It was the superlative reviews that impelled me to try out the food at Le Meridien, Gurgaon. The executive Chef Tanweer Kwatra has many accolades conferred on him by one and all .Honestly having heard so much about his mastery over the craft, I was almost worried of a reputation preceding him kinda scenario. It was with such raised expectations that I stepped into the plush lounge of Le Meridien, and onto Latest recipe- the hub of culinary action that afternoon- to try out their newly launched summer menu.
I’ve saved the best for the last and that was the Okonomiyaki. It’s a Japanese pancake which uses cabbage as base, and Chef Tanveer‘s customised version incorporated corn to render a vegetarian pancake. One bite of the okonomiyaki resulted in an explosion of textures and flavours in my mouth and makes this one my personal favourite.
The gluttonous afternoon ended with some Mochi ice-cream, the pink and yellow colour palette by virtue of the strawberry and banana ice-cream filling enclosed in mochi was so girly and reminded me of teens ,1st crush and all things nice. This was so delectable that I was tempted to ask for another serving thus overstuffing myself and with that ended my prettiest meal in a long time. Not that I am complaining about being stuffed especially when the food’s as scrumptious as the chef .For like Oscar Wilde I too can resist anything except temptation!