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Hotel Re! Staycation Review (Part 2)

Hotel Re! Staycation Review (Part 2)

This year, our family is having CNY dinner at Hotel [email protected]’s Hill, and this is how we got to know of this hidden gem of a restaurant.

Last year, just before Christmas, we were invited for a short staycation at Hotel [email protected]’s Hill (see Part 1 of the review here), to help  promote their Re!ally Fun Staycation. It includes a weekend brunch for two, so our generous hosts got their executive chef William Ang to whip up four out of five of the goodies served on the Re!Fill Restaurant‘s brunch menu.

Until 31 March 2015, enjoy 20% off all brunch items in celebration of this new brunch menu conceptualised by Hotel [email protected]’s Hill executive chef William Ang.

If you are taking the Re!ally Fun Staycation package, your staycation isn’t complete unless you opt for this weekend brunch (hint: choose this instead of their usual intercontinental breakfast). The servings are generous and the dishes are very thoughtfully executed. There’s a good balance of flavours and textures in every dish. With the exception of Shermaine’s BeRe!licious pancakes, all of the brunch menu items have protein, carbs and fruits/veg in it. I appreciate this. Even if you’re not taking the staycation package, this is a nice option for brunch, with the quiet surroundings, free parking and fair pricing.

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1. Jean’s Classic Breakfast ($18)
This classic breakfast features the full range of must-have English breakfast items like the golden hash browns, chicken sausage, baked beans, toasted chef’s choice bread and crispy turkey bacon. Sautéed portobello mushroom and cherry tomatoes at the side.

Jean’s Classic Breakfast

Jean’s Classic Breakfast

2. Eileen’s Salmon Bagel ($16)
Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes and mesclun salad encrusted in a crispy toasted bagel with homemade zesty lemon cream spread. This is the only item we weren’t served, I think.

Smoked Salmon bagel

Smoked Salmon bagel (picture credit: Hotel [email protected]’s Hill)

3. Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant ($18)

This was my favourite dish. It’s a croissant is generously filled with a mix of grilled slipper lobster tossed with chopped celery, chives and tomatoes in Japanese dressing and tobiko. Accompanied by truffle fries. I love the crunch from the celery, the saltiness from the dressing and tobiko and the crunchiness of the perfectly grilled lobster flesh.

My favourite of the five: Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant

My favourite of the five: Cherie’s Slipper Lobster Croissant

4. Daphne’s Egg-citing Benedict ($16)
I’m not too partial to the sauce Chef William drizzled on these poached eggs. Otherwise, the eggs are nicely poached, resting on toasted English muffin base, topped with a generous serving of turkey ham or smoked salmon, sautéed mushroom and grilled baby tomatoes and mesclun salad.

Daphne’s Egg-citing Benedict

Daphne’s Egg-citing Benedict

5. Shermaine’s BeRe!Licious Pancake ($12)
This is for the breakfaster with a sweet tooth. Fluffy pancakes served with mixed berries compote and drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce. Alternatively, you could opt to have them with butter and maple syrup instead.

Shermaine’s BeRe!Licious Pancake

Shermaine’s BeRe!Licious Pancake

This handsome chef can regularly be seen on TV and in the papers. He has had 40 years (he’s 60 years old, but I can’t tell!) of professional culinary experience and you might remember him as the guest chef for Golden Age cooking TV serial back in 2009.

My mum-in-law Sally, my son Asher and executive chef William Ang

My mum-in-law Sally, my son Asher and executive chef William Ang

Executive Chef William’s Bio by Hotel [email protected]’s Hill

“With over 40 years of experience in the kitchen, it’s no wonder the Celebrity Chef William Ang’s culinary creations at Re!Fill Restaurant will delight anyone looking for a nutritious, filling and tasty meal. He has been a guest chef and judge at several television cooking shows and has pushed food from mere tummy-fillers to a positive and fun-filled experience to be shared with everyone with his work organising culinary record-breakers such as the country’s Longest Satay and world’s longest Popiah.

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“Chef William Ang recently made appearance in the MediaCorp i-Weekly event at Lot One,  MediaCorp Health Weekly Seminar cooking demonstration at Hotel Re! @ Pearl’s Hill and was invited to Sheng Siong TV show as Guest Chef. His recipes are also much sought after by publications.”

My parents-in-law joined us for this sumptuous brunch and were so taken by the chef and his food that they promptly decided that we would dine here for CNY. If brunch was anything to go by, I am looking forward to this feast!

Re!Fill Restaurant does not serve pork or lard.
Open 7am to 10.30pm daily.

For F&B Reservations:
Call 6827-8226 or text at 9111-7137
Email [email protected]

About The Author

Rachel Chan

Rachel has nearly a decade of experience as a print journalist for my paper (English) and Straits Times Life! and has also worked as a news producer for Mediacorp Channel 8.

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