Mount Faber Leisure Group brings experiential dining to new heights with Fly Me to Japan on the iconic Singapore Cable Car. After the success of its inaugural Fly Me to Italy sky dining experience last December, the second edition of this ongoing dinner series is created in partnership with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Singapore-Japan relations with the SJ55 campaign.
From 1 July to 30 December 2021, locals can embark on a culinary journey to Japan in a four-course dinner menu set in the intimacy of their own private cable car cabin.
On the 90-minute odyssey to and from Mount Faber Peak and Sentosa, priced at $385 per couple, guests savour the authentic flavours of Japan while enjoying the mesmerising panoramic views of the lush rainforest and Harbourfront.
Created by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo of Mount Faber Leisure Group, the menu offers a unique take on Japanese cuisine, focusing on the finest seasonal produce specially sourced from renowned prefectures across Japan like Okinawa, Hokkaido and Shiga.
The menu kicks off with the Sake & Yuzu Jelly Shot, a refreshing concoction of sake infused with yuzu juice to energise the palate. This is followed by a delicate appetiser of Hokkaido Sea Scallops, paired with fresh Sea Urchin and topped with a caviar of Sea Grapes.
Adding to the myriad of flavours, a luxurious and fragrant soup is served next, featuring a hearty miso broth of Mozuku Seaweed, Chicken Meatballs, tofu and vegetables. Before guests continue their journey, a refreshing palate cleanser of Lime Sherbet is served.
The menu offers diners a choice of two mains – Grilled Japanese Omi Wagyu specially procured from the famed Shiga Prefecture, paired with silky Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes and braised Daikon, or, for a lighter option, the Pan-grilled Eel with Cabbage and Soba.
Completing the experience on a sweet note, end the meal with the Yuzu Panna Cotta served alongside a premium tea of Sakura Leaves.
To keep the spirits high throughout the in-flight meal, a glass of Kizakura Premium Junmai Sake is included. Guests also have the option of complementing their dinner with a Sake Pairing priced at $432 per couple to enjoy additional tipples like the sparkling Sakurago Morioka Sake and Takasago Taisetsu Junmai Ginjo.
A full vegetarian menu is also available for advance booking, which includes dishes like Lightly Boiled Baby Spinach with Toasted Sesame Seeds, and Char-grilled King Abalone Mushrooms & Aubergine with a side of Sea Grapes.
The journey continues on land
Guests can also look forward to a series of Japanese-themed activities that will take place across Mount Faber Peak.
A dedicated corner for Japanese snacks will be set up at the Singapore Cable Car Gift Shop. Guests can also enjoy a Japanese-themed high tea set for $19++ at Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro and indulge in light treats like Green Tea Cake topped with Sake Mousse, Okinawa Salted Ice Cream, and Sakura Tea.
Icealice, Singapore’s first artificially intelligent robot vending machine, will also dole out special matcha-flavoured ice cream. In operation since April 2021, Icealice can be found at the Mount Faber Cable Car boarding deck.
Guests who are looking to dine aboard the Singapore Cable Car are encouraged to make a reservation here.
The first 200 guests that book the Fly Me to Japan Sky Dining experience will each receive a travel kit on arrival.
Members of Mount Faber Leisure Group’s annual membership programme, Faber Licence, will also receive complimentary cable car-themed face masks when they register. Specially curated by local home décor and custom quilter Kate & Avie, the face masks are sewn by women from lower-income families, as part of a joint community programme by Mount Faber Leisure Group and SOWERS, an initiative by Sembawang Family Service Centre.