When I got the invite to Prego’s famed Sunday Bubbly Brunch featuring G.H. Mumm Champagne there was no pause to think about whether I was free, I just clicked yes and cleared up my schedule for the day.
Light and not overly sweet
The Westin KL
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Tel: 03 2731 8333
Delicious food with free-flow champagne
Can be a bit pricey which is why this to me would be a special occasion brunch
RM 400 -RM 600
It’s not everyday that I can go for a decadent brunch, especially one with a free pour of lovely bubbly champagne. I had heard a lot of good things about the delicious offerings at Prego and was eager to sample them. I found though that it’s impossible to choose at a buffet like this where every dish beckons. The stations are buzzing with activity and the chefs are busily preparing fresh dishes behind the counters.
I started off with the fresh oysters flown in from Ireland. These creamy smooth textured oysters slide down nicely with a squeeze of lemon and a splash of Tabasco. Sluuurp! I then moved on to the salmon station, which has salmon prepared in 4 different ways, including a whole smoked one. The tastiest of the lot would have to be the thin sliced salmon with citrus juices and whole capers, a great mix of oily fish with a zesty finish.
What I quite enjoy about the brunch experience here is that waiters come around with fresh platters of pasta, specialty dishes, and meats to serve. This means you can just relax and not worry about getting up each time you’d like to sample something new. Let me just say that the two dishes of the day were the Wagyu beef cheek and the figs with Gorgonzola. The beef cheek is orgasmically succulent falling apart without so much as a chew. The thick braising liquid is reduced to a flavour packed glaze. Oh and the figs! I believe that figs and Gorgonzola are a match made in heaven. The subtle sweetness of the fruit offsets the pungent creamy cheese resulting in a delicious bite.
Another specialty here is the Tortellini Plate; there’s the potato and Yarra Valley Persian feta, the rabbit and wild mushroom, and the prawn and fennel. I’m partial to the potato and Yarra Valley feta though simply because I can’t get enough of the rich smooth cheese that is marinated in an extra-virgin olive oil with fresh sprigs of thyme, garlic, and peppercorns. The subtle flavours are an absolute treat for the senses.
The BBQ station is perfect if you’re looking to get your fill of meat. They grill up a mean selection of beef, lamb, seafood and more. All charred to perfection and great paired with the selection of pastas available.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in for a real treat with the buffet spread. In addition to the delectable cakes, there are soufflés made to order and a selection of homemade gelatos. I personally enjoyed the fresh strawberry tart and the lemon meringue. These were light and not overly sweet.
The Sunday Bubbly Brunch is priced at RM 268++ per person from 11:30am – 2:30pm, serving food and free flow champagne, Italian style cocktails, wines, and beer. There is also the non-alcoholic option that goes for RM168++ per person and RM84++ for kids age 4-12. Be sure to make a reservation if you plan to go because seating is often limited.