Christian Stan, at 2 Sep. 21, in Hotel Restaurants, Hotels, News

At a time when many are reluctant to travel, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon has adapted to these new times and now, every weekend, it invites guests to travel around the world.

If a few years ago brunch was synonymous of eggs benedict, pancakes and the weekend paper, now Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon takes its customers on a journey to (re)discover many distant flavours.

In 2014, the Hotel launched its weekend brunch at Varanda Restaurant under the helm of Executive Chef Pascal Meynard. It was an instant success with Lisboans, as well as with Hotel guests.

The timeless dining room at Varanda Restaurant, with its huge floor-to-ceiling windows and the terrace overlooking Parque Eduardo VII are the perfect place for weekend brunch, now a true gourmet gastronomic tour around the four corners of the world.

Every weekend the gastronomic destinations take guests to Latin America, offering Mexican tacos, guacamole, ceviches, or grilled picanha guests prefer to go to Brazil. Lovers of the Middle East will be delighted with delicacies such as lamb marinated with fine herbs with oriental rice and vegetables with cumin and coriander; and hummus, baklavas or kataifs with honey. For those looking to travel east, from the Asian continent they can delight themselves with a braised lily tataki, teriyaki, sesame and celery; vegetarian nasi goreng or gyozas and dim sum. On another weekend those who prefer to stick to Mediterranean flavours can marvel at the fresh burrata salad, seasonal fruit, arugula and balsamic reduction; fregola sarda, pecorino cheese, green asparagus, shitake mushrooms, cherry tomato confit and white balsamic sauce.

In addition to these culinary destinations, brunch classics are always a must: pancakes, French toast, waffles, homemade yogurt or the classic Ritz eggs benedict, as well as the live sushi station. And, given the current limitations, each customer’s table will have their very own buffet table, with oysters, mini salads, cheeses and sausages, patties, samosas and cod pastes, flavoured breads and butters and more.

For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert, chocolate and ice cream station is a must. Pastry Chef  Fabian Nguyen presents an Instagram-ready pastry selection, including a variety of homemade pasteis de nata, macarons and mini éclairs, as well as the classic Ritz mille-feuille.

And since brunch always gets better with a little bubbly, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon offers a choice of Perrier-Jouët white and rosé Champagnes, as well as national wines and tasty fruit juices or signature cocktails.

The gastronomic brunch destinations alternate every weekend, so guests can spend an entire month traveling around the world of flavours.

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