Valentine’s Day at Crossings

Haven’t got a plan of action for Valentine’s Day yet? Fret not, for Crossings is taking reservations for the 13th and 14th of February, 2016. Pre-payment is required to confirm your reservation, you and your partner will get to enjoy  awesomely fresh scallops, braised beef cheek or fillet (of snapper malabar), finished off with our special Campari Infused Tiramisu.

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Catholic News: Missionary priest is Crossings Café bartender

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Walk into Crossings Café between seven and ten o’clock on Friday nights, and you will be greeted by the warm hospitality of a Belgian missionary priest.

Scheut Missions Fr Paul Staes will make you his signature Manhattan cocktail if you are an adult willing to try and alcoholic drink. He will even give you a complimentary bowl of homemade Belgian rice pudding, a family recipe he learned to make from his mother.

Fr States, who is the spiritual director of Crossings Café, volunteered to be a bartender once a week as part of his commitment to the social enterprise. His stint began on Valentine’s Day last year.

The 78-year-old’s role does not stop there at the bar however, as he moves from table to table sharing stories and exchanging jokes with his guests. He also offers information on the various drinks available in the café, such as the Belgian Trappist beers, Belgian fruit beers, and others.

While a psychology student in the United States from 1963 to 1965, Fr Staes came to like the Manhattan cocktail and learned to concotct it perfectly. “Up to now, Manhattan is the only cocktail I serve,” said Fr Staes. “But I’m think of adding a less potent apeterif [pre-dinner drink],” revealed the priest, who came to Singapore 21 years ago.

Crossings Café, on the ground floor of the Catholic Centre, opens from 8am – 10pm.

mel.lee@catholic.org.sg