[dropcap size=small]F[/dropcap]ormerly called Greenhouse, Colony at the Ritz-Carlton displays an extensive and topnotch buffet spread. There are seven stations in the light-filled restaurant, including The Ice Bar, The Grill & Rotisserie, The Wok and The Tandoor. The hotel’s Sunday champagne brunch in particular has always been wildly popular, and continues to lure in even more diners with its free-flow Moët & Chandon vintage champagne.
Most guests make a beeline for the cold and hot seafood stations – which offer an ocean of options ranging from half a dozen type of oysters freshly shucked on the spot, to a richly flavoured lobster bisque laced with cognac, and a succulent black pepper crab.
However, the biggest standout is Colony’s Asian fare. The roast pork and roast duck impress with their moist, tender flesh and crisp skin. A highlight at the Indian station is the aromatic dum biryani brimming with lamb, fried egg and cashew nuts. The high quality basmati rice is infused with a balanced mix of spices. Partner warm, fluffy naan with butter chicken, tandoori prawns, rogan josh (lamb) along with all manner of chutneys.
To round off the meal, the dessert selection offers delicate crepe suzette, flambeed in front of guests. There’s also an outstanding assortment of cheeses from France and other parts of Europe.
Service at Colony is excellent, woven with a large dose of attention to detail. Particularly commendable during our meal was a well-trained intern, who, upon noticing us struggling with the crab claws, swiftly brought a crab cracker to the table. He also ensured that our champagne glasses were always topped up, and was always eager to offered a sample of the different wines and cocktails throughout the meal. Such confi dent service certainly has us feeling like guests of a seasoned host – and made the experience even more memorable.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore,
7 Raffles Avenue