National Gallery ,
Trust me when I say I had my doubts in the beginning.
I am am no foodie; scratch that, I have no food standards. However, being with Aaron has definitely changed that. He is solidly planted in the f&b industry and have overtime raised my little-to-none-standards, I now am picky-er than I was before.
we had bookings at Odette, a 2-Michelin star establishment planted right smack in the Singapore National Gallery. The 6 course degustation was going to set us back about 148SGD each.
Thus, my doubts.
However, I'm so glad we took a dive and splurged on probably the highlight of my lifetime's culinary experience. The restaurant was refined to perfection, whiter than my school shoes after bleaching, the pastels were the perfect complimentary shades and not a single hair was out of place.
P E R F E C T.
The main dishes consisted of the promised 6 dishes, but we were spoilt for choice with the little appetisers and entreés, it felt more like 12 courses. I could barely move by the end of the 2 and a half hour meal.
I can still picture the lady the suit standing beside me explaining the complexity of my dishes.
I honestly just noded and smiled; hoping she wouldn't sense how 'sakai' I was feeling and hoping she didn't notice my twitchy hands as I fiddled with my phone, dying to snap a million photos.
My instastory had an epic time too.
In a nutshell,
there were avocado petals, fish eggs that were valued probably equivalent to my education, beetroot (12 different textures of it, the sorbet ice cream was 👌🏻), smokey egg trays, truffle brioche enough to make you give thanks twice...
The photos here are barely half of what we had, but I figured I shouldn't ruin the experience and I'd highly reccomend you try it for yourself.
The prices are steep, without a doubt,
I probably sold a kidney... but it was so worth it. If I had to draw a comparison, I'd say it's akin to a musical or a performance. The thought and effort that went in to those dishes were definitely above and beyond; something worth looking back and saying "That was pretty darn fantastic!".
Plus point for the beautiful location, I'm a sucker for galleries. I flock to them like how moths flock to light.
The symmerty of buildings/furniture/interior really gets to me.
Thought I'd throw in a quick #ootd. Which brings me to my next topic,
I had 4 days and 3 nights in Singapore to basically conquer as much as conquer-able. So shopping was low on the priority list, there was Coldplay and Armin to compete with, and I had only one shop on my mind.
I got my pants from there, and it was SGD28 which is considerably cheap for Singapore standards. However, I would totally vouch for the quality of their clothing. It also works in a way that if you buy more pieces, then each item gets cheaper (up to 6 items).
I met an American lady that was travelling on holiday and she had three items in her hand, so did I. So we decided to combine our items and we paid the lowest price for each of our pieces. Win-win!
90 Robertson Quay,
The next highlight of the trip was this little haven.
M Social is a boutique designer hotel, (from the Millenium hotels line). The entire place was so modern, from the lobby to the lifts. They used neon lights as decorations as well as multiple tiles and textures to really bring out feel of the place, not to mention the beautiful Mural right at the entrance.
I was allocated a room called the 'Cosy Aloft', upon entering I immediately fell in love with the roof. The high ceiling made the room feel really grand and the mirrors made the room seem a whole lot bigger. Tbh, it's not very spacious but it's designed so well that you don't notice the size (or the lack of it).
Everything in the room is a little more high tech than expected. The toilets lights utilise sensors, so they turn off when no one is in it. The lamps also have sensors, so you swipe your finger in top of it to turn them on and off.
I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVED the bed, it was the right level of plush and thick enough that it didn't inflate too rapidly when I jumped on it. The pillows were all a perfect square, really cute; I appreciate that.
The only downside was the location, the hotel is fairly new so it may take some prodding and explainations before the taxi drivers /uber drivers get it right. However, it's nothing too complicated.
Just tell them 90 Robertson Quay, near M studio.
The area is also packed with cafe's and restaurants galore that I unfortunately didn't have enough time to thoroughly explore.
There is arranged transport to and from M Social to orchard road (paragon) everyday, so that'll save you some cash. Just ask the reception for the shuttle bus schedule and you can plan your trips from there. Or else, you could always cab or uber there for about 7-10SGD, depending on traffic and time.
Its about a 10 minute ride.