Whichever way you mark your calendar, whether it’s with your Google calendar app, a reminder set on your phone or the old-fashioned way of hand-circling your desk calendar, we implore that you save your Sundays for brunches. After all, Sundays are a day of rest, right?
We aren’t here to argue whether brunch is a lifestyle or not. All we know is that your Sunday afternoon just might take a turn for the better at Rose Garden Hotel, down by Kandawgyi Lake. Each Sunday, the 5-Star Myanmar charm hotel is hosting an all-out themed brunch — with a different spin every week! You’ll be spoilt for choice between its exciting themes of Latin Affair, Roast & Pool, Fruhschoppen Bavarian, and Australian BBQ.
If these exotically named brunches pique your interest, rejoice as their specialties of the week present foodies with equally impressive varieties of appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drinks each week — not to mention the all-you-can-swim pool access, all the way from 11.30am to 4pm.
Thank us later as we’re here to break down each themed food event so that you can make the definitive choice on which Sunday you’d be tempted to join — we won’t judge if attending all four brunch feasts is your M.O.
First Sunday of the month: Latin Affair
‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ — well, when life gives you an abundance of premium and selected meats, Rose Garden Hotel Yangon makes Brazilian Churrascaria. What is it? It’s a dangerously seductive rendition of barbecued meat skewers featuring a variety of beef, lamb and pork cuts, sausages and grilled chicken. Perfect for if you’re on a dedicated carnivorous diet.
As part of the Latin Affair, the Churrascaria is complemented by the welcoming selection of deep-fried crispy Jamaican Escovitch fish, seafood ceviche, and Tex-Mex fajitas. The approach to a Latin brunch wouldn’t be complete without some proper thirst quenchers such as Corona beer and free-flow mojitos.
Once your waistlines have understandably expanded from the selection of food, it’s only fair to want to bust out some Latin moves. However, inexperienced or novice Salsa dancers don’t have to feel left out because Rose Garden Hotel Yangon has arranged a workshop that’s in tune with the sizzling brunch event.
Second Sunday of the month: Roast & Pool
The name may sound a lot more laid-back than the previous week, but the array of menus meticulously put together by its in-house chefs are anything but. The feast features the classic surf-and-turf approach with a fun twist. They’re offering traditional English roast on one hand and a wave of fresh seafood on the other.
Of course, those aren’t the only specialties in Rose Garden Hotel’s bag of brunch tricks, because the variety of appetizers ranges from Arabic starters such as Hummus dip and Tabbouleh salad to whet the appetite, to roasted beef and Yorkshire puddings, even to tuna tartare with quail eggs. Talk about variety! Foodies are welcome to pair their dishes with specially selected wines from Rose Garden Hotel’s optimally maintained wine cellar, starting from US$12.
Don’t worry, grown-ups, the kids are well taken care of with their special menus and kids’ corner which promises to put more than a smile on their faces, with a face painting service. A win-win situation as both parents and children can unwind (responsibly) while the kids get to have a little fun (as they already do just by being kids).
Third Sunday of the month: Fruhschoppen Bavarian
We’re no expert in German but here’s some fitting vocab for Rose Garden Hotel’s third Sunday brunch of the month. We hope you’ll ‘entspannen’ which simply means to ‘relax’. Judging by the comfort food and refreshments, Fruhschoppen Bavarian will do just that, by bringing a whole bunch of German and Austrian favorites to the table, including authentic Weißwurst (white sausage), Bavarian meatloaf, dumplings, crusted pork roast and yes, pretzels are part of the bargain too.
If you have a queasy feeling that something is missing, we were just about to clue you in on the free-flow hefe-weissbier from Paulaner — because no German feast is ever complete without cold frothy wheat beer. So lift your pints of weissbier, kick back and entspannen before the hectic work week starts again.
Fourth Sunday of the month: The Australian BBQ
Rose Garden Hotel keeps the BBQ tradition strong even when it’s the last week of the month. In fact, they’re even going one step above to create an exciting menu (not for the faint of heart) which includes kangaroo, crocodile, and emu meat. If those exotic grills are too unorthodox for your taste, you can still feast on the more ‘ordinary’ meats such as lamb chops, Australian beef cuts, joined by the ‘surf’ side of things to complete the surf-and-turf affair, namely red snapper, ocean trout, tiger prawns and more.
You ought to know the drill by now, a free flow of draught beer and soft drinks are definitely on the cards — because a BBQ without ice-cold beer to counter the blazing heat would just be downright criminal, mate.
‘What’s the catch?’ you may be wondering, with all these special menus each Sunday. We’re happy to report that there is none, and Rose Garden Hotel simply wants to offer their Sunday specials for a comfortable price of US$26 net (with 50% off for the kiddos).
That’s right, you’ll be able to sample their signature menus, free-flow beer or cocktails (depending on the theme), soft drinks, desserts, and pool access next to their Portico Cafe & Lounge — from 11.30am to 4pm. If four hours of non-stop eating, drinking and swimming sounds like your typical Sunday activity, be our guest — or more accurately, be Rose Garden Hotel’s guest, and make a booking now!