I have fond memories of The Westin as we’ve performed there a few times, but this was the first time I ever dined properly at one of their award winning restaurants, Prego. Prego serves authentic Italian food, and recently acquired a new Chef. Chef Vincenzo Sirna literally just arrived on our soil couple of weeks ago and so far, we like what he has to offer.
It’s not often I get to indulge in a Sunday Bubbly Brunch as I usually prefer to lie in bed until late after few nights of gigs. But with this spread I would have been kicking myself if I had missed this. Bubbalicious has always been widely popular and this year it’s back better and bubblier! First and foremost, let’s start with some free-flow Moet & Chandon:
The buffet is divided into few sections: antipastos & salads, Seafood counter, Cheese counter, main courses located outside, and of course dessert counter. The Chefs will also deliver freshly baked wood fired pizzas, handmade Italian Pastas and Risottos to the table through out the brunch. You are going to be bombarded with lots of food pictures, so I shall keep my words short and sweet. First the antipastos and salads (at least the memorable ones because there are way too many of them):
You see even as a buffet spread, good quality ingredients are used. I love the extra creamy buffalo mozzarella with the sweet tangy tomato.
As I love my raw beef, this gets a big thumbs up.
Great for the non-meat eaters.
Like a upgraded version of potato salad with an ocean’s touch. I had some extra servings.
The Chicken pieces were surprisingly tender and I love the simplicity of this.
My favourite vegetable gets the royal treatment with some herbs, breadcrumbs and cheese. So good!
And Frank went nuts with these beets (get it?).
Almost too pretty to eat, but I ate one anyway.
I almost squealed in delight seeing this. Give me liver!
And if you like cured meat, there are plenty choices.
Served with somem shaved galia and cantaloupe melon if you like the sweet and savoury pairing.
My happiness on a plate.
The highlight for me would be the Smoked Whole Salmon.
Intimidating looking it might be, but be rewarded with ultra tender flesh and its irresistible natural sweetness. I had A LOT of extras, couldn’t help it.
My second favourite would of course be the fresh seafood on offer.
And Frank dived straight into the Cheese counter.
I mean, look at that Fontina!
Of course even as a mild lactose intolerant person I had to try a bit and this has such robust flavours, hits you straight in the face. Great stuff.
Lots of people were queueing up for this and the chef busied himself wrapping the eggs in cling form and poaching them.
Let me tell you I didn’t only have 4 oysters. No wonder I had a food coma after.
If you spot some Risotto coming your way, do not miss out.
Hands down one of the best risottos I’ve had in KL (Favola is similar in standards), so creamy, rich and unapologetically cloying (this time in a good way), made better with truffle oil. I had seconds. Sorry not sorry. Umei very kindly pointed out that this HAS carbs, but such good carbs are forgiven in my diet.
There are a few types of Pizzas available including a couple of meatless varieties, but we requested for a meaty one, so this gorgeous thing arrived on our table tantalizing all our taste buds. It is delicious indeed with perfect crispy crust. Hmm gluten you say? Cheat day lah! My eczema can come back for one day for all I care.
Outside, there is a grill section with a whole lamb, sausages, rib eye steaks, tiger prawns; and main courses like Duck Confit (which is unusual for a buffet), Grilled vegetables, Salmon etc. I was so full I didn’t even manage any of them except for a small bite of duck confit. And that was pretty decent too.
Last but not least, if you still have any space in your stomach, either reserve it for the alcohol or enjoy some desserts prepared by Pastry Chef Michelle Low. She might as well be Italian because her tiramisu and cannoli is out of this world.
If you love Italian food, I’ll say you’ll be very happy with the selections. Otherwise, there’s always free flow Moët and Chandon, that in itself is worth the price tag. Oh speaking of price tag, the Food & Champagne package goes for RM338.00++/person, and includes free flow of Moët and Chandon champagne, red wine, white wine, draught beer, soft drinks, chilled juices. If you prefer to just go for some wine or beer, it’s priced at RM276++/person. Food alone, it’s RM148++/Person.
Prego @ The Westin
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang