The Formula To Enjoying The F1 Weekend

By SALT Magazine | 13 September, 2017 | Food, Trending
2017-09-13 11:05:17 2017-09-15 14:34:47

Eat, drink, party at these spots to soak up the high-octane atmosphere.

The Formula One race season is just round the bend, so it’s time to rev into high gear. That means more eating, drinking and partying from 15 to 17 September 2017 as the nation prepares to host one of the most illustrious sporting events in the world. Hit up this list of scenic party spots to join in the buzz – and if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse or two of the race cars speeding past on the track. Just don’t blink!

Boundary-pushing Lulu's Lounge is inspired by the 1960s New York back-alley bar era
Boundary-pushing Lulu’s Lounge is inspired by the 1960s New York back-alley bar era

New Club: Lulu’s Lounge

Making its debut on the F1 after party scene, Lulu’s Lounge promises to bring a fresh alternative to the typical post-race bash. Titled ‘Va Va Vroom!’, Lulu’s series of after parties include live jazz, burlesque, boylesque and drag queen performances. Two artists from Perth, Australia will be making guest appearances: Lulu Liquor and Lucy Lovegun, who represent the best of neo and traditional burlesque. Also look forward to gogo dancers, live musicians and one of Singapore’s most recognised Disc Jockeys, JNR (Matteblacc). Ride off into the night (or early morning!) with playful cocktails, delicious bar bites and personalised bottle services from their menu. Doors open 9am – 6pm with a $35 cover charge Friday & Saturday. Complimentary entry on Sunday. Purchase pre-sale tickets at $30 for 15 September and 16 September.

7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 039595. Tel: +65 9829 1922

Insta-worthy: the life-size Martini racing replica at 1-Altitude
Insta-worthy: the life-size Martini racing replica at 1-Altitude

Best View At 1- Altitude

‘The Circuit’ is 1-Altitude’s action-packed weekend fiesta celebrating the Singapore Grand Prix. With a 360-degree view and a vantage point 282 metres above the central business district, this is the best place to view the races. Every night of the F1 weekend will see 1-Altitude welcome international DJ acts in collaboration with their alcohol partners. On 15 September, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve presents a Monaco-themed EDM party at Altimate with Dutch identical twins, the DJs Loudgarden. Martini takes over on 16 September with DJ Madison Mars from Estonia, and Resident DJs Lorri and X-treme close off the weekend on race night with Heineken. Enjoy race-themed cocktails and party the night away; regardless of who ends up on the podium, everyone is a winner at ‘The Circuit’. Single access $68 (inclusive of 1 house pour & 1 F1 cocktail), All access $88 (inclusive of 1 premium pour & 1 F1 cocktail). Purchase tickets here.

1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616. Tel: +65 6438 0410

Boudoir Blanc at the Clifford Pier
Boudoir Blanc at the Clifford Pier, Fullerton Heritage hotel

Themed Parties At Boudoir Blanc

Boudoir Blanc has the privilege of being the only Tier 1 Grand Prix Season Singapore event to take place at the waterfront of the Fullerton Heritage precinct. With over 800 VIP, A-list and celebrity guests expected per night, it’s a celebration of glamour, theatrical cabaret and celebrity performances. Not forgetting, of course, their late-night gourmet cuisine and selection of premium alcoholic beverages. Each night at Boudoir Blanc features a fantastical theme – ‘Fantasy Land’ on 16 September and ‘Twilight Zone’ on 17 September. Highlights include the performance of ex-Moulin Rouge burlesque royalty Fallon Dee and French DJ and tropical house producer Klingande. Rockstar and VIP passes are available for purchase here.

80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326. Tel: +65 6333 8388

Pan Pacific's Supercharged colour-changing cocktail
Pan Pacific’s Supercharged colour-changing cocktail

Supper At Pan Pacific Singapore

F1-inspired menu items like the Supercharged cocktail ($22) and A Thrilling Decade Araguani Fudge Cake ($10) are available at Pan Pacific Hotel’s Atrium and Pacific Marketplace till 25 September 2017. The former is a colour-changing cocktail that is sure to send your heart racing. Infused with Bombay Sapphire gin, Martini Rosso, prosecco, butterfly pea, lime and berries, it gives off the subtle scent of elderflower. The fudge cake has a monochromatic topping made of white and dark chocolate, inspired by the flying checkered flag. If you’re looking for supper, a special race menu with dining options is available daily until 5am over the weekend – think wagyu beef burger and French black mussels. DJ Drem will also be on-site at the Atrium all 3 days from 6-9pm spinning classic hip-hop and deep soul hits.

7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 039595. Tel: +65 6826 8240

Bread Street Kitchen sorbets, from L-R: Red Racer (Ferrari), Blue Fuel (Red Bull), Yellow Rush (McLaren), White Throttle (Williams)
Bread Street Kitchen sorbets, from L-R: Red Racer (Ferrari), Blue Fuel (Red Bull), Yellow Rush (McLaren), White Throttle (Williams)

Race Inspired Scoops At Bread Street Kitchen

Make a pit-stop at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen over the F1 weekend. Playful sorbet flavours ($10) are available for fans to show their support for different race teams. Red Racer for Ferrari is a blend of raspberries and cloudy apple with a hint of cucumber and mint. Williams’ fans have the White Throttle, a blend of white chocolate, mint and sweet orange. Yellow Rush is for McLaren; a citrus delight with blood orange and fresh passionfuit. Red Bull fans should opt for Blue Fuel – blueberry, lemon and coconut. If sorbet isn’t your thing, tipples like the Martini & Tonic concoction allows guests to pair their own vermouth and tonic water together ($15++). Available 15 to 17 September 2017.

10 Bayfront Avenue, #01-81 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956. Tel: +65 6688 5665

Grilled lobster from Forlino
Grilled lobster from Forlino

All-You-Can-Eat At Forlino

Italian dining destination Forlino presents a series of All-You-Can-Eat brunches, buffets and dinner sets over the F1 weekend. The best part? A spectacular view of the Marina Bay track – including the infamously tricky Turn #13, which has been the site of many heart-stopping incidents over the years. The all-you-can-eat lunch menu is on throughout the weekend at $48++, while the dinner is available on 15 and 17 September at $88++. For lunch, expect a spread of antipasti, pastas, mains and desserts, while dinner specials include the Black Truffle Grilled Swordfish with Broccoletti and Sicilian Style Crumble. Furthermore, for one night only on 16 September 2017, Forlino is holding a special cocktail buffet at $228 nett per person (free flow on selected alcohol).

1 Fullerton Road, #02-06 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213. Tel: +65 6690 7564

Views from Me@OUE
Views from Me@OUE

Me@OUE

Not every F1 viewing party has to burn a hole through your pockets. Me@OUE is a fine example. With spectacular views of the Esplanade bridge (the fastest section of the F1 track) and glittering views of Marina Bay, they’re offering some of the cheapest beer buckets in town – 5 bottles for $25++ from 6PM, while Saturday has all-day Happy Hour promotions. To top it all off, there is no cover charge or table bookings. Look forward to tapas like Truffle Fries ($10), Duck Rilette with Sourdough Toast ($12) or Arabiki pork sausages ($8).

50 Collyer Quay, OUE Bayfront Rooftop, Singapore 049321. Tel: +65 6634 4555

Want to get away from the maddening crowds? Brunch at these spots!

UNA: Paella de Marisco
UNA: Paella de Marisco

UNA

Not an F1 fan? Doesn’t mean you can’t join in the fun – head over to UNA located in the historic one-north enclave for a decadent Spanish brunch buffet. With authentic Spanish tapas and charcoal grilled meats, ‘live’ stations of seafood paella, squid ink Spanish noodles and crispy calamari, UNA’s cuisine is sure to appeal to a wide range of palates. Surrounded by the lush and verdant garden setting, you’ll be far away from the F1 rush, and reaping the benefits of your escapade while indulging in Banoffee Pie and Chocolate Mousse. UNA’s brunch buffet is available for $78++ on 17 September 2017, Sunday.

1 Rochester Park, Singapore 139212. Tel: +65 6773 0070

Botanico: Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek
Botanico: Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek

Botanico

At Botanico, a Spanish fiesta is raring to go with a 5-course brunch set menu. The restaurant team’s favourite driver is none other than 2-time world champion Fernando Alonso, and their decadent brunch fare has been dedicated to him. From starters like freshly shucked oysters and Jamón Ibérico with pan con tomate to mains like the Inka-grilled scarlet prawn and Braised wagyu beef cheek, Botanico truly celebrates the spirit of seasonal harvests from the land and sea. Tucked away in the idyllic Botanic Gardens, this is the best place to enjoy the F1 weekend without the mad rush of the city. Available on 10 & 17 September, the 5-course brunch set menu is priced at $80 with a glass of red or white sangria.

50 Cluny Park Road, Level 2, Singapore 257488. Tel: +65 9831 1106

Summerhouse's Michael Martini, an ode to F1 legend Michael Schumacher
Summerhouse’s Michael Martini, an ode to F1 legend Michael Schumacher

Summerhouse

Another destination for an off-track respite is The Summerhouse, located in the picturesque Seletar Hills. An array of Italian-German brunch specials (from $14-$32) has been curated by German head chef Florian Ridder as an ode to his idol, Michael Schumacher – you’d have heard of his name, even without in-depth knowledge of the sport. A specially created vodka-based cocktail has been created for him. Named the Michael Martini, it contains chambord, pineapple juice, and is garnished with fresh raspberry ($18). Available across the weekends of 9, 10 and 17 September 2017, brunch specials include the Bollito Misto a la Summerhouse ($28) made with caramelised apple, potato puree and brown onions. Another interesting dish is the light and crispy ‘Gnocco fritto’. Made with German and Italian cured meat, it is served with a glass of cold organic milk ($26).

3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387. Tel: +65 6262 1063

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