It’s that time of the week when you know for sure that it’s your rest day. Even if you have not done anything the whole week, you need to rest and think on it… as in it’s a Sunday. It’s universally accepted fact that Sundays are meant to laze around and roll on the bed over and over again until you feel extremely hungry that you go and eat some Maggi or anything that’s edible in the kitchen. We all know why because if we are too lazy to go out or if we order in, by the time the food reaches home, the hunger level will reach to zenith.
Sunday Sunday Sunday… how I wish all days were Sundays, no may be there can exist Wednesdays and Thursdays? But not Mondays come on! So, this last Saturday I spent my Saturday and Friday like a Sunday, partially I was ill or may be a little too uninspired to do anything. Sometimes, we all need days of unproductiveness to get back up and do better and be stronger.
To be productive and be in a happy mood, what do we need? Obviously, some good food, right? Food never disappoints you ever! That’s to me I know for sure! Therefore, making a Sunday productive means, going to Eat! Yaaayyy!! That’s the best thing that can happen to anyone! So, we were invited to a Sunday Brunch at the Taj Vivanta! Whoaaahhh! Obviously, I would be excited, right?
The Brunch under the Banyan Tree apparently was a mix of authentic fare and traditional dishes from across the globe under the watchful eyes of Chef Selvaraju Ramasamy. Could my Sunday get any better than this?
When we reached there, it was a plethora of everything that you could ever imagine. I can just go ahead and write the menu here but then, I would be doing injustice to myself as the menu is just 3 pages long (oh yes, it is!) Let’s get to the task now, first we went around seeing and calculating like every other foodie how much of this stuff can go in, it’s the phase of judgement where you decide what to eat and what not to miss 😛 Obviously!
Let me start off with desserts coz those are my favorites, and to be frank, I literally started off with desserts, coz generally by the time the main course gets over I’m too full, so I decided to travel the other way around.
The dessert section was so beautifully decorated, and it was the most colourful display I had seen, some of the most mouth-watering things, I got hold off were:
Assorted Swiss Rolls, Assorted Profiteroles, Banana Frangipane Pie, New York Cheese Cake, Old Fashion Chocolate Cake, Assorted Cup Cakes, Mango Panna Cotta (glass) (eggless), Strawberry Mousse (glass) (eggless), Carrot Cake with Cheese Frosting, Um Ali (hot), Cream Catalana, Peach Frangipane Tart, Red Velvet Mango Cremeux. Should I really go on????
Badam Apple, Cashew and Pistachio Fudge, Assorted Mini Doughnut, Strawberry Tart, Assorted Chocolate (eggless), Croquembouche- Activity, Chocolate fountain- Activity, Crepes and Fruit flambé- Live, Homemade Kulfi- Live, Ice cream- Live!
Damnnnn… Did I really try all of that! I think I am a sugar monster! I think, I have told too much already and then… Oh, Harshita and I just spotted the chat’s cart …. We both are sucker for chats no matter what! When we went there we thought we will eat only one, but its chaat! No one can just have one. We had Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Mutter ki Tikki, Pani Puri, yes, we had it all! I had not even started eating and it was just 2:30pm when I started calculating the number of Zumba classes I had to go to! Pushing that thought for later, I dug in…
Then, I realized that I really wanted to try the salad, now that everything was anyhow upside down, I might as well go in for it to, remove some guilt. I had the freshly made Caesar Salad with 3 different types of grass, oops I mean Lettuce 😛 and then a whole lot of veggies and then cheese. Yes! that’s when I spotted the Cheese Bar and the Sushi Counter!
I wanted a break and decided to take this relationship with food a little slow.
After what seemed half an hour of chit chat and Champagne and some fun, we spotted Roti Dal and Paneer and she just got them for us! Plus, I also had bought the Sushi by then, which had Mushroom, Asparagus and Mix Vegetables (served with Kikkoman Soy, Wasabi and Gari) and some Dimsums also! We realised that we really need to take it slow, and then ordered some more Champagne, along with some Spaghetti and we spotted soup also (ha ha)!
I don’t really know when we decided it was time but then she got some amazing Rasam Rice, which I, being a typical South Indian could not say no to! We just sat around eating it grain by grain, spoon by spoon along with some cocktails and more Champagne, and decided it was high time we need to let our stomachs rest for a while…
It was indeed the most wonderful Brunch I have had ! Do check out the video and let me know more !