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This is a Sundate - #nadskai at it's best entry. For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
First up, I gotta state this upfront. Skai aka c(hubby) and I love Staycations. We have had friends keep making fun of us going for staycations. I don't see what's so wrong about going for staycations. Instead of exchanging expensive gifts or extravagant bouquets of flowers for birthdays or Valentine's Day, we instead choose to go for a staycation.
Some prefer to spend on an expensive watch or some jewellery, we prefer staycations. What's wrong with that? Tsk. Jin irritating. It's our money, what is it to them sia?!
ANYWAY, it's pretty much our tradition to go for a staycation to celebrate our birthdays. And as my birthday is a week away from Valentine's Day, we usually celebrate two occasions into one.
For this year, Skai surprised me by booking a staycation at Royal Plaza at the Scotts! I have been to Carousel for dinner before but this was our first time staying at Royal Plaza at the Scotts!
Skai had booked a higher tier, the Royal Club (as opposed to the Superior and Deluxe rooms) as we really enjoy hotels with Club Lounge services but because we checked in late (due to a lovely lunch at Koh Grill), we got upgraded! Also, because my birthday falls during the peak season, most of the time, the hotels are operating at high occupancy. WHAT LUCK IS THIS?! We got upgraded to a suite! **DOES A HAPPY DANCE**
Salt grill and Sky bar is a modern Australian all-day restaurant by celebrity chef- restaurateur Luke Mangan. It's conveniently located at ION Orchard on the 55th and 56th floors and has been highly raved due to it's choice offerings, service and great view. If you are looking for Weekend Brunch, I would highly recommend Salt Grill & Sky Bar.
We were invited to sample their latest Weekend Brunch menu.
This is a Thursday's Travels- Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Travel themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
There is a reason why I gained so much weight from the honeymoon. Skai aka c(hubby) and I indulged during our honeymoon. We did not fuss over our calories (nor our expenses hahaha!). We're not that sort of couple that worries over every single thing like expenses, calories etc.
What is the point of a honeymoon if you are going to stress over everything single thing? And after all, it's AFTER the wedding! Time to indulge! Stress so much for what? We didn't wanted to regret not doing things during our honeymoon so we ate all we wanted! :p
ANYWAY! This is kinda like a food diary! Things we tried in Florence, Italy! There will be some meals that deserves an entry on their own but I'll get to that later.
These are just some of the things we tried in Florence! We liked some of them so much that we went back multiple times! Florence was also the longest leg during our trip!
I used to skip hotel breakfasts overseas till I went to Hotel Leonardo Da Vinci. I liked their breakfast selection plus the cosy corner with lovely sunlight was beautiful.
My breakfast varies but mainly consisted of a mixture of the following:
Bread. It could be a buttered toast, a sugary croissant, plain croissant etc
Cereal with milk
Ham and cheese
Assortment of jams
Chocolate or hazelnut spread
Hard boiled eggs
The hubby is a huge fan of beef and needless to say, we steak it out.
This deserves an entry on it's own. Do look out for my future blog post about the Florentine Steak!
CARBO OVERLOAD! How can one NOT eat pasta in Italy? The italians are well known for their pasta skills so needless to say, we tried LOADS of pasta of all sorts! Cream, Tomato based, Aglio Olio, Linguine, Spaghetti, Ravioli etc. We tried EVERYTHING!
Again, we tried loads of risotto. Unfortunately not all were good unlike the pasta we had. After a few disappointing tries, we stuck to pasta.
We tried a few in some restaurants. Super delicious! Juicy and sweet melon with parma ham can't go wrong. Argh. Craving for it now!
I mentioned that we were addicted to the Nocciola / Hazelnut gelato back in Venice. In Florence, I was hooked to the Pineapple / Ananas gelato. Super refreshing!
However, we got "scammed". Will blog in detail over the "scams" that we encountered :/
Sandwiches were pretty common in any place of the world la. We did buy a few sandwiches but later stuck to more pastas.
I guess if you'll like to cut down on your eating expenses, you could dapao sandwiches instead? This way, you'll save the 'cover charge' imposed in cafes and restaurants.
Cheese and Meat Platters
As mentioned in my previous entry, we tried cheese platters and meat platters. Super delicious! Highly recommended to try at least once during your trip!
I'm glad that Skai and I are such huge foodies! It's also great that we have the same tastes! He's definitely my food soulmate :p
I'll soon be blogging about Florence's other attractions in my other Thursday's Travels entries! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment in this entry. I will be blogging about the things to do in Florence soon! We visited Factory outlets, the statue of David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa etc! Do check it out soon!