of my son, Jeremy, somewhere in the background, saying, "Mom,watch it. You've lost
thirty pounds during your two visits to India. You could do some damage in one brunch." Oh", I replied, mentally, "but what a way to go!"
I met Nadeem Khan about 12:30PM and we headed over toward the Jal Mahal
Restaurant. The Sunday brunch operates between the hours of 12:30P and 3P and
has a huge variety of foods - Continental, Indian, Chinese - salads and breads. The
cost is 1000 rupees plus taxes and the price of beverages. It is well worth the splurge.
Go hungry so you can really enjoy all the beautiful temptations.
We were the first persons there as I wanted to take some photographs before the crowd
arrived. Chef Parul Kapoor met us at the lobby bar where a few appetizers were set out
for early guests who waited for the buffet setup to be completed.
Sipping a lovely Jacob's Creek Australian chardonnay
The ever smilng Nadeen Khan sipping what looks like a very refreshing mojito.
That reminds me of my cruising days aboard Royal Caribbean ships.
As always, beautiful flowers are everywhere and I must photograph them!
The Jal Mahal dining room with Nadeem Khan and a staff member
Before we dined, Chef Kapoor gave us a personal tour of the buffet, explaining
the various dishes, their ingredients and I took a number of photographs, growing
more ravenous by the minute. I didn't see any egg dishes but I was clear that was NOT
what I was after anyway.
The array of choices was endless
I skipped this section.
Here, again, is the lovely Chef Kapoor, still slim. She doesn't look like most of the chefs
with whom I am acquainted.
Staff ready and waiting for the hungry diners
I should have had my notebook with me as Chef Kapoor was showing us about the
buffet line because, looking back at the pictures, I can't recall what everything was.
Some of the items were arranged in regional specialties and I believe these were
This look good but I don't recall if it was a meat dish or a dessert. I must return!
Moong Dal Halwa, a delicious Indian dessert
Wonderful tarts with tropical fruits
This beautiful coconut creation was low calorie or something of that nature
Some sort of pumpkin muffin
Chef Kapoor and Nadeem Khan, posing for me
Nadeem Khan, ever smiling
Instead of going through the buffet line, the waiters offered to bring me an assortment
of the day's choices. That sounded wonderful to me and the delights began. It was
especially nice because I didn't get too full and I got to sample a bit of nearly
Delicious lamb with mint and tamarind sauces
An fabulous vegetable crab crepe with basil tomato sauce
We were joined frequently by Jal Mahal manager, Aman
Such a lovely restaurant
Indian art throughout the restaurant
I wouldn't like to clean these chandeliers!
Deep fried dumpling, black lentil yoghurt, river fish, lamb shish kebab
This was my favorite dish of all - a cold spiced lamb dish - a salad, I think, with red
onions.It was crunchy and crispy, kind of sweet and sour, quite spicy and out of this
Delicious chicken salad
Wonderful spicy Indian vegetables
The grand finale to my brunch - a fabulous tart with tropical fruits!
It was a wonderful meal start to finish. I've had such a problem, though, completing this
blog, especially downloading the pictures. With several of them, I've been thinking, "Oh,
goodness, I should have had seconds on this! Of course, there is ALWAYS next Sunday.
I meant to ask Chef Kapoor how often the brunch menu changes!
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