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Vintage apothecary pop-up



MasterChef Singapore finalist and performing artist Inch Chua teams up with bar consultant Andrew Pang to open Spectre, a vintage apothecary bar and restaurant that embodies kintsugi, the art of repair and celebratio­n of imperfecti­on and growth.

The duo will offer nourishing Southeast Asian bites and beverages with an ethos of mental wellness to this new concept, which is slated to open in a permanent space in Tanjong Pagar in the second half of the year. For now, fans will be able to sample the goods this May at a pop-up at incubation space, Ghostwrite­r.

Guests will have a selection between a la carte offerings or a tasting menu featuring eight of Spectre’s top dishes ($150) and an optional cocktail trio pairing ($50). Highlights include small plates ($16) such as Mackerel Kinilaw and Eurasian Feng. Sharing plates ($26) offer playful twists on beloved favourites such as the Prat Dogs made with Kurobuta pork sausages, and the Osso Buco Kueh Pai Tee filled with bone marrow and candlenut oxtail marmalade. Another must-try is the Smoked Stingray Pasta ($32) with fazzoletti pasta.

To complement your dishes, Pang has created a repertoire of signature cocktails at $23 each, as well as no-ABV and low-ABV offerings at $18 each.

With space for 10 to 15 guests, Ghostwrite­r offers a space for F&B operators to trial-run their concepts with the public before a potential launch or expansion. Spectre will take up residency for the whole month of May from Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5pm to midnight. For reservatio­ns, visit­r.

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