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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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Richard
ELITE
1262 comments
10 December 2019
What a bunch of Rock Stars you lot are! Looking forward to doing a brunch here! 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.
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Yvonne
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16 November 2019
With a new chef on board, St Regis recently revamped their Sunday brunch offering with a more exquisite selection of their house pour champagne, a delectable buffet comprising seafood, roast meats, breads, cheeses, salads and desserts and an ala carte menu from the hot kitchen. The Buffet It tries to do what people expect out of a usual buffet in Singapore - fresh seafood, sushi, prime roast meats- lamb and beef, a salad station; which in my opinion, is missing the point of being a French brand. While it’s all fresh and yummy, I would have liked to see a more French Mediterranean approach. Perhaps have grilled crevettes instead of boiled shrimp that I can get at any other buffets in Singapore? Forget about the sushi and sashimi. Or at least give it a French twist! As for the salad station, I was expecting a potato gratin, ratatouille, shrimp cocktail, anchovies and tomatoes but was disappointed that I couldn’t find any. What stood out for me from the buffet spread was their excellent selection of cheeses, charcuterie, pastries and breads, foie gras, terrines, rillettes, mousse, aspics and wonderful patisserie selection. Hot Kitchen Menu While the buffet spread was nothing out of the ordinary, items on their ala carte menu was truly exceptional. Every item on the menu made it worth the trip. From the scrambled egg with black truffle shavings to the pan-seared foie gras, to the grilled half Maine lobster in garlic butter sauce, you will experience the finesse that the French are known for. The main courses - Chateaubriand de Beef, Filet Cabillaud Roti (baked cod fish, lentil ragout, shimiji mushrooms and asparagus) and Impossible Tomato Farcies (baked tomatoes stuffed with Impossible Meat, rocket pesto and ratatouille) are classic French recipes that are just absolutely delicious. Wash it all down with that exquisite Ruinart Champagne and be sure to catch the moment when they saber the champagne to mark the long-standing celebratory tradition practiced at St Regis all around the world. But my thought is, the French should stick to what they know best - quality cartoucherie, distinct cheeses, elegant patisserie and classic French dishes. An overall enjoyable experience.
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Sonia Duncan
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2 comments
16 November 2019
As I walked into the st. Regis, I was expecting a sunday brunch experience that other hotels provided me in the past but I definitely was pleasantly surprised when my experience far exceeded any preconceived expectations! We started with pre lunch cocktails at the Astor Bar, which was like walking back into the 1920s prohibition era with Gatsby- style decadent and glamorous vibes and decor. As I opened the menu, something caught my eye that definitely piqued my interest ! The "Chilli Padi Mary" stuck out as something I would gravitate towards being the self-proclaimed Chilli Queen of Singapore myself. It was everything I needed to recover on a sunday - vodka, tomato juice and that extra oomph the birds eye chillies brought! Not for the faint hearted, this cocktail definitely packs a punch and I will be returning for seconds. As we proceeded to be seated at the restaurant, the entrance to the dining hall was decked out in the best dessert table I had ever seen. The usual desserts one expected were far more colourful and the pastry chefs definitely spun a different take on them with upping the intricacy, design and modernizing these work of arts ! The lunch itself was amazing with the quality of the produce lined up at the display being the best I have had compared to other brunches I had been to. Loved the raw food like the oysters , Alaskan king crab as well as overdosing on sashimi there which was cold, refreshing and super fresh. The fact that every one was presented with their own half lobster was also a bonus and a pleasant surprise no one expected and was highly generous at their reasonable price point ! As the champers continued to flow, people were trying out the different wines on offer included in the package as well, and so were not just confined to the bubbles for 3 hours. Various a la carte hot items were also ordered and once again , it was highly generous of the st. Regis to impose no limitation on the quantity one could order from the made to order menu, on top of the lavish buffet spread. A must try was the sea urchin and crab custard which was the most beautifully presented dish and one rarely gets to try this delicacy as it is very pricey. As 3 pm arrived, far to quickly if you ask me , we all exited with full stomachs, a nice buzz from the champagne and I of course adjourned back to the Astor Bar for my Chilli Padi Mary , just one for the road.
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Matt
CONNOISSEUR
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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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