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[Christmas 2016] Marriott Christmas Party!

It’s not yet Christmas but I’ve already attended a number of Christmas parties. Not that I am complaining of course, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Christmas season and if I could I’d be immersing myself in all things Christmas. Here are some pictures of the festive Christmas goodies we enjoyed at the party hosted by Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel a few weeks back. Nothing like a ballroom full of crazy and fun loving bloggers to keep the festive cheer up!

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Christmas Gifts of Magic at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Christmas Gifts of Magic at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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Capella Chef’s Table–Festive Afternoon Tea where you can decorate your own Gingerbread Man

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It’s my favourite time of the year again and I’m happy to report that Baby loves Christmas! We’d taken him to Capella Chef’s Table Festive Family Tea last weekend and he absolutely loved it! He was smiling and making excited noises the minute we stepped into Chef’s Table. I wouldn’t be surprised, I too was wowed by the festive Christmas decorations in the homely and cosy Chef’s Table. A pretty Christmas tree by the side, and Christmassy firs to adorn each table. Btw it was Baby’s first official “engagement”, and he behaved well! Smile Smile

Capella Festive Afternoon Tea

Dear Santa, I wish for many toys this Christmas and a real live Christmas tree!

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Here’s a picture of the very festive looking dessert tray, comprising Apricot Cardamom Chocolate Sacher, Lemon Curd Tartlet with Castanea Paste, Almond Marzipan Stollen and Dark Chocolate Cheese Cake with Gingerbread Crust.

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Grand Copthorne Afternoon Tea–Most value for money afternoon tea!

Let’s face it, having afternoon tea in Singapore in a nice comfortable setting such as a hotel doesn’t come cheap. A few dainty morsels perched on a three-tier tray plus a few cups of tea would normally set you back by about $30 – $40 per pax. So I was quite shocked to discover that Grand Copthorne’s afternoon tea costs only $38++ in total for TWO pax, with free flow coffee/tea!

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Look at this afternoon tea set, comprising fried chicken wings, dumplings, tuna croissants, salmon sandwiches, chicken pies, cakes, macarons, éclairs and nyonya kueh, it’s quite substantial for afternoon tea right??? I did a quick poll of some of my friends and they guessed that this would cost $40 per pax! Granted the nibbles may not be the most expensive of items (ie not foie gras etc), but still, I really do think this is a good deal.

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Mandarin Orchard Triple Three–Hokkaido Harvests limited time only buffet!

If you’re looking for a great sushi and sashimi buffet where you can eat to your heart’s content, you are in luck because from 19 – 30 Oct 2016, Mandarin Orchard Triple Three’s buffet will feature goodies specially flown in from Hokkaido. You’ll be able to savour sashimi such as Ebi (Shrimp), Hamachi (Yellowtail), Taraba-gani (King Crab), Shirotsubu Sakamushi (White Top Shell), Zuwai Gani (Snow Crab) and bowls of Hokkaido Chirashi, amongst its usual buffet favourites.

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There are also cooked items from Hokkaido such as Japanese Wagyu Beef, Hokkaido Beef Curry, Madara Agedashi Shirako (Deep Fried Codfish Sperm), flavourful Hokkaido Ramen Noodles, sizzling teppanyaki, Onsen Tamago with Uni (Soft Boiled Egg with Sea Urchin) and even Hokkaido Cheese tarts!

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Free flow Foie Gras and Wagyu beef at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s Borderless Sunday Brunch Buffet!

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These days with so many F&B restaurants sprouting up just about every other day, it’s not enough to simply serve decent food. Each F&B needs to boast its own unique selling point to entice customers to give it a try, and to keep them coming back. This is probably even more pertinent for buffets, where it costs a pretty penny to enjoy one, so people tend to be even more discerning.

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I think Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s Borderless Sunday Brunch might have just hit on a winning formula via these 4 areas. Btw they call it borderless because you get to experience 3 different F&B outlets in 1 buffet, ie

  • Food Capital buffet restaurant – a buffet only restaurant on other days
  • Grissini Italian Grill Restaurant – specialising in antipasti and hearty Italian favourites, not forgetting the Josper Grill meats
  • Tempo Bar – signature cocktails

1. Free flow Foie Gras and Wagyu Beef

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Yes I kid you not. The rest of the buffet offerings is not as extensive as the name suggests, but then again, do you need an extensive buffet spread if you already have foie gras and wagyu beef in unlimited quantities????

2. Grilled meats from Josper Oven

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Speaking of the Josper Oven, that itself is another reason to check out Grand Copthorne’s buffet. The Josper Grill to chefs is like a Ferrari to car lovers. The Josper oven combines an oven and grill in one and is fired by charcoal and flavoured wood to bring out the aroma and texture of the ingredients.

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