Thu, 02 March 2023
The Friday Family Brunch Fiesta at The K Hotel is back much to the delight of brunch-goers in the Kingdom. Farah Baig checks it out and tells us why it’s a brunch you absolutely cannot miss in Juffair.
Fridays are all about unwinding, and brunching with good company in tow is the right way to spend it! The atmosphere at Kolors sure felt like a fiesta as soon as I walked through the lobby of The K Hotel with the band’s upbeat Latin music keeping guests on their feet. Executive Chef Abdelkader Hamadi, who has 28 years of culinary experience, and his culinary team had an exciting brunch in store for diners with plenty of live cooking stations, countless starters, delightful desserts and more.
There is a true kaleidoscope of delicious appetisers to choose from including canapes, healthy salads, hot and cold mezzas, terrines, and a colourful selection of sushi. This was in addition to a cheese station and selection of soups too. With a love for Japanese cuisine, I just could not resist myself and plated up a selection of sushi. This was truly the best start to my experience as every roll was made with the freshest of ingredients. A generous serving of greens and mezzas satisfied our healthy cravings too.
On scouring the lavish buffet, it was clear what my next choice would be – the Beef Wellington. I was very kindly helped to carve a slice which was topped with a delicious sauce made in-house. It was perfectly cooked with the beef still quite succulent. Few things are as comforting as a warm bowl of pasta. At the live station, you can choose from a wide variety of pasta. I opted for some delicious ravioli in a tomato base with plenty of fresh vegetables; it had a great balance of flavours.
Keen on giving diners the very best brunch experience, The K Hotel offers a wide range of fresh seafood and marinated meats which are cooked to order. I opted for a delicious serving of mussels, prawns, lamb chops and shish tawook. After being grilled my plate was brought straight to my table where I could savour them. The lamb chops were succulent and flavourful while the seafood was cooked just right – moist but not rubbery. I appreciated the fact that all their seafood is exceptionally fresh, and so you do not get that distinct fishy smell when plating up your choices.
The hot food counter, too, boasts a wide range of breakfast and lunch favourites – baked beans, sausages, biriyani, noodles, sesame potatoes and more. Their biriyani was a clear standout with the right balance of spices, and thankfully wasn’t too heavy following the extensive feast.
As is customary with every great meal, we relished some of their fantastic desserts. The dessert counter is truly enticing with a large chocolate fountain taking centre stage. The assortment of desserts means that there is something for everyone with warm umm ali, fresh fruits, delicious mini tarts, slices of cake, delicate cups of mousse and even full sized cakes - absolute paradise.
We were quite impressed by the choices laid out for diners and loved the vibrant atmosphere which makes it ideal for a fun Friday out with friends or family. We’re sure to be back!