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SERENA BRASSERIE,
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
Jalan Ampang,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2782 6228
 Business hours: 6am to 10.30am,
noon to 3pm,
and 7pm to 1am, daily.

SUNDAY brunches are the perfect time for a family to start the day and catch up while being able to enjoy a few extra hours in bed.

The Serena Brasserie at Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur Hotel will be offering a mouth-watering spread of classic brunch favourites as well as refined international cuisines during their Sunday bubbly brunch.

Executive sous chef Abdul Razak Mohd Ali said the spread mostly consisted of classic French cuisine.

“We want to see how the response is by bringing something old-school,” he said.

To kick off the treat, media representatives had the chance to make their own Mimosa comprising juice choices of orange, wild berries, lychee, peach and strawberries mixed with Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne.

The Make-Your-Own-Mimosa bar allows guests to pick juices that are then mixed with Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne.

The Make-Your-Own-Mimosa bar allows guests to pick juices that are then mixed with Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne.

Then we had a choice of fresh seafood salad and mixed greens and sandwich bites such as spiced bagel, truffled egg mayo and poppy seed bun, beef pepperoni.

One of the highlights was the Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Mille Feuille Prawn and Scallops (top pic).

It was delicious and the salmon was fresh, though diners are advised to keep space for it as it is quite filling.

Abdul Razak said the smoked salmon is from Norway.

“The smoked salmon goes well with the prawns and scallops. We layered the dish with salmon and cheese and then salmon again,” he said, adding that it was an entree dish for the French.

Another highlight was the Baked Beef Wellington with potato wedges.

The beef was tender and went down so easily that a second helping was a must-have.

The Baked Beef Wellington with potato wedges was cooked to perfection.

The Baked Beef Wellington with potato wedges was cooked to perfection.

“We used tenderloin from Australia and we wrap the beef with spinach and mushroom and then pastry before baking it for 30 minutes.

“It is tedious work but the result is very nice. We serve it with brown sauce, horse radish, Dijon mustard and grainy mustard,” he said.

The beef pairs well with all the sauces, especially the horse radish.

Seafood lovers will like the Gratinated Oyster Rockfeller.

“In general, many will like this as it is served with cheese. It is served with a mix of Parmesan and Cheddar cheese with a Béchamel sauce.

Cheese lovers will fancy the decadent Gratinated Oyster Rockfeller.

Cheese lovers will fancy the decadent Gratinated Oyster Rockfeller.

“This is very rich in flavour because of the butter and cheese,” he said.

He said chopped mushrooms and spinach were also added.

Those who love desserts will enjoy the mixed fruit pavlova, which Abdul Razak said was a classic dessert from Australia.

“It goes well with the champagne,” he said.

There will also be various live interactive stations and made-to-order stations.

Diners can enjoy a meal in a relaxed setting.

Diners can enjoy a meal in a relaxed setting.

The brunch is available every last Sunday of the month until Nov 27 from noon to 3pm.

It is priced at RM150 nett per adult and RM76 nett per child (five to 11 years old).

Upgrade the brunch to the drink package with free flowing soft drinks and juices at RM30 nett; free flowing wine and beer at RM150 nett; alongside champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks and juices at RM250 nett.

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

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