Long long time ago…A Vintage Tea Party

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And yes it was a long long time ago indeed. Approximately back in March if I’m not wrong. But busy ol’ me left it aside and forgot all about it, till I stumbled upon the album a few days ago!

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Random car that totally added on to the vintage feel!

Hosted by House at Barracks, this weekly tea party happens on Thursdays & Fridays, from 3pm – 5.30pm. A tea party? And vintage too? My oh my what a dainty and absolutely fantastic past time for us girls!!! How can we possibly resist it? Not that there aren’t guys there mind you. As with all forms of buffet, pictures are most effective. So be prepared for the onslaught of pictures!

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The buffet was spread out over a row of two tables, with savouries found at both extremes of the row, and the sweets placed on every remaining inch. I was a little disappointed at the spread at first cause two tables looked really little, and I of course started off with the typical Singaporean “quantity is quality” kinda mentality.

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Wonderful decorations to round up the whole vintage look!

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I wonder if there are really words in them? Should’ve flipped to find out.

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The savouries essentially consists of a selection of breads, crackers, and various spreads to top it with; some cheeses, fruits and nuts; and several mini bites of Skinny Pizzas.

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Have I ever mentioned that I’m a sucker for decor? Love how the breads are placed in that suitcase! If only I could seal it up and bring the lot home.

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Mini bites of Skinny Pizzas

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Yes and they had these wonderful Vietnamese rice rolls too! Didn’t get to nick one of them in time. My sister tried it and she said it was rather pleasant. The plate was only refilled once, so do snatch one before it runs out!

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First round: crackers and some of the featured spreads. Thai chilli chicken and truffle mushrooms.

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Second round: breads, cheeses, fruits and nuts.

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Me being the sweets lover, I took a gazillion more photos of those delectable desserts!

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Crème brulees at such buffets will never be up to expectations cause it’s impossible to get the cold-custard and hot-flambéed-caramelised-top combination unless whipped up a la minute. Even so this was a pretty decent crème brulee! Not overly sweet and it definitely had that nice crack on the surface. Found out recently that the super cute egg stand’s from Daiso!

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The expensive stuff always come in smaller quantities. These were refilled once too, and you can tell there aren’t many of it per round. Pretty decent macaron shells, with a good chewy chocolate ganache filling.

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Some green tea grapefruit and orange meringue tarts, these didn’t impress. The tart base was good, meringue ain’t bad, but the citrus fruits weren’t juicy and did not complement the other components.

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This is the one babe you should absolutely absolutely NOT miss. When they say Bitter Chocolate Tart, they really do mean bitter. The ganache was bittersweet and dark, so you’d have no problems chugging down tens at a go. Absolutely delish. Similarly they only refill it once so you really have to rush for it.

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At the end of this tea buffet, I decided that quantity does not equate to quality. Despite not having the widest spread ever, the quality of food served here was simply amazing. On hindsight the quantity was in fact spot on. There was enough to explore and excite my tastebuds, yet not too much so I could return for seconds and thirds on those I really love. If there were more stuff I might’ve left the buffet feeling less satisfied as I really don’t have the capacity to stomach too much food.

Priced at $22+ for adults and $18+ for kids, it is definitely worth my money. Spamming the skinny pizza bites alone would probably already cover the cost! I don’t know but I don’t think this Vintage Tea Party will last forever, so do make a trip down quick! I know I’ll be back a second time. Maybe a third.

House at Barracks
8D Dempsey Road
Singapore 249672
6475 7787

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