The Brunch @ Shangri-La

Posted on October 6, 2013

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As much as I told myself not to attend buffets from now on, when the invitation from The Waterfall; Shangri-La popped up, I could not hold myself back.

I was invited a few months before for the Spicy Thai promotion at The Line and there I was again for the launch of The Waterfall’s Sunday Brunch buffet. Let’s just hope the fares are worthy of the calories.
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Be charmed by the melodious vocals of talented soloist, Ms. Viva Vinson every sunday from now till 30 November 2013.

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Premium seafoods include five types of oysters, Marine lobsters, Hokkaido scallops and Spanish mussels, just to name a few.

“The Brunch” is a sumptuous Sunday brunch concept offered by The Waterfall, with a full buffet spread of appetisers and premium seafood on ice, classic breakfast dishes and à la carte main courses inspired by Mediterranean flavours.

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The carving station presents an alternating menu of carefully selected Tomahawk steak, suckling pig loin and lamb chop from Colorado.
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A brimming table occupied with a vast display of salads, cold cuts, assorted cheeses and exquisite canapes.

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Proficient mixologists prepares innovative blends of beverages with herbs from the garden on a bar counter.

There are cocktails and mocktails to satisfy everyone, six to choose from so do quench your thirst with an original mix.

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I had to work that afternoon after the meal, yes pathetically on a sunday so I was unable to taste any of the alcoholic drinks. Had to make do with a mocktail instead, a fairly delicious one.

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Pick a favourite from the five variant species, Smokey Bay, Geay, Tsarskaya, Kumamoto and Fine de Claire.

I have never come across a buffet with a whooping handful of options for oysters. These were from Japan, France and Australia but I was not able to identify which were the ones which I had an addiction on, creamy and juicy.
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A lovely plated terrines and smoked grubs.

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I was bluntly ‘stocking’ up on some foie gras terrines and prosciutto and I assure you it wasn’t my first portion.

Sandwiched between the fatty goose livers was either marmalade or port wine and cranberry jam and it was soooooo goooood. Zero effort on the teeth and the creamy consistency was beatific. It would have gone real well with a good red or champagne but then again, I was in forced self-denial. IMG_7015- tapas (Clockwise from bottom left)

Ponzu Glazed Scallop with stir fried vegetables in lemon vinaigrette. – Fresh substantial mollusk finished in a citrus based sauce.

Vegetable Kebab with grilled cottage cheese, Capsicum & zucchini, garden herb pesto and tomato coulis. – Skewered assorted greens grilled to perfection.

Scotch Egg wrapped in Parma Ham with Braised cabbage. – I love a good scotch with runny centre and despite the distasteful ham coating, this particular one we had was decent.

Steamed Seabass with leek & potato fondue and citrus butter sauce. – Pieces of pleasant looking fish drenched in rich gravy.

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Organic Herb Crusted U.S. Colorado Lamb Chop

The sight of blushing flesh with a hefty amount of animal fat positioned close to the bone, it was the one thing I was looking forward to the whole afternoon.

This was a worthy piece of quality meat that had been simply prepared with no fanciful cooking methods, just enough to bring out the existent flavours. It was undoubtedly good to the bones.
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Tomahawk steak

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Croffles

This is a cross between a crossiant and a waffle, it obtains the appearance of a waffle while bearing layers like a crossiant. It was extremely delightful with a golden exterior and crisp texture, so much that I just might consider patronising this upscale buffet to curb my cravings.

Apart from the croffles, there was an extensive menu of desserts but i was unable to attain any decent photographs of the corner. I was rushing to work.

The fares were less than extensive but I have got to admit the quality of the chows outdo the reality of deficit. With a steep tag of $118++ for just the standard adult buffet, would you fork out that much for one such feast? I would.

“The Brunch” is priced at S$118 per adult for brunch only and S$158 for brunch with Taittinger champagne, herb-inspired cocktails and wines. For S$198, guests can enjoy the brunch with 2005 Taittinger Brut, Brut Rose champagne, herbs-inspired cocktails and premium wines. Prices are subject to 10 per cent service charge and prevailing government taxes, including GST.

* This is an invitation initiated by Shangri-La, The Waterfall. Thank you for the tasting opportunity and we had a swell time.

The Waterfall
Garden Wing
Level 1
Shangri-La Hotel
22 Orange Grove Road
Tel: 6213 4138

The Brunch is served from noon to 4 p.m. every Sunday.

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