I’ve always been a quality over quantity kind of guy, that being said buffets have never appealed to me the way they do to most people. Sure, you get to stuff yourself silly with the spread laid out before your eyes, but I just don’t fancy the anxiety I get on whether the food quality would come back to haunt me later on. That, and also I just don’t like the pressure of having to stuff myself in an attempt to get my money’s worth, something instilled in me from a young age. Traditional Asian parents you see.
I’m sure this is a sentiment that is shared by many, and fortunately it is one that is also shared by the good people over at Flock, W Kuala Lumpur (The quality over quantity thing, not the traditional Asian parents thing.) who strive for perfection (probably an Asian parents thing) in the quality of food that they serve, thus you have the RETOX Sunday brunch. To ensure only the freshest ingredients are sourced and serve, RETOX only happens on the first Sunday of every month. It is, to say the very least, definitely not your average Sunday brunch.
Staying true to the DNA that W Hotels across the globe have been renowned for, the atmosphere at RETOX itself feels more like a party than a conventional Sunday brunch, with music curators setting the mood with groovy beats while performers such as magicians make their rounds in making sure everyone is entertained. For those that want to start their Sunday with a little zest, there is also the option of crafted cocktails, house pouring wine and beers. Spanish Gin and Tonic. Enough said. But of course, there is also endless mocktails, soft drinks and juices served for those that actually have plans other than napping on their Sunday.
So lets get to it: the spread. Every buffet promotes themselves as having a little something for everyone. In RETOX’s case, I can’t stress enough how there really is A LOT of somethings for everyone. From an extravagant cheese spread that consists of cheeses that this writer isn’t ashamed to admit that he’s never heard of (Paprika Lavoush sounds more like a bath bomb if you ask me) to mouthwatering meats such as Wagyu beef rendang, it is no exaggeration to say that that the plethora of variety you get here will leave you wanting for nothing else than a second stomach.
In my personal opinion, the takeaway was the freshness of seafood. It really was impressive how everything from the sashimi to the Alaskan king crabs’ legs was of the utmost quality, which really justifies Flock’s resolution in having a month’s time to source all the food in preparation for this one brunch. Priding themselves in championing a sustainable food movement that is friendly to vegetarians, it is worth noting that every bite you savor at Flock, from appetizer to dessert are all locally sourced and organically grown.
So there you go, quantity with quality, you’re not going to get that anywhere else. With a special RETOX Sunday brunch happening on the 24th March 2019, and the subsequent one on the 7th of April as well as an Easter edition on the 21st of April there really isn’t a better way to kick back on a Sunday than to kick back against the always stunning backdrop of Kuala Lumpur.