New Menu At The Pavilion, ITC Maurya Has Stunning North Indian Picks

The New Menu At The Pavilion, ITC Maurya Has Butter Chicken & Dilli Chaat

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Salt & Sandals sampled the new menu at Pavilion, ITC Maurya, and tells us all about the experience.

First Things First

Named after the Maurya dynasty, ITC Maurya at Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi is one of the oldest and finest hotels in the city. With its finesse in the hospitality sector, be it accommodation or food and beverage, it hosts the elites from the society. The Hotel houses the internationally acclaimed restaurants Bukhara and Dum Pukht which have been voted among the top notch restaurants in the world. The Pavilion, the 24-hour coffee shop located at the lobby level of the hotel has always offered a lavish spread of Indian and global cuisine in their elaborate buffet and a la carte formats. Overlooking the poolside with ample of natural light and its cheerful ambience, The Pavilion is the perfect option for all day dining at The ITC Maurya.

A Fascinating New Menu

With the onset of winter season, the kitchen brigade under the expertise of Senior Executive Chef Manisha Bhasin introduced a fascinating new menu which we were invited to try. In an interaction with us, Chef Bhasin stresses the need for the purity of the ingredients to be used in each dish which is the key to culinary excellence and has been the prime focus of the “Responsible Luxury” the hotel offers.

The Pavilion has maintained a tradition of serving bread with a dressing in the start of every meal, so we were served with Amaranth & Finger Millet Ciabatta, a crusty bread with Beetroot Pesto to start our culinary journey. The next on the course was a Shrimp Cocktail, drenched in a classic cocktail sauce beautifully presented in large martini glass. The vegetarian dish of this course was cheesy centred Molten Brie with Spicy Apple Chutney. From the Tureen section, a healthy, mild and appetising Butternut Squash and Carrot Puree was served hot with a crispy toast.

What’s More?

A nicely assembled Chicken Katsu Burger was the star dish of the meal. A huge chicken patty, stacked in a rye and sunflower seeds bun with fresh horseradish served with grain mustard relish. We enjoyed some local love too, with the rich and creamy Butter Chicken served with crispy buttered naans. The vegetarian dish in this course was the Indian street food speciality Dilli Ki Chaat, with portions of Dahi Gujjia, Moong Dal ke Ggulgulle and Tikki Chaat. The journey ended with sinful and decadent desserts, the first one being The Pavilion Chocolate Fudge. Soft and moist fudge cake with vanilla ice cream topped with a delicious jaggery sauce. The Milk Chocolate Parfait was a blend of great texture and a mild sweet taste, which gave a perfect ending to our culinary journey.

Do plan a visit to The Pavilion for a cosy and comforting dining experience and be assured to be delighted with these offerings from the new menu with an exemplary service and warm hospitality.

This article was originally published on Salt & Sandals.

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About Sudipto De

Dr Sudipto De is a food and travel blogger who writes at www.saltandsandals.com. A Bengali who has a hectic schedule at the hospital, his love for eating and travelling is what keeps him sane. His penchant for trying out different cuisines and adventure takes root in his profession where taking risk is of a second nature.