Following closely behind the heels of the World Gourmet Summit (WGS) opening reception, World Gourmet Summit (WGS) The Discovery Brunch 2018 was yet another chance for foodies to savor a medley of cuisine by various chefs and F&B establishments in one location – Tamrind Hills nestled in Labrador Park. We attended the WGS Discovery Brunch 2017 and was impressed. Like last year, it was a buffet-style setting with indoor and outdoor sitting options.
It is noteworthy that there were no repeaters from the opening reception (perhaps except for the cheese, coffee and tea). Each establishment served up its own unique flavors by presenting a few dishes and there were plenty to go around throughout the 4-hour brunch. The Straits Wine Company provided free flow wine and was charming at serving wine based on the individual diner’s preferences.
There were hits and misses amongst the fare offered. That said, I applaud the novelty with which all the chefs had put into the dishes. Salted & Hung had me drooling for their All Day Brekkie. Gattopardo melted my heart with the Sicilian Cannolo.
The Song of India gave a Masala twist to my all-time favourite, the Calamari.
The Crispy White Bait salad mix from Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Hotel whetted my appetite as I ploughed through the buffet.
The main grouse I had was with what was offered at the Live Seafood section. Although the oysters were succulent, they tasted a bit off (for the two that I had) even with lemon juice squeezed over them. I had to rest my taste buds for some time before I could continue with the buffet. Subsequently, I had to skip the remaining raw dishes which my fellow diners at the same table were raving about.
The Discovery Brunch indeed lives up to its name as the chefs have displayed their prowess in the design of the dishes served up. And I am not just talking about the visual aspects here but also the innovative matching of different ingredients to tantalize the taste buds. Live Seafood section aside, I would love to see more of such events held by WGS!
World Gourmet Summit (WGS) The Discovery Brunch 2018
Internationally recognized food and wine event
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