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The Singapore Grand Prix revs into action from 16 to 18 September, 2016, and we just can’t wait to see who will bag top honours at this year’s night race. Also getting us all psyched up, are the post-race music performances by Kylie Minogue, Imagine Dragons and Queen, and glitzy after-parties to round off the nights.
But what’s a celebration without some good food? With the Formula 1 taking place over a weekend, we’ve got the perfect excuse to indulge in a long, lazy brunch replete with tasty grub and lots of tipple. From Italian cuisine to Asian delights, here are 5 lavish brunches to fuel you up for the races.
Treat yourself to a sumptuous champagne brunch on race day (18 September) at this opulent restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore — which is conveniently located near the tracks. The spread features Western and Asian dishes such as seared foie gras on toast, lobster Eggs Benedict, beef wellington and laksa with lobster ball.
It comes with unlimited pours of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2006 and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2004, along with beers, wines and selected cocktails. There’s also an option to pair the brunch with Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006 instead.
Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, +65 6434 5288, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore
Load up on carbs at Zafferano’s 17 September brunch, which offers delectable Italian fare the likes of pasta, meats and anti-pasti. There is even a free flow of G.H. Mumm Champagne, Peroni beer and house wine.
If that’s not enough reason to head over for brunch, the restaurant also boasts unbeatable aerial views of the racing tracks from its 43rd-storey vantage point.
Zafferano, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315, +65 6509 1488, zafferano.sg/
Dig into tantalising Asian dishes at this Pan Pacific Singapore restaurant, which has rolled out a brunch menu for 18 September. Highlights include Hoisin-glazed Chilean sea bass, roasted quail glazed with malt sugar and apple marmalade, and shrimp wonton soup with white truffle oil. Round these off with an unlimited supply of fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
Adding to the festivities, the hotel’s staff will be specially dressed in race-inspired uniforms throughout the Formula 1 weekend.
Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 3, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595, +65 6826 8240, www.panpacific.com
Cé La Vi
Ahead of the F1 qualifying rounds, stop by Cé La Vi’s iconic Sky High Brunch on 17 September. The daytime pool party features a mouthwatering buffet of seafood, roasted meats and Asian dishes such as lemongrass chicken and braised miso pork belly. It comes with a free flow of Veuve Cliquot Rich champagne and cocktails.
The party also includes dipping pools (for guests to cool off in the heat) and a playlist of upbeat tunes from resident DJ Brendon P.
Cé La Vi, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, +65 6508 2188, sg.celavi.com
This swanky restaurant by celebrity chef David Myers has introduced a Sunday Brunch on 18 September, where guests can savour seafood, salads, pastries and hearty mains such as steak and a wagyu cheeseburger.
Other highlights of the brunch include a DJ (for that party atmosphere, of course) and a Dom Pérignon pop-up bar, where patrons can purchase its Vintage 2006 champagne by the glass or have it as a free flow.
Adrift, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby Tower 2, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956, +65 6688 5657, www.marinabaysands.com