Monday, April 08, 2013

Sunday Champagne Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore


This was a Sunday Brunch that I had a few months ago that finally made it to the blog. (it's a late post because of the many many photos and I was trying to remember what I ate)

I know many people seems to be working very hard these few months. I am also mobbed with so much work in my day job, that his blogging hobby is quite slow moving. So when weekend comes, I totally drop all the work (even though I brought work home and told myself I need to finish things quick!) and totally do things that I like, eating, sleeping and doing nothing at all!

This brunch was at The Sentosa Singapore, a hotel located on Sentosa Island that is quite unique. Most hotels build upwards, but this hotel goes sideways and is located on 27 acres of lush tropical woodlands and landscaped water gardens. Already sounds like a nice place to idle your weekend away?

This brunch is available only on Sundays, 12.00pm to 3.00pm. It combines the best of the hotel's restaurant has to offer and even combine their restaurant into a huge buffet area. Priced at S$108++ per adult (top up S$44++ to enjoy free flow of champagne)  / S$59.00++ per child (4 to 12 years).

The Executive Chef here is Chef Ryan Sonson, who has around 18 years of experience in hotel and restaurant industry. (To name a few, Fairmont Nile City, The Mandarin Oriental San Franciso, Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach.)

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

The buffet area has the outdoors (covered of course) and indoors seating. It does not matter where you sit because different food are served both indoors and outdoors area. You would be walking about getting your food anyway!

For the outdoor area, the freshly grilled items are served just as they are being grilled. The outdoor aroma makes you instantly hungry!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

The sun and smell of the outdoor area attracted me. I walked out and I saw this huge whole Salmon! The bones have all been taken out and it's being put back together so nicely. Work of art eh? I wonder if the chef has a second career as a taxidermist!

If I remember correctly, they are called salmon steak. Each serving looks like a piece of steak.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Fancy a Sunday roast? This Wagyu beef rump is for you! Did you spot the Yorkshire pudding too?
See a microplane there? It's used to grate fresh horseradish on your roast. 

Scroll to the bottom of the post later to see the things that went into my tummy, including this Wagyu Rump.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

One normally don't eat chicken wings in buffets ya? I was so tempted by the smell and also the looks of it and I remember going back for seconds! Their various sausages were excellent too. If I remember correctly, they were homemade or rather made in their own kitchens.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.


Moving indoors, this station would be the wife's favourite. I should bring her here!
If you love oysters, they have a variety of them served.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

They will be shuck right in front of you as you order it.

(The techie in me love how they have lights below the ice container! It makes the whole display so beautiful and glowy doesn't it?)

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Moving along... there's the roasted meats too. Most probably the delicious roasts from their Chinese Restaurant.

(That made me smile a bit was the hanging of traffic lights colour capsicum there.)

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Carbo loaders can rejoice with the Pasta station. Their gnocchi with truffle cream is very popular and you should try it! You might just pop too many gnocchi in your mouth and have no space left for other things!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

The restaurant has many rooms and they have cleverly made use of it to have different rooms of delicacies. There's this what I call "Chamber of Cured Meat and Cheese."

Skip this room if you think the smell of fermented stuff is totally not for you.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

I know there are some who adore the smell of cheeses and cured meats. Quite a decent selection here too. I confess I am not a huge fan of cheeses, so I skipped this section.

I love how the mirror made it easier for me to take one shot of everything here! When I walk back later to take the cured meats, oh oh, I see a tummy that's getting bigger being reflected on the mirror. It's like telling me, "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fattest of them all?"

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Within this 'Chamber' there's this cheese cupboard! If memories hasn't failed me, I remember the Exec Chef saying he made this himself, like how they have it back home!

I remember my maternal grandmama has something like this too when I was young. Not for cheese and cured meats though. It was for storing food. Those were the days when the weather was cooler and fridges were not that big.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

This section, for lovers of what the chemistry of wheat, butter, yeast and an oven can produce!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Part of the Chinese restaurant, Baifuting was converted into the desserts section of the Sunday Brunch. Dessert fans would be so happy to see this!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

I seem to have more photos of this section than other sections. I wonder why?
The area smells so good. Everything's presented so beautifully too. It's just so heavenly and divine.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Look! There's Gretel wondering around this "House of Sugar, Cream and all things nice".
No, the chef does not look like the evil witch does he? He's laughing though. Hmm....

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Oh, I spotted Hansel too! He's discussing with Gretel, can we really eat all these? I mean ALL of it?

Behind where the Chef wearing tall chef hats are the crepe station.
Very good sweet and savoury crepes!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

If you spotted missing chocolate balls, it's me! I pinched them just as I stood there before taking this photo! I love how they serve the chocolates on 'chocolate bar plates'! See that tree trunk of chocolate?!

There were lots of other food and photos that I took. I think I shall not put up more photos.
The rest are some of the food that went into the 2938 calories I had for my Sunday brunch.

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Know why I love the chicken wings? They really tasted very good and tender. Don't they look equally good too? The smell of it being cooked as you walk outdoors will make you salivate.

The lamb sausages and roasted capsicums were good too!


Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

The Wagyu Beef Rump and Yorkshire pudding.
For meat lovers, I think just having this would satisfy you!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

For some people, Sunday brunch equals poached eggs.
Yes, have as many poached eggs from the stations if you want!

Oh, there's a Foie Gras station that seems to be quite hidden.
If you are a fan of it, let your nose lead you to it!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

The Gnocchi that many of us found very good were made in such tiny bite size. The sizes makes you want to keep popping them in your mouth. I was suppose to share it but I ate it all!

Reminder for readers: Save your stomach for desserts and other stuff!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Need I say more other than Yum!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

I think I went overboard with desserts. A slice of most things I could see!
Plus macarons and chocolate overload too!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

Banana in freshly made crepes and ice cream too!
Ladies, remember, ice cream will help prevent osteoporosis when you get older!

Weekend Brunch, The Sentosa Singapore.

If you opt for the free flow of Champagne, you will be having Duval Leroy.
Guess what? I was dining there with Leroy from the HungryCow! What a coincidence eh?

Oh, for kids, there's a special room where there's children cutlery, Wii games in wide screen TV, DIY pizza making session! Parents who wants to hire 'babysitters' can let the hotel staff 'babysit' their kids in the kids room!


Thanks to Marlene for the invitation to have Sunday brunch at The Sentosa Singapore.


Sunday Champagne Brunch
The Terrace Restaurant
The Sentosa, A Beauford Hotel
2 Bukit Manis Road,
Sentosa Island,
Singapore 099891

Tel: +65 6371 1414
Web: http://www.thesentosa.com

Hours: Sundays only, 12 Noon to 3 PM.
Prices: S$108++ per adult (top up S$44++ to enjoy free flow of champagne) / S$59++ per child (4 to 12 years)



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2 comments:

cristalglace said...

Wow. Drooling over the food photos. Keeping this in my list for anniversary celebration.

Gaven said...

We went to the Sentosa later in April just a few weeks after you and while it used to be my favourite champagne brunch in Singapore, we found they had really let it slip. The variety of food was greatly reduced and the quality of service and some of the food had really gone down hill. The prawns in particular has become the tiniest, saddest little things and glasses frequently sat empty.

But we're always on the lookout for more great brunches and places to eat! Check us out:

http://www.slightlyposh.com/brunch/brunch-at-the-sentosa/

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