“I create today as a celebration of my life.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie.
Yes, celebration doesn’t meant for any particular day or occasion but it raise the crisp of happiness and mantle our joviality with significance. This time the day was Valentine’s day, presumably I don’t favor celebration of love on any single day. Yet in between the pinks and reds all around, we booked our dinner in ‘The Kitchen District’ of Hyatt Regency located in Manesar Sec-83 in outerskirts of Gurgaon. Beforehand we confirmed our table by calling their front desk. It’s a 40 mins drive from Delhi airport so being a resident of west Delhi it hardly took 45-50 mins drive to the venue. It’s on Jaipur Delhi highway on right hand side from Delhi and you need to take U turn to get on the other side. Hotel’s neighborhood vicinity are quite snooty that shoving its image.
But as we entered the premises my all grumbling was about to vanish. The guards, staff all were courteous enough and of happy to help in nature. The first appealing factor of the ambiance was its alluring lighting and the curios decor of ground floor lobby. On the way to the Kitchen District I caught a glimpse on this SHVASA SPA board positioned in front of the Hotel Spa board. On the counter of the KD, staff member directed us towards our table that had plush seating with comfy lounge sofas. Other families were enjoying their dine.
4 course buffet categorized into 3 sections: Indian, Chinese and Continental that provides varieties of choice. We started with appetizers **Lentil and bean salad with bacon and walnut. **Tomato and fresh mozzarella with pesto and olive tapenade that I tasted first time. **Croutons had tender flavor. **Bhelpuri (putting Indian spice lover in mind but not up to that mark). **There was a choice in selection of condiments mustard and lettuce (options available in Iceberg, Romaine and rocket) but unfortunately staff was unable to refill this section and we didn’t got chance to taste it.
Soup choices among Roasted Tomato and bell pepper soup, again refill would be the issue must say staff need to work on follow ups of such small services especially when you have new setup in the area.
Moving to the Main course they had steamed plain rice, veg. fried rice. In curry: Rajma, Kadai paneer, daal makhani, tandoori subj that were average in taste with no exceptional flavor. At this counter chefs were offering fresh hot breads on the guests demands to their plates like naan, plain roti, stuffed kulcha which was up to the standard. **Steamed spinach tofu with soya sauce, glass veg noodles with gravy. In continental I just tried **Potato wedges and **Baked cheese vegetables.
Beside all these fundamental food I left enough spare space in my stomach for dessert as I have sweet tooth and such cosmic varieties of it was trailing me towards it.My remaining appetite that allowed me to taste among were:- **Praline Mousse. **Dark chocolate Mousse (so heavy that we all 3 shared 1cup). **Mango Souffle (tangy flavored with light texture and taste, perfect combination). **Pancakes. **Moong daal halwa. **Gulab Jamun. **1 spoon full from each varieties of ice creams. To the lumpsum, only desserts had the capability to tantalized my taste bud, for this I’ll give 4/5.
After meal we spent our itsy bitsy time in capturing lobby pictures along with the footway of glass floor surrounded by premium wine bottles based on unique concept, this was the entrance of The Long Bar. So, for me Kitchen District is a one time visit but for mouth watering desserts and calm ambiance & fresh flower decoration (that I love in hotel industry the way they use flowers to blossom up the liveliness.) for sure I would like to revisit the place.
Sorry for not capturing any of the recipe as I was so hungry and eager to get dissolve in the contented relish, that I’ll take care from next time.
“Life is uncertain Eat dessert first.”-Earnestine Ulmer.