Friday, August 27, 2010

Power Lunch (Part 1)

This series is prepared by our very own foodie lady, Tania H. Her last post was in December last year, and now she's back with suggestions about where you can go for special occasions.. And some insider tips too.
Power Lunch [pou-er luhnch] noun — Important lunchtime business meeting: a meeting over lunch that gives somebody the opportunity to cultivate an important contact or discuss high-level business matters. (Source)
If you’re looking for a venue that allows you to talk shop but not intimidate, and at the same time to enjoy some fine cuisine, we’ve got some places in mind for your next business sign-off. In a two-part blogpost, we will introduce some restaurants in Resorts World Sentosa that you can consider for your next business meet up. Who knows, you might just sign THE deal over a bottle of fine wine.

Feng Shui Inn
— authentic Cantonese cuisine at its best.

The setting: Each of the four private dining room seats 10-12 guests, and a mahjong table is available upon request.

How to impress: Order premium Chinese wines and teas to accompany the freshest Maine lobster or Aomori abalone. It will be an exquisite meal your guests will never forget.

What’s special: Chef Li Kwok Kwong’s versatility in the culinary art is always being put to the test when guests make special requests, but he always arrives on the mark.

Personally there are two dishes I'd recommend:

The ’live’ crayfish stir-fried Hong Kong style (“避风塘”炒虾婆). It is a tricky dish to master due to the combination of spices and seasonings.

The geo-duck clam prepared sashimi-style. While majority of Chinese restaurants serve the geo-duck clam fried, Chef Li chooses to serve his sashimi-style. Taste-wise, because of the natural sweetness and crunchy texture of the geo-duck clam, I find it quite addictive.


Osia — Indulge in a taste of Australia

The setting:Dine in the exclusive Grange Room which accommodates up to 14 guests. With a relaxed, casual and intimate dining atmosphere, your guests will be instantly at ease.

How to impress: Choose from a series of Penfolds Grange wines, housed in the Grange Room, to partner the cuisine

The Grange Room

What’s special: You’ll find an innovative ala carte menu combining Asian influences and Western culinary techniques. Set lunches are reasonably priced, starting from $28++ and offers a 2-course and 3-course meal. You will not be picking bones by ordering the broiled cod with lovely ratte potato and light-as-air shiromiso espuma.

Another personal favourite of mine is this hot Valrhona chocolate soup. Whatever the outcome of your business negotiation, this dessert is sure to deliver.


Palio — Dive into the arms of a warm Tuscan welcome

The setting: Book one of the two private dining rooms for absolute discretion and dine at your own comfort. Seating up to 10 guests per room, Palio’s interior, with shades of burnt orange, sky blue and black-white marble floor tiles boats of an eclectic design style and exudes a friendly feel.

How to impress: Pick the room just next to the wine cellar and have access to an extensive range of Old World and New World wines.

What’s special: Serving up rustic Tuscan cuisine in hearty portions, Palio’s $28++ 3-course set lunch is an ideal choice for a lunch pow-wow. For a taste of authentic Tuscan cuisine, the Tagliatelle pasta with slow-braised rabbit comes recommended – and after that, tuck into Palio’s signature Tiramisu for sweet success. 

Just like Chris D's review not long ago, my favourite from Palio is the rigatoni topped with crispy parma ham and fresh cherry tomatoes.


Look out for part 2 of the blogpost on three more suggestions for that power lunch that you're thinking of planning.

For reservations, please call +65-6577-8899. For the full dining listing at Resorts World Sentosa, please visit

Enjoy lunchtime parking rates from 12pm to 2pm on Mondays to Thursdays (excluding PH) at S$1 for the first hour and S$2 thereafter.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails