Enjoy Easter Sunday at 1911 and La Baguette, The Imperial Delhi
If you’ve been wondering what to do during the Easter weekend in Delhi, then look no further. Put the Easter Sunday special brunch buffet at 1911 on your to-do list. Last week, we were invited for a special preview and boy, am I glad that we went with empty tummies. The spread was elaborate and delicious.
Set up in the cozy bar area of 1911, the buffet table was bursting with food – from roasted and braised meats, to cold cuts and salad, we were spoiled for choice. We managed to have a little chat with Chef Prem K Pogakula, the Executive Chef at The Imperial, about the menu. He spoke about how he wanted to step away from modern, global cuisine and go back to the roots. The Easter Brunch menu is all about simple, traditional flavours and a “country food” feel.
The stellar dish from the buffet was the Fennel & Orange Braised Pork Belly. It was flavourful, tender, melt-in-your-mouth and we just couldn’t get enough of it. We went back for seconds and thirds. The stuffed Leg of Lamb and the Beer Roasted Chicken come next. The Minced Lamb Pie was delicately flavoured with a flaky, buttery crust. You can probably tell that we spent most of our appetite on the meats! Unlike AK, I just cannot do without some greens to be able to put away so much meat so I feasted on the Assorted Lettuce as well as the Roasted Baby Carrots + Beans.
Of the vegetarian fare (which I didn’t concentrate on too hard, to be honest), the Quinoa & Polenta Steaks with Parmesan Cream were creamy and delicious and as was the Gratin Asparagus Hollandaise. They also had Ratatouille and Baked Rigatoni but I was too full up to give them more than a little taste.
For the seafood lovers, they had a Seafood Paella, loaded with clams and a Spinach & Salmon Strudel. The Paella was delicious but maybe a little out of sync with the rest of menu while the Strudel was a little too dry for my liking.
Dessert was an intensely spiced, rum-loaded, flambéed yeasted cake that the Chef called Baba au Rum. It’s not for the faint hearted, but if you love spiced boozy desserts, then this is definitely for you! Check out Chef Prem in action…
If you’re a meat lover, I’d say head over to 1911 at The Imperial on Sunday with a big appetite and I’m sure you’ll walk away satiated and very happy! If you’re a vegetarian, there’s plenty of variety for you too but you may feel just a little jealous of the meaty spread.
PS: if you’re looking for fun and delicious Easter goodies like Easter Bunnies, Easter Eggs and Egg Baskets, you’re in luck because La Baguette (the French Patisserie at The Imperial) is selling them from 9th – 16th April. So stock up and surprise your kids with all these fun treats!
Where: 1911 Bar & Restaurant at The Imperial Delhi (Janpath) – visit website here.
When: Easter Sunday Brunch on 16th April, 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm; Easter Goodies available from 9th – 16th April, 10 am – 10 pm
Price: INR 3500+taxes per adult; INR 1750+taxes per child below 12 years
Reservations/Enquiries: 011- 41116602/6603
Photo Credits: The Imperial Delhi
Video: Shot & edited by Arjun on his iPhone
Full Disclosure: We were invited for lunch to 1911 and we did not pay for our meal. However, all opinions expressed are my own.