Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Brunch at Da Paolo BistroBar, Rochester Park

The wife loves weekend brunches. Some weeks we go for brunches together, on other weeks, she meets up with her other friends from secondary school, her Bible Study girls, etc. They leave their husbands and boyfriends at home so that they have their own personal time. Sometimes to compare how *ahem* their partners are, sometimes to complain how horrible they are.

We used to complain that some friends after getting attached totally forget about their old friends. So we still meet up with old friends. Don't you all have friends that don't meet up after being attached?

This was an invited lunch. A lunch where we were left on ourselves to enjoy the brunch, but the tab picked up by the restaurant.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

It was a nice cool Sunday the week we had the brunch. We finished church and off we went to have brunch.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

Chef Andrea Scarpa's Da Paolo BistroBar is now offering Sunday Brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM every Sunday (but of course!).

The wife and I remembered that I nearly choked Chef Andrea with sugar in the Bosch Dream Kitchen Episode 4 that I participated a few months ago. Chef Andrea was not around that Sunday we were there though.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park
(you can click on the photo to view a bigger version of it)

So how does it work? The menu above, pick any options the SIMPLY BREAKFAST or MAINS section and you get to enjoy two hours of free flow champagne (Loius Roederer Premiere Brut Reims) for $70 or prosecco (Tenuta Setten DOC Treviso) for $40 and a complimentary coffee, tea or soft drink.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

This was the Prosecco that we had.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

Oh.. what a coincidence that we met MissTamChiak there with her partner.
We decided to double date and both sat on the same table.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park
Persimmon Salad ($24)

We thought we will share a salad so that we won't be too full to eat our mains.
Quite an interesting mix of greens, blanched baby leeks, manchego cheese, persimmons, pine nuts and San Daniele Parma Ham.

The wife has more ideas for her salads. She will add persimmons to her salads next time.

From the MAINS section, we had:

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park
Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger ($31)

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

It's Wagyu Beef Patty that's being wrapped around by Parma Ham with Porcini Mayo, Caramelised Onions and Brie in a Foccacia Bun. I like!

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

Wagyu would be wasted if you cook it more than this.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

These potato wedges were so crispy and addictive.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park
Crab Tagliatelle ($28)

If you like some homemade tagliatelle, this version  is with crab meat and tomato cream sauce with some thyme. The thing about home made pasta is that it absorbs the taste better.

How clever of them to put the crab shell on top. Looks pretty doesn't it?

From the SIMPLY BREAKFAST section, we had: 

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park
Baked Gorgonzola Eggs ($26)

As they serve you, a small whiff of truffle oil lingers into your nose. For some it's heaven, I know someone who absolutely love truffle oil. Presented like a flower that's blomming, it does look impressive visually.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

Inside the blooming flower made of Ham are organic eggs and gorgonzola cheese above a bed of baby spinach. Topped with black truffle and dash of truffle oil.

Break the poached egg and the orange yolk goes well with the grilled bread.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park
Bistro Breakfast ($32)

For those who loves a hearty breakfast. Everything you wanted in a big breakfast, you have it here. I think they should put a calorie counter on the menu! Most people will ignore and calories and just go ahead and eat it!

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

It consists of mixed mushrooms, crispy potato stuffed with white beans, 2 poached organic eggs, pork sausages, bacon and some greens.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

This was the area we were sitting. Open air area that's shaded. Behind us was lush greens.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

In front of us was the main building that you see in the first photo above.
Love these old black and white houses.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

There's also an area where you can just have drinks and chill during Brunch or on selected weekday evenings. Three new permanent resident DJs, Stephen Day, Aveneesh and Debbie Chia will entertain you.

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

A nice place with lots of greens behind!

Da Paolo Bistro Bar @ Rochester Park

The kitchen that all the food was prepared in a next building we could see where we were sitting.

Service was good when we arrive at around noon. As more people started streaming in, it was a tad slower in the kitchen side. It took more than half hour before our mains were served. Service staff was good though. Nowadays with the labour crunch, we got to bear with it. (or just come earlier!)

Da Paolo BistroBar
3 Rochester Park
Singapore 139214

Tel: +65 6774 5537

Monday to Saturday, 11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch), 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner)
Sunday and Public Holidays, 11am to 3pm (Brunch), 5pm – 10pm (Dinner)

Bar Lounge Hours:
Monday to Friday: 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 2pm – 11.30pm

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Daniel's Food Diary said...

Was the judge there for you to comment on his cooking? haha

Get More Instagram Followers said...

Hi, Nice interior designs are here. I love the some dishes from your post too. But those sittings and layouts are awesome.

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