Having moved into their new space at Dempsey, Huber’s Butchery shows that size does matter and bigger is, indeed, better. They make full use of the entire two-storey 13,000 square feet space, essentially turning the former barracks into a fun house for meat lovers, craft beer aficionados and café hoppers. If you’re the latter, make a beeline for the 50-seat bistro that pours out into a patio overlooking a herb garden and children’s playground. There, you’ll get a taste of what’s in store when you finally head in.
All the different pockets of the new Huber’s Butchery are connected by a welldesigned one-way flow of traffic starting on the second floor. Past the information counter is the deli where all sorts of cold cuts and sausages are on display. Some sausages are made in-house – a process you can peek at through a glass window – allowing for personalised orders. The grocery shopping continues to the seafood and dry goods sections, and a comprehensive cheese cabinet filled with up to 150 variations of the dairy product. On the same floor is the Gourmet Studio, a fully functional kitchen to host cooking classes.
The grocery pilgrimage continues as you get into an elevator to the ground floor where floor-to-ceiling shelves of wines and craft beers await. Look out for beers Huber’s Butchery stocks exclusively including a selection from Swiss breweries Chopfab and Falken. And as cream is to strawberries, beer is to barbecue. The next section was clearly put together for those with a soft spot for smoky meat; it’s where you’ll find every tool required to achieve juicy grilled ribs and steak. The cherry on the icing, however, is the butchery – a 40-meter long counter that showcases premium meats, of which 90 per cent is hormone-free. Soughtafter prime cuts include Toriyama Umami Wagyu and marbled Mangalican Pork. Appreciators of dry-aged meat will be pleased to know that they can age their purchases in-house as well. 22 Dempsey Road.