It was a heartening experience starting from the moment when i made a reservation on the hotel's website.
When i was done with the reservation. A confirmation sent through email. The price per pax is $138++ with free flowing of Perrier-Jouet Champagne, wines, beer, Bloody Marys, Mojitos and freshly squeezed juices. The Sunday Brunch is on from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Moments later, another confirmation sent to my mobile phone. It just got me so looking forward to this Sunday Champagne Brunch. The reservation is made at 12 pm on that day. We were there at about 11.45 pm. We were quickly ushered to our table.
Our glassed were topped up with water then later the wine glasses with Champagne. The varieties of foods were good. We started with appetizers liked Salmon, Boston Lobsters and Crabs. The pan seared duck liver tasted surprisingly good. It served with a portion of salad to complement the richness of this dish.
Next, i decided to go with the Egg Benedict, Mini-Burger together with Mushroom Risotto. The Egg Benedict stood out. The egg was done just right with a runny egg yolk that soaked up the piece of toast it rested on. The toast might have left it for a bit too long so it was too soggy to my liking.
We followed up with Tempura Prawns and Mushroom, Grilled Unagi and a few sticks of Yakitori. There are quite a few selections like the Bacon Wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Bacon and Chicken Meatballs. All tasted really good.
All the Tempura and Yakitori were done on the spot at the station. The Dim Sum from the Chinese Station tasted quite normal. I'd skip it for other better foods.
The smoked Salmon tasted rather fresh and i enjoyed it.
The roasted beef was just average. It has got an extreme chewiness which does not appeal to me.
And, though the Champagne is refillable but i'd prefer the freshly squeezed orange juice much more.
I enjoyed the Parma Ham on Rock Melon as well as the fat and juicy freshly tasting Oysters. The Oysters were freshly removed from their shells to serve. The freshness was further enhanced by just a bit of lemon juice. Last to go before the dessert would be the Sashimi and Sushi.
The Sashimi tasted really fresh. A small portion was on display. The chef replenished it repeatedly to ensure its freshness. I did not like the lobster salad though as the overwhelming wasabi in it was a turn off.
There were a good range of deserts too. The Cream Puff tasted just normal. The Passion Fruit Tart was a good choice. It has got a refreshing sourness with just the right sweetness to complement it. The Raspberry Panna Cotta tasted just as good. It was a tad too sweet though.
To complete, some fruits like Rock Melon, Pineapple and Strawberries are good choice to help digestion. I gotta skip the ice cream as i was just too full to have it. I wish coffee and tea are served too.
A SMS was received much later. It indicated in the SMS, 'Thank you for your visit. We hope you had enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm Regards, Val.'
This was the best Champagne Brunch experience no doubt.
10 Scotts Road Grand Hyatt Hotel SINGAPORE 228211.