Food Tasting – Brunch at Re! Fill restaurant at Hotel Re!

Hope everyone had a smashing weekend! 

I had a great one thanks to Hotel Re! and the lovely girls, Cordelia, Eunice, Mayne and Honey (my girlfriend and +1). 

Was invited to grace a food tasting event by my good friend, Amelia who was close friends with Cordelia. Thank you for the invitation babe if you ever read this! 

So anyway, this food tasting was to try out the new brunch menu at Re!Fill, Hotel Re’s restaurant which was newly launched in September! Trying out a new healthy and nutritious menu, I must say I was so impressed with how dishes could be healthy yet flavourful at the same time! They are currently also offering a 20% discount till the 31 December 2014 for this exciting new menu! 

Only available exclusively on weekends and selective public holidays, from 10am to 2pm, it should be on your list of ‘brunch places to try’! The venue is also easily accessible by their free shuttle bus service. This is a great place for tertiary students who are looking for a peaceful setting to have brunch at. 

We also had the honour to meet Celebrity Chef William Ang. He is such an inspiration and a really funny, humble person. 


Enough words, let me show you the wonderful dishes they serve! 

Jean’s Classic Breakfast

The classic breakfast which remains a favourite with men and also my choice of a hearty breakfast! Featuring the absolute must-haves, milky scrambled eggs, golden hash browns, chicken sausage, baked beans, sautéed portobello mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and toasted garlic bread topped with crispy turkey bacon.


Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant

Not lacking behind the lobster roll craze these days, Hotel Re! has come up with their own signature lobster roll differentiating it with a croissant base instead! Generously filled with a mixed of grilled slipper lobster tossed with chopping celery, chive, tomato in Japanese dressing and tobiko. Accompanied by truffle fries, this is an irresistible and elevating dish! 


Eileen’s Salmon Bagel

Give in to your temptations and indulge in smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, mesclun salad all perfectly encrust in a tasty toasted bagel with homemade zesty lemon cream spread. 


Shermaine’s BeRe!Licious Pancake

And, finally of course we have the highlight of the meal. Initially wanting to have this as my main instead, the lovely girls told me to order this as a dessert instead! I must say, am I glad I did. It was so good, we finished it within 5 minutes. It was that good. Topped with mixed berries, drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce, this is a must for any dessertarian. You could also opt for the healthier choice and have it with butter and maple syrup if you prefer. Am I missing it already! 


If you are unable to decide on whether you want to try sweet or savoury, you should order both! But if say, you do not want to waste food, fret not! At Re! Fill, they provide top ups even for pancakes at very reasonable prices ranging from $2 to $3! You could also top up your beverage at a minimal price. Their drinks menu is also quite extensive. 


Instagram Contest

Also, they are hosting a staycation contest where you can win a complimentary 2D1N stay in their deluxe room. The one with the highest vote wins!

1. Visit Re!Fill Restaurant for brunch
2. Strike a nice pose with your favourite brunch item!
3. Tag Hotel Re with hashtag #hotelre and #hotelrebrunch
4. A lucky winner will receive a complimentary 2D1N stay cation in their deluxe room (worth $320++)

After the event, the sweetie pies went on to bring us around the place to see the rooms. The rooms are quite huge and comes with cute happy retro themes ready to impress. We had the honour to visit the superior rooms, business room, family suite and the splendid Gold themed suite. Amongst all, I would really love to stay in their splendid Gold themed suite which is also their bridal suite. It is really spacious and comes with a water bed which I like. 















Also, not forgetting the alfresco dining area which is really cute! They have retro billy bombers inspired couches to suit their retro theme. This is one of the popular wedding photo shoot areas! Even my girlfriend wants to have her photo shoot here. 






Thats all for this post! Thank you for reading. 

Love, 
Sydney

VENUE DETAILS

NAME: RE!FILL at Hotel Re!
ADDRESS: 175A Chin Swee Road Singapore 169879
TEL: 68278288
WEBSITE: www.hotelre.com.sg



Food Review – Brunch at Penny University

Hope you guys had a smashing week!

Went to Penny University for brunch today and it was so pack! We were told we would have to wait for at least 20 to 30 minutes. But thank god, it wasn’t that long.

There were a few waiting chairs outside the café but as there were too many people; we decided to roam around the neighborhood instead. Opposite was Oh Deli cafe, which I have heard raves about too and have wanted to visit initially.

When it was our turn, we were given a seat inside next to the bookshelves where all the magazines and books lie. I like how the magazines are updated ones and the café gave off positive and cozy vibes. I find it to be a fantastic place for both couples and large cliques.

When the food came, we were slightly disappointed though…the toast was certainly not worth the price we paid for. The eggs were scrambled but tasted like what I could easily cook at home. Boyfriend skipped the toast and the salad at the side. As for the muesli, it was okay but not worth the price too. The granola was tasty but I thought the yoghurt did not go well with the granola. It tasted weird in my opinion (FYI, I am a crazy fan of yoghurt especially greek yoghurt. I have at least 2-3 cups every week).

The iced chocolate and Moroccan rosebuds tea was good though. I guess the drinks are the reason why so many people come to this café! Perhaps the next time, I will be sure to check out their caffeine and of course give their other dishes another go!

Also, parking was quite limited but we were lucky and managed to score a lot the moment we turned in. However, be prepared for no parking space when you go at peak hours though!

So…that’s about it. Thank you for reading guys!

Love, 
Sydney









OUTFIT DETAILS

TOP: LOVE, BONITO
CULOTTES: LOVE, BONITO
BROOCH: CHANEL
BAG: CELINE TRIO
HEELS: ZALORA

VENUE DETAILS

NAME: PENNY UNIVERSITY
ADDRESS: 402 EAST COAST ROAD

Advertorial – Buyloh Accessories




TODAY’S DETAILS:

DRESS: H&M
CLUTCH: SAINT LAURENT
NECKLACE: BUYLOH (‘SWAY’ is currently sold out on the site)
EARRINGS: DIOR
HEELS: ZALORA




TODAY’S DETAILS:

DRESS: LOVE, BONITO
CLUTCH: SAINT LAURENT
NECKLACE: BUYLOH (TANGLE is still available on the site)
EARRINGS: DIOR
HEELS: ZALORA




TODAY’S DETAILS:

TOP: LOVE, BONITO
SKIRT: THECLOSETLOVER
CLUTCH: CELINE TRIO
NECKLACE: BUYLOH (DAZZLE’ is still available on the site)
EARRINGS: DIOR




TODAY’S DETAILS:

TOP: LOVE, BONITO
SKIRT: MDSCOLLECTIONS
CLUTCH: SAINT LAURENT
RING: BUYLOH (‘TOWER RING’ is still available on the site)
EARRINGS: LOVISA

Today’s blog post features my first advertorial for BUYLOH. A girlfriend of mine owns the store and has contacted me to feature some of her store’s items. Above are those I have personally handpicked from her store.

A little background of the store, this name ‘BUY LOH’ was creatively derived from the term ‘Buy Low’. The aim was to bring chic and elegant designs to the creative individual but at affordable prices. Looking for something swankish and do not wish to break the bank? You can get both evening and casual pieces from as low as S$2.80! Follow BUYLOH on Facebook, Instagram  and subscribe to their Newsletter for more updates


Today’s post also features an accessories giveaway I’m conducting from today to end of October! To stand a chance to win yourself this set of beautiful accessories, drop me an email at sydney.workaholic@gmail.com with your name, age, email address, and tell me why you’d like to win yourself this package!


PS: So to those who often say this, head over to BUYLOH now and purchase till your heart’s desire without feeling any guilt!

Love, 
Sydney

Food Review – Dinner at Equinox

Hi Lovelies!

This week has been so far so good! Today is Hari Raya and thus a public holiday for both baby and I! We managed to explore around Singapore these few days and it was awesome. I love that till today, despite it being the third year we have been together, we still have so much to know and explore about one another. 

To celebrate our 3rd year anniversary, He brought me to one of the nicest restaurants in Singapore. It was a great experience for me and it is also the first time we have ever been to Equinox.

He was really sweet and got me sunflowers on our anniversary and had them delivered to my house early in the morning. I was really surprised as it is not always I get to receive gifts from him. He’s really sweet to me but not in the gifts and romantic area haha. 

So as usual, he took a few pics for me and they all turned out great perhaps because I was in a fantastic mood. 

Off we went to Equinox after, it was such an amazing experience for us both! We ordered so much, we were so full. I shall let the pictures do the rest of the talking. 











 Compliments from the chef


Lobster, Corn Chowder, Ripped Croutons, Chipotle Cream
Thank god we had two of these! The soup was very tasty and was quite a show as we saw the waiter poured the liquid as the finishing touch right in front of our eyes. The bread were also quite good. I liked that the bread was always kept fresh from the kitchen.


Seared Foie Gras, Honey and Five Spice Roasted Mango, and Gingerbread.
The kind waiter had suggested us to try the gingerbread snap, mango and foie gras all at once, but we found eating them individually tasted better. The taste of the mango hid the taste of the foie gras when we had them together.


Roasted Salmon, Seared Scallops, Artichoke Barigoule, Truffle. The portion was really huge for me and I am considered a glutton.


360g Rib Eye with Black Truffle Butter and Duck Fat Fries. It was amazing but huge. This is the first steak where my boyfriend had such a hard time finishing it that he actually complained it was too much! 


Tasting Platter for desserts. By the time we had our dessert, we were already so full but nevertheless, it is a must for us to try the desserts everywhere we go being such huge dessertarians. This did not disappoint.

Total bill came up to about S$480++. Overall, this was a really great experience. I will definitely return for their brunch soon. 

So thats all guys! Thank you for reading and hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Love, 
Sydney


VENUE DETAILS

Name: Equinox
Address: Swissotel, The Stamford
Website: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-stamford/dining/equinox-restaurant/