Mark your calendars, it’s Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 24.
It’s a special day to celebrate the hard work and key role our secretaries play in helping busy executives to function at the top of our game. Keeping our schedules organised, coordinating meetings and planning amazing events is a lot more challenging than it looks. It’s hard to imagine how we could function without them!
It’s also time for a bit of role reversal as you assume charge of the planning instead and take them out for a celebration. Ditch the table reservation, go above and beyond and surprise your secretaries with a memorable dining experience that will dominate the office water cooler talk for months to come.
Here are our picks for six memorable experiences in Singapore this Administrative Professionals Day:
1. High Tea at The Regent
1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
Tel: 6733 8888
Why do lunch when you can indulge in high tea instead? Not just reserved for the weekends, block off the afternoon and celebrate with a leisurely High Tea experience at the Regent Singapore. To commemorate the arrival of Spring, the specially themed “Haru Spring in Tokyo” High Tea set will whisk you to Japan Town with Yuzu Confit Salmon Choux Puffs and petite treats such as Smoked Matcha Eclairs and Hojicha Almond Shortbread.
The Haru Spring in Tokyo Weekday High Tea Set (click here for menu) is available from 1 April – 30 June 2019 at $45++ per person with free flow coffee and tea. Add-on options of free-flow of Prosecco available at an additional $45++ per person.
2. Pizza Master Chef at Amo
Crown yourself a Master Pizza Chef and get the team together for a fun-filled afternoon with a pizza-making workshop at Amo. This casual Italian Restaurant on Hong Kong Street by Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Beppe de Vito offers a communal feast of artisan pastas, homemade pizzas and creative cocktails. Their pizza making workshop can be arranged as a pre-dinner add-on as part of a customised event menu. Begin your evening with a private chef demonstration and hands-on pizza workshop. Enjoy a craft cocktail while you wait for your personalised pizza to be baked and served piping hot for all to enjoy.
3. Singaporean Fine Dining at Restaurant Labyrinth
Chef LG Han continues to reinvent the New Singaporean Dining Experience with his One-Michelin starred restaurant at the Esplanade. Working exclusively with local farmers and producers, Chef Han transforms familiar favorites and family recipes into elegant and innovative dishes in the most creative presentations. Experience the Lunch Tasting Menu and dine on dishes like “Nasi Lemak” Cheong Fun. Skeptics and hardcore hawker fans will be blown away with familiar flavours presented in unique and inventive way, a treat for the senses!
Lunch Tasting Menus priced at $128++ per person.
4. Mad over Truffles at Casa Tartufo
Truffle fries are always a crowd favorite at happy hour with the team, but why not take it up a notch and indulge in the real deal at truffle specialty restaurant Casa Tartufo. Chef Alex and wife, Tammy, started their family-run restaurant in 2011 after having the truffle sandwiches in Italy which sparked their passion to recreate that experience in Singapore. A hidden gem in Ang Siang, this cosy restaurant serves up authentic truffle specialties including their signature Risotto Casa, a sea-urchin and black truffle risotto that brings out the best of freshly shaved black truffles and the umami taste of sea urchin – A decadent treat fit for any special occasion.
3 Course Set Lunch Menu available at $38++ per person. Private room available for group up to 12 guests.
5. Yum Cha at Majestic Restaurant
Nothing like your average dim sum, Yum Cha at Majestic Restaurant is a culinary experience with hand-made dim sum crafted from a team of highly skilled chefs. Chef Yong Bing Ngen is the owner and head chef, with more than 35 years of experience under his belt. Since the opening of the Majestic Restaurant in 2006 at its original location at Majestic Hotel, it has become a destination for fine Cantonese cuisine and innovative dim sum. Newly reopened at Marina One in the heart of the CBD, Chef Yong continues to serve unique dishes like Steamed Crystal Dumpling with Fresh Lobster Meat and Luffa Melon and Organic Brown Rice Roll with Prawn, Hakka Style.
Set Lunch Menus are priced from $48++ per person (minimum for 2 persons) and includes the Majestic Trio Jewellery of Dim Sum Platter. Private Rooms are available on request with a minimum spending.
6. Grilled Perfection at YakiniQuest
48 Boat Quay Singapore, 049837
Beef lovers will find Nirvana at YakiniQuest, Yakiniku specialists in the art of nose to tail grilled beef. Mr Suguru Ishida, the Managing Director has a passion for Yakiniku and started a blog in 2004 travelling around Japan reviewing over 100 Yakiniku restaurants. It quickly became one of the foremost resources for Yakiniku dining experiences. He then founded the Yakiniquest restaurant in Singapore. Order the Wagyu Lover Omakase Experience, and enjoy over 7 cuts of grilled beef cuts including the signature starter of Niku Somen. Here, beef is cut into strands to resemble somen noodles and served like the Japanese cold noodles, with a soya dipping sauce, seaweed, scallions and a dash of wasabi. Look no further than Yakiniquest for an authentic Yakiniku experience.
Open for Dinner only, the Wagyu Love Omakase set is priced at $128++ per person. Various private rooms are available for groups with a minimum spending.
How are you celebrating Administrative Professionals Day? Tell us in the comments section below.