|Top left to right – Chicken Liver Salad, Egg Salad, Potato Salad, Cucumber with Feta, Parmesan Shavings and Tomatoes, slices of pickles.|
That said, let’s move on. Generally, at a buffet, I look around first, before settling to eat. My fate was sealed when I saw in the salad section, they had a simple Parmesan, Rocket and Tomato salad, a gorgeous Chicken Liver salad, Cucumber and Feta salad, an Egg salad which was awesome, and a beautiful Potato salad. Plus, they were serving chilled mango soup in shot glasses. Plus, an assortment of capers, pickles, olives, tartar sauce, balsamic glaze.
My first plate looked something like this –
|The Mango Soup Shot can be seen in this pic.|
After this gluttony, my second plate was messier.
|Top Left to Right – Hunan Chicken, Handi Gosht, Bekti Fajitas, More Chicken Liver Salad, Mee Goreng, and Cottage Cheese Dumplings in Sweet Chilli Gravy (the round balls)|
The main courses, I felt, were sort of hits and misses galore, with some really great hits like the Handi Gosht, which melted at the first touch of my fork. The Cottage Cheese Dumplings were more like “Chhanar Dalna” with a star-anise-y sauce. The Mee Goreng was nothing to write home about, and well, the Hunan Chicken was bony and slightly under-spiced.
I still was in love with the chicken liver salad. I love offals. Especially which has been cooked to this amazing perfection. It was spicy, cold, and very, very, very nice.
The Bekti Fajitas, I thought, needed a wrap, but was quite nice on their own. C and I had requested a Tandoori Roti, and I used it to mop up the gravy.
After the gorgeous meal, we lay back, and sipped on our fresh lime sodas, and then went to the dessert section.
Oh, what a section.
|Top Left to Right – Mishti Doi Tiramisu, Chocolate Mousse, Carrot Cake and Mango Mousse Cake|
In this section, the mishti doi Tiramisu was an interesting take on the dessert, substituting Marscapone cheese with Mishti Doi, and resulted in a coffee flavoured, very sweet yoghurt with a cakey base. I was not blown away by it, but it was nice.
The carrot cake was all right with the light, airy topping, but I felt the cake was a bit too dry.
The chocolate mousse weirdly enough reminded me of Cafe Coffee Day’s triple chocolate mousse, something I used to like, and so, I was quite okay with it.
But the dessert that stole the show for both me and C was the Mango Mousse Cake. It was spectacular… thin, airy sponge, sandwiched between layers of lightly flavoured fresh mango cream. We were charmed. C had a second helping. I would have, too, if I was not so full from the liver already.
We waddled around Shopper’s Stop to shed calories.
Day well spent!