Boozy Heathen Brunch — The Tradition Continues

Sorry if this is a duplicate post for you…it somehow got deleted and we have no idea why….

Robert and I have very few traditions, but one we do have is Boozy Heathen Brunch. I know, you are asking yourself “what is Boozy Heathen Brunch,” right? Well, it is a decadent brunch the Saturday before Easter — all of the fun and none of the guilt involved with Easter. Boozy Heathen Brunch is best done at home, with a large group of friends with smoked sable from Dirk’s Fish Market and donuts from Dinkel’s. But, that wasn’t in the cards for us this year. So, once we realized we would be in Bangkok the Saturday before Easter, we started searching for a brunch. Thankfully, the Sofitel So came to the rescue with their Saturday brunch.

We knew we were in for a treat when we walked in and all of the tables were set with ceramic red Solo cups. Although, oddly, they were just used for water. Hmmmm…….

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A ceramic red Solo cup — let’s get the party started.

Robert was in love with the massive quantities of seafood.

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When have you ever seen langoustine on a buffet?

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And lobster. Lobster on a buffet? And, the buffet also included lobster tails and lobster rice.

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A salt crusted fish — one of our personal favorite ways to eat fish.

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Fresh green mussels on ice.

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One of the many types of shrimps served at the buffet.

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Salmon fish bellies. There was also baked salmon and salmon en croute and smoked salmon and salmon sashimi. Salmon lovers were in heaven.

All was not lost for the non-seafood eaters however. There was roast chicken and roast pork and sausage and salads and cheeses and made to order green papaya salad and steak and breads and a ton of other things.

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Speck and olive oil — real delicacies in SE Asia.

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A portion of the cheese selection. There were even cheeses Robert has never heard of (and Robert has eaten lots of different cheeses).

And, for me, there were a ton of desserts, including ice cream.

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The chocolate fountain.

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Part of the dessert buffet.

Boozy Heathen Brunch just isn’t the same without our friends, but the Saturday brunch at the Sofitel So did just fine in a pinch.

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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