Exquisite Chinese New Year Highlights at Summer Pavilion

Exquisite Chinese New Year Highlights at Summer Pavilion

Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Chilled Sea Whelk & Salmon Caviar Yusheng

If you have yet to visit recently revamped Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, you might just be missing out on possibly the best new Chinese fine dining experience currently available on our island.

What I love most about the handsome, new interiors is how Tony Chi & Associates designers manage to interweave swatches of trendy colours with touches of Chinoiserie for a space that is lush, luxe and modern. The exquisite and spacious private dining rooms, as well as semi-private spaces in the main dining hall, make it a wonderful place to celebrate Chinese New Year with family and friends alike.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Yusheng CloseupChilled Sea Whelk & Salmon Caviar Yusheng

This Lunar New Year, Executive Chef Cheung Siu Kong serves up some masterfully executed Cantonese delights with a contemporary flair.

His Chilled Sea Whelk & Salmon Caviar Yusheng ($138 for 4-6 pax, $276 for 8-10 pax) arrives in the shape of a butterfly. Beautifully presented on the side are slices of sea whelk—braised in a special abalone sauce—and salmon caviar that the staff thoughtfully portions out to each diner only after the tossing, so as to preserve the delightful spheres of umami.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Salmon Caviar
Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Sea Whelk & FishDouble-boiled Chicken Soup with Sea Whelk & Fish

Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Pen CaiPen Cai

Another highlight is the luxurious and plenteous Pen Cai ($380 for 4-6 pax, $760 for 8-10 pax) that comes packed with delicacies such as fish maw, prickly sea cucumber, roast pork, roast duck, goose webs, Chinese mushrooms, conpoy, black moss, scallops and seasonal vegetables.

My personal picks include the deliciously plump scallop and abalone, as well as the nicely done fried sea perch—its skin remained amazingly crisp despite the deeply comforting, savoury broth.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Pen Cai Closeup

Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Fried Rice, Crab Meat, Conpoy with Egg WhitesFried Rice, Crab Meat, Conpoy with Egg Whites

Also noteworthy is the seemingly simple yet brilliant dish of Fried Rice, Crab Meat, Conpoy with Egg Whites. I pretty full by the time this dish arrived, but that did not stop me from wolfing down spoonful after spoonful of this flavoursome dish.

Chinese New Year 2016 - Summer Pavilion The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Dessert of Chilled Apricot, Fungus & Brazil SeedsDessert of Chilled Apricot, Fungus & Brazil Seeds

Address: Level 3, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799.
Tel:
+65 6434 5286, or email rc.sinrz.summerpavilion@ritzcarlton.com
Operating hours: Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Dim sum only available for lunch.

Jazpster
Jazpster

What started out as just something fun for Jasper has developed into a passion for food over the years. Always having weird urges to take pictures of other diners’ food, he is used to being forcefully restrained by dining companions, but has yet to have security called on him. Jasper is open to all sorts of cuisines and dishes, and is always on the lookout for a good meal or deal. To him, an ideal restaurant is one that combines good food, friendly service and a warm ambience. "Food is all about the dining experience."

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