Tropical Sunday Brunch at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung: An Indulgent Affair with Free-flow Champagne, Steak & Seafood Bar

CONTENT: Michelle NG
IMAGE: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Sundays are for brunch, and a lil tipple on the side to sweeten the end of the week. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung has just relaunched their Tropical Sunday Champagne Brunch that is an extravagant affair with a curated buffet of meats, seafood, and Asian dishes. As expected from Alvin Leung, the dishes pays homage to the classic brunch offerings with little twists of Asian flavours to keep us intrigued on this gastronomical journey.

The Food

The buffet spread was laid in three main sections, with the appetisers and raw bar greeting diners at the bar, the rotisserie and other Asian dishes at the open kitchen, and the dessert spread hidden in a corner together with the wines and champagne display.

The cheese and charcuterie selection are of taste and quality, with a rotating selection of premium seasonal cheeses like Reblochon, Roquefort, Fourme d’Ambert and Goat Cheese. Pair with the salad bar or the freshly baked bread as an appetiser. For the Asian starters, sushi with a ponzu dipping sauce.

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The raw bar has plenty of fresh seafood laying invitingly on a bed of ice, with sashimi Hiramasa Kingtail, Norwegian salmon, snow crab, tiger prawns and baby lobster up for pickings. The condiments are where it makes or breaks the seafood, as there were 6 different sauces to choose from – the Cilantro & Lime emulsion gives a spicy kick to the oysters, or try the Chinese celery & chili vinaigrette if you have more of an Asian palette. Most interestingly, the Thai Assam Vinaigrette goes really well with the prawns!

The highlight of the bottomless brunch is none other than the grill and rotiserrie spit roast station, with juicy succulent meats like roasted chicken, wagyu beef, roasted snapper foie gras, chorizo and more. The beef ribeye is seared to medium rare, and again we had yet another interesting selection of sauces to choose from. The steaks go well with the Sarawak Black Pepper Sauce which had a more intense peppery flavour as compared to the usual pepper steak sauce, and a chunky red wine sauce that is rich with sweetness.
For those who prefer their meat a little cooked can request for medium-well meats too, and will be slightly more grilled with more flavour but still tender to the bite. Don’t miss the roasted pork char siew, which has a crackling skin that wasn’t too hard and just the right amount of fat.

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Every hotel buffet has their own version of the laksa, and 15 Stamford is no different. Their Signature Laksa is prepared fresh upon order, with a rich coconut broth that is on the less spicy side.

Then stop by the pasta bar to create your own pasta from the exciting selection of sauces tomato coulis, basil pesto, yellow curry cream, black truffle cream, aged cheddar cheese sauce, and even an Asian algio olio with Asian spices. Pair the pasta with some white clams or tiger prawns, freshly stir-fried in Garlic & Chilli Sambal & Calamansi sauce.

The Dessert Spread

The dessert table is sweet on the eyes and the stomach, with a variety that will take your tastebuds around the world. The Chocolate Fondue has Valrhona chocolate balls and seasonal fruits for dipping, and a freezer with ice cream flavours that are both classic and with a little local twist; Chocolate Fudge, Thai Coconut, and Calamansi.

The pastries are a mix of both local and fusion classics, with must-trys including a sweet-savoury matcha financier with red beans, the freshly-baked Perenakan kuehs, crème brulee, and assorted macarons with fillings like lemon and salted caramel. The attention to detail was obvious even with the desserts, with the macarons bursting with filling and the pairing of flavours in the pastries like raspberry profiteroles and pandan fudge cake was exciting to try.

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Champagne & Drinks

The bar at 15 Stamford stock a variety of rums, which is no surprise that they fittingly have a trio of Tiki cocktails. The Jungle Bird is a refreshing citrus drink with Campari, Bacardi Anejo Cuatro and pineapple juice, or go for the Fog Cutter, a fruity cocktail punch with Barcadi rum, gin, orange, almonds and sherry.

Free flow cocktails, wines, beer, and champagne are include in the price, which starts at $188++ per person with Telmont Reserve Brut. Elevate the atmosphere by topping up to S$218++ per person to enjoy the Telmont Rose Champange, S$248 for the Billecart Rose, or go all out at S$268++ for Billecart Blanc de Blancs.

The Tropical Sunday Brunch is available every Sunday at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, prices per person starts at S$188++ with free-flowing cocktails, wines, beer, and Telmont Reservé Brut Champagne Brut; S$218++ for Telmont Rosé Champagne; $248++ for a Billecart Rosé; or S$268++ for Billecart Blanc de Blancs.

Reservations are recommended, call +65 6715 6871 or email reservation.15stamford@kempinski.com to book.

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