Local gourmands have eagerly anticipated the opening of Dean & DeLuca in Singapore and, at last, the wait is now over. Made famous by being a central setting for the TV series Felicity several years ago, the New York-based gourmet shop, café and deli chain will open its door at Orchard Central mall this Friday, 22 June 2012, at 8pm.
Stocked with a selection of the finest artisanal products and gourmet food from around the world, wandering through the new shop feels like a kid in a candy shop – there are so many tempting display of amazing cheeses from different countries, tender cuts of cold and cured meats, exotic herbs and spices, fine coffee and teas, good selections on wine, a variety of oils, chocolate and truffles, and high-end kitchen ware products which are used by selected five-star hotels.
You just want to have it all! However, quality comes at a price. If the shopaholic in you is ready to be unleashed, take steps to control your spending.
There is also an entire area in the shop dedicated solely for freshly prepared food for dine in or take away and a café that serves up great coffee, tea, breads and pastries. The dishes on the menu are prepared using the wonderful ingredients found in the store. It’s a great way to sample the fare before buying.
Brunch is something people usually think of for a Sunday, late in the day, but here at Dean & DeLuca, you can enjoy brunch menu every day. Its all-day breakfast menu serves up sweet and savoury treats. Choose from American country breakfast ($22) which includes eggs, bacon, hash brown, sausage, Portobello mushroom, cherry tomatoes and toasted multi-grain bread to the Belgian stack ($21), homemade waffles with fresh mixed berries and red currant drizzled with vanilla crème anglais, maple syrup and raspberry coulis. There are also soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers for you to indulge. Their Truffle mushroom soup ($10) is a must-try. This soup is sure to delight anyone who loves the earthy goodness of mushrooms and truffles. It’s elegant, warm, earthy and sublime.
You can also grab some freshly baked croissants, breads and pastries from the bakery counter. Enjoy these delicious bakes with their fine coffee and teas found in the store. The coffee here is priced from $3.90 for a macchiato to $6 (small) for a café latte.
If you want to relax at a New York City café atmosphere with a taste of what the grocer has to offer, look no further than Dean & DeLuca. This café located in the heart of Orchard Road is deemed to be the next popular haunt among local diners. Another piece of good news for residence in Bukit Timah area is that the grocer is planning a second outlet along Hillview Avenue.
Dean & DeLuca
#04-23/24 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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