Whoever coined the term world on a platter must have been at one of these Sunday brunches

Radisson Blu Plaza, NYC, Delhi, IndiaWords and photos: Ambica Gulati

When the Roman Emperor Constatine made Sunday a holiday, he probably didn’t envisage it as brunch! But venerating the Sun God has been a part of ancient civilizations, offering prayers and feasting for this blessing called life. While earlier fruits and veggies flowed amidst the green landscape, now happy times are celebrated with friends and family amidst cool, chic surroundings with the world on your platter.

One Sunday, this world came on my platter at NYC, Radisson Blu Delhi. Cosmopolitan logic says NYC is probably New York Café and what you get on Sunday is what is found in the NY. But when it’s Sunday, logic is on a holiday for at NYC (which is plain NYC) the feast comes from Italy, Thailand, Spain, Lebanon, California, Louisiana, the Mediterranean, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and China, besides our native India.

With live cooking stations amidst an open lounge kind of feel, NYC makes for a great informal eating and outing place on a lazy Sunday afternoon. There is a wide selection to choose from, which includes salads, cheese, desserts too. You can down them with wine, cocktails, mocktails and even water.

What I liked
The salads and the soups. To recap what I specifically liked–Grilled Zucchini with Feta cheese and olives, Beetroot and Orange salad and Mexican bean salad. Among the meaty salads–Fish Roulade and Pistachio Chicken Mortadella.

From the mezze station, I relished Whole Wheat Pita, Babaganoush, Tabbouleh,Hummus, Marinated Olives.

From the mains, Poached fish with celery and orange reduction, Mille Feuille of pumpkin, Aubergine and Artichoke and Gnocchi with roasted cherry tomato and basil Glaze.

Ended with fresh fruits and green tea!

Radisson Blu Plaza, NYC, Delhi, IndiaMy favourite
Vegetable Hakka Noodles and Tom Sum.

Dessert lovers
I didn’t try but the spread was lavish with sweets from the bakery, and the Indian kitchens–Chocolate Walnut Pudding, New York Style Baked Cheese Cake, Tiramisu in Chocolate Cup, Raspberry Lychee Bavarois, Vanilla Mille Feuille (Egg Less), Fruit Pavlova, Passion Fruit Verrnie, Bakhlava, Gulab Jamun, Kalakand (Sugar Free), Kesari Phirnee and Suji Ka Halwa.

What’s more on offer
A la carte, which I didn’t look at.

Salad/raw food bar for the health conscious, Sushi bar, kebabs that change daily, freshly baked breads, pastas, fresh juices, stir-fries and grills.

What you can expect in the display
Classical cooking utensils made out of enameled cast iron, imported from France.

Radisson Blu Plaza, NYC, Delhi, India What I would like to try out
The street food counter with Pav Bhaji, Papadi Chat, Golgappa, Khandvi and more.

What I am going back for
The kebabs! For none shall go hungry on a Sunday.

Even thought there’s lots of space, maybe you would like to inform the hotel about your arrival.

Contact: NYC (Multi cuisine restaurant), Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi, NH-8, Mahipalpur, Near I.G.I. Airport, New Delhi 110 037, India; Ph: +91-11-26779191; Email: nyc@radissondel.com

Timing: 24/7
Buffet Breakfast: 6.30am -10.30am
Buffet Lunch: 12.30-3 pm
Buffet Dinner: 7 pm – midnight