Sunday Brunch at the Conrad Pune, Pune, India
I was invited to experience the popular Sunday brunch at Coriander Kitchen- Conrad Pune’s sprawling multi-cuisine restaurant by the hotel’s Executive Chef Pavan Kumar Chennam. With multiple live cooking counters, market-style food displays, elegant high ceilings, waterscape views, along with indoor and outdoor seating, this all-day dining venue looked extremely inviting and I visited all the various counters to have a look at what was on offer. Conrad Pune has always been popular for it’s outstanding food owing to a talented team of chefs.
Freshly shucked oyster sourced the same morning from Cochin or the giant meaty Alaskan crab claws, vodka and beet cured salmon gravlax and the burrata cheese paired with heirloom tomatoes sourced directly from the farms, all this is offered at the luxurious Sunday brunch at Coriander Kitchen much to the delight of food lovers in Pune.
An exclusive salad, cold meat and cheese table paired with some of the finest cheese and accompaniments ranging from various herb scented crackers to exotic nuts and dry fruits and mouth watering chaat counters, there is something to please everyone’s palate in this expansive brunch.
The interactive kitchens dish out favorites like the grilled fish marinated in local Malwani spices and a special Egg Benedict station offering a range of sea food and exquisitely cured hams made especially for Conrad Pune.
While strolling through the busy restaurant, I noticed Chef Prerna frying fresh fish, mirchi pakodas and this counter seemed really popular with guests.
A very busy ravioli counter where the chef was inundated with orders for interesting combinations of ravioli seemed to be a major attraction on this particular Sunday. Executive Chef Pavan suggested that I try the burrata and the chicken liver pate both of which were delectably tempting (perfect start to a fabulous meal) after which Chef de Cuisine Amit Borse dished up an irresistible portion of Poutine for me.
Sunday brunches at Coriander Kitchen turn out to be really exotic affairs what with Japanese Omu rice, German Flamkuchen, Okonomiyaki, Aqua peso (seafood broiled with Extra virgin olive oil and Canadian Poutine.
The main course features Peruvian asparagus (white and green), Dutch lettuce heart wraps, New Zealand lamb chops, farmer’s style assorted sea food stew and the Indian selection has several favorites featuring Malwani, Hyderabadi and Awadhi cuisine.
The desserts selection features signatures like the Swiss truffle cake, Linzer torte and Opera as well as classics such as pineapple upside down, peasant style carrot cake, chocolate tall boy etc.
The restaurant has an elaborate liquid buffet for the brunches where guests can order unlimited servings of Ballentine whiskey, Absolut vodka, Beefeater gin, Bacardi rum, the finest beers, sparkling red and white wines. The Sunday brunch is also popular for it’s signature themed cocktails which I hope to try during my next visit.
I was fascinated with the guava ice cream dished up by a chef at the dessert counter especially since it was garnished very interestingly using red chilli powder. Chef Amit Borse created a gorgeous portion of salted caramel cheesecake for me and this turned out to be a fabulous end to a super meal at Coriander Kitchen.
Coriander Kitchen is just the perfect place in Pune to spend a relaxed Sunday afternoon with friends or family and enjoy a leisurely meal in a great setting.
Where: Coriander Kitchen, Conrad Pune
When: Every Sunday
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM