Brunch @ Catalunya // CLOSED

July 17, 2013 in Spanish by thywhaleliciousfay

Catalunya has been on my list of places-to-go for a really long time, and I am glad to have made time for it! =p

However, my friend and I were only able to order from the tapas menu because we reached at 3pm (Lunch ends by 2.30pm on Saturdays). So while I was disappointed, it’s my bad for not doing my homework well.

We were not allowed to sit at the main area, which was quite a bumper. We had to settle for counter seats that overlook the main area, but with a good view of Marina Bay Sands.

And because we came in July, we managed to witness behind-the-scenes of National Day Parade. Keke! What a surprise. And since Catalunya is a floating restaurant, the entire place shook when the military teams took off in their boats. Quite an experience!

From the menu, my friend and I ordered:-

1) The Bikini, $20 (above) – Cured Iberico ham, cheese, and black truffle sandwiched between nicely toasted bread. This was so good! A must try!

2) Foie-gras and eel “escalibada”, $20 (above) – I did not like this cold dish of grilled vegetables, foie gras and eel which had a somewhat faint smoke-y taste to it too. The egg plant (at the bottom) was somewhat mushy and did not blend in well with the entire ensemble.


3) Suckling pig tapa, $22 (above) – When the menu said “Don’t feel like having a whole suckling pig? Have the same pleasure in two bites instead”, I certainly did not expect two cubes! Haha. This was not too bad. Meat was tender, except that it would have been better if the skin was crunchier. You know, like how the skin of most roasted suckling pigs is crispy. Wrong expectations?

4) Croquetas de jamon, $15 (above) – This was ordered upon the staff’s recommendation and the filling of potato did not disappoint. Creamy and smooth. Really good.

5) “Torrija” with smoked milk ice-cream, $14 (above) – Our choice for desserts! Fried milk bread that was soft within, which went well with the ice cream. But our bread was probably over-fried at some areas. It had a slight burnt taste.

6) Jack sparrow’s mjito, $23 (above, left)

7) Catalunya sangria, $20 (above, right)

So although we couldn’t try some of Catalunya’s signature dishes since those were only available on the lunch and/or dinner men, our brunch worked out well nonetheless as the tapas menu was pretty extensive too. And perhaps it was because we came at the non-peak period, but it was difficult to get the staff’s attention when we wanted to ask for recommendation or when we wanted to place our orders.

But Catalunya is a charming place to dine at if one do not mind the slightly hefty price tag for tapas.

CATALUNYA
82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavillion, Singapore
6534 0886, Website
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Sat : 12:00 – 14:30 (Lunch)
Ambience: 6
Mon – Sun : 18:00 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Value: 6
Sun : 12:30 – 16:00 (Brunch)
Service: 6