LaBrezza at The St. Regis Singapore is a treasured gem that promises diners a delectable experience of a cuisine loved the world over. LaBrezza's menu exemplifies the use of the freshest seasonal produce for fine trattoria-style cooking. Set amidst tranquil surroundings, guests can enjoy the serenity while dining within glass doors or delight in alfresco dining options in cosy cabana setting over looking the sparkling pool.
Le Brezza is a trattoria style Italian diner ocated on the 3rd floor, overlooking the
swimming pool and the orchard condos on the background. I was there for a HGW food tasting
session one week day evening and here's what we samples:
Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops wrapped in Pancetta with Truffled Angel Hair Pasta and Caviar
sauce($32) - the scallops are plump and juicy complemented well with the pasta that offers
some bite and chew
Proscuitto Pizza ($38) - crispy crust with tangy tomato sauce and sweetness from the
Tuscany style tomato soup with king crab and basil foam($18) - the lightness of the tomato
soup did not over power the crab
Slow cooked Australian Lamb Rack ($48) - lamb is sous vided before it is grilled which
yield a tender meat with crusty exterior
Taglionlini with Boston Lobster ($48) - well, you can't go wrong with a pricey lobster
cooked just nice
Pappardelle with Ragout of slow cooked Venision and Pecorino ($40) - the sauce from the
slow cooked meat coats and complements the italian "kway tiao" in a way that make you want
more of it
Risotto, sous vide Oxtail and sweet saba reduction ($38) - the risotto is darker in colour
due to the saba reduction, goes well with the fork tender oxtail meat
Tiramisu - the mascarpone cheese seems to have been whipped to give the desert a lightness
compared to the usual tiramisu, not something I will expect for a tiramisu but it is a nice variation since we are full from the dinner feast
Without a doubt, ambience and service are definitely one of the best I've experienced in Singapore.
Food however was quite disappointing. We had a great start; the appetiser was good! Sadly it went downhill from there. The squid ink pasta was rather bland and the salmon was overcooked.
Desserts wise, my significant other enjoyed it very much while I didn't find the dry flaky texture of the cheesecake palatable. I suppose I still prefer the old fashioned smooth and creamy cheesecake haha.
Overall, my experience was pleasant, mostly thanks to the service provided.
For the price you pay, I suggest you take the money, top up a bit and have a better lunch/ dinner at Binomio or Aura.
“I’m heading to St Regis for a lunch buffet.”
As if part of an enchantment spell, those words elicited a couple of wows and envious coos from my friends. Such reactions are bound to ensue, given the stalwart’s five-star rating and stately grandeur. By association, all its food operations should be equally stellar, right?
Not quite, and LaBrezza at St Regis refutes my (now mistaken) notion that lavish hotels are the go-to addresses for a splendid meal. My friend Phebe —yes, spelt without the ‘o’— and I were there on a Saturday, eager to relish a lovely Italian brunch. So excited we were, thinking about the number of times we would drive our index fingers into our cheeks: the hand gesture for ‘molto buono’ or ‘delicious’!
The restaurant describes its food as ‘fine trattoria-style Italian’. The décor does match the definition of a trattoria, with its interplay of white and brown hues. The kitchen is open concept, allowing you to catch a glimpse of the chefs in action and the busy cadence of woks and frying pans being flipped. Small and intimate, the restaurant is also located right by the pool.
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Afternoon Tea starts from 3-5pm on every Sat & Sun. The afternoon tea food and service here was average. Given that this is at St Regis Hotel, i feel that the quality of the food & service should be better instead of average. But it's worth a visit for the ambience when there is no crowd.
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