Before sulking back to our table, we also caught a glimpse of the other stations—fresh pasta, glistening roasted chicken, several French cheeses and artisan bread loaves, salad—and felt the pangs of regret over and over again.
It wasn't just about how delicious everything looked, we were also impressed by the gorgeous presentation, and how friendly the servers seemed whenever we passed by, all of them wearing those tall white chef hats and ready to pile on the grub.
Oh, and let's not forget dessert: fresh fruit, chocolate fondue (with marshmallow-strawberry shish kebabs!), pecan pie, Linzer tortes, oh…the list goes on. The sugary feast spanned an entire table at one end of the dining room, next to a separate espresso bar with a gleaming Arduino espresso machine.
So, to recap: yes, you can go to Lime and order off of the a la carte menu and have a perfectly delicious meal. Or you can spring for the $58 per person (plus tax and service charge, so it really comes out to like SGD $65) buffet, and hop on the train to tasty town. If we could do it all over again and opt for the latter, we absolutely would.
(It's also worth noting you can choose just one of the buffet stations (the salad bar, or the dessert bar, for example), and only pay $29 pp.)
For a tour around the lobby and 5th floor pool deck at Parkroyal on Pickering, check back next week!