A few Sunday mornings ago, three lady bloggers went out to attend a beauty & health talk and a few hours after, they find themselves in search for a good brunch place.
They stumbled into Alfresco Gusto after finding it in their Entertainer App. In case you haven’t figured it out, I am one of the lady bloggers, hehe.
Alfresco Gusto is an Italian restaurant found at the street level of Ion Orchard. Though Alfresco Gusto offers an alfresco dining. We opted to dine inside. The inside dining is not reeky spacious but I love the neutral grey tones of the place and the comfortable sofa chairs.
They were offering the weekend brunch menu and we were famished. We ordered several dishes for sharing.
Panu Mozzarella ($18.00)
This is a soft brioche stuffed with melted mozzarella cheese. It has cream cheese and maple syrup on the side with toppings of berries. This is every bit a French toast. I ordered this one and I was so happy I did. I love how they made this. It wasn’t too soft nor too hard. I love the cheese in it. And it is perfect with the cream cheese and maple syrup. I can just come back for this one.
SMOKE SALMON BENEDICT ($24.00)
This is a pretty sight. This is a smoke salmon with hash brown, avocado and hollandaise sauce on top on a bed of arugula. And on top of it all is a poached egg. However, I am not into salmon these days. It was alright. But I believe they have created a perfect poached egg.
SPINACH SCRAMBLED EGG ($ 18.00)
This has scrambled eggs with sautéed spinach on top of a Portobello mushroom and nicely decorated thinly sliced pumpkin. It also has a hashbrown on the side. One of us said, “Where is the scrambled egg?” I think there is more spinach than egg in this. I am not really a big fan of this dish. It is not spectacular, just okay. And the hash brown is a bit too dry.
GUSTO BIG BREAKFAST ($26.00)
We, girls, were so hungry, we also got the Gusto Big Breakfast which has eggs, hash brown, streaky bacon, pork sausage, grilled tomato and 4 loaves of bread. It came with spread which I am not sure if it’s a marmalade spread or sweet pumpkin spread. This is a good brunch choice is if you are very hungry. Every thing is on the plate. You get to choose how you want your eggs to be cooked.
It’s great place for brunch before you start your shopping spree. I would love to take my husband here for brunch one of these days. You will get a great deal if you have an Entertainer App to get a the Buy-1-Get-1 offer.
2 Orchard Turn #01-15 ION Orchard