Golden Jubilee Saturdays at Absinthe!

If you’re looking for a good spot to catch the fireworks display this year, Absinthe is the place to be!

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Located along the Singapore River, you will enjoy a clear view of the fireworks display from the outdoor terrace!

If you’re around the area at 4:30pm, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the parachuters making their jumps. As dinner begins at 5:30pm, look to the skies for the aerial display. The much anticipated fireworks show will begin at 8pm, and what better way to enjoy it than with a glass of Rosé in hand?


We have put together an exclusive 5-course celebratory set dinner menu at $50++! The following menu will be available on Saturdays leading up to National Day, 11th, 18th, and 25th of July and the 1st of August 2015.

SG 50++ Saturday

Book online now!

Call 62229068 to make a reservation, or drop an email to
See you by the river! xx

The Bigger Plan.

“….I believe everything happens for a reason and is all part of a bigger plan. Everything has its own time and place, and I believe I am where I should be.” – New Year’s Day 2015.

4 weeks later, I am certain that everything that has happened in my life has led me to where I am and where I am supposed to be. Along the way, I learnt many life lessons, it wasn’t an easy transition after working from home for some 8 years, in fact, I never realised that it has been so long. What have I been doing the past 8 years? What if I did things differently? What if I led a different lifestyle and I never left the F&B industry in the first place?

Questions, too many to answer but I know one thing for sure; if I had lived any differently, I probably wouldn’t have met the people I got to meet, and the one thought that makes me cringe, what if I didn’t meet Robin? Thankfully, I did.


Us during NYE 2011

The truth is, in life you need that one person who doesn’t give up on you even when you’re close to giving up on yourself. Someone who sees your potential, someone who keeps pushing you to be a better person and doesn’t hesitate to tell you that you’re not being the best you can be. It can be hard to take in, but we need that truth.

Thank you for being that person for me, love.


The lights at Absinthe.

All these years I took so much for granted, that I would get a job easily with my qualifications for one. It turned into a 6 month long journey before I found THE JOB I was looking for. Sure I got offers, but interview after interview, I realised those jobs wouldn’t put me in the right direction, I wouldn’t grow the way I want to, so I kept looking. I always enjoyed doing events, so I decided I would pick up where I left off. There were times when I felt lost and on the verge of falling back into complacency, but I made a decision and I was going to stick it out no matter what. I learnt not to readily accept everything that falls into my lap if it won’t help me grow, I learnt to not let people determine and tell me what I am worth. I learnt that I should never settle for comfortable, and if things get comfortable, it means that it is time for a new challenge. Today, I am in Reservations & Events for the TRE Group, handling reservations and events for Absinthe Restaurant Franςais which is located at Boat Quay.


Absinthe’s outdoor terrace by day. It’s a lovely place to be and especially so in the evening.


Where will this new adventure take me? Only time will tell, but I will put my best foot forward, every day. No job is easy, but having a job you enjoy waking up to and excelling at makes all the difference.

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My daily view, the office at 46 Bukit Pasoh.

Some of you may wonder, what about the store?

The store is still “operating”. Orders for in-stock items are mailed out on a daily basis since I pass a post box on the way to the office every morning. Customisations will take more time though, for custom orders please email me at

For those who may have missed the update, the store is now at

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Mini Amineko in Mustard $32.90 (London bus not included)


Q : Do you still customise wedding bouquets?

A : Yes I do, however due to the limited free time I have on weekends, it is advisable to order at least 6 months in advance.

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A previous custom bouquet of roses and peonies.

Since we’re on the topic of flowers and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, what IS everyone up to this Valentine’s? I definitely won’t be having a Valentine’s date since Robin will be out of town but if you haven’t made plans with your significant other yet, may I suggest you join me at Absinthe Restaurant Franςais?

Full details in my next post! :)

Absinthe Restaurant Franςais is located at 72 Boat Quay. Tel : 62229068

la nuit dernière, dîner avec les amis

It’s been awhile since we’ve sat down & had a nice cosy dinner together, so we settled on Bistro Du Vin. French food, french wine, far away from the parade. We had quite a hard time finding the place, but on a side note, town was surprisingly quiet on National Day. (Might have been the best time to go shopping really.)

For starters, let me just say that… You really shouldn’t eat too much bread before the appetizers & mains, BUT! The bread here is way too awesome & we just couldn’t get enough. We even had seconds.

  Salad with Goat’s Cheese & Filo Pastry || Escargots

French Onion Soup with Melted Gruyère Cheese

I’d go back again just to have a bowl of this, & their awesome baguettes. It’s like comfort food for the soul. Who’s in?

 Salmon Gravlax || Foie Gras

Indeed, salmon gravlax should be left to the Swedish, not French. Although the gravlax tastes more refreshing, I still prefer smoked salmon, I think.

French Duck Confit

As long as there is duck confit on the menu, I probably will order it. I’m still searching for the perfect confit, but this was pretty good. The skin was nice & crisp, not too salty.

Coq Au Vin (French Braised Chicken)

Soufflé || Tarte Au Pommes (French Apple Tart)

The last time I had a Soufflé was probably… Geeee, I don’t even remember. Possibly years back when I was still working at The Ritz Carlton.
I was deciding between the apple tart & the crème brûlée; I’m glad I ordered the apple tart cause it was fantastic, although the serving was a tad too small. Makes me wanna bake now..

I haven’t had a chance to look at the total bill (yet) but my personal share alone was… the most I’ve spent on dinner ever; I blame it on the wine. I’m pretty sure we spent at least $300 on dinner. Ahhh la bonne vie!

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