If you can remember, my sis threw me a wonderful birthday celebration six months ago by getting me a humongous helium balloon bouquet, bringing me to lunch at Tanuki Raw, then a macaron baking class at The Kitchen Society by Bonheur Patisserie (my absolute favourite macarons), followed by dinner at Basilico (you can read more about it here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). I knew it was not going to be easy but I had to do something to top her awesome effort for her birthday.
Hence, I had a full day planned for her special day. She had totally no idea what I had in store for her. We woke up early on Sunday and headed for Sentosa. Our first stop was Skyline Luge Sentosa, where I had gotten a Three Luge & Skyline Combo for $25 from their website. My sis loves the Luge, so we were off to a great start!
As it was pretty hazy, so we did not have to queue for our turns! We had fun taking the Skyline up to the top of the Luge track and zipping our way down on the speedy ride.
Our second stop of the day was The Knolls at Capella Singapore. I enjoyed my first visit so much (read more about it here), that I decided to bring my sis here for their Sunday Brunch. What I like about this place is that they pride themselves not only on variety but quality, so you can be rest assured that you are getting your money worth in spades.
My sis was impressed by the food and service there! The dessert spread is as extensive as their appetisers and main courses. If you are a dessert lover like me, this is a buffet that you should not miss. Also, I would recommend that you make reservations in advance as the restaurant is usually packed!
The third stop of the day was Prettyinn Nails. Due to the lack of time (we had to rush for our dinner appointment), I did not manage to take a picture. My sis does not like to get her nails painted as she feels that nails chip easily and it is a waste of money. Despite the fact that I told her countless of times that gelish nails last really long, she still refuses to try it. Thus, I stood firm in letting her experience it for herself (she is still loving her nails today).
Lastly, we had dinner at Corner House. It had been on my watch list for the longest time, but because it is quite pricey, I felt that to dine that, it had to warrant a special occasion. I must say I was pretty glad that my sis’s birthday gave me a good reason!
We had the four course dinner at $98 per person. It came with a choice of appetiser, starter, main and dessert.
Oignon doux des Cevennes (pictured on the right). 62 degree egg, buckwheat, noisette crouton and possibly my favourite dish of the evening. I missed out the picture of the New Zealand Cod “Crispy Scales” which was amazing! The skin of the cod was cooked in a way such that there appeared to be mini scales on it!
French Royale Oyster (top), au naturel, served with plum granite, basil seed and caviaroli, on a bed of stones with dry ice, and Hokkaido Scallop (bottom), served with miso, Ikura roes, burnt orange, yuzu and rice cracker. Both were visually stunning and tasted really fresh.
The main courses here were tasty but the appetisers and starters outshone it. We had Mangalitsa Pork Collar and Free Range Chicken.
For desserts, we had their signature My Interpretation of Kaya Toast and Durian BB Pudding. The kaya toast was much smaller than expected after seeing all the pictures online (probably because most people zoomed in, like what I did) but it was mind-blowing! The pudding came in this mushroom like structure which was really cute! There is a hidden surprise inside the dome! It is kopi ice cream!
Overall, I enjoyed the food at Corner House. We got the seat next to the windows and I could not help but tell my sis that it would be really great if we came during the daytime. The only disappointment I had was that they did not really do anything special for the birthday celebration (like what other restaurants would have done) and they charged us for the macarons.
Skyline Luge Sentosa
45 Siloso Beach Walk
Tel: 6274 0472
Opens daily from 1000-2130hrs
The Knolls @ Capella Singapore
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
Tel: 6591 5046
Opens daily from 0700-2300hrs
1 Cluny Road,
Singapore Botanic Gardens, E J H Corner House,
Tel: 6469 1000
Tuesday to Saturday 1200-1500hrs and 1830-2300hrs
Sunday 1130-1500hrs and 1830-2300hrs
Closed on Mondays.