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    Tuck into an elaborate spread including classic cocktails, cheese n’ crackers and grill counters at the Hilton

    If it’s a Sunday, it’s usually brunch and if you choose to head out for it, then nothing can be more beckoning than one at the poolside. Hilton at the Embassy Golf Links introduces its poolside Sunday brunch at the Ministry of Food and it will take you a good part of your Sunday to get through it.

    The brunch has quite a large spread, split between the poolside and Salt Grill as well as Ministry of Food. Settle down under one of the large umbrellas by the pool or dive straight in before you head to the tables and begin nursing your cocktail. The bar whips up most of the classics and we nursed a Cosmopolitan and a Mojito, following which we customised our drinks and the bartender sportingly whipped it all up.

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    The cheese and crackers counter brings on the whole shebang and you can choose from a range of hard to soft cheeses and everything in between. A choice of breads, crackers, dry fruits and nuts and grapes help you make up an enviable platter to pair with your sangria.

    The grills offer a range of meats with accompanying sauces and vegetables. What stood tall was the Chicken quiche, the Roast chicken and the Grilled pork. The Spinach and corn tarts were great as well. There is a vast selection of Indian starters, which will be brought to your table on request. So from Tandoori fish to Vegetable kebabs, you can be sure of something to nibble on all through the afternoon. The pasta station gives you the usual options of white and red sauces with a choice of short-cut pastas. The station is a vegetarian one primarily, but we asked for bacon to be added and they obliged.

    Don’t forget to explore the spread set up on the inside. A collection of interesting cold cuts and salads greets you first. What you must not miss at this spread is the Watermelon jello shots doing the rounds – potent and delicious, these work perfectly in between drinks.

    Desserts occupy a good amount of space and besides the plated sets is the nitrogen ice cream counter as well as the live jalebi and rabdi counters.

    At Domlur. Rs 1,999++ (with alcohol), Rs 1,499 ++ (without alcohol). Details: 7353759820
    — Ruth Dsouza Prabhu

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