THE COSMO WEEKEND GUIDE (30 DEC – 1 JAN 2012)

30 December 2011 (Friday)

Eat: Raffles Grill

Enjoy the refined flavour of the Winter Black Truffle at Raffles Grill, available for a limited time only. Their deputy executive chef has designed six special menu items, which are best paired with an exclusive wine selection created by the wine director. UOB cardholders enjoy 5% off your total food bill.

Dates: 15 December 2011 to 21 January 2012
Venue: Raffles Hotel, Tel: 6412 1816
Opening hours: Lunch: Mon to Fri, 12noon to 2pm, Dinner: Mon to Sat, 7pm – 10pm. Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays

Drink: Champagne Ayala

Take a sip of luxury with this award-winning champagne that boasts a “low sugar dosage”, making it the perfect tipple to start your festive long weekend! Get your bubbly fix at selected Cold Storage and Carrefour outlets, and premium bars.

Play: Infected Mushroom at Zouk

For almost a decade, Infected Mushroom has been burning up the dance floor of clubs across the world with their unique brand of electronic music. You won’t want to be anywhere else this Friday night! Tickets will be sold at the door at $25 for ladies and $32 for men (inclusive of two drinks).

Date: 30 December
Venue: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St, Tel: 6738 2988

31 December 2011 (Saturday)

Eat: Feast on NYE at Boathouse

Dive into a decadent European seafood spread served buffet style as you enjoy the beats of DJ Sean and Club Anthems. Bonus: You get an unblocked view of the fireworks at Marina Bay Sands. Join the party at $188, or sneak in for $100 after 11pm. Price inclusive of two drinks.

Date: Dec 31
Venue: Boathouse, 3 Fullerton Road. Tel: 6538 9038

Drink: Señor Taco at Chijmes

Señor Taco will be handing out a complimentary shot of premium tequila on arrival. Shake your booty to Mexican music, and pummel away the stresses of the past year with the piñatas provided. Happy hour is from 7pm to 9pm.

Date: Dec 31
Venue: 30 Victoria Street #01-19, Tel: 6659 0859

Play: Clarke Quay 2011 New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

Inspired by the big countdown in NYC, this countdown party has an impressive line up of New York-influenced performances and activities. Be sure to look out for Tiger Beer ambassadors who’ll be mingling with the crowd, distributing New Years’ Eve premiums like the Tiger Crystal branded cheer sticks.

Date: Dec 31
Venue: Clarke Quay

1 January 2012 (Sunday)

Eat: Magma German Wine Bistro + Shop Hangover Buffet

After a night of hardcore partying, what better way to recover than with German comfort food like potato salads, cold cuts, sausages and pork knuckles? The buffet is available from 11am to 5pm, from $29 onwards.

Date: Jan 1
Venue: Magma German Wine Bistro, 2-4 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Tel: 6221 0634
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 12 noon-3pm; Mon to Thurs, 6-11pm; Fri, 6pm-midnight; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm

Drink: The Pigeonhole

Catch up with old pals over quirky drinks like apple- and peach- flavoured beers at this spartan but whimsical indie cafe. Or if you’ve had enough of alcohol, you could also curl up with a hot cuppa made with beans from homegrown brand Highlander Coffee.

Address: 52/53 Duxton Road, Tel: 6226 2880
Opening Hours: Tues to Thurs, 10am – 1am; Sat, 11.30am – 1am; Sun, 11.30am – 8pm. Closed on Mondays.

Play: Page One Warehouse Sale

It’s a shame that yet another mega bookstore has bitten the dust, but before they move out for good, how about getting your hands on some great books on the cheap?

Dates: Dec 30 2011 to 2 Jan 2012
Venue: 20 Kaki Bukit View, Kaki Bukit Techpark 2
Time: 10am to 8pm (Dec 30 to Jan 1), 10am to 6pm (Jan 2)

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