Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sparkalite Bubbly Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
A myriad of drink options at the Sparkalite Sunday bubbly brunch at Serena Brasserie, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
Seafood, Salad, Sushi
Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
A complete spread of hot western and local dishes
Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
Outdoor barbecue and live cooking stations
Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
Chefs walk around with trays of treats - these scrumptious eggs covering sausage slices, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms, topped with truffle oil and sun dried tomatoes should be quickly whisked off the servers' trays
Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
What's an Aussie themed brunch without a meat pie or two?

Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
Desserts! Be sure to taste the Lamingtons, Rocky Road and Sticky Caramel Banana Pudding

Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
A Sparkalite time for the kiddos too!
Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch at Serena Brasserie, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

The natural bright setting of Serena Brasserie at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is the perfect location for an Aussie Malaysian themed sparkling brunch. Running water lines the glass walled air conditioned inside and waterfalls, tropical trees and fish ponds provide natural refreshment out. The great outdoors is often thought of as synonymous with Australia and this fragment of foliage in the city centre is a faultless location for a Down Under inspired bubbly barbecue.

Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
Chef Darrell J.O'Niell
Executive Chef Darrell J. O’Neill has created a smorgasbord spotlighting the best of Sunday get togethers. Grilled meats, seafood on ice, crustacean salads and well-loved desserts represent my native homeland. The diversity of the immense island with its compelling Malaysian influences is celebrated too with a healthy sally of local favourites. Five varieties of laksa (!), noodle stations and a shining Peking Duck bar do the host region proud.

Besides the rows of hot dishes, salads, breads, cheeses and sweets, a bevy of live stations offer plates cooked to order. Head straight to Bruce’s Aussie Barbie for grilled meats, poultry and seafood cooked to your liking. Nearby (although the sign reads 150km away) is the Burger Man, Fish n’ Chips and Egg Buddies stalls where you can request your fancy to be cooked on the spot.

Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
Eggs Benedict with Beef Rendang
Floating around the tables are waiters with hot delights: Eggs in a Pot contains sausage slices, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms topped with egg, oregano, truffle oil and sun dried tomatoes; Mini Meat Pies with tomato sauce are quickly polished off by the Aussies present and: Eggs Benedict with Beef Rendang forms a tasty fusion dish.

The dessert bar boasts some Aussie (no arguments from you New Zealanders out there) treats not to be missed. Lamingtons (squares of sponge rolled in chocolate and coconut) and Rocky Road (marshmallow, biscuits and cherries bonded with milk chocolate) should be first on your plate. Fresh fruit, cakes, flans, puddings and chocolate inspired creations fill in the surrounds. Sticky Caramel and Banana Pudding and Berry Cheesecake too are justifiable calories.

Not one, but three sparkling wines are ready to fizz up your afternoon. Arthur Metz Cremant D’Alsace Brut from France is a blend of pinot blanc, fresh and fruity going well with seafood and white meat. From Australia the Seppelt Stony Peak Brut NV is a chenin blanc, colombard and semillon blend achieving a young lively wine with a rich fruit character and some yeast complexity. The Val d’Oca Prosecco Superiore DOCG Millesimato provides the third option with an extra dry finish perfect for fish and shellfish. Top up your bubbly with a splash of Blue Curacao, Crème de Cassis or Dry Orange Curacao and fresh berries to create a cocktail of your own devising. Also up for the imbibing is a fruity Lindeman’s Semillon Chardonnay and a Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon. Tiger Beer on the other hand might be just the right accompaniment for your Aussie style barbie. Tea, coffee and freshly squeezed juices are a plenty for those who wish to remain sober.

Sparkalite, Bubbly Brunch, Sunday Brunch, Serena Brasserie, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, buffet, barbecue, Australian
Mini Meat Pie
Children will have just as much fun as their parents with a bright entertainment area all of their own. Smurfs on TV, lolly and popcorn stations, colouring and activities are aplenty. Hands on cooking classes with the pastry chef give the little ones a go at making lamingtons and a caricature artist sketches up their happy smiles as a memento. The dining area offers a clear view into the play arena giving parents peace of mind that their little ones are being well looked after and not causing a brouhaha (or happily seeing someone else deal with it for a change).

Brunch is served from noon until 3pm every Sunday. The food buffet is priced at RM120++, with the addition of free flow sparkling, wines and beers the cost rises to   RM198++ per person.

Reason to visit:  Peking Duck, five (!) types of Laksa, Aussie barbecue, excellent children’s section in clear visibility of parents, bright light green setting, free flow choice of three different sparklings, Rocky Road and Lamingtons

Sparkalite Bubbly Brunch
Serena Brasserie
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2161 1111

7 comments:

  1. oops, i just realized i didn't manage to chat with chef darrell, but hopefully another time :D eggs benedict with beef rendang? i missed that! arghh! :D

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    1. There were sooo many dishes to try to capture every taste in one day. You must revisit. :-)

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  2. Absolutely lovely...we're returning this Sunday to celebrate a friend's burpday...I mean birthday.

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  3. The eggs look divine! Everything seems to be so delicious...

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  4. meat pie! i was searching for aussie meat pie in the frozen food section in the supermarket two weeks ago and i was devastated not to find any. the search is over, thanks to you, i'll just drop by to this place for a feasting! :)

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