Thursday, 30 May 2013

Cafe Brio - International Buffet

Cafe Brio

Welcome to Cafe Brio!!!! I went to try out this dinner buffet restaurant at the last minute since my colleagues bring me along. This cafe is located at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, which is located near Zouk and Velvet underground - clubbers will know. The sitting area is quite big, they have both indoor and outdoor seats. I choose indoor as you know Singapore is so humid, it is not wise to sit outside. The waiters and waitresses are attentive, it is easy to seek their attention which impress me the most. As you may have experience, most of the time which i experienced is either the waiters are not enough or they are not attentive to their surrounding. For its spread, they have a nice selection from starters to dessert, from oysters to pastries, you will have a good time eating. 

Lets begin with starters, there is a wide selection of seafood to start with. Oysters, prawns and mussles are the most common starters. The prawns are so fresh that you will be able to peel off the shell completely without the meat sticking onto it. I use fork and knife instead of my hands, so you can think how fresh it is. Oysters and mussles are alright, you wont have the heavy iron taste in you mouth. The replenishment for these seafood are fast, you do not have to wait very long for them to be replenished. Cheese, my favorite, has limited selection. The available range are: Brie, fruit & nut, mozzarella cheese. There are crackers, nuts and resin to go along with the cheese. They goes well with wine!

You may like to try their soups too. They have " Lentil soup" and "Fish maw soup". Both are equally tasty and not watery. I personally think the fish maw soup is nicer compare to the Lentil soup. There are really alot ingredient in the fish maw soup. Eg, fish maw( of course) , baby corn, tofu.... For Lentil soup, the appearance look bland or brownish in colour but it actually taste amazingly good. Try eating it with bread, they simply taste wonderful.

If the above starters are not enough for you, there are other dishes for you to try. Salmon and tuna sashimi are available at the Sashimi bar for order, the chef will prepare them on the spot for you. Salad counter are there too. But who eat salad right?? Hahaha

Other dishes include lobster bites on the spoon, grilled tuna, beetroots and mixed mushroom.

For the main selections, they have quite a few ranging from Indian food to chinese selection and to western. Indian food consist of tomato rice, assam fish, chicken tandoori and curry; while for chinese dishes, you will be able to see pork knuckles, sambal  kangkong, kung pao chicken and steam fish. They are serve in the traditional cooking pot with wooden lids which make me feel like i am on the 80s.

You may also want to try their salmon wellington. usually the wellington tend to be overcooked or the salmon  taste dry. The fish is tender and with its crispy surface, they taste wonderful. Sides include fried potatoes, ratatouille, lamb bites and prawns.  

There are a wide range of dessert for you to choose. Ice cream ( not feature in cause I did not try it) , malay kuehs, cakes and pastries are available for selection. Must try their yam paste, really yummy. Their Rose syrup with aloe vera goes well together. I really like it alot. It is refreshing after eating so many rounds of food. They also have creme burlee which is yummily soft and smooth. Pity that there are no melted caramel to give a crunchy feel.

Current promotion are OUB credit card holders enjoy 4 dine for the price of 3  or OCBC card holders enjoy 20% off total bill, ( applicable to drinks and alcohol).

Overall per person spend about $40++ after the discount.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

  • Taste(3)
  • Environment(4)
  • Service(3)
  • Clean(4)

  • Price(3)

  • The food does not give me a wow factor except for its freshness. i do not mind coming back for a 2nd time provided there are discount promotion going on.

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