We had lunch at Curate in Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, and it was unforgettable for the beauty of the place, the layout of the kitchen theatre and the food. Walking in, our eyes are drawn to a long table of salads, cheeses, cold cuts and breads while a splendid table decoration has delicate pink petals seemingly in flight over it. Beyond that is the equally fabulous table of desserts.
Curate presents an international buffet, with western, Italian, Chinese, Malay, Japanese, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. We like it that the buffet tables are not overly laden with food, which means that there are constant refills and the food is fresh.
At the Japanese corner for instance, the roll sushi is of a smaller size, so that you can taste a variety of this and other sushi. There was a hushed respect for the very prettily displayed Hokkigai or surf clams as not one clam was touched, not even at the end of lunch.
Crabs, slipper lobsters, prawns and mussels with an assortment of dips make satisfying starters. I was particularly fond of the Middle Eastern salads and breads and yummy dips such as hummous, baba ganoush and beetroot with tahini, among others.
At the carvery I requested for a couple of slices of medium rare roast beef, and paired it with cauliflower au gratin. More protein came in the delicious braised beef. I couldn’t resist the moussaka too at this hot food counter.
On the Chinese counter, dimsum such as BBQ chicken pau, lotus leaf rice and small parcels of steamed fish are in the baskets. There is the pick of Indian and Malay dishes too.
I liked the curry laksa which has a wide choice of toppings and condiments but after this I wrapped up the savoury side of lunch with desserts. The Coconut Rocher had been on my mind since I came in, and it offered amazing, flaky, coconuty bites that were lightly sweet.
Sago Gula Melaka in small glasses were prettily displayed on a platter and I had to have one of these.Then there were the Chiffon Pandan Cake, Lemon and Strawberry Tarts and numerous other sweet treats.
Curate is truly eye candy. Occasionally your eye alights on an objet d’art, such as a sleek bronze stag at the Indian table. The comfortable seating, the muted colour scheme of the décor, the lighting all come together with aplomb. There are awesome views depending on where you choose to sit at Curate. The lush green KLCC park with its water feature is one of these as at the back of the hotel is KLCC and the Twin Towers.
Here are the prices of buffet which do not include any beverage:
Breakfast: RM 115 (Adult), RM 55 (Children)
Lunch: RM 148 (Adult), RM 70 (Children)
Dinner: RM 178 (Adult), RM 85 (Children)
Sunday Brunch: RM 198 (Adult), RM 95 (Children)
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +603-2382 8700.