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2013-09-22 49 views
Award winning record company label and now restaurant cum patisserie. High Society has certainly come a long way since it was founded by That CD Shop back in 2006. You have probably seen their gorgeous display of artisan cupcakes and beautifully crafted cakes and tarts at the counters of High Society Mansion in Pacific Plaza or while you were walking past the High Society Cafe in Marina Bay Sands. Either way, these delectable treats are definitely showstoppers for adults and kids alike.It is sai
It is said that the cupcakes are such crowd-pleasers and have an incredibly high turnover rate that they do not stay on display for more than 24 hours because they are simply sold out before that. With names such as Flirt (coffee cake with coffee custard and coffee butter cream), Fantasy (green tea and passion fruit), Passion (pistachio raspberry cake with pistachio and raspberry butter cream) and the ever classic Red Velvet, these cupcakes are simply irresistible. But what you probably did not know is that High Society also has a team of culinary experts in their kitchen churning out some fine dishes as well. With a seasonal menu that changes every 3 months and a standard one that boasts a rather extensive selection of pastas, gourmet sandwiches and mains such as Oxtail Stew, Duck Confit and Angus Ribeye, High Society is certainly not pulling any stops here as they strive to offer great food, sweet treats and lovely tunes for their customers.
With theme colours of gold and royal red, velvet upholstered dining chairs and couches and marbled floors, dining here at High Society is almost intense and elaborate. But it's not all chi-chi and uppity, and is instead all about bringing that visual, tasty and auditory experience to the diner and enjoying the good life. I had my eyes on the Duck Confit which was served with carrot puree instead of the regular mashed potatoes. Loved the colours of this dish and how appetising it looked. And true to its appearances, the skin of the duck was rightfully crisp without being too oily while the meat was well poached until it was oh so tender. The only gripe I had was that the chef may have rubbed a tad too much salt while curing it but nonetheless one of better Duck Confits I have had. The Summer Seafood Laksa Spaghetti was an example of their fusion dishes. Served with pan seared scallops and very fresh firm tiger prawns, this was a surprisingly good twist on our local delight. I enjoyed the distinct laksa taste which was rich, slightly sweet and spicy at the same time. While it was a little on the oily side, this was certainly one unique dish. And moving to the part that High Society is best known for- their cupcakes.
We tried their popular ones namely the Casanova (chocolate hazelnut feuilletine and chocolate ganache), Haute (vanilla cake with lemon curd topped with chantilly cream), Red Velvet (chocolate vanilla cake with rum raisin and cream cheese topping) and the Classic (vanilla cake with tahitian vanilla butter cream). And introducing possibly the most visually appealing and aesthetically pleasing desserts of all time- the remake of Pierre Hermé's signature creation, the Ispahan. A lovely mix of rose water, raspberries, extremely smooth butter cream sandwiched in between soft pink macaron shells, it is so easy to fall in love with this delicate eye candy especially with that rose petal atop and the glistening dewdrop for an added sparkle.
The Strawberry Short Cake too was another pretty picture. The softness and creaminess of the creme mousseline against the crispness of the sable breton cookie base and lined with a border of fresh sliced strawberries, a lovely combination and an extremely light one at that. Of course, not forgetting the regular macarons of Earl Grey, Raspberry Rose, Praline Hazelnut, Maple Walnut and more than 8 other flavours for you to choose from!
We also tried their Apple Crumble which was not your usual gooey pie messiness but chunks of apple, almond cream, honey and rosemary neatly packed into a pastry square tart. So very quaint and delightful. I most certainly did enjoy my time here at the High Society and was pleasantly surprised at the culinary standards of the food offered here. It is now not only an ideal place for afternoon tea and cakes, but also one for lunch and dinner. So dont forget to add High Society to your list of food places to try the next time you are at Marina Bay Sands or Pacific Plaza. It's the perfect example how great food goes with good music.