Hyatt Regency marks their third anniversary with an extra large Sunday brunch, giving the competition something to chew on
THANKS to the many luxury hotels we are blessed with, the city is teeming with Sunday brunch ‘markets’. So you get a minimum of 10 live counters, cuisines that cover everything from Lebanese to Peranakan, a waitstaff that anticipates your every need, master chefs dropping in for a dekho, and a team of inventive and unflappable bartenders. In the last few years, Champagne, sushi and a kids’ activity centre with supervised hunts and creative classes have become de rigueur at these events. So it was with more than a little curiosity that we dropped by Hyatt Regency’s Super Large Sunday Brunch. Interestingly, Spice Haat looked the same, with the engaging fibre glass sculptures by George K and sunlight pouring in from the windows. What was different this time was an easy to navigate layout. Live stations were neatly divided into Moroccan, Barbecue, Italian, Healthy, Chaat and Far Eastern.
The Indian station, with kebabs, biryani, kothu paratha and appams, was clearly a winner, with the lamb biryani getting top marks for delicate flavour and succulent meat. The kids’ spread, conveniently located by their activity corner, featured pizzas, macarons and choco pops. Our pick from the event? The barbecue counter, with lightly baked and moist Emperor fish, spiced slices of king fish, plump sausages and slivers of chicken, was the most replenished. Another active point was the Far Eastern corner, where Chinese bao, sushi and the soupy Dan Dan noodles were dished out in an almost robotic fashion. Ice cream, truffles and puddings rounded up the dessert counter, easily overshadowing the jalebis that sizzled in a pan nearby.The Sunday lunch buffet is priced at `1850++ and `2150 ++ (with alcohol). Details: 61001234
— Team Indulge
Pics: A Raja Chidambaran