The Best Dessert-Wine Pairings to Try at CÉ LA VI Singapore
There's an almost inexplicable allure to rounding off a delightful dinner with a decadent dessert, only to follow it up with a sip of the perfect spirit, wine, or cocktail. On weekend nights especially, when the city lights gleam and the air is imbued with the promise of relaxation, pairing desserts with the right alcohol can provide for an ethereal dining experience. At CÉ LA VI, we masterfully craft such experiences via decadent desserts and delightful drinks that tantalise the palate.
Sitting atop Marina Bay Sands, our unique rooftop Restaurant and SkyBar offer not only city views but gastronomical journeys — journeys that have earned us considerable renown as one of the best places to drink in Singapore. Our dessert menu and indulgent drink options are known to be unparalleled, especially when paired right. Allow us to whisk you away on a sweet and spirited adventure.
The Art of Pairing: Culinary Meets Mixology at CÉ LA VI
The act of pairing dessert and drink dates back centuries, originating from ancient civilisations that understood the power of combining flavours. From the Romans, who believed in the harmonisation of wine and food, to Asian dynasties, where tea ceremonies would often be complemented with sweets, the world has always recognised the beauty in pairing. CÉ LA VI taps into this tradition, offering a contemporary spin, as we seek to bridge worlds and eras through our curated selections.
Behind every pairing at CÉ LA VI, there's a meticulous process of blending culinary traditions with modern mixology. Our chefs and mixologists collaborate closely, experimenting with flavours until they find that harmonious match that dazzles the palate. Drawing from time-honoured techniques and the freshest ingredients, they craft experiences that tell stories of Singapore, Asia, and the world.
Perfectly Paired Pleasures
1. Calamansi Bon Bon & Riesling / Pio Cesare Moscato
Originating from the Philippines, the calamansi fruit, a hybrid between a kumquat and mandarin, offers a unique sweet-tart profile. The Calamansi Bon Bon encapsulates this flavour, delicately balancing the citrus notes, providing a treat reminiscent of sunny days in Southeast Asia. When paired with the subtle floral tones of a Riesling or the seductive sweetness of Pio Cesare Moscato, an Italian gem, the taste transforms into a full-bodied experience. The wines, with their distinct origins, harmoniously bridge old-world vineyards with tropical landscapes, making every bite and sip a luxurious journey.
2. Balinese Chocolate & Pinot Noir
Bali, an island known for its rich cultural tapestry, is also home to volcanic terrains which yield some of the world’s finest cacao beans. The Balinese Chocolate dessert we present boasts deep cocoa notes, with hints of earthy undertones, presenting a tribute to this island paradise. When this chocolate meets the silky texture of Pinot Noir — with its alluring bouquet of ripe cherries and subtle hints of truffle — the pairing becomes an ode to the richness of the earth. It's a mesmerising dance of terroirs, where Bali's tropical paradise waltzes with vineyards from cooler climes.
3. Tropical Mango & Carmes de Rieussec / Pio Cesare Moscato
The mango, often hailed as one of Asia’s most iconic fruits, bursts with juiciness and sweetness. Our Tropical Mango dessert pays homage to this regality, presenting the fruit in all its golden glory. When paired with Carmes de Rieussec — a Sauternes with deep honeyed and apricot tones — or the effervescent Pio Cesare Moscato, the mango's richness is highlighted, contrasted, and celebrated, transporting diners to sun-drenched orchards with every bite.
4. Fruits On Ice & Aperol Spritz
A canvas of colours and tastes, the Fruits On Ice offers a selection that changes with the seasons, ensuring freshness and peak flavour. Whether it’s the ruby red of strawberries or the exotic shades of dragon fruit, each serves as a refreshing bite of nature’s bounty. When these fruits meet the iconic Aperol Spritz, a Venetian classic, there's a burst of flavours. The aperitif's orange hues and slightly bitter profile — brightened with Prosecco — act as a delightful counterpoint, ensuring a sensory adventure.
5. Petit Four Box & Viking Mead
The Petit Four Box is a mosaic of textures and tastes, drawing from the vast lexicon of Asian desserts. Pandan choux with its grassy notes, yuzu meringue tart's tang, and green tea passionfruit pâte de fruit’s dual intensity. Enter the Viking Mead, a CÉ LA VI Signature, its honeyed depth and subtle spice notes enhance and contrast, paying homage to ancient Nordic traditions while celebrating Asian culinary genius.
6. CÉ LA VI Ice Cream & Espresso Martini
More than just a dessert, our in-house churned ice cream embodies the spirit of innovation. Infused with unique ingredients and aged to perfection, each scoop offers a creamy yet light texture. The Espresso Martini, with its dark allure, is both a companion and a contrast. The roasted coffee beans' bitterness and the vodka's smooth strength make each mouthful an exquisite balance between cold creaminess and warm intensity.
7. Celebration Platters & Green Envy
A lavish spread that's a feast for both the eyes and palate, the Celebration Platters weave tales from different culinary traditions. The tropical allure of mango, the intricate nuances of a Strawberry Miso Tart, and the timeless elegance of Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream each tell their own story. Paired with the Green Envy, another CÉ LA VI Signature drink, there's a nuanced symphony of harmonious flavours. With Macallan whisky's smoky notes meeting pandan's fragrance and coconut cream’s richness, it's a pairing that's both a homage and a fresh reimagining.
Experience the Ultimate in Dessert Decadence at CÉ LA VI
Imagine a place where the sky meets the city, where every dessert tells a tale and every spirit sings a song. This is what CÉ LA VI offers to you. As Singapore’s premier rooftop Restaurant and SkyBar, we pride ourselves on crafting experiences that transcend the ordinary.
Book your table now and bask in the luminescence of our city-view establishment, enjoying desserts and spirits that are not only a feast for the palate but also the soul. As the night winds down and you find yourself enveloped by the magic of Marina Bay, remember: this isn't just food, desserts, and drinks; this, is CÉ LA VI.