Looking for that all-American experience but don’t quite have the time and resources to make the arduous trip there? Well the St. Regis Singapore has a real treat for you.
But this isn’t your average experience of sloppy joes and corn dogs. As expected from anything associated with the St. Regis name, this is a luxurious tribute to American culture and the arts which purports to pamper its privileged guests.
A week-long celebration from 29 July to 4 August, The American Kaleidoscope is the sixth installment of the St. Regis Singapore’s signature Art Celebration series, placing the land of stars and stripes in this year’s prestigious spotlight.
Chris Kurth, culinary celebrity
Sprucing up the kitchen will be Chris Kurth, Chef de Cuisine of the U.S. Grant Hotel based in San Diego, California. Be prepared to be spoilt gastronomically as Chef Chris takes you on an exquisite culinary journey featuring his renditions of iconic American foods.
The American Kaleidoscope offers three premium selections of this fine dining experience, prepared intricately by Chef Chris himself and served at Brasserie Les Saveurs.
The St. Regis Champagne Brunch (4 Aug | 12-3pm | $180++ per person with complimentary flow of Billecart Salmon Brut Réserve, $148++ per person for non-alcoholic, $75++ per child) allows diners to have their pickings at special pass-around canapés.
While The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea (29 Jul – 4 Aug | 3-5pm | $46++ per person from Sunday to Friday, $56++ per person on Saturday) lets guests have a sampling of a selection of Chef Chris’s specialties.
And clearly the highlight of this mouth-watering adventure, Chef Chris’ ingenuity shines the brightest in The American Kaleidoscope 5-Course Dinner (29 Jul – 4 Aug, excluding 2 Aug | 7-11pm | $188++ per person).
Moving on from a stirring of the palate to a feast for the eyes, the lobby of The St. Regis Singapore will be transformed into a lavish art gallery presenting the works of acclaimed artist Gregory Burns.
His featured showcase titled ‘An Insight to the Athlete’s Journey’ is a representation of the different journeys that different athletes go through on the strenuous path to achieving sporting excellence, all captured beautifully on painted canvas.
Not only does this exhibition promise to be an engaging one, it is also a mark of inspiration which reflects the admirable life story of Burns, who is as much a sportsman as he is an artist, beating the odds of polio to become a Paralympian and holder of four world records in swimming.
Works of Gregory Burns
In the spirit of touching hearts, The American Kaleidoscope is also doing its bit for charity with the pinnacle of its week’s festivities, the UNICEF Charity Gala Night (2 Aug | 7pm-late | $288++ per person)
The evening begins with a special one-time performance by The Whiffenpoofs, a refined bunch of 14 senior Yale men who make up the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a capella group, founded more than 100 years ago in 1909.
And after they’ve swept you off your feet with their charming whims and luscious harmonies, your dinner will be served via a special 5-course degustation menu paired with boutique American wines. Presented as a St. Regis Midnight Supper, the feast pays homage to the time-honoured tradition of St. Regis’ elegant dinner parties of the early 1900s, conceptualized first in America of course.
So for a VIP experience of the American dream, slip into your finest suits and classiest dresses and strut your way down to The St. Regis Singapore.
The American Kaleidoscope: A St. Regis Arts Celebration | Date: 29 Jul – 4 Aug | Venue: The St. Regis Singapore | Address: 29 Tanglin Rd. | Tel: 65066888