A decade back a good coffee shop at any five stars would have been kind of exclusive stuff. Lounging & chatting, listening to tenderly, soft and clear music and eating club sandwiches have been the highlights of any coffee shops.
Now, we do not have these coffee shops – we have multi-cuisine all day dining which serves a variety of cuisine and people look forward to their weekend brunches.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been a regular visitor to multiple all day dining restaurants. I reached out to their managers to understand its functioning. Most of them accepted the fact that dinners are busier than lunches. Lunches are quicker, and hence they are working on some pre-fixed menu for business lunches. Saturdays are more rocking and busier than Sundays.
I would love to share some of the festivals which are happening around the city and these are worth visiting.
Cascades at The Grand New Delhi, which has an excellent view, recently started Pan Asian Friday. Every Friday at Cascades, the entire buffet will be pan Asian ranging from Japanese to Singapore to Chinese; Malaysian and Burmese too. From salad to soup to satay to woks to curries – you will find everything under Pan Asian. What else could you ask for!. A reason to have an eventful buffet every Friday! I guess it’s one of the smartest moves and definitely the first in the city. Pan Asian being one of the most favorite cuisines when it comes to eating out.
At Downtown Kitchen, The All-day Dining of Courtyard by Marriott is hosting their first big festival after the revamp of the restaurant. They are hosting 8 days Rajasthani food festival curated by the Head Chef Shailender and F&B Manager Ravi. They have roped in maharaj from Jaipur and also being assisted by their new chef who also hails from Rajasthan.
Asia Live, the All day dining at The Double Tree Hilton is hosting 7 days long Andhra Food Festival. I would suggest you visit the restaurant and try the food. This will definitely change your perception about coastal food and how they are different from each other. Miriyala Rasam was thick and good balance of spice and chili. Adding pulses made it thicker than usual rasam. Condiments and pickles were a real discovery for me. Festival is on till 31st of this month and you shouldn’t miss it.
All these places are must visit and like I shared, these are no more coffee shops. The offerings and the huge setup makes them multi cuisine restaurant.