Sunday Roast Lunch at the Ritz

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I’ve always wanted to say that.

When someone asks, where are you having lunch? It’s super chic to reply “At the Ritz.”

Just recently, Cumi & Ciki were invited to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, downtown, at the swanky Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur. Sunday Roast lunches are by far my favourite. Every hot, languid afternoon should be spent this way if you ask me, chilling out to the the gentle rhythms of a three piece jazz band as you dine on aged Black Angus prime rib, traditional Yorkshire pudding, stewed cabbage, roasted noisette and drizzled with bone marrow jus. What a life!

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What struck us most about this particular Sunday Roast Lunch was the sprawling selection of fine foods from around the world- raclette and giant Swiss cheeses, whole salmons, delicately made sushi, tender sashimi and aromatic German sausage. I looked at Cumi. He looked at me. We exchanged unspoken words of “Thank God we ran 10K yesterday!”

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For a small and cosy set up, the Ritz Carlton’s dining area looks deceptively tiny compared to sprawling buffets in other hotels but make no mistake, the selection of fine foods was actually pretty extensive. As we walked around strategizing on what to go for first,  visions of oysters, king prawns, stuffed loaves, terrines, frois gras assaulted our senses. For the healthy diner, a luscious salad bar for you to make your own salad, with a range of ingredients, leaves and vinaigrettes.

More Food Porn of that magnificent Roast Lunch

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Fresh seafood and Oysters galore

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Aly gets fresh with the fresh oysters!

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My favourite thing that goes with every good roast.. Yorkshire pudding that is well doused in brown sauce!

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Nuts about nuts

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The exotic white asparagus

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Foie gras

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Roast turkey.. just in time for Christmas that’s just around the corner

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My platter of starters including the delicious Salmon Terrine

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My mains of aged Angus Black Steak, medium rare – talk about cooked to perfection!

After many rounds of the buffet and then the amazing, succulent, roast Angus Black Steak for the mains, I was almost there. However, I can never say no to desserts (who can?).  So, if you have the capacity to still tuck in, well done because what lies before you is a selection of hundreds of multi-coloured macaroons, miniature strawberry tarts, tiramisu, truffles and chocolates – hazelnut, praline, white, dark and what have you.. also a gushing chocolate fountain – oh wow.. the mind boggles. If that does not rock your sugary boat then there is also a variety of different bonbons, toffees and treats to chose from. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Literally. Those with a sweet-tooth can seriously do some damage here.

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macaron tower and caramelized profiteroles

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sweets on sticks

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the silky chocolate fondue fountain

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an abstract chocolate Christmas tree

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More sweets on sticks and cream in puffs

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Aly loves her colorful sweets!

A big thank you to Oliver Ellerton, the Public Relations Executive at the Ritz Carlton for the kind invitation to this Sunday Roast lunch. We had a smashing time indeed.

Information on lunch: The Sunday Roast is served between 11.30am and 3.00pm every Sunday in The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur and is priced at MYR 130++ per person. For enquiries, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur at 03-2142 8000.

Email: dining_concierge@ritzcarlton.com.my.

Website: www.ritzcarlton.com.

Comments

  1. gosh i miss that roast beef..luckily i can get good beef here despite over the odds prices..

  2. The prime rib is damn good hor… I can still remember how good it was! :)

  3. Aww, the Ritz sounds so classy already and when you say spending the time at Ritz, people will wish they were there. The strawberry chocolate looks so yumm.

  4. Aly is so pretty – fuhgettabout the roast lunch, I could eat HER right up! :D

  5. Everything looked so yummy – must be so hard not to eat everything in sight, LOL!

  6. sigh, the closest i’ve gotten to black angus for lunch recently is the angus beef burger at burger king! sigh sigh sigh!

  7. No champagne??
    (Ooh, as much as the mains look good, the desserts have really caught my eye…. Dayum. How many calories ah??? I wannnnnnt)

  8. Yums… was so difficult to get on with the day after that meal… yum… yum… you make me hungry all over again lah!

    kenny – you’re too kind :) *blush*

  9. Wow– this is the definition of luxury! I love the turkey– is that in honor of our US Thanksgiving?

  10. I want the Salmon Terrine.

  11. Now.. if I can eat BEEF… and also a big eater… I would have come to the Ritz long time ago! Dunno why my appetite has shrunk lately… but my waist is still not shrinking :P

  12. whoaaa, i love everything up here!!! especially the desserts! omg, how much is it for this session?

  13. Christ would die for these sins
    so blasmephous LOL

  14. What a spread of fabulous food! Great photos as always!

  15. Why did Miss Aly wrap the blue rose dessert on her finger?

  16. Woohoo! You are the speedy gonzales lah! Lovely and pretty lunch with damn good company i’d say. It was all perfectly Rtizy eh?

  17. An orgasmic spread!
    Love your photography ^_^
    +Ant+

  18. Love that shot of the stacked macarons at the back. The sweets alone would be more than enough.
    Lucky devil you …. at the Ritz …. =_=

  19. My goodness! This looks incredible… is it popular with locals, or mainly expats? I’d love to see an Anglo-Malay fusion dish using similar ingredients. Great post — excellent photo, as always.

  20. I don’t care- I just want that blue rose Ally’s got

  21. What did I tell you about being atas?

  22. My heart stopped for a while at the sight of the Black Angus Steak!

    I love you…but I also hatechu for making me hungry at 12.43am! ~_~

  23. Oh wow everything looks delicious. I love that profiterole tower I’ve always wanted to try one of those (eating, not baking, I could never master that) So swanky;)

  24. why is it only on sunday ah? they should do one on saturday too… catering for the church going crowd. ollllllie, take note.

  25. This post has made me very hungry! All the food looks amazing, I want the roast beef and those Yorkshire puddings look perfect! I am missing a good Sunday roast at the moment!

  26. Such cruelty showing all this great food. I can’t even buy the ingredients let alone the dishes here! A divided world indeed.

    I will also request sponsorship from Aly for feeding too I think. No blue rose though, just show me the meat :)

  27. Gorgeous! I would love to say I’m eating the Ritz – just for the food alone.

  28. Great and interesting article and the food dishes make me feel hungry just looking, although the best roast dinner is after a good walk in the Lake District National Park in an old country pub with a pint of real ale.

  29. btw the profiterole stack has a name for it ‘Croque en bouche’, usually made for French weddings (as opposed to wedding cakes)