After its S$80 million makeover, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort unveils a spanking new layout and a new dining concept –“Dine On 3”.
The revamp must be pretty drastic since it is beyond recognisable for someone who’s never been there for 5 years –I blushingly admit that I happen to be in that position.
My parents used to bring my sis and I to Sentosa for staycations when we were younger. We used to stay at both the Rasa Sentosa Resort and Beaufort (The Sentosa Resort & Spa) but more frequently at Rasa Sentosa Resort.
We favour Rasa Sentosa Resort for it is the only beachfront resort in this metropolitan city-state –great for a weekend getaway.
I have fond memories of the resort, especially at the balcony, where the magnificent view of the Siloso Beach and the South China Sea never fails to mesmerise.
The very façade of the resort building (minus the revamped area) brings back lots of memories. Back then, we dined at the Silver Shell Café at least twice a year –it used to be a regular affair until our family broke apart. (Oops, what I actually mean was: everyone’s gotten so busy that we hardly spend time together anymore.) Upon entering the vicinity, a whole series of memories flashed through my mind.
After the revamp, the dining area, rebranded as “Dine On 3”, features three restaurants – Casserole, Silver Shell Café and 8 Noodles – and a bar under one roof, serving up a variety of dining experiences and cuisines.
The Silver Shell Café looks nothing like the old one that we used to frequent. When I checked in on Foursquare, my sis immediately whatsapped me (all the way from Australia), telling me how much she misses the place! Her memory is superb. I didn’t even remember the name of the restaurant!
Wednesdays: Meet the Meat at Silver Shell Café
From June 2012, Silver Shell Café presents Meet the Meat on every Wednesday evening. Meat lovers can revel in an array of poultry, beef, lamb and sausages prepared in various methods –roast, tandoori, grilled and barbecued.