Happy ‘Niu’ Year! It’s 2021 and we’re set to welcome the Year of the Ox come February. While thinking about reunion dinners, we’re living in this age where it’s just simply easier to plan it at a restaurant than to slave over the stove for the extended family, especially if there are some family members who have dietary requirements.
To help out, we’ve compiled a list of more interesting restaurants below that have special Lunar New Year delights that are sure to cater to everyone’s tastes, dining experiences as well as budgets (although we have to consider that most places have special prices for the festive period). Happy charging into the new year with a prosperous feast!
PAZZION café X Bee Cheng Hiang ($)
In a special collaboration with Bee Cheng Hiang, PAZZION Café is introducing their Prosperity Bak Kwa Pasta (S$18++), featuring al dente aglio olio, packed with the irresistible aroma of garlic and chilli flakes and served with generous strips of Bee Cheng Hiang’s caramelised sliced bak kwa to complete their East-meets-West dish.
While you enjoy your pasta with an unobstructed view of the Jewel Rain Vortex, relax with their specially brewed Oriental Blessings Tea (S$6.80++) – Pu-er tea infused with red dates to give it a natural sweetness. Moreover, this refreshing iced tea is topped with fresh mandarin orange cream foam and garnished with slivers of orange peel and goji berries to make it insta-worthy while toasting to a health-tea and beautiful 2021!
PAZZION Café’s Double Happiness Combo, which includes the Prosperity Bak Kwa Pasta and Oriental Blessings Tea, is priced at S$20.80++ and will be available from 15 January to 28 February. The pasta and tea can also be ordered individually.
|Mon to Thu||10.30am to 9pm|
|Fri and Eve of PH||10.30am to 10pm|
|Sat, Sun and PH||9.30am to 10pm|
|Last orders to be placed 30 mins before closing|
Xperience Restaurant, SO/ Singapore ($ – $$)
Savour a 3 or 4 course Chinese and European fusion menu that includes free-flow dim sum and Chinese tea! The set menu is available for lunch and dinner from 12 to 26 February (excluding weekend lunch) and starts from S$38++/pax.
Menu highlights include “Gold Ingot” Chicken & Foie Gras Tortellini with chicken broth, “Nian Nian You Yu” Steamed Fresh Market Fish of the Day with Thickened Prawn Bouillabaise; and “Nian Gao” Homemade Baked Coconut Scented Glutinous Rice Cake.
Needless to say, you can also toss yu sheng to wish for health, fortune and happiness with their platters that are available for dine-in, delivery and takeaway from 25 January to 26 February. The Yu Sheng platters serves 3-4, 5-8, 10-12 and starts from S$58. You can add premium upgrades such as sashimi-style Japanese sweet shrimp (ama ebi) or House Cured Salmon.
35 Robinson Road
SO/Singapore Level 1
Tel: +65 6701 6800
Artemis Grill & Sky Lounge ($$ – $$$)
Who said that a Lunar New Year reunion meal meant eating Chinese food? You can mix modern and traditional while enjoying the view of the city at Artemis Grill, situated on the 40th floor of CapitaGreen.
You can choose their set menus which are inspired by Mediterranean flavours and select a Chinese New Year Lo Hei (available from 1 to 13 February) where one of Artemis’ team members will guide you through the toss. Each set includes Cured Salmon & Ikura Caviar to be tossed with pickled wake, red cabbage, carrot, sesame, peanut, daikon radish and tapioca cracker, topped with gold leaf.
|Regular set with Salmon & Ikura Caviar||S$68++ (serves 3-4)|
|Premium Set with Hamachi, Boston Lobster, Salmon & Ikura Caviar||S$138++ (serves 4-5)|
Artemis Grill & Sky Lounge
138 Market Street
Level 40 CapitaGreen
Tel: +65 6635 8677
Lime Restaurant, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering ($$-$$$)
This year, Lime restaurant at PARKROYAL COLLECTION, Pickering has come up with two auspicious a la carté buffets to choose from.
Feast of Fortune (29 January to 26 February)
The culinary brigade at Lime Restaurant has curated a bountiful line-up of both fresh and classic dishes to bring good luck and fortune for you and your loved ones. If you’re in search of feisty oriental flavours, check out their Szechuan Chicken with Matcha Soba Noodles, Pan seared Szechuan pepper-infused Marinated Pork Chop and Steamed Glutinous Rice with Assorted Waxed Meats wrapped in Lotus Leaf. There are also classic favourites such as the Rock Salt Oven Baked Free-range Chicken and Roasted Beef in Natural Jus for the meat lovers.
If you want a unique East meets West dish, chef came up with Tteok-bokki with Bolognese or Truffle Mushroom Cream Sauce as a unique take on the classic Korean rice-cake dish.
Pescatarians can delight on the extensive array of seafood with its ever-so-popular Seafood on Ice, Baked Sustainable Barramundi with Capers and Beurre Blanc and Three Taste Prawns with Edamame, just to name a few.
Of course, the best way to end the meal is on a sweet note and treat yourself to their Lunar New Year inspirations of Yuzu Meringue Tart and Eight Treasures Cake. But we’re looking forward to the Durian Pengat and if you want an Insta-moment, do dig into their Rainbow Cake.
|Lunch (Mon – Fri)
Super Lunch Sunday
|Dinner (Sun – Thu)
Dinner (Fri & Sat)
Joyful Reunion (11 to 14, and 26 February)
This is the enhanced festive spread and features a star-studded menu that includes signature delights such as the Braised Premium Pot, which is filled with sea cucumber, fried fish maw, dried scallops and more; Pickering Lobster Laksa and Roasted Beef Prime Ribs in Natural Jus. Again, pescatarians can satiate their appetite with fresh Sashimi, cold Seafood Platter, Steamed Seabass with Kim Hwa Ham and Rock Salt Baked Salmon.
To make the meal even better, those dining on those dates (except for lunch on the 11th) with 5 or more paying adults can toss Lime’s Prosperity Yu Sheng and get a complimentary serving of Buddha Jumps Over the Wall.
12 – 2pm (11 February)
12.30 – 3pm (12,13, 14 & 26 February)
3 Upper Pickering Street
Tel: +65 6809 8899
CÉ LA VI ($$$)
Why not celebrate with a view at the iconic CÉ LA VI? From 8 to 21 February (except the 14th), guests can enjoy the tantalising Chinese New Year dinner menu that features Asian cuisine with a modern twist. The six-course set menu (S$158++) ties each dish to a Chinese traditional value.
Begin the journey with Prosperity by enjoying Yu Sheng that’s filled with salmon, peanut, sesame and honey plum sauce.
As a sign of Longevity, the Heirloom Tomato Salad & Burrata will be served with yuzu-shish vinaigrette and black sesame tuile.
Have a year full of Luck with the Black Truffle Chicken Soup that has been infused with dried shiitake mushrooms, black chicken and ginger.
Embrace Harmony with the Steamed Kühlbarra Seabass dressed in lemongrass-coconut broth and served with sautéed squid and Thai basil.
See your Wealth multiply with the Iberico Pork Loin in shiitake tare, mustard greens and green apple.
Most importantly, may 2021 be filled with Love and share the delight of the Prosperity Koi (see photo above) which is a coconut koi jelly served with chilled mango pomelo sago, crispy mung beans and pu-er bubbles.
If you’re not opting for the set menu, you can still choose to toss the Prosperity Yu Sheng sky high at S$15++/pax as an a la carte option from 8-28 February, with an advance order of 3 days.
Reservations are required.
CÉ LA VI
Marina Bay Sands, 57F
Tel: +65 6508 2188
Cassia, Capella ($$$)
Feeling extra indulgent and perhaps, wanting to go off mainland Singapore? Then Capella at Sentosa might be your choice. Cassia, Capella’s Cantonese restaurant, is offering two Reunion Set menus from 11 February, in addition to dim sum, dessert and a la carte options. Both sets include Cassia’s signature Prosperity Lou Hei, with salmon and kumquat sauce.
Prosperity Reunion Set
Priced at S$149++/pax, this set dinner includes highlights such as Double-boiled Thick Chicken Broth with Duo of Scallop, Bamboo Pith and Flower Mushroom as well as the Steamed Glutinous and Jasmine Rice with Chinese Sausage Wrapped in Lotus Leaf.
Fortune Reunion Set
At S$169++/pax, this set offers Braised Bird’s Nest with Duo Caviar in Supreme Broth and Stewed Ee-Fu noodles with King Prawn in Superior Stock, amongst other highlights.
From 12 to 26 February, Cassia will continue to embrace the year of the ox with a variety of special set menus:
|Spring Menu (lunch)||S$89++/pax|
|Abundant Blessings Set||S$139++/pax|
|Double Happiness Set||S$169++/pax|
|Deluxe Fortune Set||S$199++/pax|
The Prosperity Lou Hei will be available at a S$48++ (serves 2-4pax) with each of these sets.
Throughout this period, a special Dim Sum lunch menu will be offered, with highlights including Wok-fried Carrot Cake with Chinese Sausage, Prawn and Scallop in X.O. Chilli Sauce and Steamed Prawn and Dried Scallop Dumpling with Gold.
Images: Artemis Grill, Cassia (Capella Singapore), CÉ LA VI, PARKROYAL COLLECTION, PAZZION Café and SO/Singapore