Published on Saturday, 26 January 2019 16:50
Written by Seraph
This year, the month of February sees the celebration of both Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, and SKAI is launching exquisite offerings as an ode to the vibrant season of romance and reunion dinners.
Set against a backdrop of breath-taking views across the city, Singapore’s most sought-after contemporary grill delivers a captivating dining experience, with thoughtfully crafted cold and hot plate dishes by Executive Chef Paul Hallett.
Exclusively for February, diners can indulge in a collection of delicate desserts from award-winning pastry Chef Koo Jee, including the delightful Piggy Bank dessert, and a premium selection of craft cocktails, fine wines and Champagne.
Whether it is festive gatherings to mark the arrival of an auspicious new year or an intimate dinner for two, the social dining destination adds a new dimension to this year’s Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.
Hoisin Glazed Confit Duck
Ushering in the year of the Pig, SKAI celebrates the Spring Festival with an assortment of auspicious dishes. The sky-high social dining concept presents the succulent Hoisin Glazed Confit Duck ($58++) with egg roll, sour plum and crispy duck crackling. The dish celebrates classic Chinese elements in the familiar flavours of Hoisin, coriander and sour plum.
Piggy Bank Dessert
Diners can end the meal on a sweet note with the Piggy Bank dessert ($22++), an intricately crafted chocolate shell fashioned after an adorable piglet, with a citrus Mandarin Ivory mousse inside the shell. The dessert is paired with tart Kumquat marmalade and a subtle Osmanthus ice cream. The Piggy Bank dessert Alaskan Cod Chocolate Brownie strawberry chocolate shell, which can be lifted to unveil a golden mandarin mousse in the shape of a coin, symbolises good fortune, health and prosperity, while the mandarin orange represents wealth and good tidings.
The celebrations continue at SKAI with a Valentine’s Day menu by Chef Paul and Chef Koo Jee. Lovebirds can look forward to sipping a crisp glass of Champagne while admiring panoramic views of the sparkling Singapore skyline.
Black Pearl Oyster
Scallop and Uni Risotto
The gastronomic five-course experience opens with an indulgent Black Pearl Oyster and a rich Scallop and Uni Risotto; the renowned aphrodisiac is garnished with Dashi, Caviar and Fuji Apple, while the creaminess of the risotto is deftly balanced with refreshing cucumber and citrus notes.
The pinnacle of the feast sees the championing of premium ingredients such as the melt-in-your-mouth sake-glazed Alaskan Cod, paired with pumpkin, sage, and hazelnut, and the Wylarah Wagyu Strip with Kombu, Shiitake and Black Truffle.
Inspired by two symbols that have become synonymous with the occasion, the intricate Chocolate Brownie dessert with pickled cherry, meringue and raspberry ripple features Ruby Chocolate, the first new variety of chocolate in 80 years. Savoury delights of a colourful five-course menu has been thoughtfully designed for vegetarians.
The vibrant menu highlights the season’s best including the flavourful Roasted Cauliflower topped with Spiced Dates, Black Truffle and Hazelnut and the Confit Fennel with Mozzarella, Blood Orange and Charred Radicchio.
The dedicated cocktail offering in February includes exceptional twists such as My Funny Valentine, featuring Codigo Rosa tequila, lychee, vanilla, rose, lime and clarified milk, cleverly concocted by Rusty Cerven, SKAI’s beverage manager.
Wine lovers can pair the Merlot & Petit Verdot from Catalonia or the full-bodied Australian Pinot Noir with Chef Paul’s Hoisin Duck – both wines complement the rich meat and the thick Hoisin sauce perfectly.
“SKAI’s refined social dining concept makes it the ideal destination for the celebration of all types of interpersonal connections, whether it’s familial bonds during Chinese New Year or romantic ones on Valentine’s Day. The team have crafted unique creations for both occasions, ensuring a memorable celebration with loved ones,” says Christine Shin, General Manager of SKAI Restaurant.
SKAI’s Chinese New Year menu will be available from 5th to 19th February and the Valentine’s Day five-course set dinner menu will be available from 13th to 15th February at $248++ per person, including a glass of Champagne. Diners seeking to extend their Lunar New Year celebrations or Valentine’s Day dinner can transit to SKAI Bar, just a few steps from the main restaurant, to enjoy a more comprehensive selection of craft cocktails.
Address: SKAI, Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Lunch: Mon to Fri 12.00 – 14.30, Sat & Sun À La Carte Brunch 12.00 – 15.30
Dinner: Mon to Sun 18.00 – 22.00