my brother had the rare opportunity to be able to book out punctually and enjoy almost an entire day off on his birthday today! so my mum booked a reservation at the Carlton Hotel’s Cafe Mosaic dinner buffet for the whole family plus jeremy, who was going to leave the next day for Toronto.
we were really lucky because it was durian season and they were having a special durian extravaganza portion at the desserts section, serving (as you would’ve imagined) everything and anything you can possibly make from durian. sucks for people who hate durian, but heaven for people like us who do!
more on that later, including pictures. but first, i’ll have to say that this has to be one of the biggest buffet spreads i’ve ever seen, apart from the famous buffet at the Line that i’ve yet to go.
it’s $58++ but right now if you use a UOB card for this Durian dinner buffet: 1 person eats for free with every 3 paying diners, alternatively, 15% off (valid until 15 Aug 2011)
we started out with the salads and sushi table. a buffet never feels complete if you don’t spam enough of the salmon sashimi. likewise, we had a plateful of them thick juicy pieces. yum!
and then it was CHEESE TIME.
sadly, their selection of cheeses did not include Brie, which is the only one i have acquired a taste for. meanwhile, i ate the ones they had there anyway, despite the fact that all of them were equally pungent.
well at least now i’ve learnt how to appreciate the cheese section in the buffets i go to!
the skin was grilled to perfection, but some of the wings that we took were abit raw on the inside. so still pales in comparison to the ones in Newton FC i suppose.
it was a great accomplishment for me this time around because i actually managed to finish close to 70% of the whole buffet spread! i left just enough stomach space for phase 2, and the most important phase of a buffet: DESSERTS!!!
and now, here comes the durian extravaganza!!!
in less than a month’s time, it’ll be MY bday! wonder what’s in store for me then- maybe a HUGE surprise package with loads of presents, handpicked and shipping from Toronto 😀