Vibe: It doesn't get any more extravagant than the "Pure Indulgence with Dom Pérignon" Sunday Brunch at VIU on the 12th floor of the St. Regis. Available on the first Sunday of each month, it's a food fantasy come true with the over the top addition of free flow vintage Dom Pérignon champagne and a sumptuous buffet of the world's finest gourmet fare. This exclusive brunch includes a tempting ala carte menu in addition to the gastronomic delights on display at the buffet. You are also entertained by the roving resident saxophonist who regales you with the soft sounds of blues and jazz and this sleek and contemporary venue has an open kitchen floor design with old world European aesthetics.
What to Eat & Drink: Although they have a house red wine available, the free flow vintage Dom Pérignon champagne is the libation of choice for this occasion. Once seated, the staff graces your table with a stunning first course comprised of a super-fresh seafood platter bursting with Alaskan King Crab, fresh Sea Urchin straight from the shell, poached Boston Lobster, Tsarskaya Oysters along with voluptuous Pink Oysters from France, and Jumbo Prawns. You are also treated to a second course of delicately Sautéed Mussels & Clams in a white wine broth. The ala carte menu is bursting with gems like Truffle-Scented Scrambled Eggs w/ Marinated Salmon, Lobster Club Sandwich w/Bacon & Endives. Asian favorites include the Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelets), Bamme Ped Toon (braised Thai duck in egg noodle broth), Snow Fish in XO Sauce, Grilled Monkfish, and Boston Lobster Sashimi. Meat eater's can sink their teeth into Australian Wagyu Rib-eye, Organic French Venison, Wild Pheasant, Free-Range Spanish Guinea Fowl, Angus Beef Chateaubriand, Beef Cheek Bourguignon, Pan-Fried Foie Gras, and much more all made fresh to order. Also look for Smoked Salmon, Dried & Cured European Meats, Prime Rib, Roasted Goose, and their heavenly Truffle Pizza which is the same one featured at the hotel's popular Italian restaurant Jo Jo. Additionally, you can enjoy their European cheese section, a chocolate and crepe station and a triple-tiered dessert set that the staff serves "high-tea style" at the end your meal.
Insider Insights: VIU takes the concept of the opulent boozy Sunday brunch and elevates it to something truly elegant and luxurious with this elaborate epicurean extravaganza. This hedonistic feast is priced at 7,900Baht++ per person but it's well worth every baht as it leaves you feeling as if you have indulged in the ultimate guilty pleasure. The service is some of the best you will find in Bangkok with a private butler for every table and a staff that seems to have orders to never let your champagne glass get empty. The fact that most of the food is made fresh to order makes it all that more exclusive and the quality and variety of high end fare is unparalleled. If you love gourmet dining with all the bells and whistles, then get to VIU as soon as you can as this brunch will not be around forever.