Eating out in Singapore, you are not short of choices, from celebrity chef restaurants in exclusive malls to the best street food in traditional hawker centres, there is as much choice on what you can eat as there is what you will pay for it. The idea of value for money is subjective, there are some Singaporean foodies unconcerned with the cost of a meal as long as the experience is special. I wonder how they will react to the opportunity of the world’s most expensive dining experience, coming in at a cool US$2 million (S$2.7 million).
Russian diamond group World Of Diamonds (WOD) and Cé La Vi Singapore offer an unforgettable eight hour dinner date for two that includes an air, land and sea journey culminating in an 18-course modern Asian degustation dinner that includes the gift of a 2.08-carat diamond ring. You evening kicks off with a 45 minute helicopter ride over the Singapore city-scape, a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce drive and a luxury private cruise that brings the guests to the Marina bay Sands Hotel, where they will dine on the roof, in a private setting of 10,000 fresh roses.
The two diners will enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view from the roof, where they will be entertained by a live band and treated to 18-courses that include Belon oysters with champagne foam, Almas caviar, air-flown Alaska wild salmon and apple-wood grilled Mishima sirloin steak complemented by an array of world class wines that include a 1988 Salon ‘S’ champagne, a 2008 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, and a 1972 Oremus Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos. You will eat with diamond-studded chopsticks and sit on custom made designer armchairs, fabricated by The Push that will be transported to your home afterwards. The diners can also choose to stay in the hotel to complete the magical night.
At midnight, the dinner becomes the most lavish of proposals with the presentation of the 2.08-carat Fancy Vivid Blue Jane Seymour diamond ring (reportedly valued at US$2 million) served with Lois XIII de Rémy Martin cognac and a firework display! Karan Tilani, director of the WOD Group said; “This could be the ultimate proposal, an exceptional occasion, or simply a celebration of life.” The experience will only be available to a qualified individual, to be decided by WOD and Cé La Vi, although details have not been released as to how that decision will be made.