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St Regis Afternoon Tea Dance

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If you’ve been looking for a good place to have a spot of afternoon tea, you might just want to consider the Grand Astor Afternoon Tea. Did you know, the afternoon tea ritual is a social institution and a gastronomic affair practiced at all St. Regis addresses worldwide? It’s a cherished ritual I certainly wouldn’t mind partaking in every weekend. Couldn’t think of a better way to spend my weekend in fact, with a loved one or good friends of course. Smile

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At St Regis’s Brasserie Les Saveurs restaurant, you will be served an elegant quintessential three-tiered silver stand with classic finger sandwiches like sliced tomato and cucumber, and smoked salmon and dill cream cheese. Heartier bites like pot pie and quiche of the day will also be available. And this is of course paired with your selection from 24 TWG exclusive tea blends or a St Regis custom blended fragrant coffee.

Brasserie Les Saveurs Afternoon Tea (28)

But wait, that’s not all, because there is a scone bar featuring both sweet and savoury scones! Last I counted, there were 6 different flavours of scones to choose from such as the St Regis classic scones, pesto parmesan, black current & lemon, pistachio and cranberry and even Perrigord black summer truffle scones! This comes complete with pots of various jams, as well as the mandatory clotted cream!

Brasserie Les Saveurs Afternoon Tea (12)

It doesn’t end there because there is still the dessert counter with exquisite looking cakes and pastries that are just toooooo pretty to eat! I spent a good amount of time just hovering over the dessert counter taking picture after picture because the cakes were so delectable looking.

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Brasserie Les Saveurs Christmas Dinner

St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs - Chocolate mousse, hazelnut feuilletine, gingerbread sorbet (6)

It’s less than 20 days to Christmas! Have you made plans for Christmas yet? Be it a sit-down home-cooked meal, a party at a friend’s place, or dinner at a fancy restaurant, DO SOMETHING and let your hair down! It’s the festive season and it would be a pity to spend it like any other day. Make the holidays count! It’s no secret that I love Christmas time. I love all the pretty lights and I love the idea of giving and receiving presents. That’s the very reason why I chose to get married in December (although I am beginning to realise that it ain’t that great an idea….no time to enjoy the festivities!)

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If you wanna surprise a special someone, at a really special and romantic restaurant, you may like to consider Brasserie Les Saveurs at the St Regis. It is the most romantic, pretty and posh restaurant I have dined at, really it is the whole package! Of course it doesn’t come cheap, but it’s a once a year thing, I say go for it!

Lucky me, this Christmas tasting is my 2nd visit to Brasserie Les Saveurs! The first time, I enjoyed a lovely 3 course dinner during Restaurant Week with my BFF. It was an amazing experience and I’m glad to report back that the feeling hasn’t changed even after my 2nd visit. This is what is in store for you if you go for the St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs Christmas Eve dinner. SmileSmileSmile

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Christmas Eve 7- course Degustation Dinner, 24th December 2012
7pm to 12midnight (last order 10.30pm),
$208++ with one complimentary glass of champagne or $268++ with wine pairing

St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs - Champagne

St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs - Mini Baguette with French Butter (2)

Beurre D’Isigny

You know you’re in for a treat when the dinner starts with a lovely mini baguette with decadent French butter. Beurre is French for butter and only butter from Isigny can be labelled to be from Isigny, just like Champagne!

St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs -Pan Seared Foie gras, butter squash puree, apple and celeriac chutney, duck vinaigrette

Can you guess what this is?

St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs - Hokkaido Scallop tartare, caviar, sea urchin, rouille toast (2)

Hokkaido Scallop tartare, caviar, sea urchin, rouille toast

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Brasserie Les Saveurs – Restaurant Week March 2012

After a not so spectacular Restaurant Week experience a year ago at Magma restaurant, I skipped the next Restaurant Week event. I wasn’t planning on going for this year’s Restaurant Week either, but when Amex sent me an enticing email saying “PRORITY BOOKINGS ENDS TONIGHT!”, I succumbed and clicked on the email….just to you know, check out the restaurants without really intending to make a reservation.

I was actually still mixed after perusing the list of restaurants. I asked the Partner if he would like to go and he said “OK but you decide on the restaurant”, which totally didn’t make things any easier. I casually told a friend who was on MSN about Restaurant Week and to my surprise he was keen to attend! Not only was he keen, he didn’t mind going on a Monday night to a restaurant that listed its menu as “Surprise Menu”. OK fine let’s just plunge in and hope for the best! So with trepidation, I clicked “Book table for 2 at St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs”.

Brasserie Les Saveurs Restaurant Week Menu

I am so glad we went for Restaurant Week cuz the meal we had at Brasserie Les Saveurs was totally fantastic. The ambience was good, the food was good, the service was good. Really I couldn’t ask for more, except perhaps a little more lighting because the food photos didn’t turn out too good. But then again, more lighting would have changed the mood of the place. Next time I’ll bring a torch.

Normal Restaurant Set Dinners are at $35++ each, but St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs is considered as one of the high end restaurants so an additional $20++ was imposed. Still, it’s worth the money as most of the ala carte main courses are well over $40++ already.

Brasserie Les Saveurs - Trio of chocolate mousse with coffee ice-cream and pepper anglaise sauceHave to start with a picture of dessert first even if I ate dessert last.

Brasserie Les Saveurs - Bread Basket (2) The usual bread basket served before the commencement of the meal. Bread was nice and warm in its covered basket. Love the tub of French butter provided! Decadence! My friend polished it off entirely.

Brasserie Les Saveurs - Gaspacho Amuse Bouche Amuse bouche of gaspacho served. Refreshing vegetable concoction with a dollop of cream. The cream is supposed to be mixed into the gaspacho but it was so lovely I couldn’t stop eating it on its own.

Brasserie Les Saveurs - Foie Gras Terrine - Duck Foie Gras Terrine and Roasted Figs with Balsamic vinegar and Mesclun Salad (2) Duck Foie Gras Terrine and Roasted Figs with Balsamic vinegar and Mesclun Salad. Heavenly melt in the mouth rich duck foie gras. Brioche was provided but I felt it was just in the way of me enjoying the terrine in all it’s naked glory. I had to stop myself from finishing it all off or I would be too full to enjoy the main course. I didn’t let the waitstaff clear it either until after desserts, just IN CASE. My dining companion sniggered at me for consuming so much fat. Ya lah he had the healthy soup for starters, but need I remind him that he ate the entire tub of butter?

Brasserie Les Saveurs - Spicy Roasted Tomato Soup with olives and basil (2)-tile   Spicy Tomato soup with olives and basil. Soup came separately from the condiments! I had a spoonful and thought it to be delightfully refreshing with a nice sour tang from the tomatoes.

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Unsung Hand Model

Good food photography maketh a good food blog, but if you can’t afford that DSLR, what else can you do to improve your photos? Why, you get a hand model of course. In this regard, I have to say I managed to snag one of the best hand models in town. :) And that’s none other than the Partner himself. Here are some of the best photos from his portfolio. If you want to hire him, that can be arranged, payment made out to me.

Burghound in Asia Wine Tasting

Here’s him swirling the wine and trying to ascertain the fruitiness, smokiness, age, blah blah blah…

Landing Point - Flat White

Here’s him pouring milk into the coffee

Landing Point - Flat White (2)

Not quite done with the coffee, putting sugar cubes in now…

Regent Hotel Weekend Afternoon Tea - Cup of tea for you Madam

More pouring…this time with two hands

Carrot Cake

The hand model providing a good backdrop

Soho7 - Cappucino

Nothing like a hairy arm to provide some contrast….

Well, whaddya think? Do we have a deal?

Burghound in Asia wine tasting at St Regis

A colleague of mine gave me some tickets to attend the Burghound in Asia wine tasting session last month held at the St Regis Hotel. I was supremely elated at the opportunity because St Regis is a really nice hotel, and also because of the wine of course!

St Regis Hotel - Li Chen's Dragon Riding Bodhisattva

Li Chen’s Dragon Riding Bodhisattva in front of the St Regis Hotel. I don’t think I’ll ever appreciate these black statues. They look like monstrosities if you ask me. However I do know of people who when they see these statues, it’s like love at first sight. My ex-boss being one such person, he has 1 in his house.

Burghound in Asia Wine Tasting (3)

We tried 7 wines in total. To be frank, I can’t really tell the difference between very similarly tasting wines, although I can still differentiate between the very distinct ones. I took only a few sips of each as I have this problem of getting red very easily. Once, during an office party, the boss brought an expensive bottle of wine to share. I took 2 sips and became red soon after and everyone thought I’d chugged down half a bottle!

Burghound in Asia Wine Tasting (4) Burghound in Asia Wine Tasting (5)

My hand model demonstrating how to swirl the wine in the glass.

Burghound in Asia Wine Tasting (2)

The 3 experts dishing out expert comments

Burghound in Asia Wine Tasting

 St Regis Hotel - Tea break area

Tea, coffee and some refreshments were provided

Cup of tea with 2 sugar squares

Had to have a cup of tea to dilute the alcohol in me. Love those square sugars with a hole in the centre, so unique! I placed them nicely in this manner for the photo. The Partner did not realise this and thought they were cookies and ate 1!!!

St Regis Hotel - Lovely centrepiece

Love this centrepiece flower arrangement. Brightens the whole place and it looks so welcoming.

St Regis Hotel - Entrance of Brasserie Les Saveurs

St Regis Hotel - The Drawing Room

When I grow up, I’m going to have a Drawing Room in my house as well.

St Regis Hotel - Rest and Relax area 

St Regis Hotel - The Ladies!

St Regis Hotel - The Drive-In

Naked lady statue staring at you as you wait for your Rolls Royce. Tsk, Jeeves is late again.

St Regis Hotel - Stones in the fountain

Just couldn’t capture a sharper image of this fountain pool with little rocks in them.

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St Regis Singapore

29 Tanglin Road Singapore,  247911

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Phone: (65) 6506 6888

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