By The Nation
The hotel’s brunch experience will also feature a fun programme of kids activities hosted at Decanter, including balloon twisting, Easter pinata, and face- and hand-painting. A magician will be on hand to entertain both the young at the young-at-heart.
Children can also try their hands at making a traditional hot cross bun, a culinary symbol of Easter weekend. After the dough is formed, chefs will bake the bun, after which kids can pipe a cross onto their own roll and enjoy their personal creations.
The sumptuous buffet spread in Viu features a succulent seafood selection and other highlights including slow-roasted prime rib, carved premium meats, Lobster Eggs Benedict and Lobster Thermidor, culminating with a chocaholic’s dessert buffet complete with a decadent chocolate fountain.
Easter culinary traditions are honoured with a selection of festive classics including Lobster eggs benedict with truffle hollandaise, Sturgeon omelette with white wine and caviar sauce, Lamb with asparagus and semi dried tomato frittata with chilli pepper relish, Grilled Australian lamb cutlets with skordalia and caramelised oxtail, Wagyu beef tenderloin with oregano and green olive tapenade.
Each table will be presented with a mystery egg surprise, with one lucky diner going home with a voucher for a complimentary night stay at the hotel. Prices start at Bt2,850 for food only plus Bt1,299 for a continuous flow of alcoholic beverages.
Coming up the following Sunday (April 28) is the “Big Birthday Brunch” in celebration of the hotel’s eighth anniversary. Diners are invited to explore signature food and beverages, and roam around Viu, The St. Regis Bar, Drawing Room and Decanter. Live music will add a sense of occasion. Guests will be given a wristband and the freedom to explore all the venues.
The hearty brunch at Viu will also showcase the authentic Italian fare of Jojo with an antipasti buffet with imported Italian cold cuts and cheese, a selection of fresh crudo and carpaccio, freshly baked pizzas and home-made pastas. A visit to Decanter is a must for all where an exquisite spread of desserts, puddings and cheeses await. The show stopper Italian desserts from Jojo include signature tiramisu, Campari jellies, home-made gelato and limoncello sorbets, a delicious presentation of Thai sweets, imported cheeses, and all to be finished off with dessert wines and whisky.
For classic New York-inspired bites and Thai favourites reinterpreted for the modern era, The St. Regis Bar presents the “Old New York – Modern Bangkok” afternoon tea buffet featuring specially designed tea stands from celebrated fashion designer Tawn C and a live jazz performance.
Using his signature “modern take on classic silhouette”, Tawn C has designed special obelisk-shaped tea stands which reference the iconic Manhattan skyline and the modern city views from The St Regis Bangkok. He has also created a signature look – similarly inspired – which will be worn by the hotel’s associates during afternoon tea. The new menu, created by chef Christopher Miller with input from Tawn C, reflects the best of both worlds.
To start, guests are served caviar, chive and sour cream cornets accompanied by sparkling tomato essence poured from a Champagne bottle, a nod to Old New York’s blini and caviar indulgences and the city’s Prohibition-era speakeasies.
Other New York-inspired bites include oysters Rockefeller; pastrami and mustard on rye; and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, as well as the legendary St Regis New York cheesecake.
The classic cheesecake is also given a Thai twist with bitter orange and gooseberries used to create a som saa cheesecake. The classic scone is reborn as a coconut and raisin scone served with jams and creams.
“An afternoon tea experience is very much in line with my personal design style of blending the classic with the contemporary. For this project, I also drew inspiration from Caroline Astor’s passion for afternoon tea,” said Tawn Chatchavalvong.
The decadent delights are served with complimentary TWG tea or coffee until 31 May at The St. Regis Bar and The Drawing Room.
Prices starts at Bt2,950 for the Big Birthday Brunch and Bt1,900 for two for the afternoon tea.
For reservations and further information, call (02) 207 7777.