[Singapore] Buffet Lunch at Café Brio’s (Cafe Brio) (Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore)
There is a one-for-one promo this month (Oct 2008) for Standard Chartered Bank credit card members and so I thought I will try out the buffet there. During the promo, you pay S$44 (b4 tax n stuff) for two if you do their buffet lunch from Mon-Thu … good deal… hehe
When I went, they were having the annual Oktoberfest thingy so there were quite a bit of western (German?) food, which was great! Buffets being so bad for the waistline, one needs to learn to be more discerning … so I skipped most of the local food which I didn’t think I will miss anyway. Lookie at what we ate!
This is the first plate of food I had. Can you tell I love Japanese food?
And you can always tell from photos the first plate of buffet food – it’s usually not the best photo & the food is haphazardly arranged. Chop chop take photo and eat! And I kindly sneak in a slice of salmon for B even though I don’t eat raw salmon, thereby permanently scarring my photo above, only to find out that…
B took a mountain of salmon sashimi! He must be less hungry (i.e. greedy) than me because the arrangement looks better than mine.
Seafood galore – My allowable daily limit of 3 prawns (allergy) and oysters – very fresh! Yummy! :XO:
Our second helping of fresh oysters. Taking the oysters is really challenging … because they run out soon after being topped up. I’ve seen hungry ghosts hanging at the oysters stand waiting for it to be topped up =( We sat outside and because it was a distance to the buffet stand, the oysters tray was always empty when we visit. But no regrets about sitting outside because there is natural lighting for photography, lots of fresh air & it’s also more romantic and quiet; it’s a total battlezone inside there. So if you go there, remember to take the oysters first if you see them – they run out so quickly – but be considerate and leave some for the other diners ok? =P
Did you see the little prawn at the back? I snuck in one more prawn to push my daily limit hehe
L- background, 4 types of German sausages (including beer favor!) and front, codfish with mushroom sauce. There are times when I don’t like codfish if it’s not done well, but I like this one!
R, top – some (oxtail?) soup which B said is nice. There are actually two types of soup that day but I forgot to take!; R, bottom – assorted food
Roasted beef with sauteed vegetables and roasted potatoes. They have a roasted beef section where they slice a rack of beef on the spot. Everything on this plate is delicious, I like it!
Some German/western fare. In the background of the plate there is some pesto and stuff.
Dessert Time – B took so much desserts! Frankly I dunno what most of them are but they tasted nice. Does B know a bit about food styling? This ‘mess’ he arranged on the plate looks quite stylish to me.
More desserts – (L) served in little glasses, R(top) – decadent cheesecake, R(bottom) – Jelly with raspberry
So proud of this ice cream … because I decorated it :P Isn’t it pretty? :P :|
Corny Convo during mealtime
Me: Why are there macarons? I don’t see any at the buffet table …
B: Have … It’s on top of the tiramisu…
Me: What, you took that! Isn’t it for decoration! *Staring at evidence of brown pastry specks on the macaron*
B: It’s for eating anyway … don’t worry ^_^
And hence this macaron will forever be known as “the one with a dubious origin” =x
But at least we had a ‘rare item’ that day =p
So anyway, this macaron is so tall and fat, it was worth risking our lives for =D
The most exciting part of the lunch was not the food though. A doggy fell into the canal and its worried owner have to guide it back to shore. It was a loooong swim, almost 10 minutes, and everyone of us who was seated outside was more interested in watching the dog swim back than eating. The doggy looks entirely happy doing dog paddle in its huge private swimming pool, while the owner really looked like he was worried sick … hehehe … yep the doggy finally made it back to safety – a wonderful conclusion to a nice alfresco lunch! :up:
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