Nordic Sunday Brunch at InterContinental, Singapore

At InterContinental Singapore in Bugis, famous for its historic precinct and the hotel for its amazing Peranakan-style and Heritage Suites, there is still time to enjoy the Nordic Sunday Brunch that is running until 17 November (12:00pm to 3:00pm)!

It is the luxury hotel’s vibrant European eatery Ash & Elm which showcases this theme with Nordic cuisine and sumptuous flavours, including option for champagne brunch. The brunch spread is inspired by the culinary philosophy from the wintery Northern Europe regions, emphasising locality and tradition. Highlights from the menu include not just classic Nordic dishes but also showcases the finest produce flown in exclusively from Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Chef Eric Neo, who is Singapore’s first Nordic-Asia Culinary Ambassador appointed in 2018, promotes interactions and collaboration opportunities between the food and culinary institutions of both regions. He heads up this Nordic Sunday Champagne Brunch.

“The Nordic region is renowned for its fresh locally grown ingredients and preservation techniques. However, Nordic cuisine is still relatively unknown in Singapore – to date we have not seen many products nor dishes from the likes of Finland and Iceland, served on our tables or sold in stores. I believe more can be done to bring awareness to this exquisite cuisine, and enhance food diversity in Singapore at the same time”, says Chef Eric, who is also the President of Singapore Chef Association.

Expect a showcase of crowd favourites such as creamy langoustine soup, pan-seared Norwegian salmon with lemon-herb and butter sauce, and succulent beef wellington.

There is also a selection of Nordic cheeses, while the live station includes Parchment roasted cod with fennel, lemon and tomatoes. The seafood selection includes Finnish crayfish and Sweden oysters on ice with condiments and sauce.

Those with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed by the variety of desserts such as Rhubarb Cake, Summer Berries Pie and Lingonberry Cream Brulee.

To complement the brunch a handcrafted gin cocktail, Aurora, inspired by the Northern lights is on offer too, which uses Metsis Gin, specially imported from Estonia for the brunch. The experience is further elevated with unlimited luscious caviar, premium seafood on ice, succulent roasts and Taittinger Brut Champagne.

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