Food For Thought: Feast & Fireworks On The Hilltop at Faber Peak
There are far too many options to celebrate the end of the decade, but one that stands out has to be a celebration at Mount Faber, 100m above sea level! On 31st December 2019, the One Faber Group will be featuring exclusive one-night only New Year’s Eve (NYE) celebration menus across three venues – Arbora, Dusk Restaurant & Bar and Cable Car Sky Dining.
All three menus feature “tank-to-table” live Maine lobsters as the central ingredient, serving up three different Maine courses prepared with live lobsters straight from an on-site tank. These are best enjoyed while taking in the panoramic night-time views of Harbourfront and Sentosa Island.
As a special festive treat, revellers will get to experience a night of wonder at Faber Peak Singapore, culminating the New Year with a spectacular display of three fireworks at the stroke of midnight – one right from the top of the Mount Faber Cable Car station and two more from Sentosa Island, and the only venue offering up such a view in Singapore.
Guests at Arbora and Dusk Restaurant & Bar will also be kept entertained all night with live band performances by ShiLi & Adi and party games, concluding the year on a high note and ringing in 2020 with a bang. Arbora’s NYE semi-buffet-style menu ($98++/adult and $48++/child) offers adult diners a choice between two mains – Char-Grilled Live Maine Lobster with Lobster Bisque Braised Pasta and Ikura or Black Angus Grain-fed Rib Eye with a Shiraz Glaze and Himalayan Pink Salt, while kids get to choose between a Tempura Cod Fillet or Roasted Poulet, both served with a side of sweet corn. Main courses aside, the NYE free-flow buffet line offers a variety of cold seafood – including Cooked Half-shell Scallop, Steamed Prawns, Blue Swimmer Crab and Blue-lipped Mussels – along with a bevy of tantalising appetisers and a special dessert bar for an elevated end-of-meal experience.
The perfect vantage point for panoramic views of Harbourfront and Sentosa Island, Dusk Restaurant & Bar is offering a premium four-course NYE dinner menu accompanied by expertly curated wine pairings ($135++/pax with wine pairing, $120++/pax without wine pairing) for a more sophisticated year-end dining experience. Start off light with the Tuna Tataki with Swiss Balik Smoked Salmon, served with crudites and soft salad leaves and paired with a 2017 Chilean Casillero del Diablo Rosé, followed by a Classic Vichyssoise soup with Parmesan Coulis mousse and Bottarga powder.
For the mains, diners get to choose between two options – Live Maine Lobster with Wine Poached Oyster Gratin served with avocado puree, brandy sabayon and sautéed garden vegetables, or Bourbon braised Wagyu Short Rib with De Canard (Duck Foie Gras), with uni sabayon, garden root vegetables and mousseline potato on the side. The lobster comes paired with a 2017 French Clarendelle Blanc by Haut Brion Bordeaux and the short rib is accompanied by a 2015 French Clarendelle Rouge by Haut Brion Bordeaux. End your meal on a sweet note with the Guanaja Mousse with Caramel Sauce & Coconut Praline Cremeux, paired with the Vallebelbo Fior Di Vigna Moscato from Italy.
The party central of Faber Peak, Dusk Restaurant & Bar will also be opening their floor to a beer pong station, free for all guests to play once they buy a beer. Emcee and DJ Brian Lune will be counting count you down to the New Year with his wacky and outgoing
personality, starting from 8.30pm on New Year’s Eve all the way into 2020.
Couples looking for a more intimate and romantic night away from the crowd can spend the evening in their very own private cable car cabin and enjoy a delectable four-course meal up in the skies with Cable Car Sky Dining. The Stardust Cabin (at $328++/couple) will be available for dinner from 6pm to 10.30pm, after which the Countdown Celebration Cabin ($498++/cabin for up to six pax) will be open from 10.30pm till 12 midnight, where smaller parties of up to six get to experience One Faber Group’s countdown fireworks amidst the splendour of Singapore’s cityscape.
Dinner in the Stardust Cabin begins with a sparkling welcome cocktail to get you in the mood. Whet your appetite with the Escargot Brioche, drizzled with herb-infused walnut oil, served on a garlic brioche, and enjoy a Chilled Tomato Gazpacho with Cilantro & Shrimps before the main course. Choose between the Live Maine Lobster Au Gratin with Uni Sabayon, with a side of Miso mousseline potatoes and garden root vegetables, and the Bourbon braised Wagyu Short Rib served with thyme jus, mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash and buttered green beans. Mains will come paired with a carefully curated glass of wine that perfectly complements the dish. Dessert will be a Mango Coco with Coconut Croustillant, served with a choice a coffee or tea.
For groups of up to six, get the party started in the Countdown Celebration Cabin and take your countdown experience to the next level (literally)! Enjoy the fireworks up close in the air, along with two bottles of champagne, one bottle of sparkling juice and a platter of chocolates & nuts to ensure that you enter the New Year in style.
Throughout December, Dusk Restaurant & Bar and Cable Car Sky Dining – Stardust Cabin will also be introducing month-long festive menus. Dusk Restaurant will be offering a four-course festive menu ($68++/pax), featuring a variety of flavours from the sea. Dive in with the Trio of Starters, a trifecta of Tuna Tartare in Filo, Hokkaido Scallops with Ikura, Smoked Duck with Mango Salsa, followed by a Shellfish Bisque with Jumbo Crab Meat. Enter the main course, a Live Maine Lobster Thermidor & South-Western Grilled Turkey Breast served with roasted potatoes and broccolini. Dessert brings a refreshing closure – Yuzu Panna Cotta with fresh berries. Guests of Cable Car Sky Dining – Stardust Cabin will also enjoy a festive menu ($298++/ couple) with sea scallops, forest mushroom soup, roasted Barramundi or Seared Turkey Breast and a X’mas Manjari Chocolate & Passion Mango Cremeux.
For more information, visit One Faber Group’s website here