As soon as I reached the venue, warm welcome by the ITC staff made me comfortable. I met with few other food and lifestyle bloggers and exchange greetings. We were welcomed with a lovely refreshing drink made of pineapple, celery and mint. Another refreshing drink coconut water date punch has been included in #TrendingAtPavilion. I loved the use of nature’s touch of local cuisine in this flavourful drink.
Before we started our lunch, executive chef of ITC Gardenia briefed about the new menu launch or in short what’s #TrendingAtPavilion. The range of oriental as well as local cuisines have been included in the new menu of ITC Gardenia’s Cubbon Pavilion.
New menu has a wide range of choice for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. Being a hard core non-vegetarian I started with a bite of lovely crispy Buttermilk Chicken Crisps. It was paired with a tasty dip too. Singaporean Laksa was the next soupy dish. The base of the soup was prepared with creamy coconut milk and curry soup base. It was a yummy soup.
Next was a lovely burger platter served along with fried potato wedges. It was a Chicken Katsu Burger from Japanese Cuisine. The burger bun was made of whole wheat loaded with sunflower seeds.
After all this oriental food, we tasted the local cuisine in the form of Tiffin Bento. It has the popular Maddur Vada, Goli Baje and Karam Podi Mini Idlis served with peanut chutney. This time I tried the vegetarian Tiffin Bento and non-vegetarians can have the local flavour in the form of Prawn Kuli Paniyaram.
After the local food we tasted Italian flavoured melt-in mouth pumpkin ricotta gnocchi which was delicious.
Finally, the most awaited dessert arrived on our table. After having the dessert I told to chef that this is the best part of the meal. The dessert was a combined flavour of white chocolate and Darjeeling tea infused parfait which was paired with tangy Raspberry sorbet and served with chocolate sauce. The dessert was well balanced of flavours of sweet, tangy and chocolaty.
We ended the event on a sweet note and with a lovely return gift from ITC hotels. It was a memorable event and had a great time at the new menu launch @ ITC Gardenia. Now it’s your turn to visit ITC Gardenia’s Cubbon Pavilion to taste the freshly curated menu which will offer you a whole new dinning experience.