Happy Easter Brunch- The Imperial, New Delhi

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The Imperial, New Delhi needs no introduction but still to start with a little background setting let me tell a few facts about this historical hotel. The Imperial, New Delhi is one of the oldest or probably the only hotel which is still so beautiful and elegant as it was back in British Raj era. Well, don’t be surprised after reading the previous sentence because the truth be told the hotel has its own deep and extensive story, from building it up to the guest list everything was and still is mind blowing and extravagant.

Recently, I was invited to try the all new ‘Easter Brunch’ prepared by chef Vishal Atreya, the executive chef at The Imperial. The food was served in a traditional family style where large portions are served and everyone shares from those portions.

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Veg Lasagne

Food plays a definitive role in shaping a community’s culture and tradition and Easter is one such festival where food inspires and influences family and children bringing back childhood memories of Easter bunnies, egg painting and egg hunting sessions!! As we indulge your children with yummy Easter goodies like Chocolate bunnies, Egg baskets and Easter Eggs at

La Baguette, for all you grown- ups 1911 lays out global varieties of Lamb and sea food with an extensive range of cold cuts, for an elaborate Easter brunch buffet, making a fun Sunday for you and your family.

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Easter egg decoration

The brunch was divided into 3 parts, Assorted Starters, Main Course & Desserts which was accompanied by the choice of juice or fresh lime.

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Braised Lamp Chops with Polenta

ASSORTED STARTERS

Prawn escabeche / Smoked duck with citrus fruit / Scotch eggs- I tried prawn escabeche and I’ve never had a escabeche so flavorful and perfectly marinated.

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Prawn Escabeche

Chilled pineapple gazpacho with smoked paprika / stuffed artichoke covered with spinach, tomato tapenade quenelle- unlike thw regular tomato gazpacho, chef tried making one with pineapple and I must say he passed with flying colours as the gazpacho was outstanding and so were the stuffed artichoke which were the best artichokes available filled with goat cheese and tomatoes. I can still feel the taste in my mouth *gulps*

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MAIN COURSE

Braised lamb chops with soft polenta-  I’ve never been a fan of lamb chops and even this time I was reluctant to try them. But I tried these and that’s probably the best decision I’ve made so far (winks) the lamb that sometimes dries out was super soft and juicy and so so delicious.

Confit of chicken with bacon with charred peppers- have you ever had chicken so soft that you start doubting if it’s at all chicken that you’re eating? Yes that’s the kind of impression I had when I had put the first bite into my mouth. Bacon and chicken both were so smooth and with simple ingredients used every dish was made to perfection.

Roasted vegetable lasagna- this dish needs no explanation! Try it to believe it. A heaven for all the vegetarians.

Rosemary and garlic marinated roast potatoes- another one for the vegetable lovers and also for me as I love the stir fry veggies to the core. Though I’m not a potato enthusiast, I simply loved this simple yet refreshing dish to clear your palate.

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Rosemary and garlic marinated potato

 

DESSERTS

Hot cross buns- one a penny, two a penny hot cross buns… remember the rhyme we used to sing back in school? These were exactly like those tasty looking, soft and sweet hot cross buns shown in our books. Not so sweet and mildly filled with cherries and chocolate this was one traditional dessert for easter.

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Hot cross buns

Macaroons- they are the best available in delhi! Hands down.

Chocolate and hazelnut verrine- with dark chocolate coated on the top and strawberry dipped in white chocolate, thia mousse is a chocolate lovers delight.

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This brunch was my first easter brunch and one of the most scrumptious brunches so far with simple ingredients which are not confused with too many ingredients and add ons to it.

      Happy eating & Happy reading!!!

 

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