The Last Supper
Christmas has come and gone in a flash, and just before we’re able to catch a breather (or some down time), we’ve to usher in the new year. It’s a mad rush, and while we certainly wish there was a bit more time in between these two occasions, time stops for no one.
With that, we’ve put together a handy guide on the best restaurants you should dine at for a jolly good time. After all, everybody wants a to end on a good note, and what better way than with a sumptuous meal? And if you’d like to know where to go to catch a grand fireworks spectacular, check this list out.
Monti at 1-Pavilion
This Italian restaurant needs no introduction. It’s hearty Italian fare with no pretense. Choose from two seatings, 6pm ($180++, with a glass of Veuve Clicquot) and 9pm ($350++ with a glass of Dom Perignon), where the latter of course, includes a viewing of the fireworks. The first seating includes four courses: Cold Smoked King Salmon, Lobster & Prawn Ravioli, Pan Seared Japanese Kinmadai or Charcoal Grilled USDA Prime Ribeye and Yoghurt Cheese Cake, while the second seating sees the addition of Risoni and A4 Hida Wagyu Tenderloin.
82 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6535 0724
Ce La Vi
Don’t dismiss this place as a bar with a great view, Joseph Sergentakis, executive chef of the restaurant, has designed a six-course menu specially for the occasion. Savour the Foie Gras Savarin paired with curried peanut crumble, coconut, mango and basil. Other dishes include Thai Basil Lobster Bisque and Black Truffle Cod. The first seating starts at 6pm ($188++ for four courses), while the second starting starts at 8.30pm ($388++ for six courses). Wine pairing is also available at $168++.
Ce La Vi’s neighbour, Lavo (which took over Justin Quek’s Sky on 57), will also be making its grand opening on New Year’s Eve. While the Italian-American restaurant-cum-bar has yet to reveal its menu for the night, you can be sure it’ll be marking its opening with a bang.
Ce La Vi
1 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 6508 2188
For those intending to dine earlier and head to your party venue after, Zafferano has the itinerary for you. Its first sitting starts at 5.30pm, and consists of a three-course dinner ($128++ per person). Enjoy a sunset view while starting on Hokkaido scallop tartare with blood orange coulis and Ossetra Russian caviar. For mains, choose from home-made tagliolini with Canadian lobster or sous-vide Tajima wagyu beef short ribs. End off with a Valrhona Echantillon Dulcey 32% chocolate mousse and raspberry vanilla meringue. A five-course dinner is available during the second seating at 9pm, and you’ll enjoy other courses such as sea urchin with cauliflower cream, and pan-seared sea bass.
Ocean Financial Centre
10 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6509 1488
There’s just one seating at the restaurant (from 7pm) located in The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, and you’re more than welcome to stay for supper after dinner. For just $388++ per adult, you’ll get to dig into a sumptuous buffet spread including onsen egg with sea urchin, abalone with yuzu jelly, foie gras with truffle, wagyu tomahawk wellington and king crab bee hoon. Plus, you’ll also enjoy unlimited pours of Moet & Chandon NV Brut Imperial Champagne to accompany your meal.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6434 5288
If you’re intending to skip the city’s festivities, Capella Singapore may provide the perfect hideout. Cassia, the resort’s Chinese specialty restaurant, is offering an oriental six-course degustation New Year’s eve menu ($168++). Enjoy one of two seatings, one during lunch at 12pm, and the other during dinner at 6.30pm. Enjoy the chef’s signature Cantonese dishes including wok-fried Australian M9 Wagyu Beef and Argentinean Prawns with Ginger, White Pepper, Scallions and Glass Noodles.
1 The Knolls
Tel: +65 6591 5045