Spuds & Aprons @ Mount Faber - Regular Menu + Mother's Day Special - Alvinology

Spuds & Aprons @ Mount Faber – Regular Menu + Mother’s Day Special

Spuds & Apron
Spuds & Apron

The Mount Faber site has undergone some major rebranding and refurbishing to cater more to a family crowd in a casual setting. The erstwhile Sapphire and Back Opal dining have been given a makeover to welcome Spuds & Aprons – fun, casual fusion dining atop the hill at Mount Faber.

I visited Spuds & Aprons on two separate occasions with Rachel and Asher. The first time for a quick lunch before we took the cable car to Sentosa and the second time to sample their Mother’s Day menu.

The restaurant has a magnificent location with a view to match. Beyond just being a dining place, it is more of a lifestyle destination for families to escape the hustle and bustle of crowded city living in Singapore:

Outdoor dining area
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor view
Outdoor view
Enjoy life
Enjoy life
Outdoor koi pond
Outdoor koi pond
Indoor dining area to beat the heat
Indoor dining area to beat the heat
Watch cable cars zip pass as you dine
Watch cable cars zip pass as you dine
Great view at the restaurant
Great view at the restaurant

On the regular menu, there is a mix of local delights, fusion and western dishes, enough to satisfy diverse international tastebuds:

The literally chunky and heavy menu
The literally chunky and heavy menu
Wicked Fries & Gravy - Steakhouse cut spuds with 5 types of cheese and brown gravy (S$8)
Wicked Fries & Gravy – Steakhouse cut spuds with 5 types of cheese and brown gravy (S$8)
Fresh garden salad that comes with the regular set lunch
Fresh garden salad that comes with the regular set lunch
Singapore Laksa - S$8
Singapore Laksa – S$8
Mini Salmon Steak from the kid's menu - S$8
Mini Salmon Steak from the kid’s menu – S$8
Linguine Al Funghi - S$18
Linguine Al Funghi – S$18
Chocolate cake that comes with the set menu
Chocolate cake that comes with the set menu
Asher enjoying his Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Asher enjoying his Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Overall, the food were simple and reasonably priced. You cannot really go wrong with a casual dining menu like this. The ambient is a big plus and I like that they have rebranded to become more child-friendly, including a children’s menu.

I think the last time I visited Mount Faber was probably when I was a child. Now, I am a father with my own child. This revisit has been a good experience and it quashed my preconceived notion that it is just a place for tourists.

For this coming Mother’s Day, the chef concocted a special Mother’s Day set lunch menu:

Grilled Prawn with Lemongrass Pomelo Salad, Chilli Peanut Dressing

Spuds & Aprons @ Mount Faber - Regular Menu + Mother's Day Special - Alvinology

Superior Seafood Pumpkin Soup

Braised Beef Cheeks with Dashi Stock and Shoyu Daikon, Snow Peas, Baby Carrot, Garlic Fried Rice

Or

Confit of Salmon, Boiled Potato, Haricot Beans, Cherry Tomato, Black Olives, Preserved Lemon, Coriander Pesto

Spuds & Aprons @ Mount Faber - Regular Menu + Mother's Day Special - Alvinology

Rose Cheese Cake, Raspberry Compote

Spuds & Aprons @ Mount Faber - Regular Menu + Mother's Day Special - Alvinology

Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea

Date: 11 May 2014, Sunday
Time: From 12PM to 2:30PM
Venue: Spuds & Aprons (109 Mount Faber Road, Level 2, Singapore 099203)
Price: S$42 per person (subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes)
To reserve a table: (Call) +65 6377 9688 or (Email) [email protected]

Rachel and I like the zesty salad and the slow cooked salmon which was moist and delectable in texture. The Mother’s Day menu is definitely a notch-up from Spuds & Aprons’ regular menu, moving from casual to fine dining.

My family with the head chef after a delightful lunch
My family with the head chef after a delightful lunch

To make this promotion more attractive, the Mount Faber group will top up your reservation with a complementary cake surprise if you make a Mother’s Day reservation for 4 or more pax before 7 May 2014.

That’s not all – for the first 50 bookings, guests will receive a gift set sponsored by Macadamia, the premium natural hair care specialist (worth S$30).

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