Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sunday Brunch at Taratata Bistrot

What better to do in a Sunday when you would like to have a relaxing day out? Step into the heart of Keong Saik Road where Taratata Bistro is located and fire up your Sunday Brunch experience with a French touch.
 
 

The chic Parisian bistro, plush red booth seats and white-and-black checkered tiles will make you felt as though in the land of Romantic Paris.




After 2 years in the scene, French Bistro has come up with a revamped menu to include Sunday Brunch to cater to the relentless brunch crowd in Singapore.

Start off your brunch with freshly-shucked Oysters (S$4/piece), served with Lemon and Shallots in Red Wine Vinegar. I personally do not eat Oysters, but accordingly to the rest, these are really fresh and delightful.


 
Croissants comes in plain (S$2.50), and Chocolate or Sultana (S$3,50). These croissants are crunchy and yet not over flaky, enjoy it over a cup of coffee or tea. Alternatively, get a basket of freshly baked baguette with butter and jam ($8)


Tuck in the Toothsome Croque Madame (S$16).  The gruyere cheese, bechamel sauce (a roux of butter and flour cooked in milk) and baked ham, sandwiched between 2 pcs of crunchy toast with a sunny side up layered on top, is the perfect match, enticing everyone of us at the dining table.

As the runny egg yolk flows over the sandwich, you get to taste the sandwich crispy at the edge yet spongy with the fillings.
 
 
Oeufs Bénédicte, or rather, egg benedict (S$14) is another great selection for the brunch. The hollandaise sauce (an emulsion of egg yolk and liquid butter, seasoned with lemon juice, salt & catenne pepper), together with poached eggs and bacon on toast is a great combination.  However, some may find the generous serving of the hollandaise sauce over-whelming.

Oeuf Cocotte, or shirred eggs casserole (also known as baked eggs casserole) is another highlight of the brunch menu, we tried both Oeuf Cocotte à la Ratatouille & et au Chorizo (S$12) and Œuf Cocotte au Jambon et au cantal Vieux Salé (S$12).

Oeuf Cocotte à la Ratatouille & et au Chorizo is baked cream cake casserole, filled with ratatouille (stewed vegetables), chorizo (pork sausages), while Œuf Cocotte au Jambon et au cantal Vieux Salé is baked creamy eggs casserole with ham & Cantal cheese. Stir up the baked creamy egg casserole and drip in the toasted bread. I personally prefer the Oeuf Cocotte Ratatouille as I find the latter may be over-whelming due to the richness in the cheese.
 

Had a bit too much of eggs?  Why not try something else? The bistro also serves crêpes in both savoury and sweet.

Béchamel champignons jambom and fromage (S$12) is a savoury buckwheat crepe topped with mushroom and ham in morney sauce (béchamel sauce with shredded cheese, which in this case, is emmental cheese). The morney sauce is rather thick and with the loads of emmental cheese, non cheese lovers might get surfeited with the cheese after few mouthful.
 

Prefer something sweet?  Check out Chocolate & Chantilly (S$7) and La Suzette ($12).  While the combination of Banana & Chocolate never goes wrong, one can gets "sinful" after a heavy meal.  La Suzette with a zest of orange and Grand Marnier, is my preferred choice, it is more refreshing with a zesty citrus taste.  I wished for more Grand Marnier, but I guess the bistro is mindful of the portion of Grand Marnier as there might be kids devouring it during the brunch session.
 
 

Given its good ambience, with authentic French cuisine, reasonably priced; it is highly recommended to have a cozy Sunday Brunch at the Taratata Bistro, be it with your family or friends.

 
For the full Sunday Brunch Menu, refer here.

Taratata Bistrot
35a Keong Saik Road Singapore 089142
Tel: 6221-4506
Website: taratata.sg

Opening Hours:
Tues – Fri & Sun
Lunch / Sunday Brunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Afternoon Tea: 2:30 – 5:30pm

Tues – Sun
Dinner: 5:30 – 11:30pm
(Closed on Mondays)


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