If you are looking for a special Christmas brunch to celebrate the end of the year or to mark an occasion then step right into Armani Aqua for their Infiniti Festive Brunch. For those of you who haven’t been before, Armani Aqua serve up a fantastic buffet of Japanese and Italian dishes that leaves you craving for more. Japanese choices include sushi, sashimi, maki and other salads. Italian includes cold cuts, salads, grilled vegetables and an oyster plate for that “seafoodie” in you.
In celebration of the festive spirit, Armani Aqua will serve up a delicious cocktail aptly named, The Gingerbread Man. A concoction of cinnamon, ginger, lemon and vodka; it smells like a freshly opened packet of ginger cookies but tastes even better! And to top it off, they drop in an edible mini gingerbread man for good measure.
For the mains we first tried the Roasted Turkey with Chesnut stuffing and cranberry sauce. The pairing of the turkey with the stuffing was excellent. This combined with the cranberry sauce was just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. A great choice for anybody who is craving a traditional turkey meal. Up next was the Sea Bream “Tuscany Style” with red prawn and clams in Italian tomato ratatouille sauce. The seafood, tomatoes and a very light mint sauce combine well to balance the flavours. A special mention is needed for the presentation. An explosion of colours with bright red, green and yellow with the prawn head delicately placed facing upwards. Attention to detail is always appreciated!
For dessert we had the Strawberry Terrine. A light, refreshing dessert with a variety of flavours that really complimented each other! The terrine had just the right amount of sweetness and matched with the freshly sliced strawberries. Blackberries were added for tartness and colour. But my favourite was the caramelized star fruit. It provided a great crunch to the dish. A lovely way to end the meal.
And all the while we were sipping on brand new Veuve Clicquot Rich – a champagne specifically crafted for delicious champagne cocktails. Can be mixed with peppers or cucumber or grapefruit. I recommend it with the Earl Grey Tea. Veuve Clicquot Rich is served exclusively at Armani Aqua or Ozone at ICC.
Big shout out to our writer Sakshi Trasi for her amazing review at Aqua! Check out her blog coming soon, stay tuned!