Daily: 06:30 - 23:00
Lunch Buffet: Daily, 12:00 - 14:30
Monday to Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 18:00 – 22:00
Seafood Night Buffet: Friday, 18:00 – 22:00
Sunday Lazy Lunch: Sunday, 12:00 – 15:00
Located on Level 32 of The Westin Singapore, Seasonal Tastes is the hotel's signature dining venue, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that show off panoramic views of Singapore's city skyline. The restaurant offers a live interactive kitchen concept where guests can enjoy a truly personalised culinary experience.
Look forward to a selection of culinary highlights for their buffet offerings on Fridays and Saturdays. Every Friday is Seafood Night, where the freshest selection of crustaceans and salmon sashimi are served. On Saturdays, revel in a smorgasbord of roasts and prime cuts.
Its weekly chillout Sunday lunch, Sunday Lazy Lunch, boasts a variety of table mainstays – hearty roasts and prime cuts, fresh seafood and delightful desserts. Let the afternoon drift by as you wind down the weekend with your loved ones.
Full Seasonal Tastes review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/08/seasonal-tastes-tasting-session.html
Located on the 32nd floor of the Westin Hotel, Seasonal Tastes is the signature in-house hotel restaurant, with a wide buffet spread ranging from Asian to International dishes. Offering an Interative Kitchen where each chef is dedicated to a particular speciality, Seasonal Tastes is a top quality hotel buffet, with panoramic views of the surrounding Marina South and Marina Bay area.
Ambiene at Seasonal Tastes is fantastic. Floor to ceiling length windows offer perfect view of the bay area, while decor is modern contemporary chic. The spacious layout even has semi-private alcoves, while furniture is not only eye-catching but comfortable as well. The buffet spread is well laid out in sections (Fresh Seafood, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Desserts), though the actual flow of the spread isn't linear. Overall ambient lighting is also rather dim.
Service at Seasonal Tastes is outstanding. Staff are friendly and polite, offering greetings on entry. Efficient as well, clearing empty plates quickly, and topping up water glasses without being asked. I must also commend the Seasonal Tastes staff, on 1 anonymous visit I had left my camera behind, and only discovered the loss after I had departed the hotel premesis. Panicked, I returned, only to find the Seasonal Tastes staff holding onto it, and searching the hotel for me. Excellent, memorable service!
Food at Seasonal Tastes is generally of high quality, with each chef having dedicated specialities. Helmed by German Executive Chef Sven Cepon, the team comprises both local and regional chefs, each specialising in their own cuisine. Dishes are freshly prepared daily according to traditional recipes, and the menu is rotated regularly to keep things fresh even for repeat diners. Prices at Seasonal Tastes are on the upper end, budget about SGD $70 per person for the dinner buffet.
The unique Lobster Russian Salad With Vodka Mayonnaise features loads of fresh potatoes, peas, cherry tomatoes and dill, along with fresh, meaty, succulent lobster meat. The vodka mayonnaise is light, not too heavy or overpowering, and complements the freshness of this cold salad.
Loved the Fusilli Pasta Salad, Sundried Tomato Dressing With Shaved Prosciutto Ham! The ham lent a salty, savoury taste to the clean, fresh taste of the pasta, while the sundried tomato added a burst of juicy flavour in the mouth.
The Macaroni And Cheese Salad With Smoked Chicken features hand made macaroni, with a nice bouncy texture. The smoked chicken is done perfectly, lending a savoury, smoky taste and lifting the whole dish. But I couldn't detect the presence of the cheese at all.
Ordered the Mushroom Tortellini Aglio Olio With Bacon & Crispy Garlic from the live pasta station, it was outstanding! The best part as the use of the crispy fried garlic bits in the aglio olio, which releases a burst of flavour!
For full review & more pics, visit: https://epicuriouscan.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/panaroma-feasting-with-panaromic-view-seasonal-tastes/
Seasonal Tastes is where buffet at The Westin Hotel takes place daily, almost at all times, breakfast, lunch & dinner. Immerse oneself in seafood indulgences on Friday Seafood Nights, and Carving & Roasts on Saturday Nights. Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Restaurant & Bars Discount, and guests of Seasonal Tastes enjoy complimentary per entry parking on weekday nights, and all day for Saturdays & Sundays.
Note: Tuesday night, but the dinner crowd largely comprising of PMETs was streaming in droves.
Located on level 32, the cascading full windows all round, offers diners a panoramic view of the marina, as well as ranks of iron horses at Keppel harbor. The indoor luminance at Seasonal Tastes is considerably dimmer than typical buffet hot spots, makes for quite a nice chill out & relaxed mood for dining. Albeit, was a tad too dim for me to showcase in pictures, the good works of the chefs & kitchen crew.
Service staff is attentive and prompt to attend upon seating at the table. Order your beverage, and you’re good to get the ball rolling.
To me, Three (03) gastro reasons to visit:
Fresh Cold Seafood – Boston lobsters, scallops, mussels, prawns, crabs and freshly shucked oysters. Dips & sauces such as mayonnaise, tabasco, mustard & lemons are available for dashing. The wasabi mayonnaise goes well with almost all the crustaceans. Usually, I’d be indulging in oysters, but I’m inclined towards the lobsters & prawns.
Live station, Carvings, roasts & grills – striploin, leg of lamb, seabass, Mexican chorizo, seasoned duck breast, satay, moo-ping, pork belly. This is definitely a show stopper and my heart skipped a beat too. Join the queue, order your choice of meats and doneness, collect your numbered clothes peg, and return to collect your order in the given time. My personal favorites: striploin (rare), leg of lamb (rare), moo-ping (didn’t need any dips or sauce).
Desserts – confections, cakes, tarts, chocolate fondue, marshmallows, cut fruits, brownies etc. I’m not much of a sweet tooth, but gelatos I had 2 rounds. They’re good, but if I had to list them in order of preference… avocado, chocolate, blood orange, mango, vanilla.
I’d safely conclude that for the price to feast on a Monday or Tuesday night, it’s really quite a steal. I can only imagine how much more enjoyable it’d be for Seafood (Friday nights) or Carving & Roast nights.
Seasonal Tastes is an international cuisine buffet spread overlooking the city skyline, through the floor-to-ceiling windows at level 32 of The Westin Singapore.
I would say the highlight of the buffet spread lies in the grill section, with more than 6 selection to choose from. Some suggested ones would be the satay, moo ping, beef and leg of lamb. For the seafood section, oyster lovers can rejoice with the freshly shucked oysters.
Don't forget to leave space for the dessert table! It consist of seven little parts such as Alfredo ice-cream, Nonya (Peranakan) kuehs and chocolate fondue fountain. Totally worth the price if you go on Mondays and Tuesdays!
[MEDIA INVITE] For the full review, click here:
Seasonal Tastes is the main dining location for The Westin Hotel Singapore. Located on the 32nd floor, surrounded with top to bottom glass window, it allow diners to enjoy the view of Singapore skyline. And what is amazing is that on Monday and Tuesday, the dinner buffet is priced at only $48++ per pax.
So what is my pick for Seasonal Tastes:
Cold Seafood Selection. Here you can get your fix for fresh oysters, chilled lobsters, crabs, prawns and mussels. My personal picked from this station are the oysters, lobsters and prawns. The oyster is fresh, briny with velvety texture. The lobster and prawns are solid with springy fresh texture. For dipping sauce, the wasabi mayonnaise with a dash of lemon got my pick.
Live Station. Here you can get your fix for steak (beef and lamb), fish, sausages, satay and Thai bbq pork. The satay is a must try here. The meat is well seasoned, fragrant and succulent. There is a bit of charred from the grill, that you normally found in the outer part of the satay.
Beef of the night was striploin. We both order one serving each and we find the meat is on the tough side as it was derived of fats from well spread the marbling. The leg lamb on the other hand is so much better compare to the beef. Absent of any gamy flavours, it is meaty, succulent and it just melts in your mouth.
Cooked food station. I sampled the pulled pork, which like its name pulled into a strand of meat. It was covered with the au jus from the roasting, so it maintain the tenderness and moisture in the meat. The solid flavour of vinegar and bbq sauce helps to balance this dish so you do not become overwhelm ('jelak').
Noodle station. LD sampled the laksa. The version here is not as 'lemak' as the one we regularly ate. The flavours come from the seafood and spices, which gave the lighter soup the robustness.
Finally, Desserts station. Their gelato is a must try. We were strongly recommend to try the Chocolate and Avocado. They are absolutely spot on. The dark chocolate solid and totally yum. While the avocado is smooth, creamy with a hint of avocado flavour. The rest of the flavours such as mango, vanilla and blood orange are definitely worth to try as well. I use the vanilla for make affogato with my coffee.
Don't miss The Lychee Crumble tart and the brownie here. The pastry on the tart is crumbly while the sweetness of the tart toppings is minimum. The surprise come from the spurt of chocolate halfway when you bit the tart. A beautiful way to end the meal.
Overall, Monday and Tuesday diner buffet provide value for money. The quality of the food served here is very good and there is sufficient variety to meet everyone palate. So if you are looking for a place to dine on Monday and Tuesday, you must consider Seasonal Tastes. Cheers!!
Thank you very much to HungryGoWhere and The Westin Hotel team for the tasting invitation.