With my 2018 resolution of staying more in tune with my health and eating clean, I was happy to know that Capella Singapore’s designer kitchen, Chef’s Table is adding a healthier option on top of its classic afternoon tea, the Wellness Tea Time every Friday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm!
Sandra Lim of Live Fruitfully, a certified Raw Food Chef from The Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute, together with Chef David Senia, the Culinary Director of Capella Singapore, have teamed up to create a holistic menu of unique dishes using wholesome ingredients.
One would be greeted with a cup of cold chamomile tea to relax yourself before the starter was served to the table.
Recognizing that tea being an important part of an afternoon tea, The wellness afternoon tea from Capella Singapore was paired with a selection of three wellness teas from Ronnefeldt Ayurvedic teas for diners to chose from – a cocoa-rich taste with light floral notes Stay in Balance; an invigorating herbal Light My Flame or the smooth green tea blend Let It Go.
One of the favourite amongst my fellow dining partners (including some carnivores) was the Crispy Charcoal Tuile with Root Vegetable Hummus. Unlike hummus that I had previously which had a grainy texture, the sweet potato hummus was smooth, tangy and refreshing. The charcoal tuile and edamame also gave the hummus a contrasting texture while I personally enjoyed. Tempeh Portobello Slider with Green Goddess Cream was a pleasant surprise for the non-mushroom eaters. Sandwiched between the homemade flax seed bun, the tempeh and portobello mushroom was brilliantly made into a burger patty which one would take a second bite before realising what were the ingredients used. However, the combination was very harmonized and balance, making it a great non-meat slider.
Next up, we had the Cauliflower Millefeuille with Shiitake Bacon and Sprouted Whole Grain Bread with Tomato Tapenade. This pair of savoury delights were very well played. I like how Chef Sandra used 5 different grains which includes brown rice, black rice and lentil to make the Sprouted Whole Grain Bread which gave it layers of different texture with a lovely chewy (in a good way) bite. Oh yes, this is very filling as well and the tomato Tapenade was mind blowingly good – piquant yet sweet and very appetizing. Cauliflower Millefeuille with Shiitake Bacon was served in a dainty manner but packed with intense flavour as the Shiitake mushroom was first dehydrated before it was served with a smooth corn puree.
When I heard the word “GLUTEN -FREE”, initially I wasn’t very not motivated to try the scones. My idea of a good scone got to be one that was moist, light and fluffy but gluten-free bakes usually tasted like cardboard. However, the Cranberry Scones with Raspberry Chia Jam and Whipped Coconut Cream from Capella surprised me with that alluring aroma and the texture was soft and not too densed. The lovely scones made from almond flour and coconut flour were good on its own but the jam and coconut cream also complimented them beautifully!
The desserts were an awesome selection of 4 carefully curated sweet treats made with unrefined sugar choices such as maple syrup and vegan chocolate chips. The colourful daintiness includes a Quinoa and Zucchini Chocolate Tea Cake; the Chocolate Hazelnut Dome; Cultivated ‘Cheesecake’ with Blueberry and Beetroot Glaze and Cacao Avocado Mousse. Out of the four, my heart went out to Chocolate Hazelnut Dome which has a chewy yet yummy tart base made using aqua fava and 5 different flours (so must effort put in to a tart base, right?). While it has banana as one of its ingredients, the smell of the banana was well concealed that I almost couldn’t detect it!
The afternoon tea was rounded up with a refreshing Tomato Consomme Jelly with Basil Granita.
What I really like about this wellness afternoon tea from Capella Singapore is, it highlighted a medley of plant-based, gluten-free and dairy-free savoury and sweet creations which were healthy, delicious and not loaded with unnecessary calories. The worries of food coma is not found and the body feel really clean the day after.
Wellness Tea Time
Chef’s Table at Capella Singapore
3:00pm to 5:00pm
S$59.00++ per person
Available on every Friday with advanced booking required.
Tel: +65 6591 5023
Wholesome Friday (S$265++ per person)
· 90-minute De-stress Back, Face and Scalp Treatment at Auriga spa
· Wellness Tea Time at Chef’s Table
Available on every Friday in the month of April with advanced booking required.
Tel: +65 6591 5023
With Mother’s Day coming, there are also two special packages tailored to let our beloved moms take that well-deserved break.
Mum’s Month (S$250++ per person)
· 45-minute Body Massage
· 45-minute Rose Facial
· Aesop Travel Set
Spa Date with Mum (S$550++ for two)
· 30-minute Body Scrub
· 60-minute Body Massage / Rose Facial
· Afternoon Tea
· Aesop Travel Set
For more information or to make a booking, contact Auriga spa at +65 6591 5023 or email to
How about Sunday Brunch at The Knolls over the Mother’s Day weekend? There will be a special guest appearance by Tasha Lu, Hendrick’s Gin Southeast Asia’s Brand Ambassador together with live food stations. Mothers also get to create and bring home a personalised fragrance at the popup booth.
Pink Sunday Brunch
Date: 13 May 2018, Sunday
Time: 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Venue: The Knolls
S$198++ per adult with free flow Tattinger champagne, wines, beers and cocktails
S$158++ per adult with free flow cocktails and wines
S$138++ per adult with free flow mocktails, soft drinks and juices
S$78++ per child aged between 7 and 12 years old
S$48++ per child aged between 4 and 6 years old
For more information or to make a booking, contact The Knolls at +65 6591 5046 or
Capella Singapore’s Cantonese specialty restaurant, Cassia is also offering a five-course deluxe menu to celebrate mothers on 12 and 13 May 2018. Beside Double-boiled Old Cucumber Soup with Dried Seafood, there are Chef’s Combination of Deep-fried Cod Fish Roll with Cheese and Diced Celery, Boneless Roasted Duck with Fresh Mango in Lemon Sauce, Baked Seafood Tart with Homemade Creamy Sauce, Braised Sea Cucumber with Goose Webs, Mushroom, Bamboo Shoot and Shrimp Roe, Braised Rice with Minced Eggplants and Salted Fish Steamed Egg White with Hasma and Fresh Milk. A glass of Taittinger Brut Réserve will also be served on the house.
Cassia’s Mother’s Day Set Menu
Date: 12 and 13 May 2018, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm (lunch) | 6:30pm to 10:00pm (dinner)
Price: S$118++ per person (with a complimentary glass of Taittinger Brut Réserve)
For more information or to make a booking, contact Cassia at +65 6591 5045 or email@example.com.