Singapore turns a grand 50 this year, and a whole line up of activities seem to be planned around town just to mark the spirit of the occasion! Greenhouse at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will be participating in the festivities with an exciting promotion called the Celebrate & Dine 50 where all diners will enjoy the hotel’s buffet lunch priced at $50++ per adult from Mondays to Saturdays. It was such an attractive promotion that I decided to hold my 25th birthday at the Greenhouse. Definitely a worthwhile experience with a selection of quality dishes and variety amidst a gorgeous setting with the afternoon sun shining gently in. A buffet that is definitely well valued for the price!
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Start off the buffet spread with a selection of seafood on ice ranging from chilled Tiger Prawns, Mussels, Clam and Mud Crab. To the left, the spread was accompanied with the Japanese Table featuring a spread of Tuna, Salmon and Snapper Sashimi and an assortment of Sushi, Chawanmushi and Soba Noodles. To the right, there is an assortment of salads, appetizers and charcuterie. Look out for items such as Prosciutto Ham, Gravlax Salmon, Fresh Vine Tomato with Buffalo Mozzarella, and even a do-it-yourself Rojak counter.
At the Western food sections, indulge in items such as the Roast Chicken with Confit of Vegetable and the Roasted Beef. I was particularly enchanted with the Braised Candied Chestnuts that were both sweet and savoury, a personal favourite! The Roast Duck and Roast Pork were also excellent additions to the menu. The mash was also buttery smooth, and an excellent complement to the pot of stewed vine tomatoes.
Tease your appetite further with the spread of Asian Delights. The Garlic Butter Prawns were a crowd pleaser, and each piece was generously big and tasty. The Fried Rice with Bacon and Cabbage was simple pleasure and excellent paired with the Braised Pork Belly and the Sesame Oil Chicken. There are also live stations that prepare Laksa, Wanton Noodles and Fried Carrot Cake with Crab Meat and Dried Scallop X.O Sauce. While I didn’t try the Indian Curry Station, I heard that is serves up an excellent spread of items such as Butter Chicken, Mango Chutney and Mutton Ka Swetha.
My personal favourites at the Dessert stations goes to the freshly prepared Ice Cream and Sherbet with assorted toppings. I particularly enjoyed the three flavours of Raspberry, Lemon Lime and Mango. Of course there is the traditional Chocolate and Vanilla, but I like frosty delights tangy and sweet! The board of cheeses were for me a highlight of the buffet. I tried each of them, and although there was one which was particularly runny, I found it delectable.
And of course, since this was my birthday, I ordered an additional cake specially from the restaurant. The Baked Vanilla Cheese Cake with Red Forest Berries (2kg $124++) was pure indulgence. It was my first having a cheesecake that literally melted in the mouth in such a velvety, creamy texture that I simply had to give my compliments to the chef. While some of my relatives found the cake a little too sweet for their liking, I have to agree that it was still very nicely done. And seriously, the birthday candle is certainly sparkly!
The Marketing team from The Ritz-Carlton surprised me specially with this balloon, photo album and of course, a Pikachu hat!!
My buddies: Brian, Christopher, Yingjie, Me, Anthony, Leroy
Dining at the Greenhouse for my 25th birthday was certainly a memorable affair. From the great company to the great food and to the exquisite setting, I have to say that it is a perfect place to escape on an otherwise balmy, Saturday afternoon. The Celebrate & Dine 50 promotion will run from now till the 28th of March 2015 and is available Mondays to Saturdays 12pm to 2.30pm. For this buffet spread priced attractively at $50++, it is definitely one well worth visiting with your friends and family. The Greenhouse also has other promotions like Stiletto Tuesday where ladies will enjoy discounts commensurate with the height of the highest heel (all the ladies must wear heels though). If the highest heel is 5 inches or more, enjoy a 50 percent privilege extended to all ladies in the group. Definitely exciting, and what a great way to find just one more reason to dine at the Greenhouse.
|The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
|Celebrate & Dine 50 promotions ends 28th March 2015
Child: $25++ (6 to 12 years of age)
Lunch only. Mondays to Saturdays