[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology

[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown

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Singapore’s iconic Chinatown district now has a new destination for food lovers and connoisseurs alike, as rooftop restaurant Eclipse opens its doors officially.

The new fine-dining restaurant is located at the rooftop of Chinatown’s landmark Yue Hwa Building, providing a bird’s eye view of the city’s skyline and Singapore’s beautiful downtown area. The top floor where the restaurant now sits used to be an office building and has been coverted into a restaurant to better make use of the space, with more staff working from home post-Covid.

The decor is amazing, with a high level of attention to details for a full thematic experience from the point you step out of the elevator to being seated and served your first drink and dish:

[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology

Eclipse is helmed by Chef Samuel Quan, who is inspired by a marriage of his roots in European cuisine and his own Asian background. The restaurant serves a multitude of east-meets-west fusion delicacies made from Chef Sam’s own favourite ingredients.

Eclipse Culinary Team

Prior to Eclipse, Chef Sam was leading the team at the Spanish-influenced restaurant Element on Tras Street located in Amara Hotel, where he was named Apprentice Chef of the Year at the 2017 World Gourmet Summit. He also had stints in the kitchens of Les Amis and Joel Robuchon, as well as the three Michelin-starred Aponiente in Spain.

To manage the day-to-day operations of Eclipse, Chef Sam is supported by a stellar team of culinary experts and veterans.

Head Chef Lee Jing Peng first ventured into the culinary world in 2013 as a Commis Cook with Tippling Club. Following that, he joined two-Michelin-starred restaurant Les Amis as a Pastry Cook, before moving on to the three-Michelin-starred Joël Robuchon as Demi Chef de Partie in Singapore. 

In 2016, he returned to Tippling Club as Chef de Partie, rising through to ranks to eventually become Sous Chef within two years. Under the award-winning chef Ryan Clift, he has been a part of multiple culinary events across multiple destinations such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Milan.

Star bartender Pranisa ‘Niza’ Treechanasin is the Head Barkeep at Eclipse, bringing tons of experience serving customers at top hotels in Bangkok along with her. She is renowned in the Thai scene as a top bartender who begun her career at popular restaurant 1881 by Water Library, before moving on to training new bartenders at Park Hyatt Bangkok as a Food & Beverage Specialist. Most recently, she was Head Barkeep for the Stella Bar at Capella Hotel Bangkok.

Eclipse is also the first concept by Bespoke Dining Club (BDC), Sam’s initiative which first began as a private dining service inspired by the joys of eating and the belief in close communication with his guests.

In the long run, BDC aims to become a diners’ club that links members to perks beyond just fine dining, but also other lifestyle aspects and adventurous experiences that they can enjoy.

Dining at Eclipse

We were invited for a dinner tasting at Eclipse and these were the dishes we sampled from their 5-course tasting menu, priced at $168 per pax:

[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Sparkling tea, wine pairing to go with the courses
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Pre dinner canapé (clockwise from top):

Amaebi
Nori cracker
Avocado cream
Crispy Amaebi head

Salmon
Green apple foam
Ikura
Fritter crumbs

Crispy flatbread
Asian salsa
Mint emulsion


Tomato tartare
Charcoal cone
Mustard dressing
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Hamachi

Hamachi season with kimchi sauce
Pickled ginger flower
Fresh Nashi Pear
Kohlrabi juice season with lime
Hanaho
Kaluga Caviar
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Pumpkin laksa soup

Pumpkin cooked with laksa rempah
Seafood Tortellini consists of tiger prawn and scallop
Puff rice
Laksa leaf
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Chicken

Chicken breast with spiced mousse (consist of lime leaves and lemongrass)
Green curry foam
Asian slaw (pineapple, pickled cucumber and shallots)
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Duo Beef

Braised short rib with hoisin glaze
Tajima wagyu cooked over charcoal grill
Crispy potato Mille Feuille
Garden vegetables cooked with anchovies butter
Kampot pepper sauce
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Roselle granita with fizzy grape (palate cleanser)
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Orh Nee Mille Feuille

Taro mousse with puff pastry
Whipped coconut cream
Coconut crumble
Coconut ice cream with popping candy
[Review] New Fine-Dining Destination Eclipse Opens In The Heart Of Chinatown - Alvinology
Petit four

Butterscotch Truffle
Black sesame Yuzu financier 
Tropical tartlets with pink peppercorn crémeux

Each dish is carefully crafted by Chef Sam and his team, featuring a selection of choice ingredients, presented beautifully on exquisite dinner wares.

The combined culinary experience of Chef Sam’s stellar team shines bright, presenting a thoughtfully composed full meal that is comparable to Michelin-starred restaurants in Singapore.

Fusion dishes always run the danger of being neither here nor there, but it is a great marriage at Eclipse, presenting the best of both worlds, combining Asian flavours with Western presentations. Each course packs a little surprise, teasing your palate and leave you wanting for more as you go to the next course.

Topped with an impeccable service crew, dining at Eclipse was a wonderful, rounded sensory experience. We would highly recommend Eclipse for special occasions or when you want to impress a date or guests with an intimate, exquisite and new dining experience.

ECLIPSE

Address:
70 EU TONG SEN STREET
#06-01 YUE HWA BUILDING
SINGAPORE 059805
TEL +65 6908 0880

RESERVATIONS

General
[email protected]

PRIVATE EVENTS

Restaurant Manager
[email protected]

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday – Sunday
Lunch: 12pm -2:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10:30pm
Closed on Mondays

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