The Verte

Brunch at The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson, Where to Eat in PD

Port Dickson is not the place I think of when it comes to ideas for places to visit for Sunday brunch. Its seaside location and lovely lush tropical greenery however do make a scenic setting perfectly suited for a leisurely few hours spent sipping coffee and juice, and indulging on the obligatory poached eggs.

The Verte is breaking barriers on this coastal town by offering a western style brunch menu filled with French toast, eggs in all of their forms, porridge and fresh fruits. While it still has a way to go to compete with some of the fab weekend menus in KL, it’s a sign that Port Dickson (or at the least the team behind Avillion Port Dickson) is beginning to raise the bar.

The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
This Way to The Verte
The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
Al Fresco Setting

We make a return visit Sunday morning after spending the previous evening trying out their dinner menu (and cocktails). To detox from last night’s fun, we turn straight to the Ice Cold Smoothies and Fresh Healthy Juices pages of the menu. Hubby’s up for a Vitamin C Booster Juice with orange, pineapple and kiwi fruit, and I opt for a thick Pink Strawberry Margarita made with watermelon, strawberry and kiwi fruit. Coffee is on the order too, with hubby starting with a cappuccino and myself a long black.

The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
Juice and Smoothie
The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
Long Black

There’s a good mix of enticing-sounding items on the brunch menu, and we choose a couple for ourselves and also take some recommendations from the chef.

A vibrant rainbow of the gifts from the tropics is found in the Verte Fresh Fruits Bowl (RM18). Mango, watermelon, honeydew melon, strawberries, kiwi, grapes and papaya fill a large dish. Petite bowls of honey and yoghurt add a little sweetness and creaminess, and give the healthy start an edge of decadence.

The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
Verte Fresh Fruits Bowl

Smoked Salmon Rosti (RM28) is one of chef’s recommended dishes. The description to me sounds like the perfect version of gluten-free eggs Benedict. A crispy potato rosti is layered with avocado, baby spinach and smoked salmon. The crown is a runny poached egg (that gifts that mouthwatering ooze upon breakage) and a drizzling of citrus hollandaise.

The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
Smoked Salmon Rosti

Signature Baked Eggs (RM22) is a dish for lovers of baked beans. I do have fond childhood memories of baked beans on toast (almost equal to those of dippy eggs), and this dish takes me back to the simplicity of childhood. It’s without frills; baked beans, topped with two eggs, a shredding of basil baked together in a steal pan.

The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
Baked Eggs

The Breakfast Pizza (RM28) also comes in a pan, and we’re told this is one of their best sellers. A thick base is spread with a light tomato sauce and then piled thickly with scrambled eggs, chicken sausage slices, smoked duck, spinach and a generous melting of cheese.

The Verte, Avillion Port Dickson
Breakfast Pizza

It’s 11am when we finish and the weather is still pleasant and the industrial wall fans keep it breezy. If you’re in Port Dickson and looking for a casual spot to soak up the beauty of the tropics, The Verte is a pleasant location.

Reasons to visit: breezy garden setting; fresh juices and smoothies; Verte Fresh Fruits Bowl; Smoked Salmon Rosti.

The Verte
Avillion Port Dickson
3rd Mile, Jalan Pantai
71000 Port Dickson
Negeri Sembilan
Malaysia
www.facebook.com/TheVertePortDickson
Brunch is available every Sunday from 10am – 2pm.

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8 Comments

  1. Been a long time since I last went to PD – used to go quite frequently for work. Bet it is a lot different now.

  2. Oh my goodness! The juice and smoothie look fantastic! The smoked salmon, the breakfast pizza, the baked eggs and the fruit! I would not know which to choose, they all look delicious. So I would have to make a few visits here. 🙂

  3. This looks like a great addition to PD, thanks!

  4. That baked egg looks so delicious!

  5. Breakfast Pizza looks so delicious!

  6. Hee hee.. I had lots of breakfast pizza in Matera, Italy.
    All meat-free though, still yummy!

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