Anti:dote is an uberchic bar and restaurant famous for its bespoke cocktails. I was there for a business lunch and another time I was having their famous high-tea. Neither time I tried their cocktail. But this time it was for a completely different reason.
During these interesting times, we have to put a mask on wherever we go. The only exception is when you are having food. So after a long walk around the mall, we were looking for a coffee place to rest our feet and to take off the mask for a minute. We just have to adjourn to Anti:dote to do that.
Remembering that the hotel has been designated as a Stay-Home Notice hotel for returning folks, I reckoned it would not be crowded. Well, the high-tea was completely sold out (it was 4pm), and there’s only bar tables left. Good.
It is essentially still a cocktail bar, so we each need to order at least one drink each as cover. No worries, we need that to take off our masks too 😉
It just happened to be offering some special creations by the Michelin-starred chef Kirk Westaway of JAAN. A pleasant coincidence so we decided to order more than one drink.
Strawberry Eton Mess
It is a salute to the Casual British Summer, and what more appropriate than strawberry and cream. Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream. First mentioned in print in 1893, it is commonly believed to originate from Eton College and is served at the annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow School. Pomp and deliciousness delivered on a polished pebble delicately plated. No laughing matter at $14.
Don’t laugh, it’s $8 and it tasted just like Starbucks.
Curry Salted Fries
Curry-flavoured shoestrings fries served with a curry-mayo dip. The fries were so much better than McD because they were freshly made and crunchy. Salted and spiced properly, it was a delight at $10.
The 30 min rest came up to almost $60 after tax and service charge. But it was a really classy way to take a break. And there’s a USB charger on the table too, and I was surprised one of the table was actually doing a conference call. New normal I guess.
No, I did not order any cocktail yet again.
Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Rd, Level 1, Singapore 178882
Tel : 64315315
Date Visited : Mar 2016