The most enquiries I have received of late are, “Where are the best brunch places in Singapore?” Before you even scream ‘all-day breakfast’ and ‘eggs benedict’ which is probably the next fashionable thing in this island, how does Foie Gras Egg Cocotte and Croque Monsier sound to you?
Cocotte at the Wunderlust Hotel (at Rochor area) has brought a complete new a la carte brunch menu with a French twist available every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am to 3pm.
I felt in love with the place before even starting my meal. The boutique hotel was originally a school built in the 1920s, the outside looking extremely historical and the inside contemporary and comfortable. Cocotte on its ground floor is suitable for communal dining, and with decors that makes me believe that I am a holiday elsewhere.
All the egg dishes are delightful choices – from the fluffy Omelette with Sauteed Mushrooms and Truffle Oil ($18.00) to the Brandade Egg Cocotte, a Creamy Homemade Salt Cod Mashed with Potatoes ($25.00). The later begin one of my favourite dishes of the day for being soft, delicate and tantalising. Price a little on the high side for me though.
If you are ordering a Croque Monsier, top it up with a fried egg to make it a Madame ($18.00). You shouldn’t regret this choice when you see the egg yolk trickling down the perfect combination of broiche, béchamel, dijon mustard, ham and gruyere. This comes with a lovely buttery outer crust on its broiche.
By looking at this picture, I do not think the Pain Perdu ($16.00) would need much recommendation. A picture can speak a thousand words – Beautiful, tempting, mouth-watering, seductive, sweet, what else?
So that’s two thick slices of brioche soaked in beaten eggs and pan fried then served with freshly whipped chantilly and topped with homemade cherry glaze. Oh yes, so wunder-lustfully delicious.
2 Dickson Road, Ground Level Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore 209494 (near Jalan Besar & Sungei Road), Tel: +65 6298 1188
Opening Hours: Lunch 1200-1430 (Mon-Sun), Dinner 1830-2230 (Mon-Thurs) and 1830-2300 (Fri-Sat, closed Sun dinners), Brunch 1130 – 1500 (Sat-Sun)