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Traveling to Sentosa is always an excuse to ‘get away from the city’. Granted that it is technically just a bridge away from the mainland, one will definitely feel that a different aura and vibe is in the air when you are there. After all, what’s not to love about our resort island with its gorgeous coastal settings and dynamic atmosphere?
The Sunday Remix Brunch at W Hotel, just next to Quayside Isle, gives you the perfect excuse to make a trip down, an opportunity to escape from the bustle of the city and simply soak up all the natural elements this vibrant locale has to offer.
Featuring the best culinary creations from its two resident restaurants- The Kitchen Table and SKIRT, this Sunday Brunch is a showcase of global classics, crisp salads, fresh seafood, live cooking stations and grilled-to-order meats and seafood from the latter’s parilla grill.
I stepped into The Kitchen Table and fell in love instantly. It’s hard not to, when the first thing that greets you near the entrance is this cheerful and exuberant display of desserts. The seating area too, charms with convival setting and jolliness. From shocking lime green water tumblers that the waiters serve you with, to the brightly coloured cutlery and quirky salt & pepper shakers, this place certainly does not take itself too seriously and expects you not to as well.
Over at SKIRT, the Seafood Fridge beckons with its cuts of sashimi, succulent prawns and mussels, Alaskan king crab legs and an assortment of sushi. This was an immensely popular station with the crowds and I was lucky to snap this shot before the queues began to form all the way to the door!
Sundays have just gotten a whole lot more indulgent with Edge’s new launch- a brand new Champagne Brunch experience featuring unlimited booze- Veuve Clicquot champagne, wines, beers, cocktails and the likes. Dubbed one of the longest brunches in Singapore, the gastro‐tainment dining experience begins from 12pm and last all the way till 4pm, with seven different food theatres preparing food a la minute, ‘live’ grills, a 2 metre long Cheeseboard and a dessert station featuring over 20 sweet treats.
The good people from Pan Pacific Singapore have spared no expense in spoiling you with this extravaganza. So simply be prepared to get ‘lost’ in the sights, sounds and smells of your surroundings and enjoy the interactive nature of this sensorial experience.
The mechanics behind how this whole brunch buffet works is simple. Take a couple of wooden sticks provided which have your table number labeled on it and bring it along with you as you browse through the buffet line. If anything at the ‘live’ stations catch your eye, make your order and hand over a stick. The food will then be served to your table.
In the meantime while you are waiting, get started on the self service sections such as the Crustacean on Ice display with free-flow Boston lobsters, Alaskan King Crabs, Pawns and Scallops.
Afternoon tea is always a much welcomed affair with the ladies and it comes as no surprise that reservations for hotels offering a good buffet spread of pastries or gorgeous tiers of treats do not come easy. 10 Scotts at Grand Hyatt Singapore is no exception and you are advised to make your booking at least 2 days in advance. Priced at $43++ per person with a top-up fee for champagne, afternoon tea here is not exactly cheap, but is considerably one of the more affordable options especially in the heart of town.
I brought mummy here for an afternoon of luxury one day and was fortunate enough to get hold of a reservation at the first seating beginning at 12pm. Located at the lobby level of the hotel, the lounge greets with elegance and posh as do the polite and cheerful waitresses with a smile. Within seconds of waiting, we were led to our table and invited to pick our choice of tea, Dammann Freres no less.
Meanwhile, another server brought out a two tiered display of savouries- a nice mix of western and local delights. On the top tier, there were mostly ham & cheese and smoked salmon & cream cheese sandwiches among others, with prosciutto & pesto and goat cheese & anchovies on homemade toasted bread filling up the empty spaces on the tray.
The bottom tier held popiah, crab cake in remoulade sauce, curry puffs and a mozzarella salad. These items on the stands are all refillable and the waitresses are quick to offer to replace any items you may like once they notice that you have finished your portions. Plates are also changed efficiently in between items.
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?