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Hidden within the stylish BIG Hotel, the industrial-chic Froth café serves both classic café favourites and contemporary Asian fusion cuisine. Helmed by a chef who previously worked at the Tippling Club, expect originality in dishes like Doritos Crush Winglets and Taro Waffles that come with a slightly more expensive price tag.
We started with a few appetisers from the newly launched Brunch menu, available only on weekends from 11.30am to 10.00pm. The Escargot Vol Au Vents $13.90 was a beautifully plated dish with garlic butter escargots atop a savoury soil, comprising of carrot puree, crushed nuts, mixed with cheezels and crushed coffee beans. It was a photographic dish that fell a little short on the execution, despite the many layers of ingredient in the dish.
Next was the colourful Froth Salad $11.90. The smoked duck breast served on a bed of mixed greens, mint leaves, cherry tomatoes, sliced peach, orange, radish, raisins, and finished with a tangy truffle foam. Yet another a pretty looking dish from the menu, but I felt that the mint leaves could have been left out as it was a tad too overpowering in flavour.
With more than 300 years of blending expertise in the tea trade and over 500 varieties of tea blends sold all over the world, Twinings is a well-loved household name synonymous with good quality tea. Prided as the only supplier of teas to the British monarchy and awarded the Royal Warrant for tea, this age-old respectable family business probably single-handedly created the tea drinking culture in Britain.
Yet, not one to rest on its laurels, Twinings has over the years consistently introduced refreshing new tea blends for its customers. Recently, the new Large Leaf Discovery Collection was rolled out featuring eight unique blends of superior large leaf teas and infusions created to intrigue and delight the senses. At the media launch a week ago, we had the opportunity to sample four of the new teas- London Strand Earl Grey, English Rose Garden, Medley of Mint and Golden Caramel Rooibos.
Goodwood Park Hotel always knows how to throw a good party and so it is no surprise that for Christmas this year, the culinary team has put together festive set menus and lavish buffet spreads at their respective restaurants, namely Gordon Grill, Coffee Lounge and L’Espresso. From extravagant treats to sumptuous takeaway highlights, this iconic heritage hotel has got it all covered for you this season.
Festive feasting begins on 1 December 2015 at Goodwood Park Hotel but if you are looking for a fancy dining venue for Christmas Day itself, a great gourmet option would be the Christmas Buffet Brunch at either Gordon Grill or L’Espresso ($158 per person; $90 per child) featuring freshly poached prawns, shucked oysters and lightly steamed baby lobsters. A seafood display is always a hit at buffets and this one here sure delivers.
Christmas decorative decking the street of Orchard Road and gifts-exchanging aside, Christmas is the season for celebration as families and friends gather over communal meals peppered with sharing and laughter. Set amidst in the heart of the city, featuring warm timber interior and five unique dining concepts, Grand Hyatt Singapore is a wonderful get-to location located on Scotts Road.
With five distinctly unique epicurean buffet concepts, Grand Hyatt Singapore is set to celebrate the festivity with additional takeaway menus from Santa’s shop, featuring baked goodies and personalized gift hampers that would be a hit amongst families and friends. Behold the spread presented to you by Grand Hyatt Singapore through 10 SCOTTS, mezza9, Pete’s Place, StraitsKitchen and Oasis.
Take heart indulging in seafood knowing that the Hyatt Hotels Corporation has more than 15 percent of its seafood supplied from certified fisheries and farms that aims at long-term seafood sustainability and protecting the world’s oceans ecosystem. With steamed Boston lobsters, poached Alaskan crabs, Tasmanian Mussels, Manila Clams, king prawns, and oysters, be spoilt for choice. Oh, and not to forget stacks of thickly sliced sashimi. While dining with shelled seafood may be a messy affair for some (especially so for me), I had no trouble with the oysters, king prawns, Boston lobsters and Alaskan crabs. They had balanced umami sweetness and were easily devoured with no meat wasted sticking onto its shells. The Tasmanian Mussels were extremely commendable being cooked to succulent perfection with no hint of rubbery texture or muddiness. Many would be glad to know that the seafood bar is widely available in Grand Hyatt’s restaurants.
Master Chef Leong Chee Yeng and his culinary team are back again with a medley of Cantonese signatures for their latest “Flavours of Chinese Spices” promotion. Available for a limited time only, from now till 30 November 15, this six course set dinner meal pays tribute to the powerhouse of Chinese spices that are an integral part of any Chinese dish but would usually go understated.
We started with an appetizing Tasty Trio Combination made up of a Chilli Crab Meat Ball deep fried to a crisp but stuffed with a generous amount of shredded sweet crab meat smothered in a spicy thick sauce that fills your mouth when you bite through the exterior. The middle was a refreshing Pomelo and Mango Salad topped with a skillfully- carved Crispy Peking Duck Skin while the last item of Crispy Prawn intrigued with its coating of Chocolate Mayonnaise and Oat that was part nutty, subtly sweet and interestingly tasty.
The next was a comforting bowl of Superior Broth, obviously boiled and simmered for a copious amount of time to produce that rightfully thick, rich and collagen-packed liquid goodness. Brimming with quality ingredients such as Braised Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Duo Fish Maw and Dried Scallops, I would like to believe that my complexion benefitted from every spoonful of this nutrient- dense broth.