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Mandarin Gallery welcomes a new addition to their brood of elegant and swanky tenants with the launch of gourmet label- The Providore’s flagship cafe on the second floor. From the same people who brought you Jones the Grocer, founders Bruce Chapman and Robert Collick’s latest gourmet F&B venture involves both a concept retail store in a 3,000 square foot warehouse in Tan Boon Liat that carries over 500 private label items and this cafe which serves up western food with an Australian influence.
Occupying the corner unit with an airy open concept, the 45-seater is spacious and modernly furnished with a contemporary touch. A retail space at the front of the house stocks a selection of The Providore’s products while the beverages served in house such as the coffees, teas, bottled craft beers and ciders all belong to the gourmet label.
Diners will never get bored with a myriad of offerings available at different times of the day. Breakfast from 9am-12pm on weekdays and extends till 3pm on weekends showcases primarily artisan breads such as Sourdough Toast and the Open Faced Breakfast BLT all freshly baked from BAO Bakery and free range eggs in their English Breakfast and Spanish Baked Eggs.
Lunch from 12-3pm is straightforward with offerings of gourmet sandwiches and salads from $14.50 while the transition into evening from 3pm onwards is all about Sharing Plates and a choice of Small $14.50, Medium $18.50 and Large $22.50, ideal for communal dining.
Organic Muesli Parfait $12.50
For the health conscious, start your day with The Providore’s toasted muesli with shaved coconut. Topped with natural yoghurt, fresh fruit and crunchy roasted almonds, healthy never tasted this good. The cinnamon honey brought it home for me with its thick consistency, sweet yet not cloying aftertaste and full-bodied richness. But the trick ironically is in stirring it all up with the milk and letting it sit for a bit before digging in so that the muesli absorbs all that flavor.
Sunday brunch takes on a whole new level of luxury when you are perched 200m above ground level with a 360- degree panoramic view of our city’s skyline. Branched even another level higher than the landmark observation deck of Marina Bay Sands, the restaurant with its floor to ceiling glass windows and exquisite Modern-Asian menu offers a dining experience unrivaled by any. There is no doubt why this restaurant has been voted one of the top ten global hotspots by The New York Times.
Brunch here is a popular affair and reservations are strongly recommended. With a fine selection of a la carte items to choose from, complemented by a delectable buffet spread of breads, jams, salads, fruits and desserts, KU DÉ TA certainly knows how just to spoil the gourmand in you.
Prices range from $98++ for adults with free flow of juices, smoothies, milkshakes, soft drinks and coffee/tea, $178++ for Champagne Brunch and $58++ for Kids below 12.
Weekend brunches have recently taken over our dining scene by storm with a deluge of restaurants, hotels and even cafes hopping onto the bandwagon and promoting this luxurious concept of brunch- probably the most commercialized amalgamation of the words (Br)eakfast + L(unch). In a bid to stand out and attract customers, many have upped their game by modifying their interpretation of brunch. And Checkers Brasserie located at the lobby of Hilton Singapore is no different.
Combining the best of both worlds, Checkers Brasserie has recently revamped their popular Sunday Brunch buffet style by adding on, an À La Carte element to it. Diners can then enjoy a selection of Gourmet Bites such as Wagyu Beef, Foie Gras Dumplings, Pan-Seared Scallops and Egg Specialties of Modern, French, Italian, Japanese influences prepared à la minute but still delight in a generous spread of antipasti, charcuterie, seafood on ice, cheeses and desserts as they wait for their orders to be served.
Fresh juices and yogurts are also free-flow with bottled options so you can simply take back a bottle or two to the table and share with your party. The Checkers Brasserie culinary team had specially added this alternative so that diners need not have to walk up and down for refills and hence have more time to spend mingling with their friends at the table.
Be greeted by a complimentary amuse-bouche platter that is served once you are seated. Munch on the little bites as you browse through the menu selections and decide what you wish to order. Freshly blended smoothies such as the Berry Berry, Spicy Banana, Raspberry Splash and Honey Chocolate are highly recommended and not to be missed.
Indulge in an authentic Italian gastronomic journey together with Chef de Cuisine Antonio Facchinetti, as he presents a feast of 40 of his favorite dishes, all inspired by his beloved hometown in Milan and travels around the world. Bringing only the most rustic and traditional of Italian dishes to the table, every item on the list of 40 is a gem waiting to be discovered and savored.
And if that was not tempting enough, this semi-buffet allows you to tuck into the freshest of seafood, gorgeous Italian antipasti and an array of desserts at your own discretion and pleasure. But I’d say go easy, because you really want to keep space to try as many of the 40 dishes as you can. They are after all, an ensemble of Chef Antonio’s signatures, made with heartfelt Italian warmth.
A clipboard and wooden pencil is provided at your table for you to place your orders. Order as much as you can eat but dont get too excited, over order and end up wasting the food. To try and alleviate that possibility, the good people at Prego allows only 1 dish per person per order. This means that if there are 4 of you at the table, you can only tick 4 boxes at a go. That way, you also get to enjoy the effort and love Chef Antonio has put into each carefully crafted dish before you order the next round..
Enjoy the moment and every bite…
And as mentioned earlier, as you are waiting for your orders to arrive, help yourselves to the handsome selection in the buffet line!
No Italian buffet is ever complete without an assortment of good quality cheeses and freshly baked breads
And with summer in full force at this time of the year, the vine-ripened cherry tomatoes are at their finest as well- red, juicy and flavorful. Paired with the quintessential mozzarella and couple of fragrant young basil leaves, the simplest but yet the most charming Caprese Salad is plated.