Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Monday, 27 November 2017

Beast & Butterflies at (90 Robertson Quay - M Social Singapore, Singapore 238259)

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Operating Hours Daily:

Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm 
Dinner 05.00pm – 10.30pm

Note: Happy Hours from 12 - 7pm Everyday!

Note: Usually full house on every Fri & Sat night, remember to make reservation at least 1 week in advanced!

15% off for Citibank and UOB Card Holders!

Visited on 21 Oct 2017 (Sat). Beast & Butterflies is the only retro-cool gastrobar in Singapore that serves high quality Asian fusion food and desserts. Expect an unique dining experience with visual dramas composed of chandeliers, lava lamps, video projections, table-top TV screens and even a wall lined with 40 tablets, making for an unforgettable ambience. 

With fresh new styles and creations in every season, expect something different and tasteful every time you dine at Beast & Butterflies. From savory hot dishes to sweet delectable delights, there’s always something for everyone @ Beast & Butterflies!

Virgin Mojito (Non-Alcohol, Mocktail)
Happy Hour: $8++
Regular Hour: $10++

Shirley Temple (Non-Alcohol, Mocktail)
Happy Hour: $8++
Regular Hour: $10++

 Sapporo Beer
Happy Hour: $10++
Regular Hour: $12++

Scallop Carpaccio $26++
Hokkaido Scallop Marinated with Yuzu, Soy and Ginger. Topped with Fresh Shiso Leaves,
Crispy Bits and Fried Shallots
This is my favourite starter here! Very fine and smooth scallops that simply melts in your mouth with very refreshing sauce and yummy fried shallots!!!!!!

Duck Fritters $18++
Deep-Fried Duck Rillette Wantons
served with Pickled Cucumber 
This is my 2nd favourite starter here! A very special duck wanton that you have to try!

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Bits $12++
Wok-Fried Crispy Chicken Dices
coated with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce

Woohoo I enjoyed this salted egg yolk chicken dice bar snack! The salted egg yolk sauce was thick and flavourful!

Lobster Porridge $36++
Teochew-Style Lobster Rice Porridge in Crab Broth
with Baby Abalone and topped with Crispy Conpoy,
Bonito Flakes, Fried Shredded Ginger and Scallions
 I love the half lobster and baby abalone but I felt that the crab broth was too bland and light. The rice grains were not fine too. Although this is their signature dish, but not to my liking.

 Hungarian Pork $38++
Grilled Tender Mangalica Pork Collar in Bulgogi Sauce with Roasted Potatoes and Sautéed Vegetables

 This is a gem that you have to order!! Super tender and aromatic mangalica pork collar that melts in your mouth!!!

Lala Bee Hoon $18++
Fragrant Wok-Fried Vermicelli with White Clams
in Peppery Gravy 
This is their signature dish. Everything is great except the white clams were all miserably small and the broth is not that flavourful...

Matcha Lava $12++
Warm Green Tea Cake with Matcha Ganache,
Azuki Red Beans and Vanilla Gelato Ice-Cream

Yam Brûlée $12++
Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts, Candied Pumpkin
and Coconut Ice-Cream
 This is one of their signature dessert that you have to order! We usually have creme brulee at other places, but here you get to try our local yam paste with torched caramelised sugar atop! Premium coconut ice-cream was served alongside to complement the yam brulee. What a great dessert to end the meal!

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Food & Dessert Menu

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Drinks Menu

Overall Impression: Although the prices here are on the high side, but the food presentation and food quality are really very impressive for a bar restaurant!  95% of the food here did not disappoint me. (The only downside is, the aircon here is quite warm especially when the place is crowded. Do avoid wearing long sleeve to this place.) Hope they can improve in this area.

The service here will be slow on weekend dinner as the place is usually crowded. If you come on weekdays and Sundays, you can experience peaceful ambience with good level of service.

This place is good for gathering, special occasions as well as hen's night! :)

*Highly Recommended*

You will pass by this M Social Boutique Hotel if you come out from the carpark lift.

Friday, 17 November 2017

JJ Epicurean Lunch Experience, Semi-Buffet Lunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs (The St. Regis Singapore, Lobby Level, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911)

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Opening Hours: 

Lunch: 12noon to 2:30pm (Monday to Saturday)

$54++ per person (Semi Buffet of Appetizers & Desserts + 1 Main Course + 1 Round of Coffee or Tea)

Brunch: 12noon to 3pm (Sunday)

Afternoon Tea: 3pm to 5pm (Monday to Saturday)

Afternoon Tea: 4pm to 6pm (Sunday)

Dinner: 7pm to 10pm (Daily)

Amex Platinum Credit Card Holders are entitled to the discount below: 
(Blackout Dates Apply: Eve of Public Holidays, Public Holidays and Special occasions (Mother's Day, Father's Day and Valentine's Day)
Number of diners
Usual member reductions
Member plus 1 guest (2 adults)
Member plus 2 guests (3 adults)
Member plus 3 guests (4 adults)
Member plus 4-9 guests (5-10 adults)
Member dining alone

Visited on 2 Sep 2017 and Revisited on 21 Oct 2017 (Sat). Brasserie Les Saveurs offers contemporary French cuisine with floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the tropical gardens and sparkling pool. The glittering enormous three hand-cut crystal chandeliers exudes elegant ambience. 

There are 2 private dining rooms here!

Mushroom Veloute

Chicken Salad

Although I'm not a salad lover, but I love the way they present the chicken salad into a small bottle. Their unique presentation made me grab 1 bottle to try. Haha.. This chicken salad not only pleasing to the eye but also the palette. :)

Japanese Station

 Wide Variety of Bakery Selection

Duck Rillette

You will be greeted by these lovely desserts as you enter the entrance of the restaurant! There are around 10 dessert selections, excluding ice-cream and chocolate fountain. This is the only hotel restaurant that offers wide variety dessert selection for semi-buffet, the main reason for me to visit again and again! :)

Coffee & Azuki Bean Panna Cotta

Bandung Rose Jelly

Fruit Tart

Pandan Kaya Cake

Chocolate Mousse Tart

Chocolate Kopi C

Berries of the Wood

Angel Food Cake

Yuzu & Apple Cake

Premium Quality Ice-Cream Selection on 2 Sep 2017
Vanilla / Hazelnut / Coconut / Lemon Sorbet 

Premium Quality Ice-Cream Selection on 21 Oct 2017
Vanilla / Pistachio / Chocolate / Coconut Ice-Cream
They have really nice coconut ice-cream with coconut flakes on it!!

Fruits in pretty petite glass on 21 Oct 2017

Nicely Cut Fruits on 21 Oct 2017

Select 1 Main Course from the Selection 
(Menu changes once in every few months)

The seabass was tender and flavourful!

Roasted Half Spring Baby Chicken

I did not enjoy this dish. The meat was tough and it tasted bland.

Oven-Roasted Norwegian Salmon

So far this is one of the better main course among the rest! From the exterior super char skin appearance, I thought the salmon was going to be tough. But to my surprise, the meat was tender and tasty with extremely crispy skin! 

Complimentary 1 Round of Coffee Or Tea Selection
So far this is the only hotel restaurant that uses this premium Italian Roast Coffee - Julius Meinl. This is another reason to make me come back! :)

Overall Impression: You can expect top-notch service here. The most high class hotel restaurant in Singapore! But I still see quite a few people wearing T-shirt with bermudas, which doesn't suit the "atas" ambience here. 

The food quality for the main course were quite good but not that fantastic, still needs some improvements. Their desserts not only looks lovely but tasted great! Just that, this is a French restaurant but don't know why most of the desserts were quite local style.. Haha.. The price is slightly on the high side, but with the Peaceful & Elegant Ambience + Nice Desserts + Quite Good Main Course + Very Good Coffee + Top-Notch Service, it's definitely worth it! Will definitely come back again!