We visited Sigi's Bar & Grill On The Beach Restaurant few months back and now return for Italiano Buffet at Garden Cafe. There is an ongoing promotion for Italian Cuisine Buffet Promotion until end of October 2015, priced at RM78nett for adult and RM39nett for child. Compare to other hotel buffet, seem like Golden Sands has one of the very best pricing for buffet in Hotel.
Garden Cafe located next to Hotel lobby, it is an open air restaurant surrounded by trees and open spaces. Nice table arrangement with huge spaces in between, comfort chair with clean utensils. Although it is an open air restaurant but no mosquito was notice throughout our dining time.
Over to the first counter nearby to entrance is Appetizer and Salad Bar, assorted fresh vegetable with great variety of dressing available. Cold dishes such as Caprese Salad, Poached Half Shell Mussel, Grilled Trio Color Pepper with Drizzle Pesto, Cold Cut Ham, Marinated Tomato...etc.
Next to Salad bar is Soup Counter where two type of soup Minestrone Casalinga and Crème de Pomodoro. Minestrone Casalinga taste very close to "loh song tong (罗宋汤）" sour, sweet with a little bit of sweetness. It is my favorite soup, very appetizing.
A big chunk of Roasted Beef with Caramelize Onion Brown Sauce next, it is nicely marinated and roasted to perfection. Beef still pinky as it cut and extremely flavorful and soft, it is not chewy at all. Adding on Caramelize Onion Brown Sauce making it taste even better.
Over to Hot Dishes counter, there is loaded of dishes ready to fill our stomach. Risi e Bisi, Pasticio, Milanese Style Osso Bocco, Baked Pesto Chicken, Pan Fried Fish with Dill Cream Sauce, Potatoes Gnocchi with Green Peas served with Cream Sauce, Grilled Lamb Cutlet with Thyme Garlic Gravy, Sautéed Broccoli and Carrot and Grilled Prawn with Parmigiana Paprika Cream Sauce.
Fresh Fruits available such as Watermelon, Honey Dew, Papaya, Pineapple and hidden fruits such as Mango, Apple, Orange...etc. Why i call it hidden? just because you need to peel yourself, it is not really hide under the table. LOL!
While on dessert counter there is lot of whole cake available, to name a few such as Apple Pie, Cherry Cake, Panna Cotta, Fruits & Nuts Cake, Tiramisu, Peach Cobbler...etc. Many selection for dessert but if you notice there is lack of something, something that every buffet and "Italian" related, Yes...Ice Cream. We can't find any ice cream in the buffet line which we hope to complete our meal with a cup of Gelato.
Garden Cafe at Golden Sands Resort - Penang
Address: 7-11 Batu Feringgi, 1, Lorong Sungai Emas, 11100 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 4-886 1911
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