Merry Christmas to everyone! (:
Spent a great Christmas a few days ago with Salvo at SJ’s place, had loads of fun and laughter and these people are really awesome 😀 ❤
Met up with my mini tension to visit two awesome places for lunch and dessert on Boxing Day 😀
Located in V Hotel, we were a little lost among the throng of people in the hotel since it was boxing day, but we managed to find our way through the crowd and settled ourselves in the restaurant.
We were the only customers when we were there, and with soft rock music playing in the background, it felt very cosy and we enjoyed the atmosphere a lot (: Loved the records they had on the wall 😀
We were then given the menu that looks awesome, for the record 😀
And while we were looking for the drinks menu, I didn’t realise we had to look inside the record!
The menu looks so cool hehe ^^
We made our choices really quickly as yours truly did some research beforehand and we decided which were the must-haves pretty quickly (:
First up, the appetizers!
Cheese Fries ($8.00++)
Buffalo Wings ($10.00++)
The cheese fries were great because there were cheese everywhere. You know how some places have cheese fries with only the top layer covered with cheese and the bottom becomes plain? Well the ones here have cheese inside as well, and it was heavenly! Only thing is that you’ve got to eat it really fast while it’s hot because it starts turning soggy once the cheese cools.
Loved Timbre’s Buffalo Wings which was an all-time favourite though I didn’t really get to try the blue cheese dip because I had a phobia D: Maybe next time
Lo and behold! The best of both worlds, with Timbre’s signature Roasted Duck Pizza topped with Hoisin Sauce and Pohpiah skin, and the Goodfellas! ($24.00++ for Half and Half)
Duck pizza was a good mix of savoury and sweet with the hoisin sauce, and I loved how thin the crust was (: Duck was tender, and I couldn’t stop pinching the pohpiah skin off the plate heh.
Goodfellas Pizza, was basically Cereal Prawns on a pizza crust. A little disappointing despite rave reviews, mainly due to the soggy cereal bits which were too sweet, and there were too little prawns. There were barely any spiciness as mentioned, so it was a tad bit disappointing ):
Service was so-so, we were the only patrons, but I had difficulties trying to locate a service staff because they seemed to be hiding behind their bar counters.
Still, I think it’s worth a try! (:
Address: Level 4, V Hotel (Turn out from Exit B from Lavender MRT and enter the hotel)
Tel: 6296 1622
Order Hotline: 6352 6266 (For delivery!-60-90 mins upon confirmation)
Operating hours : Monday to Sunday 12pm to 2:30pm & from 6pm to 10pm
We then set off to Antoinette nearby for dessert, loved the decor in the store, and look at what we ordered! ^^
Clockwise from the top:
Strawberry Shortcake ($9.00++)
Fluffy sponge cake, with light whipped cream and the slightly sour strawberries, it was delicious and it really hit the spot when you need a sweet fix.
Religieuse of Caramel with fleur de sel ($8.00++)
There was a fluffy tart covered with caramel, but I felt that it was a tad too sweet that it overpowered my senses. My advice would be to leave it for the last, or not have it in between other desserts as it would rob the sweetness of the desserts after.
Le Royale ($8.00++)
A great choice for a chocolate lover, and the wafer like thins in the cake provided great comfort for the chocolate based cake. The sponge was fluffy enough for my liking, and I enjoyed this so much! 😀
The signature dessert, and my personal favourite 😀 Loved how the raspberry jam merged well with the fragrant earl grey after taste in the cake, and it was a very subtle flavour that left in my mouth even for a while after I had finished the cake. It’s definitely a must-have in Antoinette!
What impressed me was really the efficiency of the staff, as well as the decor and the other little details. Their toilets had a Victorian touch to it, and it was really pretty! Enjoyed my dine-in experience at Antoinette, and I’d advice you to try it someday (:
Address: 30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street), Singapore 208188 and 3 other locations
Monday to Thursday – 11am to 10pm (Last order 9.30pm)
Friday and eve of public holidays – 11am to 11pm (Last order 10.30pm)
Saturday – 10am to 11pm (Last order 10.30pm)
Sunday and public holidays – 10am to 10pm (Last order 9.30pm)
Once again, Merry Christmas folks! ❤