Review: Saturday Sessions at Zuma
Zuma's new Saturday Sessions are the ideal brunch for those who want Saturday afternoons to seamlessly blend into Saturday nights. Free-flow cocktails, platters of sushi and robota plus a live DJ ensure this is the ideal place to celebrate the weekend in style.
It’s a Zuma Affair
Renowned for its sumptuous weekend brunches, Zuma is shaking things up on Saturday afternoons with the launch of their ‘Saturday Sessions’ concept.
If your ideal brunch starts late afternoon and includes free-flow cocktails, is accompanied by fresh tunes spun by a resident DJ, then the Saturday sessions are for you. The ideal way to seamlessly blend Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, Zuma’s lounge/bar sees the lights go down, the music go up and the drinks flow freely.
With a cocktail menu designed specifically for the Saturday brunch and featuring signature Asian-influenced cocktails as well as a number of classics, the HK$450pp price tag is incredible when you consider that it’s free flow from 2.30 to 5pm and also includes platters of Zuma’s signature sushi and robota. The cocktail menu has something for everyone including classics with a twist and speciality blends created by Zuma’s experienced bartenders.
We started with some edamame and homemade pickles, which was then followed by a light green salad, served with seared salmon and steamed baby spinach with sesame sauce. Shared between the four of us, the portions were not huge, but ensured we didn’t over do it before the main event.
With our tastebuds well and truly tantalised, we were delighted to see that the sushi and nigiri platter highlighted what Zuma do best. Beautifully presented sushi and nagiri, perfectly portioned for the four of us to share, and at this point in the proceedings, washed down with another round of cocktails.
The final savoury dish to share featured beautifully marinated and barbecued beef skewers, chicken wings, salmon teriyaki, grilled corn, mushrooms and asparagus. An ample amount for us all to dig into with the wings and beef skewers the particularly highlights.
After a vast amount of amazing food, and yet another round of cocktails, the fresh fruit platter served with a rich chocolate brownie provided the perfect sweet end to a meal that showcased the best that Zuma has to offer.
After eating and drinking our way through the afternoon, we all unfortunately had to head back home to deal with small children but as we left, it looked as though the party was only just beginning.
So if you are looking for a new and tasty way to spend the afternoon with friends, the Saturday Sessions at Zuma should be high on your list. Free-flow cocktails for two and a half hours, plus platters of Zuma’s famous sushi and punchy robota for HK$450 per person represents incredibly good value. Plus, with a minimum age of 18, it’s a refreshingly grown-up brunch affair.