Read more: Restaurant Review: Brunch at Mercato
The kale salad with spring peas, soft-boiled egg and green chilli-mint dressing ($128) is the kind of dish we often dream about: extremely nutritious but also incredibly delicious and moreish. We could've eaten just this and left happy.
The homemade ricotta agnolotti with spring vegetables ($158) was a standout dish accented by the pistachio pesto drizzled lightly atop the fresh pasta.
For a hearty dose of seafood, the seared scallops, glazed artichokes, green olives and espelette pepper ($268) was a colourful and complex dish with juicy scallops and sharp, sweet hits of artichoke that hit all the right notes on the taste buds.
Of course, Mercato has also become known for its delicious endings, and the sundae with salted caramel ice cream, candied peanuts and popcorn ($88) did not disappoint.
The white chocolate semifreddo with mixed berries ($98) was another dish that felt almost wholesome with its fresh fruit topping and granola bites that didn't deter from the utter deliciousness of the overall plate.
As well as their new spring dishes, we are also fans of Mercato's affordable off-peak deals like the enticing early-bird menu consisting of five-course sharing plates for $248 per person from Monday to Thursday from 6–6:45pm and the night-owl menu from 9:30–11pm from Sunday to Thursday for two dishes (appetiser/pizza/pasta) for $298.
8/F, California Tower, 30–32 D'Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, 3706 8567
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation.