As Club Street settles in for the beginning of a new week on a lazy Sunday morning, Senso Ristorante & Bar is just about to get started with its Sunday Brunch affair. With its Sunday Prosecco Brunch, you get to enjoy a buffet spread of antipasti and desserts, while your choice of mains and pastas will be served a la minute.
Occupying five heritage shop houses that make up its 180-seaters, this 18-year old establishment is an intimate space, no less. Plate yourself a selection of the starters - freshly-shucked Normandy Oysters and Prawns, Cheeses and Crackers, freshly-baked Breads with butter or olive oil, a glass of Prosecco in hand, and you are on your way. Brunch affairs at Senso is not so much about eat-all-you-can kind of weekend splurge but really about taking it slow, bringing people together over drinks & dine.
What you can rave about this Brunch affair is its range of Italian Cold Cuts which includes premium items such as Vitello Tonnato. Afterall, Senso is known for its contemporary Italian cuisine and these Italian antipasti definitely sets the mood for more Prosecco.
Pan-seared Duck Liver 4/5
From the Soup & Appetizer menu, I tried 2 add-ons (top up $8 per serving) - Pan-seared Duck Liver and Foie Gras Terrine. Beautifully plated, the duck liver came with both sides seared to crisp, with the bottom taking on a sweet note with caramelisation. With the tart port wine cherry coulis and savoury salted meringue served alongside, the different textures and flavours of the ingredients intertwine with one another to complete this dish.
Foie Gras Terrine 4/5
The Foie Gras Terrine was buttery smooth, with subtle livery taste and a hint of alcohol which is my favourite part! The mango chutney brightens it up with a sweet tartness. Like any good butter or bone marrow, the toasted homemade brioche bread becomes the best vehicle to deliver all that into your mouth.
Risotto Carnaroli with Summer Black Truffles 3/5
For Pasta, we also tried an add-on Risotto Carnaroli with shaved summer Black Truffles (+$15). There's really nothing much about this dish other than the shaved truffles on top.
Green Fettuccini, Baby Spinach, Mushrooms 3.5/5
Taglierini, Prawns, White Wine Sauce 3.5/5
Hence, sticking to the regular menu is good enough. We had the Green Fettuccini and Taglierini which were pretty decent. All are served small portion, hence you get to try all on the menu!
Haddock Fillet, Salmon Fillet, Beef Straccetti and Iberico Pluma 3/5
Following are the Mains - Haddock Fillet, Salmon Fillet, Beef Straccetti and Iberico Pluma. Served with complementary sides and sauces, I appreciate how all the Mains are being plated as a course of its own. However, given that all are served a la minute, it is a shame that they were all somewhat dry except the Haddock Fillet.
Desserts range from the classic Tiramisu to Macaroons, Profiteroles and Brownies, Crème brulee. The desserts are average, so you might want to end your Sunday with a refreshing note by ordering its Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbet with fresh berries (top up $6 per serving).
Senso’s Brunch menu is refreshed weekly. I love the ambience and the spread of great antipasti that allows one to spend the early afternoon away from the hustle of the city. Of course, with a glass of Prosecco in hand.
Sunday Prosecco Brunch
Pice: $68 (adult), $38 (child, 6-12 years old) includes free flow of juices.
- Top up $30 for free flow of Prosecco
- Top up $40 for free flow of Prosecco, Wines, Beer, Soft drink, juices, Coffee & Tea
- Top up $60 for free flow of Champagne, Prosecco & Rose' Prosecco, Wines, Beer, Soft drink, juices, Coffee & Tea
Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Senso Ristorante & Bar
21 Club Street
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (NE Line, DT Line), Telok Ayer (DT Line)
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm
Sat: 6pm - 1030pm
Sun: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 1030pm
1) Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards Club Street. Turn left on Club Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit F. Walk down Upper Cross Street to junction of Upper Cross Street and South Bridge Road. Continue down Upper Cross Street and turn right onto Club Street. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]