Times flies, Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta 2016 is back with some exciting creation that really attracted my attention. As I have a penchant for some of the ingredients used to create these lovely durian desserts. This year the Durian Fiesta 2016 is from 4 March to 17 July 2016.
Each year, the Durian Fiesta is kick start with the Durian Combo. It is a good way for consumers like myself to sample most of the dessert cum pastries offered for the Durian Fiesta. Of course, there are a few others found in the Ala Carte Menu and some exclusively for dine-in only.
In 2016, the Durian Combo was priced at $38.80. And it comprised of a slice of Durian Black Sea Salt Caramel Cake, Durian Kueh Lapis, Durian Crunchy Chocolate-Hazelnut Tartlet, newly created for the Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta 2016. And as in all years, a slice of the ever popular D24 Durian Mousse Cake and 2 pieces of Durian Puff is also found in the combo.
I was extremely thrilled to try out the Durian Black Sea Salt Caramel Cake which is also found at the ala carte menu for $13 per slice. I like all things sweet with a balance of savoury as such I thought this could be a hit with me. My verdict after trying is I do like the savoury and sweet combination but a pity the caramel was a little too strong for the durian. As such, the caramel was slightly overwhelming and masked the durian flavour.
Next on the list was the Durian Kueh Lapis ($12 per slice on the ala carte menu). Kueh Lapis is another favourite item of mine. Somehow, I find that the taste of the Kueh Lapis is a little too independent of the Durian. What I mean is, I tasted the kueh lapis on its on and durian on its own. Peharps it was because the Kueh Lapis was only laced around the durian mousse and not within the layer. Or maybe they just didn’t complement well.
Lastly was the Durian Crunchy Chocolate-Hazelnut Tartlet (6 pcs $43 on its ala carte menu). I like the crunch of the hazelnut and the pastry tart base. But this tartlet doesn’t much of a surprise elements.
Lastly Goodwood Park Hotel signature items; the D24 Durian Mousse Cake ($12 per slice on the ala carte menu) and the Durian Puff that never disappoint.
The Durian Combo is only available till 31 March 2016. So hurry before you are late.
Other items that are available at the Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta 2016 are the popular Durian Rainbow Ice Cream Cake that was introduced last year. With the success of the petite version, in the Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta 2016, it is also available at the 10.5-inch long version. I have yet tried this so I gotta do so this year.
Lastly the star debut of the year is the Mini D24 Durian Ice Cream Bar that is available in 6 different flavours – Original, Dark chocolate, White chocolate with rainbow sprinkles, Milk chocolate, Pink chocolate, and Milk chocolate with almonds.
Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Fiesta 2016
22 Scotts Road Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6737 7411
Punggol Waterway Point
Located at Event Square, Area A @ Basement 2
21 – 27 March 2016, 1000 to 2100
Located on Level 1 Event Atrium
16 – 22 May 2016, 1000 to 2100
Located on Level 1, outside BHG
21 – 27 March 2016, 1000 to 2100
2 – 8 May 2016, 1000 to 2100
4 -10 July 2016, 1000 to 2100