The Cheat Sheet: French restaurants, petite bags, and meteorite watches

This weekend looks set to be a fun-filled one. There’s the Epicurean Market food festival, which launched this afternoon at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre and runs till 13 August. We hear that celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton and Tetsuya Wakuda are in town for the annual event, and can’t wait to stop by ourselves.

Over at Resorts World Sentosa, another gastronomic event will take place tomorrow: The inaugural RWS Street Eats, which showcases hawker and street grub from stalls in Singapore and around the region. Clearly, foodies are a pampered lot this weekend.

For music buffs, British indie band Bastille will perform at The Star Theatre on Monday, 14 August. We reckon catching their gig is the best way to forget those Monday blues. If you’re still short on ideas on what to do this weekend, scroll through this week’s edition of The Cheat Sheet.

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Eat

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Jaan’s signature Tomato Collection dish.

Whether you’re jonesing for a comforting bowl of onion soup, a hearty Côte de Boeuf (bone-in rib steak), or simply some sizzling hot escargots, these 7 best French restaurants have your cravings covered.

Drink

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The interiors of Bam! restaurant.

After drinking our way through Telok Ayer, Ann Siang and Club Street, we’ve moved on to Tanjong Pagar, which offers an equally impressive array of watering holes.

Style

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Balenciaga’s Black All Over Logo Bazar Pochette Strap Bag.

Leave that massive carryall at home, and pick up one of these 5 adorable, petite bags instead. And yes, they’re roomy enough to fit your iPhone.

Watches

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Meteorite.

We can’t help but be amazed by these 5 out-of-this-world watches, which are beautiful, functional, and — most intriguingly — incorporated with meteorite fragments.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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Nancy Silverton is in town.

You’ve seen her on Chef’s Table, and here she is in person at Epicurean Market: Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza. Follow our Instastories for more highlights of the ongoing food festival.

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