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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?
Located right smack in the middle of the Tower 2 lobby of Marina Bay Sands is FUSE- a classy elegant lounge with a cool laid-back vibe drawing guests in to simply kickback with a cocktail or two paired with live bands and tunes from retro to modern rock. To sweeten the deal further, FUSE has also rolled out a couple of Happy Hour Specials from Sundays to Thursdays, 4pm – 9pm.
Enjoy a slice of Chocolate Raspberry Cake (U.P. $15) with either a Grey Berry Bramble or Raspresso Martini (U.P. $22) for just $28 from 12pm – 6pm.
The cake, with its layers of Dark Chocolate Sponge interlaced with Homemade Raspberry Jam and Raspberry-Chambord Ganache charms with its intense notes of sweet and sour, finishing off with a crunchy feuilletine layer of hazelnuts at the bottom. Lovely for afternoon tea and ideal for an post-dinner treat.
The recommended pairing of the duo of signature cocktails with the Chocolate Raspberry Cake is with good reason. A fancy alternative to the usual coffee and tea offerings during afternoon tea, FUSE instead concocts a tea and coffee- inspired cocktail to tease the taste buds just a little bit.
My pick of the evening was the Grey Berry Bramble- French Earl Grey infused Gin, Blueberry Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Soda. Delightfully refreshing and great for the ladies. The alcohol taste in this one was subtle and complimenting instead of being overwhelming while the Earl Grey infusion was hard to miss and plain soothing. Undeniably good.
The Tiong Bahru enclave welcomes a new quirky tenant which effortlessly blends the new and the old by reviving an abandoned Chinese medical hall and turning it into a Western cafe/bakery. All cakes and cupcakes are baked in-house with prices starting at $3 for the latter and $6 for a slice of cake.
The Dispensary, located along Tiong Bahru road catches the eye with its bold Chinese characters, monochrome colors and oriental touches in architecture which the owners have insisted on preserving, to retain its authenticity. Medicine cabinets and a traditional Chinese weighing scale are some of the antique tools still used in the cafe and many, especially the older folk can relate and reminisce about the old times while enjoying a cup of house blend from Spinelli.
12 flavors of cupcakes are available every day with the usual favorites of Death by Oreo, Lil’ Red (Red Velvet) and Lemon Meringue while new ones such as Kaya Cup, Lychee Indulgence and Violet Dream sure piqued our interests. While $3 may appear affordable for a cupcake, it is also worth noting that cupcakes here at The Dispensary are sized smaller than the regular ones from say Plain Vanilla.
Nespresso Crealto-Infused Creations in October at Sabio by the Sea, La Cantine, Forlino Dining on the Bay & ME@OUE
Teaming up with restaurants Sabio by the Sea, La Cantine, Forlino Dining on the Bay & ME@OUE, Nespresso Singapore will be rolling out four unique Nespresso Crealto-infused dishes in the month of October. Created especially for this collaboration in mind, these creations will be available at the respective restaurants from 1st October onwards.
This promo is line with the launch of Nespresso’s new Crealto Limited Edition Grand Cru for business solution customers. Blended entirely from washed Arabicas with an intensity of 8 upon 10, the rich aroma and long-lasting roasting notes of Crealto allows it to be appreciated not just as a strong perk-me-up, but also versatile to be showcased in gastronomy as well.
The acclaimed chefs behind these four creations are none other than Chef Damien Le Bihan from Sabio by the Sea, Chef Bruno Menard from La Cantine, Chef Kentaro Torii from Forlino and Chef Nicholas Vergnole from ME@OUE.
The only savory item of the lot, Chef Damien’s Grilled Ribeye in Coffee Beans with Velvet Chili Sauce and Viola Mash Potatoes $42++ is not for the faint-hearted. 300g of quality ribeye grilled in the legendary Josper Oven- believed to be the Ferrari of ovens (yes it comes in the color red too), the seemingly charred exterior coated with the Crealto beans produces a wonderfully smokey flavor and a tender beautifully medium-rare pink beefiness. Throw in a mould of chunky mash in a spectacular hue of purple and the result is a hearty main course pleasing to the eye.
Named after ‘halia’, the Malay word for ginger, The Halia at Botanic Gardens- flagship restaurant of The Halia Group, is no stranger to many having been around for the last 10 years. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Ginger Gardens in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the award-winning restaurant charms easily with its full-length glass windows that creates an optical illusion of dining at a fancy garden party without the associated humidity and mozzies.
We came here for their highly raved Weekend Afternoon Tea which has a ‘no-reservation’ policy. Choose between the air conditioned 32-seater dining room or get in touch with nature at their al fresco deck that beckons with its gentle breeze and warm sunlight. Either way, it promises to be an excellent dining experience.