Travelling these days has become tough with the souring temperatures, its always better to stay indoors. But a food enthusiast like me nothing comes between me and FOOD, be it anytime of the day or night. After a very strenuous sunny day, the closest place for me to get relaxed was Novotel and without wasting time I along with a friend rushed into The Square. It was peace of mind and tranquility personified once seated inside the restaurant. What more one can expect; when you are greeted with a very revitalizing glass of white wine and said that day special was Spanish Tapas Feast. In Spanish, Tapas means snacks or appetizers. I thanked my good heavens that day for getting me there to savour the Spanish cuisine.
After finishing a glass of wine went around to have a glimpse of what is in store for me on the buffet. First I stared with the Garlic Camarones (shrimps) and Maorish Kebabs which is a chicken skewer, they were nice and different. Then I had salads from the olive bar which include Stuffed olives, pitted olives, green whole olives, sereno ham with melon, roast ham with caramelised onions, chicken olive salad, mixed seafood with dill vinegrate. I must say these were impressive and different from the regular salads.
I took a small break after having so many salads and finished another glass of wine. Mean while steward got me few of the veg snacks, mushroom skewers with goat cheese sauce, it was just out of the world. Then I was served the grilled zucchini with cream cheese and sundried tomatoes. But the best of the veggies was the marinated artichoke and bell peppers done to perfection, I could not control myself from having one more serving with a glass of wine.
Now I moved to the main course with braised chicken with almonds and catalan lamb shanks. I must say these two dishes were perfect with good amount of spices and just the right blend of flavours. The meat was simply melting in the mouth. Apart from the Spanish cuisine they also had lots of other appetizing Indian and Chinese dishes, which I choose to stay away from as I wanted to relish on the Spanish ones only.
Finally I had the Spanish special desserts; Crème Catalina also known as Crème Brulee which I am a huge fan of. It was lip smacking and yummy. Then I had Natillas, a traditional Spanish dessert, a custard dish made with milk and eggs. I had two servings of each of these dishes.
Overall I was very satisfied with the buffet and should applaud the F & B dept and the chefs for very carefully selecting the dishes and executing the Spanish cuisine. I was told every Wednesday they would be hosting the Spanish tapas food festival. It's worth a try and value for money.
Food Quantity N/A
Food Quality 4.5/5