evian has been encouraging Singaporeans to seize the moment, discover the new, and fully embrace the present via its latest “Live Young Now” campaign. And in conjunction with it, TAG Heuer, Swiss watchmaker since 1860 is also launching its latest “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” campaign in Singapore.
Both campaigns converged at The White Rabbit a few weeks back with evian ambassador Maria Sharapova adding her glamour to the occasion - and it was a privilege to be invited to this event!
I arrived a little early and after registration, I sat down at one of the tables and was promptly offered some drinks and appetisers (more on that later).
The event started at around 6pm, with Utt hosting the show. It started with a light interviewing session, followed by Q&A (it was pretty obvious that the "lucky" guests chosen to ask her a question were planted), then some light activities with the other real lucky guests. The PA system weren't loud enough so half of the time, I couldn't really catch what she was saying.
The interaction with Maria Sharapova lasted only about an hour. Was really lucky I managed to get a photo with her and her autograph after the event!
The event continued for a few more hours, where I mingled with some of the guests. And since I'm such a foodie, how can I not take photos of the food right? I've heard from quite a few friends that White Rabbit's food is pretty good, so I was really excited to try out.
During the event, they served several types of canapés (not sure if they will be available in the main menu) and some are pretty good!
I've never been a real fan of parma and melon combination - the sweetness and saltiness somehow don't gel well with me in this dish
Beef tartare is made with raw minced beef, mixed wih onions and herbs. The beef is really tender and I love the crunch that the onion provides.
Gulped this down and had a few more (greedy me) - love the tomato sauce, tangy but not overpowering.
Was a little hesitant to take this when I heard the word "blue cheese" from the waiter, but decided to give it a shot nonetheless. Surprisingly, the blue cheese taste is not very strong and tuna is really fresh. Perhaps blue cheese lovers will discount this for the lack of blue cheese taste.
The bisque has a really strong "seafood" taste, almost to the point it's a little bitter and slightly unpleasant to my palette. It was also a bit too salty for me as well.
The mac and cheese was a little dry, so it paled in comparison to the other dishes that we had.
Pity I can't remember what the mayo-based dip was made of - it's pretty good!
I am never a fan of lamb chops because I dislike the "lamb smell", so I rejected the first serving. However, when a guest mentioned that it was really good, I decided to give it a chance - to my utmost surprise the lamb chop has no lamb smell at all. It was also extremely tender and flavourful. Maybe I will give the lamb chops here a try the next time I'm here!
I love the way the curd is presented, only wish that the passion fruit taste is stronger and tangier.
Creamy custard and a nice crunchy caramel top, for a non-creme-brulee fan like me, I actually find it really good!
A really huge thank you to Edelman for the invite to the event - I was really privileged and lucky to be there and see such a famous person live! I count my blessing each and every time I'm invited to an event or gifted an item to review. It really motivates me to put better content out here in my blog! Stay tuned for the upcoming recipes!