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Ce La Vi: Singapore’s Sophisticated Hedonism

By Glenn Harris on 20th June 2017

Singapore is a city for jetsetters. Cosmopolitan and chic describes the city which is on par with Paris, London, New York or Dubai. It has become the hub of international business for Southeast Asia as well as a magnet for the well-traveled and well-to-do. So the expectation are high in all aspects of hospitality, entertainment and dining.  Enter Ce La Vi Singapore; a dining and entertainment complex developed to surpass the expectations the Singapore’s most discriminating guest.

Ce La Vi translate into “that’s life” but for Singapore’s Ce La Vi the concept is to create a venue where discerning guest engage in,  as they so aptly phrase it, a Pursuit of Pleasure.   It is a dining and entertainment complex for jet set travelers and Singapore’s expats and locals to celebrate and enjoy life. Ce La Vi provides a fantastic dining experience, lounge for enjoying libations and sunsets, and a night club to party till the wee hours dancing to the music from the top DJs from around the world.

This uber sexy club, sky bar and restaurant is located a top of Singapore’s most iconic structures, the Marina Bay Sands Resort. From a far it appears as a ship on top of three pillars and reflective of Singapore as Asia’s hub of the sea trade. Perched 200 meters above sea level, Ce La Vi overlooks the skyline of Singapore’s glistening skyscrapers, marina, and downtown areas. The view is among the many element that draws guest here.  Lucky guests able to pass the velvet rope and waiting list on the ground floor, are escorted to the high speed elevator that whisks guests to the 57th floor and awe inspiring panoramic views of Singapore.

Ce La Vi is really three different spaces and experiences. The Skybar is a lounge along perimeter of the venue with wooden decking, chairs and couches and tables under red umbrellas.  It’s a great venue for checking out the views, having conversation, or some of their specialty cocktails while watching the sun set.  The night club is a posh indoor space with VIP seating areas, a long bar, elevated DJ booth and dancefloor below. It is the perfect stage for their larger-than-life parties such as during Formula 1 Singapore, New Year’s Eve, or the Halloween Bash.

Then there’s the restaurant which is a multi-level venue with floor to ceiling windows and chic contemporary design. It’s a wonderful place to take in the great views dining al fresco or indoors for a romantic candlelit dinner.

The concept of Ce La Vi is the Pursuit of Pleasure and nowhere is it more evident than in the dining experience there. They offer lunch and dinner. During lunch, Singapore’s power set descend to impress clients or to finalize a business deal. At night the venue is perfect for friends to get together or for couples looking for a romantic evening.

The cuisine is modern Asian which is inspired by their chef’s travels from the North to Southeast Asia. Guests and expect the influences and tastes of the region along with the French levels of fine dining ingredients, preparation and presentation.

The serving concept, as common through Asia, is communal dining so guest take from a shared serving dish. This allows for creative and exciting presentations and enhancing conversation and a shared dining experience.

Recommended dishes include Irish Oysters. These are not just any oyster, they are a half dozen Kelly oysters that come from a remote village in Ireland. The presentation is beautiful served on ice with colorful Ikura, konbu jelly, apple, and herbs. It is a beautiful to see as it is to eat; a true feast for the senses.  The sushi at Ce La Vi is also fantastic with its fresh ingredients and delicious flavor. The seared Black Angus Beef Tataki with Pickled radish, wafu sauce, and black sesame should also not be missed. But the stand out among standouts on the menu is the Black Cod. It is served in a banana leaf with sweet and tangy caramelized sauce it is an absolute masterpiece.

The libations at Ce La Vi do not take a back seat to the cuisine and are equally as tasty and imaginative. Ce La Vi has a very talented group of mixologists creating new and spectacular drinks to add to collection of signature drinks. One particular stand out is the Berry Bellini With its deep, red colors from berries, Chambord and sparkling wine. It is a refreshing twist on the classic Bellini.

Ce La Vi is a destination entertainment and dining venue of the finest level. International guests are sure to enjoy the dining experience, lounge overlooking the Singapore skyline, or partying the night away in Singapore’s hot spot. Ce La Vi is not your everyday restaurant or a club. It is much more than that and a venue for guest to celebrate life through dining, music, and some serious clubbing.

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