A sister outlet of The Disgruntled Chef @ Dempsey, The Disgruntled Brasserie has itself established a name at the vibrant Ann Siang Hill. As can be gathered from it being a brasserie, one can expect a relaxed environment, yet at the same time well-appointed. There are times when you just want a casual brunch, and other times when indulgence is at the top of the agenda. This is where The Disgruntled Brasserie’s 5-course Weekend Brunch comes as ideal without breaking your bank – three small plates, a main and a dessert.
The 5-course was off to a quick start with three small plates. Something Salty – with a luxuriously intense bowl of Boston Lobster Bisque poured over a piece of lobster ravioli and caramelised garlic, the weekend was undoubtedly off to a right note. While there is no gripe about how it seems as if the jus of ten lobsters were used in the process (because it really was pleasantly rich), we would have been grinning wider had it been a little less salty. But we do note how Lobster Bisques tend to be on the salty side.
Something Sweet – a simple Salt-Baked Beetroot & Smoked Burrata that promises its clean and raw flavours, enhanced with optional accompaniments like cinnamon raisin puree, candied almonds and horseradish. This would be an apt course to insert in between the first and the third. Something Rich – because, you can imagine that the Gruyere Cheese Souffle with caramelised onions and Chardonnay fondue was yet another full-filling dish.
The 4th course comes as a choice of main course from a list of five. The Roast of the Day was, to our contentment, one of our favourite cuts – Ribeye Steak. We were satisfied with the tender piece that came with a natural hint of sweetness; one we can have sans sauce. On the other hand, the Carbonara Taglierini was in our opinion, overpowering and over-the-top. The parmigiano reggiano crusted egg was a nice touch but the whole dish was overly cloying despite the presence of streaky back bacon, kurobuta ham and Farmer’s smoked bacon. This is especially so after the equally palate-heavy small plates before the main course. Other main courses include Coq au Vin, Squid Ink Vongole and Pan-Roasted Barramundi.
It should come as no surprise that the 5-course weekend brunch came to an end with desserts. Alcoholics rejoice; Baileys Creme Caramel was certainly crafted just for you. Remy Martin cherry compote, Baileys Creme, cocoa rice crisps and even Kahlua ice cream. If you are remedying a hangover, maybe you should opt for another dessert (we kid, we know this is no kick to alcoholics). But otherwise, the amalgamation of texture in itself made this dessert quite a solid one, such that the unduly sweet Apple Tarte Tartin paled in comparison. The other available dessert to choose from is Broken Lemon Tart.
Thanks to the fact that you have a choice of what main course and dessert to have, the couple of misses should not put anyone off to this value for money brunch at The Disgruntled Brasserie. The 5-course is priced at an affordable $48 before taxes. Considering the quality of ingredients used – with (possibly) a steak, lobster bisque and an alcoholic dessert, these alone would have hit the price roof elsewhere.
We recommend the Roast of the Day for the main if it happens to be a steak day (otherwise, we heard, but did not try, that the Pan-Roasted Barramundi was good), and the Baileys Creme Caramel (or you could try the promising-looking Broken Lemon Tart) for the dessert. You will have all the starters pictured above.
This is almost too good to be true. We can’t wait to revisit this ourselves.
Photos by Kathleen.
Address: 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
Contact: 6808 2184 / email@example.com (takes reservations)
Opening Hours (2 seatings for this weekend brunch): 11am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Sat – Sun)
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