I always think that feasting should always be an occasional indulgence. Otherwise you lost that kind of enthusiasm and excitement towards the feasting experience. And precisely because feasting is such an important affair, the location, ambience and food become key factors. One good option is the recently launched Super Lunch Sunday by Lime Restaurant @ Parkroyal Pickering.
Available from 12.30pm-4.30pm, the 4-hour long buffet brunch offers diners to have ample time to enjoy the food and recharge for the working week ahead. Here are five highlights which are only exclusively available at the Super Lunch Sunday.1) Lobster Egg Benedict
There was a period where egg benedicts dominated the brunch scene in Singapore (and it probably still does) but Lime Restaurant reinvents the entire experience by serving an exquisite dish of Lobster Egg Benedicts. Yes you are right. Fresh and juicy lobster next to a 65-degree sous vide egg, topped with caviar and Ikura roe. The result was an entrancingly comforting dish that did not conceal the natural flavors of lobster. It's one of a kind but utterly wonderful.
2) Asian Food Station
Besides the usual International selection, the Asian station is definitely worth checking out for its quality range of Indian, Malay and Chinese cuisine. I must say, it's one of my favourite stations at the Super Lunch Sunday as I tucked into fluffy Chicken Bryani with cucumber yoghurt salad, sayur lodeh (Malay curry veg), chicken and mutton satay, Golden Char Siew Bao, etc.
Not to forget the freshly-made Roti prata, which isn't exactly crisp or flaky, but good to go with dhal curry, sambal ikan billis or tangy fish head curry.
3) Grand Carvery Station
Meat lovers will be delighted to see the long table of premium cuts ranging from the beautifully marbled wagyu beef to succulent roasted pork loin with apple and sag. Perhaps being a Chinese at heart, I particularly enjoyed the Cantonese roast meat sections where the golden trio of duck, chicken and pork belly are readily served. Top marks went to the pork belly whose brown crackling was so light and crisp that it literally crackled like symphony to the ears.
A hotel brunch is usually not short of those highly sought-after raw oysters and sashimi but how about foie gras? Here this ultimate French delicacy is not served in one but TWO ways--flambéed with rhubarb relish and foie gras torchon with toasted brioche, berry compote and a sprinkle of truffle powder for the winning aroma. Rest assure that the foie gras is in good hands of this happy chef who really executed the dish very well that day. Just make sure you don't exceed your cholesterol quota.
5) Nitrogen Ice Cream and Fresh Hot Crepes
Apart from the fine selection of mousse cakes, Nyonya kuehs and the signature fondue which changes flavor every season, the pastry team adds a scoop of science with liquid nitrogen to produce an "instant" ice cream which is smooth and creamy.
The flavor of the day--Red Velvet, surprised me with its savoury cheese tang and playful textures as bits of cake crumbs have been churned into the cold dessert. Lick it up with the plethora of nuts, sauces and crunchies or simply dunk it on top of some hot crepes made fresh upon order. Truly another good advancement beyond the typical dessert frontier.
Do come early to catch the unique Red Sangria trolley making its way around the tables to serve this classic Italian concoction of pears, oranges and spiced cinnamon. Priced at $78++ per pax with unlimited servings of chilled juices, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, the Super Lunch Sunday is a really attractive deal that you should bookmark, considering the variety and quality of the food.
I do miss the excellent Peranakan cuisine available at its usual daily buffet, though there is already more than hundred choices alone at this brunch. For those seeking the bubbly champagne, the Piper Heidseck Champagne is available at $88++ per bottle.
Super Lunch Sunday
Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering
Every Sunday 12:30 – 16:30
Tel: +65 6809 8899
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PARKROYAL on Pickering
a PARKROYAL Collection Hotel
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay, Raffles Place, Chinatown
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