If Sundays are all about self- indulgence and pampering, what better way to enjoy it with your loved ones over a lavish brunch to the gentle tinkle of glasses.
We had the privilege to be invited to the launch of the The Brasserie’s Sunday champagne brunch at the St Regis. Though there are no lack of Sunday Brunches in Kuala Lumpur, The Brasserie’s Champagne Brunch truly offers an extravagant one which sets apart from others, and has become a firm favourite of ours.
We were first served with a round of flutes containing refreshing Veuve Cliquot Brut champagne before making our way to everyone’s sought-after fresh seafood station. The Brasserie serves a selection oysters, shrimps, fresh lobsters and clams which leave you unsure on which to start (and rather unfortunate if you are allergic to shellfish). The oysters were so plump and immensely satisfying with a dash of tabasco and lemon, matched elegantly with the bubbles.
The highlight of the spread is the whole roasted turkey (first for the year), where meat is delicately sliced onto your plate alongside a fine glass of Guigal Cotes du Rhone. The live carvery station also served roasted beef, juicy yet tender served with grilled asparagus.
While we were mid-way through the spread, we were told we may opt for a Sunday Brunch side menu which consists of four specially curated items: terrine of foie gras (waffle and mango chutney), Black Angus beef (linguine bolognese), egg Florentine and asparagus risotto. The linguine was done al dente and the beefiness was immensely succulent. Though we found the foie gras was a little too sweet for our liking; overshadowed by the sweetness of the mango chutney.
Diners should sample the fromage spread- it is a cheese lover’s dream come true. And when it comes to dessert, the spread will delight diners with golden-brown cinnamon churros, beautifully crafted tarts and macarons, raspberry cheesecakes – as well as platters filled with freshest fruits and a range of delicate pastries.
When in St. Regis, try the “Asam Boi Mary”. The Bloody Mary was created in St. Regis New York in 1934, and ever since, its hotels worldwide have their very own version incorporating local flavours and culture. Here at St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, the cocktail is a mix of Sarawak black pepper, tomato juice, chili padi, calamansi juice and vodka infused with preserved plum – otherwise known as asam boi in Malay language.
Sunday Brunch at The Brasserie truly offers an incredibly luxurious dining experience – absolutely loved that they served one of my favourite champagnes, Veuve Cliquot Brut; a choice of perfectly executed mains. The champagne brunch is priced at RM 468 nett per person you can enjoy free-flowing of champagne with a range of spirits. If you are not a fan of alcoholic drinks, you can enjoy free flow of juices and soft drinks for RM 298 nett per person. Children up to 5-years old dine for free, and kids aged between 5 to 12 years receive a 50% discount.
The Brasserie at St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470, +603 2727 6666, www.stregiskualalumpur.com/dining-brasserie