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Happy Sunday everyone! The boy and I celebrated our National Day yesterday at Café Swiss in Swissotel The Stamford yesterday. Don’t say I never share ok! I downloaded the DBS Indulge app a few days ago and wanted to look for the dining deals to enjoy and celebrate our National day. And I found that they have “DINE FOR FREE” deals. So I decided to try Café Swiss.

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This 1-for-1 lunch buffet promotion is available for any DBS/POSB Credit & Debit Cards. It originally costs $40++ per adult but because of the promotion, it only costs $40++ for TWO adults, which is about $24 per pax. Very good deal! Valid till end of October 2013.

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We only reached there about 1.30pm after our gym, so I didn’t manage to grab perfectly plated buffet spread. But thankfully they refill quite fast. I started my lunch with some salad, cold cuts and terrines. For cold cuts they have beef pastrami, dried salami, and chorizo, and I enjoyed the sausage salad.

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And of course, the boy targeted their cold seafood and sashimi immediately. They only have prawns and clams on ice, but the prawns were fresh and I enjoyed it very much. There is also a variety of sushi, marinated mini-octopus and salmon sashimi.

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To be frank, Café Swiss does not have a hugeeee variety of hot dishes. But most of them were fairly decent. I managed to catch a few dishes which had just been refilled – (from left) pork schnitzel on roesti potato, pan fried dory fillet with capers, lemon and tomato brown sauce, sautéed tiger prawns and spinach with parmesan sage cream sauce, grilled chicken thigh infused with lemongrass and coconut jus.

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I came over to the roast corner and wanted to grab a photo of the oven roasted ribeye. The very cooperative chef is also kind enough to pose for me! Thank you ah, LOL! The ribeye is very tender and juicy and the wine jus made it more palatable.

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Just beside the roast section, there is a pasta live station where the chef will blanch and cook the pasta for you. And you can pick your own sauce – creamy or tomato sauce.

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They have a wide variety of cheese – Saint maure, blue cheese, reblochon, camembert, emmentaler, appenzeller, gruyere etc etc.

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I love the dessert corner most as they have some yummy desserts they have an assortment of cakes, tarts, mousse, puddings and kuehs such as Strawberry mirror cream with vanilla crust, Hazelnut mousseline choux paste, 80% chocolate ganache tart, Double chocolate brownie, Chocolate fondue, Ivory mousse with macha dacquoise and raspberry coulis verrine and chocolate fondue!

My favourite is the Strawberry mirror cream with vanilla crust. It has a shiny and smooth strawberry glaze in dome shape. I’ve never made a glossy pretty mirror for a cake before! And it is not too sweet, definitely my next baking inspiration! The chocolate fountain was also much welcomed, with fresh fruits and marshmallows at the side for dipping.

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We were served coffee or tea after our lunch. They do have quite of range of tea bags by TWG. Ambience was good as we were seated along the window pane where we have had a good view on Esplanade and Suntec City. And we had a long and tranquil afternoon before going for our next appointment.

Café Swiss may not have a wide buffet spread but it is sufficient. There are definitely some hits and misses but the 1-for-1 deal makes it worth it! The staffs were friendly and attentive, coming by once in a while to ask about the food as well as refill our water.

Cafe Swiss
Address: Level 2, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road
Phone: 6431 6156

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From now till 31 October, enjoy 1-for-1 deals at Swissotel & Fairmont, Cedele, Pasta Mania, Singapore Marriott, The Café Cartel and more! See the list of deals here.

From now till 30 September 2013, you can also stand a chance to win an all expenses paid holiday to BKK! This 3D2N trip, sponsored by CTC Travel includes airfare and accommodation and enables me to fulfil my yearly ritual of shop, eat, massage!

DBS Indulge participating restaurant includes: Moo Bar & Grill, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Concorde Hotel Singapore, Furama City Centre, Ristorante Da Valentino, Furama Riverfront, The Cathay Restaurant, Space@My Humble House, Foodology, District 10 Fish.Chips.Burger.Bar, Woods @ Emily Hill, Brewbakers Kitchen and Bar, Swissôtel The Stamford, Traders Hotel, Gallery Hotel, Melting Pot Cafe, Brewerkz Taphouse, InterContinental Singapore, Days Hotel Singapore, Fullerton Hotel, Grand Park City Hall, Grand Park Orchard, Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, M Hotel, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Pasta Fresca, Ramada Singapore, Shangri-La Hotel, The Cathay Restaurant, Mad For Garlic, Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, The Cafe Cartel, Ben & Jerry’s, CA California, Big O Cafe & Restaurant, Toby’s The Dessert Asylum, Tampopo, Tampopo Grand. Read more about the deals here.

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I am trying my luck by sending the above photo for this contest! Wish me luck and wish you luck! HUAT AH!