{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

{this is a review / sharing of the Xmas brunch I was invited to at Novotel, Bangalore}
The chocolate Santa made using 50kg of dark chocolate was there to welcome us into the cafe. I liked the fact that this was a brown skinned Santa looking more like an Indian rishi than St. Nicholas :)The lunch s

{this is a review / sharing of the Xmas brunch I was invited to at Novotel, Bangalore}

The chocolate Santa made using 50kg of dark chocolate was there to welcome us into the cafe. I liked the fact that this was a brown skinned Santa looking more like an Indian rishi than St. Nicholas :)

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

The lunch started with a glass of mulled wine, with cinnamon, citrus zest and other spices, hit the right notes.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

The amuse-bouche was a round of smoked goat's cheese with a beet crisp and balsamic glaze. This was my favourite dish of the lunch session.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

I do love pumpkin soup, but this one was made extra special by the addition of truffle oil. This soup is the perfect antidote for cold Bangalore days. Roasting the pumpkins does bring an additional dimension to the taste of this soup.

The dark rye bread served in the bread platter made a delightful addition to dip into this hot soup.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

I'm a salad-loving girl and everything about this salad hit the right notes - the blue cheese, the fresh lettuce and the poached pears on the side, except for the green beans which were somewhat stringy.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore
{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

A pineapple and black pepper sorbet was served in between courses as a palate cleanser. The portion size is just right without being over filling.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

I went with the vegetarian main course of Mille feuille of crisp potato, cottage cheese vegetables with herb cream sauce, which was indeed as good to taste as it was to look. There is a turkey option and a fillet mignon option, do check the complete menu link given at the end of the post.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

The dessert was served on a two tiered platter and it was quite a spread -Slice of Christmas cake, gently warmed stollen, mince pie, plum pudding with brandy sauce a scoop of vanilla bean gelato. My favourite here was the vanilla bean gelato and the plum pudding.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore
{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

The brunch ends with a selection of cookies and your choice of tea / coffee.

{Eating out in Bangalore} Xmas lunch and dinner at Novotel, Bangalore

This is a good spread, with vegetarian options specially taken care of. Given that it's INR 999+taxes, I'd say it's reasonably VFM.

Complete details of the menu uploaded here

Special Christmas 4 Course menu

To be served for Lunch Dinner on 25th Dec at The Square, Novotel, _Price: Rs 999 + taxes _(includes one glass of Mulled Wine

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