I am delighted to invite you to join me in an evening of indulgence at our society’s flagship event: the President’s dinner on December 2. As we transition into the holiday season, many of us are in the midst of wrapping up the year. This event usually marks the start of a time of reflection, relaxation and restoration. Given the long and illustrious history of our society, it is befitting that the President’s dinner is held in a place of historical significance. Consequently, we will be ensconced at HQ-India Room, at South Beach by JW Marriott.
The South Beach complex houses three 1930s army blocks (Blocks 1, 9 and 14) of the former Beach Road Camp and the former Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Club built in 1952. The old concrete buildings were given conservation status in 2002 and was the venue for the first National Service enlistment in 1967, while the former NCO Club was originally designed as the headquarters of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes in Singapore. Today, it has been transformed into a lifestyle dining and entertainment destination. The HQ India rooms are located on in the Assembly Block on Level 2 where we will have privacy for the evening.
Stefano de Salvo is the Executive Chef helming the dining concepts at JW Marriott South Beach. Born to a Sicilian father and Napolian mother in Torino, Italy, Chef Stefano started working in a small restaurant in Genova when he was just 15 years old. He went on to attain his professional training in hotel trade cuisine before honing his career in the hospitality sector across Italy, France, U.K., and subsequently, Asia from 2001. The menu was specially curated to match our wine lineup by Chef Stefano through a personalized tasting session, including the selection for the cheese platter.
We will delve into the pleasures of vintage 2002, from champagne to the whites (marquis de laguiche & Art Series), followed by a comparison of Bordeaux vs New World Cabernets. Selected from our society’s cellars, we feature Mouton Rothschilds, Ducru Beaucaillou, Joseph Phelps Insignia and Don Melchor. Don Melchor is made by winemaker Enrique Tirado at Concha y Toro, it is the company’s most celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the oldest icon wines of the new world, consistently attaining 90 points and above in Wine Spectator. Details are in the menu attached.
Some light fun & games have been planned to increase participation and festivities on the evening. I look forward to seeing you on December 2 for an evening of indulgence and fellowship.
Please register for your seats early and indicate if you have any dietary constraints in your registration based on the menu attached. Members have the usual 48 hours priority for bookings and capacity is limited to approx. 40.
Note: there is a drop off available close to the Assembly Block. Map will be provided to guests closer to the event date.
Venue : JW Marriott South Beach, HQ- India, Level 2, The Assembly,
30 Beach Road Singapore 189763
Date : Saturday, 2nd December 2017
Time : Aperitif – 7.30pm
Dinner – 8pm
Dress : Black Tie / Evening Gown
The President’s Dinner at South Beach
Saturday, December 2nd 2017
Henri Abele Brut 2002
Octopus Carpaccio, citrus salad, lamb lettuce
Marquis de Laguiche Chassagne Montrachet 2002
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2001
Raviolini, tossed in parmesan, sage butter, duck ragout
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2002
Concha y Toro Don Melchor 2002
Australian Roasted beef tenderloin, Porcini, shallot gratin, Potato,
truffle mousseline, sautéed green bean, Red wine jus
Chateau Mouton Rothschilds 2002
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2002
Chef’s Cheese selection
France-Mons Brillat Savarin, vanilla paste
Italy-Luigi Giuffanti Taleggio , Fig compote
Spain-Vega Mancha Manchego, Acacia Honey
Truffle Honey, Dried Apricot, Walnuts, Cracker
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2002
Coffee/Decaffeinated & JW Marriott Tea Selection