From meals for foodies at Michelin-starred restaurants to dinners on board a cable car, here’s a look at some of the most lavish dining experiences in Singapore.
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What’s priced at a cool US$2 million (S$2.7 million)? Plenty, including this extravagant dining experience that covers everything from an 18 course meal paired with vintage wines at Ce La Vi Singapore, a helicopter ride, a 2.08-carat blue diamond ring and a fireworks display to conclude the night.
Billed as the world’s most expensive dining experience, one couple will get to enjoy all these and more treats over the course of eight hours. Other frills offered include a chauffeured drive, a private cruise as well as designer furniture and diamond studded chopsticks personalised just for the couple.
Yet the meal itself isn’t the top draw; it’s the prized blue diamond ring. According to WOD, the diamond ring alone is said to be valued at around US$2 million due to the rarity of the jewel’s size and saturation.
Not just any couple will be privy to this experience, however. Even if money’s no object for interested parties, the dining experience will only be offered to a qualified individual, as determined by organisers World of Diamonds (WOD) and Ce La Vi.
If such a meal sounds too unachievable for us mere mortals, there are other lavish ways to still enjoy a romantic meal for two. Assuming you’re willing to make the splurge, of course. To put things in perspective, here’s a look at some of the most extravagant dining experiences in Singapore.
Price: $1,800 per couple
How deep is your love (and your pockets)? Save this dining experience for that very special occasion. It offers you and your significant other the privacy of having an entire capsule on the observation wheel all to yourselves, while eating a four-course meal together. The dining package also covers a bottle of Champagne and a bouquet for roses. Another perk: you can get the capsule decorated to suit the occasion. The only drawback might be the amount of time you have on board, which is just about an hour.
Price: $288 to $488 per couple
Prefer seaside views to go with your romantic and lavish meal? This comparatively more affordable option offers a four-course meal for two, in a cable car decked with floral decor. Exchange sweet nothings as you enjoy your leisurely meal during the two-hour journey from Mount Faber station and back. The dining experience also includes a glass of house wine each, as well as a box of chocolates.
Price: $498 per person for the full tasting menu (dinner service)
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For bragging rights and a romantic meal, head to this three-Michelin starred restaurant and opt for its extravagant option — the 16-course degustation menu. The namesake restaurant is opened by Joel Robuchon, who has over 25 Michelin stars to his name. It’s also currently the first and only restaurant in Singapore to be awarded three Michelin stars. Tip: if you find the Art Deco furnishings a touch too sleek, opt for the indoor “winter garden” section for your date.
Price: $498 per person for the Krug six-course menu
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Opt for the window seats to enjoy the aerial views (it’s located at the 70th floor of Swissotel the Stamford) during your dinner date at this restaurant. Its Krug menu features six-course meal paired with Krug Champagne. Dishes include Irish oyster with oscietra caviar and the restaurant’s specialty poached egg dish. Ranked 29th on Asia’s Best Restaurants 2016 list, this restaurant was also recently awarded one Michelin star by the Singapore Michelin Guide.
Price: $350 per person for the 8-course dinner menu
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Foodie couples should add this restaurant to their gourmet bucket list. Ranked number three on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 (32nd on the World’s 50 Best restaurants list), this restaurant was also awarded two Michelin stars in July. Based on chef Andre Chiang’s “Octaphilosophy”, you’ll get to taste eight dishes inspired by evocative themes such as texture, memory, salt, artisan and terroir.
Price: $450 per person for the 10-course degustation dinner
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This restaurant is another foodie must-try. This modern Japanese restaurant was recently awarded one Michelin star in July and named as the 6th best restaurant on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 list. You’ll be served 10 exquisite dishes (taking into consideration your existing dietary restrictions), with the only fixed item being its signature marinated botan ebi, uni and oscietra caviar.
Price: $150 to $600 for dishes on the a la carte menu
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For some couples, nothing says true love as much as sharing and enjoying the food they love together; a luxurious setting adds to the experience too. Fans of steak should flock to this restaurant, which is the only steakhouse on Michelin Singapore’s recommended restaurant list. At this one-star Michelin restaurant, premium meats such as Australian Angus and True Japanese A5 Kobe Beef are grilled over apple wood and charcoal fire.