A second rooftop viewing gallery, extended indoor areas, exciting performances and a hidden bar. Those were some of the refreshing enhancements made to Twenty3 for the 2019 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.
The Formula One race this year was without a doubt more thrilling than 2018. We were thankful to have made the right choice of planting ourselves in Twenty3, where we could bask in luxury and comfort, while enjoying the action on the track. We also realised that those picturesque spots mentioned in our article last year were quickly filled up the during the races.
Largo do Paco: Chef Tiago Bonito (Portugal)
Chef Tiago Bonito of Portugal’s one Michelin-starred Largo do Paço made his debut in Singapore. Some of those delectable dishes can be seen in the pictures above. Our favourite happens to be the Foie-gras with Drunken Pear.
San Domenico: Chef Massimiliano Mascia (Italy)
Chef Massimiliano Mascia brings to Singapore a combination of knowledge passed down through generations of Italian chefs in his family, and the techniques learned from his experiences cooking around the world. Known for the use of seasonal produce and progressive technique, the dishes were absolutely delicious.
Podium Izakaya: Chef Takagi Kazuo (Japan)
Chef Takagi entered the culinary world at the age of 23. Although he started later than most Japanese chefs, Chef Takagi prevailed with talent, dedication and great passion. His restaurant Takagi in Japan has received two Michelin stars since 2010. The moment we tasted the food, we knew that those stars are well deserved. The dishes are simple yet insanely appetising.
Street Food / Cafe / Desserts
For those overseas guests who were visiting Singapore for the first time, the street food featured in Twenty3 is a perfect representation of what they can expect from our best hawkers. There was a plethora of local dishes; Laksa, Mee Siam, Carrot Cake, Oyster Omelette, Barbecue Chicken Wings, Satay and Grilled Seafood. Kudos to the Singapore Grand Prix team for also bringing in Burger & Lobster!
Tasty concoctions of drinks were handcrafted by Taverns Tea and Supply Haus. We particularly enjoyed the Pandan Chiffon Artisan Iced Tea. The Chimney Devil by Prague’s Good Food Coffee & Bakery was a tasty treat to bring around as we watched the cars speed past. In the Apex Lounge, we were also able to indulge in award-winning desserts by Australian pâtissier, Philip Khoury from Harrod’s Knightsbridge, London and pastry chefs Eddie Stewart and Min Chai of N2 Brunch Club.
Twenty3 tucked away a spacious hidden bar somewhere near its entrance. This was a nice addition to the venue which was already AWESOME! The cosy watering hole, helmed by La Maison du Whisky, had a selection of 23 Scotch whiskies for us to choose from.
The party went on even after the races ended. The two-storey nightclub kept the party going with electrifying DJ sets, aerial performances. There were also F1 Driving Simulators for those who couldn’t get enough track-action.
For the 2nd year in a row, this is our preferred hospitality suite. Twenty3 has shown to be a superb all-rounder with spectacular views of the races, gourmet food, exhilarating performances, and most importantly, excellent service. We highly recommend the place for those who appreciate the finer things in life. The only thing we disliked, was having to leave. We look forward to 2020 and continue to have high expectations for the Singapore Night Race!