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Introduction
Catalunya is a contemporary Spanish restaurant, serving a wide variety of cuisines that melds the finesse of Asian hospitality and classic Spanish charm. continue reading
Good For
Fine Dining
Other Info
Alcoholic Drinks Available
Open Till Late
Takes Reservations Details
Restaurant Website
http://www.catalunya.sg
Signature Dishes
"Mojama" with Fried Almonds Cantabrian Anchovies Mussels in "Escabeche" Lobster Rice
Review (9)
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Read my full review with more pictureshttp://www.eatdreamlove.com/catalunya/A spanish restaurant which offers a waterfront Spanish dining experience and a breathtaking city view. Located near Raffles Place MRT. The dishes are delicious! The Weekend Brunch is an interesting experience too. We have tried the following:- Weekend Brunch (S$98 each pax)- Cappuccino (S$8 each) continue reading
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Full review - http://midas400.blogspot.sg/2015/06/sunday-brunch-at-catalunyaits-party-time.htmlThe 3rd birthday celebration of the month, was a formal celebration with friends who mattered. The birthday girl decides where she desires to dine, and my choice for this year is Catalunya. A Spanish fine dining establishment located at the Fullerton bay waterfront, along the Marina bay area, overlooking the iconic MBS.We had advanced reservation and was allocated a cozy booth seat. Booth seats are ideal if you don't have to get out very often to go get food, for Sunday brunches it's better to request for regular table seats.Assorted breads were served at every table, they were good but we refrained from having too much of these so we could fully enjoy the extensive Appetizers spread.Let's take a tour around the impressive Appetizer/Starters station. The stations are divided into several sections, showcasing authentic northeastern Spanish specialties. They are Charcuterie, Cheeses, Salads, Bakery, Stews, Fish & Fresh Juices stations.And that's not all, we got several single portions of eggs and sandwiches served directly to our table. What?!Deconstructed Spanish omelette, onion confit topped w/ layers of egg yolk sabayon & potato foamScramble egg w/ potato & chorizoPa amb tomàquet (a.k.a Tomato toast) &Bikini sandwich w/ Iberian ham, cheese & truffleThe eggs and sandwiches were rather tasty, so were the myriads of appetizers. We deliberately consume only sample-sized portions of everything as we knew there will be a SHOW coming, when the main courses are served (the 2nd part of the brunch experience).The SHOW! began with a loud blast of lively carnival music and servers streaming out of the kitchen with pipping hot dishes on their hands. We were caught by surprise even though we knew it was coming, I wasn't quick enough to capture it on my camera as we're seated very close to the starting point. Anyways, we got to take pics of the two Spanish signature dishes that kicked started the main courses service.The Seafood Paella, is the most heavenly Spanish rice I've ever eaten, ever! It has a divine smokey aroma, much like our Chinese fried rice wok hei, and was loaded with generous portions of shrimps, clams, squid and pork ribs. No other paella ever comes close after I've eaten this! We gladly accepted a second serving when they asked.The next dish, Salt Crusted Whole Fish, was served camera worthy with flames burning on the rock salt. However, this dish did not wow us as much as its looks, it tasted kinda bland with just a simple drizzle of olive oil over it.Brace yourself as the most important of all Spanish main courses is about to be served. Presented with a bang, of vibrant music and dancing staffs, the roast Suckling Pig 'Segovian' Style (a.k.a Cochinillo Asado).The suckling pig was then cut swiftly using a plate, before smashing it onto the floor. Spanish tradition of smashing the plate onto the floor after cutting a suckling pig, is a sign of good service! They even timed the smashing to coincide with the music...cool!As the suckling pig is an expensive dish, we were only served one portion for every 2-3 diners to share. The meat was so soft and tender that it literally dissolved inside our mouth, plus the skin was ultra crispy, thumbs up!The final part (of the 3 parts) of the brunch experience, was the Sweet Ending. This time I managed to capture the crowd carrying the SHOW signs. They've gotten a few kids diners to participate in it.The desserts of the day were paraded twice in front of us before being placed at the dessert corner. We helped ourselves to the enticing looking sweet treats.Despite their looks, these desserts were all overly sweet and cloying for our SG palates. Couldn't help but felt a tinge of disappointment for these lovely looking desserts. We still found a favorite item though, the Lemon Meringue Tart was good, the sourness of the citrus fruit kept the sweetness at bay.Sunday Brunch with Passion at Catalunya, has live up to its hype of being the best brunch experience in town! We enjoyed our brunch experience immensely. It gave us not just good food and great service, but also a completely exceptional experience, very unlike the usual fine dining places we've been to! This is definitely worth every penny we paid, and I can foresee that we'll be back again once our pockets are deep enough to finance another visit!Brunch price - $98++ (include free flow juices)add $48++ for free flow alcoholic drinks & coffee/tea continue reading
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Tonight's catching up dinner with *Cheyene was arranged at Catalunya again. I was glad for the chance to reminisce and be refreshed again on the good service, splendid settings and vivacious views outside the glass windows. Catalunya is a contemporary Spanish restaurant situated along Fullerton heritage, with an exotic, exquisite interior and the iconic orange-canopied lounge area.We started the meal with tapas - appetisers, basically. The first one was Estrellados Con Chorizo (SGD$18.00) - scrambled eggs on a bed of potatoes and chorizo (cured pork sausages) slices. The sausage was very salty, but balanced beautifully with the soft potato cubes and scrambled eggs. This feels very much like a breakfast / brunch item to me.Next, we had the Cod Fritters (SGD$20.00) , 4 bite-sized pieces of this favorite Calatan bites. Sadly, it wasn't crispy as expected, and the interior was kind of mushy instead of the sweet, loose texture of cod fish.The final tapas was has was the Suckling Pig Tapa (SGD$22.00) - the 2-bites version of Catalunya's famous suckling pig. The skin crackled deliciously beneath our teeth and the meat was light, succulent. It was undeniably delicious.I ordered the Lobster Rice (SGD$80.00) again, luxuriating it its flavorsome simplicity. It was simply just that - paella rice cooked with grilled lobster. The chewy rice itself was infused richly with lobster broth, and the grilled lobster was saccharine in its freshness. Best of all, there was plenty of the tender, smooth lobster roe which enhanced the meal another level altogether.For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/05/dinner-at-catalunya-spanish-restaurant.html continue reading
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For full review and photos: http://gninethree.com/2013/10/03/catalunya-singapore/Dubbed the best Spanish restaurant in Singapore at the moment, Catalunya Singapore has been a strong force to be reckoned with in our fine-dining scene since the day it opened a year ago. Helmed by a stellar crew with both head chef Alain Devahive Tolosa and restaurant manager Pol Perelló having affiliations with elBulli and the restaurant itself run by the Ku Te Da Group, it comes as no surprise that this contemporary restaurant has been the talk of the town and a media darling.Encased in a glass dome floating on the waters of the Marina Bay, the intimate 120 seater charms with a stunning view of the Marina Bay, CBD area and all its glory which can be enjoyed from any seat in the restaurant because of its unique architecture. Both day and night brings an entirely different multi-sensory experience that is best paired with the gastronomical delights that Catalunya has to offer.The menu here is predominantly classic Spanish and Tapas- centric, though the larger plates of Traditional Suckling Pig Segovian Style, Roasted Veal Shank and Paella are made for sharing. Do note that the latter is only available for weekend lunch.Avocado Battered Roll $22One for the ladies, this seafood delight was an exquisite presentation of colours with chunky lobster meat wrapped delicately in thinly sliced avocado. Finished with a pop of richness from the caviar and roe, this was light and clean.Suckling Pig Tapa $22Perhaps the most raved about dish here at Catalunya, the Traditional Suckling Pig Segovian Style with its 12 hour roasting process certainly knows how to make an entrance with its full body, head still intact when it reaches your table. Celebrate your birthday here and you will be cutting a suckling pig instead of a cake. It is an experience, worth the novelty.If a whole suckling pig is too much or the head of a pig might be too gruesome for your dinner, order the Tapa version instead. You will still get the same thinly crisp skin with melt-in-your-mouth tender meat. The most riveting part has to be the lemon puree that cuts through the fat and cleans your palate in between bites.The Other Spanish Tortilla $16Served in a martini glass, it was only too easy to mistake this for a cocktail especially when the bar is just steps away. Not concocted by their award-winning mixologist however, this one was in fact constructed in the kitchen, inspired by the molecular culinary techniques of elBulli. Behold the deconstructed potato omelette topped with a fluffy potato foam. Mind blowingly ingenious and delicious. But do not be too quick to gulp this down. Complete satisfaction is only attained by eating this bottom up, with a spoon.Chocolate in Different Textures $16Heavily accented with passionfruit and saffron, the dark chocolate ganache brownie with milk chocolate ice-cream and white chocolate mousse surprised with a dimensional twist of flavour and texture. Chocolate fans might remain divided on this one, with the purists finding it a tad too revolutionary.'Torrija' with Smoked Milk Ice-Cream $14Encapsulating the perfect balance of sweet and savoury in a dessert, the Torrija- essentially a milk soaked buttery bun fried to a crisp, was matched with the smoky essence infused ice-cream which turned out strangely intriguing and somewhat insidious. A must-try nonetheless.Dining at Catalunya Singapore is indeed a gastronomical experience- complete with a panoramic view of the best sights Singapore has to offer and an arresting menu of classic Spanish food done with a twist. Chef Alain and his team certainly brings something unique to the table with every dish and we look forward to the Sunday Brunch which we hear, is currently in the works. continue reading
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Managed by former world's number 1 restaurant elBulli? check.Food made from scratch with fresh ingredients? check.Stunning view of Marina bay and excellent ambience? check.Award winning bartender with one-of-a-kind cocktails? check.Authentic Spanish service hospitality? check.You MUST TRY the Suckling Pig tapa ($22), and the Spherical Olives ($3/each).This is going to be quite an expensive meal, ranging $150-$180 a person if you want to be full.http://sethlui.com/food-review-catalunya-singapore/ continue reading
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