Edge @ Pan Pacific Hotel - Theatrical Sunday Champagne Buffets

Hailed to be the longest brunch, I arrived at the grounds in search of a elongated magic carpet of sorts festooned with delicacies representing lands of unimaginable outreach only to be met with death glares when the reality of "long" being represented by its 4 hours duration dawned upon me. Pardon my ignorance but I don't deal well with buffet lines and my failure to even surpass 2 hours in an overindulging session makes me the worst kind of companion for sessions such as these.

The newly revamped Edge Buffet at Pan Pacific does however pique my interest solely based on the upbeat music drifting out for the make-shift area right smack in the middle of the buffet grounds with a live band stationed within. "Let's lose our minds and go f****** crazy. I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean." warbled vigorous voices without so much of a strain.

And that's exactly what I did.

I ate cake.. and lots of it. But before we go into revolting details of the gustatory revelry on the sweet side. Let's talk, savoury.

The Edge boosts a bewildering 7 interactive live food theatres that would have you walking in circles (effectively aiding in digestion) before even settling on your first plate whilst your mind drifts in lust for the next better player. New to the grounds are the luxurious Caviar Bar as well as the live Peking Duck station.

If you're mind boggled by even the Ocean Gems on Ice station alone, honestly, you wouldn't make it very far. 

So, in a bid to help you avoid the painful reality of heartburn and obesity; here's my take on what stations and items are worth a double take on.

Needless to say, the Cold Seafood Section is a mandatory stop over, featuring freshly shucked Canadian and French oysters alongside hefty branches of Alaskan King Crab legs. Despite the positive proclamations I overheard throughout the lunch, my mind was consumed by other things. Namely, the Peranakan section which had me at hello. Their classic Ayam Buah Keluak, Chap Chye and Babi Bongteh came together with the steamed blue peaflower rice so nicely that I made guilty trips back for seconds despite the cardinal 'no-carbs' rule at a buffet. One just cannot resist tucking in, especially with an entourage of 5 different sambal belados on display.

A quick glance to your right will reveal a very black cauldron of Braised Pork Belly from the Chinese section that is almost stellar, and a lovely addition to your Peranakan festivities.

Ignore the gimmicky gravitational pulls of the Jumbo Burger, it's overcooked and dry patties hardly appealing to the burger aficionado in me. Also, scamper past the roasts section; the prized suckling pig just a tad overcooked as it sunbathed to a certain death under the spotlights. Instead, make a detour for the Live Cooking Station where you'll be treated to a smorgasbord of Ohmi wagyu, huge-ass prawns and a whole range of house-made sausages. Grilled to order, you'll be guaranteed a perfectly cooked if not, hot, plate of food fit to gratify any carnivore. All you have to do is to present a numbered stick with an indication of your own table number which can be found stowed away inside a drawer box on the table while you're making your order and the meal will magically find its way to you.

Before the onset of food comatose, I would strongly implore you to free up your drawstring pants and make room for the Chinese Roast meats as well as the Laksa, Considered to be one of the top 5 rendition featured on a hotel buffet line as touted by yours truly; this goes the mile when fixing up that raving appetite.

At the end of it all, it's crucial that you don't undermine the basic principal of the buffet which is clearly stated in its caption; "Theatrical Sunday CHAMPAGNE buffet" -so clearly if you're not BFFs  with your flute by the end of the meal; you're doing it all wrong. But of course, if the Veuve Clicquot isn't up to your standards (SNOB!) then, perhaps the fine selection red and white wines, international beers, passionfruit mojito or the sugarcane with rum cocktail will float your boat.

Despite the buffet touting an excessive array of food, you MUST find space for desserts while at the Edge Sunday Champagne brunch.

Must haves include the Matcha Nama Chocolate and Dark Chocolate rum soft chocolates. Scoot on over to the cold case for the delectable Blueberry Cheesecake, grounded with a solid digestive base, gluten free brownie and the Macarons. The latter taking me by surprise with chewy innards safeguarding a rich black sesame ganache filling.

The Edge may not be the best buffet I've been to but I must say that the array and quality of food it serves up its truly inspiring. In fact, two people could literally be seated at the same table feasting and not have shared a single common item. Yes, it's that vast. And what's more, the Sunday brunch occurs over a span of 4 hours, that's 1 more hour than the usual span of debauchery. Best resolution amongst you marathon eaters out there.

Theatrical Sunday Champange Brunch takes place every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm and is priced at $198 per adult (inclusive of unlimited Veuve Clicquot Rose Champange, wines, beers, cocktails, fresh juices and soft drinks) and $178 (Veuve Cliquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne..) or $118 for the non-alcholic options whilst children (6 to 11years old) pay $59.

The Edge
Pan Pacific Hotel
Level 3
7 Raffles Boulevard

Operating Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2 30pm; 6 30pm - 10 30pm
Sun: 12 -4pm; 6 30pm - 10 30pm

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