me start by telling you, this is a buffet brunch unlike any other. Inspired by
the trade route that led from Europe through Africa and Asia, this magnificent smorgasbord of amazing dishes from around the
world will leave you impressed and very satisfied.
Held every Friday afternoon from 12:30pm until 2:30pm at the Regency
Hotel, this brunch event is not to be missed. In fact, it can easily become a
regular place to meet with family and friends over a delicious and leisurely
meal. The selection of food is impressive, the service is perfect and it is
clear that every small detail has been carefully thought through and
Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling apple juice, to
be followed by a selection of cocktails from the top-notch bar. Feeling like
you can conquer the world? The Bloody Mary (with green chili galore) is the
drink not to miss.
An extensive seafood buffet that includes sashimi and sushi, and poached,
cured and smoked salmon, among a variety of other delights, greets you as you
enter. Or you can start at the US-style salad bar - pick your items, select
your dressing, and ask the salad chef to toss it for you. Craving some Middle
Eastern salads? The selection here comes highly recommended! Top up your plate
with a side of fresh bread or focaccia from the extensive variety on display,
and head back to your table to enjoy the start of your meal.
If you liked a particular sushi dish, or are craving something specific,
walk up to the sushi station and ask the chef to create something especially
Brunching with young children? Don’t worry about taking turns supervising the kids while your partner
gets their food. The highly considerate people at Silk Road have brought in
high chairs on wheels that swivel across the marble floors with such ease, so
that all members of the family, with kids in tow, can enjoy their buffet
Moving onto the barbeque selection, the rib eye and the tenderloin are two
cuts that simply must be tried. The flavor and perfection of these cuts can
rival the best steak house in town any day.
The traditional qouzi prepared at the Silk Road is fresh, and full of
aromatic spices. Try it out, and
then move onto the Egyptian koshari station. Rice, lentils and pasta, topped with tomato sauce and just
the right amount of toppings… bliss!
Now it’s time to move onto the hot plate section, where you can enjoy over
a dozen carefully prepared dishes to your heart’s content. Our favorite, hands
down, was the aubergine cannelloni in saffron sauce. Yes, it was that good. Chapeau, Chef Austen, for your recommendations as well as for the love
and care that have obviously gone into each and every dish.
While you enjoy your dessert, whether it’s from the Italian / western
section or from the Middle Eastern desserts, you will most definitely not be
disappointed either way, the in-house magician will make rounds to your table
to show a few tricks and offer up-close and personal entertainment. Once you’re
done with your meal, a henna artist and face painter will also pass by to check
on the children and offer their services.
What an amazing experience. We visited this restaurant as a family, and
we were not disappointed. In fact,
we’re still talking to our friends about how great the food was, and how
hospitable and welcoming the staff is. We can’t wait until next Friday!