If the sound of unlimited servings of cold cuts, cured meat and cheese appeals to you, read on!
MediTeca, the breakaway black sheep of the Nero- family is located in Fraser Place. Gorgeous space with high ceilings, only slightly marred by the non-maintenance of the building. It shouldn’t bother you so much unless you work in property development and instantly notice these things (like one of my brunch companions).
I read that they have a Saturday brunch promo where you could enjoy unlimited servings of cold cuts. You what?? I stopped reading and called to make reservations for that Saturday.
The deal is that, MediTeca features a Mediterranean-inspired brunch every Saturday. For RM58++, the small (but delicious) selection of salad and dessert bar is yours for the eating. You get a soup, a main course, cold cuts + homemade pickles + cheese and all the ice lemon tea you could drink.
Pretty good deal, I’d say!
Forgive the mush looking photos. Those are selections from the salad bar. It was Turkish week so we had hummus, piyaz salad, eggplant & mint salad, avocado & onion salad and Turkish salad. And bread which you soak in olive oil and balsamic vinegar… orgasmic! We enjoyed all the starters, they were prepared very well. Probably overate them but it was worth it.
Soup for the week was cauliflower, hearty.
And ta-dahhh, the reason I was there! Ham, assorted salami etc… I’d eaten at MediTeca before so I know that they bring in good cured meats from Spain and Italy. For the brunch purpose, I’m sure they threw in a couple of standard bologna stuff but that’s forgivable.
The chef slice the meats on demand, perhaps you might want to talk to them on what type of cuts you’d prefer.
The cheese was a bit meh, not sure if they’d serve soft cheeses if you asked; I didn’t. Still, not (really) complaining. Love the pickled mango, fig and tomatoes, they go great with the cold cuts selection.
Main options for the week were steamed snapper, chicken shawarma, pork burger and baked pasta. Decent though it’s my opinion that they do a better job with starters.
Dessert options: rice pudding (meh), dried fruit tart, lime panna cotta (refreshing!) and baklava (bursting with nuts, delicious!).
If this sort of food turns you on, go for it! It’s decently priced for the selection and food quality. MediTeca’s Saturday brunches are from 11.30am to 3pm. Menu changes every week based on selected Mediterranean country (call to ask). Kids below 12 eat for free!
If you’re not convinced…
By the way, the Carne Cruda (RM38) on the ala carte menu is sinfully delicious. Marinated veal carpaccio in hay, chamomile and pickles, potentially life-changing. And if it’s not, remember that taste is very subjective, heh ;)