The Launch of #SignatureSensationsWithFPSDun and My Visit to Four Points By Sheraton, DehraDun
The second half of January came to me as a massive surprise, for it brought with it, a lot of travel and a lot of smiles!
Like many star properties that have signature dishes, Four Points By Sheraton (FPS), Dehradun decoded to launch their own signature dish called The Doon Chicken Tikka and I was honoured to be part of this event called the #SignatureSensationsWithFPSDun!
The launch of the Doon chicken Tikka was one of a kind that had a live social media launch with Sahiba Gurasaheny from The Tasting Fork cooking her vedrion of the dish and me cooking a vegetarian rendition of the dish called the Hilltop Chicken Tikka (you can watch the video here).
Set right in the heart of the Doon Valley, the FPS Property offers a breath-taking view of the hills that surround it!
Along with the launch of #SignatureSensationsWithFPSDun , I also spent some time at the property enjoying the food and services that they offered.
Spread across various meals that I had over there, here are a few dishes that genuinely touched me:
Puri Bhaji: Definitely the breakfast of champions, this truly is the kind of breakfast that I love and fail to understand why should North Indians have all the fun! Hot puris and spicy aloo bhaji and a cup of hot chocolate (and some hash browns maybe) and you are good to go. Had this and this alone for both my breakfasts at FPS. They also have some brilliant parathas I must say!
Most of my main meals were called for in room service because of the haywire eating times caused due to weird flight timings and of course the shoot which was great fun!
I happened to have a lot of dals and mix vegetable sabjis during this time and enjoyed most of it!
The Dal Makhani and the Dal Tadka were both brilliant and to die for, and the Biryani was better than what I have had in a long time and reminded me of what my nani makes!
The mix vegetable sabji that I had 2-3 times was consistently good but the hara bhara kebabs were surprisingly very sweet and most of the desserts (the beetroot tart and the chocolate surprise) except the Gaajar ka Halwa were a massive let down!
Beautiful, Beautiful property; fabulous hospitality and a great stay but there are just 2 things I genuinely wish they work upon:
- Their desserts,
- Take downs notes of the special requests made by guests (they may be customers or people who you’ll may have invited). I had to repeatedly inform them of my dietary concerns every time I ate because they apparently weren’t aware and even then, the lunch the packed for me at check out (which was at 11 am and I had no access to a proper meal till 6 pm that day) was a vegetable and mushroom sandwich (and am extremely allergic to mushrooms)!
Special Thanks to Chef Yogi and the Duty Manager Rameshji who, except for a little incident here and there made my visit memorable!