Afternoon tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs Part 1

00-tileeW, M and myself have a weakness for desserts, hence we always look forward to our afternoon tea sessions! This time we tried Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis Hotel. I had a good impression of their desserts when I came for the set lunch a few months ago.

The semi-buffet afternoon tea cost $56++ on Mondays to Fridays and $66++ on Saturdays. For a glass of champagne, just add $10. I think its a bit pricy for a semi-buffet afternoon tea when The Regent (part 1, part 2) and Ritz Carlton (see here and here) are charging about $48++ for a weekend buffet afternoon tea with a better quality and spread. However, both hotels do not possess ambiance nor opulence like St Regis.

Update 28/5/2014: The buffet has been updated. Click here to viewthe new spread and tea dance available on Saturdays

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As we went on a weekday, there were not many other diners around hence it was very quiet, which is great for catch up sessions. On Saturdays, a dancing instructor would be present, along with a live band. I dislike the timing of the afternoon tea (3-5pm), I wish its an hour longer so I can enjoy the food and chat at a more relaxed pace.

The afternoon tea boasts an impressive scone bar with sweet and savory scones, three-tiered tray of hot savory items and sandwiches, plus a spread of 15 desserts. The scone bar and dessert table are served buffet style, while the three-tiered tray is non-refillable. The food on the three-tired tray was absolutely boring, so we were fine with the fact we can’t have more helpings.

We could each choose 1 drink from a selection of 24 TWG blends and of coffee. Teas are refillable, not sure whether coffee is….13-tile

While waiting for the three-tired tray to arrive, we wasted no time and made a beeline for the scone bar. I wanted to keep space for the desserts; hence I only ate a bit of scones. On the whole, the scones were buttery and had melt-in-the mouth consistency.02-tile

Savory scones:

Sun dried tomatoes and rosemary03-tile

Alps Gruyere cheese with chili/ Australian smoked bacon with Hawaii black salt04-tile

Perigord black summer truffles05-tile

Pair savory scones with succulent slices of Iberico ham, honey backed ham, Chives and chili cream cheese and clotted cream (mistake with the label, its not Chantilly cream)06-tile

Sweet Scones:

St Regis Classic Scones. I had this with clotted cream and its heavenly!07-tile

Caramelized passion fruit with Tahitian Vanilla08e-tile

Bittersweet Guanaja, chocolate chips, French orange zest09-tile

California pistachio and cranberry10-tile

Complement sweet scones with Apricot Thyme jam/Rhubarb Vanilla jam/ Passion fruit mango marmalade jam/ Strawberry lime jam/ Cherry Marmalade/Traditional clotted Cream/ Chantilly cream/ mixed berries/ Decadent chocolate sauce11-tile 12-tileCheck out Part 2 which features hot savories and sandwiches on the three-tired tray, and the to-die-for dessert table!

For lunch reviews, check out here, here and here

Brasserie Les Saveurs
The St Regis Singapore
Lobby Level
29 Tangling Road
Singapore 247911
Tel: 65066860
Website

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