In the mood for Middle Eastern food? If you’re looking for a place both classy and comfortable to break your fast this Ramadan, then look no further than the splendid Puttin’ On A Middle Eastern Festive Feast being served up at the stylish Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
I enjoyed a sneak peek of what it will have on offer over the next few weeks. To help you choose, I tried as much food as I could humanly manage from the hummus, flatbreads, olives, fattoush and more that are available as starters. I then moved on to the delicious shish bechamel, shish tawook and beef in coconut sauce for my main courses. But these were just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much more to choose from.
To drink there is water, Arabic coffee and fruit juice to pick from. But these buffets are not about what you drink, but rather spending quality time with your family and friends enjoying a winning combination of lovingly prepared food and great company.
Allow room for dessert…
When it comes to buffets, I have a rule. I always make sure I reserve at least 60% of my stomach’s capacity to allow enough room for dessert and lots of it! It was hard to narrow down which ones to go for, as they all looked so good. But after about 10 minutes circling the sweets table, I settled upon the carrot and walnut cake and a sago pudding doused in palm sugar resting in a cocktail glass. My husband plumped for the crème caramel and coconut crème choux. We can confirm that they were all well worth the calories!
If you are tempted to book, you may also be reassured to hear that to ensure diners safety and minimise the need to touch anything, you can choose your food and it will served by the staff. It will be handed to you there and then in the case of the starters and desserts. For the main courses though, you will be given a number of sticks with your table number on, which you put in the pot next to your chosen food and it will then be delivered to your table. This system is simple and really effective.
The beautifully presented Middle Eastern buffet runs from 16 April until 13 May. Dinner is served in the hotel’s sophisticated Cobalt Room from the official breaking of fast time at some point after 7pm. However, guests are welcome to take their seats from 6.30pm until the restaurant closes at 10pm. The cost is RM128+ per adult and RM64+ for children aged 12 years and below. If you would like to take your taste buds on a tour of the Middle East, you can call 018 929 8060 to make a reservation. More info here.
Would you like to know about more Ramadan buffets in town? Have a look here at our extensive listicle!
We were invited by the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. As always, our opinion is honest and our own!