A New Weekend Brunch Concept: Agua’s Infinity Brunch is what Beijingers have been waiting for
An indulgent weekend treat, Agua’s Infinity Brunch is a new take on brunching in style, “all-you-can-eat” and definitely a step up from all the copy-cat buffet spreads you see all over town. Instead of leaving a bunch of mediocre food to sit out on displayed platters that seem to care more about presentation and ornamentation, Agua’s Infinity Brunch is all about freshness and quality and nothing is cooked before it has been ordered.
After sampling Agua’s new Spring Menu a few weeks ago (launched April 1st), I was delighted to find a few similarly-inspired dishes included on their Infinity Brunch menu.
They’ve only just launched this exceptionally mouth-watering weekend brunch a few weeks ago, so expect a few menu changes and improvements as they continue to welcomely receive feedback and suggestions.
“Our new Infinity Brunch is perfect for the standard Sanlitun scene-sters and abundant Beijing brunch-ers. We offer a great value of infinite food and drinks, everything made with our fresh imported ingredients and made-to-order. The brunch menu is entirely new and will feature classic staples with a Spanish twist from Chef Jordi. Choose from various egg plates, homemade sausages, crepes, pastas, risottos, and meats, including Agua’s signature paella and burger.” - Sarah Ting-Ting Hou, Agua’s Marketing Manager
Being among the first foodie pioneers to get on this Agua Brunch Train, I can confidently say that they’re off to a great start and this Infinity Menu concept is brilliant.
The only thing I’ll warn you about in advance is that even though it’s all-you-can-eat, they only allow you to order dishes per person and in limited quantities. I support this notion to ensure freshness, smooth service and decrease waste, but if you’re coming with a big appetite, I recommend that you also come with a big group of fellow foodies so that you can all order together and share plates to sample as many of the menu’s 20+ dishes as possible.
Agua’s Infinity Brunch Ordering Guide:
To Start: 2 Courses per person
To follow: 1 course per person
*Order at your heart’s desire but also at your stomach’s content
Out of the 22 dishes on Agua’s Infinity Brunch Menu, I managed to sample my way through 16…and that doesn’t include the multiple trips back to the beautiful assortment of pastries and bread on the communal Viennoiserie Table placed smack dab in the middle of the restaurant for all to enjoy and appreciate.
Viennoiserie Platter: A Variety of Pastries, Bread, Butter & Jam
Though the price is RMB 298 for unlimited food between 12PM-3PM (on Saturdays and Sundays), you can also get free flow drinks for only RMB 168 which includes Cava, Spanish Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Sangria (pictured above), Red or White Wine.
*Fingers crossed Agua will also add some fresh juices and smoothies to this list of free-flow drinks. Also, if you ask for water, be sure to specify whether you want regular water or bottled Fiji water as that can be an unexpected surprise addition onto your bill if you’re not careful.
LDS Snapshots of Agua’s Infinity Brunch:
Salads and Soup:
Pickled Mushroom & Sun-dried Tomato Salad
Warm Hummus & Spanish Tuna Tataki Salad with Soy & Sesame
Green Pea Soup & Feta Cheese
Charcuterie & Cheese Platter Selection
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad
Sunny Side-Up Duck Eggs, Served with Hashbrowns & Homemade Chorizo Sausage
Beetroot Alaskan Salmon Eggs Benedict
Savory Starches & Crepes
Agua’s Seafood Style Paella
Cooked Ham & Emmental Cheese Crepe
From the Land & Sea
Agua Burger with Fried Potatoes
3 Homemade Sausages, Hash Browns, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Topped with Poached Egg
Chocolate Mousse, Nuts & Passion Fruit
Lemon Curd Millefeuilles
Vanilla Ice Cream, Toffee & Butter Shortbread
Fresh Fruit, Almond Custard & Honey Crepe
Highlights of the brunch were definitely the two egg dishes we tried, the seafood paella and signature Agua burger, the homemade sausages and the chocolate mousse dessert. We were strategic in ordering dishes that wouldn’t fill us up too quickly so we avoided most of the dishes in the savory starches section, but I think the smoked salmon crepe and eggplant risotto would have also been muy bueno.
Again, if you want to try more, then try to round up a bigger group so that you can all share plates together!
Agua’s Contact Details:
Address: Next to Enoterra Wine Bar and above Apothecary Bar, 4/F Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Street