Thursday, December 20, 2018
Lewin Terrace @ Fort Canning Hill - Bask In The Spirits Of Festivities With Their Special Berry Merry Dessert Buffet
This Christmas, Lewin Terrace at Fort Canning Hill presents their special Berry Merry Dessert Buffet ($38++ per pax) available from 4 to 27 December 2018, whereby for a limited time only, diners get to indulge in an exquisite seasonal collection of Japanese-French desserts made from delicate Chitose Strawberries, assorted fresh, juicy berries and rich chocolate. The festive spread include delectable treats such as the Strawberry Tiramisu, Mixed Berry Mille Feuille, Mixed Berry tart to the classics like the Gingerbread Man, Stollen and Apple Paris Brest.
The elegantly set-up festive themed dessert table displays a variety of mouthwatering sweet treats for diners to indulge in while basking in the Christmas splendour. What caught my eyes were the mini snow covered cottage house smacked right in the center of the table and the golden tiered stand with the Ginger breadman cookies - an essential treat for the festive season.
Among the amazing spread of Japanese Chitose strawberry-inspired dessert buffet, the Strawberry Tiramisu stood out with its soft and smooth jelly-like texture, finished off with a fragrant strawberry layer atop.
The White Wine Jelly with Fruits come with bits of kiwi fruits embedded within the jelly. An absolutely light, refreshing treat before digging in and indulging in the richer heavier items.
The Mixed Berries Pound Cake stood out with slices of delectable cakes, gorgeously presented with cream and berries atop. The toppings balances the drier cake texture and exudes out a fresh strawberry fragrance. For other fruity flavours, diners can expect a few classic items such as the Apple Paris Brest which features juicy apple pieces and rich cream encased within a flaky buttery pastry shell.
The Stollen has a nice strong fruit scent from the mixed nuts, spices and dried candied fruits embedded within the moist fruit bread.
Besides the berry-flavoured treats, if you're craving for something rich and chocolatey, Lewin Terrace also introduced a variety of chocolate-flavoured desserts. The gorgeous Raw Chocolate Tart with golden crumbles was a favourite with its rich bittersweet chocolate fudge encased in a dark chocolate tart shell.
The White & Dark Chocolate Macarons lean on the sweeter side with its white chocolate shell. The flavour is balanced by the subtly bitter chocolate filling in the middle.
The Chocolate Pound Cake has a firmer fudge-like cake texture, with a rich bitter sweetness. It was so addictive I couldn't resist popping more of those rich mini pieces into my mouth.
The Caramel Pudding comes in a cute egg-shell shaped cup and has strong notes of caramel, yet not cloyingly sweet.
While the dessert buffet has a nice variety of sweet treats, I feel that more strawberry-flavoured items could be featured as the bulk of the spread, as what the name of the buffet suggests. Variety aside, the quality and taste of the dessert items were executed excellently - perfect for berries/chocolate dessert lovers to indulge in for a sweet sweet Christmas this year.
Berry Merry Christmas Dessert Buffet available 4th to 27th December 2018, Lunch only. Tuesday to Friday, 1PM – 3PM. $38++ per pax, $20++ for children aged between 4 to 12 years.
Words and photos by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.
21 Lewin Terrace
Tel: +65 63339905
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)
Tue-Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 630pm - 1100pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit B. Take left onto North Bridge. Walk to the traffic light junction of North Bridge Road and Coleman Street. Cross the road towards Peninsula Plaza and continue walking towards the junction of Coleman Street and Hill Street. Cross the road to the central fire station. Continue on Coleman Street until Singapore Philatelic Museum. Look out for the metal gate before the museum, turn left in and take the stairs to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]