Lobby Lounge Take 2

In a world where we are increasingly reliant on Instagram and eating with our eyes, we must all have our fair share of WTF moments where what you see is far from what you got. I had that with Kanzi Fashion Cafe and till this day it will forever remain as my sad bingsoo story. I guess if anything it was a good lesson on not judging a book by a cover or in fact the reverse to this idiom. The disappoint was on a very different degree when it came to Anna's Mess, the product of Shangri La's executive pastry chef Anna Polyviou. After seeing it on her Instagram account and others for a while now, I finally found the perfect excuse or cover for me to justify running to the Lobby Lounge. For the record it looks much bigger in photos than in real life.

L: Anna's Mess approx $10
R: Citrus tart approx $5

Unfortunately that day I didn't take a photo of the menu and price list so this is all from my memory but the prices that I have written down are very accurate, if anything I'm $0.50-$1 off.

First of all, minor faults aside, the desserts are to die for. With regards to the citrus tart, I wish the cookie base wasn't as hard. I mean it was a two-person effort to cut through the base to ensure that pieces wouldn't go flying. Other than that I was loving the the citrus flavour with the lemon and grapefruit pairing.

Anna's Mess is a bit more reserved for those who harbour a big sweet tooth. I personally found the white chocolate (dome included) to be a bit on the sweet side but really in the scheme of things it is really trivial when you consider how much I loved her Rose and French Vanilla tea mousse. I would have like the rose to be more pronounced but I appreciated the subtly of the rose as well. Other notables that went into this beauty- a joconde sponge and a white chocolate and feuilletine crunch. 

So beautiful, surely this is enough of a reason to run off to Lobby Lounge right? 
Also please ignore the small cutlery mark on the side the OCD side of me is doing circles at the moment.

My mango, pineapple cocktail ($10)  because I was in need of a drink minus the alcohol. I think photo accurately captures the size disparity between the tall glass and the desserts.

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  1. Colourful and creative desserts! We also had the pleasure of sampling Chef Anna's creations at The Shangri-la a few weeks ago. Her creativity seems to stand out in our chosen dishes and here in your desserts. Nice capture, Shirley!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    1. Oh wow, I'm so jealous that you got to sample her food. So lucky girls!!!



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