|Executive Chef Alex Leong Mun Fai and Senior Sous Chef Mhd Fuad B Abdulllah at the servery|
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner & Christmas Day Buffet Brunch @ Swez Brasserie
By Sam Gibbs
As the old saying goes Christmas comes but once a year. But when it is celebrated at the Eastin Hotel situated in section 16 Petaling Jaya they really know how to embrace the Christmas spirit in style and with flare.
Our hosts had gone to great deal of effort to create a festive ambience in the dining room, replete with Christmas tree, candelabra, table decorations and the infusion of freshly roasted turkey, that really brings home the tradition of Christmas for me.
|An endless array of delicious appetizers|
From the fresh seafood, pate and the stunning pumpkin soup appetizer to roast beef, lamb, delicious roast turkey with stuffing, bread pudding and cranberry sauce no stone was left unturned in this vast array of offerings. For those with more Asian palates there was also a good range of local delicacies on offer that included delicious Kan Hiong Mussels and Kari Kepala Hitam.
|Roast Beef with Herb and|
|Scandinavian Fish Pie|
No Christmas is complete without Christmas pudding and deserts. The chefs at Eastin were turbo charged when delivering the final blow to my already stuffed abdomen. What was missing from the dessert array was probably not worth having in the first place. From the more familiar fresh fruits, ice cream and chocolate fountain we spiral upwards to the rich fruity Christmas pudding with vanilla custard, the beautifully decorated Yule logs and then delicious mini pavlovas and creme caramels that were my personal favourites. It was quite simply one of the most extensive arrays I have ever seen, and for the dessert lover, a veritable garden of Eden.What impressed me was the level of detail that has gone into the presentation. In my mind this is a very important element of the dining experience.
|Christams Pudding with Vanilla Sauce|
I will finish by commenting that the Eastin has recently undergone extensive renovations and I was impressed by the ambience of the dining and food servery areas. The whole effect is calming and charming and my compliments go to the interior designers who have found a pleasing balance and sense of comfort that is chic without being ostentatious.
Prices for the Christmas Eve Buffet are set at RM 99++ for adults and RM 49++ for children. The Christmas day buffet lunch is priced at RM68++ for adults and just RM 34++ for children.
13 Jalan 16/11 Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16, (adjacent Star News)
46350 Petaling Jaya
+6 03 7665 1111