1911, the fine dining restaurant of the Imperial Delhi is hosting a French Food Fiesta from 12th to 21st July 2019 in honor of the Bastille Day! I was invited for the media lunch of the same!
It is always a pleasure to go to the Imperial for they organize the events with a lot of care. Also after going there so many times I know the people, it is great fun to meet them again!
The executive chef of the Imperial Hotel Prem K Pogakula explained that a traditional French lunch or dinner could go up to 17 courses over three to four hours!
Being a vegetarian has its own ups and downs when it comes to exploring world cuisine. However, I knew I would be well catered to at the Imperial. There was Ratatouille, baked potatoes and rice in herbs for the main course for me.
For non vegetarians main dishes to choose from are Filet de Doré Jaune, Riz Noir et Beurre Citron – Pan fried John dory, black rice and lemon butter sauce , Filet de Loup, Ratatouille et Sauce Vierge-Fillet o seabass, ratatouille and “sauce vierge” and Filet Grillé, Sauce Béarnaise aux Poivre et Pommes Allumettes – Tenderloin with matchstick potatoes, bearnaise or pepper sauce.
Desserts were Île Flottante meringue – Served on Crème Anglaise and Poire Belle Hélène – Poached pears served with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce.
A meal for two costs 7000 plus taxes. If you are craving for French food and in a mood to splurge, do check out the fiesta at the Imperial.
PS. I was invited for this media lunch by the hotel!
My association as a blogger with The Imperial New Delhi is an old one. I always love going to their events. For this Mother’s Day they invited me to The Imperial Salon for a pampering session and I truly loved it.
The Imperial’s Salon is housed in a beautiful building. The Spa is open only to the residents but the Salon can be used by other guests too!
The days are getting sweltering hot in my part of the world! My daughter Chhavi and I are getting baked on the tennis courts, she much more than me. The last match she won, it was played was in 41 degree Celsius and her opponent vomited and retired! Given this backdrop, the idea of spending sometime in the salon was tempting!
I love the decor of the place, it is elegant. I also love the fact that at the events I get to meet fellow bloggers! For the Mother’s Day session I went for a pedicure and hair wash session.
As my friends tell me, I am a bad customer for a salon! I will say you can apply any color nail polish when asked for a choice! I am someone who did not find time to get my hair trimmed for last 2 years at least!
But I have to say my hair looks amazing after the Kerastase treatment! I have frizzy, dry hair and they have been like this like always! It feels good to have tame soft, hair but then I know it will last for a few days! And then I will get sucked in my daily routine once again and salons will not figure in it in a long time!
So a big thank you to the Imperial Salon for making me pause and get pampered in advance for this Mother’s Day!
It is that time of the year, when the weather is excellent and festivity is in the air! I was part of the cheer at The Imperial Delhi which was such good fun.
As soon as I walked in I was greeted by this beautifully done Christmas Tree in the lobby. It has been hand crafted by French florists Mrs and Mr. Groll.
In the lobby there is the grand Ginger Bread House with Santa on his sleigh, giving company to the Christmas Tree!
The main venue of the Christmas Carnival was the laws of the 1911 restaurant. It was good weather to be outdoors and enjoy the Christmas decorations.
I love clicking the small things, like this decoration on the table! Over the years I have attended so many events at The Imperial. But there are some places I always love to go back to and this is one of them!
All the usual Christmas items made an appearance, the Poinsettias were specially resplendent!
There was plenty of good food too, there was spinach, saffron and beetroot pasta! I tried the saffron one with the tomato sauce and it was delicious.
I am totally partial to desserts and I enjoyed gingerbread and ice cream, it was a delightful Christmas treat!
Finally the Santa Claus arrived religiously followed by excited kids where ever he went.
The Christmas festivity continues at The Imperial. You can find the most indulgent Christmas goodies at their patisserie La Baguette, to celebrate the yuletide spirit. Be a part of this celebration extraordinaire on the Christmas eve i.e. 24th December 2018 with an exquisite Christmas eve dinner buffet at1911 Restaurant( all day dining restaurant) from 6.30 to 11.45 pm. Wallow in amidst the sun-kissed 1911 lawns, as we delight you with a lavish Christmas Brunch on 25th December 2018. There is plenty planned for the new year eve too. Check it out from the website!