Where to Eat in Singapore This Week: Vue, The Pelican, Cut by Wolfgang Puck, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, Stellar at 1-Altitude
Whether 2019 has been good or bad to you, it deserves a proper adieu. And there’s no better way to do that than with a bounty of delicious food at these restaurants. Bonus: Some of these places give you front-row seats to the fireworks display at the bay.
You’ll welcome a brand new year with a full stomach thanks to executive chef Sam Chin’s glorious New Year’s eve spread of canapes, roasts, fresh seafood and free-flow drinks.
Kickstart your palate with the Alaskan black cod served with tangy tomato salsa, and the buttery foie gras terrine atop a toasted brioche bun. Don’t forget about the caviar station where you’ll find sturia caviar served with blinis, cream cheese and avocado tartlet.
Need something more filling? Head over to the roast station heaving with whisky-aged USDA Prime Black Angus roast beef, and halibut complemented with oven-roasted caper bell pepper sauce. Also enjoy free-flow tipples of Peroni beer, red and white wines, and juices.
Vue | Level 19, OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay, S(049321) | 8879 0923
2/5 The Pelican
You can’t get a better view of Marina Bay than at The Pelican. While waiting for the sky to light up, you won’t go hungry thanks to a selection of dishes prepared by the culinary team.
Good for sharing is the fried seafood platter stacked with beer-battered snapper, calamari, onion rings, fried oysters, prawn fritters and truffle fries. Better yet, add in an additional order of oysters and prawns platter, which comes with 12 freshly shucked bivalves and cooked prawns.
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Start the year right with a glorious brunch at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse. On January 1, you’ll find different stations serving artisanal cheeses and freshly baked breads at the Cheese & Bread Bar, and ocean-fresh treasures from the sea at the seafood station.
For entrees, there are eight dishes to choose from. If you like your meats, you can go for the American Wagyu sirloin steak and eggs, or the pork schnitzel with pork sausage. Brunch includes free-flow beverages by the glass, including Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Philip Gamet Blanc de Noirs NV champagne.
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4/5 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore says goodbye to 2019 with three countdown parties on New Year’s eve. Start at chef Alvin Leung’s restaurant with a five-course meal that includes cauliflower and smoked Fjord trout, and Wagyu beef cheek with ratte potato puree and wild rice. The meal also comes with a complimentary glass of champagne as well as exclusive access to a vantage point to watch the fireworks display.
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5/5 Stellar at 1-Altitude
Two seatings are available for New Year’s eve. The first seating (6.30pm) comes with a five-course menu that commences with an indulgent Hokkaido scallop ceviche, served with sturia caviar and yuzu juice. It only gets better with more delicious dishes including the Japanese medai beautified with finger lime, chestnut puree and rainbow chard.
For the second seating (8.30pm), chef Chris Millar has prepared a seven-course menu with additional bites such as crab velouté with leek, fennel and pastis, and the succulent pork loin with red cabbage “sauerkraut” and forest berries. Both menus include an amuse bouche and petit fours.
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