Celebrate the festive season at Raffles Singapore with a range of memorable experiences, from a luxurious suite package to Christmas gourmet merriment, or the Raffles time-honoured tradition, the New Year’s Eve Gala Ball in the magnificent lobby, the city’s only black-tie countdown event.
Reside in Elegance
For an occasion as momentous as Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, all stops have been pulled out with theCelebratory Suite Package (S$19,650++) (AUD19,259++)*. Reside in Raffle’s luxurious Presidential Suite for a night and toast this magical city’s anniversary with Private Label Billecart-Salmon Champagne, exclusivelybottled to mark the hotel’s 125th anniversary.
After check-in, put yourself in the expert hands of Russel Wong, renowned Singaporean photographer to Hollywood stars, for a personalised portrait taken within the hotel, which will then be presented in an elegant Tiffany & Co. frame. A man’s or woman’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch, with commemorative engraving, produced to mark the hotel’s 125th anniversary, will also be presented.
‘Tis the season to be jolly…
At Raffles Singapore, the yuletide season is the epitome of indulgence. A festooned 20-foot Noble Fir Christmas tree stands in splendour in the hotel’s magnificent lobby, while a repertoire of Christmas songs echoes through the building’s grand colonial architectural.
The festive dining kicks off from 1 December 2015 at the Tiffin Room, with the ever-popular live carving station of season’s favourites at the daily lunch and dinner buffet serving Roasted Stuffed Christmas Turkey with Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Glazed Christmas Ham and North Indian well-loved Raan-e-Tiffin (ok, not strictly Yuletide but delicious!), Whole Lamb Leg Marinated with Star Anise. Afternoon Tea will feature traditional sweets and cakes like Christmas Fruit Cake, Traditional Chocolate Log Cake and Christmas Cookies.
All senses will be spoilt for choices as Raffles Singapore’s Executive Sous Chef Mickael Le Calves showcases his creativity at Raffles Grill with a Five-course degustation menu on Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch of seasonal produce featuring Langoustine, Ceps and Butternut Ravioli, Tetragons, Tartuffi Di Alba, Poulette Sauce and Challans Duck Breast, Red Cabbage, Zita, Fava Bean, Bigarade Sauce.
Bar & Billiard Bar will indulge revellers with an endless supply of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne and a lavish spread of festive favourites like Roasted Stuffed Christmas Turkey with Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Glazed Christmas Ham and BBQ Iberico Pork Ribs, Broccolini for Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet and Christmas Brunch.
Christmas Day celebrations at Long Bar Steakhouse will feature top quality grilled prime cuts of US beef like Roasted Whole Prime Beef Ribeye in Thyme Crust, Pistachio Dusted Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Olive Sauce and Roasted Kurobuta Pork with Hot Chorizo and Cannellini Bean Ragout.
A Grand Celebration
Usher in the New Year at a grand celebration staged in the splendour of Raffle’s majestic hotel lobby.
The annual New Year Eve’s Gala Ball at Raffles Ball (S$698++ (AUD684++)* per adult, S$388++ (AUD380++)* per child) is a glittering and well-loved tradition that has remained on the Hotel’s social calendar since the early 1900s and is the only Black Tie countdown event in the city. The celebratory evening commences with guests enjoying delicate canapés served by the hotel’s legendary butlers whilst sipping a glass of Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve in the colonial surrounding of the hotel lobby.
A superb six-course dinner, created by French Executive Chef Pierre Burgade and his culinary team follows and thereafter, party and dance the night away to the rousing tunes of a live band and DJ.
Details of the various events at Raffles Singapore this festive season may be found in the Appendix.
* based on exchange rate at time of print subject to change