Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday Roast at Saint Pierre (Quayside Isle)
Saint Pierre at Quayside Isle is quite a departure from its old premises. I like it. It's got that breezy, contemporary vibe and feels more casual and accessible. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows not only let in lots of natural sunlight, but also lend you fabulous views of the marina at Sentosa Cove.
This was a brunch we had some time ago. The Sunday roast (S$88++) is quite a notch above your run-of-mill Sunday brunches. It doesn't overwhelm you, but presents you with beautifully curated dishes that satisfy and even surprise the tastebuds.
The all-you-can-eat starters alone are amazing.
The selection may change. Right now it's these items:
- hickory smoked wood salmon, fennel, orange and pink peppercorn
- spanish bellota ham shaving, zucchini, momotaro tomato and olive oil dressing
- grilled asparagus, japanese cucumber, chickpea, yoghurt, lemon and basil
- quinoa, avocado, black olive, wild herbs and french shallot "cuisse de poulet"
- roasted chicken, baby gem, sun dried tomato, capers, radish and egg mimosa
- classic nicoise, tuna, edamame, ratte potato, cherry tomato and roasted pepper
They do incredible salads (not surprising, given that chef-owner Emmanuel Stroobant is vegetarian).
I don't think this is on the menu, but do ask and see if they have the Vegetarian Lasagne. It is one of the best lasagne dishes I have ever had, and it doesn't even have meat in it. Incredible!
They used to have a choice of mains, but now it's fixed - roasted prime US beef tenderloin with fresh herbs and veal jus reduction. It's served with baked autumn vegetables, gratin dauphinois, potato vallon with chives, green beans and hazelnuts.
This quinoa salad was also the bomb. Vegetarians can ask to omit the bacon-like ham shavings, but those really make the whole dish come alive.
I see that they have changed desserts from a small buffet selection to a choice of three classic favourites:
- crepes suzette with vanilla ice cream
- bread and butter pudding with maple syrup
- apple pie with lemon zest and double cream
You can enjoy the brunch with wines (available at up to 30% off retail prices).
Saint Pierre also has a separate weekend brunch with a la carte dishes, and a brunch set (S$38++) with juice of the day, main course, homemade breads and coffee/tea.
Sentosa Cove is a lovely place to escape to, and it always feels like a mini vacation. It's perfect when not too crowded. I like the way Saint Pierre's offerings focus on lots of fresh salads. There aren't heavy creams, dressing and sauces. It's a wonderful meditation on hearty yet healthy food.
31 Ocean Way
#01-15 Quayside Isle
Tel: +65 64380887
Thanks to Emmanuel and Edina Stroobant, and team for the invitation.
Photos taken with the Canon 6D kindly loaned by Canon Singapore.
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