Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

(Closed Down) Lunch at Bottura (3 Temasek Boulevard - Suntec City Mall, #02-472/473/474, North Wing between Tower 1 & 2, Singapore 038983) Reservation: 6238 7527

Visited on 8 Nov 2015 (Sun). 

Bottura is a casual Italian dining restaurant that serves home of authentic Italian cuisine at affordable prices. It was backed by generations worth of culinary experience, closely following the Bottura family's traditional cooking style.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm

Weekends and Public Holidays: 11am-10pm

Wide Selection of Gelato

Latte ($4.50++)

Pancetta e uovo ($20++)

This is my favourite pizza here! Italian bacon made of pork belly meat that is salt cured with a runny egg yolk at the center. Must-Order!

Al Parma: pomodoro, mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma
(Tomato, mozzarella, and Parma ham) $18++
Al parma pizza was a thin crust pizza with cheese and thinly sliced parma ham.The parma ham was a tad too salty, so I would preferred it to be sliced into bits rather than the whole piece atop.

Degustation of 4 desserts ($14++)
Panna Cotta, Coccobelli, Chocolate and Blackcurrant (The items served are different sometimes). The only item that I like here was coccobelli. You can order this ala carte or takeaway from the counter. So I think you can skip this dessert platter and go for the classic Tiramisu!

Tiramisu ($8++)
Somehow I like the way they present their Tiramisu, looks like those ice-cream sandwich rather than the boring type of Tiramisu cake image. The taste was quite good but I want more cocoa powder on it!

Overall Impression: The staff were polite with efficient service. Food was not bad at affordable prices with very comfy ambience at the refurbished Suntec City mall. The place is huge with wide variety of gelato selection, this will be an ideal place for friends or family gathering.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Lunch Buffet at Oscar's Cafe & Terrace (2 Temasek Boulevard - Conrad Centennial Singapore, Lobby Level, Singapore 038982) Reservation: 6432 7481

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Visited on 31st Oct 2015 (Sat) during the restaurant week. 

Oscar's is offering an array of sumptuous local and international culinary creations to indulge all day, from breakfast, lunch, dinner to supper. This all-time favourite restaurant offers a vibrant space to revive and refresh. Enjoy an impressive buffet highlighted by one of the largest Caesar salad station in town, freshly shucked oysters, succulent seafood-on-ice and live carving stations.

Updated on 19 Jan 2016

Current Credit Card Promotion: 15% off for Citibank (Lunch Buffet)

Current Credit Card Promotion: 1 dines free with 3 paying adults for UOB, (max 8 diners per card) (Dinner Buffet only)

Note: Not valid on eve of and on Public Holidays, and special occasions. Black-out dates apply.

Prices for Lunch Buffet

Mon - Sat: $59++ per person.

Sun Brunch: $80++ per person.

Prices for Dinner Buffet

Sun - Thurs: $69++ per person.

Fri - Sat: $80++ per person.

Operating Hours: 

Buffet lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Buffer dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 - 15:00

Oscar's is open 24 hours on Fridays to Sundays, eve of and on Public Holidays as they have ala carte menu as well.

Entrance of Oscar's
You will be greeted by a wide variety of wine on display at the entrance!

Beverages Bar Counter

Regular Lunch Buffet Menu (Menu for reference only)

Dessert Station
My favourite corner :-D

Earl Grey Creme Brulee
I'm an earl grey lover so I was attracted by the robust earl grey taste in the creme brulee. But the caramelized sugar crust was a tad too hard..

Classic Chocolate Cremeux

Mango Tart and Fram Boise

Fruit Tart

Black Devil Soft Chocolate

Mascarpone Berry Compote

White Wine Tart

Chocolate Royal Hazelnut Crunch (Signature)
This is the cake that you MUST try when you're at Oscar's! Not too rich chocolate with crunchy yummy hazelnut!

Le Hazel

 Pistachio Polenta Cake
This pistachio cake has a very light fragrant taste that you must try!

Oh I was there a little early that I didn't realize the choco fountain wasn't turned on yet... Haha..

So much chocolate! They really put in effort to vary the taste so you will want to try them ALL!

Raspberry and white chocolate truffles. (I had no clue there was a vanilla hint)

Hot Cheng Teng
For the traditionalists, there's always the all time favourite cheng teng

Green Tea Frozen Yogurt
Self service soft -serve machine. Wafer cones provided too for you to make your perfect ice cream cone.

Hehe, as you can tell, I'm not cut out to serve soft-serve. But the frozen yogurt was light and refreshing. Perfect to enjoy after meal!

Apple Crumble
Look at all that extra nuts and dried fruit! This apple crumble doesn't let you grumble  :-)

Live Waffle Station
Ask and you shall receive! Just order your waffle together with your favorite ice cream. Come back to pick it up and drizzle it with the condiments of your choice!

Fine selection of ice cream! Have it with waffles, safer cone, or even on it own!

Simple but wonderful ice cream and waffles...

Popular Fruit Smoothies of the day: 
Watermelon Smoothie

A small but fine selection of nonya kuehs 

Tomato Mozzarella

Small Fresh Leek with Artichoke, Sundried Tomato & Quail Egg

Crab Meat Salad

Mixed Seafood Salad

Toasted Bruschetta Baguette with Tomato Salsa

Sushi and Sashimi Selection

Caesar Salad (Signature)

Choose your greens, toppings and dressing, then mix it all up in the giant cheese bowl!

Seafood on Ice

Note: 1 Type of Oyster for Lunch and 
4 Types of Oysters for Dinner

New Zealand Freshly Shucked Oysters
Oscar's is very famous for their oysters as they are airflown and freshly shucked! They were so fresh, so creamy, so succulent and melts-in-your-mouth!!! Simply irresistible!!! Oscar's has the most impressive oysters. Taste and selection,they win hands down! I love mine with a touch of tabasco >_<

Asian Hot Selection

Tom Yum Fried Carrot Cake
I was lucky that they have this tom yum carrot cake in their menu that day. I was very impressed by the carrot cake here especially in Tom Yum, such a unique flavour! It was so GOOD that I kept going back for more! The carrot cake cubes were really soft and moist, thoroughly infused with fragrant tom yum. Don't worry it's not too spicy! I've tried many fried carrot cake from different hotels but none of them are this good. So if you see it, please try!

 Steamed Fish with Superior Sauce
The fish here were very fresh and were steamed to perfection. Oh so tender...

Braised Chicken with Sesame Oil
Tender chicken with aromatic sesame oil - It makes me feel like it's home-cooked food!

Black Pepper Beef Fillet

Wok-Fried Tofu with Chicken Floss
I've only tried fried tofu with cereal. So this was my first time having it coated with chicken floss and it's really good!

Mixed Seafood with Ginger & Shallots

Steamed Softbone Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

Market Vegetable

Braised Ee Fu Noodles with Mushrooms & Yellow Chives

Roasted BBQ Station

Salmon with Teriyaki Sauce

Fried Potatoes

 Roasted Chicken with Thyme Jus

 Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce

Lamb Cutlet with Garlic & Tomato

Live Carving Station

Pork Knuckle

Roast Beef

I'm not a sausage fan actually.. But I have to say their German sausage were really awesome! Remember to eat it while it's hot!

Grilled Eggplant with Balsamic Sauce

Polenta Gratin with Mushrooms

Curry of the day (Chicken)

Alfresco Seats

Noodle Bar @Terrace
Their outdoor noodle bar serves steaming bowls of local favourites such as Laksa, Prawn Noodle Soup and Bak Kut Teh (pork rib broth).

I ordered the Laksa and the broth was a little sweet-spicy. I don't really like the broth to be on the sweet side. They probably lowered the level of spiciness to accomodate most tourists that cannot take spicy stuff.

Tea Selection from Ronnefeldt (Germany)
My favourite Earl Grey Tea!

They were generous with the cocoa powder. Nice cappucino!

Overall Impression: The service here was very good - Plates were cleared regularly and the staff were all very polite. Food quality were between average to above average. The prices for the lunch and dinner buffet here is a tad on the high side, compared to other hotel restaurants. (This is mainly due to their freshly shucked oysters here) If you're a big fan of oysters, you must really go for their dinner buffet as they are from 4 different countries! But if you're not really an oyster lover, I would suggest you go for their lunch buffet instead as the prices between lunch and dinner were quite big. 

The dessert selection during lunch that day were not that impressive, except the Earl Grey Creme Brulee, Pistachio cake and their signature cake - Chocolate Royal Hazelnut Crunch were great. I went to their festive buffet before, their desserts and food will definitely not disappoint you. Overall we had an enjoyable lunch buffet at Oscar's! 


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