I met up with Pei yesterday at the PS. Cafe within Palais Renaissance for a long late lunch, and boy, we were cradling the rocks in our bellies by the time we were done with our meal.
The thing with Pei is, we have been blog buddies for several years now. We found out that we went to the same high school, she used to live in NY for a bit and at one point we even had the same hairstylist (Wyman at Cutting Edge). You’d think that with all these overlaps, we’d have already run into each other a long time ago but it wasn’t until yesterday that we met for the very first time. She is one cool gal who works and lives in Hong Kong now. I know who to look for when I go to Hong Kong next time. ^^
The decor of PS. Cafe is nice, it puts you inside a collonial-style greenhouse-like setting. High ceilings with wooden beams, old-style ceiling fans, marble tables and rattan chairs. There are displays of flowers and ferns here and there, potted inside aged mint julep cups. A very idyllic atmosphere with great food. Huge portions though, but heck~ we are Americans so can’t quite say we’re intimidated by that. ;P
Okay, on to the food pr0n…
A lot of people rave about the truffle fries at PS. Cafe. Well, here it is: Fries with Grated Parmesan and Truffle Oil. Decadent indeed!
PS Caesar Salad with Poached Egg and Herb-infused Croutons. I thought this was super duper yummy!
Croque Monsieur, it was huuuuuuge!
Oh, I didn’t get to take a photo of our drinks. We both had the Peach and Lychee Fizz, which tasted reeeeeaaaaallly good! Just the right amount of carbonation and sweetness. I loved it a lot and most refreshing on a hot afternoon.
As if we hadn’t had enough food, Pei was egging me on to order dessert and we decided on the Giant Coffee Eclair. Frankly, the word “Giant” was a major turn-off at this point, but….. ah okay, we’re on vacation, what the heck, let’s go for it. See how bloody frickin’ humongous the eclair is!?!?!
All in all, lunch was very enjoyable so in Yelp fashion, I am giving this place a 4 out of 5 stars. I like the atmosphere, the decor, the broad selection on the menu. It wasn’t an inexpensive lunch, despite the bistro setting, but I think given the generous serving portions, I suppose the price is justifiable.
PS.CAFE at PALAIS RENAISSANCE
PALAIS RENAISSANCE SHOPPING CENTER, LEVEL 2
390 ORCHARD ROAD