Brunch for a Bunch; New Booze Joints

Brunch for a Bunch
I absolutely love hosting friends from out-of-town; it’s the best excuse for an indulgent brunch. Saturday found us at Privé (G/F Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, 6776-0777), where we slurped up some impossibly thick but oh-so-good milkshakes (from $11). The malted Maltesers’ got my vote. Add on a serving of three fluffy pancakes with strawberries, bananas and whipped cream smothered in maple syrup ($11), and that really hits the spot. On a sluggish Sunday, I ended up chowing down at The Dining Room (Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, 6270-1355). I found myself reaching over frequently for my companion’s Mexican breakfast ($21)—chicken and egg quesadilla, served with fresh guacamole, sour cream and roasted tomato salsa.
While at The Disgruntled Chef (26B Dempsey Rd., 6476-5305) for a late supper, that included an awesome crayfish macaroni and cheese ($18), baked camembert ($14) and fig crisps ($14), I found out that they’ve just introduced Sunday brunch. A quick peek at the menu revealed baked egg cocotte with truffle sauce and sautéed mushrooms ($12), shepherd’s pie ($16) and mini French toast with Nutella and caramelized bananas ($14).
Pick your Poison
If you’re looking for a stiff one after a long day at work (who isn’t?), stop by three-week-old Drink Culture (50/51 Kreta Ayer Rd., 6557-0538). Expect to find luscious cocktails in this brand new space.
Another spot to hit for some boozing is the recently relaunched Tippling Terrace (8D Dempsey Rd., 6475-2217), where cocktails such as Fake—a concoction of Ketel One vodka, grapefruit bitters and honey water ($15)—and Swizzle, which combines Zacapa 23 rum, fresh-pressed lime juice and orgeat syrup ($19), make an appearance. Down these beauties as you nibble on Wagyu cheek sliders ($14), fried haloumi with lemon and rosemary salt ($15) and polenta fries with homemade ketchup ($11).