Strawberry Tart- Radisson Blu Plaza, Gurgaon

 

 

We were there last week and this is all about our experience at NYC, New York Cafe at Radisson Blu Plaza. Last Thursday, my husband returned to India for a week and of course I was a happy wife. On the very first day, I took him out for a lavish luncheon treat at NYC. I was invited for the food tasting and review of the restaurant and it was a privilege to take him along too. It had been long that we had gone for an afternoon date and there it happened. Thanks to Radisson Blu!

 

 

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Radisson Blu Plaza Mahipalpur

 

 

I love this place and I have memories from here. My first job with Nokia Siemens Network in 2007 had sent me for a one day training/certification and I had flown from Lucknow to be here. In fact, officially that was my first tryst with this international chain that is named after the 17th-century French explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson. After that I have been to this place many a times for different events but never for a review. Thus it felt different last week. 

 

 

 

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The carpet and the flower decoration got my eye almost immediately -Radisson Blu Plaza

 

 

 

This was most centrally located and the minute we walked in hand in hand after giving our car for valet parking, I was on my job of clicking pictures. Oh yes, the blogger in me is never at rest and I have an eye for everything that is colorful, pleasing and interesting. It was sharp 1:30 in the afternoon and I was right there at the promised time.

 

 

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NYC is an all day dining ,a multi cuisine restaurant at Radisson Blu Plaza, Mahipalpur

 

 

We walked towards our right in the lobby towards the lounge and bar area. NYC is located right opposite to it, just a few steps from the reception area. Its easy to spot the catchy logo of NYC in red. I was met by the Director PR and Marketing Communications along with the PR person. We exchanged greetings and soon I was comfortably placed on my promised table. Next, I was introduced to the manager on job and from there began my foodie journey for the day.

 

 

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Catchy logo of NYC in Red

 

 

He walked me around the restaurant and filled me with the relevant information.  I learnt that the restaurant has a theme based cuisine every day along with Indian and Oriental cuisine as a daily fix. They have 15 themes and they keep rotating it. Food was placed all around me. The Dessert and fruits counter is placed right in front and the beautiful tarts and muffins looked super attractive. Then as we went around the food setting, we came across salads, oriental cuisine, breads and soup, and the main course -Indian and Theme of the day. Right at the end there was a live station which was meant to take orders for the starters.

 

 

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The manager on job keeping a watch on everything

Of course, by this time I knew it was a lavish spread and even if I ate one spoon of everything, I could not manage to savor everything. In the first round, I was already tempted to some of the things that looked deliciously awesome. I was happy to discover that the theme for the day was Mexican and interestingly, I have taste for it.

 

 

NYC, Theme of the day-Mexican
Theme of the day-Mexican

 

 

While I was still thinking whether to go around clicking pictures first or eating, one of the staff member came forward and politely asked me for my orders. My husband had taken a full round and was happily placed that the buffet had lots of vegetarian dishes. He was already sorted, gave orders for Amritsari Paneer and walked to the salads section. I chose to walk to the live station first and take some pictures before starting my meals.

Here are some of the clicks before I went ahead with food-tasting

 

 

Lots of varieties of food, Fruit counter
Whats your favorite fruit?

 

 

Cheesy Section
Say Cheese!!!

 

 

 

Salads, baby Tomatoes, Olives, Green and Black
Most colorful Veg Salad- Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Green Onion and Olives

 

 

From the Non Veg Salad
A click from the Non-Veg Salad section

 

 

 

The Indian way- Chutney, Onions, Chillis and Lemon, NYC
The Indian way- Chutney, Onions, Chillis and Lemon

 

 

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Chicken Fajita Wrap

 

 

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Tawa Machi

 

 

At the Live station, there were more options like Charra Aloo and Prawn Guacamole Tart but  I ordered for Chicken Fajita Wrap and Tawa Machi and on the way filled my plate with the salads and greens. By this time, my husband was already doing good and I could see a couple of interesting things on our table already.  The Amritsari Paneer looked delectable and the cheese-lings looked absolutely inviting. I tasted one of each and I must say they rightly set my mood for the rest of the food.

 

 

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Salads on my plate

 

 

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Amritsari Paneer- Part of Veg Starters

 

 

Cheesy, Cheese, Cheeselings
Deep Fried and Cheesy and absolutely yum

 

 

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A closer look of a cute little salad plate- Greens, Beans and Mushroom

 

 

While I was having the salads, my plate of starters was delivered on my table and it looked something like this. (Picture below) Don’t tell me you aren’t tempted. The tomato salsa, green chutney, some onions together with the chicken fajita wrap and the tawa fish pleased both my eyes and taste buds. The Tawa Machi was soft and juicy and tasted great. The fajita wrap was plain okay.

 

 

Tawa machi and Chicken fajita wrap
Tawa Machi and Chicken Fajita Wrap

 

 

After having a fair amount of the starters, I went on to serve myself soup and some portions from the oriental cuisine. The noodles, friend rice and the fish looked great. I placed a spoonful of each because there was lots to eat yet.  As always I was doing the non-vegetarian part and my husband was giving me his feedback for the veg part.  Anyways I always had the advantage of eating both.  This time, I brought back some more salads and some pak choi, noodles and fish. Everything about these was good. The soup was interesting. The dumplings had that black pepper inside it which gave it a nice flavor. It was evident that the chef loved the use of Indian spices and he used them in their solid form more than powder. I relished the taste.

 

 

Chicken dumplings, Leek and Potato Soup
Chicken dumplings, Leek and Potato Soup

 

 

Pok Choi, Noodles, Fish, Fried Rice
Oriental Cuisine-Pok Choi, Noodles, Fish, Fried Rice

 

 

After this, my husband went for a share of Mexican dishes and I went and brought back some Biryani from the Indian and some chicken from the Mexican section. I must tell you that Biryani was very tasty. It was cooked to perfection. The taste of the onions and the rice and the meat was standing out differently. The chicken curry was nice but not one of the best that I have eaten.

 

 

Vegetarian Mexican
Vegetarian Mexican options that my husband tried

 

 

My plate- A little bit of Indian and Mexican-Non veg
My plate- A little bit of Indian and Mexican-Non veg

 

 

Our Indian Plate
You should not skip the Indian Cuisine here, its the best

 

 

What I loved about the Mexican theme was that the food was good and of course we got to eat beyond the  tacos and rice. The peri peri chicken was attractive and appetizing. The baked eggplant looked great but I did not relish it actually. The fish with olives was good. In fact I would say the Indian cuisine deserves applaud not just for the biryani but for the Daal, the mixture of veggies, palak paneer and more. The use of Indian spices made the dishes delicious.

 

 

Some of the food that looked super tempting at the food station and  couldn’t resist the urge of removing the lids and clicking the pictures. One of the chefs walked to me and also asked, hope the food looks good madam and it tastes good too. I told him, all this while its been great. This lavish spread has much to satisfy people of all ages and of all kinds of taste buds.

 

 

Fish cooked in Chinese style
Sliced Fish cooked in Chinese style- It had Minced Garlic, Orange, Honey and Sambal

 

 

Fish with bell peppers, Onions, Capers, Olives and Chillies
Fish with bell peppers, Onions, Capers, Olives and chilies

 

 

 

Eggplant baked with cheese
Baked eggplant with spinach and cheese

 

 

Peri Peri Chicken with tomato Onion and Jalapeno Chilli
Peri Peri Chicken with Tomato Onion and Jalapeno Chilli

 

 

There were an array of options in the dessert section. I do not have a sweet tooth and I can never do justice to such lavish spreads. I am glad my husband had an opinion for most of the things and he helped me pick a few which were the best among them.  The manager had told me that they served a combination of different desserts for the different days in the week but Kalakand was a constant everyday. And this gave me an idea that there must be something special about it. As guessed, it was made to perfection. It had just the right amount of sweet, the way I like it.

 

 

The Dessert Plate
The Sinful Dessert Plate

 

 

Desserts, NYC
Some more desserts

 

 

The malpua looked beautiful but to maintain its circular shape, it was thick and tasted ordinary. The cinnamon muffin with the apple was meant for the people who were told to eat only sugar-free. The vanilla baked Yoghurt was my favorite.

 

 

No, dint eat this cake but clicked it

 

 

Overall, it was a great afternoon with a variety of good food. This buffet is a must-do in Delhi.  A thumps up from my side. Whenever you are here, go after a very light breakfast. This place will give you loads to hog on. A few dishes were plain normal but quite much of it was made to entice your taste buds. And of course everyone has his or her own liking so I am sure you gonna find your digs here. I would rate it 8/10. 

 

 

Do drop in and tell me how was your experience. And for now, you can just tell me which is the most tempting picture from the above.

 

 

Radisson Blu Plaza
Radisson Blu Plaza

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Manjulika Pramod

An engineer who loves to be called a blogger more!
Traveler, short-story writer, voracious reader, foodie is the better me!
Reading, eating, traveling, exploring, observing and blogging are the beautiful highs of my life.