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6 years ago / travel / food

An experience of a lifetime with Grand Hyatt, Singapore!

A few weeks back, I got an email from New York inviting me to a Grand Hyatt CNY dinner.

Yes, New York - which made think that it was a case of mistaken email identity. But then I saw that it was for Grand Hyatt Singapore so I RSVP'd.

Few days later, I got the formal invitation and another email asking for my preferred address for pickup and drop-off.

So while I knew it was going to be pretty fancy, with the emails from NYC and the limo service, I didn't know it was going to be THIS fancy.

It was certainly an experience of a lifetime!

I soon discovered that this Living Grand Chinese New Year dinner is a global Grand Hyatt campaign (the emails were so cryptic!) - there are also other #LivingGrand events launched in several cities around the world, in San Francisco, Shanghai and Taipei to name a few.

Gotta love the open kitchen concept in the newly-renovated Grand Hyatt Singapore.

And I can totally understand why the emails didn't divulge much details - I mean, we were serenaded by a concert violinist and had a play unfolding right before our eyes as we dined in the clouds, in a most intimate setting with pretty blooms everywhere.

With endless champagne, white AND red wines.

And fine brandy after dinner.

They spoil us really.

This double-boiled Buddha Jump over the Wall was sooooooooo good! It had a whole abalone, scallop, sea cucumber all stewing in the richest broth ever!

Just me and my abalone.

And for dessert! They rolled out this amazing Chinese calligraphy scroll and served us 8 different types of dessert each :heart_eyes:

Featuring 流沙包 (salted custard bun), mango pudding with edible gold and bird's nest soup served in a freshly steamed pumpkin.

There were guests from New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany but yet everything was still very intimate. Amazing.

We had SO much fun!

And if you thought this is it, we each left for home with this almost 1-metre long box ...

Which opened up to reveal:

100 pieces of chocolate truffles featuring 100 different writings for the Chinese character 福 (or blessings) in every style, from ancient typology to modern day writing.

Such INSANE indulgence, thank you Grand Hyatt!

The Grand Hyatt Singapore is now all newly-renovated and while the hotel still retains its classic 5-star charm, it now comes with this brand new sleek, contemporary touch.

I really, really, really wish I could have my wedding here!

Maybe when we renew our vows ;)

Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Singapore 228211