Wine and dine to the new year
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SINGAPORE
What: For an intimate yet lavish affair, tuck into either a three- or five-course dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel's One-Ninety Wood- fired Steaks and Seafood restaurant. Dishes include Mediterranean sea bass and tiger prawn, and spiced Jivara chocolate sphere with blackcurrant sorbet. Vegetarian menus are available. A new addition is a countdown party where guests will be whisked off to the One-Ninety Bar for after-dinner drinks and music spun by a DJ before a balloon drop at midnight.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard
When: First seating is from 6 to 7.30pm, second seating is from 8 to 10.30pm, followed by countdown party from 10.30pm to 1am
Admission: $78++ (first seating), $268++ (second seating and party), $48++ for entry to the party only (includes a glass of champagne or mocktail plus canapes)
Info: Call 6831-7250 or e-mail email@example.com to make reservations
NYE THREE-IN-ONE PENTHOUSE COUNTDOWN
What: Treat yourself to a gastronomic feast on the last night of the year at lifestyle hub 50 Raffles Place, which houses steakhouse Sear, Angie's Oyster Bar and luxe club lounge Empire.
Indulge in Sear's semi-buffet with a choice of steak or Angie's catch of the day, a live oyster station, canapes and Sear's signature sides such as the homemade lemon rosti.
Guests can then head to Empire, where they can take in clear views of the city skyline and dance to groovy beats spun by DJ Stanley.
Where: Level 45, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore Land Tower
When: 7pm till late
Admission:$228++ (buffet and entry to Empire); $98 (entry to Empire till Dec 30, includes one free drink); $108 (entry to Empire on Dec 31, no free drink)
Info: Call 6221-9555/ 8349-1672 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com to make reservations
BIANCO: A COUNTDOWN BY THE BAY
What: This white-themed (bianco is Italian for white) party is hosted by luxury lifestyle marketing agency Vanilla Luxury at Italian restaurant and bar Procacci Singapore at the historic Customs House building. The dress code is, of course, white.
Start the festivities with a gourmet buffet spread of live foie gras and lamb stations alongside a smorgasbord of fresh seafood on ice. Next, pop a bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne and enjoy the unobstructed view of fireworks to music spun by five DJs.
Joining in the merrymaking are dancers and stiltwalkers.
Where: Procacci Singapore, 01-04 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay
When: 5pm to 3am
Admission: From $48 for an early- bird general ticket excluding food and drinks, offer till Dec 26. After Dec 26, it is $98 for a ticket which includes two glasses of G.H. Mumm champagne. Table package with drinks starts from $888 for four persons; table package with food and drinks starts from $388 for two persons
Info: Call 8333-0620 or go to www.vanillaluxury.sg/nye
OVERNIGHT BRUNCH PARTY AT ARTISTRY
What: If you fancy a piping-hot plate of brunch grub in a mellow, communal setting after a night of hardcore revelry, make a trip to Artistry cafe, where brunch will be served from dusk to dawn for just this one night.
The cafe's signature brunch staples, including its BRB (blueberry, ricotta and bacon) Pancake ($16) and potato hash with scrambled eggs ($20), will be available. If you prefer a meaty and hearty treat, the Artistry chilli crab burger ($25) is available too.
Drink to the new year with one of Artistry's creative cocktails ($15 each) with a local twist, such as the pandan mojito or rum chendol.
Where: 17 Jalan Pinang
When: 10pm to 6am
Admission: Free. Food and drink item charges apply.
Info: Call 6298-2420 or go towww.artistryspace.com
STREET EATS & UNDER- GROUND BEATS
What: A back alley off Gemmill Lane will be transformed into a venue for a hip street party on New Year's Eve, co-organised by chic Mediterranean restaurants Maggie Joan's and Moosehead Kitchen & Bar.
There will be free flow of champagne, wine and beer plus a mouth-watering spread of Mediterranean bites and a barbecue meat feast of lamb and pork cooked over an open flame.
Adding to the underground vibe will be a DJ dropping urban beats till the wee hours of the morning.
Where: Maggie Joan's Dining & Bar, 01-01, 110 Amoy Street (entrance from Gemmill Lane)
When: 9pm to 2am
Admission: $160 (minimum age entry is 18)
Info: Call 6221-5564 or go to www.eventbrite.sg for tickets
This article was first published on December 18, 2015.
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