Weekend indulgence by ‘dessert doctor‘

Weekends are meant for revitalising the body and soul, and Vasco’s at Hilton Kuala Lumpur can help you achieve just that with its array of sweet and savoury delicacies.

From now until Oct 15, recharge with over 40 local and Western favourites at the restaurant’s weekend high tea buffet touted “Sweet, Spice & Everything Nice”, served from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

The most delightful part of the experience is that the desserts are crafted by the talented “Dessert Doctor” chef Brett Muller, the hotel’s new executive pastry chef.

With over 23 years in culinary, Muller fuses his takeaways from working in various countries, including China, South Korea and Australia, into his masterpieces.

“The exposure to different cultures helped enrich my ideas and innovations,” he said, adding that he gets inspirations from anywhere, anytime, especially during his downtime over a drink alone or with friends.

When asked what was his favourite dessert or the creation he was proudest of, he could not pinpoint any, showing his equal love for all these sweet treats which he created wholeheartedly.

However, he said he would like to bring diners on various journeys through his creations. One of them being the return to innocence.

“I want to highlight tastes that remind people of their childhood.

“This is done by going back to the basics,” he mused.

Among his highlights at the buffet are the cheesecake that is said to be in the most ideal texture – soft, fluffy and makes one wonder if it is baked, which it is.

The Milk Chocolate Mousse presents pure chocolate in several glorious ways while the Eclair Orange melts hearts with its flaky pastry.

The spread is sizzled up with picks from Hilton’s eateries Iketeru Japanese Restaurant and Chynna Chinese Restaurant, in addition to live cooking stations that pamper you with piping hot delights.

The local array does not disappoint, either, with chicken briyani and char kuey teow that conquer taste buds with rich aromas and punchy flavours, as well as apam balik and goreng-goreng (fritters) that one would expect from street food stalls, but with a touch of luxury.

Meanwhile, roast beef with caramelised onion, mini beef burger, fresh oven baked pizza are some of the Western choices to complete the indulgent session.

Also, do not forget the fresh seafood on ice that the restaurant has gained international recognition for.

Vasco’s Weekend High Tea is priced at RM115nett per person.

VASCO’S, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2264 2264). Business hours: 6am to midnight, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, daily.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.