1. CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Since eating is our national pastime, celebrate Singapore 51st year with Marina Bay Sands’ latest Michelin-star restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Available only on August 9, the special two-course set meal includes the Snake River Farms Flat Iron Steak with Hand Cut Fries as a main; while the three-course meal ends with the Kaya Baked Alaska with coconut cake, pandan ice-cream, coconut sorbet and coffee crumble.
B1-71, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
For gourmands who absolutely enjoy local fare, feast at Amara‘s international restaurant bar, Element, in the month of August. Its buffet spread boasts up to 80 offerings that not only features international flavours, but also local classics such as Hainanese chicken rice, Nonya prawn and pineapple curry, sambal stingray, beef rendang and braised pork with fermented soy bean. Running only from August 1-14, the celebrations at Element will also allow the second diner to enjoy 50 percent off the bill.
Lobby Level, Amara Singapore
3. Aqua Luna
In view of the nation’s 51st birthday, this sunset bar at Park Hotel Alexandra is serving up two of Singapore’s favourites: Singapore Sling and Chilli Crab. For the entire month of August, when you visit Aqua Luna, you can also sip on a delectable Singapore Sling while indulging in the flavourful Chilli Crab flatbread with fresh blue swimmer crab and house-made chilli sauce. While you’re at it, you can also bask in the shimmery blue water’s of the hotel’s infinity pool that overlooks the treetop canopy of the Southern Ridges.
Level Seven, Park Hotel Alexandra
4. Caffé B
Cheekily adapted from iconic local places, Caffé B presents two delightful concoctions to celebrate our nation’s birthday: Pistachio Bay (mocktail) and Swirlin Downtown (cocktail). The former is sure to ignite your taste buds with pistachio ice-cream infused with the nectar of three fruits and topped off with a splash of creamy fresh milk; while the latter — served with cherry liqueur, lychee juice and Hendrick’s gin — comes in distinctive layers that you can either savour slowly, or blend it altogether. These drinks are available till August 31.
Basement 1 and Level 1, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Part of Izy Dining & Bar, Caché is offering three cocktails for National Day, inspired by Japanese ingredients and techniques. For Pandan’s Sake takes on the good ol’ pandan flavour, mixed with coconut rum, sake-kokatou and pineapple juice, while the milky Tofully Annin comprises vodka, amearetto and apricot brandy, which pays homage to the traditional almond dessert Singaporeans love. Finally, Cha Cha Cha, inspired by the Masala tea, is a warm cocktail that infuses rum into Ceylon tea, roasted Hojicha, lemon grass and chrysanthemum.
27 Club Street