Where To Eat During The F1 Week: Sear, Cé La Vi, Summer Pavilion, Zafferano
Its location close to the heart of the action makes it a convenient destination when you want to nourish yourself before or after the races. And executive chef Cheung Siu Kong invites you to enjoy his lunch and dinner grand prix menus, available from September 14 to 16.
The menus comprise culinary highlights from the recently revamped menu, including the comforting double-boiled superior soup with abalone that's studded with bamboo pith. There's also lightly seared Hokkaido king scallop with caviar, and poached vermicelli with Dong Xing grouper fillet in lobster broth. The sets include Chinese teas.
The steakhouse is already known for its prime cuts, but for the F1 weekend it will complement its offerings with a spread designed around the Brazilian Carnival theme. We know how this country is famous for its churrasco, so you can be sure to find grilled picanha, short ribs and chicken, to name a few.
These won’t be complete without sides like Brazilian rice, black bean feijoada and drinks. Wines and beers will surely flow from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, and you will enjoy the sumptuous food and drinks while being entertained by live performances by belly dances, drummers and DJs.
3/6Cé La Vi
One thing that will draw many to this restaurant come F1 weekend is the gorgeous view of the Marina Bay (including the race track), but what they will stay for is the food, specifically executive chef Joey Sergentakis’ five- and six-course modern Asian menus.
Highlights include lightly seared Patagonian toothfish, and slow-roasted wagyu beef enhanced with spiced chilli jam. And if your meal isn’t complete without tipples, let Matthias Camilleri, Singapore’s Master Sommelier, help you with an apt choice of wine, or two.
Cé La Vi | 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, S(018971) | 6508 2188 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not kick off the Grand Prix weekend with a tantalising champagne brunch at Zafferano? Head chef Emmanuel Faggi will make sure you have more than enough food to last you through the practice races. The meal starts with appetisers to share, and it’s a feast of live seasonal oysters and cold cuts and Italian burrata.
Among the choice that follow, the pasta dishes are a must, specifically the housemade veal agnolotti with spinach and hazelnuts; and for the mains, it would be hard to resist the seabass prepared Mediterranean style—baked with olives, tomatoes and thyme.
To end the meal, the dessert bar boasts a indulgent selection, from fresh fruits to tiramisu and chocolate cakes. This brunch special is available on September 15, 12pm to 3pm, and includes unlimited spumante, house wines and beers.
Zafferano | Ocean Financial Centre 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, S(049315) | 6509 1488 | email@example.com
5/6The Bird Southern Table and Bar
Here’s an F1 brunch for the whole family, which takes place on September 16. Adults will be glad to know that the restaurant will be offering unlimited pours of Duval-LeRoy champagne from 10am to 4pm.
But everyone can tuck into the signature hits which include the crispy signature Lewellyn fine-fried chicken, made with a 100-year-old tried and tested recipe, classic buttermilk biscuits, mac & cheese and the irresistibly good fried Oreos
If you can’t wait to start the party, the restaurant is running a not-to-be-missed deal from September 13 to 16—specially priced bottles of Duval-Leroy champagne and fried oysters and caviar.
The Bird Southern Table and Bar | B1-07, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, S(018956) | 6688 9959 | TheBird.Reservations@marinabaysands.com
6/6Lawry’s The Prime Rib
You can still bask in the F1spirit while away from the crowds at this steakhouse on Orchard. Executive chef Sherwin Sim makes it worth your while with a month-long curated F1 menu filled with meat and seafood signatures.
But first, have the all-time favourite spinning bowl salad with a vibrant mix of greens dressed in the restaurant’s special sauce It’s light and a perfect precursor to the mains. Here you have the option of having the USDA beef prime rib, baked Boston lobster with chicken medallion or the king salmon with mushroom spinach quiche. Available from September 1 to 30.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib | 04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard, 333A Orchard Road, S(238897) | 6836 3333 | firstname.lastname@example.org