The Place Resort World Sentosa is no stranger to renowned celebrity chefs’ restaurants such as L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and local celebrity chef Sam Leong’s Forest. Adding on to this list is Australian Celebrity Chef Scott Webster’s Osia, a modern Australian restaurant which I went recently for its long Sunday Brunch buffet. I like the modern interior of Osia the moment I stepped into the restaurant. It is spacious, which means you get dining privacy. The huge comfy cushioned seats is also a huge contributor towards my pleasant dining experience at Osia.
The Food It is a 3 hour long Brunch buffet which is also my first time to a Brunch buffet. The concept of the Brunch buffet is such that you get to order from the list of Brunch mains, with the likes of Poached Eggs, Osia Brunch Plate (the standard Brunchy variety), Portobello as well as a Roast of the Day (Pork Belly) and Fish of the Day (Seabass). The best part of it all – the servings is unlimited.
It becomes customary to be served home-made bread before our mains are served. I am in awe of the presentation of every dish here at Osia, it shows the effort behind in making every dish a perfection.
The best part of a buffet is when you do not have to get up from your seat to grab food. Instead, the waiters go around each table periodically to serve the various appetisers, which range from mushroom foam with 68 degrees egg, rocket salad to pan fried foie gras. Another attentive part of the buffet is that each appetiser is served per portion, which I feel the portion is just right for me to consume and savour without the temptation to overeat, as in a traditional buffet setting.
To introduce some of the appetisers, the mushroom foam with 68 degrees boiled egg is definitely one of my favourite here. It feels much like molecular gastronomy to me, with the precision of the temperature of the egg, which is arguably the most optimal for its runny and moist texture at 68 degrees celsius.
Next up is the rocket salad, which is as fresh as it can be. I am however not a fan of salads.
My top favourite among the appetisers has got to be the pan fried foie gras. Unlike most hotel buffets, quality is often compromised with quantity. Osia impresses me tremendously with the high quality in every of its dish, which does not make me feel shortchanged even though it is a buffet.
For the Brunch mains, I first have the customary Osia Brunch Plate which includes the usual brekkie items such as sausage, poached egg, bacon, bread and mushrooms.
Next up is the Portobello which is basically made up of a gigantic portobello mushroom resting on the roasted bread, topped with spinach.
The Roast of the Day is the Pork Belly, which we tried as well.
The Fish of the Day is the Seabass, which is extremely fresh.
At this point, I am very satisfied with the food I had so far and desserts is something I look forward to at the end of very buffet. We first requested for the home made ice-cream, chocolate and vanilla flavours.The highlight of the dessert is the platter, which is impeccably served to our delight. It has the colour, the variety and the presentation is top-notch.
Will I return again? Even without the 1-for-1 RWS Invites promotion, the Brunch buffet at Osia is reasonably priced at $58++. The service is attentive and sincere, while the quality and variety of the food is enticing me to return again very soon.
Taste bud: 4.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4.5/5
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