Thursday, 21 April 2016

Il Grande Pranzo - The Big Italian Saturday Brunch at Focaccia, Hyatt Regency, Teynampet: With Sara Koshy

It was raining 5 stars for me, last week. But this one, we had been planning for quiet a while. It was a celebration of sorts. My friend's blog was turning 4 years old and it does call for a celebration. As such, we keep looking for reasons to eat out. And we had chosen this Saturday Buffet, as the spread is quiet exhaustive and Italian Cuisine... Woah! I like all things Italian.


As soon as we checked in, I took my sweet time to look around and Wow! I can really relate to why they call it Il Grande Pranzo - The Great Lunch. Even if I carry over to the next day's Breakfast, I still wouldn't have finished everything on their Buffet Spread. I'll try my best to give information of the Buffet, but be assured what I covered is only half of the Grand Buffet.

Drinks:

My choice of juice was Orange. Would have preferred a fresh juice. Not a big thing, as I can survive on canned juices too. White Wine Sangria, had all the necessary kicks that a Sangria needs to have.



Antipasti* from the Buffet:

Looked like I stuffed myself with so much food at the time of having the Lunch. But, now looking at the pictures, I feel I didn't take advantage of the Grand Spread fully :p. I think that emotion is called Greediness :P.
Everything that I had, stood out in taste and presentation. I can tell you for sure, lots of detailing had gone in preparing this mouthful delicacies. Next time, I'm going to concentrate more on their Antipasti. Even the expression - Spoilt for choice - won't be able to justify their Breads and Cheese counters. And the Salads were fresh and all the ingredients were top-notch. The Chicken Soup was below average.


Primi*:

Salmon Ravioli with Sage Emulsion was Okayish, not very impressive. Balsamic Risotto sure can take a pass, Balsamic Vinegar should give a slightly tangy taste but this was acidic in taste. So, not my thing.

Pizza:

Had a slice of Arabiata Pizza. Loved it totally and the chilli in the Pizza, brought tears of joy. Loved the kick from the Chilli.

Secondi*:
The Spread was vast. I can tell you my writing can't justify the spread. Vegetarian some 4-5 dishes, Chicken and Fish and the rest were Pork - Pork Sausages and Roasted Pork Belly etc. The Cold Cuts was more of Ham varieties.

From what I had: Brocolli Crepes were too salty, Polenta Burger and Pattata Frittata were Okayish. From the Grill section, loved the Chicken and Prawns but beef was hard and rubbery.

Dolci*:

Hands down winner was the Lavazza Milky Chocolate Pot, a marriage made in heaven between coffee and chocolate. Loved it to bits. Next vote to Chocolate Parfait. Surprisingly, their Tiramisu didn't fair well. Rest of the desserts from what I had, were average.


Rates: Pranzo Alcoholic - INR 1850 + Taxes, Non-Alcoholic INR 1550 + Taxes. The bill is approximately INR 3905 for 2 people with Tax (Non-Alcoholic)

*Antipasti - Appetizers
*Primi - Fist Course
*Secondi - Second Course
*Dolci - Desserts
 
 

 

 

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