On this day, 10,000 roses are just for starters
Most of us have slightly more modest plans for this Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qi Qiao Jie), but when love can command a $2 million price, Tuesday might be a good day to fly to Singapore to enjoy a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a penthouse and the world’s most expensive dinner.
With that kind of dough and a song in your heart, you’d get a chauffeured drive in the Rolls, a scenic 45-minute helicopter ride over Singapore, a luxury private cruise and a modern Asian degustation dinner — an 18-course menu — served at sunset in the 57th floor penthouse of theMarina Bay SandsHotel.
This sanctuary comes “with the sight and scent of 10,000 fresh roses set against breathtaking 360-views”, says the already breathless press release.
What would you be eating in candlelight with your diamond-studded chopsticks (engraved with your names)?
The menu starts with fresh Belon oyster with Champagne foam, Almas caviar, Jamon Iberico, Gewürztraminer-poached foie gras, veal liver, lamb sweetbread, bresseconsomme, striped seabass, air-flown Alaska wild salmon, Verjus sorbet, slowcooked pigeon, Glenvale pork loin and apple-wood grilled Mishima sirloin. The menu is paired with some extraordinary wines, including 44- and 55-year-old vintage wines, 1961 Chateau Haut-Brion and 1972 Oremus Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos.
It’s all about celebrating the 15-year partnership of the RussiandiamondgiantWorld of Diamonds Group and Ce La Vi Singapore.
Karan Tilani, director of the World of Diamonds Group, states, “Ce La Vi is a diamond in the sky. This could be the ultimate proposal, an exceptional occasion, or simply a celebration of life”.
What could make even better?
How about a beyond rare 2.08 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring, named for the actress Jane Seymour, presented in a delectable savory. That’s not included in the price— and theWorld of Diamonds’ press release confides that “the creation is in no hurry to be sold”, but if you’re going to spend $2 million on dinner, it would be a shame to go cheap on the ring, wouldn’t it? all this
An 18-course menu is offered at sunset in the 57th floor penthouse of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore for special occasions like Chinese Valentine’s Day.
Wong pursues fusion and flavor as he develops new menu items, including new oyster and shrimp dishes (top and bottom) that will be coming soon to his Haiku restaurant, and the “all kinds of eggs” salad that’s become a best-seller at Hatsune.