Egg Benedict & Garlic toast:
The continental counter is there to serve the eggs as you like it, poached, sunny side up, scrambled or plain omelette if you like it that way. I opted for Egg Benedict, which was two halves of English Muffins, hiding a poached egg inside & lightly fried. It was like heaven bursting inside your mouth as I bit into it. Must try!
The Garlic toasts were pretty good too.
Penne in Alfredo sauce:
Next up was pasta in white sauce, my all time favourite. I don’t quite like my pasta spicy so generally avoid the red sauce, however the option is available if you want to try that too. The pasta was well cooked with considerable amount of veggies & tasted great!
Chicken Dumpling & Stir fried veggies:
Yes, the combination seems weird, even by my standards, but that was the only option to cut short the time of getting the items from the counters to the table :P. The dumplings were decent, may be a bit bland. The stir fried vegetables were absolutely delicious. You could also opt for paneer / mushroom as per your choice.
I was sure not in the mood to try panipuri during brunchtime. But when you have girls in the group, someone is sure going to try it & tag you along! The panipuri was a bit let down. A more tangier sour chutney is what I prefer.
Live Barbeque Grill:
Mutton Chops/Corn Fed Chicken Steak/ Tilapia/ Sweet Water Prawns
Now this was one station worth waiting for. Surely they would take about ten minutes to serve you after you have made your choice (which was pretty hard to make, trust me, I ended up ordering each & every item available). The mutton here meant lamb which was perfectly marinated & optimally grilled.the chicken pieces however could do with a bit more spices. The fish was fresh as we’re the prawns. All the items were a delight to have along with a pint of beer. This is surely going to be the paisa wasool part of the meal, if I am going there for a second time.
Stationed Buffet/Main Course:
Mutton Dakbangla/Kosha Murgi/Marich Bata Bhakti/ Yakhni Kofta Pulao
After having a lot of prawns , chicken steak & lamb chops, it was practically impossible to even think about having the main course. But the aroma of the Mutton Dakbangla & Kosha Murgi was too tempting to give them a miss. The Mutton in this case was goat meat which was pretty well cooked & the gravy decent. The Kosha Murgi too was amply spicy & tasted great with the Pulao.
Now this was going to be hard. The whole spread was tempting. One with a sweet tooth simply doesn’t miss any items , specially when they have more than twenty four items to try out from! I was so excited , instead of a quarter plate I opted for a dinner plate, yet only few counters down I had no more room on it, so a second plate helped! Nearly tried all the items, most if not all were good, it would be futile even to try describing taste of each. Honestly I don’t remember, forget taste, I don’t even remember name of half the items I tried! The ones which deserve special mention are:
Baked Patisapta, Fresh Mango-cream tart, Chocolate mousse in kulhad garnished with mint sprig, Baked mango yogurt, Caramel nutty tart, Mango sandesh, Chocolate Truffle among others.
With that the amazing Brunch came to an end. It was an absolute pleasure attending it. Tasted so much yet so much was left out. Surely will be visiting again. The unlimited buffet without alcohol costs about 1500/- per adult. However you can get the same deal for under 1000/- bucks if you buy it via Nearbuy by Groupon. The buffet for kids cost about 750/-, which again gets discounted if bought via Groupon. Overall the price may seem a bit on the higher side, but the variety in the menu, the enormous no. Of items available & the whole setting is value for money deal for sure. The food is undoubtedly tasty, partly because the recipes are prepared by chefs who are experts & partly because most of the ingredients are farmed locally. Some items are even grown in house with help of organic farming. So no inorganic harmful pesticides & preservatives in your food.
I enjoyed the day thanks to wonderful hospitality by The Vedic Village management, special thanks to Thinquisitive for this grand meetup initiative. Surely I’ll be returning to Vedic Village for a weekend outing away from the city.