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Roshan Valiram’s Derby Themed Party

It was a birthday party like no other when firm friends were asked to don their hats and their cocktail best.

With 80 ladies in their derby couture and matching fascinators, one could easily have mistook the scene for the Royal Enclosure at Ascot, except, the party in question was held at Artemis Grill, a rooftop restaurant 40-floors up in Singapore’s CBD. Hosted by birthday girl Roshan Valiram, the equestrian-themed luncheon also saw a pair of La Martina-attired polo players pose gamely with guests for photos. Given Valiram’s reputation as a gourmand, the luncheon menu was as delicious as it was varied, with dukkah, harissa and tzatziki dips, cured meats and rillettes, burrata salad, white asparagus risotto and sage profiteroles, just to name a select few. With long-time friends gathered from all around the world, the afternoon was a fun-filled catch-up between girlfriends.