Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Weekend Brunch Set Menu at TWG Tea on the Bridge (The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands 2 Bayfront Avenue, B2-89/89A) Reservation: 6535 1837

TWG stands for The Wellness Group, was established in Singapore. It is a luxury concept that incorporates an international distribution network to professionals, unique and original retail outlets and exquisite tea rooms.

All the TWG Tea Salon's patisseries are freshly handmade and crafted daily by Executive Pastry Chef Philippe Langlois.

I personally love the 2 TWG Tea outlets at MBS: 

1) TWG Tea on the Bridge  - Visited on 25 May 2014 (Sun)

2) TWG Tea Garden (Elegant Round Settings) - Will try this outlet next time for the high tea!

Weekend Brunch: 10am to 3pm

Every set is actually for 1 person's share. But their prices are really steep so we just chose the Gourmet Brunch Set Menu which is also their cheapest menu to share and try how good is the quality of their food.. With such prices for per pax, we can easily have a sumptuous breakfast buffet at a 5 star hotel.

We can choose a pot of TWG Tea. They have a very extensive tea list, too many selection see until i'm blur. For brunch set menu, we can only choose those tea at $11... In the end i chose my favourite Vanilla Tea. Love the Vanilla fragrance in the premium TWG Tea! Glad that Orange juice is included in the set as well. :)

It's so relaxing to dine on the bridge and above the small river, whereby you can watch sampan ride pass by underneath.. 

French Brioche Toasts served with TWG Tea Jelly

I really love their tea jelly so much! A tad sour and a tad sweet -  Very refreshing! It's a pity the portion is so small... 

I love this so much! We usually see Egg breakfast comes with ham, sausage or bacon. But here, the chef is very creative. They replaced the usual boring items to shrimps and smoked salmon which made it more atas! The scramble egg with matcha was cooked to perfection, just nice! The 3 shrimps were tasty with the natural sweetness. Last but not least, the yummy smoked salmon. A special splendid brunch that i had so far! :-)

We can have a choice of their TWG Tea Patisserie from this trolley!

This is the TWG Tea Patisserie collection for that day. We can choose any patisserie on the plate except those mini ones at the center...

I chose this passion fruit cake - It has a very unique taste! The top layer is quite sour but very refreshing with subsequent layers of different tastes like cheese, chocolate and the last layer, i reckon its either matcha or those lotus that are used to make mooncake.. So overall the combined taste really gave us a very special and happy feeling! A sweet ending to end our meal! :)

Note: I must say the food quality here is quite high, not to mention the tea as well.. Very relax ambience.. Definitely worth a visit... But they must really improve in their service level to complement the quality of their food. If the service is bad here, we might as well go to hotels, pay the same amount of $$ but receive much better service than here. 

As we were there very early with just less than 4 tables, the service was still quite bad. We have finished our meal for quite some time and expect the staff to come and clear our table but the staff just stand there and look around, saw our table but still didn't bother to come and clear the plates. I still have to ask him to come and clear and serve us our dessert. This kind of service shouldn't have happened at such a luxury place at TWG....

*Highly Recommended for the food* but not the price and the service!


Monday, 26 May 2014

All Day Breakfast at Antoinette (30 Penhas Road - off Lavender Street, Singapore 208188)

It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations!

Antoinette is a Parisian pâtisserie and salon de thĂ© by Chef Pang Kok Keong, who is one of Singapore’s best pastry chef. Antoinette has 2 outlets in Singapore now.

Opening Hours for Penhas Road Outlet:

Monday to Thursday – 11am to 10pm (Last order - 9.30pm)

Friday and Eve of Public Holidays – 11am to 11pm (Last order - 10.30pm) 

Saturday – 10am to 11pm (Last order - 10.30pm) 

Sunday and Public Holidays – 10am to 10pm (Last order - 9.30pm)

Penhas Road Outlet

Elegant Ambience

Love the Antoinette ceiling light so much!

Antoinette's breakfast! ($24++) *Supplement of $3 for Poached Or Scrambled Egg
So this Antoinette's Breakfast set costs ($27++) as my choice of egg is Scrambled. This is the BEST Scrambled egg that i had among so many restaurants!!! It was so fluffy and smooth till now i still couldn't forget it...Drool....  I don't like sausage so i requested to change into ham. Served with grilled bacon as well as Basket of Viennoiseries below and a choice of Orange Juice/Coffee/Hot Chocolate.. Wonderful All Day Breakfast Set!

My most favourite is the one coated with icing sugar!

Florentine Savory Crepe ($18++)

Another of my favourite! Served with Serrano ham, Emmental cheese, sunny side up with hollandaise sauce. Remember to try this!

Classic Egg Florentine with Serrano Ham ($16.50++)
Their poached egg was cooked to perfection with runny yolk inside! High quality of Serrano ham and i love their toast very much. Another great all day breakfast!

French Toast with Caramelized Banana served with creme chantilly ($13++) 

I like the creme chantilly with the French Toast very much! 

Let's take a look at some of their unique patisserie creations below!

 Antoinette ($10+)
 This is my favourite and also the most popular cake called "Antoinette"!  Milk chocolate mousse infused with earl grey tea, chocolate biscuit, dark chocolate earl grey tea cremeux, raspberry coulis and earl grey tea crumble. You can taste the light Earl grey inside the rich chocolate mousse with chocolate biscuit at the bottom. Poke the raspberry coulis to help relieve the richness of the chocolate. A very satisfying dessert for chocolate lovers! 

Summer ($11+)
 Raspberry mousse,pistachio bavarois, forest berries jelly, pistachio sponge and pistachio glaze on an almond sable. The taste was those sour type, very fruity taste!

 Superlova ($10+)
Rose petal mousse, rose finger sponge, yuzu cream, raspberry jelly, lychee, rose petal glaze, rose coral sponge, rose petal meringue, raspberry caviar, rose macaron, raspberry crumble, raspberry marshmallow. I'm sure most ladies will get attracted by this lovely sweet pink cake! But do note that this cake was really quite sweet. Great for sweet tooth lovers!

Chloe ($9+)

Yuzu cremeux, white chocolate vanilla mousse, light sponge cake, almond sable. This is a very refreshing cake!

They served very good coffee here!


It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations!
(This is for Mandarin Gallery Outlet)

Address for Mandarin Gallery Outlet: 
333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #02-33/34, Singapore 238897 

Opening Hours for Mandarin Gallery Outlet:
11am to 10pm daily 
(Last order - 9.30pm)

Mandarin Gallery Outlet

Visited on 17 May 2014 (Sat). I like the romantic ambience at Mandarin Gallery outlet but the tables here are super small.. Once our food and drinks are all served, this is how it will look like below.. So do not order so much food at one time..  The seatings are quite cramped as well. Aircon was very cold here too.. Service was average. I would prefer the Penhas Road outlet which is spacious and more atas feel.

I like the way they present the bill in an unique antique box!

Overall the food & dessert at Antoinette were above average quality, which is why the prices are slightly on the high side! Service was very good at Penhas Road Outlet. The atmosphere and music was very relaxing too. This is the only cafe that I will go back again and again! :)

*Highly Recommended*

Monday, 19 May 2014

English High Tea at Tea Bar (81 Anson Road, M Hotel Singapore, Lobby Level) Reservation: 6500 6124

Revisited on 18th May 2014 (Sun).  English High Tea is available from 2 - 6pm daily. (3 Tier Stand + Free Flow of Coffee/Tea)

The items here are non-refillable but this is really a very good deal. Premium quality high tea items with free flow of coffee/tea + cosy hotel ambience 

The ambience here was very relaxing and cosy! But don't expect good service here as this is not a 5 star hotel. The service was just so so, anyway the price is not ex. Now let's look at the ambience followed by the food items!

English Tea Set - Less than 15mins waiting time
Top Tier: Raisin scones with jam and clotted cream
2nd Tier: Cucumber with cheese sandwich + Smoked Salmon + Smoked Duck + Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Bottom Tier: Chocolate Eclaire + 2 different types of chocolate mini cakes + Macaroons

I'm glad that they're using Dilmah English Tea here and every bite of these high tea items were really enjoyable. Seriously, we like every single piece of the items here especially their scones, warm and fresh! Most importantly thing is there's icing sugar on the scones that tasted so nice!! The mini sweets were delectable as well! 

This is a simple with good quality yet affordable high tea set! Will definitely come back here again! 

*Highly Recommended*