Lonely Planet Writer

You can spend $2 million on a dinner in Singapore that involves helicopters, roses, and diamonds

This summer, an incredible culinary experience for two in Singapore will include helicopters, thousands of roses, and quite a few diamonds – all for the price of $2 million.

CÉ LA VI Singapore interior.
CÉ LA VI Singapore interior. Image by CÉ LA VI Singapore/World of Diamonds

CÉ LA VI Singapore, a restaurant atop the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, has partnered with Russian diamond company World of Diamonds Group, to create the exclusive – and incredibly expensive – eight-hour experience on 10 August. For the lucky buyer and a guest, the event will start with a 45-minute helicopter ride over Singapore, followed by a chauffeured Roll-Royce drive, leading to a luxury private cruise. Then guests will head to the restaurant to a private setting with 10,000 fresh roses to enjoy an 18-course Modern Asian degustation menu to be served during sunset.

Guests will go on an air, land and sea journey.
Guests will go on an air, land and sea journey. Image by CÉ LA VI Singapore/World of Diamonds

The 18 different courses will cover a lot of ground, serving fresh oysters with Champagne foam, Almas caviar, jamon Iberico, Bluefin otoro sashimi, veal liver, foie gras, veal liver, lamb sweetbread, seabass, air-flown Alaska wild salmon, pigeon, pork loin, sirloin, and much more. There will also be a selection of 44 and 55-year-old vintage wines to go with the meal, including: “1988 Salon ‘S’ champagne, 2008 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, 1996 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru, 1961 Chateau Haut-Brion and 1972 Oremus Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos”. The guests will use diamond-studded chopsticks engraved with their names and sit in custom-designed chairs to match their home and personality – which they will be able to keep. But, the evening will end with, naturally, an extremely rare diamond.

The Jane Seymour ring.
The Jane Seymour ring. Image by CÉ LA VI Singapore/World of Diamonds

The guests will be given “the Jane Seymour” ring, a rare 2.08 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring – accompanied by Louis XIII de Rémy Martin cognac and an extravagant fireworks display. The ring was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the actress. While the ring was worn and endorsed by Seymour at an event, it is the world’s only celebrity ring that isn’t pre-owned, according to the companies.

CÉ LA VI Singapore SkyBar.
CÉ LA VI Singapore SkyBar. Image by CÉ LA VI Singapore/World of Diamonds

But, even if you are among the very select few who can spend $2 million on one date, that’s not enough to guarantee the experience. The companies say in a press release that the “enchanting experience will only be sold to a qualified individual”, at their discretion.