The colour Burgundy evokes a rich imagery in my mind. Like purple it connotes royalty, but without being stodgy! Well did the the restaurant Burgundy live up to this imagery it certainly did. Burgundy is located in Somerset Greenways, a premium serviced apartment. It is an all day dining restaurant with a punch line "A new gourmet of color". The restaurant was roomy with a lounge area, bar area and a long counter for buffet. They also have the alfresco option. Vipin Sachdev and his wife were kind enough to join us for the review too.
|Somna Sachdev, a wonderful hostess|
I expected the menu to be continental, but I was really surprised to see Indian dishes. The buffet spread is very kind to the vegetarians with out the overdose of potatoes and paneer. The buffet was placed on a warm counter which took care of the temperature of food. Buffet food is usually made in huge quantities and it feels like a factory production. The spread here was laid out in copper coloured pans and in manageable quantities, which was a welcome break. The salad counter was also temperature controlled, the counter top was cold so there is no fear of eating wilted or stale salad.
The starters were served on the table.
Take a look at the chat that was served on the table. I liked the Dahi puri chat, which was not overtly spicy
The tandoori vegetables were a little spicy for me. I got a selection of Cauliflower,Broccoli and Zucchini. The Tandoori paneer was soft. I just nibbled at the buffalo mozzarella cheese from the sandwich. I did not want to stuff my self up.
I had a glass of yummy orange juice along with the starters
Check out the Salad counter.
Pasta Salad and Cucumber and cherry tomato salad
An array of dips to choose from Tzatziki,Hummus,Guacamole and Babaganoush
From the salad counter I liked these two salads the best, the apple pear salad and the pumpkin pepper salad. I loved the petite dishes they were served on and the taste was absolutely refreshing.
Now moving over to the main course. I was already feeling stuffed by this time, and I had so many dishes to taste. It was visually overwhelming too.Vipin Sachdev, was keeping us thoroughly entertained and man he is so knowledgeable. At the end of the meet I called him the "walking wikipedia". He surely is a seasoned entrepreneur.
It was really nice to see Avarakkai kootu. It tasted just like home made food.This was really a surprise element for me and I enjoyed eating this.
The roasted vegetables tasted great too.
|Rice is nice- A selection of curd rice,lemon rice and biryani|
|Raw banana poriyal|
Lyonnaise potatoes-French styled potatoes
These are some of the dishes I liked. The buffet surely has something for everyone from South Indian,North Indian,Thai,Chinese and Continental. A crowd pleaser for sure.The variety is mind boggling. They also have a live chat and dosa counter.The highlight from the main course for me was the raw banana curry and the broad bean melange.
I had been to the launch party of Burgundy I have included some pictures from there. I cannot get over the Baklava from the party. I have noticed that whenever this dessert is placed on the counter, the stock clearance takes place very soon! The Broccoli pizza tasted good, but I still prefer the wood fired one from Tuscana.
|Rotating pizza oven with an internal flame|
There was a small group of ladies who were ordering their drinks for their kitty party. Mr Ananth one of the staff members informed me that during the day you can order non alcoholic drinks like this one here.
The passion Mojito
Finally moving on to the desserts. They have a good selection of Indian and continental desserts.
I liked the mango mouse in this selection. Next I dug into the Sachertorte, the classic dessert from Vienna, but I could not taste the apricot glaze. The Thai coconut custard was average, but it was beautifully decorated with a blob of cream and a stalk of lemon grass, like my friend said reminding one of the Jasmine flower. Next time will try their Rasmalai.
To wash down all these excesses I had some English tea. Vipin offered to take us on a tour of the kitchen. The kitchen is the best in its class. They have a separate space where the desserts are plated up, this zone is temperature controlled. They do not make desserts here but source it from their centralized kitchen. The fruits are cling wrapped, the food is tagged with stickers and a date on them. They have water proof switches. They have drain points in the kitchen to facilitate easy cleaning.They have a walk in freezer unit, an infrared gun to detect refrigeration gas leakage!. I can confidently say that Burgundy takes utmost care when it comes to food safety and hygiene. I was so enlightened at the end of the tour. We also got a sneak peek of the B Bar.
|Food tags from my mobile phone|
|The TV dinner pack from Burgundy-from my mobile phone|
There was another perk during this food review. We checked out the suite at Somerset. It was so cool. The best part of this tour for me was the infinity pool. Do check it out.
|The infinity pool from my mobile phone|
What a review this was I had great food to sample, got to visit the Burgundy kitchen and the final treat to my eyes was the infinity pool at Somerset Greenways. A big thank you to Vipin and Somna Sachdev for taking time out from their busy schedule and spending quality time with us. Thank you CFG another lovely opportunity to learn so much about food. The Sunday brunch costs Rs 1,250, the lunch buffet costs Rs 750 and dinner costs 975.They are open from 6.30 a.m till midnight and if its on the menu its available any time at Burgundy. Tune into Burgundy you will become a friend very soon.