Sunday Brunch @ Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Occupying the iconic colonial house in Singapore Botanic Gardens that formerly housed Au Jardin by the Les Amis Group, Corner House has been earning both accolades and Michelin Stars since its debut in 2014. Helmed by Chef Jason Tan who was previously from Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands, the food at Corner House is all about “gastro-botanic” cuisine – sustainable produce and seasonal ingredients.

Having tried making a reservation at this 60-seat restaurant before, I knew just how difficult it was to get one. So my boyfriend definitely scored some brownie points when he told me that we were going to Corner House for Sunday Brunch on my birthday.

Corner House serves a 4 course Sunday Brunch for $88++ per person and as you probably have guessed it, this brunch is only available on Sundays.

We started our meal with some freshly baked bread and croissants served with French Bordier butter and home-made jam. Warm and flaky, those viennoiseries were superbly fresh and delightful to eat on its own. Take it up a notch by spreading some of France’s finest butter from the Brittany region of France and adding a sprinkle of sea salt, this plate of pastries was a great start to our morning.

Next up was an assiette of appetisers which comprised of a refreshing spinach salad, thick slabs of foie gras with segments of grapefruit to cut through the richness of the liver and warm mounds of smashed cod fish for all at the table to share. At this point, we were almost half full already because the portions were arguably hearty.

For our first course, we had a choice between the 62 Degree Farm Egg and the Corner House Egg Benedict. Needless to say, we ordered one of each. The former featured a sous vide egg with a slightly runny yolk sitting on a bed of luxuriant butternut squash, black truffle, wild rice and bits of alsatian bacon for a touch of saltiness. This was also served alongside some homemade potato chips which you can dip into that butternut concoction to clean up every last drop. Oh so good.

The latter on the other hand was a sophisticated nod to the classic Eggs Benedict. A perfectly poached egg encased with smoked salmon took centrestage while the tobiko added pops of flavour. This was finished with a drizzle of Vin Jaune hollandaise for extra creaminess. While it was certainly not as substantial as the 62 Degree Farm egg earlier, this dainty and intricate composition held its own well.

For the mains, we had both the Atlantic Cod and M4 Australian Wagyu Beef. I personally enjoyed the cod more with its firm yet tender meat, complimented by the subtle sweetness of the half-cooked Obsiblue prawn and a surprising contrast in both colour and flavour contributed by the briny squid ink.

My boyfriend however could not stop raving about the wagyu beef which was prepared “Medium” as we had requested and had just the right amount of fat to meat ratio. Rightfully juicy with lovely marbling, the highlight of this dish had to be the smokey-spiciness of the harissa marinate which truly brought out the beefy flavour.

Ending off with the Speculoos, this was modelled after the colour palette of a garden with its shades of browns and greens. Well, you really cannot go wrong with chocolate and almond laced with some good ol’ rum and a quenelle of icy sorbet to tie it all together. Desserts are supposed to end your meal on that perfect note and this one definitely ticked all the boxes.

Overall, Corner House deserves its Michelin Star and recognition. Chef Jason does a wonderful job at bringing out the natural flavours of his ingredients and takes it to another level with his pairing of herbs and spices. The venue and ambience too is most appropriate for a relaxed business luncheon or date night with your loved one. This is a restaurant worth the splurge and visit for that special occasion.

1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House
Singapore Botanic Gardens
(Nassim Gate Entrance)
Singapore 259569

Opening hrs:
TUESDAYS – SATURDAYS
Lunch: 12 pm – 3 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm – 11 pm

SUNDAY
Brunch: 11.30 am – 3 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm – 11 pm

Singapore

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