Above: Waterfall CafĂ© is located on level one of the Garden Wing.
Singapore is by no means starved of high-quality places in which to while away a Sunday over brunch, but the guiding principle in this city is the more the merrier, and so it is at brunch, which is why the launch of brunch at Shangri-La Singaporeâ€™s Waterfall CafĂ© is welcome news.
Chef Stephane Cocu has placed the emphasis on marrying Mediterranean flavors with particular attention to ingredients’ provenanceâ€” rib-eye from New Zealand cattle and sashimi-grade Hokkaido scallops are free from hormones and antibiotics. Alaskan king crab and poached prawns on ice are available from Waterfallâ€™s counters beforea choice of breakfast dishes and Ă la carte main coursesâ€”Italian orzo pasta salad and French toasted PoliĂ˘ne bread with olive oil and joselito jamĂłnâ€”before the brunch is rounded offÂ with a board ofÂ chocolate mousse,Â cacao crumble, cheesecake, crĂ¨me brĂ»lĂ©e, and lychee soup.
White wines include Abside Verdejo from Spain and Riba White, Quinta da Atela from Portugal, while the reds on offer are Saint Chinian Domaine Combebelle from France and Darien Tempranillofrom Spain.Â The rosĂ© wines include the pleasingly named MĂˇs Amor (a mix of Grenache and Carignan grapes), as well as Massard and Brunet, which hail from CataluĂ±a.
Sunday brunch is priced at US$63 per adult with one bottle of organic soda or US$95 per adult with free-flowing wine.Â Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd.; 65/6737-3644.