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Every night at 8pm, The Club located at level 57 of Marina Bay Sands is transformed into a beautiful decadent display of chocolate desserts and pastries, taking you on a gastronomical journey as the myriad of textures and flavours tease and rapture.
Be enthralled by 40 chocolate themed desserts and 12 different types of fine cheeses from France, Italy, Spain and the UK as Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Witcher and his team entertains and tempts with their hand-crafted creations available at this one-of-a-kind dessert pinnacle experience.
I was extremely impressed with my last visit to The Chocolate Bar about 2 years back and that indulgent evening easily found its way to the top of my list of Chocolate Buffets in Singapore, yet to be displaced since. With a gorgeous view of our city skyline with all its lights complimented by the evening breeze blowing ever so gently and spontaneously, savouring desserts have never been more alluring.
Needless to say, I was thrilled to be back for an elevated and heightened experience of the newly introduced Cheese and Chocolate Bar Buffet, where the incorporation of a cheese bar coupled with six specially paired wines is set to tip the scales and bring the already glorious Chocolate Buffet to a whole new level.
Chocolate, Cheese and Wine. Need I say more?
After a resounding success of their debut run last year, the RWS Invites Durian Fest is back again for 2013. For two nights only on the 23rd and 24th of August, Durian fans can look forward to an extravagant feast of 7 varieties of Durians, including Zhu Jiao, Jin Feng, D13, D24 and of course the all-time-favorite and unbeatable King of the King of the fruits- the Mao Shan Wang.
Other tropical fruits such as Mangosteens, Rambutans and Jackfruits are also on the menu should you need a break from the richness of the Durians or to simply clean your palate in between varieties.
For this special event, The Coliseum at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore will be transformed into a carnival featuring the largest and tallest display of Durians with Durian Eating Competitions taking place concurrently to liven up the atmosphere- all while keeping to a rustic setting for an overall authentic hawker-like feel.
The two nights will be divided into two sessions of 7pm-8.45pm and 9pm-10.45pm so get your reservations in quick to have first pick on your preferred date and time slot!
During the media preview of this much anticipated Durian extravaganza, we were introduced to four of the seven varieties that will be featured at the Durian Fest and took part in a blind taste test to see if we could identify each of them. And while I would have thought that it would be difficult to differentiate the four, the exercise turned out to be quite straightforward as each variety had their own individual distinct characteristics.
Did you know that there are more than 20 different varieties of Durians out there and that most of our supply actually comes from Malaysia?
Crab lovers get excited because the crab feast is BACK at PARKROYAL on Beach Road! From 5th June to 31st August, indulge your cravings and go crazy at Plaza Brasserie with a free-flow of more than 10 different types of crabs until you are satisfied.
Featuring the usual favorites of Chilli, Black Pepper and Salted Egg Yolk, Chef Jackson has also introduced new creations of Crab with Tang Gui, Baked Crab, Nonya Curry Crab, Butter Crab, Stirred Fried Crab with Egg Yolk and XO Crab. The choices almost seem endless when you are in the buffet line but do give each flavor a try and I assure you that you will not be disappointed.
My top picks go to the Butter Crab and of course the Salted Egg Yolk which never fails to quip the taste buds and excite the senses with its creamy but grainy texture of the fried crumbled yolk pieces and that milky aftertaste which is absolutely cholesterol-laden but definitely satisfying. Others singled out the Crab with Tang Gui as the hot newcomer, I personally found it a tad herbal-ly. But I reiterate, TRY ALL because it is eat-as-much-as-you-want!
The Live stations at buffets are always a highlight and it is no different here at Plaza Brasserie.
Tuck into more crab-centered dishes at the Noodles Section and choose from Curry Noodles with Soft Shell, Crab Mee Poh Noodles with Soft Shell Crabs and Laksa with Soft Shell Crabs for a local twist on the palate or savor that heart-stoppin’ crispy pork belly (Siew Yok) with a poofy crackling skin and a layer of melt-in-your-mouth fat in between at the Meat Section.
From the very same people who brought you Arteastiq Boutique Tea House, their newest foray into the local dining scene- MUSEO sports a decidedly swankier and classier appeal, incorporating both a restaurant and barroom with one of today’s most luxurious postal codes- Quayside Isle on Sentosa Island.
Pronounced as ‘MOO-ZAY-O’, which is Museum in Italian, MUSEO boasts of a ritzy interior, with rough-cut concrete walls, plush comfy seating as well as an integrated social painting studio (known as Art Jam at Arteastiq), a stunning view of the Marina and a picturesque sunset to boot. Accompanied by specially selected house music, MUSEO seeks to whisk you off into an idyllic respite where the mind can relax and the soul is at ease.
The first-of-its-kind, MUSEO presents a whole new dining concept of ‘Dine-In-A-Cup’ where signatures of Pan Roast Cod Fillet $33 and Two-way Lamb $35 are served in tasteful glass holders, adding on to the overall snazzy appeal of this place.
For a more intimate touch, diners are allowed to customize their very own Mezzanine set by choosing up to 4 out of 12 specially concocted Chef creations for $39. Alternatively, you could leave it to the expertise of Chef Yip and his team and order their Mezzanine Signatures, which includes 4 recherché selections for $38.
** Do note that these are tasting portions
The gimmicky concept of Specialty Tea Sets has also been brought over from Arteastiq and diners will recognise the similar presentation of the teapot, glass cup, biscotti and shot of syrup, all served neatly in a row on a dark wood tray with a tea menu which includes old favourites and new refreshing concoctions of Fruit, Floral and Ginger teas.
Seafood and buffet lovers will be thrilled to know that they can get the best of both worlds here at Plaza Brasserie, PARKROYAL on Beach Road with their special Best of Asia Seafood Fiesta from the 8th of March- 31st May 2013 with special additions to the buffet line during the Easter season and Mother’s Day where mothers will be pampered with a complimentary glass of cocktail and a return buffet voucher for Father’s Day!
Begin the seafood extravaganza by tucking into the wide variety of hot appetizers such as Tangy Crabmeat Cake with Coriander Leaves, Deep-fried Crab Claws, Gratinated Half-shell Scallops with Fresh Herbs and Baked Whole Salmon. If you prefer to start your feast on a cold note, the Black Mussels, Tiger Prawns, Australian Queen Scallops, Fresh Oysters and Flower Crabs at the Seafood on Ice section are a good way to go.
Several ‘live’ cooking stations are also available along the buffet line such as the Teppanyaki Grill, where Chef cooks a selection of Prawns, Stingray, Sotong and Salmon in front of your very eyes. This is however only available from Fridays- Sundays.
But buffet diners on the weekdays need not fret because weekday specials of Red Garoupa and Sea Bass, cooked in either Hong Kong or Thai style are equally scrumptious. I know I enjoyed my uber fresh Steamed Sea Bass with Nonya Sauce (first picture) very much!
The Laksa Lemak is also another ‘live’ station offered at the Best of Asia Seafood Fiesta where you can get your fix of this spicy coconut-based gravy noodles that is only cooked upon order. The best part about buffets is that you can go back for as many bowls as you want till you are completely satisfied!