Bintan, 16 Dec 2016

Celebrate the Festive Season at The Sanchaya

A four-course Champagne dinner featuring Ruinart, the world’s oldest Champagne house. Rosé and fresh strawberries to a backof live traditional music at our manicured croquet lawn as the sun sinks into the sea. Bellinis and chic canapés at our wine, cheese and cigar lounge before an elegant dinner by the beach with fireworks.

These are some of the ways we at The Sanchaya will celebrate the festive season, and we cordially invite you to join our program of intimate events.

With the holidays soon upon us, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a new year filled with peace and prosperity, and look forward to seeing you at The Sanchaya in 2017.

  • An ‘Aroma Journey' wine tasting will be held on Wednesday, December 21, at our glass walled wine cellar Decanter, featuring Champagne, white wine, two reds and Port. USD 100++.

  • Our estate manager Magnus will host an intimate, four-course wine dinner on Thursday, December 22, starting with Champagne sabrage before moving to the Decanter, where white wine, two mystery reds and Sauternes will be paired with delectable dishes. Eight Guests only. Participation fee USD 150++.

  • As the sun sets on Friday, December 23, our residents will indulge - compliments of the estate - in Provence Rosé and fresh strawberries to the strains of live local traditional music at our manicured croquet lawn, overlooking powder white sands.

  • Christmas Eve celebrations will kick off with Kir Royals and Indonesian-style canapés at The Bar, replete with vintage prints, antique binoculars, custom furniture and other trappings of a 19th Century Explorer’s Club.

    Our six-course Christmas Eve Dinner will be held in The Dining Room, where an array of impressive dishes will be served, ranging from 'Hokkaido sea scallops with pan-fried artichoke and fennel, raw salad and sea urchin’ and ‘Christmas seafood consommé - authentic Christmas broth poured over handmade seafood tortellini’ to ‘Pan-fried John Dory fish fillet foie gras on creamy white beans and roast eggplant in balsamic marinade’ and 'Veal tenderloin on fresh baby spinach, black truffle and bitter sour sauce’. Christmas gifts are a given. USD180++.

  • On Christmas Day, Classic Afternoon Tea with sweet and savory treats will be served from 3.30-6.30pm, on the verandah overlooking the South China Sea.

  • A highlight is a four-course Champagne dinner featuring Ruinart and Dom Pérignon delights from the historical Champagne houses. Hosted by Moët & Hennessy Brand Ambassador Christopher Kennedy on Thursday, December 29, the event is an exclusive affair for a maximum of 18 guests. Participation fee USD175++

  • New Year’s Eve celebrations will begin with Bellinis and chic canapés served at our wine cellar Decanter and The Salon and Library, housing birdcage chandeliers, pith helmets and large brown tufted Davenport sofas and a select choice of handpicked books.

    Overlooking the beach, our six-course New Year’s Eve Dinner will feature dazzling dishes ranging from 'Botan Ebi carpaccio with micro cress, Andaliman pepper lemon, Habanero chili and grape seed oil’ and 'Sea Urchin cappuccino - bisque, scallops, black truffle cracker’ to 'Poached Coral Cod fillet with toasted samphire sea vegetables, Burgundy butter sauce, and pearl Ikura shoyu’ and 'New Zealand Cervena venison loins seared with Kampot black pepper, cognac callebaut chocolate reduction, creamy mash potato and zucchini’. Then strawberry tower cake, macaroon pyramid, Macadamia cheesecake, strawberry meringue, croquembouche and chocolate fondue. Fireworks and a live band round out the evening. USD 300++.

Enjoy The Sanchaya’s exclusive festive cocktails:

  • ‘Festive Ketimun’: Gin-based with full-bodied flavours and a touch of Pimm’s No. 1. Highly recommended for the gents. USD 19++.
  • Santa's Lady: Vodka-based with a creamy texture and hint of raspberry. USD 19++
  • Sunset Mango Slush: Made of tropical fruits, enjoy this mocktail at any time of the day.

There will of course be a Bloody Mary station during breakfast on New Year’s Day.