Now that dreamy getaways to tropical islands and scenic diving trips are a distant past, why not experience the deep blue in a different manner? From now until the end of October, Singapore’s S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa is offering Southeast Asia’s first and only underwater dining experience dubbed Aqua Gastronomy.
Guests will find themselves ushered into one of eight beautifully illuminated bubble pods, where they’ll be able to dine in the company of over 100,000 aquatic creatures. We’re talking about majestic marine animals like reef manta rays, hammerhead sharks, and giant groupers swimming within a massive aquarium tank, accompanied by dynamic lighting effects, music, and underwater entertainment in the form of graceful divers.
To satiate all senses, diners will be served modern Asian cuisine prepared with sustainably sourced seafood and local produce. Created by chef de cuisine Marvas Huang of Ocean Restaurant and chef de cuisine Tony Choo of Forest森, the four-course dinner—priced from $118.00 for RWS Members and $98.00 for non-members features poetically-named dishes including Misty Morning Sea (pictured below), Ocean’s Reflections, Shining Seas and Treasures of the Ocean. The ingredients are also sourced from local fisheries Barramundi Asia and Ah Hua Kelong, which farm quality seabass and shellfish, respectively.
Seafood lovers will be delighted to enjoy hand-harvested diver scallops from the Canadian North Atlantic, responsibly farmed trout caviar, prawns from Vietnam, as well as Norway langoustine caught from the Kattegat-Skagerrak area—whose fishermen are committed to protecting the seabed.
To ensure guest safety during the ongoing pandemic, all pods are spaced more than 1.5 meters apart to adhere to social distancing guidelines. That’s not all, the airconditioning units in the aquarium also come with filters to help eradicate more than 95 percent of all viruses and bacteria. Meanwhile, an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation system helps to further disinfect the surrounding air.
As a parting gift, guests can bring home illustrated postcards of marine animals by local artist Wu Yanrong.
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