AT THE ST. REGIS BALI RESORT
sundays are ideal for spending time with family and close friends over a leisurely meal, relaxing and catching up on past events and recharging your batteries before the start of another week. A perfect pick for true indulgence is perhaps Bali's most elegant and lavish treat, the revered Astor Diamond Champagne Sunday Brunch at Kayuputi.
This chic beachfront restaurant at The St. Regis Bali Resort boasts views across the dazzling blue ocean from its floor-toceiling windows, polished wooden floors, white flower decorations with a hint of green, crisp white tablecloths and sparkling glassware, backed by a bustling open kitchen and the delightful Kayuputi Bar with its comfortable chairs and sofas.
Guests at this exquisite brunch are warmly welcomed from 11am to partake in prebrunch free-flow Champagne, cocktails and Bloody Marys, all accompanied by tantalising canapés. The service is smooth and unobtrusive, almost pre-empting guests' requests. As noon strikes, the kitchen team completes its preparations and the guests are escorted to their tables, where a seemingly never-ending selection of delectable à la minute gourmet creations are brought to them.
Specialising in Asian-inspired haute cuisine and serving only the finest premium ingredients, the menu ranges from caviar, oysters and foie gras, to prime meat and
lobster, with many stops in between. The amuse bouche opener is the iconic Sturia caviar vintage served on Vichyssoise ice cream served with great aplomb in a heavy crystal bowl, followed by, among others, prime charcuterie, oysters – à la mignonette, with cucumber lime vinaigrette and gratinated, and a delightful tray that includes a crustacean bisque with seafood dumpling. A range of entrées is followed by the famed Rougie duck foie gras served three ways.
The feast continues with a selection of meaty dishes showcased at the table, featuring crispy pork belly, wagyu beef spare ribs and roast Auskobe ribeye, after which guests are invited to make their choices from the à la carte menu with its pastas, meats and seafood. Those who choose to take the optional beverage package can indulge throughout the meal in Champagne, premium red and white wine and cocktails, while between 2 and 3pm, digestifs and cigars are offered.
This culinary extravaganza ends with a sweet trolley overflowing with temptations, while the signature Astor diamond chocolate soufflé with cinnamon-infused cream anglaise and Kintamani tangerine sorbet can be ordered with 20-minutes' notice. Tea, coffee and petit fours round off this extraordinary experience, one that is sure to linger long in your memory.
ASTOR DIAMOND CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH