Brunch name: “Al Fresco Brunch” at da Vinci, Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok
What: Menu highlights include grilled seafood specialties, as well as premium favorites such as grilled prime cuts of beef. There’s an entire station dedicated to the kinder-folk, so you can be sure the little food critic in your life won’t be left wanting. The dessert bar serves up a selection of cakes, crepes and sweet treats that’ll make Willy Wonder proud.
LE Review: You’re going to love – in that heart-racing, sweaty-palmed, delusionally dizzy kind of way – the poolside bliss that is the Rembrandt Hotel’s Sunday Alfresco Brunch.
There’s a foie gras corner, carving station, fully stocked BBQ, fresh pasta made to order, and hosts a live DJ… you’ll be positively dizzy with what’s on offer and best of all it’s all included in one shockingly low price tag.
da Davinci is a classic Italian trattoria and for all those who, like me, can’t tell your Napolitan’s from your Sicilian, or understand the hype surrounding pizza al trancio, you’re definitely going to love the no-frills atmosphere here. A relaxed vibe from start to end, it’s a wonderful place to while away the end of the week. Overlooking a gorgeous pool, under the cover of the veranda, sun beaming down, it wasn’t hard to pretend that I was somewhere in Rome.
But be warned. Diets will be broken.
I’d given up on bread for a while, but my once solid resolve fell to the wayside after a gander around the generous selection for antipasto. Whoever decided that they’d let customers lose on such a large selection of cold cuts, cheese and bread is a devilishly generous fiend.
The stonebaked oven provided some more Roman scene setting and I defy you to not be mesmerized by the hypnotic metronome-like properties of a pizza chef at his craft.
After wolfing down pizzas, choosing some BBQ seafood, and a sneaky slice of the buttery foie gras, I was vanquished. My eyes were clearly more hungry than my stomach. Yet, in my final hour of gluttonous despair, I picked up the courage (and bravery) to add a slice of their delicious cake. I deserve a medal for my efforts. Just when I’d had enough, I caught a whiff of another pizza being made and I was right back it again.
After all, isn’t sitting by the pool, complimentary Bellini in hand, chomping down on your freshly made stonebaked pizzas precisely what Sunday brunches are all about.
Where: daVinci, Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok (4th Floor), Sukhumvit soi 18 (BTS Asok).
When: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How much: THB 1,250 net including bellinis, soft drinks, juices, and Italian soda. Children 6–12 years old for THB 450 net
Bookings: or please visit www.rembrandtbkk.com
LE Secret Tips:
- Ask for the Flambe pizza if you really want to see a show. I promise you won’t regret it.
- If you have any dietary requirements, the numerous chefs on deck will be more than happy to whip something up that’s even more special and even more personal. Now that’s what I call service.
- Complimentary tuk-tuk service from/to the intersection of Sukhumvit and soi 18, on request.
Reviewed on April 2018 by Zipporah Gene.
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