Ready to fill your bellies?
We scope out four new hotel spreads to check out this month:
Hearth & Heat at The Carvery
Carnivorous folks, this is one buffet you don’t want to miss. Every weekend, from now till 30 June, The Carvery will be serving up a mouthwatering variety of meats and dishes from their brand new wood-burning Argentinian grill. Using both Mesquite and Hickory firewood for the meats, the grilled meats are imbued with a tantalisingly smoky flavour. Some of the meats you’ll want to zero in on include the Argentinian Ribeye, which is not commonly found in Singapore restaurants but is renowned for its robust flavour and high Omega-3 fatty content. Other outstanding dishes include the Hickory pulled pork, which is best paired with the sinful-but-oh-so-yummy fried bun, and the Australian Lamb Shoulder, which has been lavishly marinated with herbaceous garlic, rosemary, and thyme.
Apart from the meats, leave some room for the side dishes and desserts. My favourite side dish is the bean stew, where nutty and creamy borlotti beans are sauteed, braised, and stewed to delicious umami perfection. For desserts, the kitchen team have kept to familiar favourites such as the English trifle, spiced apple crumble, and carrot cake, which make for a soul-satisfying sweet ending to a hearty feast.
The Carvery is located at Level 7 Park Hotel Alexandra, Tel: 6828 8880. Hearth & Heat is available for dinners on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday, and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday, from now till 30 June. Prices start at $52++ for adults and $32++ for children under 12 for lunch, and $62++ for adults (inclusive of one Asahi beer) and $32++ for children under 12 for dinner.
Themed Buffets at J65
You could visit J65 at Hotel Jen Tanglin every day of the week and still get to enjoy a whole new buffet experience. That’s because the all-day-dining restaurant has just re-engineered their buffet dinner to include five different themes. On Sundays and Mondays, it’s the “International” Buffet, which comes with a generous selection of roasted prime beef ribs and Virginia honey lemon ham as well as Asian favourites like braised herbal duck, Kam Heong prawns, and Kungpao Squid. On Tuesdays, it’s “Colours of Asia”, where you’ll get to savour delicacies from our Asian neighbours, such as Indonesian Oxtail rendang, Thai steamed fish, and Malaysian Roti Canai.
Lobster lovers, clear your schedules on Wednesday because mid-week at J65 translates to lobsters from all over the world, prepared in all possible permutations. On Wednesdays, you can have this beloved crustacean baked, curried, stir-fried-grilled, in a paella or a soup, and many more. Yum-my!
On Thursdays, it’s “Live Barbecue” night, which offers an impressive selection of meats and seafood such as pork belly, beef ribs, Prawn Masala, black pepper crab, and so on. On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s “Seafood Mania”. Go crazy with the staggering selection of seafood, featuring Alaskan Crab, Mud Crab, Boston Lobster, fresh prawns, mussels, and clams, as well as an entire station dedicated to fresh oysters from Australia.
J65 is located at Level 1, Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, Tel: 6831 4374. The above themed buffets are priced at $55++ per person from Sundays to Tuesdays and $65++ from Wednesdays to Saturdays. Enjoy a special introductory discount when you book online via hoteljen.com/bookJ65
Feast 66 Buffet Lunch at Food Capital
The number 66 refers to the mind-boggling amount of food items you’ll get at Food Capital’s Saturday buffet lunch. Start your feast with some freshly shucked Irish and Canadian oysters or New Zealand mussels before moving on to the freshly sliced sashimi and assorted tempura at the Japanese station. For mains, choose from a wide selection of Asian and Western favourites. Popular items include the famous Singapore-style chilli crab served with crispy mantou, black pepper slipper lobster, as well as lamb and fish tikka ajwaini freshly prepared in the restaurant’s tandoor oven.
For European dishes, there’s the braised bobby veal shank served with premium red wine jus and truffle mashed potato, baked scallop thermidor with brandy flavoured butter, baked salmon with country tomato chutney and yoghurt with mixed olives, and many more. Of course, you can’t leave without trying the desserts. Sweet treats include raspberry green tea mousse with azuki bean, coconut panna cotta with passion fruit sauce, baked cheese cake, and freshly made waffles. Aahh, bliss.
Food Capital is located on the ground floor of Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Rd, Tel: 6233 1100. Feast 66 Buffet Lunch is available every Saturday from 12pm to 2.30pm, and prices start at $66++ for adults and $33++ for children.
Tiers Of Joy Afternoon Tea at Lime
If you work in the vicinity and are looking for a place outside of the office for a brainstorm session, why not consider PARKROYAL on Pickering’s Lime Restaurant? Available daily from 3pm to 6pm, the afternoon tea sets come with a mix of sweet and savoury snacks paired with your choice of specialty coffee or TWG tea. Nibble on some bite-sized shepherd’s pie or the refreshing snow crab with green apple open-face sandwich, or scarf down sweet treats such as the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cup with Gianduja Chantilly or the Coconut Pandan Mousse.
Lime is located at PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Tel: 6809 8899. Tiers of Joy Afternoon Tea is available at either $42++ (includes a high tea set, and a single serving of specialty coffee and TWG tea) or $48++( includes a high tea set, and unlimited servings of specialty coffee and TWG tea). Each high tea set serves two people.