Here’s how you welcome 2020 with style.
Because it’s not worth ending your year on a sour note.
Bid a fond farewell to 2019 and toast to new beginnings over a celebratory four-course lunch or dinner, meticulously crafted to set you on a gastronomic journey.
Whet your appetite with Smoked Duck Rillettes with caramelised orange and petite greens. Be treated to a hearty serving of Cream of Roasted Onion and Celeriac, before indulging in the freshest catch of the sea or succulent prime cut, showcased through the sublime mains of Pan-seared Barramundi with seasonal greens, mushroom ragout and citrus velouté; or Australian Black Angus Beef Striploin with sautéed garden greens, pumpkin mousseline and pan gravy. Dessert comes in the form of Cappuccino Mocha Mousse that tantalises with its bitter-sweet notes.
Price: $68++ per person.
Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, 178881
Tel: 6799 8809
For a fiery hot New Year’s Eve, eshew the typical air-conditioned sit-down affair and go for a casual but fun Beach BBQ Countdown party at Coastes instead. Not only do you get to indulge in a delectable buffet spread of freshly-grilled seafood, hearty mains and sweet treats, you can also groove to live music by local band Kitsch Yogi Bandits on the sandy shores as they fill the night with upbeat party tunes and a twist of funk and soul while enjoying the rustic vibe and a cool sea breeze.
Price: $84 for adult and $37 for child (before GST) for an admission ticket, which includes the BBQ buffet and a choice of soft drink, juice or iced tea. To get tickets, go here.
50-52 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, 099000
Tel: 6631 8938
It’s a grand feast at Azur, which is serving a dizzying array of dishes guaranteed to make you feel completely stuffed. Seafood aficionados can dig into their seafood on ice which includes Peruvian Scallops, Baby Crayfish, Tiger Prawns and more, while meat lovers will be satisfied by their Roasted Lamb Chop and Crispy Pork Knuckles at the carving station and traditional Cantonese roasts such as Roasted Char Siew, Pork Belly, Chicken and Duck.
Don’t miss Asian favourites such as Claypot Assam Fish, Sweet and Sour Prawns with Pineapple, Braised Ee-fu noodles with Straw Mushrooms and Pan-seared Sea Bass with Parsley and Olives.
Price: $88 ++ per adult (top up $28++ to enjoy unlimited sparkling, house wines, juices and soft drinks), $44++ per child.
75 Airport Boulevard, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 819664
Tel: 6823 5354
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There’s no better way to celebrate the year than in the hallowed halls of the beautifully restored 1930s chapel that The White Rabbit is housed in. Chill out in its serene setting amongst the lush greens of Dempsey while partaking in light, wholesome takes on classic European favourites. Its New Year’s Eve set dinner involves fresh produce and rich festive meats, such as Wagyu Striploin, foie gras and poached turbot (for second seating only).
Price: $108++ per person for first seating (6pm to 6.30pm) or $128++ per person for second seating (8.30pm to 9pm). Add $68++ per person for wine pairing.
A fun party and a scrumptious feast await those who head to the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel to herald in 2020. Look forward to fresh seafood on ice and dig into delicacies such as Poached Prawns, Boston Lobster, Crayfish and Snow Crab Legs along with Spicy Veal Tripe with Cannellini Bean Stew, Andalusian-style Seafood Paella, and Coffee-Spiced Braised Beef Brisket with Garlic Confit & Chimichurri. Also not to be missed are Asian favourites like Singapore Chilli Crab and Singapore Laksa.
End your meal on a sweet note with desserts such as Orange Champagne Jelly, Carrot Crème Brûlée and Pandan-Infused Panna Cotta. Psst, balloons will be hung to the ceiling, and will fall all around you with dramatic flourish to the sounds of enthusiastic tunes at the stroke of midnight. How fun.
Price: From $188++ for adults (with free flow of champagne, red and white wines, beer and soft drinks) and $88++ (with free flow of juices and soft drinks) per child.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, 238865
Tel: 6831 4605
Meals here are often interesting and unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before, so you can expect this restaurant — which marries traditional French bistro cooking with contemporary American flavours — to serve up some creative dishes to bid farewell to 2019. Its five-course menu begins with Oscietra Caviar, followed by a Bluefin Tuna Crudo. The star is Chef Daniel Boulud’s “Black Tie Scallops”, an intriguing creation which features black truffle studded diver scallops wrapped in spinach and baked to golden perfection in a flaky pastry crust. Opt for either a Tropical Baba or Chocolate Mille-feuille to conclude the feast.
Price: $198++ per person
db Bistro and Oyster Bar
B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, 018956
Tel: 6688 8525
Celebrate the turn of the new year with a five-course meal (complete with a complimentary glass of champagne and wine pairing is also available) where you’ll enjoy cauliflower and smoked Fjord trout, Wagyu beef cheek with ratte potato puree and wild rice, and more.
Plus, you’ll get a special access to the Eden Residences rooftop for a fireworks display. So head over to The Bar at 15 Stamford for bubbly champagne cocktails after dinner while you wait for the clock to strike midnight.
Price: $168++ per person
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
15 Stamford Rd, 178906
Tel: 6715 6871
Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive is bringing Santo Tomás to Singapore at Basque Kitchen by Aitor. The one Michelin-starred restaurant’s six-course dinner pays tribute to the best of Basque Country, paired with four acclaimed wines from the region and its surrounding Iberian Peninsula.
At the end of dinner, bring home a Homemade Panettone inspired by the recipe of celebrated Catalan pastry chef, Chef Oriol Balaguer, who won the Grand Prix au Chef Pâtisser 2018.
Price: $450 ++ (two persons) for a six-course dinner and four wines
Basque Kitchen by Aitor
97 Amoy St, 069917
Tel: 6224 2232
End the year with the ultimate feast right on the National Gallery’s rooftop in the middle of downtown Singapore. Take your pick from the generous buffet line, packed with your favourite festive classics and live stations (for those feeling a little fancier). When you’re done with that, raise a glass and usher in 2020 with front row seats of the incredible view of Marina Bay Sands.
Price: $158++ per person
Smoke & Mirrors
National Gallery Singapore, #06-01, 1 St. Andrew’s Rd, 178957
Tel: 9380 6313
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If you need a respite from the chaos in the city this new year’s eve, this restaurant is nestled in the lush rainforest on Sentosa overlooking the South China Sea. So you can soak in the intimate and inviting atmosphere while enjoying an epicurean feast to round off the year. You’ll love the Beef Wellington with Mushroom and Red Wine Sauce, Black Truffle and Herbs Stuffed Chicken and Sustainable Mussels Marinières cooked à la minute.
Price: $198++ per adult (with free-flow of wines, beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages), $168++ per adult (with free-flow of speciality mocktails, soft drinks and juices), and $98++ per child (with free-flow of soft drinks and juices).
Capella Hotel Singapore, 1 The Knolls, 098297
Tel: 6591 5046
Gourmet lovers, settle in for an unabashedly posh new year’s eve dinner featuring a series of deftly-executed dishes. Championing Tuscan-Italian cuisine, highlights from the menu includes house-made Agnolotti, filled with pillowy-light Moretadella and served with gloriously perfumed seasonal Truffles; as well as fork-tender Beef ribs that comes with a medley of Edamame puree, Persimmon and drizzled with seaweed red wine sauce. (P/S: Vegetarian menu is also available.)
For the ultimate finale, marvel at the fireworks lighting up the Marina Bay sky against the SG city skyline!
Price: $188++ per person for first seating (6pm) or $310++ per person for second seating (9.45pm).
The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, 049327
Tel: 6535 0724
This one Michelin-star restaurant — known for its innovative British-inspired dishes — never disappoints. Expect flavourful and exquisitely plated meals that are painstakingly planned by its executive chef Kirk Westaway. Dig into dishes like the Baked Celeriac, Scottish Scallop with purple kale, and a Brittany Lobster with saffron and black truffle noodles. Dessert is a satisfying Conference Pear Tartlet with brown butter ice cream. What’s more, you get to enjoy your meal while admiring a glorious view of Marina Bay Sands and The Singapore Flyer. It will be quite the gastronomical experience.
Price: $458++ per person
JAAN by Kirk Westaway
Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, 178882
Tel: 6837 3322
By Joy Fang + Muneerah Bee, updated December 2019