We decided to splurge on a Sunday afternoon.
And so we went to the Ritz Carlton famous high tea buffet in Singapore — Chihuly lounge. I really like the place and ambience of the lounge. It is spacious with a live classical music played to your ear. The staff is also attentive and friendly, which is expected of the service of a 5-star hotel. However, everything comes at a cost. We ended up paying $131 for 2 packs, which translates to about $58++ per person.
I am not entirely a desserts type of person because they are simply too sweet for me so I probably have known that I would be literally paying more to go there. But anyway, my wife wanted to try the high tea at Ritz Carlton and live a rich tai-tai life for once, so I complied.
Below are some of the food we have eaten. They are generally tasty but not a lot of variety. I guess it’s high tea and tai-tai don’t eat much so I have to lower my expectations of not expecting a lunch buffet with huge Alaska crab or something.
The 3 keytakeaways from today’s big splurge are:
1.) High teas are designed specifically for Tai-Tai. 70% of them are Japanese while another 20% are Chinese. Only 10% are probably local.
2.) No matter how much you can eat, you will still ended up losing on the extravagant price you pay to them. Again you pay for the quality, service and ambience — all of which made up the difference between what you consumed and what you paid. I guess this is what they called intangible cost in accounting terms.
3.) As a normal human being, we only live once, But that also means that we probably only try once to live a tai-tai life. It’s time to go back to reality.
7 Raffles Avenue
Lobby Ritz-Carlton Millenia
Tel: +65 6434 5283
Timing for afternoon tea: 2.30pm – 5pm