Last weekend I was invited for a Bloggers’ Table at JW Kitchen. They have launched their Saturday brunch a month back, and this is a breakfast brunch starting around 11:00am, running up until about 3:30pm. Rightly called a fusion of cuisines, the cuisines and variations in this spread is indeed more than one could want in a meal! The menu rotates every day, and Indian, Asian, Italian, French, Latin American food was on the buffet that day. I got to JW a little late, but made sure that I didn’t miss much.
There is an Indian counter section, which that weekend was serving various southern food like Pandi Curry and Bisibele Bath. Another section had Punjabi food, serving Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken, Gosht and more – which were quite good, and my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this fare. An interesting live counter was serving various dishes around eggs, perfect for a breakfast brunch! The counter included quail eggs as well, which of course I had to try! Not very different as an omlette I would say! Yet another live counter was one serving empanadas – a classic Argentinian snack – in both vegetarian and chicken variants. Absolutely loved this, quite filling too! And then there was another station making pastas, and also serving lasagne, quiche. The outside section was an Asian food section. A food counter in open air, albeit in shade is a risky business. But most of the food here was made live, including the thai green curry, dimsums, which was delicious and flavorful. The Indian kababs weren’t as rich or fresh as I would like them, but again a known caveat.
The most magnificent section in any restaurant in JW Marriott is definitely their dessert section. And JW Kitchen was not any exception to this rule. A variety of sweet breads, cakes and pastries were set up. And not leaving Indian desserts aside, a large array of flavored barfis, peda and other sweet meats were also lined up. My favorites were definitely the blueberry cheese cake, pineapple tart and choco tart. And perhaps the most interesting one was the banoffee pie, freshly made and deliciously creamy.
The buffet is available with alcohol and champagne add on options. It’s an experience to sit back and enjoy the culinary journey of this expansive spread on a delightfully lazy Saturday.