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8BA497ADCACA4594BE31CC770437AD58  A Christmas essential: Mohd Zamani carving up a slice of succulent turkey meat.

 

Chatz Brasserie,
Lower Level, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2147 0088
Business hours: 12.30pm to 10.00pm
Halal

CHRISMAS time is usually a period of joy for everyone, what with the holidays and bonuses rolling in about then, resulting in many thronging the numerous shopping malls of the capital in search of good buys or great times with family.

If you are planning a whole day in the busy Bukit Bintang area on Christmas itself, you should pencil in Chatz Brasserie’s Marathon Buffet which starts at 12.30pm until 10pm.

“One can walk in and out as often as they want within that time to enjoy the buffet spread. It is advisable for the customer to let us know when they will be coming so we can reserve a seat for them,” hotel sous chef Mohd Zamani said.

While there are nods to Christmas among the dishes served, the spread is made up of mostly international and local favourites.

Mohd Zamani said their take on the celebration leans to the traditional.

“We have roasted whole turkey with chestnut stuffing. The turkey is first steamed to retain its moisture and keep the meat tender before it is roasted to get that crispy golden brown skin on the outside,” he said.

The succulent meat is accompanied with a natural glaze and cranberry sauce while other classic dishes such as buttered brussels sprout, gingerbread, log cake and the delicious Christmas Stollen, a traditional German marzipan and fruit cake, make up the rest.

He also said that one of the must- haves for buffets these days are seafood on ice, particularly oysters.

“Oysters are like the new prawns and many expect them at buffets. We try not to disappoint here at Chatz,” Mohd Zamani said, adding that Japanese fare such as sushi will also be offered.

Diners can also expect Malay food such as a selection of jeruk (pickels) chicken rendang, ekor asam pedas and satay while for the Chinese section there is dim sum, hot and sour seafood soup and even chicken rice.

The action station will feature freshly made roti canai and roti jala with serawa durian while Western style dishes like sandwiches, salad, breads, cheeses, venison stew and even waffles provide more variety.

Dining at the marathon buffet will cost RM98++ per adult and RM49++ per child while children below four years old eat for free.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by Star Metro.

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