If you like the sound of brunch with free flow fizz, incredible food and dancing between (and on) the tables, this one’s for you. Welcome to Catalunya at Sunday lunchtime.
It didn’t feel at all staged – but then again, I’ve only been once – and chefs, customers and waitresses danced away as all the various main course dishes appeared in one long procession, carried from the kitchen to the groaning serving tables.
Of course there’s also the usual buffet spread we have all rather come to expect, living here in Singapore. As well as plentiful parma ham, oysters and cheese (note, no lobby and no foie) there were a host of things you wouldn’t ever have anticipated: think deconstructed egg with lashings of truffle that comes in its very own martini glass (below) as well as truffle toast and sinfully lardy but oh-so-good croquetas (2nd pic below).
Catalunya doesn’t spring to mind as an obvious venue for an elasticated-trouser-Sunday-brunch-blow-out, but it’s a find; worth it on the basis that the atmosphere is very cool and un-hotely, it’s cheaper than the Four Seasons and there’s a whopping amount of food that you actually want to eat. Part of the saving is, admittedly, because they serve fizz (cava) vs champagne, but it’s of excellent quality. I should know, after five glasses of the stuff.
I have only one bad thing to say.
We rather knocked back the cocktails on the basis the menu rather insinuated they were included in the add-on $48++ for freeflow. But it turned out we’d had the premium cocktails which are not free. They are, in fact, normal price (read expensive).
We suggested that they think hard about amending the wording on the menu to this:
Our waitress turned rather sullen at that point and we thought we better leave. We beat a hasty retreat.
Would I go back again? Definitely.
I would just have less/no cocktails.
More details on the Catalunya Sunday brunch can be found here.