I always believe that a truly relaxing holiday is blessed with good food and picturesque scenery. During vacations, it's time to take a break from the strict diet and gym sessions. Just sit back, relax and have fun! That's what I did at Casa Del Rio, Melaka.
During my stay at Casa Del Rio, Melaka, the room package comes with a complimentary breakfast buffet at River Grill, located by the river of Melaka. Apart from free flow of coffee, tea and continental and Asian selections on the buffet spread, each diner can pick a dish from the ala carte menu which will be prepared freshly from the kitchen.
Let's see what's on the buffet line...
[Danish Pastry, Ciabatta, Muffin, French Loaf Bread, Wholemeal Bread, Gluten Free Bread]
Jam and Marmalade Spreads
[Pineapple, Strawberry, Orange, Coconut, Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Marmite, Apricot, Nutella]
Plain Congee with Condiments
I notice lots of foreign tourists enjoy the local delicacies here very much, including Malaysian's No.1 favourite nasi lemak, rendang, fried kuey teow, mee goreng mamak, soup and huge varieties of steamed dim sum. Closer to western flavours, River Grill serves sausages, turkey ham, potato and hash brown.
Dairy and Cereals[Milk, Cereals, Oats, Muesli, Smoothies, Yoghurt, Assorted Cheese]
Cooking Station [Fried Eggs, Waffle, Pancake]
Comes with spreads of peanut butter, orange marmalade, blueberry, apricot, honey and maple syrup
Overlooking the river, River Grill's al fresco dining area boasts a bright, cheerful atmosphere
for patrons to indulge in good food under the beautiful morning sunlight.
Of course I choose to enjoy my morning tea by the river too!
For those waking up hungry like a cow, you may opt for the hearty big breakfast platter that comprises handmade chicken sausage, turkey ham, roasted tomato, pan-fried button mushrooms, two fried eggs, hash brown potato, grilled white bread with baked beans.
Drizzled with hollandaise sauce, the two poached eggs were sitting perfectly on grilled turkey ham on a grilled white bread. The menu indicated that there should be caramelized onion on the sides, but I couldn't find any.
The egg is perfectly runny, I have no complaints on the texture. But it could be a winning taste if the sauce is more flavourful so that it combines with the ham and toasted bread.
Puff Pastry, Peanut and Blueberry Waffles
Casa del Rio Breakfast Bruschetta sounds good and I'm looking forward to trying it next time!
The place I sit is rather shady, so I can enjoy the morning breeze a little longer.
At night, you will be fascinated by the open air views of the magnificent Melaka skyline.
Casa Del Rio : Your Home By The RiverCasa Del Rio
88, Jalan Kota Laksamana,
Contact: 606-289 6688
GPS Coordinate: 2°11'20"N 102°23'4"E