Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Portman's Bar @ PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay - Celebrates Christmas with Yuletide Dreams Afternoon Tea

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Embark on a festive journey at Portman's Bar, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, with their Yuletide Dreams Afternoon Tea experience. Available until January 4, 2024, this indulgent afternoon tea presents a luxurious spread of seasonal delights. The offering includes freshly baked homemade scones, a curated selection of savoury bites, and an array of delectable sweets that capture the spirit of the Yuletide season.

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Begin your indulgent afternoon tea at Portman's Bar with the delightful combination of Homemade Cranberry Scones, served with clotted cream and cranberry jam. Elevating the experience, savour the richness of Baked Brie Cheese with Honey. The presentation adds a touch of drama to the occasion, as a small paper cone is placed atop the cheese and lit in a burst of flames, imparting a subtle smoky flavour to the cheese. This theatrical touch enhances the overall experience, making it a memorable start to a luxurious afternoon tea.

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Some of our favourites include the Beetroot Polo Bun, which features sugared beetroot buns and a savoury filling of salmon and cream cheese, creating a harmonious balance of sweet and savoury notes. Another favourite is the Brioche French Toast Cube, generously adorned with creamy mushroom ragout and chicken meat loaf, offering a luxurious and comforting bite. For enthusiasts of sweet potatoes, the Waffle Basket, featuring a blend of Idaho and sweet potatoes drizzled with honey, is a must-try, promising a delectable blend of textures and flavours.

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Indulge your sweet tooth with the enchanting dessert options in the afternoon tea set at Portman's Bar. The "Bauble" is a delightful creation, showcasing apple bavarois and cinnamon apple compote, offering a burst of fruity flavours. The "Gift Box" is a chocolate lover's dream, with a decadent combination of chocolate mousse and raspberry compote, all atop a chocolate sable, creating a rich and satisfying treat. Lastly, the "Santa Hat" is a whimsical delight, featuring vanilla mousse adorned with cherry morello, bringing a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. These intricately crafted desserts add a touch of magic to your afternoon tea experience, making it a truly memorable occasion.

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Complementing the delightful spread, the afternoon tea set at Portman's Bar offers free-flow coffee or tea. Embrace the rich and indulgent flavours by opting for a Mocha or a classic Hot Chocolate. For those who prefer a refreshing twist, coffee and tea options are available in iced or hot versions.

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Priced at $58++ per person, this experience perfectly celebrates the holidays in style. To enhance your indulgence, complement your afternoon tea with a choice of wines, cocktails, or fresh oysters, available at an additional cost. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and savour the season's flavours at Portman's Bar.

For reservations, please call +65 6845 1119 or email

Photos and words 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.

Portman’s Bar
Level 4
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 68451119
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line), Promenade (CC Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1030am - 12midnight

1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn right and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Friday, December 1, 2023

Café 2000 @ M Hotel Singapore - Launches Enchanting Festive Buffet at Cafe 2000

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M Hotel Singapore, situated on Anson Road in Singapore, presents an enchanting Festive Buffet at Cafe 2000 this Christmas. The buffet offers a delightful array of culinary delights, ranging from the freshest seafood-on-ice to exceptional carvings like Chargrilled Australian Tomahawk with Kampot Pepper, Roast Turkey, Bone-in Gammon Ham, Foie Gras with Berries Coulis, including ‘live’ Crowaffle and Flambe Crepes station and unforgettable spread of yuletide desserts.

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The Festive Dinner is available from November 16 to December 21, followed by the Christmas buffet starting from December 22. It's a perfect opportunity to celebrate the Yuletide season with a blend of festive flavours and a joyful ambience at M Hotel Singapore.

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The Seafood On Ice display is a captivating showcase of oceanic delights, offering a feast for seafood enthusiasts. The display features an assortment of premium seafood, including succulent crab legs, plump prawns, and a variety of mussels and clams.

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The Christmas specials include Roast Lamb Rib, Roast Beef, Roasted Turkey, and Honey Baked Ham. The standout is the freshly grilled Roast Beef, sliced and cooked on the spot, imparting a smoky taste. It is also superbly tender and juicy, with the fatty parts, in particular, showcasing a melt-in-the-mouth sensation, adding a luxurious and indulgent touch to every bite.

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The Roast Lamb Rib promises succulence, Roasted Turkey delivers a classic holiday experience, and the Honey-baked Ham combines sweetness with savoury notes.

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The local delight of Chilli Crab captures the essence of Singapore's rich food culture perfectly. The Chilli Crab features a luscious and flavourful sauce, showcasing the perfect blend of sweet, savoury, and spicy notes that define this iconic dish. The combination is a harmonious marriage of textures and flavours, paired with crispy mantou.

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For an alternative crab option, the Tanghoon Crab features crab paired with tanghoon, also known as glass noodles. The crab was prepared with a flavourful sauce that coats the tanghoon, creating a delightful combination of textures and tastes. At the same time, the noodles absorbed the savoury essence of the crab and sauce, providing a unique and enjoyable mouthfeel.

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Don't miss out on the Baked Lobsters adorned with a rich and flamed cheesy sauce that adds a layer of decadence to the dish. The sauce features a creamy and flavourful blend, complementing the succulent lobster meat harmoniously.

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Other delectable options in the buffet include Steamed Fish and Nonya Curry, Fried Seafood Beehoon, Lamb Stew, Chicken Satay, Hawaiian Pizza and many more.

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The dessert section is a haven for sweet lovers, featuring a diverse selection of indulgent treats. Highlights include the classic Apple Crumble, decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake, velvety Cream Caramel, refreshing Yuzu Cake, and delightful Assorted Cupcakes.

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For a local twist, don't miss the mini glasses of Durian Pengat, showcasing the unique durian flavour. A standout is the Croffle, a hybrid treat combining a croissant's crispiness with a waffle's fluffy texture. This dessert spread caters to a spectrum of preferences, ensuring a satisfying and sweet conclusion to the dining experience.

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Photos and words 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.

Café 2000
M Hotel Sigapore
81 Anson Road
Singapore 079908
Tel: +65 6500 6112
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 7am - 10pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit C. Turn right onto Anson Road. Walk down Anson Road. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

Saturday, July 22, 2023

15 Stamford by Alvin Leung @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore - Unveils New Tropical Sunday Champagne Brunch

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15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore announces the launch of their brand new Tropical Sunday Champagne Brunch. Held every Sunday, the brunch experience presents a buzzing atmosphere with live entertainment, thematic cocktails, and a wide variety of live stations serving modern Asian classics and mouth-watering grilled meats and seafood.

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A highlight of any buffet spread is the cold seafood section. At 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, guests have the luxury of feasting on the freshest Baby Lobsters, Tiger Prawns, Crayfish, Blue Mussels, Little Neck Clams and Seasonal Oysters, paired with unique condiment choices such as Thai assam vinaigrette, yuzu ponzu, cilantro and lime emulsion.

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Sashimi lovers are in for a treat as they can indulge in a selection of the highest quality grade sashimi. The spread features tantalising options such as Tuna Akami, Hiramasa Kingfish, and Norwegian Salmon. Each piece of sashimi is a testament to the freshness and impeccable quality of the ingredients.

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Various finest artisanal cuts grace the Charcuterie and Cured Fish Station. These include Beef Bresaola, Mortadella Bologna Pistachio and Jamón Ibérico De Bellota. Guests can also savour Hot Smoked Salmon and Smoked Haddock, both served with side options such as horseradish cream, Lilliput capers, marinated olives, and anchovies.

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Save room for dishes from the Pasta & Noodles section. Make your own pasta with a choice of capellini, fettuccine or macaroni, to be cooked a la minute in sauces such as the luscious aged cheddar cheese sauce, Asian aglio olio with a mild spicy kick, classic basil pesto, decadent black truffle cream, and the fusion yellow curry cream. 15 Stamford's Signature Laksa will also be available in the noodles section for a bowl of rich, slurping goodness.

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15 Stamford by Alvin Leung caters to a diverse range of taste preferences with its selection of local Asian delights. The inclusion of dishes like Sweet and Sour Prawns, Stir Fried Baby Kailan, Black Pepper Chicken, and a variety of dim sum items such as Siew Mai, Har Gow, and Chicken Char Siew Pau adds a delightful touch to the buffet spread.

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The Tropical Sunday brunch would not be complete without Grill Carving and Rotisserie Spit Roast sections. Guests can look forward to succulent meats and seafood chargrilled to perfection. Pile your plates high with the Rotisserie Chicken, Hokkaido Pork Belly Char Siew, Angus Beef Rump Cap, Angus Beef Flank, and Angus Beef Ribeye freshly carved from the grill alongside spit-roasted Wild Red Snapper, Honey Glazed Ham, and Pasture Fed Lamb Leg. Amplify the flavours of the fork-tender meat with an array of sauces: adobo butter sauce, wood-smoked barbeque sauce, Asian chimichurri, Sarawak black pepper sauce, mentaiko hollandaise, and cilantro olive.

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Round off the brunch on a sweet note with a selection of desserts. Guests can choose between three ice cream flavours: Chocolate Fudge, Thai Coconut, and Calamansi. There is also a Chocolate Fondue with roasted almonds, Valrhona chocolate balls, and seasonal fruits for dipping.

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Not to be missed are the meticulously crafted treats such as Yuzu Meringue, Matcha Financier, Lemon Purple Velvet Mousse Cake, Pandan Fudge Cake, Assorted Macarons, and Peranakan Kueh.

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Happening every Sunday, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung's Tropical Sunday Brunch starts at $188++ with free-flowing cocktails, wines, beer, and Telmont Reservé Brut Champagne Brut; $218++ for Telmont Rosé Champagne; $248++ for a Billecart Rosé; or $268++ for Billecart Blanc de Blancs.

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For booking enquiries, please contact +65 6715 6871 or email For more information, visit or follow them on Instagram for updates.

Photos and words 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.

15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
15 Stamford Road
Singapore 178906
Tel: +65 6715 6871
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10.30pm

1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit A or D. Walk to traffic junction North Bridge Road and Stamford Road. Cross the road. Walk down Stamford Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Lime Restaurant @ PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering - Highly Anticipated LobsterFest Buffet Returns From Now Till 6 August 2023


Lime Restaurant and Bar's highly anticipated LobsterFest Buffet is back this year! It is available daily for dinner (6.30pm to 9.30pm) from now till 6 August 2023. At $166++ per adult, the buffet includes unlimited servings of beer, chilled juices, coffee and tea. It is at $98++ for each child aged 6 to 12 years and $59++ for each child aged 3 to 5 years.


In addition to the unlimited servings of lobsters done in countless ways, this year's buffet also features a line-up of renowned grill masters who will take over the outdoor barbecue on selected weekends.

Seafood Assortment

I went straight to the fresh Seafood Assortment section. Here you'll find sizable Boston Lobsters with myriad condiments, including cocktail sauce, ponzu dressing, worcestershire sauce, Thai basil and more. Alongside the Boston Lobsters were Prawns, Black Mussels, White Clams, Half Shell Scallops and Boston Lobster Claws. All of which were sufficiently fresh and sweet.

Lobster Brioche

One of the live stations that immediately caught our eye was the Lobster Brioche's. It was a pleasant mouthful of lobster bites tossed in a mayonnaise-based sauce filled in soft brioche..

Boston Lobster Caesar Salad

Moving to the salad section, it has another feature on lobster with its Boston Lobster Caesar Salad.

Composed Salads

For non-lobster options, the other Composed Salads include Lemon Orzo & Chick Pea, Louise Mixed Seafood Salad, Seasonal Tomato & Mozzarella, and Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Cheese.

Chef Specials’ Lobsters

One of the most popular stations at the buffet was the corner with Chef Specials’ Lobsters (Asian). Choose from the Pickering Lobster Laksa, Kam Heong Lobster, Steamed Lobster with Ginger Garlic Paste & Chinese Wine or Singapore Chilli Lobster served with fried mantou.

Kam Heong Lobster

My favourite among the Chef Specials’ hot lobster dishes was the Kam Heong Lobster. It was very fragrant with the use of generous savoury dried shrimp and curry leaves. I also appreciated how despite the flavourful kam heong base, the lobster’s natural juiciness and sweetness are still retained.

Pickering Lobster Laksa

Do not miss out on their signature Pickering Lobster Laksa for its lemak soup base and addition of tender lobster meat.

Baked Boston Lobster Thermidor

At the Chef Specials' (Western) corner, the creamy Lobster Mac & Cheese and Baked Boston Lobster Thermidor would satisfy any cheesy lovers.

Cheese Board

If you're hungry for even more cheese, head to the Cheese Board Station, where you will be able to select from Cracked Parmesan, Brie, and Marinated Baby Mozzarella to be paired with Assorted Dried Fruits, Fig Compote and Cheese Crackers. My favourite here was the Cracked Parmesan.

Cold Cuts

For Cold Cuts, they featured Hungarian Salami and Air-dried Black Forest Ham, with a range of condiments which include rockmelon and pickled gherkins.

Live Carving Station

The Live Carving Station was another popular stop for many diners. The highlights included the Roast Beef, Leg of Lamb and Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder. We especially appreciated the wide variety of condiments provided at each corner of the buffet. Here you will find sauces such as Multigrain and Dijon Mustard, Truffle Red Wine Sauce and more.


Other Western dishes in the spread include Sustainable Barramundi, Vegetable Lasagna, and Baked Spiced Cauliflower served with hummus.


For the Asian spread, you can expect dishes such as Roast Meats, Seafood Fried Rice, Fried Sea Bass with Chopped Chilli and more.


The Dessert Station was quite a spread with cakes such as Strawberry Shortcake and non-bakes like Warm Chocolate Chip Pudding and Durian Penyat. There are also Seasonal Fresh Fruits of Dragon Fruit, Honeydew and more.

Cream Custard with Berries

This Cream Custard with Berries was one of the four Verrine options. The other three were Tropical Citrus, Baileys Tiramisu and Milk Chocolate Cream with Caramel Apple.

Assorted Nonya Kueh

The dessert range continues with Assorted Nonya Kueh and even a Chocolate Fountain. The tiny ang ku kuehs among the Nonya Kueh caught our eye. Make sure to also try their Mango and Strawberry gelatos before leaving - we went back for seconds and thirds!

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Lime Restaurant
3 Upper Pickering Street
Singapore 058289
Tel: +65 3138 2251
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 630pm - 930pm

1) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards the traffic junction of Upper Pickering Street and New Bridge Road. Cross the road. Turn left onto Upper Pickering Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]