I was delighted to be invited to Catalunya for a weekend brunch tasting by Burpple some time back. I had heard and read many good things about the restaurant but never had an opportunity to try it for myself.
The restaurant is located at The Fullerton Pavilion, which is off Clifford Pier and between One Fullerton and Fullerton Bay hotel. And as you can see from the picture below, the place offers a panoramic view of the bay as well as Marina Bay Sands.
With the expansive floor to ceiling windows, you are able to enjoy the beautiful city backdrop while dining on authentic and contemporary Spanish cuisine. The 4,300 square foot restaurant comfortably seats 120 people and diners may choose to dine indoors or alfresco.
As for the main reason I was there, Catalunya’s Weekend Brunch with Passion is a stunning selection of Spanish food, with everything from cured meats to salads and seafood! The semi-buffet brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 to 3.30pm. There is only one seating for and it is a whole THREE HOURS of indulgence!
In addition to the wide variety of food, if you go for the brunch on the last weekend of the month, you will be entitled to a Bingo Game, where you can get to win dining vouchers at Catalunya. The game really kept each of us diners on our toes!
During weekend brunch, the bar area of Catalunya is transformed into sections of food: Market Selection, Charcuterie, Cheese, Salad, Fish and Fresh Juice.
After about an hour feasting on the appetisers, the main courses started to arrive. By then, we were already pretty full! The mains consist of three Spanish Specialities: suckling pig, Catch of the Day and paella. The ingredients for the last two change weekly.
The Seafood Paella was huge and so photo-worthy! The aroma of the rice was indescribable!
“The Other Spanish Omelette”, a modern twist to the traditional Spanish Omelette. A martini glass, layered with onions at the bottom, egg yolk in the middle and potato foam on the top. This has to be my favourite dish at the brunch.
We also had a couple of eggs and sandwiches. The eggs, also known as Estrellados, come either fried or scrambled on a bed of potato, with a choice of ham, chorizo or mushrooms. The sandwich I liked best was the Bikini, which comprises of Iberico ham, cheese and truffle. Extremely fragrant! If you prefer a vegetarian choice, the zucchini, cheese and pesto one is pretty good too.
Salt-Baked Catch of the Day. The presentation was almost theatrical, as the salt was set aflame in front of us. The fish was extremely moist and fresh!
And last but not least, Suckling Pig “Segovian Style.” When this dish was brought out, it came with its own fanfare of music and shouting. However, what was the most shocking was them cutting up the meat with a plate and then throwing the plate on the floor when done to show how tender the meat was.
Finally, at around 2.30pm, the desserts started making their way into the buffet spread! It was an array of fruit salad, cakes and pastries!
And of course, what a meal and view indeed!
82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion
Tel: 6534 0886
Monday to Friday 1200-1430hrs and 1800-2230hrs
Saturday & Sunday 1230-1530hrs and 1800-2230hrs