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Rock Star Greeting “Welcome to the famous St Regis Singapore”. You can’t help but feel special when you are greeted with such warmth and then personally escorted through enormous glass doors.

Within minutes I was sipping on a glass of Ruinart Champagne inside the classic elegance of the Astor Bar with my host John Gordon of Expat Choice Asia.

WOW Wine Service

A highlight of the wine service was the Brasserie Les Saveurs Restaurant Sommelier conducting a sabrage on a bottle of Ruinart Champagne. Sabrage is a technique where a sword or “saber” is used to open the bottle. It’s very theatrical and has its history dating back to Napoleon times.

Ruinart is the oldest Champagne house that has exclusively produced Champagne since 1729. In the past 10 years Ruinart has had two women winemakers: Amelie Chatin who was followed by Caroline Fiot.

St Regis is following suit by appointing fabulous women in leadership roles: the Director of Food & Beverage and the Director of Marketing Communications, both with fabulous first names Denise and Denice respectively!

However, they still have some work to do to get the wine service and the wait staff to a level befitting the luxury of the brand.

WOW Moments

Brasserie Les Saveurs and its olde-world architecture is reminiscent of the stately castles and manors of Europe, especially its floor-to-ceiling windows and resplendent crystal chandelier.

A table by the window overlooking the tropical garden and sparkling pool is a gorgeous spot to indulge in a Sunday afternoon brunch with specially crafted canapés, a lavish spread of appetisers and decadent desserts.

Oysters, snails, sashimi and jamon were followed by smoked salmon tartare with avocado and salmon caviar.

We then experienced perfectly pan seared foie gras and grilled Maine lobster with garlic butter sauce. Chateaubriand de boeuf with fresh green peas and French beans rounded out the meal.

There was almost no room for dessert. Almost.

It was a treat to meet recently appointed Executive Chef, Thibault Chiumenti. At our table he shared his culinary journey and what he has in store for the dining experience at St Regis Hotel. Exciting times ahead.

If you were ever in two minds about having Sunday brunch at the St Regis, I highly recommend giving it a try.

View the menu here: www.bit.ly/SundayBrunch_EC1

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Matt
INFLUENCER
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29 October 2019
Some sound advice thank you for sharing your experience at St. Regus. It certainly has a great appeal when it comes to a Lux experience. The price is also very competitive for such a luxury hotel. We will be sure booking soon.
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Ainslie
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29 October 2019
As soon as you enter the chic atmosphere of the Astor Bar, you feel you have arrived. The intimate surrounds, a perfect pianist and the free flowing champagne and cocktails, (for an hour!), was the perfect way to settle in to our brunch experience at St Regis. Once we had enjoyed catching up over delectable canapés and drink, we headed into the light and airy Brasserie Les Saveurs, where we were able to enjoy a relaxing view of the pool and water fountains while choosing from an array of appetisers and mains. In the meantime the smoked salmon tartare with avocado and salmon caviar arrived, which I enjoyed immensely. I also thoroughly enjoyed my appetiser of Pan Seared Foie Gras - it just melted in my mouth. Continuing on with the Foie Gras theme, I selected samples of the Foie Gras Mouse in a charcoal cone, Foie Gras Terrine and my favourite dish of the day, the Crème Brulee Foie Gras from the generous buffet. I also relished the tastes of both the Duck and Salmon Rilletes alongside the beautiful variety of salads made of high quality ingredients. As the fun and frivolity flowed between our group, so did the free flowing Ruinart Champagne. And once we were finished with the bubbles we were able to move to wine, where there was a nice selection of red and whites (and Bloody Mary’s!), which kept our thirst at bay throughout the afternoon. Next we were treated to grilled Maine lobster with garlic butter sauce. The lobster was incredibly succulent and cooked to perfection. This was definitely a highlight of the brunch. As our bellies expanded we were treated to the sweet sounds of a gorgeous female jazz singer, which lulled us into expanding our bellies even more with our mains. My main of baked cod with lentil ragout and green asparagus was delicious, however I did have food envy, as the grilled beef tenderloin with green peas and French beans looked and smelt incredible. However, I was not disappointed when it came to the selection of decadent sweets. A heavenly chocolate macaron, a slice of Opera Cake and a kefir lime jelly mousse were the perfect way to end of the afternoon. This was my first brunch in Singapore and I found it a more refined, relaxed and intimate compared to brunches in some of the high-end Hong Kong hotels. I look forward to more brunches of this caliber in Singapore! View the menu here: www.bit.ly/SundayBrunch_EC1
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Sylvia
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29 October 2019
The Sunday brunch at St Regis is an all afternoon affair! The first leg begins at the Astor Bar where champagne and cocktails are served. Warm and cosy in atmosphere I walked in to the sound of piano playing in the background. Leather upholstered chairs with a cosy bar in the back, the ambience of this bar lends itself to a beautiful backdrop for brunch to begin. Laughter and cheer are but part of this whole experience in ushering forth the weekend fun. As I sipped my glass of Ruinart champagne and enjoyed the chatter of friends, I felt that the St Regis had crafted the perfect model. I don’t know about you but I like having an aperitif in a classy bar before the actual big bang lunch. A lovely pre-cursor to build my appetite for the rest of the afternoon. I was pre-empted that brunch was about to start in the Brasserie Les Saveurs of the St Regis. Walking across the hotel lobby I was shown to my table, with a beautiful outlook to the greenery outdoors. Unlike most other brunches I was given a menu card to order my starter of eggs done in a variety of ways – benedict, poached or scrambled. Not an eggs fan? Well there was foie gras on the list too! So that was my choice. Milling around to the buffet there were the usual bakery and patisserie treats, charcuterie and desserts, a plethora of seafood mains and carvery too. The trick in my mind when at a buffet is to identify favourites and leave the rest. So a brown roll with spicy salami and shaved jamon was my choice of starter with the third glass of champagne! Scrumptious combo. My next a la carte order of grilled half Maine lobster with garlic butter sauce was really fresh. Tender to the bite, the lobster flesh pulled away from the shell easily and I wish I could have had another half. Back to the buffet I picked up the foie gras crème brulee which turned out to be everything I thought it would. In fact I went back for seconds later, not in the least perturbed by the high cholesterol food I was devouring. Back at the buffet main the chef was shucking oysters and combining a crab meat, sea urchin foam with caviar. Talk about rich food. This certainly crowned it! A chat and a light interval to prepare for the Chateaubriand de Boeuf that was about to arrive. Served with green peas and French beans this was a succulent piece of meat grilled to perfection. In fact in terms of portion it was pretty generous too. Other mains included baked cod and a vegetarian option, all of which looked amazing. Truly by this time I was ready to call it a day. But my crepe suzette which was part of the a la carte menu arrived. There is something to be said for that bit of sweet after a full meal. It is always welcome and in fact has become quite a habit with me. The brunch menu changed a couple of weeks ago. Promising more high quality products and inhouse fare, it is evident to see the value in this brunch. For $198++ how could anyone not try this? View the menu here: www.bit.ly/SundayBrunch_EC1
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