Saturday, September 29, 2012
Brizo Restaurant - All-Day Dining at Park Hotel Clarke Quay
During our staycation at the Park Hotel Clarke Quay, we managed to try their buffet breakfast, which was pretty decent. We also came back for lunch, but decided to try the a la carte items instead of another buffet (but if you're interested, there's a special promo for Camemberu readers for their Seafood Dinner buffet; details are at the end of the post).
Baby Spinach Salad (S14.80)
Something healthy to start with. This was nice with generous shavings of Parmesan, fruity sweetness from the apple and pear slices, and fragrant crunch from pine nuts.
Squid and Prawns with Pomelo Thai-style (S$15.80)
I was really craving something Thai-like, and they had this! This was unabashedly spicy, but also veered on the sweet side. It might be more balanced if it was more tangy.
Soup of the Day (S$8) was Potato and Leek Soup, which was also available at the buffet, but I reckon this one somehow tastes much better than something from a buffet line. The kids (who couldn't take the spicy pomelo seafood salad above) absolutely loved this and we tore up bread rolls to eat this with.
Broiled Beef Mignon - with Marinated Portobello Mushroom and Bearnaise Sauce (S$32)
From the mains, the beef and the oven-roasted lamb are the signature items. But since we already tried the lamb from the awesome poolside BBQ the night before, we decided to take the beef. This mignon may look small, but the whole ensemble is very filling.
Again, as with the poolside BBQ steaks, you may wish to ask for a level of doneness one step lower than what you are used to.
Grilled Red Garoupa - with Marinated Tomato, Basil and Preserved Lemon (S$30)
Two large slices of garoupa nicely grilled but could do with a bit more seasoning. Great for kids though.
If you prefer, they also have sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and burgers, as well as local or Asian favourites. There is a small selection of desserts - creme brulee, tiramisu, cheese cake, chocolate charlotte cake, cheese and plum jelly.
Mr and Mrs Granny Smith - apple tart with vanilla ice cream (S$13.50)
This is their signature dessert. Thinly sliced apple baked on a filo pastry base, plus crumble. But the highlight - and my kids immediately zeroed in on it instinctively - was that scoop of vanilla ice cream. Made with real vanilla (specks all over), it was so rich and fragrant. Oh how we all fought over this!
Seasonal Fruits and Berries with Lime Sorbet (S$13.50)
They didn't have the Chocolate Charlotte for that day, so I decided to go light instead. Fresh fruits! I had thought maybe the kids would like the sorbet too, but the vanilla ice cream made them want nothing else.
Interestingly, Brizo is the little-known name of an ancient Greek goddess who was known as the protector of mariners, sailors and fishermen. The women of Delos often set out offerings of food in small boats for her.
Special Offer for ReadersOne dines free for every two paying guests, with promotion code “Camemberu” given during reservations via phone 6593 8855 or email email@example.com for the following buffet at Brizo. Valid till 31 October 2012. There's a similar promotion for the Cocobolo Poolside weekend BBQ buffet (see previous post).
Brizo’s Weekend Seafood Buffet Dinner
6.30pm to 10.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
$45++ ( Adult) / $25++ (Child under 12 years old)
Level 1, Park Hotel Clarke Quay
1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983
Tel: +65 6593-8855
Open daily with buffets:
Breakfast: 6.00am to 10.30am
Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
A la carte dining in between
Posted 8:30 AM