One of the many things we all missed during lockdown amidst the pandemic was definitely noshing up on good food at a lively restaurant. Didn't we? And if you are someone who loves to live it up on a lazy Sunday brunch with family and friends along with live music, open kitchen and some good wine, past six months must've been hard. No matter how much we experimented in the kitchen or tried to recreate the same aura at home, we couldn't really match up. But thanks to the 'Unlock' phases across the country, many of our favourite restaurants and hotels are now opening. And keeping up with all the new norms, one of Delhi's most favourite Sunday Brunch hotspots, K3 at JW Marriott Aerocity, reopened its doors to the public.
Also known as New Delhi's 'Food Theatre', K3 is an all-day dining restaurant that has been hosting enormous Sunday brunches since long and never fails to impress the guests. With its three live kitchens offering three distinct cuisines- Indian, Cantonese and Tuscan, K3 has an array of over 100 dishes along with a spectacular range of beverages coupled with live music to enthral the guests. K3 is one place you would want to keep coming back to for a relaxing weekend. Having attended one of the Sunday brunches earlier, the post-covid scare was definitely there while going to a buffet brunch place, but we were delighted to see how K3 has seamlessly adapted to the new normal without compromising on the vibe.
With its open kitchen and buffet, one could simply go and pick whatever they wanted in the pre-covid times. But with the new normal, you can simply scan the menu and place an order sitting at your table or to the K3 staff who will serve everything contactless. You can also walk all around the K3 arena, look at everything that is there on each counter and simply tell the chef your choice or preferences, to be served on your table. The restaurant keeps all the dishes on the counter sealed to ensure hygiene.
We started off with cold cuts such as salmon and salamis along with a chicken salad with juicy dressing over smoked chicken. The grilled kebab platter was full of classics such as fish tikkas, galouti kebabs along with an impressive serving of roasted duck. The kebab platter was a gastronomic bliss by Chef Aalim Qureshi, a descendant of the legendary chef Imtiaz Qureshi.
The Tuscan menu was an expansive one and we chose to go with ravioli with pesto and fresh herbs along with tomato foccasia garlic bread. While we noshed on a lot of meat on the table, the duck rolls stood out with its sweet and chilli minced stuffing and a crispy layer. The Asian fare was an impressive mix of sui mai, kung pao chicken and Cantonese style spare ribs.
We kept the main course simple with some duck curry along with jasmine rice. From the Indian fare we were served the special mutton curry, chicken biryani along and assortment of breads. To finish off, we had an array of desserts full of multifarious barfis and ladoos such as kaju phool and kaju kamal along with tartlets, ice creams and more.
After the government allowed serving of alcohol across restaurants, the food theatre has also started to serve the best of spirits and cocktails to its guests. So one can choose from a wide variety of concoctions and brews to go along with the gourmet affair!
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.