Checkers Brasserie launches the all new A La Carte Sunday Brunch concept for diners to spend more time mingling and less time waiting at the buffet line or live stations.
The exciting new concept features a selection of gourmet bites and eggs specialties that one can order as many rounds of at his/her table. In addition to the a la carte selection, diners can still delight in the buffet spread of antipasti, charcuterie, seafood on ice, cheeses and desserts while waiting for the order to be served.
We started with the Berry Berry and Spicy Banana Smoothies while we browsed through the exciting new ala carte menu deciding what to order. After placing our ala carte order, we went around the restaurant to check out the buffet spread.
After making our round checking out the buffet spread, we were back at our table just in time for the eggs specialties. Going beyond the usual scrambled, sunny side up, over easy and benedict, six eggs specialties namely Modern, French, Italian, American, Japanese and English are introduced. We only tried the Japanese and French eggs specialties.
The Japanese Eggs Specialties comes with slow cooked soft boiled egg with unagi and rice. Love the the new concept. It is like have the best of both world. I got a taste of Japanese cuisine as well as my egg for breakfast.
For the French Egg Specialties, it comes with poached egg, pancake and foie gras laced with truffle halladaise. A lovely combination of flavours and textures.
Moving on to the gourmet bites, there are 8 different dishes to choose from. Each portion is sightly smaller than an entree so that diners can enjoy as many orders of bites at the brunch. We tried 6 out of 8 gourmet bites from the a la carte menu.
The Baby Lobster Thermidor was cooked perfectly and packed with beautiful flavours. The cheese and the succulent lobster combination was heavenly and addictive.
When I was browsing the menu, the Foie Gras Dumplings was the first to catch my attention. The flat shaped dumplings did not look appertising but the lovely foie gras flavour simply burst and filled the whole mouth upon biting into it.
The Pan Seared Scallops with English peas espuma, chorizo and peppers were big and juicy. The scallop itself was already beautiful, the peas espuma was not really necessary for me.
The succulent Wagyu Beef was lightly seasoned to enjoy the fullest of the flavourful meat. Served with potato rosti, greens and red wine sauce, it was a delish dish that I will be happy to clean off.
This is probably our favourite among the gourmet bites we tried. The Broiled Chilean Sea Bass was tender, moist and buttery. Complemented with crispy noodles and salad, this is a must order.
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