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F&B: Meet and dally at Dallas

Delegates who step into Dallas Restaurant and Bar at the sky garden of Suntec City Mall might find themselves unexpectedly lulled by good old American comfort food in a smart casual setting. Just steps away from Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, it's perfect for stealing quick meetings in a posh atmosphere accompanied by comfort fare and "very happy" hours which start bright and early at 11 am and continue until 8 pm with house poured wines and spirits for only S$12++ (US$9) and Stella Artois and San Miguel for only S$14++ (US$11) per pint. 

Australian chef and owner Jason Pope's creative dishes are cheerful, comforting and stylishly presented. His vast culinary repertoire included a stint at a luxury resort in the Cayman islands, which influenced his use of brightly coloured ingredients. Bright orange homemade pineapple chutney tops the Snapper Fish Tacos, whilst the Jalapeno Croquettes come with a fiery green chili mayonnaise and chipotle-mayonnaise Grilled Corn adds a tantalising bright yellow. 



 Seductive red tomatoes dot the corners of sumptuous dishes such as the two-to-four person Dallas Meat Platter with lamb cutlets, pork ribs, rotisserie chicken and prime rib steak - the latter consisting of 100-day grain fed Australian beef lightly seasoned and slow roasted for 15 hours before being sliced and finished on the grill. On weekends, guests can enjoy free-flow of this premium cut at only S$35 (US$26) per guest. But those with less love for meat need not feel left out. A light, grilled BBQ Barramundi caters to those who prefer non-meat dishes.

Vibrancy is the theme in this glass house-style restaurant, where natural light streams in from three sides through special temperature-controlled glass that keeps the venue from overheating and combines with sleek leather furniture and red-highlighted interior for a perky, vivacious wine-kissed setting.

The restaurant accommodates two sizes of events - 85 pax for a standing cocktail set-up, and approximately 70 pax for a sit-down set-up in its private dining area, or 250 - 300 guests for cocktail parties and corporate affairs in the main restaurant area.

A meeting package for the private dining area starts from S$2,000++ (US$1,486) for lunch/day service or up to S$5,000++ (US$3,715) for dinner events. The restaurant also offers various packages such as an a la carte canapes package, a two-hour free-flow canapes package, as well as a two-hour free-flow buffet package. 

Dallas also caters to Formula One and sports enthusiasts. With a location close to the annual Singapore Night Race course, large TV screens at the bar and outdoors as well as a 3x2 metre large screen in the private dining area make the restaurant ideal for sports fans and screenings of crucial sporting events.