Plenty of choices at Christmas buffet
Cinnamon Coffee House,
Concourse level, One World Hotel,
First Avenue, Bandar Utama.
Tel: 03-7681 1157
Business hours: 6.00am-1.00am daily.
MANY a time my attempts to have dinner with family or friends take time to plan simply because we could not decide what to eat or where to go.
Each of us has our own favourite foods and often, someone has to give way so we could pinpoint a place to eat together.
Instead of compromising or trying to find a place to suit everyone, why not go for a buffet?
As we made our way into the restaurant, we were greeted by colourful desserts which included Yule Log, Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, Blueberry Cheese Cake, various tarts, assorted cookies.
Of course, one does not indulge in desserts before sampling the wide array of main dishes.
I started with a small portion of Caesar Salad which you could dress up with crispy turkey, shaved parmesan, silver anchovies, sun-dried tomatoes and assorted nuts.
There were also Salad on Spoon — Smoked Salmon Mousse, Cherry Tomato with Mozzarella Cheese and Roulade Turkey Ham with Asparagus, to name a few.
For cheese lovers, there were a selection of imported cheese with fruits and crackers.
After that, I made my way to the seafood station where green mussels, tiger prawns, crabs and oysters looked delicious sitting on a bed of ice.
You can choose to have them with lemon wedges, cocktail sauce or Tabasco.
Not quite done with seafood, I took several slices of maguro (tuna), salmon and butter fish.
The sashimi deli also offered California rolls with a handful of fillings to choose from.
Apart from that, patrons could have selected sushi made on the spot.
As for conventional palates, there were plenty of Asian dishes to savour including fried Loh She Fun with Scallop, Deep Fried Sweet and Sour Fish, Chicken Rendang, Roasted Yogurt Marinated Lamb Leg and Charcoal Grilled Satay.
Near the dessert station, you would find pasta cooked ala minute for you.
You could ask for seafood, mushroom or bits of turkey ham to be added into the creamy sauce.
When the evening wound down, I ended the buffet dinner with a few rounds of desserts.
Chocolate lovers would have lots of fun at the fountain where they could dip skewered strawberries, marshmallows, apricots and mini brownies into the melted chocolate.
There were several ice-cream flavours to choose from with chocolate rice and sauces such as chocolate, mango and strawberry to top it off.
If a sweet ending is too indulgent, you could have sliced watermelon, honeydew, papaya, guava and pineapple to cleanse the palate.
The buffet dinner is available on Christmas Eve as well.
It starts from 6.30pm to 10.30pm and priced at RM108++ (with a glass of wine) for adults and RM55++ per child aged between four and 12.
There will also be a Christmas Day Hi-Tea from noon to 4.30pm priced at RM65++ per adult and RM33++ per child.
This review is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.