A lovely Easter brunch at Xperience, Sofitel So

We had a lovely Easter treat at Xperience restaurant and bar at the newly established and very swanky Sofitel So. There were specially planned activities for kids. And of course lots of easter eggs, and Joshie’s all-time favourite item – balloons!


Brunch began with a generous entree buffet. These cute little eggs were filled with truffle egg custard, pretty inviting don’t you think?


The seafood spread was just awesome – king crab legs, lobster, Australian and French oysters, prawns, sashimi, smoked salmon and tuna. I really enjoyed the crabs; the meat was one of the sweetest I’ve ever tasted. The hubby preferred the lobster and tucked into the seafood heartily.


We were even treated to foie gras and truffle siew mai – dim sum with a French twist! This had an extraordinary but exquisite taste.


Josh was happily chewing away at a variety of breads and breadsticks.


Executive Chef of Sofitel So, Anne-Cecile Degenne, doing what she does best.


Check out these delicate desserts. I loved all the chocolaty treats!


By the time we got to our mains, I tell you the truth, we were already 70% stuffed. The hubby ordered the lobster and scallops laksa risotto. It was really full of flavour and the scallops were as juicy as they were decadent. I went with the wagyu short ribs with truffle gnocchi and I really loved it too. The short ribs were so tender they almost melted in my mouth.


Halfway through our meal, the kids were whisked away by cheery hotel staff. Little Miss was treated to some face painting.


She adored the Elsa design on her arm. But of course.


While JJ got himself a spiderman balloon sculpture and a sword sculpture.


Then the great easter egg hunt began.



Super happy with his spoils.


Because the kids were kept occupied, we could enjoy our main courses in serenity and peace. (Josh was also fast asleep by this time, thankfully.) So I would say given the wonderful feast, and the fun activities, plus a spot of quiet for us parents, this had all the makings of a memorable easter Xperience. Thankful, and will definitely be back for more!


We were invited to the So Easter brunch by the lovely folks at Sofitel So. All opinions and pictures my own.

A quiet brunch at La Ristrettos

I decided to have a quiet brunch on my own at La Ristrettos last week, after a visit to my gynae. Hidden on the 8th floor of Novena Medical Centre, I was almost surprised to find it when I was looking around at all the medical-looking suites and entrances. Even the directory at the lift didn’t list the cafe.

I sat outside as they happened to be having a private event. Thankfully it was pleasantly cool that morning.

My mushroom fritatta made me smile.

Yummy fritatta

I was having a thankful kind of morning.

All was well with baby’s development, and my gynae also gave me the assurance that my placenta had moved up (initially it was low-lying).


So the delicious breakfast, ooh and coffee, set amidst greenery and solitude, aptly added to my mood.


In between devouring delicious morsels of mushroom, egg, tomato, and spinach, on buttered bread, I read Why Your Children Love You and took mental notes.

La Ristrettos, I’m adding you to my list of favourite cafes. You’re perfect for a weekend brunch. Or a quiet weekday breakfast and coffee retreat.

Yum is the word.

Happy weekend, folks!

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