Friday, October 17, 2014

Sunday Winter Brunch at K3, JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity


K 3, the All-day-dining restaurant at JW Marriot has launched its winter brunch for the season and it was a lavish spread we ate last Sunday with live music & wonderful ambiance.




As per the Press Release “Perk up your lazy Sunday afternoon by indulging in a lavish spread of soups, salads, main course and to end your meal on a sweet note, a host of mouthwatering desserts. The star of the Sunday Winter Brunch is the live carving station featuring Tender Lamb Leg, Slow Roasted Poultry and Herb Roasted Chicken. The courtyard section featuring the back yard barbeque, will adopt age-old rustic cooking methods from the far west to conjure up delectable roasts with a choice of meats and vegetables, traditional sauces and accompaniments. “Catch of the day” ,the sea food bar featuring Kerala Prawns, Pomfret and other sea food made to order with an array of marinades, a real treat for fresh catch from the backwaters, along with our very own Delhi 06 food – the Sigri Kebabs, Kormas and Biryanis.”
I had attended the last season’s winter brunch launch and totally loved it (read review here). This time around, they have re-introduced the popular winter brunch staples and also brought in some new dishes. The K3 for your information has 3 live kitchens, showcasing Tuscan, Cantonese and North Indian cuisine each.

I will focus on what all we (me & the husband) liked & recommend in this season’s winter brunch menu. I absolutely loved the Rajma, Missi Roti & mixed veg (with coconut) dry fry in the North Indian counter. The Rajma was light, yet vary flavorful, so a total thumbs up for me. Since I prefer the Tuscan counter over the rest two, I tried a number of dishes from that counter. The salads were fresh and I particularly liked the Caesar Salad, the cheeses, the roasted potato and the veg lasagna. In fact, the veg lasagna was given excellent rating by the husband too.

The husband absolutely loved the pork ribs from the Cantonese Counter, he said ‘it was crispy and came off the bones smoothly’. He also liked the tender lamb leg & herb roasted chicken. He loved the Kosha Mangso (introduced for first time in the winter brunch menu) and biryani from the North Indian counter very much.

The K3 has a dessert counter which is very extensive and just the sight of it is pure bliss for anyone with a sweet tooth. The husband loved the baklava and I loved the chocolate pudding best among all the desserts we sampled.

K3 has been built with generous spacing (both indoors & al fresco area) and with excellent service & live music, it makes for a wonderful place to head for lazy Sunday brunches!! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Flowers in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh (India)

Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh (India), by virtue of primarily being an Army cantonment has been beautifully landscaped by the defence establishment. While walking through Kasauli, one can find lovely flower beds by the road side, in parks and heritage buildings. Since the weather is very pleasant here and the temperature is moderate, a number of exotic flowers also grow here without any effort by the roadside & in forests. Durng our walks through Kasauli, I captured quite a few flowers through my lens and sharing here. 
Hope you like them.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lunch at Caffe Tonino in Connaught Place, Delhi ~ New Restaurant in Town

CaffeTonino is the newest restaurant in the happening Connaught Place area. It has positioned itself very well, having located in the H block next to PVR Plaza Cinema complex. I was invited for a meal to the restaurant last week and it turned out to be a pleasant experience for me.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Travel with an infant baby in India ~ Experiences from a family road trip from Delhi to Kasauli

We love to take road trips as a family and after having my baby, both me and the husband strongly felt we should take a holiday somewhere nearby as a family, as it was the best time for us both (we were on maternity & paternity leave respectively). A lot of our friends thought we were crazy to be taking a road trip with an infant ( 3 months old) and that too with a newborn baby who was on breastfeeding. However, it turned out to be a beautiful experience for us as a family and we look forward to many more family trips in the coming years. I am sharing my experience & learning from road travel with infant baby in India with the hope that it makes you shed any anxieties of travelling with babies.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Breakfast at Spice It Resturant, Ibis Delhi Airport Hotel in Aerocity, Delhi

I have a good & long relationship with airport hotels, courtesy my work related travels. So, when I was invited to the newly opened Ibis Delhi Airport hotel for a breakfast at their Spice It restaurant, I was curious and landed there on a Sunday with the husband. We both enjoyed the breakfast and our verdict was that the team had done a good job, with fresh & wholesome nonfussy breakfast menu.


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