Most of us here in Singapore would have grown up patronising Pete’s Place — the Italian restaurant at the Grand Hyatt.
It’s one of those places that’s an oldie but a goodie where very little has changed over the years (hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right?). And yet, for many of us, it remains a familiar favourite that we revisit from time to time.
But the appointment of a new chef de cuisine — Chef Cataldo Chiloiro, better known as Chef Aldo — has brought with it a new menu for the eatery and a refreshed Sunday Brunch offering that is just perfect for families to enjoy.
Priced at S$48++, Chef Aldo has created an authentic all-you-can-eat Italian Sunday Brunch that includes freshly prepared salads, along with stations of homemade Italian cuisine and a delightful antipasti spread.
As is expected from the Hyatt, the brunch also features a sustainable seafood counter (the hotel is known for going the extra mile to use sustainable produce in its restaurants) filled with freshly shucked oysters, cold poached prawns, crabs and more.
While there isn’t a special kids menu or activities, little ones will certainly enjoy the dessert spread as well as the opportunity to customise their pastas at the live pasta station. They also get to watch the chefs as they make fresh pizzas to order. As an added interactive element, chefs walk around the restaurant serving daily risotto specials, providing for extra entertainment.
Compared to some of the other brunches in town, this is definitely not up there in terms of size. In fact, the spread — though plentiful — falls on the more on the more conservative end of the spectrum. But it’s a well thought out selection of food that is fresh, well-prepared and most importantly, consistently delicious.
It’s also extremely well priced for a Sunday buffet — it’s probably one of the most affordable weekend brunches in Singapore — making it a great choice if you’re not keen to break the bank. Throw into the mix the friendly service and a convivial atmosphere and you’ve got a venue that’s ideal for a lovely weekend family meal.