Sunday brunch should be a relaxed and indulgent affair; maybe after a sleep-in to follow a late Saturday night and a lethargic start to the day. Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day; but brunch, that is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch, better suits the mood of many a Sunday.
If brunch from the home kitchen isn’t happening and a quick trip to a nearby food market stall doesn’t appeal, Sunday brunch can be found at a number of up-market restaurants and resorts around town.
That is typically a buffet presentation; which can mean jostling for position elbow to elbow at food stations or maybe waiting at your table until there is an opening for you to make the self-serve dash; not a relaxing experience especially with the current necessary focus on health and hygiene. That’s a very different scene to the Infinity à la carte brunch presented at Vana Nava Sky at the Holiday Inn Resort Hua Hin; it really does reach new heights.
After you’ve had the chance to take in the expansive views of the coastline and hinterland from the heights of the 27th floor with the Vana Nava Jungle Water Park over 100 metres below, brunch will be served without fuss at your table. The nearby DJ will also be setting the mood; not intrusive, but more than just nondescript ‘lift music’.
A three tired tower of fresh seafood, charcuterie cold cuts and international cheeses will first appear as your starter so that you can help yourself to these taste tempters as you consider which of menu items you prefer. The food tower is a conversation starter in itself; first impressions may be a reminder of an afternoon English high tea.
There’s no limit to the number of items you can choose or even re-order; the ‘Infinity’ of the à la carte brunch means boundless or endless; limited only by your appetite.
From 11.30 to 12.30 the choice will include eggs benedict, presented in a baked avocado shell with Berkshire smoked bacon and roasted cherry tomato. Perhaps you’d prefer a mini English breakfast with fried eggs, bacon, mushrooms, hash browns and grilled tomato or a sweeter offering is a pancake stack topped with honey and fresh fruit.
These brunch items aren’t about quantity but as delicate taste sensations served fresh directly from the chef’s kitchen. That includes a bakery basket and a dessert platter of seasonal fruits and exquisite homemade sweets.
After 12.30 pm the menu becomes oriented towards a luncheon style with nine different menu items available. They include a traditional Sunday roast pork loin, Japanese inspired chicken yakitori or perhaps a Thai khao soi kai. This is an extensive internationally inspired menu, once again with an emphasis on quality not quantity.
Brunch includes freeflow varieties of coffee or tea with a selection of juices and a very special smoothie of the day. If you prefer to be even more indulgent, packages of wine, beer, bubbles & fizz or crafted cocktails may be an additional order.
Our thanks and to hosts Stefan Jansen, the General Manager of Vana Nava Sky and to Jutamat Chatpuk (Khun Noon), the PR and Marketing Communications Manager for their invitation to experience the Infinity Vana Nava Sky Sunday brunch. The 11.30 AM start drifted well into the afternoon as testament to the convivial company and culinary delights available at Hua Hin’s highest brunch experience.
INFINITY BRUNCH AT VANA NAVA SKY
Where: Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin; 27th floor, Vana Nava Sky
When: Every Sunday from 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM
Cost: 999 THB per person; 480 THB for children aged 6-12 years and free for younger children
Freeflow beverage packages from 999 THB per adult.
Bookings: Phone 032 809 949 or email [email protected]