wife & i decided to go one ninety at four seasons hotel this evening on 7.10.2017. ^^
one ninety is included in amex lovedining for a while but we have not tried it for the last many years.
at S$64pax for the semi-buffet dinner, it came to S$32++pax after amex’s 50% discounts for 2, a really top-value meal…
the bread was tasty, very good bread & the hummus from the buffet were great!
i didn’t think too much of it when i picked up the scallop.
but unlike many buffet who uses frozen scallops & mussels etc, this was a very fresh & plump scallops & sweet. i ended up taking 3 scallops.
there was a mussels, scallops, prawn dish at the buffet spread. they were quite good too, especially adding a little yuzu salad dressing. i did not take the salad, too much things to eat!
so my first plate had beef tongue (just above the scallop), belly pork next to it (ok but skin a bit tough), the hummus next were excellent especially with the bread..
some cauliflower & veg, a roasted egg plant, pate & fig in the front, and cold cuts on the right…
the cold cuts were excellent – salami, prosciutto all good & especially beef the best!👍
this my second appetiser plate, took some more excellent beef.
beef tongue, likely sous vide, had great texture taste so so…
burrata also great smooth texture but not much taste??
baked eggplant (front) ok but not special…actually the grilled peppers etc were better..so again egg plant good texture just not tasty.
the fig & pate ok, cold cuts very good👍
were better (it had stuffed roast suckling pig & also roast duck), but this was still very good, for me to take 3 plates.
& we were ready for our main courses.
i had the Mediterranean seabass…this indisputably one of the best seabass i had👍👍👍
i think for this standard of cooking, ingredients & presentation, this seabss would be between S$36 and S$44 in a good restaurant of this standard.
fish was sweet & very tasty, and very tasty sauce too.
the squid ink crabmeat pasta quite different preparation from the usual creamy preparation.
here looked like too much sauce, and the pasta not quite al dente.
but it was actually very, very good.
maybe the more than al dente was a style, a recipe?
it certainly tasted very good with the sauce, very tasty squidink pasta w/o being heavily creamy.
& there was loads of crabmeat. a can of good crab meat can cost >S$20.
these looked like fresh crabmeat handshelled??
we were too full so had to tapao back. son was asleep but he walloped it the next morning…
i still managed to take some cheese.
it was nice too with the strawberry jam compote..
& i took some fresh fruit cocktail as well!
nice, very refreshing…
the buffet included a salad bar..looked very good but there were too much food so i didn’t take.
the cooked dishes including beef tongue, , a fish, belly pork, pate etc…
& there were excellent cold cuts of salami, prosciutto & beef…i didn’t have space for the rock melon & other ham items…
there was a cheese section. i took some…
& dessert.. i took the fresh fruits cocktail..
overall, this really value-for-money buffet, great ambience, good service & i got a free parking coupon as well.
a really nice evening with wife, wonderful appetiser dishes & great main courses…& dinner just S$32pax.