Friday, May 2, 2014

Tablescape @ Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, Singapore

Planning the events for your significant other's birthday is a pleasurable hassle, you had to rack your brains what to do, what gift to get, not to even forget what to eat. Luckily, a few days before her big day, I came across this particular Groupon deal which saved both my cognition and wallet. Nonetheless, the restaurant is located at Movenpick Heritage Hotel, just a stone throw away from Sentosa's Imbiah station (also known as the "Merlion station"). You'll know when you're there. Other than their humongous hotel name in the classic Times New Romans font, the hotel has a luxurious exterior which exudes a contemporary mixture of colonial-style and grandeur.


It was a hot Friday afternoon when we arrived. Like most online deals, reservation have to be made prior. Anyway, the deal we had at that point of time was S$29 for a 3-course meal, which includes a starter, a main, and a dessert. Fish and Chips was one of the two mains - a melt-in-your-mouth rendition of the classic Western dish. The texture was a tad too mushy for my liking, however the beer battered exterior was golden and nicely crisp. So I'll forgive the former.



Oh, before I ramble on with the mains, we had a taste of both their available starters. Cream of Mushroom was more than we could ask for. It's creamy, earthy and filled with mushroom bits, garnished with herbs and croutons. Okay, I won't even need to mention that we cleaned this bowl up to the last bit.


Heh, their healthier choice of garden greens, garnished with vinaigrette, olives and walnuts are not too bad as well. A flavourful and texture-ful rendition I would say. I mean, for me, nuts (especially the almighty walnuts) are like a must-have for salads.


Roasted Spring Chicken was a bit tough to the bite. Nevertheless, it is completed with wild mushrooms, garlic mashed potato and Merlot jus. My verdict? Just go with the fish and chips.


Looking for a drink to quench your thirst? Look no further than their choices of ice blended drinks and cocktails, one fat glass (as pictured below) costs about S$10, while a can of Sprite costs S$8. Your choice. Oh, before there are any misconceptions, this is not included in the online deal.


What's a meal without desserts? Their rendition of Apple Crumble with berries was probably the highlight for the meal. Too bad it wasn't as warm as I hoped, which might have made a heavenly pair with the scoop of Movenpick vanilla ice cream.


 Food is good. Service is greater. Ambience is superb.




Tablescape

Tel: 8292 1044

23 Beach View
Movenpick Heritage Hotel
Sentosa