The meal of your lifetime
Some people eat to live, and others live to eat.
And for the latter, they’re often willing to queue for insane amounts of time, travel the distance, and splash out significantly for the perfect gourmet experience.
But how much is too much?
Say… $2.7 million?
Russian Diamond Group World Of Diamonds and CÉ LA VI Singapore are bringing you what’s surely the world’s most expensive meal – for US$2 million (S$2.7 million) – but hear us out! It’s worth it.
The lavish 8-hour long dining experience includes an air, land, and sea journey and culminates in an 18-course modern-Asian degustation dinner paired with exquisite 44- and 55- year old vintage wines. And a 2.08-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring valued at US$2 million.
Did we already mention a 2.08-carat diamond ring?
Take to the skies in a 45-minute helicopter ride over scenic Singapore, be greeted with a Rolls Royce back on earth that will chauffeur you to embark on a private luxury cruise. Finally, you and your partner will eventually be whisked to CÉ LA VI on the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, where a private dining experience awaits.
There, 10,000 fresh roses and a live band set the mood, complemented by no less than a panoramic view of the sunset framing the cityscape. Be seated in custom-made designer furniture impeccably configured to your liking as you tuck into your food.
With diamond-studded chopsticks engraved with your names – naturally.
We’d mention the highlights of the menu, but they’re all equally standout – these include New Zealand Langoustine, Fresh Belon Oyster with champagne foam, Almas Caviar, Apple-wood Grilled Mishima Sirloin, and more.
When the clock strikes twelve, the pièce de résistance of the night – the 2.08-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond stone set in an 18-karat rose-gold-plated platinum ring with intricate floral motifs framing the stone on each side – will be presented, while a fireworks display draws the night to a close.
Blue diamonds of such a size and saturation are said to be the rarest and the most sought after gems in the world. The ring was designed to celebrate award-winning actress Jane Seymour, who wore it during her stay in Singapore this April.
The couple can then choose to retire to a private suite in Marina Bay Sands.
The experience will only be sold to a “qualified” individual – said “qualifications” said to hinge on the buyer’s status and level of influence, their affinity for blue diamonds, and how they intend to display the ring.
By Pinky Chng, July 2016