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Where to Dine This New Year’s Eve

By T: The New York Times Style Magazine Singapore

 
Pete’s Place
 

New Year’s Eve dinners are definitive. They are, after all, the last meal of the year. They gather loved ones and fuel the evening’s retrospective banters. Well-made ones spark a warm tingling sense of fullness, poising revellers for the hackneyed yet inevitable year-end countdown. And 2018, with all its grim turmoil and haphazard political clime, deserves at least a purgatory meal to cap itself off on a finer note.

At the Grand Hyatt Singapore, where a forward-thinking philosophy for sustainability bleeds into all verticals, the hotel posits a host of dining experiences which centers on being conscious and responsible. Organic crops are harvested directly from the hotel’s rooftop garden, produces are sourced sustainably, healthier menus are served. Here, celebrate the turn of the year at the hotel’s restaurants and bars for the best eats and drinks that won’t render you guilty.

Mezza9

 

Holistic dining has always been at the core of Mezza9’s essence. Executive sous chef Martin Satow, who hails from the coastal port of Hamburg and now heads the Grand Hyatt Singapore’s culinary pillar, interweaves the bar-and-bistro’s proverb — "Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served." —  with his province for seafaring flavours. From Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sashimis to air-flown oysters, sustainable lobster macaroni and cheese to Balinese spit-roasted suckling pig, Mezza9’s expansive buffet serves a delightfully sinless feast. Then toast to a brighter future at its award-winning bar, which conveniently boasts over 40 types of bespoke gins and Singapore’s largest selection of martinis.

Adult with free-flow alcohol, S$308++. Child, S$158++. To book, click here.

StraitsKitchen

 

For those looking to satiate their palate for all-inclusive Singaporean fare, look no further than StraitsKitchen. Chef Nelson Wong spearheads the halal-certified live theatre kitchens — a few of its kind in Singapore — churning a melting pot of Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines. Epicures will take delight in its indulgent gastronomic extravaganza of over 100 dishes. Highlights run the gamut of popular classics the likes of roasted Beijing duck to tandoori ajwaini jhinga made with sustainable black tiger prawns. Tuck into a buffet island of local desserts — homemade ice cream, Peranakan kuehs — served cold and warm.

Adult with free-flow alcohol, S$198++. Adult non-alcohol, S$148++. Child, S$78++. To book, click here.

10 Scotts

 

If home-like comfort is priority, 10 Scotts’s plush lounge is the place to leisure in during the final hours of the year. Sit back and bite into the communal-style delectables prepared by Chef Morna Kueh: the likes of Maine lobster thermidor cocotte and slow-roasted Cape Grim Beef sirloin, paired with Avruga caviar-topped deviled egg and a sustainable seafood bar.

Adult with free-flow alcohol, S$198++. Child, S$98++. To book, click here.

Pete’s Place

 

Set in an underground enclave reminiscent of rustic trattorias, Pete’s Place proposes honest-to-goodness homemade Italian cooking. It goes without saying that here, the pasta is handcrafted, pizzas are wood-fired and the mozzarella bar is fully stocked. Seasonal highlights list stracotto alla fiorentina, a traditional Italian pot roast of Tuscan beef and red wine; and classic cioppino, a fish stew, of which is mingled with a melange of oceanic flavours, from Dungeness crab to salt cod. Chef Satow recently stepped things up with the introduction of its first-ever plant-based buffet (which came hot in the heels of Beyond Burger plant-based patties’ debut at Mezza9), offering generous selections for vegans, vegetarians and those looking to ebb their meat intake.

Adult with free-flow alcohol, S$198++. Child, S$98++. To book, click here.

Oasis

 

As it is known, a barbecue is best experienced alfresco. At the poolside of Oasis, tear into a hearty wood-fired barbecue blowout, delivered seconds-fresh from the grill. Standouts include wagyu beef brisket slow-roasted for 48 hours, free range chicken soused with spicy rub, and char-grilled half shells of rock oysters.

Adult with free-flow alcohol, S$108++. Child, S$58++. To book, click here.
The Grand Hyatt Singapore’s New Year’s Eve buffets and dinners are served from 7.30pm till midnight. Enjoy 20% on all confirmed adult bookings made before 30 November; 15% for bookings by Club at the Hyatt members and in-house guests from 1 December onwards. Entry to the ’90s Dance Fever countdown party is included in all bookings at Mezza9, StraitsKitchen, 10 Scotts and Pete’s Place.To reserve or find out more, visit singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com or call +65 6732 1234.