Raffles Grill is the perfect place for an indulgent, boozy Sunday brunch. Step into the grand colonial-style building bursting with old-school charm and prepare to be wowed by their wide array of delectable delights. Pairing them with the finest champagne and having them served to you discreetly via their world-class tableside service makes them taste even better, trust us! In fact, we even got to stuff ourselves silly with everyone’s favourite radio DJ!
On the 21st of May, the spunky, spirited, multi-talented foodie Rosalyn Lee (more affectionately known as “Rozz”) hosted her very first #RozzEats session of the year in collaboration with Chope, where she chose five lucky winners (and their even luckier plus-ones) to join her for a Sunday brunch that was nothing short of amazing – her words, not ours! We happily joined their little party (lucky us!) and got to experience indulgence at its best at Raffles Grill.
First up was this delicious trio: Haddock Cream Tartlet & Salmon Roe, ‘Joselito’ Iberico Ham, and Alaskan Crab Tacos with Potato Chips, Avocado, and Coriander – a wonderful way to start off the meal! The prized Joselito Iberico Ham was smooth upon the first bite and is mellow in flavour with a hint of ‘umami’, unlike other cured meats that tend to lean towards the saltier side. You’d be doing yourself a grave disservice if you pass this one up.
Prefer getting your hands on some seafood first? The Seared Scallops are phenomenal. These fat and juicy scallops are seared gently for a soft char while remaining succulent on the inside, and the cubed ham provides a solid contrast in texture as well as flavour. Finally, the savoury sage jus and celery puree add a nice touch of herbal essence to round off the dish.
Truly a step up from everything else, the Pan Seared Foie Gras with Green Pea and Morel Mushroom and a Yellow Wine Emulsion is the ultimate indulgence on a plate! The Pan-Seared Foie Gras is buttery and rich, and nicely balanced by the fresh green peas and mellow Morel mushrooms. The creaminess of the goose liver is also enhanced by the smooth yellow wine emulsion for a beautiful finish.
We were also served a mouthwatering slice of Mediterranean Sea Bass that’s gently pan-seared, served atop a warm bed of lemon orzo, and drizzled with sauce vierge. Simple, straightforward, and oh so satisfying!
Next up we tucked into some delightfully fresh seafood and got to choose from THREE types of oysters: Irish, Tsarskaya, and Fine de Claire Oysters, all overflowing with fresh, briny goodness; and best savoured with a squirt of lemon and a drizzle of mignonette. Need more to satisfy your seafood cravings? Dig into juicy and succulent Tiger Prawns and Maine Lobster, flown in from Canada, boiled and served fresh at the station! For an upscale touch, go for the Scottish Smoked Salmon with Kristal Caviar and a side of Blinis. YUM.
Meat lovers rejoice, for there is also a Live Carving Station! Don’t miss the Omaha Beef Tenderloin, where beautifully tender cuts are served with a side of savoury Bordelaise sauce and mint jelly. Equally as stunning is the US Prime Côte de Bœuf that’s grilled to perfection (pro tip: try it with the shallot confit and potato mousseline), and the Welsh Lamb Saddle that does not disappoint with its mellow flavours and drizzle of thyme jus. Don’t forget the tart Ratatouille or Broccolini for some superb sides!
There’s also a wide range of cheese options with different flavours, textures, and smells – with offerings like Camembert, pungent blue cheese, the gentle St. Felicien, and the spicy Epoisses de Bourgogne it’ll be like you’ve stepped into a cheesy heaven! Sample any cheese you fancy, accompanied by crackers, grapes, dried fruit, and more.
To end the meal, an array of sweet delights are prepared that’ll tickle your fancy: Salted Caramel Mille-Feuille, Raspberry Rose Saint Honore, Cherry Pistachio Streusel, Chocolate Cremeux with Crunchy Praline, and our personal favourite, Bread and Butter Pudding with Vanilla Sauce. One of the signatures of Raffles Grill, the bread and butter pudding is a warm and sweet delight that will have you relishing every last mouthful! We left stuffed, satisfied, and vowing to return.
Photo credits: @heyrozz
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