Saturday, March 3, 2012
The S$45 Weekend Brunch at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Posted 11:00 PM Labels: # Chinese, # Indian, # International, # Pan-Asian, # Western, buffet, desserts, laksa, seafood
Weekend brunches tend to be a pricey affair, but Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has come up with one that's just S$45++ (adults); and S$22.50++ (children). The "Brunch Off" buffet features live stations and small display portions that get replenished more often, thus keeping food more fresh.
It's not a wide spread, admittedly, but it has the basics that most people look for. You'll get your chilled seafood on ice (freshly shucked oysters, Boston lobster claws, New Zealand coastal mussels and Chilean scallops on the half-shell). The carvery and steak section is probably a highlight. Smoked salmon is at the salad section.
The Asian section gives you Cantonese roasts, chicken rice, deep-fried ngoh hiang and some Indian selections. Ooh, and papadums.
Executive sous-chef Alvin Leong has also created dishes like Savoury Cheese Crepe with "Peking Duck" and Seafood Baked Cheesy Rice, Paella-style. I feel these looked good and had potential, but seem to be just shy of a culinary wow.
The dim sum is better than at most buffets, but there's only two kinds. The popiah is actually quite tasty, if you don't mind that the skin is a bit thick. The laksa we all liked, and my clever friend TheHungryCow upgraded his with some lobsters from the chilled seafood section.
Other things I liked: mini macaron shells (green, pink and brown), and the lemongrass jelly with DIY condiments and an ice shaver. Create your own dessert. There's also Haagen-Dazs ice cream (four flavours) for you to play with.
The desserts don't stop there. There are cakes and brownies, and mini shooters.
The Changi location might deter some, but I've always liked going to the airport, so it was actually a plus for me.
They have kindly extended a special promotion for Camemberu readers. Mention "Camemberu - Brunch Off" and get 15% off the total bill plus one round of soft drinks.
Terms and Conditions
· Readers must quote the promo code either during reservation OR at the counter upon walk-in. Reservations are encouraged.
· The promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions.
· Credit card discounts are not applicable with this promotion.
· Promotion is valid from 3 March – 25 March 2012.
Crowne Plaza Changi Hotel
75 Airport Boulevard
Tel: +65 6823 5354
Ala carte: 6.30am - 10.30pm (Daily)
Buffet Breakfast: 6.30am - 10.30am (Daily)
Buffet Lunch: 12pm - 2.30pm (Mon - Fri)
Buffet Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30pm (Daily)
Weekend Changi Brunch: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Closed 3-6pm weekdays
Thanks to Elena for the invite, and the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport team for the brunch.