Full review: http://www.littletinysun.com/2016/05/antidote-afternoon-tea-fairmont-review.html
Whisk yourself away to a brilliant afternoon tea at Anti:dote. I envision that Anti:dote's afternoon tea is the best place to bring your mother for a wonderful experience this Mother's Day. The restaurant claims to be "a stylish and modern cocktail bar with a progressive selection of concoctions that appeals to the most discerning taste buds". Unfortunately, we weren't there for the premium spirits and housemade bitters. I was there, ready to be swept away by Anti:dote's new afternoon tea set, with nine other bloggers.
As a starter, you get to choose either Dim Sum or the Organic Egg. This is followed by a four-level drawer filled with sweets, savouries, scones and biscuits.
Scallop Siew Mai, Carrot Cake and Taro dough fritterThe dim sum selection changes weekly. We had the siew mai, carrot cake's and some taro dough fritter. The carrot cake was really fresh and didn't taste too oily. The scallop siewmai makes it more chewy. I thought the dim sum selection was just average compared to better dim sum vendors in Singapore, though it may be because the dish was pretty cold by the time we ate it.
Organic egg, sea urchin, salmon roe and caviar
Personally, I prefer the organic egg, sea urchin, salmon roe and caviar because the flavours were really well-balanced, and the texture was quite interesting. You have the slightly sweet, mildly salty, brisk flavours with tiny 'balloons' exploding in your mouth. The presentation of the dish was also fantastic— I mean, who would have thought that an egg dish could look so stunning with a few stone pebbles? Quite interesting, I'd say.
The Anti:Dote Sweet & Savoury Drawer
Dazzling, gorgeous, enchanting— these are just some words to describe the drawer. My photos aren't an accurate representation of how they really look in real life— such delicate sweets and mouthwatering savouries. Ai Ling and I took awhile to figure where to start from— some of my friends decided to start from the bottom. We decided to go with the second level drawer first.
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Went there to celebrate my husband's birthday, with a few friends. The cocktails are definitely the best part, but the Tapas and the service make a great addition, to make it a wonderful evening.
The Iberica with burrata is definitely my favourite. The oysters were fresh and the foie gras was delicious.
The service staff are all very attentive and friendly. All in all we were glad we decided to celebrate there
At the lobby of Fairmont Singapore, there is this restaurant called Anti:dote well known for its bar. But do you know it also served tea set? The restaurant offers 2 types of tea sets : The Anti:dote Tea and The Oriental Tea which costs $45++, and comes with a choice of tea from a selection of TWG tea. Both tea sets are similar except that The Anti:dote Tea has The Anti:dote black truffle scrambled eggs, while The Oriental Tea serves a selection of steamed and fried Hong Kong Dim Sum. There is also Children Tea set ($15) but need to pre-order in advance. For tea, Tibetan Secret An exclusive green and black blend As dramatic and uplifting as the Himalayan plains, this remarkable delicate TWG black tea is blended with sweet fruits and spicy overtones to soothe and revive the spirit. It tastes slightly gingery spicy. Holiday In Paris An exclusive white blend Rare Yin Zhen and sweet vanilla have been blended as an ode to a leisurely promenade along the cobblestone streets of Paris. Nard and wild flowers decorate this cup with their crisp, floral flavour and leave a heady, perfumed aftertaste. It tastes rather light with a slight flowery taste.
For The Anti:dote Tea set, The Anti:dote black truffle scrambled eggs is served in black colored egg shell look alike cup, with soldiers by the side. The scrambled eggs smell of truffle and tastes creamy and rich.
For The Oriental Tea set, There is pan fried carrot cake which looks slightly over fried as it is a bit too char. The inside is a bit too soft. There is also the fried shrimp fritter which is filled with juicy shrimps. Have it with the delicious chilli sauce. For steamed, there is Siew Mai topped with a piece of juicy scallop.
The tea set is beautifully served in box with 3 layers of drawers with different items in each drawer.
From the bottom drawer, there is Butter Cookies, Homemade Strawberry Jam, Devonshire Clotted Cream, and Lemon Curd. The butter cookie is melt in the mouth with a milk powder taste.
In the middle drawer, there is the pipping Warm Raisin and Candied Ginger Scones. The ginger scone is not overpowered by the ginger, just a hint of it. It tastes very nice with just the rich clotted cream and slightly tangy lemon curd.
In the top drawer, there is Smoked salmon, lemon and dill cream cheese, ikura roe, Boston lobster roll, confit lemon, chervil, Iberico ham quiche, mozzarella, black truffle, Confit duck rillette, foie gras terrine, pickled onions, and Coronation curried chicken, apple.
Surprisingly my favourite item here turns out to be the plain looking quiche which quite a nice taste of the truffle.
On top of the drawer, there is Strawberry gateau, Limoncino Napoleon, Cappuccino comtessa, Framboise lychee macaron, Red cherry rose ball, Karukera chocolate mirror tart, Chocolate pralines, and Chocolate-dipped strawberry. Unlike the usual macarons with over the top sweetness, the one here is not too sweet with a melt in the mouth texture.
Full Anti:Dote review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/10/antidote.html
The resident hotel bar of The Fairmont Singapore hotel, in Raffles City, Anti:Dote bar is a stylish, modern, bespoke cocktail bar, located at the ground floor lobby of the hotel. Helmed by award-winning mixologists / bartenders Tom Hogan and Bannie Kang, Anti:Dote bar, which opened in January 2014, offers more than just creative cocktails, but surprisingly decent bar food and high tea, all in a sleek, sophisticated setting.
Ambience at Anti:Dote bar is modern, classy, sleek, and sophisticated. With a colour theme of black and gold, comfortable and plush seats, clean lines, Peranakan batik print motifs, and the open show kitchen, Anti:Dote bar offers a lot to look at, beyond the good-looking folks! The beautiful 26,000-piece crystal chandelier and fully-stocked liquor display is eye-catching, and lends a touch of luxury.
Service at Anti:Dote bar is efficient and professional, as befits its classy feeling. Staff are quick to greet and seat guests, and have basic working knowledge if asked about cocktails, drinks, or food. The menu cards are informative and detailed, though the low ambient lighting makes reading slightly difficult. Staff do take off-menu requests, if you know what you want, the bar will attempt to recreate it!
Food at Anti:Dote bar mostly consists of modern, contemporary light bar snacks / tapas, and desserts, both Western and Asian style. Portions are designed for sharing. And while Anti:Dote bar has various types of liquor, the stars here are their creative, hand crafted, award-winning cocktails, made with fresh ingredients, some of which are from their very own herb garden! Prices are comparable to other bars, budget about SGD $55 per person for 2 drinks and a snack.
For the Hwa Chae Cocktail (SGD $23), Bannie Kang has drawn inspiration from the traditional South Korean fruit punch. Her version is made with Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, lemon, maple syrup, pineapple juice, watermelon, and beer! The result is a light, fruity, refreshing, and thirst quenching beverage; sweet and fruity in taste, yet complex with the malty, smooth fusion of rum and beer. With no bitterness and no lingering alcohol burn, this works both as an apertif / starter, or as a dessert beverage.
The Corpse Reviver #2 Cocktail (SGD $23) is fruity and refreshing cocktail, made with absinthe, gin, home made orange liqueur, lemon juice, and home made vermouth, topped with orange peel and a sprig of rosemary from their in-house herb garden. This aptly named concoction is a great starter cocktail, perking up the palate, and pairing surprisingly well with the dishes here!
Anti:Dote offers a hip bar with cocktails of various strengths in a cozy setting that makes an ideal place for having some tapas and drinks after that long day in the office.
At a recent visit, I tried several cocktails but the one that stood out for me was the Hwa Chae, a watermelon cocktail with bacardi and stout which is in the running for this year's barcardi competition. (This one got my vote)
Light chill music, great drinks - ideal for that hot date or the catch up with friends.