I've mentioned before that I love breakfast buffets... So you'll be pleased to know that the one at Radisson Blu Resort, where I stayed for the duration of the South Pacific Food & Wine Festival, did not disappoint!
Blu Restaurant & Bar, and the pool
The festival schedule often didn't start until 10am, hence with breakfast at my own leisure, I ended up spending over a healthy hour here every morning!
Not only did they have crispy bacon on the BBQ, but they had pikelets and waffles, an abundance of local fruits, a juice bar, all of your usual continental breakfast things, and even sparkling wine in the fridge!
Yes, sparking wine, just incase you fancied a sparkling breakfast!
So here are the waffles, in plain and chocolate, the pikelets, and some idli, which is a popular South-Indian steamed rice cake. This was amazing with the coconut chutney!
There's also bircher muesli, cheeses, some smoked meats and various yoghurts...
And all-you-can-drink bubbly and sparkling water!
Plus I absolutely loved the variety of fruits - there was pineapple, banana, guava, coconut, pawpaw and watermelon!
I sat in a different spot every day, alternating between the outdoor space, the indoor space, and an airconditioned room! The service is so delightful and this resort is SO kid-friendly, I was taken by surprise at how many young families were here each morning. Shouldn't these kids be at school?!?
Anyway, I quickly learned that the peak period was around 9am so we tried our best to avoid eating around then!
Here's a glimse of some of my plates:
Toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato, idli and a Danish pastry, and a juice cocktail
Waffles with maple syrup, scrambled eggs, roast potatoes, tomatoes, and bacon, and a fruit smoothie
Chocolate waffle, idli with coconut chutney, fresh pawpaw, coconut, guava, pineapple and banana
Omelette, tomatoes, bacon and sausage, and a glass of pineapple juice
It's obvious that local Fijians don't eat like this, but elaborate breakfast buffet affairs are such a treat for food-obsessed travelers like myself! My next Fiji Friday post sees me finally leaving resort life at Denarau Island as Fiji-based Australian chef, Lance Seeto, takes me on a tour of Nadi Municipal Market to see 'real' Fiji! Stay tuned :)
The Super Breakfast Buffet is priced at $39 FJD (approx $21 AUD).
JENIUS travelled to Fiji and stayed at Radisson Blu Resort as a guest of Tourism Fiji with special thanks to Mike Parker-Brown