Champagne corks are always popping somewhere in the world of course, and the high life never disappears entirely, especially on Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. And now that once expensive tipple nick-named the “bubbly” , has become accessible to so many more, in the form of champagne brunches that are far more than just a boozy meal.
MUMM’s the word!
It is an institution, an event that can start in midmorning and continue until late afternoon, a ritual in which eggs Benedict, fresh seafood, and bloody as hell roast beef, are routinely washed down by a seemingly endless stream of clear, yellow, bubbly liquid. Trying to suppress the giggles is just futile. Go with the flow, and you will truly have a good time.
fresh seafood , and my favourite.. fresh figs!
the bleeding roast
No, boozy brunches are not new, and here at Prego, The Westin KL, your cup and your plate, truly runneth over. Which begs the question, are you bubbalicious enough to handle this brunch?
Themed aptly as bubbalicious, this brunch draws many from from far and near Kuala Lumpur. Some of our celebrity friends from across the straits even made it to Prego at the Westin KL, and there’s little wonder at the fame of this brunch. Priced at only RM268++ per person, you get to indulge in some of the finest cooking styles in KL, right now, courtesy of Chef Garth Welsh who is the Director of Kitchens at the Westin KL.
Chef Garth with his specials for the day… doing the rounds and being thoroughly sociable! What a cool guy..
the theme – bubbalicious..
Bubbalicious is a Westin inspired branded brunch concept featured in over 5 different Westins throughout Asia Pacific. Served from 11.30am to 3pm, it’s hard not to be immediately set in the mood by the Bubbalicious’ bubble girls in the lobby.
the raising of the bubbalicious flags outside the Westin KL.. all a rather glam affair
dominic lau and nazrudin rahman
we’re not drunk.. the photo’s just tinted red:P
Yes indeed, Prego’s Sunday Bubbly Brunch is all about the luxury of dining and just check out the premium oysters from Donegal, Ireland. There’s also heaps of pizzas to choose from – wood-fired oven signature pizzas are served by the waiters who wonder around with platters of food. Is there any wonder your plate will never be empty? Speaking of never empty, the jumbo sized G.H. Mumm champagne bottle really stole the show. First time I’ve ever drunk from such a large bottle. Just saying.
Take your pick from a myriad of refreshing salads, delectable cold cuts, freshly shucked oysters and a whole range of feel-good soups. There’s a selection of Antipasto ‘Bubbles’ and then in classic Prego Brunch tradition, the chefs deliver an array of culinary delights such as freshly made pizzas, pastas and barbequed items.
the larger than life MUMM bottle
takes two hands to lift it!
Cindy Yoong, Director of Marketing Communications, giving the welcoming speech and toast
spoilt for choice
BBQ station – outside in the al fresco dining area
baby quail – so tasty!
potato leek soup
I wanted to see if I could lift the serving pan!
roast that’s doing the rounds
You will notice also the Cefs and service attendants come around to your table with trays of BBQ meat sausages, lamb, beef, fish on skewers and even some rather interesting looking “tentacles” that left a lasting impression! Pastas, gnocchi, risotto, all manner of poached, baked and whisked eggs, are amongst other hearty selections to excited the tastebuds. Magic and magicians roamed freely at the bubbly brunch, and I’m not sure if it was our intoxicated heads or their rather slick routine, but they were pretty impressive.
pick a number, any number.. and I’ll tell you what it is!
no, I did not write testicles.. look again 😛
“it crawled out of the deep.. “
no, not biological warfare… more like ice-cream making
The perfect Bellini.. with the perfect mani
A must try will be the Boozy Bubbles and Shots Bar where they combine desserts and classic cocktails to create delicious Classic Cocktail Dessert Shots such as Breakfast Martini, Sidecar, Brandy Alexander and Mango Daiquiri, amongst others. The restaurant has also kept its’ beverage menu interesting to match the sumptuous food offered. Apart from the usual fruit juices and soft drinks, there are also signature mocktail concoctions and Bubbly Bellinis, free flow. For the more serious drinkers in all of us, there is a delicious range of imported white and red wines, imported beers plus the divine Mumm Champagne. This luscious beverage alone makes the brunch a worthwhile visit.
delicious Classic Cocktail Dessert Shots
they really put on a show for you at Prego’s
Yen with her shot of choice..
No meal is ever complete without desserts – there is a massive spread ranging from the Dessert Bubble Spoon Wall for yoghurt and raspberry bubbles, crème brulee and cointreau bubbles, to jelly bubbles, popping chocolate bubbles and other delightful flavored ‘bubbles’.
Dessert Bubble Spoon Wall
Prego’s Sunday Bubbly Brunch is the perfect opportunity for a get together with friends and family, minus the stress and double the fun. Kids of guests who dine in for The Westin’s weekend brunches receive complimentary usage of Westin Kids Club on Level 4 from 1130am to 4pm. The staff at the Westin KL entertain the kids whilst the adults dine at their leisure. There’s a rather cool area for the kids to play and hangout – a resident clown is there to entertain and prescribe the best medicine in town – laughter! There’s also game boards, plays stations and a story-telling sessions and games to keep the kids occupied.
a rather rare and pretty species of butterfly..
For just for a limited period, Bubbalicious has a very special 3-tier pricing, so you should take up this offer quick. If you are not a fan of alcoholic drinks, you pay only RM168++ per person for Package 1 (includes free flow of soft drinks, juices, smoothies and water). However, if you do enjoy an occasional glass of wine or beer with your meal, you can opt for Package 2, which is priced at RM198++ per person (includes free flow of all beverages from Package 1 plus imported red/white wines and beer). Package 3 is reserved for the serious Bubbalicious diner – he/she will pay RM268++ per person (includes free flow of all beverages from Packages 1 & 2 plus and a range of the finest spirits and Mumm Champagne).
What better way to renew your Sunday mornings, than to enjoy quality time with close ones and friends over a delightful meal, and bubbly. Like I mentioned before, Champagne brunches these days are more of an institution, an event that can start in midmorning and continue until late afternoon, a ritual of dining on great food, and tipple. Trying to suppress the giggles is just futile. Go with the flow, and you will truly have a good time.
Anyway be sure to take advantage of these promotional pricing as they are only valid till end of August 2012.
From September onwards, the prices are:
Package 1 – RM198++ per person
Package 2 – RM258++ per person
Package 3 – RM298++ per person
Reservations are highly recommended at 03 2773 8338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang