Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Line Sunday Brunch

Hello! Hope January has been nice to y'all so far :)

For the month of January, The Line has a buffet promotion of 1 dines for free with 2 diners for any of their buffet timings (ie weekday/weekend, lunch/dinner) so we seized the chance and went for Sunday Brunch! Usual price is $98++ per person with free flow of juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee! Sorry the pics are dark! Dont have much time to edit photos now sorry!

Here's the spread:

Cold seafood: generally all acceptable, nothing especially outstanding! Great spread though :) have oysters AND lobsters!

Japanese counter - sashimi, sushi, assorted Jap appetizers! Was shocked to see edamame cos usually hotel buffets dont have this! But uh this one was cold and tasted funny :/ sashimi was alright

Western station with smoked salmon pizzas, risotto cakes, mini burgers etc

Pasta station - order wtv you want! 

The boy ate the mushroom cream sauce and said its amazing and came back for more!!!!

Dessert section:

There's a salad bar as well with a rather big selection!

Chinese noodles section + roast meats

Indian station - paneer, dhal, veg curry, briyani etc

Naan, butter chicken, papadam (wanted to take the naan but it looks really oily!)

What's special is that they have satay & roti prata!!

Thai style fried fish

Bread counter + roast beef & yorkshire pudding

Dimsum selection here is rather wide for an international buffet comprising char siew bao, siew mai, har gow, veg dumpling, crystal dumplings, lor mai gai (if memory serves me right), in the middle is double boiled soup!

There's even an omelette station! Just like in breakfast buffets!

Ready-made salads

Topping + dressing selection

Bacon! Apparently this was vvvvv crispy!

Lamb Tagine (turkish!) - not bad but not aromatic enough for me

Fried mee tai mak! Another thing you dont see often in buffets

I suggest taking macarons early if you like them 'cos they replace it with sth else when they run out!

Chocolate tart next to it is really really good

Their chocolate cakes are generally all v good! Love the crunchy base and decadent chocolate :)

Carrot cake (the one right at the back) - not bad

Fruit tart (small round one) - nice tart base

Fruit tarts (triangle slices in middle) - nice tart base too!

Cake on the right (red mousse layer one) - didnt like this at all, tastes weird

Green one right in front - nice mix of flavours!

Mushroom cream pasta the boy liked

We also celebrated a birthday there and they gave us a complimentary cake that was quite delicious!! Many other tables celebrated birthdays there and the staff will sing you a bday song too :) Service was quite good, complimentary parking available! Water wasnt constantly refilled but plates were cleared on time. 

Generally I'd say there is definitely variety at The Line, food quality wise is okay for the variety of food! Desserts are definitely good here. Cold seafood - great selection as well! So I'd say well if variety is what you're looking for, The Line may just be it!

The Line

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Valentine's Day Menus 2013

Hello everyone!!! This is a post consolidating whatever Valentine's Day menus I can find on the world wide web so that its easier for y'all to choose where to have your Vday meals this year :) Okay there are certainly MANY more restaurants but that's all I have for today! Will update if I see anything interesting/have time :)


Afternoon Tea

The Pavilion
The Sentosa Beufort Hotel
6371 1421
There are 2 choices!
1) Chocolate & Berry Afternoon -> 3 tier chocolate & berry afternoon tea (Valrhona chocolates, raspberries, strawberries etc)
$18++ per person

2) Valentine's Chocolate Fondue -> Choose from dark, milk or white chocolate accompanied by choc brioche, strawberry, marshmallow & brownie
$25++ per set from 2.30-10.30pm

Tea Lounge
The Regent Singapore
6725 3245
$42++ per guest
Heart-shaped strawberry scones, dainty foie gras terrine w apricot on brioche, asparagus + raclette cheese tart and end on a sizzling note with a slice of Amedei Chocolate and Chilli Cake


Amara Hotel
Lunch: 12-4pm $42++ Adult/$28++ Child

Dinner: 6.30-10pm $68++ Adult/$30++ Child
Including glass of house pour wine/Mirinda orange and a stalk of rose for the ladies
6879 2607

The Terrace
The Sentosa Beufort Hotel
Buffet Dinner including freshly shucked oysters, char-grilled flank steak, sumac scented salmon etc
End the meal with desserts including american strawberry shortcake, whipped chocolate & earl grey, crepe suzette, pink chocolate fountain and dragon fruit panna cotta
$75++ per person
6371 1414

The Regent Hotel
6725 3232
$128++ per guest (Appetiser + dessert buffet featuring a Crudo & Seafood bar, Caviar Station and 20 types of Italian Cheeses. For mains -> Roasted Wagyu Sirloin or homemade lobster & porcini ravioli

Below $100 per person

Alphabet Bar
Amara Hotel
$68++ per person
Including glass of house pour wine and a stalk of rose for the ladies
6879 2609

Rocks Urban Grill + bar
2 Marina Boulevard
#02-01/02 The Sail @ Marina Bay
6438 4404

Au Chocolat
Marina Bay Sands
6688 7227
$88++ per person

Au Jardin (lunch)
12noon to 2pm last seating
$65++ per person
(must email the reservation form with credit card details to restaurant before 6 Feb to confirm a spot!)

Nice ambience

Two seatings: 6.30pm or 9pm
21 Duxton Hill
6323 3353

Saint Pierre 
$188++ per person
3 Magazine Road #01-01
6438 0887

db Bistro Moderne
$148 per person
from 5.30pm
6688 8525

The Garden
The Sentosa Beufort Hotel
$290++ per couple (limited to 10 couples)
Includes half bottle of Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne and a rose for the lady
6371 1130

The Cliff ultimate indulgence!
The Sentosa Beufort Hotel
4 course dinner with a rose for the lady $430++ per couple
6 course dinner with seating at lower terrace + six roses for the lady $580++ per couple (limited to 7 tables only)
Both packages include a half bottle of Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne
For instant reservations, please visit the website here
6371 1425

Au Jardin
Table at Balcony $560 for 2 persons
Table at Main Dining Hall $460 for 2 persons
Both options come with Bruno Paillard, Brut Premiere Cuvee Rose champagne (2 halves and 1 halves respectively)
How to make reservation?
1) Check availability with restaurant at 6466 8812
2) Make a tentative booking
3) Making appointment to visit restaurant to make full payment & select your preferred dining table - first come first served
4) Reservation confirmed

Alkaff Mansion
6510 3068
$138++ per person

21 Club Street
6 Course Set Dinner served w a flute of Prosecco & gourmet coffee/tea
$148++ per person
6224 3534

Singapore National Museum
$108++ per pax
6336 8770


$330++ per person inclusive of a glass of Krug
9199 9008

Singapore Flyer
They have different types of "flights" available and it's best you check it out on their website yourself!

Stellar 1 Altitude
Valentine's Day Set Dinner (includes a Couple's Yusheng since it coincides with CNY!)
$190++ per pax window seating
$160++ per pax non-window

Salt grill & Sky Bar
$400++ per couple
6592 5118
Ion Orchard #55-01


70 Collyer Quay #02-02
Customs House
6533 3471
$148++ per person

Thursday, January 10, 2013


This restaurant has been on my list ever since it popped up on Facebook showing pictures of bread and saying that something will be opening soon! Finally had a chance to make it down to this restaurant after so long! This is by the folks behind Hummerstons.

The shop is not very big, but has a nice chillax atmosphere to it. Simple, some vintage items here and there, I especially love this green vintage sofa at the corner, and good food! John Mayer's constantly being played there too haha. Some of the tables are old sewing machines, kinda like Carpenter and Cook but less vintage-y look.

On to what they have to offer! Their menu is shown on their website, but I'll just put it here for easier reference! All pics are taken from their wordpress website which you can access here.

They also have a daily specials board and I saw pasta on that! 

Bread Platter with choice of 3 Dips

The good friend T and I decided to share this bread platter even though we just had lunch haha and we were pleasantly surprised! From top to bottom, the dips are:

1) Hummous Zaatar (Chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon, zaatar spice, cashews): I think artichoke does a much nicer version as this doesnt really have as strong a flavour as artichoke's but it was still passable!

2) Romesco (Roasted red peppers, almonds, balsamic, garlic): this was my fav outta the lot I think! Slightly tangy, slightly grainy in terms of texture and a complex flavour that is hard to describe. Nothing v mindblowing though just a simple dip done really well.

3) Aged cheddar pimento cheese (oak smoked cheddar, scallions, roasted red peppers): this has a really strong cheese taste so beware! 

Breads: I think we were given baguette, a wholemeal one w sunflower seeds and sourdough. All 3 were toasted till their crusts were super crispy!! We really loved the bread! Just listening to it crack when one breaks it apart makes us so happy haha. Toasted warm as well so it was a real joy to it! Nice good bread here. 4.4/5

Maccha Jasmine Cake
$4.50 (I think it was $4.50 not v sure!)

The green tea flavour definitely shone through but not the jasmine though. Its kinda like a green tea cheesecake? The crust below is not your usual kinda crust but more crumbly and comes apart really easily. Overall, a rather enjoyable cake! 4/5

This is a nice place to chill or catch up with someone but its rather out of the way at Valley Point haha. Will most likely be back to try the salads!

croute by hummerstons
491 River Valley Road, Valley Point
Mon-Sun 9am-8pm

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