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Brunch with free flow booze is probably the recipe of perfect weekend morning, Si Simply Italian knows us so they introduces their first weekend lunch menu which includes 10 appetizers, 1 main course and 4 desserts (on a platter).

Located in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok, the Italian restaurant wants to bring approachable Italian cuisine to the neighborhood - you can tell from their interior design where they use modern, minimal style wooden furnitures, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty seats available. It creates such a relaxing atmosphere for diners (and early risers too!).


Last Saturday, my friend and I were invited to try their weekend brunch and of course we wouldn’t say no. The restaurant is not far away from the Lai Chi Kok station luckily and the menu was introduced once we sat down – the 15 plates weekend brunch is $198 per each person and you can add free flow of prosecco, red wine, white wine, fresh juice and soft drink for $138 per person. We naturally chose Prosecco even it’s only 12 because why not?


Firstly, we were served 10 plates of appetizers on a 2-tier wooden stand. I especially like the buffalo mozzarella with cherry tomatoes and basil, and pan fried scallop with cauliflower puree. Then we order the pork ribs with vegetables and potatoes, and uni (sea urchin) angel hair pasta with sage and basil for mains. The ribs are incredibly juicy and tasty without lots of seasoning - they were imported from USA and it’s slow-cooked to prevent being overly cooked, the staff explained. The pasta is equally satisfying without using too many ingredients but let the uni and herbs do their jobs. I also like that they do not make it to creamy or soft as many local Italian restaurant tends to do.


Even though we were quite full after the main courses, we couldn’t resist the desserts as they are bite-size and ridiculously cute. The platter includes chocolate with tiramisu cream, cream puffs, hazelnut and chocolate mousse and strawberry sorbet. I really wish we both have space for all of them.

In conclusion, we both enjoy the experience in Si Simply Italian because of the fact that the dining area is roomy and comfortable for us to catch up. The menu is a no brainer as you only need to the main course but you get to try many small dishes without being too stuffed. The free-flow option is such a lovely touch, a gathering with friends is never completed without a glass or two (or more!).

Note: The weekend brunch is available from Saturday to Sunday, 12 to 3pm. The price of $198 per person excludes 10% service fee.

For more information or making a reservation, please click here.


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