We had our pre-Christmas brunch at The White Rabbit over the weekend. We love their truffle mac & cheese! Which was why we were so incredibly disappointed when we discovered that they'd changed their menu, AND took the much beloved truffle mac & cheese off their brunch offerings! That was such a mood dampener, really. We were really looking forward to having a huge fix of that.
While I get that restaurants regularly rehaul their menu to 'keep things fresh', I never understood why they would remove bestseller items off their menu. These popular dishes are precisely what set these restaurants apart and make repeat customers out of their diners. Take those away and you're bound to lose some of your customer base. I think it's just bad business sense.
Apparently, we aren't the only ones who feel the pinch of losing the truffle mac & cheese. A quick chat with the manager revealed that many diners lament the loss as well. The truffle mac & cheese is seriously the best thing about The White Rabbit's brunch menu. Now that it's gone, we're just gonna stick with Wild Honey for future brunches.
We had the chef's recommendation of a Maine Lobster and Cheese Omelette ($30), which was very commendable. Fans of this luxurious crustacean are bound to love this. Lobster jus was used to flavor the omelette as well, so there was a rich seafood element to the thick and fluffy omelette. Plentiful chunks of lobster meat, cooked perfectly, so they were tender and juicy but thoroughly cooked through. A good helping of chips, mesclun greens and crisp brioche completed the rich eggs.
The Fettucine alla Carbonara ($28) with fresh pasta, was one of the more memorable versions of this egg and cream based pasta I've had in a while. Generous diced bacon, and pork sausage provided texture and salty overtones. The right balance of cream as well as a soft cooked egg made this rich and creamy without being cloying. This was seriously good stuff.
The White Rabbit
39C Harding Road
Tel: 6473 9965
Open weekdays from 12noon to 2.30pm for lunch and 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner
weekends from 11am to 2.30pm for lunch and 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner
Closed on Mondays