Vineyard at Hortpark
Weekend is almost coming, have you got your schedules all planned out? Consider enjoying brunch at Vineyard with dishes by their new chef on board, Chef Immanuel Tee, together with the beautiful scenery surrounding the restaurant. If you’re with younger kids, not to worry, there’s kids play corner at the restaurants alfresco area too!
I’ve tried out some of Vineyard’s small plates and brunch items two weeks back and wanted to share some food informations with all of you.
We started with bread and olive oil, thereafter a Duck Rillette Bruschetta. I love this chilled, savory appetizer which went really well with the toast. Next came the Warm Truffle Shoyu Mushroom Spinach Salad ($17.00).
This dish was greeny fresh Spinach leaves tossed-in with Sautéed Mushrooms, Truffle Shoyu, Pine Nuts and Yuzu Gel. A delicious starter before the mains. Refreshing because of the yuzu gel and it was one of Chef Tee’s Signatures. Another highlight would be the 2nd starter: frog legs. Frog legs cooked in parsley garlic butter, simple yet satisfying. Firm juicy flesh that tasted like chicken, I believed all ages would love it.
For the mains, I chose Prosciutto Ham Croque Madame ($24.00) while my partner, Ailing, chose Moroccan Lamb Baked Egg ($26.00).
Egg and toast was quite a common choice for brunch but what’s so different about Vineyard’s version? Aged Prosciutto Ham was used here instead of the usual supermart ham. Together with Spinach cream sauce and Duo of cheese, overall was comforting but salty. Portion not big so it’s not advisable to share.
Moroccan Lamb Baked Egg was a wiser choice. First you dunk your bread into the gooey yolk. Then you forked up the delicious braised lamb covered in melty cheese, herb creme fraiche and some pistachio dukkha. Can you imagine that already? I wished there were more bread to go with.
The foodie whom sat beside us ordered Big Breakfast Aglio Olio Pasta ($20.00) and was kind enough to let us taste some.
Angel hair Pasta cooked in garlic, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. Served with omelette and shaved Parmesan cheese. Portion for the pasta was big but a pity the dish wasn’t flavourful. It was too bland and more punch needed.
Desserts we had Signature Italian Tiramisu ($14.00) and Chef’s recommendation of Vanilla Panna Cotta ($12.00).
Tiramisu definitely had its influence over most of us. Creamy, fluffy with a light liquor aftertaste. It’s was a great after dinner dessert. As for the panna cotta, texture was pretty good, custardy but somehow I disliked the apricot jam and mango gel elements in it. They don’t seems to go together as one but these were my personal thoughts, the rest might felt otherwise.
Overall dining experience was pleasant. Food was pretty tasty and the whole ambience was cozy. You will definitely love this place too, zen and peaceful, with greeneries surrounding the restaurant. I would consider popping by again some day if my hubby willing to drive me here. Otherwise transportation was abit inconvenient to HortPark.
33 Hyderabad Road
Tel: +65 64797977
Mon 10am - 3pm/ 6pm - 10pm
Tue to Fri 12noon - 3pm/ 6pm - 10pm
Sat/Sun 10.30am - 10pm
[This was an invited tasting in April 2018. Thank you Creative Eateries for having us.]