The Food at Four Points by Sheraton, New Delhi! (Part 1 of 3 from theNew Delhi series)
living my dream (not that am already living it,) but this was totally
different, for I was getting into travel blogging. What was supposed to be an 8
series post about my trip to New Delhi and the wonderful food that the city had
to offer shall now, sadly be a 3-4 series post courtesy the wonderful airplane food I had for breakfast on an early morning flight.
undoubtedly, was my stay at Four Points by Sheraton (FPS), that’s located just
15-20 minutes away from the airport.
lunches to Dinner Buffets; I did it all! (perquisites of being a food blogger,
consists of a large variety of food from
assorted milkshakes to waffles and mini pancakes to various idlis and dosas from the South and a wonderful
assortment of breads and jams and an assortment of cereals and how can I not
mention the traditional Aloo Puri!
favourite part of the whole breakfast buffet, and I’ve loved every bit of it;
imagine, aloo puri and honey loops for breakfast, for three full days, how
happy can one get?
wonderful breakfast and walk back to my room for a nap (one, obviously needs a
nap after such a heavy breakfast), a pleasant sight of khasta kachoris, kaju
katli and fresh fruits await me….
specially curated meal by Chef Anuj Kapoor where I was given a sneak peak from
the to be launched menu at FPS that is a combination of European, Oriental and
portion sizes shown in the pictures, in most cases are sampler sizes and not
the actual sizes!)
meals) comprised of:
this dish came up to me and when Chef spoke baout it, I was immediately taken
into one of those Kylie Kwong episodes on TLC where she served super hot, wok
tossed salad wrapped in lettuce.
delicious Vietnamese Spring Rolls that are stuffed with an assortment of
julienned vegetables and glass noodles cooked in mild Chinese sauces and spices
and is Chef Kapoor’s signature take on the Chinese concept of combining hot and
cold food and taking inspiration from the katha chuna concept for he gives you
some wonderful sweet chilli sauce and an assortment peanuts, spices, fresh
lemon and herbs to make part of your lettuce wrap before adding the spring
rolls to it and relishing it!
that was made with a combination of yam and raw bananas and loads of very
strong spices. As delicious as this was, personally, am not a very big fan of
strong khada masala and this, along with the Vegetarian Shikampuri Kebab
were such a miss for me.
followed and this was the first time I’ve loved a salad so much. I could have
had this creation of Chef Kapoor all through my stay for every meal and would
still have a smile on my face.
came next was another surprise; served with a Parmesan puff and topped with a
drizzle of basil oil and basil buds, this had to be the most delicious
rendition of Tomato and Basil soup that I’ve had in a long time to come.
followed, comprising of some very delicious Thai sticky rice and some wonderful
stir fried vegetables that comprised of some pok choy, Chinese cabbage,
asparagus, snow peas and soy sauce just for flavouring!
red Thai curry, I personally am not a big fan of Thai curry in any form, and
hence, am the wrong person to comment on this!
name is so Ratatouille… Alfredo Linguini you see!!! A no gravy pasta that is
so, so different from the aglio olio, served with a generous portion of garlic
bread, eating this was a true pleasure.
Chinese twist to a very Indian dish, this gets added to the very long list of
Indo-Chinese (Chinese inspired Indian food) and is pretty decent!
like without any delicious dessert?
with Ice Cream: Who does not love brownie and ice cream?
I adore brownie and ice cream and am always looking out for a reason to head to
have some but what I had at FPS was totally different. Mumbaikars like me are
used to having a brownie plopped on a sizzler plate, topped with a so called
large scoop of vanilla ice cream and topped with some chocolate sauce, but
this, this was not like any of those; this non sizzling thing had Karan and me
fighting like three year olds over the last piece of chocolate in the house (I
guess three year olds would have been well behaved as compared to us!)
York Style Cheesecake followed but let me be very honest, after that
smasher of a brownie that I just had, this was nothing compared to that; not
that they were not any good, but that brownie, OH MY GOD, I wanna head back to
FPS for it!
go easy on my food the next day and had some soulful dal chawal and salad sent
across to my room for lunch and the chef sent across a wonderful platter of
chocolates, dilli waali mathi that reminded me of auntyji in New Delhi, a delicious
bread and spicy Thai dip too!
Buffet that has a wide selection of Indian, Oriental and European food across