When the monsoons took us to a feast in the CapitalWords, photographs and video: Ambica Gulati
The rain gods are still around but this brunch happened on the last Sunday of July. With almost 80 dishes, it was a king’s feast. “On every last Sunday of the month, there is a theme brunch, besides the regular Sunday brunches,” revealed Executive Chef Suprabhatha Roy.
While the indoors with its air-conditioning was more comfortable, it was the outdoors with the green plants, the swimming pool and caw cawing of the crows that was more exciting. Live grill counters, chaat, bhutta, cocktails, fish and chips and the chai coming on the regular black cycle was a treat that seemed almost like a picnic. So we ate frogs and rainbows popping out of the desserts, pakoras served in an umbrella and chai in the little streetside kind of glass. Even the table mats were a bright rainy blue. This brunch wasn’t expensive either, priced around Rs 2,250 plus taxes which included unlimited drinks.
The dishes were a mix of non-veg and veg and some innovative ones made it a joyous Sunday. What I liked: achari green chilli pakora, chicken patti samosa, chole tikki, rainforest grill had meats vegetables with spices mix from Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela such as red snapper/salmon/seabass and prawns. The button mushrooms were mouth watering. Something worth remembering was the oyster omelette (Orh Lua), Lotus leaf wrapped chicken, the crisp garam jalebi.
I hope you enjoy this visual journey that I created from this brunch. And every last Sunday of the month is a new theme which the Chef did not reveal to us!