|Breakfast, Buffet, Dinner, Lunch
The Lunar New Year is making its grand arrival at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. How so? From 5 February to 2 March, kick off the festive season with an indulgence of a Lunar Year 6 or 8-Course Shanghainese Set Meal (私房菜), or Food Capital’s Lunar New Year Buffet Feast helmed by by Executive Chef, David Toh and his dedicated culinary team.
Lunar New Year Private Dining
Helmed by Master Chef Qi Zhi Hai, Grand Copthorne’s newly appointed Master Chef who specialises in Huaiyang cuisine, the Lunar New Year Private Feast is a 8-Course Set Meal that holds a blend of distinct flavours from its dishes. Valid from 5 February 2018 to 2 March 2018, it costs $880++ per table of 10 persons.
Seemingly simmered for many hours, the Harmony Delicacies Hot Pot (全家福) dish warms you up and gives off a flavourful kick – emitting a soft and sweet aftertaste. On the other hand, the dishes such as the Traditional Stewed Pork Ball with Hairy Crab Meat and Wok-fried Star Garoupa with Pine Nut, Carrot & Capsicum were light, delicate and tasty.
Well, the Smoked Pomfret Fillet with Soy Sauce played on complicated flavours of smokiness together with the saltiness of the soy sauce. Unfortunately, this could either be a hit or a miss, as some might find it too fishy for their liking.
Served in a 3 divided section dish, the Live Oyster with Homemade Sesame Sauce requires no call from any additional sauces or seasoning thanks to its freshness and sweetness. However, our favourite vote goes to the succulent Braised Pork Ribs. Although its marinade was bit on the sweet side, it is one that we would love to pair with a bowl of plain rice.
Other dishes include the Prosperity Yu Sheng with Salmon, Traditional Stewed Pork Ball with Hairy Crab Meat, and the Eight Treasure Celestial Duck – which represents togetherness for generations.
Lunar New Year Festive Buffet Lunch/Dinner at Food Capital
The Baked Scottish Salmon with Chef’s Signature Sauce is surprisingly yummy. Seeing dancing bonito flakes scattered at the top, our first impression was of an unagi served with a japanese sweetened sauce. The Chef’s Signature Sauce is pretty similar to the unagi sauce, but when paired with the tender salmon meat, it creates a whole wonder in your taste buds – an umami flavour maybe?
We loved the oozing tenderness from its fats and juiciness of the succulent Homemade Char Siew Belly. Served alongside with a fried or steamed mantou, it balances out the heavier flavour of the belly. Kampong Style Oven-Baked Whole Baby Sheep has most of its moisture retained, leaving a tenderness texture that oomps with the satay sauce. It’s almost like eating an extremely tender lamb satay meat.
The 8-Course Buffet Lunch/Dinner consists of other dishes such as the palatable Hokkien Tau Yu Te Kar with Tau Kwa and Chinese Mushrooms in Premium Dark Soy, Chinese Herbal Chicken Stew, Traditional Claypot Rice with Chicken, Chinese Sausage, Salted Fish, Liver and Crispy Pork Lard, Prosperity Fatt Choy, Dried Oysters with Sea Cucumber and Chinese Mushroom, and etc.
Also, we are not forgetting a toss to good health, wealth, happiness and prosperity with Grand Copthorne’s Yu Sheng options, from the standard Fa Cai Salmon Yu Sheng (from $68++) to a Dog-Shaped Yu Sheng (from $108++, minimum 3 days of advance reservation)! Available for dine-in at Food Capital, takeaway options are also available at the comfort of your cozy home.
|Grand Copthorne Waterfront
|+65 6733 0880
|392 Havelock Rd
|Monday to Sunday
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
|5 February to 2 March 2018
Lunar New Year Private Dining
8-Course Set Menu from $880++ per table of 10 persons
5 February to 2 March 2018
Lunar New Year Festive Buffet Lunch
Sundays to Fridays – Adult: $66++
Saturdays – Adult: $66.60++
Lunar New Year Festive Buffet Dinner
15 February 2018
Lunar New Year Eve Reunion Buffet Dinner
Adult: $98++ / $138++* (includes free flow of champagne, red or white wines, soft drinks and juices)