If you love luxuriating in weekend brunches, then you need to check out the all-new Food Exchange at Novotel Singapore on Stevens for your next weekend indulgence.
Comfortably nestled in the spanking new Novotel Singapore on Stevens, this sleek restaurant spins up a plethora of international cuisine, allowing you to tuck into delectable food while overlooking the view of the hotel’s infinity pool.
As far as lavish Sunday brunches are concerned, freshness, quality and variety are some of the factors that we value most. Helmed by award-winning Finnish Head Chef Janne Ollikainen, the extensive buffet line at Food Exchange encompasses everything from fresh sashimi and seafood to hot cooking stations that serve up eggs, pasta and risotto à la minute, a myriad of roasted meats and more. They even have their very own DIY Bloody Mary bar so you can concoct your own brunch-time cocktail!
Food Exchange really epitomises the notion that brunch need not be stodgy to be immensely satisfying—just good quality ingredients executed properly. This Sunday Brunch is available at S$78++ per person; should you wish to further amplify your meal, a nominal top-up of S$50++ will entitle you to free-flow Moet Chandon champagne, red, white, rosé wine and draft beer.
Sunday brunches are a costly affair, but here’s the thing: what if we told you we have a special price for our readers? Simply quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your reservation to enjoy the Sunday Brunch at S$120 for two pax that will run from now all the way until 25 February 2018!
Adorned with marble tabletops and lush leafy backdrops, the restaurant exudes a chic and stylish vibe. There is also an infinity pool located right outside where you can dine al fresco or simply take a dip before or after your meal.
Food Exchange’s Sunday brunch buffet offers a tempting fusion of Thai, Singaporean, Indian and European cuisine. Dishes are skilfully prepared using the freshest of regional ingredients at the open kitchen stations where curious diners are able to watch and marvel at the chefs at work.
One of our favourite things to pair with a dry, crisp glass of champagne is charcuterie (cold cured meats) and we were absolutely blown away by the restaurant’s range of cold cut options. Help yourself to endless servings of charcuterie options including the rich, robust flavours of the Jamon Iberico ham that boasted a sweet, nutty acorn flavour as well as the salty and rich coppa ham.
Other cured meat options to look forward to is the mortadella ham, smoked duck, beef salami and turkey ham which pair just as well with a bubbly or even a regular glass of wine. All their charcuterie are sliced on a regular basis to ensure utmost freshness.
THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD ON ICE WITH GIANT PRAWNS AND SNOW CRABS
If there was any way to accurately judge the standard of a buffet restaurant, perhaps looking at how fresh their live seafood offerings are would be one of them—and Food Exchange is definitely not one to disappoint.
Tuck into a sizeable yet manageable variety of crustaceans and shellfish from crayfish, snow crabs, mussels to MASSIVE tiger prawns as big as your face. Savour them alongside the many sauce options from the classic cocktail sauce to the piquant wasabi mayonnaise.
When you come across a restaurant that dedicates an entire long table just to cheese, you just know that they are mighty serious about it.
Whether it is a mild, creamy camembert or brie or a bold, stinky blue that you are after, you can bet that the cheese “shrine” will have something to entice. Man, we spent so much time there!
INDIAN TANDOORI SELECTION
Showcasing the very best of North Indian food, the Indian tandoori section consists of tandoori chicken, a few curry options and a variety of Naan bread for you to soak up those glorious curries and chutneys.
LIVE MEAT CARVING STATION
For the religious meat eaters, head on over to the live meat carving station. Simply approach one of the chefs behind the counter who will gladly carve up a slice or two of your preferred meat(s).
Be blown away by the incredibly moist and succulent roast chicken that comes served with a hearty chicken jus or let your senses take flight with the tender roast beef and pork neck that ooze flavour as well as a gorgeously pink interior.
FOIE-GRAS, EGG & PASTA LIVE STATION
Over at the live cooking stations, you can get a full array of enticing à la minute options from pasta, risotto and eggs; but our favourite was the pan-seared foie-gras prepared à la minute. Crispy on the outside but luxurious and fatty in the middle, this was the ultimate indulgence that had us going back for seconds and even thirds.
Served alongside a sweet and tangy berry compote and balsamic reduction, the rich goose liver was balanced out very nicely.
DIY BLOODY MARY
No brunch is ever truly complete without a Bloody Mary cocktail. This iconic brunch time aperitif is famed for its immensely savoury qualities that do well to stimulate the appetite and over at Food Exchange, they even have their own DIY Bloody Mary counter.
For the uninitiated, here is our pro tip: For a traditional Bloody Mary, you’re always going to start with a shot or two of good quality vodka followed a dash of Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, tomato juice as well as a tiny drop of tabasco for some heat. Lastly, squeeze a few drops of lime or lemon juice to brighten the drink up.
S$78++ per pax (S$60++ per pax if you quote ‘ladyironchef’) and it is inclusive of unlimited Bloody Mary cocktails? Sounds more than fantastic.
FREE-FLOW CHAMPAGNE, WINE & BEER
For an additional fee of S$50, you get to enjoy free-flow of Moet Chandon champagne, rosé, red and wine, as well as draft beers. The way we see it, if you’re planning to eat like royalty, you may as well drink like it too.
This Sunday Brunch is available at S$78++ per person or at S$128++ for free-flow Moet Chandon champagne, red, white, rosé wine and draft beer.
And to make things better, from now until 25 February 2018, quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy this lavish Sunday brunch buffet for 2 persons at only S$120++!
Sundays rarely get better than this and with so many enticing eats in store at Food Exchange at Novotel Singapore on Stevens, you’d be incredibly silly to pass off this opportunity.
Weekday Lunch: Monday to Friday, 12:00pm – 2:30pm, S$42++
Saturday Lunch: Saturday, 12:00pm – 2:30pm, S$52++
Sunday Family Brunch: Sunday, 12:00pm – 3:00pm, S$78++ / $128++ (Free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer)
Weekday Dinner: Monday to Friday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, S$58++
Weekend Dinner: Saturday to Sunday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, S$68++
Novotel Singapore on Stevens
28 Stevens Road,
#01-01, Singapore 257878
Tel: +65 6491 6100
Mon to Fri: 6.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat: 6.30am – 11am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sun: 6.30am – 11am, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Stevens
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