Saturday, 28 June 2014

Singapore Heritage Cuisine at Café Brio’s, Back by Popular Demand!

With its rich multicultural heritage, Singapore is well-known for being a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. The four different races are the Chinese, Malays, Indians and the Eurasians and Singaporean cuisine comprises food from these four racial groups.

Although Singaporeans are adventurous diners, their palates are still inclined towards the iconic local dishes. The success of Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Café Brio’s Singaporean Heritage Cuisine promotion over the past decade is a testament to the popularity of local dishes.

Wok-fried seafood kway teow

Hainanese chicken rice

From now till 13 July, Executive Chef, David and his culinary team are set to woo your taste buds with a plethora of signature local dishes such as Hainanese chicken rice, wanton noodles, laksa, wok-fried chilli crab with mantou, roti prata, wok-fried seafood kway teow, carrot cake and more.

Chef Cheng Hun Pin whipping up laksa at the live station

Old pictures adorn the walls

In line with Cafe Brio's promotion, the restaurant also features traditional props and decorations, evoking a feeling of nostalgia. Some of these props include video player, old boxes of biscuits, kacang puteh and hawker carts.

    Kacang Puteh

I have tried the buffet many times and never seem to get tired of it. My favourite dish from the buffet is the signature laksa. The dish was prepared à la minute and brimmed with succulent prawns and cockles. The cockles enhanced the taste of the laksa and made the gravy aromatic, rich and simply irresistible.

Wok-fried chilli crab

Another perennial dish is the chilli crab which is a combination of spicy and sweet flavours. When paired with deep-fried mantou, it tastes heavenly. Other popular favourites include rojak, spicy eggplant with minced meat, stir-fried beef with bell peppers, frog’s legs and beef brisket.

Fresh assorted sashimi

In addition to the local fare, there is also an extensive selection of international delights such as Canadian oyster, chilled scallop on roe, chilled tiger prawn, New Zealand green mussel, sushi, sashimi, braised beef cheek with baby root vegetables and button mushroom, salmon wellington served with morel cream sauce, roasted lamb leg provencal with lemon thyme jus, pan-seared beef mignon with asparagus and more.

Lamb and chicken satay

Diners who like alfresco dining can indulge in the buffet at the Promenade and enjoy the evening breeze while admiring the stunning view of the historic Singapore River. There is also an outdoor barbecue station offering lamb and chicken satay, prata and traditional drink stalls featuring bandung, lemon tea and Indian masala tea. 

A selection of delectable desserts

The visually appealing desserts will tempt even the most discerning connoisseur. End your meal on a satisfying note by feasting on unlimited servings of durians, Nyonya kueh, ice kacang, sago gula melaka and more.

Durian corner

Buffet Lunch
Monday to Sunday
Adult: $48++
Child: $24++

Buffet Dinner (savour durians during dinner)
Monday to Thursday
Adult: $60++
Child: $30++

Friday to Sunday
Adult: $70++
Child: $35++

Café Brio’s is located at the lobby, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. For reservations, please call 
6233 1100 or email 

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