Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Sunday Brunch | Bookmark This Brunch For A Fun-Filled Family Outing

Delhi summers are infamous for their sweltering heat and every year we read about ‘record-breaking’ soaring temperatures. Thus school holidays between May to July see most families leaving the city for at least a few days to get some respite from the weather. But, what about the remaining days?! Besides the summer camps, indoor activities and playdates to be organized to keep the tots happy through the summer vacations, there are some fun outings for the whole family.

The recently launched Picnic Brunch at Westin Sohna is the perfect getaway for squeezing in an extra road trip this summer. There are many Sunday brunches within the city that offer great food. But this one is different. The drive from Delhi {and a fair distance from Gurgaon also} meanders through villages and fields for the last 15-odd kilometers, making it ideal to amp up the music and have time for old-fashioned car games designed for long journeys. Upon reaching, the resort, set amidst a verdant 45-acre expanse, with amaltas and gulmohar trees in full bloom and gurgling water bodies is delightful even in this weather.

The unending choice of food in the brunch.

The extensive choice of Sunday Brunch includes the entire gamut, salads and appetizers, Indian and Italian mains at The Living Room, a live pasta and grills counter and even a rustic village woman making fresh tawa rotis served with a local subzi to add to the experience. While there is something for everybody, you possibly can’t eat it all. If you want my recommendation, I would suggest that you start with the antipasti counter with quality cold cuts, mezze, seafood and cheese counter. Then move on to Xiao Chi, the tastefully done up Oriental restaurant, for dimsum, soup, and Chinese and Thai mains. This space is quieter and away from the buzz, though you can still enjoy the live music wafting in from outside. The dessert spread is as extensive as the rest of the food. From cookies and gummie bears at the candy bar to ice creams and cakes and pastries the choice is endless. The highlight however is the seasonal desserts, most of them made with fresh mangoes.

Xiao Chi serves good Oriental food in a lovely setting.

And now for the best part: the Picnic Brunch goes beyond the food on offer, it includes pool access and complimentary activities for kids including golf, pottery, visit to the duck pond, art competition, badminton and more. Horse riding, go karting, archery, paintball are also available but cost extra and are not included in the brunch package. While the courteous staff is taking you around for the various activities, they are happy to show all that the resort offers, from the little zoo that has guinea fowl, rabbits and emus to the Westin Lake that makes for the perfect spot for some motorized para-gliding. Tempting you to come back for a stay, maybe? Why not! The summer is long and short getaways are always a great idea.

Many activities keep that you and the kids in holiday mood.

Picnic Brunch at Westin Sohna Resort
Every Sunday, 19th May 2019 till 28th July 2019.
Timings: 12.30 pm till 04.00 pm
Price: Rs 2,700++ onwards for adults; Rs 1,350 ++ for kids up to 12 years.

Ph: +91 124 7112233, +917428722903