Coming full circle
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar returns to its classic American roots with a rousing relaunch party and a new Great American Brunch menu at its Marina Bay Sands outpost.
Nothing says classic American flavours like Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and John Kunkel, founder of 50 Eggs Inc, the restaurant group behind it, was sure to make that known at its relaunch party on 6 December. At its Marina Bay Sands outpost, the festivities not only marked the return of its original name – just like its sister restaurants in Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles – but also introduced the who’s who of Singapore’s social scene to the restaurant’s lavish American spread.
Close to 300 guests attended, as well as 50 Eggs Inc’s corporate executive chef Patrick Rebholz and corporate executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith who flew in from Miami. Celebrity emcee Roz Pho hosted the party as actresses Constance Lau and Janice Koh of Crazy Rich Asians fame joined the high-energy soirée alongside Class 95FM DJ Yasminne Cheng, actor Jason Godfrey and musician Benjamin Kheng, just to name a few.
Esteemed guests were welcomed with signature cocktails, including the invigorating Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and Southern Revival, as well as a succession of canapés, such as their Chicken ”n” waffles, mini Deviled Eggs and Fried Green Tomato & Crispy Pork Belly. There was a preview of Yardbird’s new menu when head chef Leonard Delgado and Rebholz got behind the kitchen for a sizzling demonstration of their Lobster Mac & Cheese. When not indulging in the seemingly endless buffet of oysters, salmon sashimi and caviar, guests could be seen snapping shots of Goldsmith’s classic treat of Coconut Layer Cake and vibrant doughnut trees. The latter is available during the weekends as part of their Great American Brunch, along with her colourful stack of Funfetti Pancakes.
Four guests got to try their hand at making said cocktails up on level one, while a DJ ignited the party with modern rock tunes. The highlight, without question, was when one guest took home $400 worth of shopping vouchers from The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for guessing the number of whiskey labels available at the restaurant. As if the night wasn’t memorable enough, guests got to bring home goodie bags filled with items, such as Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s fiery honey hot sauce.
The celebration continued into the weekend with a Great American Brunch Party on 8 December, attended by regional media, influencers and adorable dogs of Instagram. Guests, including Dr. Jade Kua and fashion boutique owner Samantha Chan, enjoyed delightful creations by Goldsmith, such as the fluffy, mile-high Funfetti Pancakes and doughnut trees, as well as a medley of brunch favourites, like the Chicken & Egg Biscuit Sandwich. The party also unveiled a refreshed alfresco seating on the bay level overlooking the scenic Marina Bay waterfront promenade. Little ones decorated their own gingerbread men and Christmas baubles, while furry friends spent a lovely afternoon basking in the sun.