Man at His Best

The Ultimate Gift Guide 2016: Food & Drinks

You’ll be eating and drinking anyway. But here’s how to up the ante when you want to gift it.

BY Lestari Hairul | Dec 8, 2016 | Food & Drink

The New Year’s Eve Gala Ball
SGD698++ per adult and SG 388++ per child
For reservations, contact Raffles Hotel 6412 1816

By the time you read this, we reckon you have your Christmas dinner plans covered. Instead, here’s the gift that will score points and cover your New Year’s plans. There’s a whole host of things your wads of cash can get you, but a grand experience will be money spent slightly better. No need to crowd downtown with the masses waiting on fireworks. Get tickets to Raffles Hotel's New Year’s Eve Gala Ball (they've been doing it since the 1900s) instead for a partner, a family member, or a really good friend who’s all about dressing up in tie and tails, or glittering gowns. Aside from swanning about with fine champagne and plucking canapés off butlers, you’ll be treated to a five-course dinner while being entertained by a slew of musicians and DJs. Then toast away as the clock inches closer to midnight. Just a bit of old-world charm at Singapore’s grande dame to ring in 2017.

The Macallan Edition No 2
Available at El Celler de Can Roca

For the friend who’s an imbiber and a foodie, here’s a whisky you can’t pass up. The Macallan collaborates with El Celler de Can Roca with this latest limited-edition iteration, posing an unusual take to the art of blending. Utilising the personalities of the brothers Roca themselves as characteristics, seven casks from four different Spanish bodegas form the Macallan Edition No 2. Sounds hokey? The result is a warm, spicy chocolate elixir shot through with notes of liquorice and brandy. An unctuous finish completes the experience and you can almost imagine it as a perfect close to a splendid meal at El Celler de Can Roca.