Sunday, May 10, 2015

Shelter in the Woods @ Greeenwood Avenue (Bukit Timah Road)


Following the successful re-opening of the Shelter in the Woods last year and the appointment of Chef Masashi Horiuchi, the restaurant brings to you their latest Sunday Brunch offering available from 1130am to 230pm.

Shelter Eggs Benedict 4.2/5

Starting the brunch at Shelter is the Eggs Benedict ($22). The colorful presentation of two poached Japanese farmhouse eggs on toasted bagel, smoked bacon and house made hollandaise sauce will definitely brings a smile to everyone's face. The winner definitely has to be the bacon which made the Sunday afternoon even more beautiful.

Croque Madam 4.2/5

Simplicity at its best is the Croque Madam ($20). The toasted bread with bechamel sauce, smoked ham, tomato, gratinated Gruyere cheese with a sunny side up egg on top is both cheesy and packed with rich flavours.

"Vol-au-Vent" Chicken Mushroom 4/5

Called me mountain tortoise but I I have never tried "Vol-au-Vent" Chicken Mushroom ($24) before. I thought this is an interesting concept of having baked puff pastry with creamy mushroom, pan fried chicken, smoked bacon, pearl onions and fresh herbs. It is like a deconstructed mushroom chicken pie but done in a more elegant way.

Oven Baked Chorizo Eggs 4.5/5

One of my favourite in the new Sunday brunch menu is the Oven Baked Chorizo Eggs ($22) that comes with two Japanese farmhouse egg, baked with chorizo sausage, roasted baby potatoes and caramelised onions. I like that the baby potatoes managed to absorb the essence from the chorizo, making it even more flavourful.

Clam Chorizo Spaghetti 4/5

Cooked to a nice al dente and with a hint of spiciness is the Clam Chorizo Spaghetti ($26) with fresh clams, chorizo sausage and spaghetti in a white wine sauce.

Shelter Sunday Roast Beef 4.5/5

If you are a meat person, then you will definitely like the Sunday Roast Beef ($38). A whole slice of US Nebraska Black Angus grain-fed ribeye beef is served together with glazed spring carrot, Yorkshire pudding, buttered kailan, garlic confit dressed in a veal jus and caramelised onion gravy. Nothing complex, just simple salt and pepper seasoning allowing one to appreciate the beautiful beef to the fullest.

Chestnut Tiramisu 4.8/5

Initially when the Chestnut Tiramisu was served, my first thought it how different it is going to be with the others? Surprising this tiramisu comes with confit chestnut in between the layers giving it a unique and very flavourful creamy texture that works excellently.

Vanilla Creme Brulee 4/5

A classic on the menu is the Vanilla Creme Brulee ($9.50) with a crackling layer of brown sugar on top. Nice balanced in flavour while not overly sweet or eggy.

Shelter French Toast 4/5

I was joking telling the rest that with both the French Toast ($17.50) and Fluffy Wam Pancake Stack ($16), the owner should consider opening in the day as a cafe servicing this 2 items. Be it presentation or taste, both items were really good. The egg pan fried French brioche comes with grilled cheese, berry compote and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The fluffy wam pancake stack on the other hand comes with French butter, maple syrup, berry compote and chocolate sauce.

Fluffy Wam Pancake Stack 4/5

Overall I have enjoyed the Sunday brunch at Shelter in the Woods. It is hard for me to pinpoint which is my favourite cause every items are as good. Hence it also meant there is something on the menu for everyone.

Shelter in the Woods 
22 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289218
Tel: +65 64666225
Nearest MRT: Tan Kah Kee (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6pm - 10pm
Sun Brunch: 1130am - 230pm

1) Alight at Tan Kah Kee MRT station. Take Exit A. Use the overhead bridge to Exit B. Walk straigh to Hillcrest Road. Turn right onto Hillcrest Road. Walk down Hillcrest Road and make a left into Greenwood Avenue. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

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