Food Review: Kempinski Sunday Brunch At 15 Stamford By Alvin Leung | Flying Pass Around Concept With 6-Course Decadent Dining Experience
The Place Available from 12pm to 3pm every Sunday, the Kempinski Sunday Brunch is back at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, which I checked out recently. I have dined at 15 Stamford for dinner and breakfast during my stay at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore last year, and it was my first time trying the Sunday brunch.
For the uninitiated, the space at 15 Stamford is huge and is quite a comfortable setting to spend a Sunday afternoon. The relaunched Sunday brunch is a new Flying Pass Around concept broken down across six courses, each underscored by Demon Chef Alvin Leung’s signature dishes. The six-course experience features a fresh seafood platter, a Charcuterie Board and Salad, and unlimited servings of foie gras, wagyu beef briskets, desserts, cheese and more.
The Food The Sunday brunch is a 6-course affair (S$118++ per person) and the first course is a Sharing Appetiser Plate (one per table). Expect the likes of Poached Maine Lobster, Freshly Shucked Seasonal Oyster, Chilled Tiger Prawn, Steamed Australian Blue Mussels and Himalayan Salt Cured King Salmon. I am quite impressed with the first course where every seafood is really fresh.
The second course is another Sharing Appetiser Plate (one per table) of Charcuterie Board with a mix of Jamon Iberico De Bellota, Beef Bresaola, Iberian Chorizo and Salami. There is also the Burratina Salad with avocado, citrus fruits and puffed rice.
The third course is called the Passed Around Snacks with unlimited servings of Foie Gras, Double Boiled Chicken Broth, Fried Baby Squid, Braised Black Angus Beef Brisket and Tuna Akami. This is a nice break before the mains after a series of cold starters, and my favourite items are the Foie Gras and Tuna Akami.
The fourth course is a one time order of a choice of mains, from options like the Black Angus Beef Ribeye and 15 Stamford Laksa.
The laksa is comforting and not too bad, though it pales in comparison in terms of value as opposed to the beef.
The fifth course is a Sharing Dessert Platter with desserts like Yuzu Tart, Gula Melaka Chendol Curd, Toasted Coconut Ice Cream and Valrhona Black Forest Butter Cake.
The sixth and last course is the unlimited serving of Cheese Wagon, which carries a good variety of cheeses like Camembert, Gruyere and Brie De Meaux.
For drinkers, there is an additional S$68++ for Champagne Beverage Package if you fancy.
Rants Was informed that parking coupon is no longer issued to diners, even though the building and hotel owner is the same. Perplexed.
Will I Return Again? Quality is not too bad at 15 Stamford if you are looking to try a Sunday brunch buffet. The variety is not as wide as other restaurants like Colony or Oscar’s, but the design of the menu by courses makes the flow of the meal closer to a fine-dining buffet experience.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
15 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6715 6871
Sunday Brunch: 12pm to 3pm
Ranted by The Ranter