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SERENA BRASSERIE, 
Tel: 03-2161 1111
Business hours: 6am to 1am, daily

SPICE up your weekends by indulging in Saturday high-tea or Sunday brunch at Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur’s Serena Brasserie.

Staying true to the Intercontinental brand idea of “In the Know”, the restaurant is serving up authentic Malaysian High-Tea every Saturday from noon till 4pm.

The promotion is priced at RM72++ per adult and RM36++ per child, aged six to 12 years old.

Presenting guests with a sumptuous spread of renowned local delicacies, Serena Brasserie chef de cuisine Mohd Zalizam and his team have gone all out to deliver Malaysia’s culinary heritage at one destination.

Start off Sunday Brunch at Serena Brasserie with a cold selection of salads with dressings and condiments.

Start off Sunday Brunch at Serena Brasserie with a cold selection of salads with dressings and condiments.

The diverse menu features traditional Malay specialities such as nasi lemak kampung with beef rendang Minang style and sambal sotong, ikan masam manis, kambing percik, Satay Kampung Baru, roti jala and a selection of local fried fritters of banana, sweet potatoes, jackfruit and keropok lekor.

The kambing percik was also a delight as the herbs and spices did not overwhelm, instead they enhanced the flavour of the tender meat.

The high-tea also includes Chinese favourites such as roast and steamed chicken rice, Ampang yong tau foo, fried carrot cake, Penang fried kway teow, stir-fried beef with ginger, Yong Chow fried rice and Nyonya curry laksa.

The Indian and mamak favourites include roti canai, chicken tandoori and naan bread, and sotong kari masala.

A personal favourite was the sotong kari masala, which was redolent with all kinds of spices. Although slightly spicy, it goes perfectly with white rice or bread.

Kambing percik.

Kambing percik.

Guests will also be treated to an extravaganza of chilled seafood on ice, sushi and sashimi, sandwich and salad bar, and a selection of pasta.

To ensure the authenticity of the dishes, consultant chef Datin Majnah Abdul Majid, popularly known Chef Diraja, has worked closely with chef Zalizam on each recipe.

Meanwhile, Serena Brasserie’s Sunday Brunch features an elaborate menu with live interactive stations for seafood on ice, pasta, Peking duck and chicken rice, ikan bakar, noodles, Indian tandoor, burgers and hotdogs as well as satay.

The seafood on ice highlights include Fine de Claire oysters, Canadian king crab legs, tiger prawns, East Coast tropical lobster, scallops on shell, New Zealand green lip mussel and Coho salmon with sour cream and micro herbs.

Executive chef Sam Kung said all the seafood for Sunday Brunch are premium items.

Executive chef Sam Kung and his team have gone all out to prepare an array of local and international delights for Serena Brasserie's weekend indulgence promotion.

Executive chef Sam Kung and his team have gone all out to prepare an array of local and international delights for Serena Brasserie’s weekend indulgence promotion.

“Sundays are usually relaxing days for people. So we want people to have a place where they can bring their families and indulge in good food,” he said, adding that the items were imported from France, Australia and the US, among other places.

Sure to be popular with the children is the grill station that cooks to order. Apart from seafood, there is also top-quality prime cuts to choose from such as sirloin, lamb chops, sausage, tuna steak, butterfish, slipper lobster and Japanese squid to tempt the tastebuds.

The Sunday Brunch at Serena Brasserie is priced at RM120++ per adult and RM60++ per child, aged six to 12 years old.

Take it up a notch with an upgrade that includes house wines and standard pour liqueurs (rum, whiskey, vodka, gin) at RM228++ per adult.

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

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