80 Middle Road
Level 1 InterContinental Singapore
Tel: 6825 1061
runch-goers at Ash & Elm’s Sunday champagne brunch will now discover French touches in the restaurant’s three iconic tasting platters — From The Land, From The Sea and From The Garden. With a background and training in French cuisine, newly appointed chef de cuisine Adrian Chan has injected his inputs to add some French flair to nine à la minute petit plates, with three from each platter.
The platter From The Land features Le Canard where the spiced jus and vanilla carrot purée should earn new appreciation for the pan-seared duck. Beef lovers should not miss the beef brisket that has been braised in Bordeaux red wine for over 12 hours. Packed with flavour punctuated by winey notes, the fork-tender meat is paired with garlic mash for a truly scrumptious indulgence.
From the From The Sea platter comes the arresting aroma of grilled octopus which is further enhanced by smoky garlic aioli infused with charcoal and dustings of pimento. The natural sweetness of the mollusc is accentuated by the accompanying avocado mousse. From the same platter, diners will also find a light herb-seasoned prawn mousseline that goes very well with the roasted cauliflower tartare and fennel espuma.
Fans of the parsnip can savour this root vegetable in three ways — oven-roasted, as a mousse and as a chip, all presented in a plate from the platter of From The Garden. The same platter also has another plate to delight mushroom fans — handmade tortellini generously filled with creamy porcini purée, and adorned with lashings of truffle and wild mushroom duxelles. The third plate from the platter sees chef Adrian doing a modern take on the ratatouille, presenting it in an oven-baked tomato paired with pesto.
On top of these platters is a showcase of delicacies including a selection of French cheese, seafood on ice, luscious caviar, succulent roasts and an array of delectable desserts.
Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
Price: $148 per adult, inclusive of unlimited Taittinger Brut Champagne, house wines, beers, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea; or $98 per adult, inclusive of Bloody Mary cocktails, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti