"The Coastal Settlement - a casual dining restaurant, cafe and bar, provides you the one of its kind village home-like environment, with a view of Mother Nature’s plantation of greens and a peek of the sea. Take a break and extricate yourself from your hectic metropolitan lifestyle and allow yourself to enter an aura of relaxation in a halcyon atmosphere. Come, relive the old days gone by with your family and friends, there will be much to talk about..."
It was my second time to The Coastal Settlement in the day and even though I love the rustic charm of the place by the day, I would really love to go there at night for I often hear from my friends that it is really lovely by the night as well.
Last Sunday, we were there to celebrate Jac's birthday. Well, actually her boyfriend's birthday was in January too so we celebrated both their birthdays together.
We could help ourselves with the packets of biscuits.
The packet contained our childhood "flower biscuits" and a cheese cracker. When we were young, most of us would eat the sugared flower parts and toss the biscuits away. For me, I would always eat the biscuit part first and lay all the flowers in a row grouped according to their colours as I pretended to be a florist. Super lame now that I'm saying this at such an age.
Things you no longer see around except as props.
Old school music player. I don't even see this when I was young. This must have dated back way before.
These are moulds for making traditional kueh. These are still pretty much in use as we still have those kuehs around.
Who doesn't love a classic Vespa? Speaking of Vespa, my bro-in-law just bought a classic red vespa after selling his mint blue one a year ago. Now I'm kicking myself for stopping my riding lessons.
It was already afternoon but we were still in time for brunch as brunch is served till 4pm. TCS does know how to cater for lazy people.
While waiting for everyone to arrive, we shared some side dishes all of which were delicious.
Portobello Fries lightly crumbed with truffle mayonnaise dip... Yummy! Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Calamari with a unique passion fruit mayonnaise dip.
Truffle Fries... Makes me wonder how I could eat other types of fries after being addicted to truffle fries.
Some chicken which I didn't get to eat.
Mac n Cheese. This is the best Mac n Cheese I've ever eaten. There are three different types of cheese and I could taste gourmet cheese in there.
For mains, more than half of us ordered the Steak and Eggs with our eggs done scrambled style. I've never seen beef steak and eggs on the same plate before but that didn't really deter us from ordering it. It was one of the best medium rare steak ever! I'm never a fan of fats in meat but the fats in this steak simply melts in your mouth.
The rest had the Smiling Eggs Benedict.
Daddy, Mummy and Belle.
Happy family photo bomb by kh. Belle was watching her Elmo show on the iPad which was dragged away from her to get her to look at the camera but to no avail.
The hubby is usually good with kids but somehow, the chemistry between him and Belle just doesn't match. Belle never ever smiles with him around and she even cries.
In fact, Belle is so shy that she seldom smiles or laughs when with us as a big group. She has the cutest smile ever but it is just very difficult to make her smile.
After Daddy monkeyed around for a few minutes, Belle finally let out a toothy grin for my camera.
I wanted an individual shot of Jully but kh didn't let it happen, leading to having his ear pulled by her.
Jerm wore a super funny Black Bear + White Bear = Fight = Merged into Panda T shirt. Panda is all the rage in Singapore now with the arrival of Jia Jia and Kai Kai -- the panda pair in our zoo.
The birthday couple and their accidental couple T shirts. They claimed they did not agree to wear the same colour.
Couple not. SL's cousin-in-law from Canada joined us for the brunch before he flew off that day.
The newly wedded couple for the day. I can't help marvelling at how they look like twins with their eyes, nose and smile and especially when they have their glasses on.
The flat hair couple. I dunno why both our hair looked super flat that day.
Jully asked me to pull kh's ear while she pulled the other side for the next photo. These 2 ah, always at loggerheads since their schooling days. Can't be helped as kh is one of the most annoying person ever. He could pit against The Annoying Orange.
After our meal, it was time for dessert in the form of Jac and Jon's birthday cake.
The lovely couple. Happy birthday Jon and Jac!
Make a wish, give a kiss, cut the cake. May your love continue to blossom!
A parting shot...
And another with the attractive vintage props behind as background.
Outfit of the day:
♥ Denim Dress from Cowboy Series
♥ Salvatore Ferragamo bag
Btw I wore the denim dress on purpose as I bought Belle a Zara Baby denim dress. When daddy WL and mummy B took out the dress, they went, "So cuuuuuuuuute!!!" I bought it in a bigger size so that Belle could wear it when she is bigger since kids grow out of their clothes very quickly but guess what? The dress could actually fit Belle now. Daddy WL watsapp me these pictures and it was my turn to exclaim, "So cuuuuuuuuute!!!" WL said that if Belle wears the dress during any of our outing, he would make sure he let me know so that I could wear the demin dress too.
It is so rare to see Belle smiling like this. Flor could not make it for the brunch that day though she visited the Chan family that night. WL could not help but send this picture to provoke kh. The secret weapon to carry Belle and make her laugh? ELMO!
The hectic week concluded with a lovely brunch with friends, lots of catch up snooze and the start of spring-cleaning for the Chinese New Year.
See all of you during CNY!