I am no stranger to buffets (I'm not sure if I should be proud of this or not) and have a special place in my heart for Sunday brunch buffets. Favorites in Austin include Lamberts and the Four Seasons, the Signature Room in Chicago, and the Equinox in Singapore. However, the brunch at Boneka restaurant at the St Regis hotel in Bali pretty much blew everyone out of the water! I tried to edit through the pictures to showcase the best ones but this still will be a long post so get ready!
First of all, the St Regis is really a gorgeous hotel on lush grounds. Drinks are served in the lounge area as you await the fateful hour when the buffet opens. The hostess then escorts you into a really lovely restaurant, complete with a jazz band. The setup of the brunch is pretty amazing and unique with three methods of obtaining food. First, you can order off the menu for specialty breakfast items like lobster omelettes and wagyu steak and eggs
Then of course, there is the traditional buffet spread where you can mill around and select your own food such as pastries and breads
freshly roasted meats at a carving station
and little tiny bites of beautifully plated food
Thirdly, there were attentive waiters milling around to each table, serving items fresh out of the kitchen: passionfruit smoothies, fresh oysters, wonton noodle soup, and waffles? yes please!
So in summary, tiny bites
And great service (the kitchen actually came up with this nutella crepe at B's request--they didn't have nutella so they made their own version by melting chocolate with chopped hazelnuts--overachievers)
And my top two favorite foods: dessert and caviar
Whew. I'm in a food coma now just by looking at all of these pictures!