Mum dines free on Mother’s Day at…

MARVELLOUS SPICES Cafe in the Concorde Hotel on 12 and 13 May 2012! As long as there are 3 paying adults, Mum’s dinner is on the house!

Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

I am here now on Sat 12 May 2012 at 20:27 in this ‘art deco’ cafe and the spread is fabulous! I just tried the Kurobota POrk crusted with Gingko and Ginger and it was very nice with a gravy made with onions. Nice too was the beef roll Japanese style with cute Enoki mushrooms in the middle sprinkled with Spring Onions and white sesame seeds. ‘Fruits de mer’ featured Coquille St. Jacques with tasty orange roe on the shell, Oysters, Mussels, Sashimi of Tuna, Squid and Salmon! I see lots of Mums happily enjoying dinner with their loved ones and tucking into the buffet spread! Now I am going to try…

 

Fruits de mer!

 

Braised Duck with Cordyceps & Sea Cucumber braised so long until it is so silky, slinky and very yielding to the bite. Yum Yum!

Soupy Treasure

The Four Treasures Soup with Scallop, Crabmeat, Fish Maw and Abalone & Shitake was very tasty too. As was the creamy Lobster Bisque. Prawns in a clear broth with Shao Xing wine and crimson wolfberries was most delectable. I also made a Caesar Salad for myself with a twist…I added juicy Beetroot julienne.

A glass of Merlot J. Moreau et fils 2010 with flavours of red fruits and berries from the south of France went exceptionally well with the spicy Chilli Crab done to Singaporean tastes with a fried Man Tou bun to dip into the sauce..

 

21:55  I have had Dessert, the scrumptious Sweet Finale to every meal. Chocolate Fountain with pineapple, strawberries, watermelon, papaya and honeydew to dip in, as well as 2 types of Marshmallows, Black Forest Cake, Mango Pudding, Or Nee Yam dessert with Santan, mini Fruit Tartlets and much more! I like very much also the old style Potong ice cream in Durian and Red Bean flavours. 

 

Delightful Dessert

 

Sipping my hot black coffee in a Concorde Hotel mug, I am content and pleased with the lovely dinner. In addition, Mum gets a goodie bag to take home.

There is no love more true than that of a Mother for her flesh and blood. Enjoy!

SPICES Cafe

The photos are of REAL food styled and shot by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

Concorde Hotel

100 Orchard Road

Singapore 238840

Tel: 67338855

International Buffet Dinner S$68++ for Adult and S$30++for Child

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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