The other eye sore that I had to do for the day before the wife gets angry. The stack of newspaper that I have been stacking on one of the tables at home. As I was clearing them, I was flipping the makan section and saw that Sheraton has a unique Japanese Afternoon Tea. I tip toe to the wife showing her the article. I have worked hard enough today, let’s go, I treat you. She gladly agreed and said she’ll call and see if there’s a table. To our horror, it seems that many people in Singapore don’t need to work, the place is fully booked! It’s the 2nd time in 2 weeks that we wanted to book something at Sheraton and it’s fully booked. (We found out it’s because of the various 1-for-1!)
Disappointed, sweaty and hungry, I was clearing my bag and saw the Supper Club card that was given to us sometime back. Basically it gives us discounts, if you are interested you can read it here. We haven’t been using it, and suddenly remembered the wife mentioned that she wanted to go there for Afternoon Tea. I dangled the card at her and she smiled. Yes yes, let’s go. Wait, let me call first, don’t want to have 2nd disappointment for the day, she said. Oh yes, there’s space for 2 of us. It starts at 3 pm.
So to ‘tong’ until 3pm, we opened our chocolate fridge and yup, indulged in some chocolates. Then showered, clean up and then we left the house.
I tell you, after a morning of polishing, I saw fine lines on this teapot and I wanted to polish it!
It’s clean and a few tiny lines outside doesn’t matter, I had to tell myself.
The afternoon tea here is called “The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea“.
We saw the tea menu and it had a nice selection of Black, Red, Green and White Tea. There are also tea blends. They source their tea from TWG. The Mrs had the Pai Mu Tan and I had Emperor’s White Garden Tea.
This is what greets you when you enter Brasserie Les Saveurs. It’s cakes and all kinds of sweets that reminds me of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Oh look, it’s a Stairway to Heaven!
Since I started with Joseph the musical, let me name more songs. Are you a Led Zappelin Stairway to Heaven person? Or Neil Sedaka Stairway to Heaven person? Or are you like me the Korean Drama Stairway to Heaven Drama person?
Ok, back to the food…..
No, we did not start eating desserts and cheeses first. It was too beautiful to miss. I took photos first because everyone, almost everyone was walking around with the mobile phones taking photos of themselves and their food. So it’s the best time to take without looking weird!
They have a selection of western, Asian and local sweets and savouries for you to indulge.
Guess what I spotted? If you have been following me on Instagram, you would know I have a soft spot for Curry Puffs! They are not hand twirled for the corners, but this vegetarian curry puff was really quite nice. It had the soft gooey flowy kind of texture inside. I think they don’t serve it daily. Everything changes depending on what the pastry chef feels like making.
If you are a scones person, you probably want to come here and have your afternoon tea here. 4 kinds of scones served on that day. I like the cranberry scones while the wife likes the pesto scones.
They rotate the flavours of the scones too. The Duck and Orange Peel scones were not available that day. Someone said the bacon ones were good too. Another time perhaps.
If clotted cream’s not for you, (it’s not for me, the wife loves it) there’s the honeycomb drip honey!
Or choose from 10 different jams / conserves.
Yes, I like my honey and lemon curd.
(ahem, yes this statement applies to my dining companion too and she’s reading this.)
On the menu we saw the ‘big’ word used to describe this.
Presenting the “Quintessential Three-Tiered Silver Stand”!
On the silver stand there’s the Pot Pie, Soup and Quiche of the Day and also with the classic finger sandwiches. That’s our pot pies and the carrot soup. Nice warm carrot soup, something I can try to replicate at home!
Here’s a peep into the Pot Pie. It’s chicken and mushroom and quite aromatic and flavourful.
The quiche of the day, I could not really catch what the serve staff said, but tasting it, it’s mushroom and we smell a bit of truffle too.
Two mouths of rice for the day came from the sushi. I can survive without rice for days, but when I saw the rice, I thought I will still have a bite! They serve the sushi in half portions! What an excellent idea!
They had live stations with someone making crepes and waffles as you order it.
Who can resist not ordering waffles?
I always pick the chocolates here. The one with the SR initials is the 64 Manjari Chocolate Ganache and is one of my favourite. White Chocolate with Sicilian Pistachio is nice too!
This made me laugh. I was thinking of having Chai Tow Kueh (Asian Carrot Cake) in the morning, but got to eat this Carrot Cake instead.
I took one of this because it’s pretty. Yes, admit it, there are things you pick to eat because it’s beautiful and you know people will be tempted on Instagram! LOL!!!
This last photo because I love ice cream / gelato and I can help myself to as many scoops of it.
The Yuzu sorbet is really really good. Help yourself to 2 scoops or more if you like it!
Something happened when we were asked for the bill. Something that was common when we were growing up, but seldom nowadays. Remember the old times that our parents used to foot the bills of their friends if they happen to dine at the same place. It happened to us. The wait staff said: “Sir, Mr S has foot the bill for you.” So ‘pai seh’, but thank you!
The afternoon tea here is priced at $48++ per person Sundays to Fridays.
On Saturdays, there’s a Tea Dance and it’s $58++.
Afternoon Tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs
St Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6888