In town for some shopping and feeling meh because there's nothing GOOD to eat? Well fret not, because there's finally something decent for you to have for brunch, lunch or even dinner! The answer lies in Seasons Bistro, a modern American restaurant that replaced the rather quiet Applebee's at TripleOne Somerset (just behind the Cineleisure carpark), offering seasonally-fresh dishes. I was invited to try out their brunch menu one day and I was just really satisfied and impressed with what Chef Benjamin have created in a bid to win over people's tastebuds (and hearts).
I really liked the decor and the space. Naked light bulbs, well-lit with big windows, and some paintings of the New York cityscape. There's also a big bar at one side of it where you can sit at for a drink.
This was the brunch menu we tasted from. Prices are very very reasonable for the portions and location.
Of course, some moscato never hurt. The Brunch Specials feature the 2+1 Moscato promotion at only $35++.
For starters, we had the Pan Seared Foie Gras ($16++) with pain de mie, chocolate ganache, bacon jam, caramalized bananas and granola crumbs. While it might seem to rich for brunch, the flavors actually played well together to make for an appetizing start. The foie gras was really yummy, especially when it melts in your mouth along with bits of granola. The bacon jam added the savoury sweet touch, accented by the bananas. Every bite is a flavour explosion!
The Grilled Portobello Salad ($15++) with St Maure Terroir, tomatoes, beans, candied walnuts, pickled onions, bacon crisp and red wine vinaigrette is a classic light salad for those wishing to watch their waistline, but also wanting to indulge (its the weekend!) with bacon. The greens were really fresh and crisp.
Something which might have been odd, but definitely something you should try at will be the Season's Hot Wings ($12++) with blue cheese dip, mango & passion fruit catsup & veggie crudite. The wings were hot and sour - just the way I liked it. For some it might be not as spicy as they liked. To me its just right! I loved the hot wings. Probably can eat half a dozen by myself.
Then we got to the brunch mains. First, the Montreal & Lox ($15++) which is made with toasted bagels, cream cheese, capers, onions, smoked salmon, tomatoes and greens.
I really enjoyed the soft chewy bagel with little balls of cream cheese, and the contrast with the briney smoked salmon with little capers. At $15 it is also very value-for-money, in my opinion.
We also had The Lumberjack ($18++) which is eggs anyway, smoked bacon, sausage, pancake and maple. Sweet, savory and just all round comforting. This is the way pancakes should be consumed! I didn't find any fault with this again.
Then, the default Seasons Breakfast ($17++) with mushrooms, tomato, sausage, eggs any style, home fries, smoked bacon and toast. Classic American done with high quality ingredients that you can taste. I really enjoyed this and wish I can have it every other month!
Last of the brunch mains would be the Freedom Toast ($15++) with has egg-dipped bread, smoked bacon, brie and maple. Notice how they've Americanized the name? Still, good dish. I can't decide if this or the pancakes are better. I think they are pretty on par!
For desserts we also tried 3. There's the Season’s Deconstructed Banana Split ($12++) with battered and caramalised bananas, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, granola nut crumbs, fresh strawberries, nutella & fresh cream. A really simple dessert, but something that most people will enjoy. I sure did.
Something a little bit more special - try the Mojito Tart ($12++) which is toasted coconut tart with mint lime curd & rum cream. Even though I can't really taste much of the coconut or rum cream, the textures of the tart were well-mixed and baked.
Lastly, the Season's Carrot Cake ($12++) which as you can see, is a huge slice of goodness and choke full of walnuts. Even though $12 is a bit steep, when you have a carrot cake craving, you have to have this. Because it is so classic, you will guaranteed be satisfied with it.
Great brunch spot to go to next time you are in town. Affordable prices, super comfortable ambiance and just generally really good food in one of the most frequented locations in Singapore. For those hankering for some classic American breakfast or desserts, Seasons Bistro is the place to go. I know I'll be back.
#01-11/12, TripleOne Somerset, 111 Somerset Road, Singapore 238164
Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 00:00, Fri: 11:00 - 02:00, Sat: 10:00 - 02:00, Sun: 10:00 - 00:00