Saturday, October 25, 2008

Weekend High Tea at The Dining Room

The waterfall, the high ceiling and the ample lighting through the glass panels make this a soothing place to laze around with a group of friends for a chat.

Starting from the left, the Cold Dyo station with Fruit Rojak + Condiments; the Savoury food section with Pandan Chicken, Seafood & Olive Fried Rice, Pyramid Indian Samosa with Mint Chutney and Mango Chutney, etc.

The reason for choosing a high tea buffet is for a wide array of dessert and for this Saturday, Sheraton Towers has Chocolate Fondue with Strawberry and Condiments, Banana Chocolate Éclairs, Baked Cheese Cake, Honey Madeline, Praline Crunches Chocolate Cake, Tropical Fruit Platter, Assorted Nonya Kueh & Indonesian Kueh lapis, a Waffle station with condiments, Refreshing Jelly with Aloe Vera, Longan, Durian Pengat, Rasin Scones, Bread & Butter (Apple & Pear) and Bubur Cha Cha.

Some of the dishes at a closer angle... Starting from the top left, Laksa with quail egg & prawn, Boutique Style open face sandwiches & assorted sandwiches, Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll with Roasted Duck and some food from the hot savoury station.

Note: There is a slight difference between the high tea for Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, Sheraton Towers’ famous Laksa and the Durian Pengat, a hand-made fresh mousse with palm sugar and fresh durian pulp will be served. As for Sunday, international spread which includes a selection of sashimi, prime rib of beef or crispy roast duck and apple strudel with vanilla cream sauce will be presented instead.

Weekend High Tea starts at 12pm to 4pm with the following pricing,
Saturday - $29.80 ++ (Adult), $15.00 (child)
Sunday - $32.80 ++ (Adult), $17.00 (child)
15% discount for Citibank, HSBC, DBS and AMEX
For UOB cards, the 7th person dines free with every 6 paying adults.

Fen's comments

Frankly speaking, I have emailed several hotels before I decided on Sheraton Towers. My eventual dilemma was between Hilton and Sheraton Towers for the former having the widest variety and the latter being the cheapest among my enquiries.

I really love the ambience of this place. There is no pressure to stay through the entire 4 hours block and the waterfall against the glass panel is really an eye-relaxing sight. As for the limited variety, I kinda expected it since I had their menu before hand.

Frankly speaking, I do like the selection, it is not excessive and thus one is able to try all dishes. Moreover, some of the dishes are pretty nice, namely the laksa, the chocolate praline cake, the bread pudding, pandan chicken and olive fried rice. I would say this is a pretty affordable buffet for a weekend gathering and wouldn't mind to drop by to try their durian cake.

The deciding factor of why I have chosen Sheraton Towers over Hilton was because of Camemberu's entry on her visit to Sheraton Towers.

Yuan's comments

If you are looking for variety and spread you are going to be disappointed. As the name implies, this is a high tea. A place whereby you laze around for the whole afternoon, sipping tea and enjoying the snacks. Hence do not expect lobster, prawns oysters etc. Instead expect snacks such as samosa, popiah and fried carrot cake.

There are 2 items which I would point out in this buffet that is a must try.

First is the pandan chicken. Very tender chicken marinated with satay sauce and wrap in pandan leaves - delicious.

Second is the chocolate hazelnut mousse. I must say this is one of the better chocolate mousse available, not too rich and has a nice thin layer of hazelnut praline. I must say that with this cake I am tempted to drop by sheraton towers to try their cakes.

The Dining Room
Sheraton Towers
39 Scotts Road
Singapore 228230
Tel: 6839 5621


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