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With the ever increasing number of restaurants and cafes serving brunch in the local scene these days, it is certainly difficult to pinpoint a favorite. I honestly wasn’t expecting much when I was invited to try out the newly launched brunch menu at The Tastings Room recently, but I’m happy to say that I walked away feeling rather impressed at the end of the meal.
Situated on the first floor of Marina Square, The Tastings Room stands out from the usual brunch place as it carries a strong emphasis on food and wine pairing at affordable prices. The brunch menu comes with wine recommendations with wine tasting portions starting from as low as $7.
My dining partner, Derrick, and I had a good start to the meal by kicking things off with the Truffle Mushroom Puree Soup ($8.90). Blended from button and shitake mushrooms, the result is a perfectly smooth, silky textured bowl of mushroom puree. The flavor and aroma of truffle oil enhances the taste of the mushroom soup in the most subtle of ways.
A sharp contrast to the previous starter, the Seafood Smoked Vine Tomato Soup ($9.90) is very well-flavored and full of zest. The slightly stinging and tangy flavors from the smoked vine tomato puree need some getting used to, but the blending of the puree into the aromatic seafood soup promises to stimulate the senses and whet the appetite.
If you can’t decide what to have for brunch, stick to the good ol’ Egg Benedict ($15.90). Nothing can go wrong and in fact, this classic brunch item is very well-executed at The Tastings Room. Gotta love the buttery rich hollandaise sauce! And what would you do when the yolk oozes out? I say, soak it all up with the fluffy bread! This dish would be perfect had the bacon strips been more crisp.
An equally charming alternative would be the Egg Royale ($15.90). The poached eggs are wrapped with smoked salmon and topped with egg roe that bursts wonderfully in the mouth.
I love eggs and scrambled eggs are definitely my favorite of the lot. Creamy and velvety smooth scrambled eggs infused with truffle oil, the Truffle Scrambled Eggs with Wild Mushroom ($15.90) is undeniably my kind of luxurious comfort food.
If you are looking for a place to have brunch, look no further. The Tastings Room serves quality food at affordable prices that is guaranteed to impress. The new brunch menu is available daily from 11am to 4pm.
Thank you Delished and The Tastings Room for the invitation.
The Tastings Room
6 Raffles Boulevard
Sun to Thu
11am – 9.30pm
Fri and Sat
11am – 11.30pm