Weekends are the days that each one of us long for. So, if you are those workaholic types with an equal enthusiasm for late nights on every Saturday, then Sunday brunches are something you do not want to miss. The warm sun in a winter season with an exotic meal is perhaps your calling if you love food and style. Delhi
has it all. Unlike grab-and-go breakfast, the best brunches are indulgent meals in your favorite company (friends, family) that inspire you to shake off those covers and then linger over another round of Bloody Marys.
Delhi has some of the most amazing best brunch spots that churn out the most delectable comfort dishes around without compromising on the environment.
The country kitchen and bar is set amidst the Garden of Five Senses in Saidulajab, just minutes away from Saket (Metro Station) in South Delhi. Fio is the baby of Mr. Vineet Wadhwa, the man who has been in the business of catering since over 30 years and now is an established restaurateur. “Fio is open from 12 PM till late midnight but if you must enjoy a good meal, go for the sunny brunches and lunches.” The atmosphere of the place gives you a Goan feeling with cane chairs, couches and wooden tables underneath canopies. The Sunday brunches offer a cuisine that is a fusion of classy Italian and sizzling Indian fare. “The herbs used in cooking are grown right there at Fio ; so from the salads to the desserts, we use everything that is grown here.”
Wadhwa adds, “Good food needs good ambience. The indoor and outdoor setting synchronizes beautifully and our herb garden fits in with the horticulture of the place. The lazy Sunday brunches with close friends and relatives makes a simple meal more interesting.”The lightening – swathed in blue – heightens the romantic setting, there’s a burst of natural green foliage, which adds to the restaurant’s delightful charm. An interesting mélange of Italian and Indian cuisine makes the place worth visiting. “Each weekend we try new Indian dishes to entice our guests.”
You can indulge in a gastronomical delight with the authentic Amritsari cuisine made with perfection. Amritsari fish and mutton are a big hit with the non-vegetarians while vegetarians would love the Amritsari kulche chhole and special wadi waali curry.
Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi
Meal cost: Rs 1799/- + Tax /Head
The hectic week days are forgotten under the bright sun where people just laze around with soft music and the scenic landscaping at the Terrace. Comfortable seating allow everyone to feel at home. You can enjoy exotic A-la carte food and your choice of beverages that offer spirits from across the world with specialty cocktails. So if you like to sip your favorite drink along with sizzling kababs, IGR is the place to be.
Varities of succilent kababs are made by various Indian grilling techniques like the tawa, charcoal grill, pathar and tandoor. The food menu has a focus on Indian cuisine and has finger food like Garlay (Succulent meat balls minced and needed to perfection, infused with freshly-ground mild spices). Indulge in a Veg Papri Platter (Crispy papri and thepla with exotic veg topping) and Corn & Aloo Chaat (special twist to the classic aloo chaat tossed with American corn). Also in offer are short meals like the classic keema pao , Calcutta kathi roll or the pizza inspired – Naanza.Not only is the food great, it is served in a typical Indian style making you feat at home. The buffet menu comprises starters like the popular North Indian Kebabs like the Malai Tikka, Fish Amritsari, Kesari Paneer Tikka to favorites from other parts of the country like the Meen Moilee, Goan Chicken Cafreal, Kashmiri Tabak Maaz, Mutton Suka or the Urlai (Potato) Roast from the South.
|Interiors @ IGR, Gurgao|
“Terrace at IGR is one of the most preferred party places in Gurgaon; we put up personal sigris, bonfires for a larger group. It is a perfect place to unwind after a long days work, party with friends or host gatherings upto 250 people “ says Concept and Project Consultant, Indian Grill Room, Mr. Bikram Singh. “Special events on the terrace include live music performances from an eclectic range of music genres. The terrace also plans to dedicate a day to showcase other performing arts like theater and standup comedy.”
You can indulge in the outdoor live grill with a coal fed brick oven tossing up fresh pizzas while enjoying the aroma of freshly baked breads and delightful desserts from the Amour bakery counter. The relaxed and welcoming ambience of the restaurant sets the right mood for a lavish brunch in the sun. Promoter Randeep Bajaj offers a delightful surprise to his diners as they alight from the elevator on the 4th floor and walk into Amour, which opens up like a maze of unique spaces.
Main course has special offerings such as Roasted French Quail and Duo of Lobster tails with Jumbo Lump Crab cake with an equally exotic vegetarian selection like Chef’s Crepes (with a blend of mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese and asparagus) and Roasted Portobello and Buffalo Mozzarella. Meat lovers can also opt for Shin of Tenderloin or Cognac New Zealand Lamb Shank.The Wood fired oven pizza’s from the live patio kitchen are based on a specially crafted “Amour Crust” and topped with the freshest ingredients to ensure a balance between healthy eating and indulgence.
Selection includes Tuscany (Tomato, Mozzarella and mushroom) onto Amour (Mozzarella, blue cheese, brie and Parmesan) a Seafood Experience and a Calzone amongst others. All pastas are served in different variants which are freshly made at the specialised bakery. These include the exotic vegetarian selection like Spinach Potato Gnocchi; Skandinavian smoked (Tagliatelle with Norwegian smoke salmon in an almond cream sauce and Amour Signature (Risotto with courgette and a carpaccio of scampi and caviar oscietra). A fine selection of grilled vegetables, meats, sea food is prepared on the live grills at the Patio. All dishes are served with Roasted seasoned eggplant or Roasted seasoned zucchini or Sautéed Mushroom, jacket potato and homemade pan bread.