Friday, September 28, 2012

Sunday Brunch @ DV Bukit Damansara

Returning to Bukit Damansara's DV, this time for its Sunday semi-buffet, sparkling-booze brunch.
Earlier entry on DV Ristorante Pizzeria's a la carte menu: Sept. 20, 2012.

Three-hour feasts start 11:30 a.m. every Sunday at this friendly neighborhood Italian eatery that's fast winning a following for its reliable food and service.

Leap out of bed and head here in T-shirts, shorts and slippers; the easy-going vibe that makes DV so welcoming in the evening is even more prevalent for brunch.

A host of healthy-looking light bites take center stage on DV's counter.

On a recent Sunday, we encountered the likes of eggplant parmigiana, chicken-and-bean salad, grilled veggies and zucchini stuffed with turkey ham and cheese.

Toss a cool salad together, then try DV's warm, tangy minestrone.

Sufficient seafood, from prawns to baby octopus braised in tomato sauce.

Bruschetta, beef skewers, watercress with walnuts and smoked salmon: the spread isn't fancy, but everything's well thought-out and well worth nibbling here.

Folks can pay RM70+ for the semi-buffet, which includes an Aperol Spritz cocktail or soft drink.

Add an extra RM80+ for a free flow of prosecco and red and white wines, all very nice.

The starters are of the eat-all-you-can variety, but the brunch main courses are order-once.

Our mains: full plates of risotto and substantial portions of chicken scallopine with polenta and prawns with pesto and parmesan (each customer gets all of these) ...

... plus wonderfully braised beef cheek, which makes the RM70+ brunch cost a very fair bargain. Our word to the wise: save space for these mains.

Gorgonzola, asiago and grana padano populate the cheese section.

Desserts are limited; still satisfactory but not the stars of this brunch.

Solid fruit selection, including plump strawberries, grapes, kiwi and dragon fruit.

DV Ristorante Pizzeria,
77 Jalan Setiabakti, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Same row as Decanter
Tel: 03-2098-2001
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24 comments:

  1. how much is the brunch buffet?

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    1. Cindy: 70+ with a cocktail/soft drink, 150+ with a free flow of prosecco and wine

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  2. Wow wow.. certainly worth it for the spread and the mains alone!

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    1. Tng: ya, at first I wasn't sure it'd be worth it, since the mains were only order-once, but the portion of the mains was large and of very satisfactory quality! :D

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  3. We went there for dinner last week, love the risotto. Hehehe.

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    1. CK: yes, the risotto here is outstanding, my favorite risotto this year. I recommend it to all risotto-lovers!

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  4. great first shot my dear.. and all the rest too! :D I wanna try the risotto... been ages since I had a good one :P scale of 1-10 how wld u rate it?

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    1. Ciki: thanks!! :D the risotto was incredible when I had it for dinner two weeks ago from the a la carte menu, at least 9/10, but when I had it for this Sunday buffet brunch, it was not as flavorful as before, so I'd probably rate it 7.5/10. Still very good, but if u wanna try the risotto, would recommend heading there for dinner instead of brunch =)

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  5. RM70+ for this buffet seems like a good deal, nice way to spend gorging on nice food! Hehe!

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    1. Baby sumo: oh yeah, quite worth it, all things considered. Enough good stuff to make it value for money for customers, but still priced high enough to make it profitable for the restaurant :D

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  6. What a generous variety! This is like brunch + snack + dinner! :P

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    1. Vien: heheh, i ended up not eating dinner that evening after indulging in this brunch! :D

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  7. Looks good and definitely value for money brunch semi buffet. Curious with the risotto:D Good?

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    1. Missyblurkit: it's a nice alternative to hotel brunches, I think, though not as splashy and extensive, but still a refreshing change, more modest. The risotto here is one of my favorites in KL, especially the asparagus one, which is not on the regular a la carte menu, but you can try requesting it. Very simple but tastes spectacular! :D

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  8. I am interested on the eggplant parmigiana
    I think i have not try this before..

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    1. Simple Person: ya, it's one of those favorite italian recipes that's worth trying, especially if you like eggplant, cheese or tomatoes :D

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  9. Like their food display, or could be your great angles with your camera. We all know you love Italian hate spicy food ;) curious about the parmigiana...I think the restaurant makes profit through alcoholic drinks. Italian ingredients are expensive :)

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    1. River: heh, thanks, huck. but yeah, their display is clean and colorful :D heh, yeah, i think italian is still my favorite food (second favorite would be japanese) :D i think you would enjoy the parmigiana here, though i think it'd be different from the chicken parmigiana that you serve at your cafe =) the alcoholic drinks here are also quite reasonably priced. during happy hour, some cocktails are RM15+. and the pastas are usually about RM20+ here, so it's quite a worthwhile place to take your family if you want a simple but satisfying italian lunch/dinner =)

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  10. The watercress salmon salad and risotto were the best dishes. Could eat those all day long

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    1. Footfringe: great dishes, definitely! :D

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    1. The Yum List: with brunches like this, none of us will need dinner, heheh :D

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  12. all i can say is that I can see a lot of red ingredients - tomatoes and strawberries in your pictures. haha

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    1. Eiling: heheh, fresh and vibrant shades! :D

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