Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day - The ITC Sonar Way!

ITC Sonar organised a Mothers Day Brunch specially for Kolkata Food Bloggers where the bloggers were invited along with their moms! When I got a call from A of ITC telling me about the event I was mighty disappointed as my mother lives in a different city. But things which are bound to happen..happen...and as if by magic I got a call from Maa that she would be visiting me that weekend!! There I was, all set to enjoy an afternoon out with Maa. ITC hospitality is impeccable and they would never let you down. We reached the venue at the specified time and henceforth started the fun and a super relaxing afternoon with a humongous spread of good food. There was Antara and Manjari joining in with their moms as well. The moms instantly hit it off and that was one of the best thing about that afternoon.

Let me start with the Salad Bar..I mean the spread was simply wow! This definitely has to be the most elaborate salad selection you will find in the city.There was everything that your heart desired. I made up my mind that I would focus on the salads and fill myself up as much as I can. The Mezze Platter with four kinds of dips,Prawn Cocktail,Mixed Seafood Salad,Grilled Chicken Salad and the freshest of greens to name a few that was on offer. I would rather do the pictures do all the talking!

Moving on to the Main course,the spread was again simply superb. You could divide the spread into Indian, Western and since it was mothers day there was an added Bengali section as well. Starting from Biryanis to salans to Kosha Mangsho to Bhetki Paturi to Tenderloin Steaks..they had everything. A special mention of the Dhakai Chicken Biryani that was so flavourful and had moist chunks of chicken.

The Western spread had Jerk Grilled Chicken that was nice and juicy served with some asparagus and carrot. The Ragi Manicoti with Cheese sauce was a new dish for was light and creamy. Egg Florentine, Tenderloin steaks,Grilled Veggies made up for the rest of the menu.

Now coming to my most favourite section - The Dessert Bar! Oh boy what a selection. I was thoroughly confused and greedy and couldn't decide what all I wanted.

I have a soft corner for Bengali sweets so I stuffed up on the Aam Kheer, Chomchom along with the Rum balls,Black Forest Mousse. There were some sugar free options as well that was very thoughtful I felt. And before I forget there was also an awesome spread of Breads as well. Donuts, Garlic bread,cheese bread and many more.

After all that great food there was more to come. Entertainment was also amply taken care of. A live band that was playing some of my favourite old classics added up to the charm. Balloon Art, Cookie making counter,an Artist Corner, an Illusionist who does table tricks left us mesmerised.

Aptly called "The Brunch and Beyond" - You can enjoy this fun filled afternoon with good food and lots of activities for yourself and your kids at the Eden Pavilion of ITC Sonar every Sunday. Talking about kids..I found it truly wonderful that the hotel is thoughtful of the children and they envisioned ways to keep them busy and happy while the parents enjoy their meal. This is something that is not easily seen around the city. As a mom to a 6 year old I would be very comfortable taking my kid to a place which holds his interest too!

The Sunday Brunch is priced at INR 1850 + taxes that includes food and soft beverages along with the fun activities mentioned above. The menu is versatile and changes every week!

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