this is a note on stay in a nice resort & its food. Apologize that I am unable to publish food pics – lost all of that
In a nutshell
A nice resort inside a coffee plantation that serves very good food, has personalised service
Address & other details: green pastures
Meal for 2: part of stay package
Cuisine type : vegetarian & nonvegetarian
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Short description – in case u r in a hurry:
We booked this place thru one of the popular ebooking sites. We had just read reviews on the site and some pictures.
We arrived here one evening to realize that the resort is located in a much more remote area than what we had imagined and that it is way better than what we thought it wud be. It is actually in the middle of a plantation – a drive away from the main city.
The resort is new but it is made to look retro. It looks like an old building that has been maintained well.
The furniture were all different from each other – retro look ones.
The resort had organized activities for the guests and people seemed to enjoy that a lot. We spent a good time chatting with the young owner & hearing about the place, tourism in the state, how they built this place etc.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that they served very good food.
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
In the evening snacks were being prepared one by one and served to all the guests, most of whom were in the common areas – near the camp fire or in the lobby area that had a carrom board and places for people to sit and chat.
The first dish was called ‘Chinese tikki’ – I took a bite into this with a bit of apprehension, only to realize that this was a veggie tikki with perfect seasoning and a crisp outer layer. It was called Chinese coz the veggies used were the same as those used in indianized Chinese food – cabbage, capsicum etc. There was chaat Masala on top. Loved munching on this sinodilli fusion food. Rate it 4.25/5
We were served some amazing rasam that was made from scratch. Super loved it. Refreshing and just too good. Rate it 4.5/5
Chicken pepper garlic was excellent – it was juicy soft pieces of chicken with generous amount of garlic and good amount of pepper. Loved it a lot, to the extent that were refilled our plates few times. The chicken was just addictive. Rate it 4.5/5
Gobhi manchurian, another sino Ludhianvi fusion food was good to taste. It was coated, deep fried cauliflower, sautéed in imaginary ‘Chinese’ sauces (most people in China have actually never come across ‘Chinese sauces’ used in india). Rate it 3/5
We also had a rawa fried freshwater fish. It was very good. The rawa coating helped retain the juiciness of the fish. Rate it 3.5/5
We had a warm drink made from poppy seeds – it was sweet, full of dry fruit paste and poppy seeds. Very interesting and very nice. Rate it 4.5/5
We started with chholey – it was good. The chholey were firm yet soft, retained their shape. The gravy was very tasty. Good dish. Rate it 3.5/5
Next dish we had was a home style khichadi – super simple, had full flavours of daal. Least spices, very subtle flavours. We poured a spoon of aromatic cow ghee on top. The dish became awesome. Rate this 4.5/5
We also had butter chicken. This was not close to the butter chicken of delhi (Delhi butter chicken is made with tandoori chicken in a tomato gravy and cream on top). It was good on its own. Rate it 3.5/5
Average rating of food at the place is 4/5.
Loved this place. Will revisit if around.