Chihuly Lounge Afternoon Tea Buffet Summer 2013

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Ritz Carlton’s Chihuly Lounge is undeniably one of Singapore’s top enticing afternoon tea destination. The grandeur of the surroundings is matched by the glamor of the afternoon tea offerings. Chihuly Lounge never fails to amaze with their unusual and creative spread, which are sensationally executed. New varieties are presented with every change in season. In Summer 2013, one can look forward to inspiring savories and gorgeous cakes.

Check out my previous reviews here and here. I will talk about service at the end of this post because it was outstanding and deserves longer write-up.

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The buffet cost $52++ per pax which includes one beverage. You can have unlimited servings of teas, coffees and chocolate drinks with a $10 top up. I had strawberry yoghurt tea, which was pleasantly tart.

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Canapés

Seared Tuna with Eggplant Baba Ganoush Salad (Levattine dish of eggplant mashed and mixed with virgin olive oil and various seasonings)

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Smoked Chicken with Semi Dried Tomato Pesto

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Chick Pea Hummus with Olive Oil caviar in Tartlet- melt in your mouth goodness. Healthy chick peas are rich in folic acid, fiber and protein.

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Marinated Feta Cheese with Olive Tapenade

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Sandwiches

Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Sandwiches

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Iberico with Pickled Gherkin in Mini Croissant

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Smoked Salmon and Egg in Olive Focaccia

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Marinated Anchovies with Cucumber in Almond Ring

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Hot Savories

Grilled King Prawns with Iberico Chorizo Butter Sauce

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Roasted Yellow Squash with Stuffed Pimento and Manchego Cheese. This was my first encounter with yellow squash; it tastes similar to zucchini.

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Moroccan Style Stew stuffed Chicken Wing, Green Olive, Sour Lemon and Coriander

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Braised Chermoula Lamb Shank and Mint Couscous in Flaky Pastry

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Batata Harra (spicy potato)

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Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Quiche

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Executive Pastry Chef Terence Pang presents whimsical desserts inspired by Mediterranean beaches.  The fancy desserts are a feast to the eyes, and they taste superb too 🙂

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Pistachio Crème with Griottine. Smooth and sweet pistachio cream with a punch of brandy flavor from the Griottine (cherries macerated in kirsch)

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Raspberry and Fig Tart

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Seaweed Flip Flop- seaweed financiers with fondant

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Caramel Mediterranean Salt Truffle- Decadence in a bite

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Rose Almond Sun Hat Cakes- Rose flavored almond cake on crisps layers of pastry, with fondant top.

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For folks who do not like fondant, you can peel of the fondant layer easily.

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Lemon and Vodka Cup

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Another picture of the beautifully presented Lemon and Vodka cup.

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Ivorie Mousse with Candid Orange

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Rosemary Panna Cotta with Peach Jelly. It tastes strange to me, didn’t like it at all. Please do not drink the orange liquid, it’s meant for decoration.

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Olive Macaron

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Live Station

Fresh Crepes with Ricotta Cheese Filling and Candid Fruit
Haagen Daz Berry/ Vanilla/ Chocolate Ice Cream
Haagen Daz Lime Sorbet

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I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Jena, for making W’s birthday such a memorable experience.  When I made reservation, I did not mention anything about birthday celebration. While Jena walked us to our table, she heard me wishing W happy birthday. Halfway through our meal, Jena and her dedicated team came to our table with a cake, singing happy birthday song.

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W was overjoyed! Thank you, Jena for the remarkable and exceptional service 🙂

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Many thanks to the pianist and guitarist for the birthday song, as well as Anya for being such sweetie. Anya offered to pack the cake as she could see that we were stoned from stuffing ourselves.

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Usually complimentary cakes are mediocre, but this blueberry mousse cake was absolutely lovely and moist.

I highly recommend celebrating birthdays here; you will be left feeling spoilt and important!

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Summer afternoon tea buffet is available until 1st Sept, on weekends 2pm-5.30pm
Adults: $52++, Children (6-12 years old) : $26++
10% discount with selected credit cards ( UOB and Citibank cards, can’t remember the others)

Chihuly Lounge
The Ritz-Calrton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: 6434 5228
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