Friday, April 08, 2011

Sunday Roast Lunch @ Ritz Carlton Hotel, KL

Classy and yummy way to spend your Sunday :) ....

Hello!.... :)
Just to give you a head's up, this is an invited review:
(Here are my usual disclaimers)
1) I have not been paid to write this, but neither have I paid a cent for my meal,
2) I will still be as objective as possible re. the food/ restaurant, and
3) If I go back to the restaurant incognito and find that the food/service is horribly different from this experience, I will amend my ratings here...

To be completely honest, I've grown to hate buffets.

Why?
Buffets tend to be a bit manic (so many hungry/ greedy/ annoying people), and lot of "traps" hidden within (food that looks good but doesn't taste nice).

What a world of difference the Sunday Roast Lunch at the KL Ritz Carlton is though! :)

- Relaxing. Be serenaded by the talented 3 piece band, playing the classics as well some as jazzed up top 40 songs:
Fly me to the mooooon....

- Comfortable. Classic dining room that is fairly small but does not at all feel cramped - well spaced, sophisticated yet cosy with lots of natural light pouring through the windows:
Classic setting, very proper and English :)....

- And most importantly, FOCUSED. The buffet area is not very big (pretty much just 3x of the table pictured below), but everything I tried that day was delicious:
Part of the buffet....

(Some of the) APPETIZERS:
Note: Of course there's more than what I've listed below, but these are the food that stood out to me. :)

- Fresh, juicy Baby Lobsters, Octopus, Prawns and Oysters. You can eat them just like that, or drizzled with any of the selection of condiments available:
Mini Pyramid of naked Crustaceans....

More crustaceans :)....

- Gravlax. YUMS. A classic Scandinavian preparation of raw salmon cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Wonderfully moist and flavorful from the herbs, without being too salty:
Really liked this....

- Wide array of Cheeses, from the mild for beginners like me, to more pungeant selections that you can pair with the various crackers and fruits:
Many to choose from....


MAINS:
- THE Roast Beef: The main star of the day. :) Not just any beef, it's an aged Black Angus that has been roasted to perfection:
Slab of succulent meat....

The Chef will carve up the beef according to your preference (eg. Side bits if you like it Well Done and more to the middle if you prefer Medium doneness) and plate it up with some addictively carb-licious Yorkshire pudding, drizzled with a thick bone marrow jus:
Expert carving....

Look at it! - Perfectly pink:
My plate of beef....

- There's also Roast Lamb available. Just ask any of the friendly wait staff and they'll bring it to you. Tender and tasty without the noxious gamey taste that so many fear. Tasted even better when eaten with the mint sauce:
Baaaaaa....


DESSERT:
- Macarons. These seem to be the new food craze in KL and you'll definitely be spoilt for choice there. It was a bit too sweet for my tastebuds, but the texture was crunchy enough:
A rainbow of macaroons....

- Peanut Butter Cookies. I fell head over heels in love with these simple, crumbly, salty yet sweet cookies:
(I was very tempted to stash some in my bag at the end of the lunch. *grin*)
Inspired the Cookie Monster in me....

- Wide array of chocolaty desserts. Cakes, truffles, bon bons, and even a chocolate fountain!:
They were all delicious!:)....

- Loved the pretty Candied Crab Apples, crunchy and tart:
Glistening like a jewel....

- Mr Macallan and friends. Unfortunately this is not part of the buffet, but I was amazed by the selection they had (over 40 types of whiskey, I'm told):
A good way to wind down on a Sunday....

I had such a delicious, WONDERFUL time that day, hosted by the ever so charming Mr Oliver Ellington**. It was definitely worth every calorie. :)
(** He is also a knight in shining armour ready to save the day at the drop of a hat, btw - good work with that chair, Ollie!)

The Sunday Roast is served between 11.30am and 3.00pm every Sunday in The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur and is priced at MYR 130++ per person.

For enquiries, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur at 03-2142 8000 or email dining_concierge@ritzcarlton.com.my.


Summary Sheet:

Sunday Roast Lunch @ Ritz Carlton Hotel, KL

The Lobby Lounge, Ground Floor, The Ritz-Carlton, 168, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone No.: 03-2142 8000
Parking: OK

Opening Hours:
(For this buffet) Every Sunday, 11.30 - 3pm
Price: RM 130++ per person

NO PORK SERVED



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18 comments:

  1. very nice J! Am impressed with the photos and the quality of the spread.. lucky girl;D

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  2. ar good old sunday roast, cant believed its been almost a year since i went!

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  3. I hate buffets too. You know what? My mom told me that if I want to know my future boyfriend's real personality, bring him to a buffet.

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  4. I'm not a fan of buffets either ;) looks like u had a yummy Sunday!

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  5. I'm not a fan of buffets either ;) looks like u had a yummy Sunday!

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  6. That is one helluva Sunday afternoon! So, did you spend the rest of the evening in horizontal position then?

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  7. looks like you need a solid gasing hill workout after all that! am going this sunday afternoon, wanna join me?

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  8. to Ciki:
    Thanks, babe! :)
    *hugs*
    (Yeah, had such a wonderful time. Calorific, but worth it!)

    to Joe who is constantly craving:
    Yarr. How quickly time flies!

    to Michelle Chin:
    Ooh really? Interesting - So what are the Buffet Time Behaviour indicators that I should be looking out for?

    to PureGlutton:
    Definitely had a very yummy time that day. :)

    to minchow:
    LOL. Thankfully, I managed to remain upright (somehow). Even pied myself off the chair after and waddled around Pavilion to try to "walk off" the lunch. :)

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  9. to Chindiana:
    Hi Chindi! *waves*
    I can't this weekend! :(
    How about next Sat instead? :)

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  10. Agree with you on the "lot of "traps" hidden within (food that looks good but doesn't taste nice)." :p

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  11. hehe the only "decent" buffets I've been to are like Shang's Lemon Garden and LMKL's Latest Recipe. Looks like can add Ritz Carlton to that list!

    That is ... once the next special occasion comes up. can't spend rm150 for normal weekend makan :P

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  12. no, i absolutely wouldn't encourage you to stash the cookies in your bag to bring home...
    you should stash those yummy oysters instead! *drools* :D

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  13. Love the environment, so classy~

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  14. to jason:
    Yeaaaaah. Hate that, especially when combined with the "don't waste!" mentality that my mum has trained so deeply into my mind.
    :(

    to timing:
    I'm saving up for (hopefully) another round soon! :)
    (Hmmm, actually I havent tried Lemon Garden yet so maybe I should go there next?)

    to Sean:
    But the cookies are so delishhhhh. Cooooookieeeeeessssss. Rawr. :D <--- *feels like the Cookie Monster*

    to choi yen:
    Yeah, its so nice there. Not noisy and luein/ messy like some other buffets. :)

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  15. Gorgeous roast! So this is the famous Sunday roast that people are talking about. I can see why now! ;)

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  16. OMG!! I still haven't written my post! LOL.
    Ok, maybe I'll go 2nd round and then write my review ;p

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  17. what a lovely spread. i've been itching to try this since.. forever. hehe! time to make a visit there *fingers crossed*

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  18. to I am the witch:
    Yarr. Seems the opinions are pretty much unanimous that it's good :) it's great that they ate able to maintain such standards through the years.

    to thenomadGourmand
    When did u go, babe? :)

    to august diners:
    Hope that you'll enjoy it when you go. Can't wait to see you blog on it :)

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