Sunday Brunch at Da Paolo BistroBar
If you are always looking for brunch places, you can now visit Da Paolo BistroBar on Sunday. From 11am to 4pm, indulge in their new sumptuous brunch selection prepared by Executive Chef Andrea Scarpa.
Unfortunately, we didn’t catch the handsome chef when we were there for brunch last Sunday. But the lush and idyllic surroundings of Rochester Park made up for it.
Da Paolo BistroBar exudes a charming and relaxing vibe that makes the restaurant a perfect place for brunch or just drinks at the plush open bar. You can opt to dine indoors or at the breezy al fresco area.
Our brunch started with a plate of Persimmon Salad ($24) with mixed greens, blanched baby leeks, manchego cheese, persimmon, pine nuts and san daniele parma ham.
BistroBar presents an irresistible offering of both classic and contemporary dishes so there is something to please each and every one.
Under the Simply Breakfast group, you have seven brunch options, including the likes of Bistro Breakfast ($32) with organic eggs, bacon, pork sausage, guacamole, mixed mushroom, crispy potato, white beans and tomato.
Egg lovers can opt for the expertly-executed classics such as Eggs Benedict ($27) or Meat Lover’s Omelette ($24). Quintessential brunch items such as pancakes and French toasts are also available.
Alternatively, I was recommended to try the Baked Gorgonzola Eggs ($26) which features a spinach and soft centre egg-filled bowl; made with overlapping slices of picnic ham and a hint of truffle, best eaten piping hot with freshly- toasted bread fingers for dipping! Doesn’t this looks like a pretty rose? I think they have taken much effort to plate this dish.
For something heavier, go for Wagyu Beef Burger ($31). I like this very much. Served on the table is a succulent piece of beef patty wrapped with ham and served with fries and salad. Very juicy beef patty!
If brunch is not your favourite, you can also have a main course while your partner eats the brunch. Popular dish include Crab Tagliatelle ($28). The home made egg pasta comes with crabmeat, tomatoes, cream. The pasta absorbed all the cooking juices of the ingredients, resulting in a very tasty yet not at all heavy dish.
With any order of a Simply Breakfast dish or main, you can enjoy two hours of free flow champagne (Louis Roederer Premiere Brut Reims) for $70 or prosecco (Tenuta Setten DOC Treviso) for $40 and a complimentary coffee, tea or soft drink.
If you want to pair your brunch with some cocktails, BistroBar also showcases an interesting range of specialty cocktails concocted by the bar’s experienced mixologist.
The chill out factor on Sundays is taken a notch higher with three new permanent resident DJs, Stephen Day, Aveneesh and Debbie Chia who will spin both groovy down tempo music and funky beats during brunch as well as on selected weekday evenings.
Overall, I find some of the brunch items rather unique, such as the Baked Gorgonzola Eggs. But for the typical brunch sets like Bistro Breakfast, the price is abit too steep. Service on that day was very slow. The restaurant was not full, but it took them about 40 minutes to serve the mains after we had our salad.
Da Paolo BistroBar
Address: 3 Rochester Park
Tel: +65 6774 5537