Are you looking to celebrate your wedding day, host a major corporate event, intimate dinner or simply gather the family for a traditional, excellent Chinese meal? Look no further, we have selected three restaurants within the Millennium Hotel family that are perfectly situated to host your next big (or small) event: Tien Court, Grand Shanghai and Hua Ting.
Each of the three locations is poised to be a wonderful host, as well as boast some excellent and award-winning cuisine created by their dedicated and unique master chefs. Check it out.
1. Tien Court, Copthorne King’s Hotel
Located on the second story of the Copthorne King’s Hotel off Havelock Road, Tien Court aims to take standard hotel dining to new heights. It offers a menu which is predominantly Cantonese with a selection of Sichuan specialities in an upscale environment that has a relaxed, homey feel.
The interior of the restaurant is a well-kept, traditional Oriental setting with warm yellow tones and decorated with classic painting and antiques.
The restaurant seats 150 patrons which includes seating within 5 private dining rooms; if you are looking for a more intimate setting to enjoy your meal.
Some of our favourite signature dishes include the Wok-fried Fine Rice Vermicelli with Stewed Pig’s Trotters 猪手面线 ($24). This is a traditional Hokkien dish which combines thin vermicelli, chunks of meat, a variety of vegetables and a sweet, savoury sauce.
The Double-boiled Shark’s Cartilage Soup with Sea Cucumber and Conpoy 鲨鱼骨三宝汤 ($28) is another speciality by the Chef. This collagen-rich soup combines abalone, dried scallop and sea cucumber and conpoy to create a very flavourful and creamy concoction, sure to warm your soul.
Meet the Chef…
Chef Ho Tien Tsai
Chef Ho Tien Tsai has 32 years of experience in the kitchen from Chiayi to Taipei, Manila, Shanghai and finally over to Singapore to head up the cuisine at Tien Court Restaurant. Chef Ho specialises in Sichuan, Cantonese and Taiwanese cuisine – all with his own personal flair using unique and seasonal ingredients.
Chef Ho has also been featured in many cooking programmes in Singapore and overseas and has also been a judge for several culinary competitions..
2. Grand Shanghai Restaurant, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
The (neighboring) Grand Shanghai is a wonderful space to host a large event. The hotel beautifully sits along the historic Singapore River and is located in the central and easily accessible Robertson Quay neighborhood.
The interior is dominated by a striking lucky red color scheme and dramatic, glistening chandeliers that work well for a Chinese setting. The built-in stage is perfect for entertaining a crowd and keeping the party going all evening long.
Outside of the dominating main room, Grand Shanghai also boasts a more intimate private room for guests. This room can also be opened up to combine the two spaces for events up to 250 pax.
Some yummy signature dishes include the Baked Crab with Rice ($88) and the Steamed Shanghainese Pork Dumplings ($6 for 4 pieces).
Meet the Chef…
Masterchef Tang Yuen Hua
Masterchef Tang Yuen Hua is the man behind the cuisine at the Grand Shanghai Restaurant. Originally from Shanghai, Chef Tang has 23 years of experience in the industry and specializes in wok and Shanghainese cuisine.
Chef Tang has been spearheading the recent trend of creating Shanghainese dishes with healthier cooking techniques and a more beautiful presentation – all the while still using and accentuating authentic flavors. He believes that passion in cooking is the best ingredient.
3. Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel
Hua Ting, an exquisite Chinese restaurant serving the intricate tastes of traditional Cantonese cuisine, has a lengthy list of hard-earned awards and accolades on its resume for a good reason.
The space itself is large and versatile with a total capacity of 166: the main dining hall of the restaurant seats 116 guests; while there is space within the five private dining rooms for accommodating up to 50 guests, affording guests the exclusivity for special functions.
Hua Ting presents both Cantonese a la carte and set menus, perfect for groups big or small. The restaurant serves various traditional and acclaimed dishes, from appetisers and soups to signature dishes and desserts – all showcasing the culinary mastery of the award-winning team.
Choose from a wide variety of perennial favourites including Traditional Stewed Pork Trotters (half $28; whole $56, dish requires order 1 – 2 days in advance), Crispy Roasted Duck (half $40; whole $75), Braised Homemade Emerald Bean curd with Spinach topped with Pan-fried Hokkaido Scallop ($12), Steamed Fillet of Soon Hock in Salted Fish Bone Broth with Shredded Mushroom and Preserved Cabbage ($25), and Deep-fried Yam Pastry ($1.50 per piece).
Meet the Chef…
Masterchef Lap Fai
Masterchef Lap Fai of Hua Ting at Orchard Hotel Singapore was most recently honoured the prestigious Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year at the World Gourmet Series Awards of Excellence in 2014. His culinary style blends authentic Cantonese methods with unusual combinations of ingredients, creating classic dishes with a contemporary twist.
Since joining Orchard Hotel Singapore in 1997, Masterchef Lap Fai has taken Hua Ting to greater heights with many specialty creations including Braised Hokkaido Fresh Scallop with Winter Melon, Deep-fried Yam stuffed with Sea Perch coated with Salad Sauce accompanied with Chilled Lobster marinated in Sake, Braised Superior Bird’s Nest with Egg White and Cream of Spinach, to name a few.
Hungry for dessert? You will be soon. Meet Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ Executive Pastry Chef of Asia…
Masterchef Nicolas Maugard
Award-winning Masterchef, Nicolas Maugard, is a new addition to Millennium Hotels and Resorts coming on board as the Executive Pastry Chef of Asia.
Born and raised in Normandy, France, Chef Nicolas Maugard developed a passion for pastry making at an early age, playing with dough in the family bakery. Throughout the years, he’s spent time working in multiple renowned Michelin starred restaurants around France and eventually traveling to and working in Mauritius, Monaco and Shanghai.
He quotes, “a good pastry chef can turn an ordinary dessert into an extraordinary one. Dessert making is an art. You will need creativity, patience and dedication. A good dessert must not only be visually appealing, it must taste great. Choice of ingredients is vital to create harmony and balance.”
So there you have it – all the information you need to get hungry and get motivated to plan and execute your next big event (and meal) together with Millennium Hotels and Resorts.
Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore: 403 Havelock Road, Singapore 169632 | Tel: 6733 0011 | Website
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel: 392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663 | Tel: 6733 0880 | Website
Orchard Hotel Singapore: 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879 | Tel: 6734 7766 | Website
*This post was brought to you in partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts Singapore