Wild Honey recently collaborated with famed Melbourne chef Barry Iddles (to be brutally honest, I'd never heard of the guy until his name popped up on Wild Honey's "Melbourne Does Breakfast" menu) to bring a little touch of the cosmopolitan Victorian state to Singapore's breakfast scene. For 4 days only, Wild Honey featured an eclectic menu that reflected the melting-pot culture of Melbourne. We were very lucky to have been at the right place, at the right time (we were both on leave, yes, we got a headstart on the long weekend...yippee! And we'd just viewed another property so we were in the area), to sample the "limited edition" dishes. Even if I still have no idea who this Aussie dude is, his food's awesome! I loved how the dishes were creative and innovative but worked so naturally well you end up wondering how you didn't think of it in the first place. It was all about freshness of ingredients, a restrained hand with the seasoning, and the unexpectedly brilliant marrying of flavours.
As per our previous visit, we walked in without any reservations. There were tables available on the balcony, and we didn't mind taking those. It's been raining all day and it was a cool day to be outdoors, watching the crowd below scuttle by.
Service was great as usual - cheery, professional and sincere. The waiter took the time to explain all of the "limited edition" dishes and proferred his personal preferences as viable options. I suppose we do scrutinize the service standards of this establishment a little more than anywhere else, due to their, erm, less-than-stellar track record, but I'm glad to report that we couldn't find major lapses in service despite being putting them under the microscope.
The Boulevard St Michel ($22), a thick fluffy French toast layered with a double baked cheese and spinach souffle, parmesan crusted poached egg, grilled bacon, topped off with a slow roasted tomato and dressed with an onion chutney was the perfect marriage of flavours and textures. It all just blended together just right - a little salty, a little tangy, a little sweet, a little smoky.
The Flamenco ($19) was the Aussie way of bringing the Spanish culture to the Singapore plate. Fresh sweet juicy corn was folded with ricotta into fluffy scrambled eggs and laid on toasted sourdough with grilled chorizo. So simple but so awesomely good. I'm inspired to throw in a handful of sweet corn kernels everytime I scramble up some eggs from now onwards. A couple of roasted vine tomatoes finished this off nicely.
As usual, we paired our eggs with a Latte ($6). I love drinking something hot and frothy on a cool wet day. This was such a comfort - creamy and full-bodied, though they could definitely improve on the coffee art.
6 Scotts Road
Scotts Square #03-01
Tel: 6636 1816
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 9am to 9pm;
Fridays to Saturdays from 9am to 10pm