What is Sunday to you?
To me, my Sundays are usually days of rest and pampering, be it a massage, or lounging at home catching up on home movies or going for long leisurely meals with friends and family. The good people at The Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur thoroughly understand the Malaysian way of “pampering” which somehow or rather involves eating, wining and catching up with loved ones. Now, combine all these 3 and what you get is their latest dining offering: Sparkalite Sunday Brunch!
Launched just recently, the Sparkalite Sunday Brunch is a 3-hour fun feasting that’s ideal for family get-togethers. If you are tired of the usual buffet brunches, the Sparkalite Sunday Brunch here will definitely have something that’s sure to twitch your interest. Spearheaded by none other than their new Executive Chef Darrell O’Neill, who hails from Down Under, you will get to taste a range of cuisine from local treats to traditional Australian favourites.
The brunch comes with a selection of sparkling wines, red and white wine and beer. On the day I was there, 3 sparklies were available: Australian Seppelt Stony Peak Brut NV, Italian Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore and French Arthur Metz Cremant D’Alsace Brut. There’s also a DIY Cocktails counter where you get to craft your own Mimosa, Kir Royal or Bellini with some pretty neat mixes.
There are 7 live action stations in addition to the sumptuous spread of hot and cold dishes. Outside at the terrace, the popular stations are of course the Australian Barbie with meats and seafood waiting to be grilled and the Egg Buddy where you get to customise your egg dishes with a wide range of ingredients. The “Build Your Own Burgers” station is another hit.
Oysters are freshly shucked here – can’t get any fresher than this!
I love the lamb cutlets, sausages and fish fillets at the Australian Barbie station, and so did many others – the queue was pretty long there! There were also sirloin, chicken, tiger prawns, marinated tuna steaks, white fish and slipper lobsters to choose from. Guests were also making a beeline to the Traditional Roast Beef station and it isn’t any wonder because there’s a wide variety of traditional trimmings served as well, like Yorkshire Pudding, roasted root vegetables, brussel sprouts and baked potatoes.
Oh before I forget, I must say I had one of the best tomato seafood soup here! The thick creamy soup was really flavourful and the chunks of seafood in it were fresh and succulent. I had 2 bowls of this and was a supremely happy camper.
Chef Darrell O’Neill with his plate of yummy mini meat pies
Create your own Egg Buddy!
Fresh seafood waiting to be grilled
The dessert counters were groaning with extensive selections of fruit trifles, puddings, cakes, brownies, mini pavlovas and of course the very Australian Lamingtons and a big mountain of a Rocky Road.
While the adults are busy clinking glasses of sparklies, kids get to have some fun at the special Kids Corner. Besides the kids menu there, there are lots of board games, candy stations and little games counters set up to entertain the little ones. There was even a Lamington making session for them on the day I was there – what fun!
The Sunday Brunch is available every Sunday from 12.00pm to 3.00pm.
It’s priced at RM120++ per person for the buffet brunch. Sparkalite is priced at RM198++ per person with free flow of sparkling wines, white and red wines and beer. For children aged 6-12 years, it’s at RM60++ per child.
For reservations, please call Serena Brasserie at 03-2782-6228 or email the team at [email protected]
Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur