Come for brunch and stay for the day with Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort's newest Sunday offering, the Riviera Brunch.
Avery Mediterranean feel has overtaken Cucina on Sundays with its stylish new summery look, blackboards detailing food and wine offerings and a sassy new staff uniform. With an outdoor terrace overlooking the pool, as well as plenty of indoor seating in the sunny restaurant and live music playing throughout the brunch, guests are set for an indulgent Sunday.
The excellent service and staggering array of high-quality food choices is perhaps even better than before as the Cucina team continues to raise the bar with its Sunday brunch.
Greeted with a refreshing homemade limoncello, diners are spoiled for choice as they peruse the abundance of livecooking stations and tables groaning under the weight of delicious Mediterranean delicacies spread across three rooms. The selection of antipasti remains unrivalled in Bali and it's hard to know where to look first!
Having piled your plate high with cold cuts, cheese and olives, perhaps accompanied by some of the freshly baked gorgeous artisanal bread, it's time to take a look at the multitude of live-cooking stations and hot dishes vying for your attention. The fresh seafood is piled high on ice, both ready to eat and for grilling, and close by is the Aperol stand. This bright orange drink is a very Italian apéritif made of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and cinchona, among other things, most popularly drunk as an Aperol Spritz with prosecco and a splash of soda.
In the main dining area, Italian flair is clearly seen in the Tuscany-style roasted whole barramundi and Roman roast lamb leg with anchovies, garlic, rosemary and sage, while braised lamb, wine-braised chicken and vegetable moussaka are other Mediterranean options. The salad bar offers
garden-fresh choices, the pizza oven keeps churning out hot pizzas and fresh pasta and risotto are continually cooked.
As if this extravagant feast didn't provide enough choice, there is a variety of pass arounds and an à la carte menu offering spiced lamb cutlet, lobster ravioli with foie gras, as well as bowls of tiramisu, strawberry salad and panna cotta, among other choices.
The enticing array of desserts includes zabaglione with strawberries, huge bowls of either coffee, lemon or strawberry tiramisu, Italian doughnuts, divine canoli stuffed with custard, drenched in warm caramel and sprinkled with crushed pistachios made to order and more than can possibly be mentioned.
The brunch itself comes with a free flow of soft drinks, ice tea and mocktails, while there are two alcohol packages, one offering free-flow prosecco, Talamonti wines, beer, mocktails and cocktails, and one that includes Lanson Champagne.
Kids under the age of 12 eat free and there is an adjoining kids' playroom, a magician touring the tables and all brunch guests have free use of the resort's swimming pool as well as beach access, making this a highly memorable day out with family and friends.
Fresh pasta station
Foccacia, olives, and freshly cooked pizza