One-Ninety is the long-timer in-house continental restaurant of the Four Seasons in Singapore. It may be a trite dining concept, but it's an old-reliable that can be counted on for a simple, low-fuss meal amidst elegant digs.
The Mezze Dinner Buffet ($64+ per pax) is a semi-buffet spread of curated appetizers and desserts, and supplemented with an ala carte main course. It's not the most extensive or outstanding of buffets, but where the selection is kept purposefully small, the quality is maintained pretty highly.
My main was a Pan-fried Mediterranean Seabass, cooked beautifully, and simply adorned by a broccolini caponata, lemon, ketchup, and a lemon cream sauce.
The Hubs had the Black Angus Prime Tenderloin ($32 supplement) juicy, imbued with a wonderful char, and served with a red wine jus and blistered baby peppers. Nice if a little overpriced for the quality.
DIY Salad Station, nice crisp greens and a lovely selection of evoo
Poached Baby Kailan; Feta Cheese
Heirloom Tomatoes - these were huuuugggeee and bursting with sweetness.
Jellied Pork Trotters; Mushroom Artichoke Salad
Clockwise from bottom left: Ox Tongue; Mixed Green Salad; Sugar Bean Salad; Jellied Pork Trotters
Baby Eggplant with Balsamic; Mixed Green Salad
Spring Chicken with Asparagus; Mango Duck Salad - these were disappointing, the chicken was all dried out, and the duck was gamey
Hummus and Babaganoush - fantastic
Scallops on ice - fresh enough
Snow Fish carpaccio
Assorted Sushi Rolls - hearty and rustic
All the charchuterie were great! Parma Ham; Honey Baked Ham
Beef Salami; Pepperoni
Smoked Chicken Breast
Gypsy Pork Belly
Coarse Pork Lyoner; Smoked Turkey Roll
Nocetta Salami; Mushroom Terrine
Cheese Station - I loved that they labelled each cheese in detail: age, region, type...
The desserts were fair albeit forgettable; Assorted Nonya Kuehs; Yuzu Orange Jelly
Cheesecake; Assorted Macarons
Clockwise from bottom left: Pecan Nut Brownie; Raspberry Cake; Apricot Tart; Lavender Panna Cotta
Queen's Kisses; Grandma's Chocolate Cake; Tropical Fruit Cocktail; Sfogliatella
Bread & Butter Pudding with vanilla sauce
Complimentary crusty bread with softened butter
Four Season Hotel
190 Orchard Boulevard
Tel: 6734 1110
Open daily from 6.30am to 10.30am for breakfast;
11.30am to 2.30pm for lunch;
6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner
Saturday & Sunday from 12noon to 3pm for weekend brunch