The Peranakan Dinner 2021 took place online and included a fashion show plus a dining experience curated by Peranakan chefs Violet Oon, Sylvia Tan and Christopher Tan

After being delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Peranakan Dinner made a triumphant return this year as a virtual ball. The celebration of the Peranakan Association’s 120th anniversary took place on September 25 and was attended by longtime attendees of the gala.  

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The virtual event meant that a total of 240 dinners were delivered to the homes of attendees, where they were served an 11-course Tingkat Tok Panjang dining experience curated by renowned Peranakan chefs Violet Oon, Sylvia Tan and Christopher Tan and prepared by chefs at Shangri-La Hotel. Sake and champagne were also delivered to guests.

Besides the delightful meal, the event also saw a fashion show featuring homegrown brands and designers Lai Chan, Raymond Wong and Flower Diamond and Foundation Jewellers.

Among the highlights of the evening was the crowning of 14 best-dressed guests who submitted their photos in their attires according to the event’s Peranakan theme. Some of the prizes for the winners included Queenmark shawls, a jewellery set by Risis, two bottles of Sakura gin, dining vouchers from Shangri-La Hotel, Takashimaya and Design Orchard, a Rumah Kim Choo bag and cherki playing cards.
“The guests were very happy to have such a unique menu of Peranakan dinner that they enjoyed very much, while accompanied by drinks and goodie bags containing Tatler and Peranakan magazines, History of Whoo beauty products and a Peranakan notebook,” said Genevieve Peggy Jeffs, chairperson of the organising committee. She is also the first vice president of The Peranakan Association Singapore.

Tatler Singapore is the official media of The Peranakan Dinner 2021.

Click through the gallery below to view photos from the event.