Sunday, February 26, 2006
Been wanting to check out one of the chocolate buffets offered at a number of 5 star hotels in town, so it was off to the Fullerton Hotel's weekend special. Their chocolate buffet is only offered on Friday and Saturday evenings (8 to 11pm) and costs $32 per person before tax. A glass of champagne or dessert wine is also offered at extra charge.
The chocolate buffet filled me up really fast - my strategy was to go for the larger slices of cake before moving onto smaller delicacies and saving the chocolate fountain and its refreshing fruits for last :) But special mention goes to the Fullerton Chocolate Cake which was rich with fudge and nutty layers. It did me in completely and my mouth retained the bittersweet taste of chocolate for the rest of the evening! The other novelty would be the station where the chef whipped up hot cocoa using some exotic Venezuelan chocolate containing 72% cocoa that I'd chosen....mama mia!!
stormiii at 8:29 pm
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Hasta la vista!
stormiii at 1:50 am
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Mom gone PRO
Last weekend was also the first time Singapore's Chingay Parade came to the "heartlands" and my humble little neighbourhood was chosen with two others to host a series of float parades and cultural performances from the main event held at Orchard Road each year after Chinese New Year. Dad and I went down to the hub around 8pm, only to discover that the actual programme started at 9.30pm onwards :( Anyway, the infamous getai, dragon dances and fun fair were already underway. Dad was most tickled by the sight of Primary School girls wolfing down their char siu fan and perspiring in their make up and costumes at the same time, while I was feeling sorry for the groups of teenagers who had to double up as crew for the Guinness World record attempt for the most number of balloons POPed in one minute ;P
stormiii at 7:16 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
All the better to love you, my dear
Was checking up on the latest eating spots at Slightly Pretentious Food when I came across this link to a quirky series of food art. The ingenuity of it actually reminds me of "Wallace & Gromit" :D
stormiii at 11:30 pm
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Chinese New Year traditions
Unlike most Singaporeans, I only have two or three homes to visit during the first few days and its a typical clan gathering on both sides of the family. This year, I've decided to showcase the delightful dishes that my Mom and maternal grandma prepare without fail, and with much love.
stormiii at 11:10 pm
Sunday, February 05, 2006
A prelude to the Chinese New Year celebration weekend - I finally cashed in my lucky draw prize at the Copthorne Kings for a one night's stay plus breakfast for two :)
Of course, the party was incomplete without my bevy of gorgeous gurls and here's what we got up to: manicure salon, make-up salon, dinner at Mamma Lucia's at Robertson Walk (I was craving for home-made pasta but their Cavatelli alla Vongole was way too salty!) and to top it all... dancing the night away at Zouk!
Except that we ended up sitting the night away as the house music at Zouk was only fit for chickens dancing on the two podiums in the main arena. This was a Friday night and the crowd only started pouring in after midnight. Pretty obvious where the rest had defected to! Things were slightly better at Phuture but of course the guys just can't seem to leave us girls to our own fun!! So much for my first experience there...
Four hours of sleep later, we woke up bleary eyed but I was only too happy to dig into my pancakes :)
stormiii at 3:24 pm