The jewel of the recording industry, High Society founded by That CD Shop in 2006 has ventured into the food and beverage scene and opened High Society Cafe/Restaurant at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands.
An artisan display of cupcakes, cakes, tarts and macarons welcomes patrons at the front of the cafe/restaurant. Popularly known for their pastries, many patrons may mistaken that High Society is a dessert place for the sweet tooth. Little may you know that High Society cafe/restaurant offers an extensive menu that serves delectable food besides pastries.
On top of the usual items on the extensive menu, every quarterly High Society offers a special seasonal menu from the chef's creation. That's something to look forward to every 3 monthly.
Crab Salad 4/5
From the Summer seasonal menu, the refreshing Crab Salad ($22) with chilled crab meat and tobiko accompanied with fresh greens and honey mustard dressing was a very appetizing starter. I love cheese and I am glad it came with a generous topping of them.
French Fries with Truffle Aioli 3.8/5
The French Fries with Truffle Aioli ($8) is always a delightful light bites to munch while catching up with a group of awesome friends and waiting for our mains to be served.
Duck Confit 4/5
The Duck Confit ($28) prepared using the centuries-old process of preservation was fork tender with a nice crisp on the skin. Unfortunately the duck confit was a tad on the salty side. Maybe a pinch too much salt during the curing process. Nevertheless. the smooth carrot puree was a winner for me.
Summer Seafood Laksa Spaghetti 4/5
The Summer Seafood Laksa Spaghetti ($27) was on the seasonal menu. Served with pan-seared scallops and tiger prawns in laksa sauce, the fusion of Asian flavour was delish but a hint oily.
Steak Frites 3.8/5
The Steak Frites ($38) is a common and popular dish of steak and fries served in Brasseries throughout French-speaking Europe. High Society uses 200 days grain fed Angus Rib Eye steak which was cooked beautifully and paired with red wine sauce.
Lamb Shank 4.2/5
The flavourfully braised Lamb Shank ($29) in tomato and red wine was accompanied with whipped potato and seasonal vegetables. The sauce was really top notch. No wonder the melt in the mouth lamb shank was everyone's favourite.
After a hearty meal, do remember to leave some space for the delish desserts and pastries especially the cupcakes of High Society.
When I saw the Ispahan ($9) in the pastry display window, I knew Maureen definitely will order it because she is just crazy about Ispahan.
Savour a range of beautiful pastries such as the Boss ($12) that is 66% chocolate mousse with peppermint creme brulee and cocoa nip nougatine. Apple Crumble ($9) a sauteed granny smith with honey & rosemar, almond cream, perfumed with thym. Strawberry Short Cake ($12) of sabel breton, kirsch mousseline with fresh strawberries. Haute ($6) a vanilla cake with lemon curd topped with chantilly cream.
Not to be missed is the popular cupcakes at High Society. I am not a cupcake lover because I always find them too sweet, dry and kind of boring. Kennie from High Society definitely has converted me with the artisan cupcakes. We tried the Casanova ($6), Red Velvet ($6) and Classic Vanilla ($6). Three factors why I enjoyed the cupcakes at High Society so much. The cupcakes were not overly sweet, they were moist and each cupcake comes with an element of surprise in it. Take for example biting into the red velvet cupcake came with surprises of rum raisins in it.
How can we not have the Macarons ($2.30 each). High Society offers a selection of 12 flavours. They include chocolate, coffee, vanilla, earl grey, raspberry rose, green tea passion fruit, maple walnut, caramel banana, coconut lime, rum & raisin, praline hazelnut and lemon.
The casual dining ambience at High Society besides their popularity pastries also offers an extensive delectable food selection on their menu. On top of them, the kitchen offers a seasonal menu every quarterly using the freshest and seasonal ingredients.
Thank you Kennie of High Society for the invitation.
High Society Cafe/Restaurant
The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 66887522
Nearest MRT: Bayfront (CC Line)
Sun-Thu: 10am - 11pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 1am
Direction:1) Alight at Bayfront MRT station: Exit and walk towards The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Journey time about 5 minutes.