When my MIL suggested meeting up for a meal there, I did a quick Google search and realised there had been a change in chefs. We liked what we read - new chefs have a lot to prove and some do successfully outdo their predecessors. *cough* Jaan *cough*
Although the restaurant claims to serve "impeccable food without the stuffiness of typical fine-dining establishments," prices veer close to what you would find at fine-dining restaurants. In space-deprived Singapore, the seating was surprisingly sparse and the restaurant was half-filled for Saturday brunch, which only shows how competitive the brunch scene is in Singapore.
Here at The White Rabbit, the platter consisted of saucission, smoked duck breast, andouliette,
mushroom terrine, duck rilette, pickled vegetables and crunchy toasts. Funny enough, when we said "yes" to more toasts, they gave us some grilled pillowy breads that were even more schmear-friendly than the original offering.
When it comes to the main courses, The White Rabbit kicks it up a notch with fine-dining-establishment offerings such as lobster omelette and grilled wagyu côte de boeuf.
I thought about having the Dover Sole Meunière when my MIL said she might go for the Fettuccine Carbonara and my FIL, the Braised Oxtail. Common sense told me, you should not choose a dish that costs twice as much as your in-laws, especially if you aren't the one getting the bill.
Then almost by a stroke of the divine intervention, I spotted the Cape Grim Steak & Eggs and immediately went for it. Three of us around the table had it, and the Fettuccine and Oxtail was forgotten history.
My inability to resist shoestring fries went hand-in-hand with a well-oiled dip-and-chug arm reflex. I absolutely wiped out the accompanying fries and fell into the rabbit hole of drowsiness after lunch.
A perfectly pink striploin steak and two sunny side ups? Sign me up, honey.
Despite what I have said about wagyu patties, the Wagyu Quarter Pounder walked the talk and silenced my inner critic. An unbelievably juicy wagyu patty, onion relish, sautéed mushrooms and cheddar cheese sandwiched between toasted brioche slices, more is definitely more in this instance.
Just when I thought I had seen enough stodgy bread and butter puddings, The White Rabbit's Raisin Bread & Butter Pudding charmed me with its crisp edges and tear-able insides. A drizzle of vanilla sauce and smattering of rum-soaked raisins might just convince you that this is the best bread and butter pudding out there in the market.