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Summer days, happy plates

Summer days,  happy plates
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Doesn’t matter how much it rains, the heat and the humidity in the Capital always returns with a vengeance. After a relatively cool Saturday, Sunday was just that as we headed over to Shangri-La Eros Hotel’s Cafe Uno for a lazy brunch.

The one adjective every one can easily associate with brunches is - laziness. The whole process of reaching the venue, choosing your dishes and your drinks must be done with complete disregard for time and haste. Otherwise, be rest assured, all a lavish lunch will be is a hurried lunch.
We took a walk around guided by sous chef Abhinandan Singh as we started off with smoked salmon, prawns, lobster, blackforest ham, salami and yes some very good sushi. All of this to go with the champagne.

The coolest thing on offer, besides the cold cuts of course, is a live chaat counter right inside the cafe. So take your pick of gol gappas, raj kachoris and papri chaats if that is what you are craving on a weekend afternoon. And since gol gappas were on offer, could we possibly say no!? The cafe also has various flavours of lassi and chaanch, besides juice, to go with the Indian dishes.
If you the kinds to steer clear off such quirks for a brunch, there is a pasta station and a pizza oven ready for you to customize the dishes to your taste. Cafe Uno offers an interesting mix of continental dishes along with Indian dishes when it comes to the heavier meals. Right from the Hungarian Goulash to the garlic mashed potatoes (topped off with bacon bits -heaven!), jacket potatoes, butter steamed vegetables and a grill where you can pick from prawns, fish and your meats to be cooked to your taste with your choice of sauce.

The Indian spread has your papads, dal, paneer, mutton kofta, mutton raan, Hyderabadi fish kebabs and a lot more - clearly they intend to spoil you with options!
For dessert they had a wonderful spread of ice creams and some exquisite pastries and you could also get pancakes or waffles made if you want. And yes - the fruits.

Somehow for us fresh fruits trump most desserts so we were more than happy with our colourful plates. Rounding it all off with a cup of Darjeeling tea, office work was the last thing on our minds but well then!

The cafe serves their brunch from noon to 3:30 pm and here are the rates - Rs 3, 200 plus taxes per person with unlimited champagne, Rs 2, 500 plus taxes per person with unlimited soft beverages and Rs1, 500 plus taxes for the kids buffet. Book your table soon!
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