Can you believe that itâ€™s going to be Christmas soon? Itâ€™s cliched to say this but seriously, where has the time gone? I was looking through my photo archives and reminiscing the celebration we had for Edwardâ€™s 2nd birthday, when I realised that in just a few months time, itâ€™ll be time to celebrate his 3rd birthday!Â Where has the round headed baby gone?
Speaking of celebrations, hereâ€™s how we celebrated his 2nd birthday, over afternoon tea at the Swissotel Merchant Court. An apt time to be posting this because I often associate cosy afternoon tea sessions with Christmas time. Apart from Christmas posts, youâ€™ll be seeing more afternoon tea and staycation posts now that itâ€™s the holiday period! I certainly hope you love the Christmas period as much as I do.
Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar serves a Peranakan inspired afternoon tea, available daily from 3pm â€“ 5pm. Nyonya savouries such as petite braised pork bely in steam leaf bun, otak otak on toast, sambal ayam panggang sandwiches and freshly made kueh pie tee to name a few, will be served on a tiered platter. When we were there earlier this year, they also had a Western afternoon tea set, so we asked them to mix and match the items. The food you see below is for a 2 persons order. My parents came to join us for the cake cutting and candle blowing!
The cake is a strawberry shortcake from Flor Patisserie, my favourite flavour from there. Of course it doesnâ€™t matter what flavour the birthday boy likes, it matters more what his mother likes since Iâ€™m the one paying the bill!!!
Happy Birthday Edward!
Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar
20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
Tel : 6239 1847/1848