Reaffirming their commitment to one of Sofitel’s brand passions of art and culture, Sofitel Singapore City Centre has joined hands with famed local artist William Sim to enhance guest experience and advocate for the vibrant local arts scene. The collaboration with William features a special edition activity book as well as the design of Racines’ chic new menu.
Available in all 223 guest rooms and suites, Colouring the Lion City fosters holistic wellness by encouraging guests to take a moment to colour between the lines and discover the often overlooked beauty of Singapore through each illustrated page. The exclusive activity book created especially for Sofitel Singapore City Centre features 10 additional pages with illustrations depicting noteworthy sites in and around the property.
In presenting the latest evolution of Racines’ dining experience, the hotel has also partnered with William on the conceptualisation of an elegant menu design that flawlessly illustrates the contrasting styles of cuisines served as well as the ties that bind them – reverence for quality ingredients and drawing roots from rich culinary heritage.
William illustrates the unity of two different cultures through the use of rooster motifs: the Gallic Rooster, an emblem of France, and the Folk Rooster found on Chinese ceramic bowls throughout Asia. Each ingredient is also presented in his distinct art style that emphasises natural qualities and exudes positivity.
Award-winning Racines continues to push boundaries in Singapore’s flourishing culinary scene with the launch of its latest menu. The new repertoire focuses on the duality of authentic French and traditional Chinese cuisines that is synonymous with the establishment. Through this marriage, diners will be taken on an epicurean journey spanning the length and breadth of France and Singapore.
A launch event for the collaboration with William Sim as well as Racines’ innovative new menu will also be held.
Born 1967 in Singapore, William Sim began his journey painting under the guidance of pioneer artist Tan Puay Tee at the age of 10. Mastering colour and form, he graduated with a Diploma in Applied Arts from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. While he has experimented with several media, nature in its many forms is expressed by William mainly through watercolour. The worlds he creates are rooted in happiness and positivity.
Racines’ interactive and dynamic open-kitchen concept is designed to provide diners a sensorial experience. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant boasts a panoramic 180-degree view. Located on level five of the hotel, Racines is easily accessible with direct lifts from Tanjong Pagar MRT and is situated at the hotel’s main lobby area. The restaurant offers its signature a la carte menu also provides guests and diners with buffet breakfast. The restaurant can seat a maximum of 136 diners and offers a dynamic and convivial space that can be configured to accommodate groups of various sizes.