Nothing spells weekend nirvana like Sunday brunch. Something about waking up late knowing you don’t have to make breakfast or lunch makes the day a lot easier giving way to utter relaxation and quality time with loved ones. Having received an invitation to sample the Sunday brunch at the Lord Delamere Terrace at Fairmont the Norfolk, we arrived at 12:30 pm with my companion, to soothing jazz music by a three-man live band.
The brightness we had left outside made its way into the restaurant through its large top to bottom windows on one side, reflecting on the white walls and ceiling, creating an airy ambiance almost as if we were seated outside under the sun. The guys at Lord Delamere don’t play around with brunch, we soon found out after stepping inside. Food stations were set up in the middle of the restaurant, going all the way down to the back of the restaurant and on the left side was another setup of breads, hot dishes a meat station and desserts. Families with kids, couples and groups of friends dotted the restaurant, and the servers were on hand to assist.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed and confused, we decided to take a tour of all the stations first to see what was provided and decide on what to have. The salad station located at the entrance had freshly squeezed juices and ingredients to make your own juice, a ceasar salad trolley, Thai mango salad, Greek salad, Italian caprese salad, a vegetable stand with lettuce, onions, carrots, baked eggplant, tomatoes and peppers for vegetarians.
Seafood lovers’ options included prawns, shrimp cocktails, mussels, oysters, smoked salmon, tuna and sailfish all accompanied with a variety of sauces. The hot food station which is where we sampled from had butternut soup, coriander chicken, pesto rubbed fish capers with butter sauce, steamed rice, ratatouille, vegetable lasagna, roast potatoes, shawarma and pizzas. Indian cuisine lovers had biryani, tempered lentil with cumin, meti matar, lamb kebab, tandoori chicken and paneer tikka. The coriander chicken was a delight, tasting almost like home made chicken. The lamb kebab, though a tad hot was tender and flavourful; a sip of the cold sangria cooled down the extra spice.
The dessert station tempted us with the passion mouse, cheesecakes, tiramisu, cupcakes, macaroons, chocolate cookies, fresh fruit cuts and more.
Should you want to have a lazy Sunday like we did, head over to Fairmont the Norfolk for brunch and sample Kenyan, Mediterranean and Indian cuisines with free-flowing sparkling wine, sangrias and vodka, cranberry cocktails from 12:30 pm to 4p m for Ksh.3950 per person.
Winnie Was A Guest At The Lord Delamere Restaurant At The Norfolk