The Bird Southern Table & Bar is ready to soar higher, starting with a relaunch to celebrate brand new offerings and a name change to Yardbird Singapore.
The Bird – a part of the James Beard nominated Yardbird Southern Table & Bar restaurant family with locations in Miami Beach, Las Vegas and Los Angeles in the United States – is officially adopting the name of its parent company this December after a successful first year at the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Founded in 2011 by 50 Eggs Inc., which operates some of Miami’s most popular restaurants, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is committed to farm-fresh ingredients, soulful American cooking and gracious hospitality.
Yardbird melds time-honoured cooking and preparation methods using unique indigenous produce true to each region. While guests will continue to enjoy what they love most about the restaurant, including an impressive whiskey selection, highly-acclaimed recipes such as its famous 100-year-old fried chicken, top-notch hospitality, dynamic double-floor space and scenic outdoor seating, there are more exciting things to come with the relaunch.
“With this relaunch as Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, we are excited to continue sharing our classic American culinary roots and recipes with our Singapore guests, and even delight them with a few new surprises. No matter how far around the globe our visitors travel, our goal is to always make them feel right at home when they sit at our tables,” says John Kunkel, Founder & CEO of 50 Eggs.
Yardbird Singapore celebrated its relaunch last Thursday night with a host of celebrities in attendance, which included FLY Entertainment Artistes and cast of the Crazy Rich Asians movie – Constance Lau, Amy Cheng and Janice Koh. They were joined by their colleagues – Benjamin Kheng (The Sam Willows), Jason Godfrey (KIN), and Jaime Teo. Regional actors Kevin Julio and Marsha Aruan were also in the star-studded guest line-up.
Marking the relaunch is a Great American Brunch on the weekends, featuring classic brunch staples reinvented in flavorful twists, dramatic desserts, and an even greater family-friendly experience.
Guests can look forward to creations by Yardbird’s Corporate Pastry Chef and two-time James Beard Award finalist Chef Hedy Goldsmith, the mastermind behind the fluffy, mile-high Funfetti Pancakes. Perfect for birthday celebrations, the trio of buttermilk pancakes are studded with rainbow sprinkles, finished with a citrus glaze, whipped cream and a side of bourbon maple syrup.
Brunch lovers will also delight in the fun-loving Doughnut Tree, featuring a medley of six colourful glazed treats in three flavours that change every week.
Guests looking for healthier brunch options can also enjoy the gluten-free Salted Caramel Waffle (S$22++) with brûléed bananas and candied pecans, or select from an array of nutritious acai and granola fruit bowls, and fresh juices.
Apart from the Great American Brunch, Yardbird Singapore has also added a host of mouthwatering dishes to its lunch and dinner menus. New lunch items include the Yardbird Chicken Sandwich (S$22), featuring butter toasted brioche bun topped with a crispy chicken thigh tossed with house ghost chilli rub. The spice blend used in this sandwich is made from ghost peppers, a hybrid chilli pepper that is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
Other great mains on the dinner menu include the show-stopping Smoked Pork Ribs, Truffle & Foie Gras Roasted Whole Young Hen and the restaurant’s signature Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles.
Apart from the Funfetti Pancakes and Doughnut Tree on the weekends, other new and fun dishes offered during lunch and dinner include the kid-friendly Little Burger with short rib, brisket and chuck blend, the delicious Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp bar bite made with whiskey mango glaze, and the savoury Lobster Mac & Cheese featuring fresh Maine lobster.
Following suit to its global counterparts, Yardbird Singapore’s extensive bar programme serves the highest quality handcrafted cocktails, such as the new Flower Power, a gin-based tipple served with edible flowers and its signature Bloody Mary on the weekends.
The restaurant also boasts one of Asia’s biggest selections of whiskeys, including Angel’s Envy, Hudson Baby, Wild Turkey, and Willett Pot Still.
For Gin & Tonic aficionados, Yardbird offers a Classic Gin Tonic with lime, while adventurous guests can choose from refreshing twists, such as the Tropical Tonic with lemongrass syrup and lychee nut.
Located at the South Promenade of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, the 200-seater, two-story restaurant unveils a relaxing dining space on Level 1 with additional lounge seating, complete with alfresco fittings and a vibrant bar setting. The open space invites guests to enjoy unrivalled views of the bay over brunch on a leisurely weekend morning or to bask in a lively atmosphere by night with great music. The restaurant interior features Yardbird’s signature modern-rustic textures and colours, as well as private dining rooms for parties and gatherings.
Yardbird Singapore – Where and how?
Yardbird Singapore is located on L1 & B1-07, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. For more information, please call +65 6688 9959 or visit www.marinabaysands.com, or follow @yardbirdsingapore.