So I love my snacks .. 🙂
I can’t remember who bought this, but I still found it in my fridge
Matcha Kit Kat!!!
Yummers .. well something different from the usual Kit Kat
No complain but pretty not bad
so when you get busy, as lame as I am going to sound:
have a break,
Maybe i will buy it, if i see it around
we graciously got invited by my mum’s friend to her birthday celebration at Private Affairs 🙂 I must say we went in with an empty stomach, and left rolling out of the restaurant. We had the Buffet Brunch and it was awesome!!!
My favourite was the Eggs Benedict! I loved how he charred the Hollandaise sauce. His wagyu Beef Burger as well – just awesome the truffle mayo! Just I think I couldnt really enjoy it since I was so stuffed. My mum’s friend was very well acquainted with the main chef, so we also ended up getting alot of freebies and things not on the menu.
I will let the pictures do the talking
menu for the day
Yoghurt and Berries Espuma
Chocolate Chip Muffins and Scones
berries jam. basil creme fraiche. Marmalade
oysters from buffet table – papaya seed powder and papaya seed dressing, smoked miso with yuzu jelly, namjin dressing, rice vinegar and coriander marination, tabsaco caviar, nikka and lychee caviar
Eggs Bene with sausages
Cured Salmon Carpaccio with pickled leek, avruga, salmon roe, black garlic vinaigrette
Foe gras mousse with hazelnut crumbs and basil gel
pan fried prawn
Goat Cheese mousse – vin ripen cherry tomatoes, argame oil & pomegranate vinaigrette
Alaskan King Crab cake with mango cilantro salsa, peanut & laksa leaf vinaigrette
Kurobuta pork ribs with confit onion, arugula tossed in papaya seed dressing
Chef Special: Roasted beef
Seared Hokkaido Scallops with cauliflower puree, avruga and yellow curry emulsion
Pan fried Foie gras with apple espuma, caramelised apple and balsamic reduction
Waguy beef burger with balsamic onion balls, chips, truffle mayo + specially for us (Foie Gras)
Sweetlips – miso glazed fish with mustard emulsion
Sous vide-roasted Chicken (White sausages, brussel sprout in Foie gras cream sauce)
Entire Tier of Dessert
Rasberry Chocolate tart. Green tea red bean mousse. Sesame Ice cream
Passion Fruit Cheese Cake
Very aptly phrased. Coffee is my life
Chocolate dipped strawberry
tree hanging all the chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmellows
Oyster buffet table
I overall enjoyed the experience and would return again!
But I do hear that they will be moving next year to a more central area … so I would return and look forward to another meal of chef Paul’s creations 🙂
Another way to celebrate the Youth Olympic Games Closing (YOG) closing .. I was feeling a little down and my trusty friend accompanied me to go see the fireworks from the closing of the YOG ceremony. I was quite excited to be able to see the fireworks since I mean the opening ceremony one, I liked the part when they played the National Anthem and the fireworks that accompanied that part was the highlight to me.
So we scoured the restaurants near the esplanade rooftops, and found this place where it was pretty near one part of where the ceremony was being held .. and caught the fireworks as well 🙂
The night view
our view from where we were sitting
our drinks 🙂
Baked Parmesan Egg plant
Mushroom Risotto with truffle oil
overall the ambience was pretty and it was quite a good place to sit at to catch the night view of the Singapore CBD buildings, as well as the marnia bay sands. Have a good evening!!
waiting for the fireworks
i like this shot the best!
Al Dente Trattoria(Esplanade)
8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13
My friend and I have been searching around for supper places to go after we finish our Japanese classes. Instead of those usual 24 hour joints that open till late, we went down cuppage and chanced upon this place!
Its a all Japanese crowd, and the waitress is super friendly in directing us and recommending us dishes to try. This set of pictures that are going to be uploaded are not going to do justice to the amazingness of the food because its all taken on handphone with bad lighting ..
I was on a Mentaiko pasta crave!! so at this hour where most shops are closed, I decided to go ahead and try this!!! and it turned out to be what i exactly wanted!
Miso Egg plant
Baked scallop Gratin
Upon conversing with the friendly waitress, she told us that they change their menus on the bi-weekly basis, depending on the seasonal produce that they could get. This makes me want to go back to the place more often!!! Cant wait to see what the chef comes up with the next time around I visit!!
45/47 Cuppage Road,
So where else can i find a good brunch??
I am fussy about my poached eggs meals
1. Hollandaise must be nicely balanced – not too creamy, not too egg yolky , pleasantly yellow with tinges of lemon
2. Happy Eggs – otherwise defined as runny egg yolks upon being sliced on the first cut, doesnt look too shrivelled, with a little bit of it pre-cooked
3. Toast/muffin/crumplets – not too brownly toasted, not overtly toasted until you can taste the burnt parts, can’t be soggy until its soaked with egg yolks and hollandaise
see quite an easy customer I am 🙂
that being said, I think I have found one of my favourite brunch places for a quick brunch fix 🙂
Café Epicurious at The Rail Mall
- Eggs Benedict 🙂 love the potatos
Mocha in a nostagic mug
This place is a hit for me . The pictures are taken at Rail mall – their second outlet . The ambience here is very bustling on a Sunday morning, nicely situated. Food is great and Service is also great 🙂 I will return back here when I need my brunch fix 🙂
Café Epicurious at The Rail Mall
392 The Rail Mall, Upper Bukit Timah Road