Last week, I went for a 3 days short trip to Spore with my ex colleagues. It's really something that we are all still hanging out and pretty close with one another even though we had resigned from the company for quite some time. Sadly, two of us were not able to join the trip so it was only three of us departing from Jakarta meeting the other 1 who stays in Spore. Our main purpose for this trip besides of just hang out and having fun was food hunting! One of the girls even made a very impressive list of what we called our food itinerary since the list didn't have other agenda than food. :)
Dean & Deluca is New York's most iconic gourmet store which established on 1977 as a small grocery store in the corner of SoHo, and since then they had widely expanded into fast food & cafe chains to cities around the states and slowly branches out internationally. Spore is the 8th country to have Dean & Deluca.
Offering the best food products from around the world, the first outlet took quite space at the 4th level of Orchard Central. Designed semi open air with the classic black & white, there was an alley full of products from herbs & spices, candies & chocolates, coffee & tea and many more.
After a very thoughtful consideration, I chose Chicken burrito ($22), chicken, black bean, tomato, salsa, guacamole and cheese in tortilla wrap. It was not good and tasted very bland that I didn't even finish them. Too bad. While, my friend was in better luck. Her American country breakfast ($22) was delicious! Large portions of eggs, bacon, hash brown, sauteed portobello mushrooms, pork sausage, roasted cherry tomatoes with toasted multi grain bread. Everything in the plate was addictive and well seasoned, the pork sausage was to die for. Days later, my other friend have a brunch there and ordered their brioche french toast with salted caramelized banana and Belgian waffle with maple syrup. She said both tasted super! I literally drooled when I saw the picture she sent.
|American Country Breakfast|
Here's pictures of what my friend eats:
With the so many interesting products to buy at the grocery store and the delicious meal they served, I think Dean & Deluca will be a place I often go whenever I visit Spore. Totally recommended!
Dean & Deluca
Orchard Central Level 4, 23-24
181 Orchard Road, Singapore
Ph. +65 65097708
Open: 11am - 10pm