Unknown to many people, Santi over at Marina Bay Sands has launched a Sunday brunch at a pocket friendly price.
Available between 12pm to 2pm every Sunday, it serves some of the well known dishes available in this restaurants. Started our brunch with a bottle of sparkling San Pellegrino (S$15 for 750ml)
Having Sunday Brunch (S$88 per person) at Santi during daytime is quite an experience. As most of the celebrity restaurants are opened only in the evening, so it's quite unique to admire the day time view of Marina Bay Sands from the restaurant.
Started our brunch with Roederer Brut (S$36 per glass) and Roederer Rose (S$42 per glass) .
I like how they served the sparkling wine on a wine tasting table.
Bread sticks were served with the sparkling wine.
The breads were a bit cold since it was left on the table. But the cold bread was redeemed by the wonderful olive oil that was served together with creamy French butter. The olive oil had a nutty and full taste, and was excellent with the breads.
We had a complimentary amuse bouche of Tomato Gazpacho plus a tuna appetizer. The tomato gazpacho was cold and tangy, and it "opened" our appetite for more delicious food to come.
The first appetizer was Calamari "a la plancha" amb romesco sauce and leeks. It's basically calamari cooked on a metal plate, and is a popular Spanish way of cooking calamari meat. The leeks are battered dipped and fried till crisp.
The Scrambled eggs with asparagus, eggplants and chorizo was an instant hit. The creaminess of the eggs with all the ingredients.
The salt and paprika powder containers.
Next was the Traditional mushroom rice with prawns. The prawns still retained the crunch, and the rice had absorbed the mushroom flavours.
Traditional Cannelloni Catalan style with Bechamel sauce, which is cannelloni pasta cooked with traditional French white sauce. Lot's of different ingredients and flavours.
Midway through our brunch, we ordered the Emilio Lustau East India Sherry – Jerez – Xérès – Sherry, Spain (S$25 per glass)
The main course. A popular selection here is the Catalan fish stew with Iranian Saffron. The fish was really tender after being stewed for hours. The gravy had a very nice and beautiful aroma.
Smoked chicken with potato and cabbage cake. Although the chicken was tender and juicy, but I find it paled in comparison to the fish stew.
Desserts were finally served. First was the Apple tart with caramel and cinnamon ice-cream.
I prefered the 2nd dessert of Roasted pineapple with coconut and mango. The pineapple was very sweet after being roasted as the sugar inside had caramelized.
Petit Fours was also served as we ordered tea after our brunch. I was surprised (in a good way) that Santi had used Oreo cookies as the main ingredient for one of their petit fours.
The Black Nectar Tea (S$12) was served in a very classic Narumi cup, saucer and plate. Also had Espresso (S$8) too.
Overall, a very value-for-money Brunch at one of Marina Bay Sands' celebrity chef restaurant. Although Chef Santi has left this world, but his chef has managed to maintain the excellent standard of the late chef.
10 Bayfront Avenue,
Casino Level 2,
Marina Bay Sands