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Capella Singapore’s Wellness Initiatives–Starting with creative food festival “Coulicious” from 14-16 April 2017

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To kickstart Capella Singapore’s intention to showcase wellness initiatives for 2017, there will be a creative food festival featuring award-winning French guest chef Olivier Rodriguez from 14 – 16 April 2017. Chef Olivier has a wealth of culinary experience under his belt. He has worked in various Michelin-starred restaurants including Le Chantecler and Les Jardins de Opera in France, as well as the Signature in Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, where he obtained and sustained a one-Michelin star rating for 7 years.

Currently he helms & ecle in Tokyo, and for 3 days only, you will be able to taste his style of cooking and experience the food in a communal dining setting. Coulicious will see Japanese rice dishes undergo French and Italian classical cooking techniques and paired with a unique coulis (aka a thick vegetable or fruit-based sauce).

This communal dining is like no other communal dining I have ever experienced, and I thought I’m Asian! If you and your dining companions order the 5-course Omakase set, each of you will be given different dishes, per course. (There are 3 different dishes per course so it would be ideal if you came in threes so that you can sample all 3 dishes) It’s supposed to be really informal and casual dining, where everyone digs into each other’s plates. To be frank, this sort of communal dining is not for me. I am fine with sharing dishes like you would in most Chinese restaurants, where the dishes are placed in the centre and people can take what they want, when they want it. I draw the line at having to use my used spoon to dig into my dining companion’s plates and vice versa. And besides, these are small dishes we are talking about, 5 mouthfuls per dish I would say? I would be totally stressed out having to make sure I keep enough of my dish for the next person. And what if you received a dish you liked very much and didn’t want to share? Or even more horrifying, what if you are ill and don’t want to spread your germs around? Having said that though, this concept would be great for couples looking for a romantic night out! You one mouth, I one mouth….

Despite what I think is an impractical sharing system, I must admit that Chef Olivier’s food tastes fabulous! The flavours are refreshingly different, no doubt from the extensive experimentation with different types of vegetable and fruit purees to get to the combinations that work. You won’t get bored dining on Chef Olivier’s dishes, that’s for sure. Except for one or two minor issues, the execution was generally spot on too, everything was cooked to the right level of tenderness or doneness.

Scroll down for pictures of the 5-course Omakase meal that we had yesterday (Starter : Coulicious : Ocean : Farm : Sweet). The pricing indicated is for ala-carte orders, but the pricing has been deliberately inflated to encourage you to order the Omakase instead.

Starter

The Knolls - Steamed apple & foie gras, dry fruit compote & cardamom-flavoured apple coulis $42

Steamed apple & foie gras, dry fruit compote & cardamom-flavoured apple coulis $42.

Ima smack any hands that try to take a bit out of my precious foie gras!

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Capella Chef’s Table–Festive Afternoon Tea where you can decorate your own Gingerbread Man

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It’s my favourite time of the year again and I’m happy to report that Baby loves Christmas! We’d taken him to Capella Chef’s Table Festive Family Tea last weekend and he absolutely loved it! He was smiling and making excited noises the minute we stepped into Chef’s Table. I wouldn’t be surprised, I too was wowed by the festive Christmas decorations in the homely and cosy Chef’s Table. A pretty Christmas tree by the side, and Christmassy firs to adorn each table. Btw it was Baby’s first official “engagement”, and he behaved well! Smile Smile

Capella Festive Afternoon Tea

Dear Santa, I wish for many toys this Christmas and a real live Christmas tree!

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Here’s a picture of the very festive looking dessert tray, comprising Apricot Cardamom Chocolate Sacher, Lemon Curd Tartlet with Castanea Paste, Almond Marzipan Stollen and Dark Chocolate Cheese Cake with Gingerbread Crust.

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Romantic Boutique Hotels in Singapore

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow so I thought I’d better get this post out ASAP! Have you all made plans to celebrate V Day with a special someone? If you have no idea where to go you could try Pantry at the Stables, although at this late date I am not sure if all the tables are fully booked.

I was thinking how best to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Singapore, or for that matter, a romantic getaway. Staycations are getting popular, but what about romantic staycations? Here are some pictures of lovely boutique hotel rooms to whet your appetite!

Capella Hotel http://www.capellahotels.com/singapore/

Capella Singapore offers guests the “Be my Valentine” package priced from S$950++ a night. Guests will enjoy one night’s accommodation in their choice of a One Bedroom Garden Villa, Constellation Suite or Sentosa Suite, subject to availability. They will also enjoy the following inclusions:

. Daily breakfast for two at The Knolls
. A bottle of wine
. Special Valentine’s set dinner for two at Cassia
. Romantic room turndown setup with flower petals, candles and bubble bath
. Guaranteed late checkout at 4pm

This is a limited offering and only for stays from 11 to 29 February 2012. uests can book online at http://www.capellahotels.com/singapore/specials-en.html or call Reservations at +65 6591 5000 / email reservations.singapore@capellahotels.com.

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Capella Singapore_Cassia Chinese Restaurant Mid Res 

Wangz Hotel http://www.wangzhotel.com/

For diehard romantics, fall in love again and enhance the memorable set dinner with an extra special room package. http://www.wangzhotel.com/promos.aspx?i=12

The ‘When I Fall in Love’ room package includes:

  • One-night accommodation
  • Complimentary continental breakfast for two
  • Complimentary wired and wireless internet access
  • Complimentary selected beverages from the mini-bar
  • 7-course Valentine’s Day dinner at Halo rooftop lounge
  • Special gift for the couple

Canopy Room — S$458++
Soak Room — S$608++ (Inclusive of  a standing tub for a romantic lover’s bath with Molton Brown bath amenities)

For room reservations, please call (65) 6595 1388 or email reservations@wangzhotel.com

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SOAK ROOM

HALO 

Wonderlust Hotel http://wanderlusthotel.com/

SGD 450++ per night

Includes:

Breakfast in Bed

Cocotte Dinner Voucher valued at SGD 200 nett w/ 2 complimentary glasses of sparkling

An exclusive romance kit with every booking

*Only valid for stay from 7 to 14 February 2012. Prior reservations required for dinner.

E: reservations@wanderlusthotel.com

T: +65 6579 2024 for enquiries and bookings

Wonderlust Hotel

New Majestic http://www.newmajestichotel.com/

SGD 488 ++ per night

Includes:

A 1 night stay in one of the Attic Suites

Breakfast for 2 at the Majestic Restaurant

A complimentary spa treatment for two – either the Rejuvenating Body Massage, Detoxifying Body Massage with Steam or Fruit Body Therapy – at the Amrita Ayurvedic Centre

*Only valid for stay from 7 to 14 February 2012. Prior bookings required for spa treatment.

E: reservation@newmajestichotel.com

T: +65 6579 2024 for enquiries and bookings

New Majestic

Bay Hotel http://www.bayhotelsingapore.com/

Okay Bay Hotel is not yet open, but you might be interested in the opening special rates! Bay Hotel is situated across from VivoCity and in proximity of Sentosa and Mount Faber,

Standard Room Rates From S$228++

Guests will also receive:

• Buffet Breakfast
• Two Pieces Of Laundry Daily (Normal Service, Non Accumulative)
• Minibar Refreshments (Replenished Once Daily)
• Unlimited Broadband Access
• Rumah Rasa Sampler Platter
• Local Calls

Bay Hotel Singapore is organizing an online treasure hunt competition, paired with questions about the hotel, exclusively for fans of Bay Hotel Singapore’s Facebook fanpage in Singapore.

The online treasure hunt is inspired by the cupid and love of Valentine’s Day, where participants will have to locate 3 icons amidst images of the hotel. Facebook fans that manage to show evidence of finding these 3 icons, and who correctly answer the given question – “What is the name of the tapas bar and grill at Bay Hotel Singapore?” – will stand a chance to win the prize.

Each lucky winner will win a one night stay in Bay Hotel’s Singapore Deluxe Queen Room for 2 persons, including breakfast. There will be two lucky winners. The Valentine’s Day treasure hunt will end on 19th February 2012 (11pm, GMT +8), with the winners announced in late February 2012.

To participate in the competition or to find out more, please visit:

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=264763316925825

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Capella Sentosa

Here are some pictures of Capella Hotel at Sentosa Island we took when we were having afternoon tea at The Knolls. It is a really nice looking hotel. Most of it is new but I believe the 2 wings that face the driveway are old buildings steeped in history. These buildings were around during World War II during the Japanese Occupation.  But they’ve done it up so nicely that the whole place looks so posh, you would never have guessed its history.

Capella looks really peaceful. If I had some spare dough rolling around and wanted to spend some time in utter relaxation, this seems to be a good place to do so. I have to admit, Singapore doesn’t provide the best of sea views, but if it’s a Singapore sea view you want, you definitely won’t go wrong with this. Just don’t mind the oil tankers in the distance.

The staff here are extremely polite. When we got to the lobby, the doorman personally walked us all the way down to The Knolls, which was a good 1 minute away. I did however encounter some bad service when the waiter tried to polish the tables next to us. The whole restaurant was practically empty, why did he have to choose such an inappropriate time to spray his detergent or whatever, when we were eating at the next table?

Capella Sentosa The Knolls

Too hot to sit outside during the day, but I’m sure it’ll be nice after 5 pm. I wonder if it’s possible to watch the sunset from this side.

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Capella Sentosa (6) All these seats face the sea, but the plants and trees are pretty tall so you might have to stand in order to get a better view.  

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As much as I like rest and relaxation, I am not one to lie on the deck chair all day. That’s what the Partner likes to do. For me, the pool is way toooooo inviting. I like to swim and splash around. I have no doubt that I would be one of those people who would try to push the water off the edge of the pool and into the grass down below.

Capella Sentosa

The check-in area. It looks so pretty and tasteful. I love it when decor and furnishings are able to lift my mood.

Bob's Bar Capella Sentosa Bob’s Bar – Indoor seating area

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Bob’s bar – Outdoor day beds (that are probably only ever used at night)

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Capella Singapore | 1 The Knolls | Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297 | +65 6377 8888 |

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