Friday, April 8, 2011

BYO wines to Hooked on Heads in Singapore (at reasonable corkage fee)

I was having dinner at Hooked on Heads, a restaurant at Tower 2, #01-01/02, Sin Ming Plaza, Sin Ming Road, Singapore (Tel: 64554948) a few days ago. Seeing that they have wines listed on their drinks menu, I enquired if the establishment allowed BYO wines.

To my pleasant surprise they allowed BYO wines. The corkage fee for the 1st bottle brought along is $10; and the corkage fee for the 2nd bottle is waived. Its a pretty reasonable corkage rate I think if you bring along 2 bottles (if you average it out, it works out to $5 per bottle).

Ice buckets will be provided if you need to chill your wines too. I checked out the wine glasses and they seem more appropriate for white wines rather than serious reds. I would suggest you bring along your own glasses for reds if you are particular about wine glasses.

I was equally impressed at their a la carte buffet spread. They have at least 60 dishes on offer at $20+ per person; but a minimum of 4 persons are required to qualify for buffet orders. The cuisine range from chinese, malay, nonya, thai and western dishes. The spread includes seafood, meat, vegetables, egg, tofu, rice, noodles and desserts. Their signature and not-to-be-missed dish is curry fish head.

This place will be ideal for wine enthusiasts who prefer to pair wines with Asian cuisine. Dine in a group and you can try small portions of each dish with different styles of wine. Go check the place out if you are around the vicinity :)

Note to readers: It’s always good to give the establishment a ring and reconfirm its BYO policy before heading down; things in life have an impulse to change :)

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