Afternoon tea @ The Bar & Alfresco, Four Seasons Hotel

There’s nothing more leisurely than spending a few hours on a weekday afternoon, nibbling on dainty bites and sipping exquisite teas in a luxurious hotel lounge. Weekday teas served at hotels are generally divided into two kinds: high tea buffet or 3-tier afternoon tea. If what you want is the traditional English experience, the 3-tier… 

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Weekend high tea buffet @ The Dining Room, Sheraton Towers

Sashimi (foreground) & canapes (background)

For the month of May, Citibank Gourmet Pleasures is offering S$10 culinary treats for buffet spreads, subject to conditions set by individual partners. Since we were already planning to take mom-in-law out for high tea, we thought we’d take advantage of this promotion. I flipped through the brochure and saw that The Dining Room at… 

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Traditional afternoon tea @ Chihuly Lounge, The Ritz Carlton

Two weeks ago, Camemberu and I played tai-tais for an afternoon! I say “played” because we aren’t rich ladies of leisure. Desperate housewives is more like it, hee! Anyway, prior to that, we both had a somewhat trying time (work + family issues). So we said, hey, why not splurge a bit and reward ourselves?… 

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Peranakan Gastronomy Buffet @ Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissotel Merchant Court

For just two weeks this month (2 to 18 April 2010), Ellenbororough Market Cafe (EMC) at Swissotel Merchant Court is serving a special Peranakan buffet. Following the success of last year’s Longest Peranakan Buffet at Singapore Food Festival, EMC has put together An Authentic Peranakan Gastronomy Buffet. As I didn’t get to try it out… 

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Penang Hawkers’ Fare buffet @ York Hotel

One weekday, Camemberu and I played tai-tais for an afternoon. We went for buffet lunch at a hotel, then shopping at ION Orchard – the newest upscale mall in town! Sounds luxurious? The reality: Buffet was hawker fare, and the shopping was just wistful browsing. “Ooh, look! So gorgeous! Wah, so ex!” We are, after… 

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Peranakan lunch buffet @ Spices Cafe, Concorde Hotel

Since the airing of The Little Nyonya, there’s been a revival of all things Peranakan, particularly food. Even this year’s Singapore Food Festival’s (July 17 – 26) focus is on Peranakan cuisine. In support of the Singapore Food Festival 2009, Spices Cafe at Concorde Hotel is spotlighting Peranakan dishes for its weekday lunch buffet in… 

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Crab buffet dinner @ Ellenborough Market Cafe, Swissotel Merchant Court

It’s time to go crab crazy! For just two weeks (25 June to 12 July 2009), Ellenborough Market Cafe is bringing back their highly successful crab buffet, first introduced last year. Both media and food bloggers were invited for food tasting sessions prior to the launch. Besides being a preview, it was also a feedback… 

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