What’s for brunch on a weekend for you?
If I go Chinese my default choice is dim sum. If I look West, I love an American fry-up or a Continental breakfast.
Omelette on Grilled Sourdough – RM17.
Swiss Brown Mushrooms, Taleggio, Asparagus and Thyme.
In case you don’t know, I adore eggs in all forms.
If it’s poached, the runny yolk and firm yet soft whites are what I absolutely love about them. For scrambled eggs, striking a balance between rich, creamy and yet fluffy can be tricky but it is so satisfying to dig into one that’s adeptly prepared! Perfumed with butter and creamy, scrambled eggs are heaven with bread.
An omelette calls for some cheese, a sprinkling of seasoning and herbs folded in and taken off the pan at the right moment so it’s still slightly runny inside but firm on the outside.
Soft boiled eggs are simple but so good with a dash of pepper and soy sauce. For a sunny-side up; firm whites (not rubbery mind you) and runny yolks absolutely rules!
Can I eat all of these at ONE sitting? You bet! :DD
The Stacks – RM23.
Rosti Potato, Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise and Rocket salad.
Once a recent weekend I went to Silverspoon at Publika to sample their new brunch. I took a look at their Brunch Menu and fired orders for the omelette and poached eggs instantly, even before I read the whole selection. Whatever else on the menu doesn’t really matter, I’ll have my eggs first! 🙂
While the omelette was so good that I have had daily cravings for it ever since, the poached eggs fell short. The eggs and the hollandaise sauce itself was decent, but the overly salty rosti and smoked salmon it really threw the dish off balance.
For my daily greens quota, I added a Caesar Salad. Silverspoon’s Caesar is pretty classic; romaine leaves, homemade caesar dressing, anchovies, parmesan cheese, chicken breast and hard boiled eggs that justified its RM19++ price tag.
Things started picking up when the Half and Half Pizza was served. We chose Smoked Duck for one half and Lamb for the other. The mere sight of it was promising, very promising.
Half n’ Half Pizza – RM24.
Smoked Duck with Hoisin sauce, poached pear, red onion, cilantro, Monterey Jack and mozzarella.
The crust had me nodding in approval. Thin, charred and crisp. The size promised satiation and the generous toppings certainly sent my salivary glands into overdrive!
Roasted Lamb with olive tapenade, capsicum onion, semi-dried tomatoes, Feta and Mozzarella, pine nut and yogurt mint sauce.
While I like both pizzas, I preferred the lamb. Well, I love lamb, mint, capsicums, onions, semi-dried tomatoes, Feta and Mozzarella cheeses and pine nuts; which was everything the lamb pizza consisted of! I’m not a fan of olive tapenade as it’s rather salty but that’s a personal complaint rather than a fault of the pizza.
Grilled Chicken Sausage Platter – RM33.
Smoked Cheese, Vienna and Thueringer Bratwurst served with Potato Mash, Mustard, Chipotle and Brown Gravy.
I love the sausages; all 3 of them! It wasn’t overly processed and was overall satisfactorily meaty.
Since it’s an Italian joint, an order of pasta was in order. We decided on the Tom Yam Ragu since it’s a house specialty.
The infusion of Tom Yam flavour in the pasta was just nice for me since I prefer not to partake in overly spicy food. The fragrance was right, the portion is big and it includes substantial enough amount of seafood to keep one satisfied. The ragu consisted of shrimps while bouncy squid rings, succulent grilled prawns and mushrooms made up the rest of the ingredients.
Tiramisu for dessert felt right and so here it is.
Silverspoon’s Tiramisu is kept simple and fuss-free. Both creamy and sweet on a balanced ratio, this was pretty faultless. The addition of espresso and coffee liquor imparted aroma and a slight bitterness that would satisfy most dessert lovers.
Drinks: Healthy fruity drink for me (The Fresh Face: apple, strawberry and orange), refreshing Citrus Apple Ice Tea for the photographer and Latte for the sleep-deprived gamer.
Somewhere along the meal Strawberry Iced Tea appeared.
We all loved the full-bodied flavour of tea and strawberries in this one.