesday, 5.30 to 7pm. With any order of drink, whether by the glass or by the bottle, guests will be treated to complimentary snacks. These bite-size snacks will be switched up each day depending on what produce is available in the kitchen. Expect tasty bites like salmon rillette, cheese parfait and hazelnuts, cherry tomatoes and ricotta toasties, and parma ham and avocado toasties. Four rounds of snacks will be served through the evening, in 20-30 minute intervals. After which, guests are welcomed to stay on for dinner.
Wine geeks would no doubt love the newly-introduced Tasting Tuesdays, where a thematic flight of wines will be curated by sommeliers and co-owners of the bar Alvin Gho and Ian Lim and available each Tuesday. Guests who order up the flight can also get to learn more about the wines through informative nuggets doled out by the sommeliers. Themes change weekly.