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What: Sunday brunch at Raffles Grill ($233)
Where: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
The guests were rather laid-back and understated in their dressing, but the buffet was extravagant or even OTT to those unfamiliar with lavish spreads that the Raffles Hotel is renowned for.
You see, we were there for luxury food - not to see and be seen.
Months before Raffles Grill joined the rest of the hotel for an over-a-year-long restoration, it rolled out what was probably the most opulent Sunday brunch as if to celebrate what the grand dame has stood for.
Offering quality rather than quantity, unlike the massive spreads of other luxury hotels, the brunch is unlikely to shock those who know they are getting value for money when they receive the bill.
It costs $198++ or about $233 nett with a freeflow of an absolutely delicious Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve champagne. If you prefer the rosé , it's 20 bucks more.
Apart from fine bubblies and Bordeaux wines to accompany your picks from the spreads of roasts, cheeses and seafood as well as small plates of freshly-assembled foie gras, scallop and consomme, here's how you can create luxurious pairings for a memorable feast.
1. Enjoy the premium Omaha beef together with the melt-in-the-mouth foie gras
2. Top the Tsarkaya oysters with the Parisien caviar
3. Partner the to-die-for French farm cheeses with the red wine or Ronnefelt Darjeeling tea, which matches them beautifully too
Be quick if you want to enjoy this brunch as the restaurant will close before mid-August.
If you're still figuring out whether it's worth your hard-earned money, consider this: The Billecart-Salmon champagne costs about $86 online, an Omaha steak is $100 at a fine restaurant, and a can of caviar is worth a couple of hundreds.
The writer paid for the meal reviewed.