Shelter in the Woods – Traditional Flame Rotisserie Restaurant Launched Sunday Brunch
My life moves at such a fast pace that it seems to pass by real quickly. It’s good in the sense that I don’t have time to get bored because I enjoy what I am doing. It’s not so good because I find myself speeding ahead frantically. Therefore, Sunday is a big deal to me. It’s the best day for me to slow down. It’s about connecting with my food, my family, my friends and myself. It also gives me the time to appreciate things that are happening around, and even enjoy a long brunch catching up with a friend.
One of the Sundays, we went to Shelter in the Woods for a newly launched Sunday brunch. When I saw Japanese-born, European-trained Chef Masashi Horiuchi this time, he looked much more refreshed than previous time when I was here for dinner. Probably because it’s Sunday or maybe the restaurant is doing well, hehe! We started with some mouthwatering starters such as cold cuts, razor clams and prawns. Seasoned with garlic, the razor clams are downright tasty and it’s everything you love about chewy, briny mollusks. Just like a spanish gambas, the prawns were really huge and juicy with great flavours.
For more substantial options, pad down your stomach with Vol-au-vent Chicken-Mushroom ($24) of baked puff pastry with creamy mushrooms, pan-fried chicken, smoked bacon and pearl onions.
Shelter Sunday Roast Beef ($38) features whole slice of Nebraska black angus grain-fed ribeye with Yorkshire pudding, glazed Spring carrot, butter kaylang, garlic confit and gravy. The roast meat brings a smoky aroma and paired well with the butter yorkshire pudding.
Japanese-born and European-trained Chef Masashi Horiuchi added his own twist to the brunch classics. The Shelter Eggs Benedict ($22) comes with two perfectly poached Japanese farmhouse eggs on toasted bagels, smoked bacon with hollandaise sauce. It’s a safe brunch food if you aren’t feeling too adventurous on a Sunday. Other perennial brunch items include Shelter French Toast and Warm Fluffy Pancake Stack.
For carbs eater like me, ￼Chorizo Clam Spaghetti ($26) is an option. The pasta is cooked al dante with white wine sauce and served with smoky chorizo. You can also opt for the Maine Lobster Pasta with a whole lobster in a robust tomato and bisque sauce to share.
We ended the long brunch with Chestnut Tiramisu, made with confit chesnut in between velvety layers of mascarpone, and topped with chocolate soil for texture. There is also an assortment of seasonal house-made, classical tarts and pies ($12), served with a scoop of ice-cream; and homemade Sorbets ($4.80) with 4 different flavours – lychee, mandarin, raspberry or strawberry. Shelter in the Woods Sunday brunch starts from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
It’s time to think about balancing work and effort with rest and renewal. This Sunday, I shall think offline, go to a cafe with a notebook and be alone with my thoughts. 🙂
Shelter in the Woods
Address: 22 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289218
Tel: +65 64666225
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00p; Sunday 11:30am – 2:30pm (Sunday brunch); 6:00pm – 10:00pm