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Chinese New Year 2014: Where to dine for your reunion dinner

It’s the time of the year to start making your reunion dinner reservations. Here’s a list of places you can consider for your huge family Chinese New Year gathering this year

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FUKUICHI JAPANESE DINING

Not interested in set menus this Chinese New Year? Have the freedom to choose any dishes you want to have for your reunion dinner at Fukuichi Japanese Dining in a traditional setting, and enjoy a special and healthy Japanese yu sheng full of nuts for a great crunch.

Date: January 31, 2014
Time: Anytime
Venue: Fukuichi Japanese Dining, #02-11/12, TripleOne Somerset, 111 Somerset
Prices: Prices according to ala carte menu. 

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PLAZA BRASSERIE
Nothing is better than a buffet with unlimited servings of festive food and huge variety. Tuck into the fortune seafood treasures pot, braised pork knuckle, poached prawns and more at the live counters at Plaza Brasserie. Then end your filling buffet meal with unique Chinese New Year treats like the nian gao tart and crispy dim sum as well. If the nian gao tarts call out so much to you that you want to have them even after the buffet, you can also request for the chef to make some extra for you to bring home!

Date: January 17 to February 14, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6pm (dinner)
Venue: Plaza Brasserie, Level One, Park Royal Hotel, 7500A Beach Road
Prices (lunch): $48 (adult), $29 (child) from January 17 to 29 and February 3 to 14. $65 (adult), $41 (child) from January 31 to February 2.
Price (dinner): $62 (adult), $38 (child) from January 17 to 29 and February 3 to 14. $88 (adult), $53 (child) on January 30. $53 (adult), $41 (child) from January 31 to February 2. Make your reservations at fb.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com or call 65055691.

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BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT
Have your celebratory reunion dinner at Boathouse while being treated to a spectacular view of the Marina Bay skyline and even Fireworks on Chinese New Year’s eve with a splendid three-course dinner. Tuck into home-cured salmon with creme fraiche, fish stew, pan-seared Atlantic sea bass and more.

Date: January 27 to February 1, 2014
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Boathouse Restaurant, The Waterboat House, #03-01, 3 Fullerton Road
Prices: $78, additional $32 for wine pairing. Make your reservations at 65389038.

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INDOCAFE - THE WHITE HOUSE
Dig into an impressive ten-course meal with your family for your reunion dinner this year along the lush greenery of Scotts Road. If you enjoy Peranakan food, Indocafe’s first ever Peranakan reunion dinner menu will blow you away. Dig into dishes like Kurobuta pork ribs, aromatic spiced jumbo prawns, Masala roasted whole chicken and even pen cai.

Date: January 18 to February 18, 2014
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Indocafe - The White House, 35 Scotts Road
Prices: $368 (four persons), $478 (six persons), $688 (eight persons). Make your reservations at 67332656.


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PEONY JADE
If you’re a big fan of abalone and you do appreciate unique plating, then Peony Jade is the place for you to have your reunion dinner at. Be it a generous horse-shaped yu sheng dish, a treasure pot baked in an edible giant gold ingot or seafood dishes shaped like an abacus, Peony Jade’s menu will blow you away with its quality presentation and taste; it’ll look so picture-perfect for Instagram too.

Date: January 30 to February 14, 2014
Time: 11am (lunch), 6pm (dinner)
Venue: Peony Jade @ Keppel Club, Bukit Chermin Road, and Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay, Blk 3 Clarke Quay, #02-02
Prices: From $738 to $1688 (table of 10). Make your reservations at 62769138 (Keppel Club) or 63380305 (Clarke Quay).

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YAN TING
With eight decadent set menus to choose from, your family will be spoilt for choice at St Regis’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant this Chinese New Year. Choose between the six or eight course menu; there is even a vegetarian set menu for those who want a veggie-rich reunion dinner this year. Dig into the Prosperity yu sheng with Norwegian salmon, double-boiled superior bird’s best broth, roasted truffle chicken, African abalones and more.

Date: January 2 to February 14, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6.30pm (dinner)
Venue: Yan Ting, St Regis Hotel Level 1U, 29 Tanglin Road
Prices: From $108 per person (6-course), From $1288 a table (8-course). Make your reservations at here or call 65066887

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STREET 50 RESTAURANT AND BAR
The festive season means lots of food, right? For families with huge appetites, the Street 50 Restaurant and Bar will be the perfect place for your reunion dinner. With a special buffet menu this year that includes smoked duck and salmon yu sheng, prawn tartare with rock melon and nuts, curried chicken in lychee tempura, this reunion dinner will be more than enough to sate your need for a big feast.

Date: January 29 to February 2, 2014
Time: 6pm
Venue: Street 50 Restaurant and Bar, Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road
Prices: $58 (adult), $28 (children). Make your reservations at 68186681

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HAI TIEN LO
Welcome the Lunar New Year with traditional Cantonese dining that comes with a contemporary twist at Hai Tien Lo this year. Menu highlights include a hearty seafood yu sheng platter of sea grapes and black moss, Hokkaido scallops, Norwegian salmon, abalone, tuna and lobster too. Some of the other dishes include a whole Beijing duck, stewed chicken with eight treasures and Hai Tien Lo’s signature traditional “pen cai”.

Date: January 20 to February 14, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6pm (dinner)
Venue: Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Hotel, Level Three, 7 Raffles Boulevard
Prices: From $108 (per diner), $988 (table of 10). Make your reservations at celebrate.sin@panpacific.com or call 68268240.

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CRYSTAL JADE
For families who want to have a sumptuous yet healthy reunion dinner, Crystal Jade is the restaurant for you. Excellent examples include its yu sheng dish that is drizzled with hazelnut oil, while the sautéed kurobuta pork strips with assorted mushroom and capsicum are made with organic raw extra virgin coconut oil. From what we’ve tried, Crystal Jade’s reunion dinner not only nourishes; it’s just as big on taste too.

Date: January 1 to February 14, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6pm (dinner)
Venue: Crystal Jade Golden Palace, Level Five, Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road
Prices: Prices according to ala carte menu. Make your reservations at 67346866.

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BROTZEIT
Instead of the usual traditional reunion fare at restaurants and hotels, why not go for a casual catch-up dinner? Brotzeit has whipped up an Abundance Pan this year for small families (five to six people), a huge platter of grilled pork chops, roasted pork belly, braised pork cheeks and Brotzeits’s signature pork knuckle with sides.

Date: January 22 to February 14, 2014
Time: Anytime
Venue: All Brotzeit outlets. You can find Brotzeit’s outlets here
Prices: $88.

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FENGSHUI INN
Have your reunion dinner at Singapore’s biggest resort this year and dig into a scrumptious eight-course meal of braised bird’s nest with abalone sauce and shredded potato, sautéed grouper topped with fish roe and other tantalising delights. You can also tuck into a salmon topped with crispy skinned mackerel yu sheng, or opt for a vegetarian option of mixed fruits and water chestnuts.

Date: January 20 to February 14, 2014
Time: 6pm
Venue: Feng Shui Inn, Crockfords Hotel. Level G2, Resorts World Sentosa
Prices: $1188 (table of six), $1688 (table of ten). Make your reservations at 65776688.

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HUA TING
Choose from a variety of yu sheng from fruits to salmon, abalone and even Australian lobster for your reunion dinner at Hua Ting this year. Then follow up with dishes like the roasted suckling pig and crispy roasted duck and more.

Date: January 2 to February 14, 2013
Time: 11am ( lunch), 6.30pm (dinner)
Venue: Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road
Prices: From $98 (two diners) to $5888 (ten diners). Make your reservations at 67396666.

PETITE MENU
If you’re not really into hefty six to eight course meals, why not head to Petite Menu for a simple and smaller three or four course menu for Chinese New Year? Enjoy a smoked salmon salad with gold chips, a rich roasted duck broth, Halibut risotto, and end the meal on a sweet note with Petite Menu’s take on the traditional Thai dessert red ruby..

Date: January 31 to February 12, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6pm (dinner)
Venue: Petite Menu, Aqueen Hotel, 139 Lavender Street
Prices: $33 (three course), $43 (four course). Make your reservations at petitemenu@aqueenhotels.com or call 63957782.

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DB BISTRO MODERNE
Enjoy a family-styled reunion dinner with a seafood platter of lobster, prawns and more, and tuck into a roasted suckling pig, black pepper mee and baked alaska at Db Bistro Moderne this coming Chinese New Year.

Date: January 30 to February 2, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6pm (dinner)
Venue: Db Bistro Moderne, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-48, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Prices: Prices according to ala carte menu. Make your reservations at dbreservations@marinabaysands.com, or call 66888525.

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CHERRY GARDEN
Tuck into one of the biggest pen cai ever made in Singapore at Cherry Garden for your reunion dinner this year. Weighing more than 25 kilograms, this humongous dish contains quality ingredients like abalone, lobsters, pork belly, roasted duck, soy chicken and more. Some of the other food items in the menu include wok-fried wagyu beef steak, pan-fried cod fillet, truffle-infused abalones and more.

Date: January 22 to February 14, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6.30pm (dinner)
Venue: Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental, Level 5, 5 Raffles Avenue
Prices: From $118. Make your reservations at mosin-dining@mohg.com or call 68853500.

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CAROUSEL
Enjoy unlimited servings of food at Carousel for your reunion dinner this year as your family can chatter and catch up with each other over plates of fresh seafood, teppanyaki and Asian food. With so much food, you'll never have to worry that one of you will go hungry or unsatisfied at all.

Date: January 30 to February 1, 2014
Time: 12pm (lunch), 6pm (dinner)
Venue: Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
Prices (lunch): $55 (Jan 30), $50 (Jan 31 to Feb 1)
Prices (dinner): $98 (Jane 30), $80 (Jan 31 to Feb 1). Make your reservations at carousel@royalplaza.com.sg or call 65897799.

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