Even if you’ve been living in Bahrain for years, you’ll never run out of dining destinations to enjoy a delicious and versatile Saturday (for a change!) brunch in a lively cheerful atmosphere, offering a global gastronomic extravaganza. And now you can satisfy your seafood appetite at a special dedicated brunch… FACT ’s Layal AL MAHMOUD went to check out the brand new Champagne & Seafood Brunch at Legendz Steakhouse, InterContinental Regency Bahrain…

Here’s the first pleasant surprise; the Champagne & Seafood Brunch takes place on a Saturday – great news for those who want the brunch experience without the Friday afternoon madness. And, it’s safe to say that, this new brunch is an elegant affair.

Legendz Steakhouse is famous for its beautiful and classy fine dining atmosphere. A very settled feeling and background is made possible by light music that creates a relaxed ambience, leaving you with plenty of space for conversation; be it of a social or business nature. The gorgeously hung chandeliers set the mood for the fruits of the sea to conquer your gastronomic senses, and the open kitchen view overlooking the buzzing energy behind the smoke and the fire, is guaranteed to make you eagerly anticipate the delicious food that is being prepared for your taste buds to indulge in. Unlike traditional brunches, Legendz promises you a five course set menu that is cooked to perfection, stunningly presented, and flawlessly served to take you on an unmatched aqua-culinary trip that can easily stretch into three hours of continuous festive eating.

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An opening dish of cooked oysters with a dash of spinach and breadcrumbs is a straight-to-the-point starter. But, do not be intimidated because with that fresh squeeze of lemon and your chilled glass of bubbly, this will go down a treat.

Next, the ultimate tomato based mix seafood soup or rather a peace of fine art that for few a seconds, when you first see it, will make you think “this is too beautiful to eat.” It tastes just as exquisite as it looks! Course number three is one of the most refreshing dishes I’ve ever tasted; fried calamari and papaya salad. The fresh mint and coriander clean up your palate, perfectly, and get you all excited and ready for dish number four.

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This menu item is the main course – and what a brilliant concoction of ingredients it is. On my plate is a succulent grilled jumbo prawn paired with the most amazing cut of fillet mignon, and served on a bed of spinach with creamy mash potato and a magical buttery sauce. The combination of flavours is nothing short of a foodie dream. Now, this is what I call out-of-this-world surf and turf fare befitting of real legends! Last, but by no means the least, a heavenly combination of white chocolate crème brûlée, passion fruit purée, and fresh warm biscotti arrives at the table. What a well-balanced dessert – it’s got the mix of textures from creamy and crumbly, to the well-complemented flavours of sweet and citrus! This dessert definitely sums up the whole experience in one serving, leaving you with a big smile of satisfaction.

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We were ten at the table and we were all efficiently and happily served at the same time. As critics of the food world, everyone was quick to agree that this delicious marine journey was a positively great experience for all. I say, free up your next Saturday for the Champagne & Seafood Brunch at Legendz Steakhouse – you won’t regret it!


GO: The Champagne & Seafood Brunch at Legendz Steakhouse, InterContinental Regency Bahrain takes place every Saturday from 12noon to 4pm. Priced at BD25 net, the brunch includes a five-course set menu with one glass of champagne as a welcome drink and unlimited sparkling and still wines throughout.