Sunday brunches are important. A good one lifts your spirits and prepares you for the impending workweek ahead while a bad experience can leave you feeling ripped off by poor-quality food or an all-consuming guilt that you’ll need to take out a second mortgage to pay for that moment of decadence, ruining the rest of the week.
Perched on the 101st floor of the International Commerce Centre, it’s no surprise that the vistas at Le 39V are some of the best in the city, and considering that and the quality of the ingredients used, a five-course Sunday lunch here is a very reasonable $680.
Seafood is what gives this menu a head start, with luscious French oysters, lobster ceviche and the chef’s pick of the day as part of the first course. This is followed by an appetiser platter that features foie gras terrine, house-cured salmon and seafood royale amongst other seasonal items. Linguine with black truffle is served to refresh the palate before the main course and – steady – you’ve just reached the halfway mark.
For mains, diners have the choice between roasted chicken breast with potato and mushroom (pictured), beef cheek confit in red wine and French cod with courgette. True to the style and sophistication of this restaurant, the plating is a sight to behold.
To punctuate your weekend on a sweet note, the dessert platter is a delight. With items such as chocolate soufflé with pepper, mixed fruit salad and Paris-Brest, just to name a few, this medley of sweets will leave you satisfied and at peace with the world, giving you the right vibes to prepare you for Monday morning.
Shop A, 101/F, International Commerce Centre,1 Austin Road West, TST, 2977 5266