Where To Eat And Drink On New Year’s Eve: Artemis, Cé La Vi, Publico Ristorante, Spago, Stellar At 1-Altitude
Can you believe that another year has come and gone? Whether it has been good or bad to you, we think it’s worth celebrating with a lavish meal and a glass or two of bubbly. Since we're in the mood to party, we’ve rounded up a few restaurants which give you just that, and with a panoramic vista to boot.
1/5Cé La Vi
Head chef Joey Sergentakis wants you to eat well on New Year’s eve, which is why he has created the filling six-course menu to satiate you well through 2019. You’ll get the best of both worlds as Sergentakis masterfully combines Asian and European flavours.
Among the highlights, the mussel veloute is infused with saffron and coconut, while the foie gras is poached in lo soy and blanketed with black truffles. You won’t be able to resist master sommelier Mathias Camilleri’s wine pairing a where every dish is paired with a different label.
As tempting as it sounds to welcome the new year in your pajamas, do something different and check out Publico Ristorante’s Midnight in Venice masquerade party. Dress in black and white, don your stylish mask and enjoy the feast and unlimited drinks from 9pm to 12am.
What’s on the menu? The chef will be dishing signatures such as the truffle arancini, tartufata pizza and mini tiramisu, and you can wash them down with Italian tipples like Bellini, Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Prosecco and Peroni Beer.
The unforgettable night starts in the dining room, with a three-course (first seating) and four-course (second seating) menus starring delicious meats. Always a delight is chef de cuisine Greg Bess’s veal ragu elevated with black truffle ricotta gnocchi, Colorado lamb ribeye and the Snake River Farms American wagyu sirloin steak best served medium rare.
After the meal, head over the lounge & bar for the One Night in Havana party from 7pm to 2am; not only will the space transform into a vibant slice of Cuba, you’ll also enjoy a glass of Lanson Champagne or a Cuban-inspired cocktail. In case you don’t know, this place is a great vantage point to watch the fireworks.
4/5Stellar at 1-Altitude
The restaurant offers one of the best views of the Marina Bay, making it a choice destination for New Year’s eve festivities. Executive chef Chris Millar with five-course menu for the first seating (6pm to 8.30pm) and seven-course menu (8.30pm onwards) for the second.
There’s no better way to start both meals than with the Loch Fyne oyster presented with smoked eel rillettes, followed by the mud crab ravioli made richer with poached organic egg yolk. Your entrée is a choice between the glazed Japanese amadai or the Tajima wagyu flank.
As for the party, just head over to the rooftop bar for the best views of the fireworks while sipping on cocktails and listening to earworm hits by DJs Leonard T and Jack T, and musical performer One Avenue.
It’s a given that Artemis, perched on the 40th floor of the CapitaGreen building, boasts the most amazing views of the bay—perfect when you’re looking for a place to dine at on New Year’s eve.
There are two seatings available: 5.30pm to 6.30pm and 8.30pm onwards; the latter includes your choice of cocktail or champagne. There’s also the four-course menu, the highlight being chef Oliver Hyde’s 1.1kg bone-in rib eye tomahawk with chimichurri and violet mustard. It’s even better when you have it with the crushed ratte potatoes, Sicilian tomatoes with harissa dressing & avocado mousse.