Tales of the Sunday Brunch at JW Marriott Mumbai had reached me, even as I was in Delhi, about how it is constantly pegged as one of Bombay’s finest brunches. Adding a seafood delicacy to their regular Sunday spread, JW Marriott has introduced The Oyster Sunday Brunch at Lotus Café, housing freshly imported oysters from Burma along with a range of regular live stations.
Priced at Rs.3986, including taxes and selection of liqueur, and Rs.2727 including taxes and soft beverages, the brunch flaunts an array of live counters, including a cold meat spread and gourmet hand-tossed pizza stations, along with a melodious live band for company. The cuisines are fewer, but the options within each are varied.
Though the brunch is largely non-vegetable oriented, being a pure vegetarian, I was still spoiled for choices when it came to their delectable pasta station and the selection of gourmet cheeses from around globe. The weekend we went, the Oriental section had made-to-order wonton and noodle soup, which began our food marathon, followed by a portion of garden salad, grilled prawns, and tempura-fried oysters.
While my non-vegetarian friend ordered for herself a chicken, basil and parmesan pasta, I was caught drooling over their fettuccine arrabiata, along with a hand-tossed stuffed pizza. There's something for everyone, from an egg station to a waffle and churros counter, and a fine collection of wines from across the globe.
Too stuffed with all the Continental varieties and in a bid to save room for desserts, we sadly had to skip their North Indian section and jump straight to their acclaimed waffles and their range of eggless, sugar-free, and fresh fruit desserts.
In conclusion, I can only say that when you are sitting next to (supposedly) Lucky Ali, Raj Kundra passes by with some friends, and you find Mukesh Bhatt nonchalantly sitting at the coffee shop, you know you are at a brunch for Bombay’s finest.
Where: Lotus Cafe, JW Marriott Mumbai, Juhu Tara, Mumbai
Time: 12:30 pm onwards
Pricing: Non-alcoholic – 2300 + taxes
Alcoholic – 3300 + taxes
Kids Buffet – 1475 all inclusive (only for kids above 10 years)
For inquiries call, 022-66933344.
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