From Catwalk to Cakewalk, head pastry Chef Richard Chew and his team, taking inspirations from the runaway shows and recreating them in sweet form. It is the second year running, the pastry team at Conrad Centennial Singapore creating show-stopping patterns as well as signature items are merged with innovative textures and flavours.
This year Conrad Centennial Singapore collaborate with The Fashion Pulpit, a social enterprise that encourages the swapping of clothes. In this collaboration, there will be a showcasing 6 dresses from The Fashion Pulpit exclusive collection at The Lobby Lounge to promote environmental education and awareness in the field of fashion. Through this exhibition, they aspire to drive conversations about upcycling clothing that may no longer fit, worn out or damaged and transforming them into something new.
The afternoon tea with a welcome drink, mango juice with coconut cream, topped with diced mangoes. It is sweet and refreshing, yet it was not as rich as I expected. Feels like you are having dessert to start with, a mango sago without the sago.
When it comes to Afternoon Tea, I will usually start with savoury. The list of the savouries is True Brie, Piquillo Marmalade, Hazelnut Oat Cracker; Sourdough, Kaya, Foie Gras Pâté, Caviar; Lemon Sablé, Smoked Fish, Yuzu Lemon Cream, Dill and Pickled Cucumber; and Premium Balik Salmon, Dill Sour Cream and Salmon Roe with Buckwheat Blinis.
Sablé, Smoked Fish, Yuzu Lemon Cream, |
Dill and Pickled Cucumber
|True Brie, Piquillo Marmalade, Hazelnut Oat Cracker|
My picks for the savouries are Sourdough, Kaya, Foie Gras Pâté, Caviar, which deliver bold creamy flavour, especially the foie gras pate and the popping caviar. The blinis (mini pancakes) with salmon and dill cream. A more classical flavour profile, yet it just never fails. Each of the savouries is topped with edible flowers, which are delicate and complement the taste of different ingredients.
|Sourdough, Kaya, Foie Gras Pâté, Caviar|
Balik Salmon, Dill Sour Cream |
and Salmon Roe with Buckwheat Blinis
The sweets are presented like a model strutting through the catwalk. STRUT YOUR STYLE Pistachio Praline. This edible shoe is made from white chocolate and topped with pistachio praline. It is almost too pretty to eat, as the sweetness of the white chocolate is balanced with the pistachio slight bitterness and nuttiness. However, I would prefer if they use matcha, as it delivers a more contrasting bitter taste compared to the pistachio.
DRESSED TO THE NINES Wild Blueberry Mousse, Almond Sponge and Crunch Base. A complete set of the dress, designed for a beautiful day in Spring, including the hat as well. The blueberry mousse combines well with the almond sponge and the crunchy base.
HASH BAG 64% Chocolate Anglaise Mousse, Exotic Jelly and Crunch. A chocolate handbag that is rich and filled with dark chocolate truffle. Plus, the fireworks (pop rock candies) effects in your mouth at the end are just awesome.
SEALED WITH A KISS Limited edition - Raspberry Sensation. An edible lipstick. It has a nice balance between sweet and savoury. Though it is made from raspberry, the flavour profile reminds me of the childhood snack hawthorn flakes.
When you almost finish your sweets and savoury, the service staff will deliver the scones, complete with homemade cream and strawberry jam.
To accompany your afternoon tea, you can have up to two choices of Ronnefeldt tea and coffee, hot or iced. This time around, I choose Orange Pekoe, Ceylon tea and finish off with Mocha. Meanwhile, LD chose the fruit infusion Sweet Kiss tea.
Overall, the sweets selections of the Fashionista Fashion Tea really impressed us. It truly took the inspirations from the catwalk and translates to the lovely desserts. The savoury bites and scones are good; however, they were just blown away by the sweets. A must-try afternoon tea. Cheers!!
Fashionista Afternoon Tea
Where: Lobby Lounge
When: 16th September 2022 to 22nd November 2022
Monday - Sunday (2 seating)
First seating: 1pm-3pm; Second seating: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Prices start from:
S$49++ per person - Inclusive of unlimited Ronnefeldt Tea or Brazilian Coffee
*Add on S$20++ per person for unlimited Prosecco - 2 hours only
Takeaway or Delivery:
From S$96.30 nett per set (for 2 persons)
To order, visit > HERE <
For more information, kindly visit www.connoisseur.sg/fashionista-afternoon-tea/, call 6432 7483 / 6432 7357, or email email@example.com
Thank you very much Team Lobby Lounge for hosting us.
Budget per Person: $51 - $80
Lobby Lounge @Conrad
2 Temasek Boulevard
Lobby Level, Conrad Centennial Singapore
T: +65 6432 7483
Sun - Thu: 07:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat: 07:00 - 01:00
Daily Afternoon Tea: 13.00 – 17.30
Menu Available Online