Monday, 7 November 2016
Sunday Brunch Gourmet Selection | Glasshouse Hyatt Regency | Food Review
It was my sister's birthday this past Sunday and we wanted to make it special with a nice leisurely lunch before heading for a movie. One of my sister's friends had praised the buffet at Hyatt so she was keen on going here, I got a deal on nearbuy for Sunday Brunch at just about Rs. 1500 and so off we went. Situated just beside the beautiful International Airport, Glasshouse at Hyatt Regency is right at the lobby level, with an open kitchen in the center, all glass and steel making it seem straight out of some futuristic architectural digest. Calm backyard views beckon to make the brunch a truly laidback family affair. Service is impeccable as expected with constant feedback taken for our food and drinks by very polite and helpful staff.
The brunch buffet in itself is quite vast, still not overwhelmingly so. There are ample choices for everyone through Continental, Indian, Italian dishes. We had Salads, with an Apple Beetroot combination being my favorite followed by amazing Dahi Vadas, Curd Rice, variety of Breads, Cheese and Dips (go for mango yoghurt one!), scrumptious Paneer Achaari Tikka, to-die-for Cajun Potatoes, wholesome boiled Corn-Broccoli, melt-in-mouth Dahi ke Kebabs. A light eater would get filled up on starters alone :D
Moved on to main course with Fried Rice, Tandoori Roti, Garlic Naan, mildly spicy Paneer gravy, creamy Kaju Makhani gravy and mildly sweetish Pulao, all of which were filling and delicious except that the Pulao felt a bit undercooked in parts. In Indian section, absolutely fell in love with the Paratha section, made just the way it is done in Delhi's parathe waali gali and Paneer Methi variant was absolute bliss!
My sister is a soup addict and she actually filled up on Clear Soup with Noodles & Lentil-Spinach soup, both of which were brimming with flavors and warmed her throat which was beginning to show signs of our weird winter-y weather :)
I liked the rustic Potato Gnocchi in Pink Sauce and Penne Pasta in White Sauce, they felt like they were made in an Italian grandma's home rather than in a hotel, with very basic flavors, none of that addition of cream or cheese to make it heavy. In fact, food here is very flavorful without any extra addition of spices or oil/ghee to give it that typical Indian touch, which is understandable given their majorly International clientele who would demand authentic taste. One can also always approach the open kitchen to get specific dishes made as per personalized preferences!
Loved the absolutely crackling Veg Sushi we had here too :)
Watermelon Mojito, Green Apple Mojito, Lime Green Soda and a variety of fresh fruit juices (Watermelon being my favorite) complimented our food, best part being again no excess addition of sugar to let the fruits shine in the concoctions (apart from making them healthier!)
Good desserts spread (though it could do with a bit of more Indian additions) with lovely Kala Jamuns (amazing burnt flavor,delectable!), cut fruits and a variety of mousses, pastries (just go blindly for anything with chocolate in it,unbelievably good) and finally creamy London Dairy ice cream flavors of Vanilla, Strawberry, Almond Crunch, Cherry which could be personalized with Chocolate Sauce, Nuts, Jujubees -you know,the usual accessories which I personally don't think we need with ice creams that are already so amazing :) AND, my mom just couldn't stop having enough of their Muffins, Super-duper-fantastic they are :D
It was a lovely brunch experience, commensurate with Hyatt hospitality and a wonderful birthday memory for my sister. Very much recommended :)