Sharing with you a new quaint bistro my girlfriend and I visited which have just opened – The Gallery Bistro (part of the Saveur Group). Nestled inside the grand old dame of the former Supreme Court and City Hall.
Wine & Dine with a picturesque view of the Singapore skyline, whilst taking in the afterglow of the sunset lingering on the horizon and enjoy the cool evening breeze.
As an opening special each table reservation made by quoting “Amarone” entitles you to a bottle of Amarone della Valpolicella Wine at $55 which is a steal (normal price is $136) the red wine is smooth, easy to drink and doesn’t leave an after taste. The red wine goes well with everything – truffle fries, oysters and of course steak!
Food was delicious – good quality and portions are substantial. However menu selection can be improved – with more bar bites options like chicken wings, beef cubes, spam fries etc.
The ambience of the restaurant has a Parisian style vibe it would have been a scene right out of “Emily in Paris” if the fairy lights could be switched on.
The restaurant manager, Pauline and her crew deserve to be complimented! Everyone is treated like a VIP! Not only were they attentive, friendly, welcoming, patient and helpful in recommending options. They always serve with a smile (ok everyone is masked up but you can tell through their eyes and their bubbly voice when they serve they are smiling from behind the masks).
An unforgettable and memorable dining experience! We will definitely be coming back again!
P.S. From 16-27.Nov they have free half dozen oysters! Checkout their Facebook or Instagram for details!
Last Christmas holidays was spent in my favorite city – Bangkok the land of smiles.
Having heard rave reviews we decided to have an early Christmas dinner celebration at Le Petit Chef Sheraton Bangkok. I have booked us the 6-course menu.
When we arrived we were seated at the lounge, refreshments and hor d’oeuvres were offered whilst we wait to be ushered into the dining room.
Dishes were prepared in fusion style with a French base recipe and an Asian twist (Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indian) in my opinion would have been better if they stick to just one Asian style. Having so many different flavours you lose identity.
It was Natasha’s first fine dining experience, the cinematic and theatrical performance was spectacular, leaving her in awe. Seeing the animation come to live was engaging and fun.
Ben and her team provided an exceptional superb service we were treated like Kings and a Queens. We didn’t feel out of place at all Ben gave the narration in both Thai and English (her English was fluent and spoken with ease).
If you ask me was the price tag worth it? Well, not for the food – food was only so-so, don’t get me wrong the quality of the food is there but the way the dishes are prepared are not worth the price you are paying for. But the impeccable service we received from Ben and her team, the unique and unforgettable dining experience are all worth the price.
During Alegra Singapore’s opening I had the opportunity to try out some really yummy Thai food which I wanna share with you ~ Maanda Thai Cuisine.
As the saying goes we feast with our eyes first! Not only does the food look good it tastes good too very flavourful and authentic. The way the food was plated and the set-up shows how they take pride in offering nothing but the best.
The shrimp dip is to die for – goes well with everything!
The prawn cake donuts have whole prawns stuffed in them unlike the usual floury ones. Chicken wings were finger-licking good – crispy on the outside and juicy inside.
Papaya salad was refreshing a good appetiser to start off with.
I have a sweet tooth so my favourite was the emerald ruby!
Isn’t it cute they put them in shot glasses – drizzle some coconut milk and bottoms up!
It’s Natasha here, Mummy let me write my own post on her web 🥰
Today I’m going to tell you about my favourite hangout – Steakville! A hidden gem a midst the print shops in Sunshine Plaza. I usually go there after my dance classes, the place is very cozy. It was love at first bite, their steak are always perfectly cooked – on point every time I visit. Drinks options are abundance, after trying out several ones my go to is Yuzu Fizz.
I tried my first medium-rare on their special Brazilian Tenderloin it was great but I still prefer my steak doneness to be medium.
My favourite go to cut on my usual visit is the Hunter’s Ribeye!!
Oh they even had Mummy’s favourite pan seared foie gras.
Now desserts I have a sweet tooth and every meal have to end with desserts. They make a fantastic Milo Cheesecake which I’m craving for right now and haven’t eaten it for the longest time ever. The crust is savoury and sweet, the Milo doesn’t overpower the taste of the cheese😋
Their cranberry macaron are not only pretty they are delicious and not overly sweet.
June is the season where you will find an abundance of durian everywhere. The pungent aroma fills the air there is no escaping.
Recently my hubby found a contact who brings in fresh durians from a plantation in Malaysia into Singapore. He does delivery with a minimum order of 15kg. We decided to order a variety to try out.
Small Seed Durians has a light aroma, fleshy, pale yellow flesh, creamy with a bitter sweet taste and of course as the name depicts it has a small seed.
Golden Swallow Durians are very aromatic, interestingly comes always in a dual seed configuration, very bitter with a tinge of sweetness, when you bite onto it the creaminess oozes out and melts into your mouth. Its flesh is dark yellow and very fleshy too.
Mao Shan Wang Durians are very aromatic too, rich in flavour, bittersweet, fleshy and creamy. Its flesh is a bright yellow. This is by far the best of THE best amongst the rest. Once you have a taste of Mao Shan Wang you won’t want any other type of durians…mmmmm
The Small Seed Durians and Golden Swallow Durians are sold at SGD7 per KG. Mao Shan Wang is sold at SGD14 per KG. Quote “Phelix from Tampines”.
The much anticipated Angelina Café opened its door in Singapore on Friday 29 May 2015. Fortunately for me when we went there on Tuesday 02 June 2015 for dinner we weren’t greeted with massive long queue (which we heard from the staff due to the long weekend they had super long queues and the patrons were all disgruntled from waitin) and the lady in charge was able to let us pick a table we like for the night.
We wanted to order a bottle of champagne but were informed that they are still waiting for their liquor licence and thus in the interim no alcohol can be sold. To maintain the freshness and the quality of their pastries only a selection of pastries are made with limited quantities during the soft launch.
It was hard to decide what to have for dinner as everything on the menu sound so tantalizing, after much deliberations we decided on…
For me a meal is never complete without dessert….
I like the overall ambience – makes you feel you have transported to a Parisian Cafe in the heart of Paris. The service staff are extremely friendly and attentive.
Don’t be surprise you might just bump into me as this is one place I will be hanging out quite often!
Angelina Cafe is located at Capitol Piazza #01-82, 15 Stamford Road, opens daily from 11am – 9pm (last order 8:30pm)