Friday, February 24, 2017

Colony at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore - Valentine's Day Dinner Special

ABBEY: It is ok to splurge on something fancy from time to time. So I booked a reservation for me and Wilma to attend Colony Valentine's Day Dinner at Ritz-Carlton Millenia. 

It is an international buffet compose of Western, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and local cuisines. Couples were able to strike a pose on the photo booth and created personal love notes for their loved ones.  Each lady received a big bulb of red rose and the pair enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2006. 

This gave the ordinary buffet a romantic feel. I had sushi and slices of salmon. 

Then I also tasted tomahawk beef (soft and tender), chicken and mutton satay (their mutton satay meat is very soft). For Indian food, I indulged in butter chicken, papaddum, briyani rice and chicken tandoor. 

I also had a plate of red sauce pasta and dumplings. 

The dinner started at 7PM and lasted for 3.5 hours. Prepayment of 108SGD per adult is required. Great food and service. Thanks Ritz-Carlton and Colony.





WILL: Since January, Abbey is agitated where we will celebrate the 14th of Feb. He wants to surprise me, he wants to book a hotel BUT my work leaves won't permit that plan. So, it ended up for us to have a dinner. 

This make him spend, bug time! Gosh! I it how much but he always shush me whenever I want to hold this case. He always assures, that it is in his budget. Okay then. What can I do it is already paid. Yep! In Colony you need to pay upon reservation. 

So, I wonder why they hike up their dinner buffet price. There is a photo booth, a DIY card corner, 2 glass of champagne and a long-stem red rose. 

The food? What hits me most? Their cotton candy (delivered to my table), the laksa, of course their sashimi, shelled crab, and their dessert. Forget the cakes, I indulge on their ----. We asked kept in looking for roasted pork and cannot find it, luckily one of the Colony people gave us a plate of sliced pork that is somewhat near to it. 

This is the only buffet that I do not take tea. Oh! Thanks for guava and jackfruit. It is lovely to see those, actually it is unusual for buffets. 

Am I coming back? Do not get me wrong, I enjoyed pigging out in Colony but I will not be coming back. Anyways, kudos to all the kind very patient staffs! :)



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Colony at The Ritz-Carlton
(A) 7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 039799
(T) 6434 5288
(W) http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/dining/colony

Breakfast - $45.00++
Lunch - $58.00++
Dinner - (Fri-Sat) $92.00++ / (Sun-Thurs) $78.00++

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Spuds & Aprons (The Garden) - Faber Peak Singapore

ABBEY: We went for our pre-Hearts' day date here at Spuds and Aprons (Faber Peak). It was a lunch date. I was craving for laksa and good thing the menu is composed of local dishes. My eyes gleamed at the site of laksa though it is the dry-type, it is full of flavor; the spiciness and creaminess of coconut milk. 

Then I indulged in bite-sized samosas and spring rolls. I also had a couple plates of Hainanese chicken rice; each with different sauce like chili, soy sauce and ginger. 

They also have prawns, vegetables and steamed fish (the texture is almost like a pulp). The ambiance is great. It is on a high place with trees and good view of Sentosa and Harbourfront. 

Don't forget to sound the Bell of Happiness. Lunch buffet is from noon to 2:30PM.


Spuds & Aprons' Menu is inside of this video. 


WILL: So it is "Love" Month and everybody is going crazy what to do or what to give to their love ones. I am planning 2 dates for me and Abbey and Spuds and Apron is one of them. 

This nicely located restaurant is on the top of Mt. Faber. You can reach this by either using cable car, taxi (around $6 from VivoCity) or by foot (1.5 hours depend on your phase). 

It is a buffet lunch and I got it for a promotion of $14.00 each which includes a free entrance to Sentosa via Sentosa Express (usual is $29.90). 

They serves Local Singaporean Cuisine and I am looking forward for this since I booked it from 90 Days of Fun At Sentosa platform. 

There's a few choices but $14 is all worth it. There is shrimp which everybody (yes! Everybody except Abbey) is splurging of. I keep on coming back for the fish and perfect for rice. Ohhh! I got their hot mung bean dessert! 

The view is perfectly romantic and no doubt this is one of the best rented place for weddings and other special events. 

Spuds and Apron..you rock! Thanks for accommodating our date without breaking my budget! Haha!




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Spuds & Aprons - Faber Peak Singapore
(A) 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
(T) 6377 9688
(H) 11AM–11PM
(W) https://www.faberpeaksingapore.com/eat-drink-shop/spuds-and-aprons


Prices
Adult
Child
Buffet Lunch only
$29.00
$24.00
Buffet Lunch & Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass Bundle
(Ride on Mount Faber Line & Sentosa Line)
$47.00
(U.P. $62)
$38.00
(U.P. $46)
Buffet Lunch & Mount Faber Line Bundle
(Ride on Mount Faber Line only)
$44.00
(U.P. $58)
$35.00
(U.P. $42)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Milk & Honey: Artisan Yogurt & Dessert Bar (City Square Mall)

ABBEY: Wilma really liked frozen yogurt. But our regular go-to stores for it were closed in the celebration of Chinese New Year holiday. When she told me that we will be having dinner at City Square Mall, I immediately checked if there are shops serving frozen yogurt. 

Lo and behold, it is located at the second storey (02-K14) of the mall and its name is Milk and Honey - Artisan Yogurt and Dessert Bar. I got her Cara-bana (6.80SGD for Moyen size). Toppings were the same as with other shops but yogurt is creamier and smoother. And that is a plus for me.



WILL: Not all malls are offering Llaollao and not all day everyday they are open. And I am delighted to know that my husband researched about City Square Mall and where I can get a fix frozen yogurt and his caffeine. 

We dined at Milk and Honey. Their location is few steps away from Decathlon and nice spot for sightseeing the other mall goers. 

One spoon and my eyes went bigger. Milk and Honey's frozen yogurt is more creamier than my usual doze, BUT, their sauces and toppings are not that nice as the leading brand. 

Anyway this is still a good alternative but still an expense. Whew! I am getting out of Abbey's budget because of this. Haha! 


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Milk & Honey: Artisan Yogurt & Dessert Bar
(A) 180 Kitchener Road #02-K14, City Square Mall
(T) 11am-10pm