Concorde Hotel’s Spices Cafe, which recently received a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, unveils a new menu with a array new dishes to cater to diverse preferences. Guest can choose to savour the dishes at the cafe, or opt for room service where they can enjoy the food in the comfort of their well-appointed rooms.
The tasting session was held in one of the hotel’s spacious suite, with ensuite master and ensuite guest room, living room and meeting room replete with a pantry. After a long hard day, won’t you just want to unwind on this plush bed while waiting for your meal to arrive?
Now, onto the food! Whet your appetite with rich Pan-fried Goose Liver on Mantou ($26) with crisp lettuce and brighten up with sweet Lychee sauce, or Sauteed Escargot ($22) served on breaded whole mushroom with dollops of raspberry vinaigrette.
Warm the tummy with a bowl of luxe Lobster bisque ($10) or a Thai classic, Tom Yum Kung ($10). Accentuated with a hint of brandy, the Losbter Bisque is luxuriously creamy and comes with fresh chunks of crustacean hidden within its depts. The Tom Yum soup also deserves two thumbs up. I personally find the level of spiciness just right, not too spicy such that it renders the tongue numb, but had sufficient heat to keep the taste buds engaged. What’s more, the vibrant soup comes with 4 large prawns. For $10, this is a steal!
Meat-centric main course options includes Grilled Australian Lamb Rack($36) served with sweet mint sauce, grilled polenta and seasonal vegetables…
…Grilled Porterhouse Steak ($42) with French fries, arugula salad and classic beef jus (do note that this plate is for photo taking and the steaks look a tad dry but we were served beautifully juicy and tender beef)…
… and Grilled Kurobuta Pork Chop ($34) cooked to a delicious shade of brown while still maintaining a pinkish tone inside. Served with gratin potato, shiitake mushroom, seasonal vegetables and grated apple sauce which livens up the meat with its acidity.
From the sea, there’s a hearty BBQ Seafood Platter ($38) with half lobster, scallops, mussels, fish and butter rice served with Japanese garlic mayo or black pepper sauce, and a splendid Lobster Thermidor ($38) which is essentially whole lobster baked with hollandaise sauce, accompany with butter rice.
Fans of Thai cuisine can satisfy their cravings with the popular Phat Kharao Moo Sab ($20)- stir-fried minced pork with Thai basil with fragrant jasmine rice, crowned with a golden fried egg.
Everyone loves a sweet ending. Round up the meal with traditional Creme Brulee ( $10) which possessed smooth custard beneath a layer of crunchy caramelised sugar or on tangy notes with Berries Berries($15), a refreshing treat of cherry ice cream and fresh superfruits high in antioxidants. Click here for more information on Spices Cafe offerings and here for the full a la carte menu reviewed in this blogpost.
Concorde Hotel Singapore is strategically located along the island’s famous boulevard, Orchard Road. It’s close to many major tourists attractions such as Clarke Quay and The Esplanade, and a few minutes’ walk from Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, providing convenient access to other parts of Singapore.
Many thanks for Celeste and Concorde Hotel for the invite.
Concorde Hotel Singapore
100 Orchard Road
Tel: 6739 8370/ 6733 8855