JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa spotlit me solid with its specialty dining experiences. Before I could completely digest my breakfast by the stream, I was out to enjoy a farm lunch. The folks at JW Marriott grow a lot of organic stuff on their farm. And they can set a table for a lunch or dinner on the same stunning venue. It was such a pleasure to see tomatoes growing on the vine. So here I go talking about my farm lunch with JW Marriott Mussoorie.
I was sold out on the setting as soon as I set my eyes on it. Right at the entrance there were coolers consisting of champagne and ice lolly. But as I do not like ice lollies I gave it a miss and I am sure it was my loss. They had also kept sunglasses thoughtfully, just in case you forgot to bring yours!
I was ready to dig into the soup as soon as it was served because I was hungry. We had just come back after spending a long time outdoors and that works wonders for whipping up an appetite. My soup vanished in record time.
Then came the wonderful starters and I ate everything you see on the plate and when I say everything I mean everything. The artichokes were flavorful and the salad leaves crisp and tasty. You can see my excellent accompaniment for lunch in the picture- a nice and cool Stella Artois.
Chef Sunil and his team prepared excellent pasta and risotto for our main course. They served the pumpkin risotto in the pumpkin shell itself. The vial is of olive oil.
And to cap it all was this jar of tiramisu which was sinfully good! I told Sunil that he should serve it in much smaller jars. He vehemently disagreed! I finished it all and I am waiting to eat it again!
So here is a heartfelt thanks to Sunil Kumar and his team for the excellent hospitality and food. I will remember them a little more fondly because of their interest in photography, Canon shooters too!
PS. I was invited on this trip by JW Marriott Mussoorie
As I was getting down to the stream near the Himalayan Adventure Institute I was happy to walk. There is something about the uneven mountain road, it immediately sets me at peace. I was completely engrossed in figuring out where to put my next feet for ten minutes or so! As I approached the end of the path, there it was, the grand setup of the breakfast by the stream by JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa.
Now I am no stranger to eating by the streams on my treks. But that means munching on a chocolate or eating packed lunch or breakfast! But here we were, standing in front of a breakfast spread beyond sumptuous. And what you see in the first picture is just a part of the entire setup.
My next thought was that water would be cold! Having some acquaintance with mountain streams, I was not sure if I would be happy to put my feet in water for an extended period of time! The good people at JW Marriott Mussoorie had thought about it. At the foot of the table was a mesh that acted as a comfortable footrest.
Neeraj was serving at our table. There were four tables in the stream. I asked Neeraj if he was a local to which he replied in affirmative. He was ever cheerful standing in the stream! Only a local can do it.
The setting was so captivating that food took a secondary seat for a while. But then, I settled down to eat. I enjoyed the wonderfully done yogurt, carrot juice and walnut cakes. This trip was known as the #walnuttrail. I washed it off with many cups of masala tea.
However, the icing on the cake were the hot parathas served right in the middle of the stream! I stuffed on gobhi parathas and the local delicacy daal paratha. After coming back from the trip I have not gone anywhere near a weighing machine, I am sure I have gained weight! I stayed away from the weighing machine in the bathroom of the hotel as well!
Many things about this trip that will get written, but the breakfast by the stream was extra special. JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa can arrange it for the guests. It is priced at 4500 Indian Rupees per person.
Executive Chef Sunil and his team has come up with many such innovative dining ideas at the resort but for me the star was this setup of the breakfast by the stream.
PS. I was invited by the resort on the walnut trail.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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