Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
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Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Chef Sam Leong
Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Forest Restaurant, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa

Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Coffee, Sparkling Water
Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Brunch Buffet at Forest

Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Sushi and Champagne
Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Chinese Buffet Items 
Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Cheese 
Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Ham and Cheese Roll
Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Dessert Buffet
Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Genting, Chef Sam Leong
Macarons


Brunch at Forest, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore


Sunday brunch in Singapore often provokes thoughts of extreme indulgence – live music, oysters, champagne, white gloved service and a hefty bill at the end - not something most can enjoy frequently and most likely not with a family. Forest, at Equarius Hotel however, offers an affordable alternative.  For those wanting value for money without the added extravagances, and a pleasurable tummy filling Sunday, Forest’s weekend brunch provides just that.

Named after Celebrity Chef Sam Leong’s wife, Forest, the restaurant mimics her name with giant tree sculptures sprawling up to and across the ceiling. Enormous glass windows overlook exuberant lawns inviting a roll in the grass or a skip around the garden. Pebbles, tiles, carpets and blinds form a collage of textures and neutral tones adding to the light bright feeling.

A simple line up of brunchy foods includes: fresh seafood and sushi; breads and cheeses; Western finger bites and salads; Chinese hot items and; a colourful collection of desserts. Efficient and friendly servers are there to help, but keep their distance allowing you to partake in the spread without too much interruption.

Our brunch was spent entertained by the delightful celebrity chef, Sam Leong. This adorable character divulged humorous tales from, what he dubs, the “Chinese mafia kitchen,” told of his whirlwind career and, let us in on some changes in pace he has begun to put in place and plans for the future.

Moving away from the hectic and time consuming role of executive chef and, reducing TV show and other commitments, Sam has shifted towards consultancy work and is dedicating more time to his family. Himself, and wife Forest, now empty nesters for a few years, conduct cooking classes together. Saturdays you can partake in a small group class (no more than eight students) at Forest, Equarius Hotel. A corner of the restaurant is walled off with decorative glass walls and, doors opened up to the outdoor patio leading out to rolling green grass. Cheerful setting and newly gained skills aside, I can assure you the class will be highly engaging with Chef Sam at the helm.

For cooking class and/or restaurant reservations contact the Equarious Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa. Sunday Brunch is served at Forest from 11:30am to 4pm with the last order from the kitchen taken at 3:30pm, and is priced at $58++ for adults and $28++ for children.

Forest, restaurant, Sam Leong, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Map to Equarius Hotel
Reason to visit: Good value Sunday brunch without the added extravagances; a chance to spend a few hours with the engaging and charming Chef Sam Leong.

Forest
Equarius Hotel
Resort World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098269
+65 9672 4221



14 comments:

  1. For S58++ its a steal to hve a Sunday brunch like this!


    Wilson
    www.placesandfoods.com

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    1. Especially when you compare what else is on offer around the city... this really is one of the more affordable options. I'd love to do the cooking class with Sam and his wife. Should be highly entertaining.

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  2. great sunday brunch with a good price deal!!

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    1. Good price right for Singapore standards...

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  3. lovely! His food is really creative and takes on another level in the dining scene. Forest looks really comforting too... lucky you! :)

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    1. I think I enjoyed Sam's company maybe even more than the food! He's such a great character. :-)

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  4. Chef Sam Leong is amazing...certainly looking forward to checking him out when we travel down this month and next.

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    1. He sure is! Not only a fab chef but a great person too.

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  5. for a moment there, i looked at the photo of sam and wondered, where have i seen him before in KL? and then i remembered! heheh :D

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    1. Yeah... I first met him in KL. I was wowed by his food. So excited to meet him again in Singapore.

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  6. What a gorgeous setting for the buffet restaurant, so light and airy! Food looks pretty yummy too, Chef Sam knows his stuff.

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    1. The setting is indeed lovely. Light, airy and lots of greenery.

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  7. wow! lucky you, able to meet chef sam leong in person! :)

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