We were invited by THE PEAK magazine to be one of the guests to experience a weekend at Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore. And what an incredible experience it was at this spectacular hotel!
Our Club Room on 37th floor was spacious, with amazing panoramic views of the marina bay.
We immediately headed towards the iconic swimming pool on 57th floor (has to be the largest hotel pool I’ve ever been in!) and simply gazed out at the incredible view of Singapore. Any longer in the pool, I was beginning to resemble shrimp.
Early evening we were invited to the Bvlgari boutique at The Shoppes (in Marina Bay Sands and is spectacular reminiscent of Venetian canals/Las Vegas) for cocktails and viewing of their collection.
Then we were ushered to our dinner at Sky on 57 with a sumptuous feast of splendor created by Chef Justin Quek. What a breathtaking skyline view and designer decor.
Sky on 57 showcases a delectable array of Modern Asian Cuisine, delivered with warm Asian hospitality in a setting that offers a bird’s eye view of the city & bay. Located at the highest point of Marina Bay Sands on the stunning Sands SkyPark, the 12,000 sq ft restaurant offers guests an unparalleled vista while they dine in a relaxed and sophisticated setting that transforms from morning to night. It is no wonder that Sky on 57 was voted the Best New Restaurant by a Singapore-based Chef in TimeOut’s 2011Best Of Awards.
We even chatted with Chef Justin Quek who spoke fluent French to us; one thing was certain – he has a real passion for food, quality, and ingredients. Justin Quek ruled the fine-dining scene in Singapore for a decade with his creative interpretations of French cuisine at Les Amis, which he founded. He trained in some of France’s top kitchens, including that of Roland Mazere’s Le Centenaire in Perigord, Jean Bardet in Tours, L’Oasis in Cote d’Azur and Hotel de Crillon in Paris. When the World Gourmet Summit Awards Of Excellence was first introduced, he was the recipient of the first-ever Chef Of The Year award. Venturing overseas in 2004, Quek founded La Petite Cuisine (renamed as Justin’s Signatures), considered one of Taipei’s best French restaurants. The chef and restaurateur also founded fine-dining establishments in Shanghai: La Platane, Villa du Lac and Fountain in Shanghai. Returning back to Singapore after six years abroad, the culinary force once again demonstrates his ability to bring his unique touch to classic dishes, pushing the Republic’s dining scene up another notch. He is a true success story of Singapore.
Superb view, sublime food, fantastic company – we were truly pampered. Definitely for our next visits, we’ll be trying out Daniel Boulud’s DB Moderne Bistro (I’ve eaten at his famed restaurant Daniel in New York); Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza (I’ve also eaten at his restaurant Babbo in New York), Guy Savoy (we’ve dined at his Paris restaurant), and last but not least Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant. Funny how our to-do list comprises solely of food?
Thank you The Peak for a fabulous weekend!
PZ and Frog.