Lunch and a day trip out of Seminyak
When I was visiting Bali last year, my friends and I decided to have a champagne brunch and chose the most fabulous restaurant at the Melia Hotel in Nusa Dua probably about a half hour drive from our hotel in Seminyak. On our way we saw a parade of lovely Indonesian women…
We arrived at this absolutely amazing resort with a magnificent open foyer area which we walked through and saw large structures throughout the gardens.
The views over the swimming pools, beach and ocean were beautiful…We walked down towards the beachfront to the restaurant and because we were so keen we had arrived about fifteen minutes too early. We waited [hungrily] in the shade and soon were seated at a round table near the window.
I have to say that this was probably the ‘best’ buffet I have ever seen and believe me I have seen a few!! The food displays were incredible and all beautifully presented. Near us there was a large range of fresh seafood; prawns, lobster, salmon, oysters, mussels and every other kind of seafood you could think of…Our waiter informed us we could eat from the buffet and we could also order anything from the menu – all included in the one cost ($100 AUD). And of course we could order any drink we wanted…I stuck with my usual sauvignon blanc and the other girls ordered espresso martinis, the resort’s signature cocktail and mojitos.
There was a roast station, hot quiches, pizza, pasta with a large array of sauces and Asian food including all sorts of hand made noodles. I saw more bread and cheeses than I think I have ever seen. My photos absolutely do not show how incredible the food was unfortunately and I didn’t take photos of all stations.I had become a vegan two months prior so there was so much food I could not eat. But there was so much I could. Tempura/lovely breads/amazing salads/warm vegetables/pasta/noodles just to name a few. I did order an open falafel burger from the menu which was very nice.Then it came to the dessert area – oh my goodness! Anything you wanted was there and like the entrees and main meals you could also order from the menu. My friends ordered one dessert which was a chocolate ball which when arrived, hot chocolate was poured over. The outer layer of chocolate then melted onto the plate and inside was more chocolate; mousse – incredible! And this chocolate cake looked incredible and the chocolate fountain was a hit with the girls, well with all other diners really.As we were eating dessert (I enjoyed some sorbet), the waiter came around with warm doughnuts and a hot chocolate sauce for those who wanted them…By this stage we had been at the resort for about four hours and eaten our weight in food…time to say goodbye – what a day!