Brunches and breakfasts

Brunches and breakfasts
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First Published: Mon, Sep 29 2008. 12 14 AM IST

Brunch at Manre
Brunch at Manre
Updated: Mon, Sep 29 2008. 12 14 AM IST
Manre Sunday Brunch
Brunch at Manre
A choice of platters, antipasto, tapas, cold salads and desserts, live music, and unlimited martinis and cocktails—Manre’s buffet brunch is perfect for those who like a light meal. “People in Delhi prefer appetizers and salads for lunch and that is what we concentrate on,” says executive chef Uttam Karmokar, Manre. Apart from this, Karmokar says, the exotic fruit platters are very popular.
Don’t miss: “Chilean sea bass, grilled cottage cheese with baby potatoes and peas, tomato and mozzarella cheese salad and Valrhona chocolate dessert are a must,” says Karmokar.
Where: Manré, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket, New Delhi.
When: Starts at 12.30pm, served till 3.30pm; Sundays only
How much: Rs1,500 including taxes
Yum Yum Sundays
Brunch at the Yum Yum Tree
The Yum Yum Tree, a Chinese eatery, organizes an innovative brunch every Sunday. The menu includes several varieties of dim sums, grills and an unlimited supply of Grey Goose Martinis, Mai Tais, Carlsberg beer and Giant Mojitos. A special Kiddie Buffet, which includes honey chicken, shredded potatoes and crispy lotus stems for the little ones, is arranged on the adjoining terrace. The high point of this brunch is the special area where children can take part in art and craft activities such as handbag designing, aero-modeling. Children also get goody bags.
Don’t miss: “Our dim sum platters, broccoli skewers with hot bean sauce and basil flavoured grilled prawns are great,” says Vikas Sharma, manager.
Where: Yum Yum Tree, New Friends Colony Community Centre, New Delhi
When: Starts at Noon, served till 5.00pm; Sundays only
How much: Brunch for adults and children above 12 years, Rs1,200 plus taxes; children below 12 years, Rs450 plus taxes (including activities)
Japanese Breakfast at the Senate, Claridges
Japanese Breakfast at Senate
Love Japanese food? Now you have a chance to savour a traditional Japanese breakfast, complete with miso soup, Japanese rice, grilled salmon or mackerel and Japanese omelette. “Our aim was to provide our Japanese guests with breakfast that they find wholesome. However, the interest in Japanese cuisine is increasing among Delhiites and we get locals who want to try this platter as well,” says executive chef Ravi Saxena.
While the breakfast is open to all resident guests, non-residents who wish to sample the Japanese breakfast need to make reservations in advance.
Don’t miss: “This is a set course. We have included traditional Japanese dishes like miso soup, fresh fruit, green tea, etc., The portions are small but we have about seven or eight components which are usually sufficient,” says Saxena.
Where: The Senate, Executive Lounge, The Claridges, New Delhi
When: Starts 7am, served till 10.30am; all days
How much: Rs650 plus taxes
Call: 011-41335133 for reservations.
Lazy Sunday Brunch
Everything else can wait but not the Lazy Sunday Brunch at Café Uno, Shangri La hotel. You have the choice to visit any of the 12 live cooking stations and opt for the cuisine that suits your mood for the day. The selection includes Indian, Mediterranean, Japanese cuisines along with a selection of salads and desserts.There’s even a chaat counter with golgapas and tikkis. If you opt for the champagne brunch and don’t really enjoy champagne, you can ask for inhouse wine or beer. A special kids buffet with smileys, burgers, pizzas is also organized.
Don’t miss: The duck salad and the classic meatloaf with caramelized shallots.
Where: Café Uno, Shangri La hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
When: Starts at noon, served till 3.00pm; Sundays only
How much: Champagne brunch, Rs3,000 plus taxes; non-alcoholic brunch, Rs2,250 plus taxes; brunch for children, Rs1,500 plus taxes.
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First Published: Mon, Sep 29 2008. 12 14 AM IST