Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Brunch Buffet @ Impressions.

There being no Sunday lunch at my in-laws' today, the 1st July 2012, even if I wasn't 100% due to lingering effects of bad sinusitis/hay-fever, I took the family out for brunch. Ever since regular drinking/dining buddy, Richard Joye, posted photos of and told Catha and I about Cyrille Soenen's new Sunday brunch at Impressions, Catha had been wanting to try it out. Thus, that's what we did today.

The Appetizer, Bread, and Salad Station - Here, aside from assorted breads, salad fixings, jamónes, cheeses, and other ubiquitous fare, one could get, among others, pan-seared-as-you-order foie gras, some avruga caviar (with made-to-order blini), and fresh uni (sea urchin) and ikura (salmon roe).

My starter plate of: Ikura, Capers, Smoked Salmon, Chilled Prawn, Uni, & Avruga.
Pan-Seared Foie Gras
A small salad (para healthy).
The boys offer a toast of the Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur I had brought along.

The Carving Station - where one can get Roast Beef (w/ Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy), 24-Hour Sous-Vide Veal Shank, Etc. Catha and Mauro went for the roast beef, while Joaqi went for the veal shank (both of which I forgot to take photos of).

The Grill Station - where they grill-as-you-order Prawns, Scallops (which Joaqi got a lot of), Duck Breast, Lamb Chops, Steaks, Etc.

Grilled Prawns (the first platter was over-cooked, this next one, after we told them not to over-cook it, was done perfectly).
Grilled Duck Breast (be sure to ask for it rare, as Lorenzo found out).
Grilled Lamb Chops (done "pink" as I requested).

The Dessert Station is very well-stocked, featuring a Chocolate Fountain that will surely excite the little ones.

I'm not sure if Joaqi still qualifies as a "little one", but he certainly got excited by the Chocolate Fountain. He took all the dessert photos by the way.

Opera Cakes & Pecan Tartlets.
Chocolate-Glazed Cream Puffs
My chosen desserts.

The tables are topped with drawing paper, with crayons available for little children to amuse themselves. My children are no longer little, so Lorenzo and Joaqi just kept writing insults to each other.

A double espresso to end my meal.
Joaqi has his usual English Breakfast Tea w/ Cream & 2 Lumps.

In all, Impressions has a very impressive Sunday brunch buffet - though not as vast as that of other hotels, Impressions' is well-chosen, makes use of markedly higher quality ingredients, and offers more sophisticated dishes. At "only" P1500/head all-in, I highly recommend their Sunday brunch.

Great job setting it up, Cyrille! Until the next!


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