With the Christmas festivities behind us, we’re now counting down to the end of 2017. And what an eventful year it has been — from the opening of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first Singapore restaurant to the unveiling of the second Michelin Guide Singapore, and the bombshell announcement that Restaurant Andre will close in February 2018. Not to mention, the many excellent new restaurants that have popped up in the scene.
We truly can’t wait to see what the new year will bring. One of the questions on our mind is what renowned chef Marco Pierre White’s The English House, his maiden Singapore restaurant, will be like when it opens next year? During his last visit here, he revealed that it was scheduled for a June 2017 launch — which evidently got postponed — so we’re waiting with bated breath for more details. We’re also hoping to see more hawker stalls clinch stars at next year’s Michelin Guide Singapore; this year’s affair didn’t see any new hawker entrants on the list.
While we make our predictions for what lies ahead in the new year, we’re also all geared up to end this one with a bang. Many of our favourite restaurants have rolled out exciting feasts for New Year’s Eve 2017, replete with sumptuous food and bubbly. Some have even added live music performances into the mix, for an extra memorable countdown. Here are 5 places to hit up this New Year’s Eve 2017.
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This casual eatery at Robertson Quay has introduced a Countdown Soiree package, which comprises a selection of small plates, meat platters and tasting portions of dishes like oxtail pasta. Prosecco and desserts such as mini Valrhona chocolate brownies will also be served. Go for the champagne pairing option, which offers unlimited pours of Louis Roederer Brut NV champagne.
Details: 31 December, 7pm onwards. $98++ per person inclusive of a
glass of Prosecco. Add S$88++ for a free flow of Louis Roederer Brut NV champagne.
Sprmrkt Kitchen & Bar, #02-01, The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236, +65 9736 4170
Count down to 2018 at Zafferano’s masquerade-themed dinner, which showcases tempting dishes such as sea urchin with cauliflower cream and trout roe, tagliolini with Canadian lobster, and pan-seared seabass. After tucking into that decadent feast, head upstairs to the rooftop terrace, where a DJ will spin upbeat tunes to get you into the festive mood. As the clock strikes 12, witness the beautiful fireworks display and toast to the New Year with a glass of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne.
Details: 31 December at 9pm, $450++ per person, inclusive of free access to the countdown party and a glass of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne.
Zafferano, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315
Perched on the 40th floor of CapitaGreen, Artemis is a classy Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with unobstructed views of the CBD skyline. For the festive season, it will roll out tasty dishes such as duck confit with polenta crisps, and russet potato purée, which will be available for two dinner seatings and presented on beautifully decorated tables.
Details: 31 December. A four-course set at 5:30pm at S$128++, five-course set at 8:30pm at S$158++.
Artemis Grill, Level 40, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946, +65 6635 8677
Ring in the New Year within the comfort of an air-conditioned, private dining igloo set within The Summerhouse‘s garden. The restaurant’s New Year’s Eve feast features a tantalising spread of dishes such as uni pasta with ikura, smoked butter-poached red snapper fillet, and Tajima wagyu barbecued short rib. Pair these with a bottomless supply of prosecco for a countdown to remember.
Details: 31 December, 8:30pm. S$108++ (inclusive of a glass of prosecco), S$55++ (children under 12). Add on S$45++ for four hours of free-flow prosecco.
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387, +65 6262 1063
Wind down the year Prohibition-style at this speakeasy’s dinner soirée featuring a three-course menu, and live music and tap dance performances. Guests will be treated to mouthwatering dishes such as bacon-wrapped lamb chops, New York strip steak, and oysters Rockefeller, as well as one complimentary cocktail and glass of bubbly. The festival meal is available for two seatings.
Details: 31 December, 6pm and 9pm. S$145++ per person.
Employees’ Only, 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932, +65 6221 7357