[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]o really get away for Sunday brunch, you’ll need to go overseas… to Sentosa. Sunday brunch at The Knolls, Capella Singapore, is an intimate affair that happens poolside, with views of the sea. Mediterranean-themed, the spread is presented indoors and out, with the appetisers, starters and desserts mostly in the air-conditioned indoor dining space.
You can opt for the brunch package with non-alcoholic drinks or splash out for the Taittinger vintage champagne package, which includes cocktails and wine – if you’re in the mood to mix grape and grain.
As The Knolls is a long space, walking in really whets our appetite. This time, we are given a table right before the private room, so we have to walk past the cold spread comprising salads, charcuterie, sashimi and sushi, the live oyster-shucking station with chilled seafood such as prawns and clams, and through the dessert “room”. It’s enough to make us ravenous, as you can imagine. The hot cooking stations in the foyer area include those for roast carving, pork ribs and grilled chicken. The grilled capsicums are so succulent, we end up having thirds!
At The Knolls, what you see is not what you get, because you get more. Mini surprises exit the kitchen occasionally to be offered to brunchers – a foie gras roll here, a marinated juicy tomato there. The cheese trolley, pushed through the restaurant, serves each table. And just in case any of us would like a last drink (or three) before ending our meal, the cocktail trolley makes its rounds, offering the cocktail of the day made with house-aged spirits and infusions. As we float our way o the island on a blissful cloud, we think: what a great way to spend a Sunday!