Food Review: Prego at Fairmont Singapore | A brand new Italian Sunday Brunch affair
The Place We have visited Prego on a few occasions over the past few years as it has always been a convenient location in town for Italian food. Located in Fairmont Singapore, Prego has recently launched an all new Sunday brunch buffet. Before we talk about the food, the space at Prego is pretty huge for a restaurant, and I am probably not exaggerating that it was a long walk from the entrance to the end of the restaurant where the grilled meats station is. With windows by the sides of the entire restaurant, I always enjoy dining in restaurants with natural lighting.
The Food The Italian theme runs deep in the Sunday Brunch Buffet at Prego, and you will be disappointed if you are looking for anything else. We took a quick tour down all the stations right from the entrance to the end of the restaurant, with the main highlight being the Live Pasta Crafting and Risotto Bar station right smack in the middle. You get to select your desired pasta here, before choosing your preferred sauce such as truffle cream sauce, where the chef will then prepare your pasta a la minute in a theatrical fashion.
Beside the pasta station is a seasonal counter which will change according to the arrival of new produce. We were lucky to try the Risotto cooked from Carnaroli rice with cream sauce from Tuscany, finished off with truffle shavings by the chef.
The other highlight for us is the Meat and Seafood Grill. You can choose from the Lamb Rack with Garlic & Thyme, Salmon Fillet with Dill & Lemon, Beef Sirloin with Rosemary or Chicken Thigh with Lemon & Oregano. The meats will be grilled à la minute and served to your table. We enjoyed the succulent beef sirloin and the fresh salmon fillet.
Of course, that is not all. There is also the cold seafood counter with freshly shucked seasonal oysters, poached Alaskan crab leg, marinated tiger prawns, mussels and scallops; an assortment of rustic Italian bread and bruschetta; a selection of Italian farm cheeses like Asiago and Taleggio, Prego’s signature wood-fired pizzas, Beef Lasagna with Parmesan Cream Sauce and traditional minestrone soup.
For the Sunday specials, you will also get the Slow Baked Plum Stuffed Porchetta, Baked Seabass in Sea Salt Crust, Roasted Chicken with Rosemary and Wood-Fired Roasted Angus Beef Rump, all served with a choice of sides and sauces.
The cheese bar will also be your favourite if you are cheesy, from Ricotta to Burrata and Mozzarella alongside heirloom tomatoes.
For desserts, the selection is very decent in terms of variety and quality, where you can pretty much expect the classic Italian desserts like Prego’s signature Tiramisu, Cannoli, Panna Cotta and a gelato counter.
As with most Sunday Brunch Buffet, there is an option at S$128++ for free flow Berlucchi ’61 Brut Franciacorta, a leader in the Italian market for practising the metodo classico style, which is the same production method used to make Champagne. This price also include free flow Italian Signature Cocktails, House Wines, Tiger Draught, Juices and Soft Drinks.
Rants The price tag. Not that the other champagne brunch buffet comes any cheaper, but it takes a special occasion for one to splurge this much on a meal.
Will I Return Again? To enjoy a champagne brunch buffet in Singapore, not many comes close to the Italian offering at Prego if you are looking for a more focused cuisine buffet. We will be back for more.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
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Prego Sunday Brunch Buffet
Every Sunday: 12pm to 3pm
Adult / Child: S$98++ / S$49++ (Includes free flow non-alcoholic drinks)
S$128++ (Includes free flow of Berlucchi ’61 Brut Franciacorta, Italian Signature Cocktails, House Wines, Tiger Draught, Juices and Soft Drinks)
Level 1, Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6431 6156
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
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