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Summer High Tea Buffet.
"Did You Order The Code Red?!"
Red Espresso Tea Set (S$5 for tea only, S$9.50 as a set as seen above).
Brewed with South African Rooibos tea - which has zero caffeine and 5 times more antioxidants than green tea - this Red Latte tasted uncannily like our local teh tarik. It's made with fresh milk and not condensed or evaporated milk, and it was good! Yours truly downed 2 glasses! Tea is my poison. :) Besides this Red Latte, you can also choose from the Long Espresso (S$4.50); Red Cappuccino (S$5) and Fresh Red (S$6).
Panini Pressed Brioche + Red Espresso Jam.
A rich, caramely spread, very similar to our kaya (coconut jam) ... but made from - you guessed it - Rooibos tea again. The brioche was a delicious accompaniment! Put together, they tasted like yummy kaya french toast.
The Courtroom Courtyard Showdown
The Special Orders
Skinny Pizza, from a la carte menu (S$25 each).
Don't they all look alike? LOL. But like a mother who can tell her triplets apart, I'll identify them:
(Foreground) Salt Cod Brandade (S$25)
(Middleground) Grilled Figs With Parmesan Crumble (S$25), and
(Background) Ahi Taki (S$25).
They are called "skinny" because of their cracker-thin crusts, which of course, helps you stay, erm, skinny? I liked the Grilled Figs one best for its sweet-salty combo.
We also shared among us, desserts from the a la carte menu - a Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau (S$12 per slice), a Lemon Cake (S$12 per slice) and a Warm Strawberry Shortcake (S$9.50). But I found myself more enamoured with the asian-inspired desserts, like the Pandan Jelly Sponge (S$6) and the Mint Passionfruit Kachang (S$10):
Mint Passionfruit Kachang (S$10).
(Above) When served, (Below) After our merciless "cross examination".
A very clever re-make of our local Ice Kachang – passionfruit curd, ginger oat crumb and coconut sago, with coconut foam and mint granite toppings. We were quite intrigued with the coconut foam! This was, hands down, my favourite dessert of the day.
The Verdict - "I Want The Truth!"
Truffle Fries (S$9).
Of the many items we sampled, this was undoubtedly the scene stealer, for me at least. What, fries?! Absolutely. Laced with truffle oil, it was hard to ignore their heady, intoxicating, smoky aroma as they were placed on our table. And boy, were they utterly addictive! In fact, I called them our "palate cleansers" because we would snag a fry in between bites of everything we ate. So there you have it - the humble spud stole the show. And that's the honest truth.
"You can't handle the truth!"
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Sunday: 9am – 10.30pm
Many thanks to our effervescent hostess, Janet Lim of Spa Esprit Group, for the invitation and warm hospitality; and my fellow bloggers Aromacookery, Camemberu, Ladyironchef and The Hungry Cow for your great company!