The all-day dining restaurant, “Latest Recipe” at the new Le Meridien, Gurgaon welcomes you to spend a Sunday afternoon with them. The Sunday Brunch offers you a wide variety of choice to make your entire family happy. From the Italian cuisine to Japanese, to Chinese to Indian, Latest Recipe has it all for you in their Sunday Brunch buffet.
Located near the Guru Dronacharya Metro Station and at a 5 minute drive from DLF phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3, Le Meridien enjoys the benefit of the elite clientage. The property was taken over by the Star Wood Hotels to convert it into Le Meridien from the earlier known as Pullman Hotel. The place undergoes innovations endlessly under the guidance of Executive Chef Tanveer Kwatra.
Good number of covers with widespread buffet and great hospitality is the focus by the management to make their clients happy. They want to make sure that you make yourself comfortable and unwind from the fatigue of the entire week, sitting & munching with your loved ones. The amazingly laid table with a live singer adds a cherry to the cake.
The Sunday brunch buffet is priced at INR 2450 + taxes for the non-alcoholics and INR 3250 + taxes for the alcohol lovers.
Kitchen Pops was invited to experience the same with their experienced staff and superb hospitality. We loved the concept that every table was allotted with a number, which the guests can use to tell the chefs while the preparations were taking time. This helped the guests to be seated and the preparations to be served hot on the table without any confusion.
We were greeted well and were provided the window side seating which was kept reserved for us. Greeted and welcomed by the Chef Amardeep Singh Bhatia, we had a round with the briefing about the entire menu and options. We decided to go by his recommendations and thus, learnt a lot about their most loved dishes. The variety for the vegetarians was no less than for the non-vegetarians, making the place dearest to the veggie lovers.
The lay was huge starting from the salad counter which had all the cold salads innovatively prepared using tofu, avocado and chicken. Along the salads, it was a Middle Eastern sub-station which had all the selection of dips you might wish to choose from to go along with your cute looking pita breads. From hummus, to Tzatziki, beetroot dip, to babaganoush, everything was waiting for you. Next to it was the Pan Asian Station, which accommodated the Chinese counter serving the dumplings, mushrooms in Oyster sauce, garlic herbed noodles to name a few. This station is said to be incomplete without Japanese counter. The food from the streets of Japan was to leave you in the belief of landing in Japan. The small Japanese crispy pancakes, known as Occonomiyaki, were available in the veggie version as well as with the prawn stuffing. The crispness of these pancakes created with the onions was just amazing. These were wisely topped with 2 sauces – white and red in colour, to give it an eye-catching look.
The Japanese counter also offered us the Tacoyaki’s. It is again one of the Japanese street foods which is something looks like South Indian Puddu but is made using the pancake base with the filling of corn inside. And who can forget the most famous Japanese Sushi’s.
We were presented with the masala cola & the orange based mocktail. We started our eagerly awaited food review journey with the 3 types of Chinese steamed dumplings:
- Mushroom dumpling
- Crystal Veg Dumpling
- Cheese & corn dumpling
Next were the special veggie noodles along with the Thai Green Curry from the Pan Asian counter. To taste the specials from the tandoor in the starters were the Haryali Paneer Tikka, Galouti Kebabs and the Tandoori Pineapples.
The main course again had a huge variety of options to choose from:
- Italian Counter – offering the 4 kinds of Vegetarian wood fired pizzas along with the 2-3 choices for the non-vegetarians. It also had the pastas on request for the guests as a live counter.
- South Indian Counter – Offering the famous Appam and the Idliappam along with the curry. The Idliappam was unique and was amazing in the taste.
- North Indian Counter – Serving the kormas, Haleem (a dish made with slow cooking the soya for the vegetarians and lamb for the non-vegetarians), the traditional dalmakhani, Paneer, Aloo and Kathal kisabzi along with the breads.
There were two attractive counters apart from these to catch your eyes:
- Cold Counter – presenting the different kinds of curds, cur rice, beetroot raita etc.
- Sharbat Counter – offering the sharbats like the aam panna, kanji, falsa sharbat, roohafza and badam milk.
If you have a sweet tooth like us, then a must try for you is the teppanyaki ice cream. The name and the idea come from Japan. It is basically where you select your ice cream flavours and add-ons and they mix them well on a large cold stone and serve you with the choice of sauces to pour upon. Apart from the ice cream, some attention-grabbing desserts were the Blueberry cheese cake, coconut mousse, walnut tart, mango mousse and milk-cake.
Kitchen Pops recommends:
- Teppanyaki Ice cream
- Walnut Tart
- Milk Cake
The Sunday Brunch at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien has everything for your sinful craving!
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Write up by: Priyanka Singhal Jain